"Growing up with a border collie, several cats and a flock of ducks, I’ve always been fascinated with God’s creatures and never considered a profession other than veterinary medicine. My family has encouraged this interest since childhood. I remember many evenings spent snuggled on the couch with my grandmother watching James Herriot’s All Creatures Great and Small and a springtime spent hatching out ducklings in our suburban neighborhood! This led me to start working one-on-one with our family’s veterinarian when I was 14 years old. She took me under her wing and I absolutely fell in love with the profession. As the years have passed, I’ve learned what a tremendous blessing it is to be able to serve my community by caring for its animals.”
Dr. Madeline Hammond was raised in Avon Lake, Ohio, and studied Animal Science at Berry College in Rome, Georgia. She met her husband, Dr. Jacob Hammond, working at the college’s Jersey dairy in the mornings before classes. She is a 2016 graduate of North Carolina State’s College of Veterinary Medicine. She and her husband live with their cat (Floyd), German Shepherd dog (Leisel), and Husky/Shepherd mix (Desmond) on a small farm in Kenly, NC. Dr. Madeline enjoys working on both large and small animals. She is a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist that blends progressive, contemporary medicine with gentle, integrative Eastern practices, such as acupuncture and herbal medicine, to offer her patients comprehensive, holistic care tailored to their individual needs. She enjoys spending time hiking, camping, practicing yoga, cooking, reading and traveling.