Dr. Lisa Padfield graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Animal Science from North Carolina State University. She was then accepted at North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 1995. Upon graduation, she became an associate veterinarian for four years and then provided relief services for three more years. In October of 2001, she opened Academy East Veterinary Hospital. Dr. Padfield is married with two beautiful girls, Carolyn and Brooke. In addition, three cats, two dogs and three Guinea Pigs are also part of the family.