As a pet owner, you want to develop a trusting relationship with your veterinarian, which is an integral aspect of your dog or cat’s health. Just as we put a great deal of thought into choosing our own physician, we want to have a competent and knowledgeable person whom we trust to care for our pets. Dr. Kristopher Eads, owner and veterinarian at Shallowford Animal Hospital, believes in offering the highest level of individualized care for your pets.
Dr. Eads was born in Winston-Salem, NC, raised in Jonesville, NC on a beef cattle farm, and exposed to animals at an early age. “As a child, I gained an appreciation for farm life and agriculture from my dad. Much of my free time growing up was spent working on the farm. The field of veterinary medicine allowed me to combine my passion for working with animals and practicing medicine,” said Dr. Eads. After graduating in 1999 from UNC-Chapel Hill with a Bachelor’s Degree in biology and a minor in chemistry, Dr. Eads worked for RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company, until he was accepted in 2004 into the Veterinary Program at NC State University. “In 2008, I graduated with my degree in Veterinary Medicine and worked with both small- and mixed-animal practices. After practicing for two years, I began operating a mobile veterinary service, Blue Ridge Mobile Veterinary Services (BRMVS), focusing primarily on large animals, specifically horses and cattle, continuing to work as a relief veterinarian for some small-animal practices. Having the desire to have a stand-alone, non-mobile practice, I was excited at the opportunity to purchase Shallowford Animal Hospital from Dr. Hermann. On September 1, 2016, BRMVS purchased the assets of Shallowford Animal Hospital,” Dr. Eads commented. Owning a veterinary practice comes with responsibilities to both animals and their owners.
“On a daily basis, I practice many areas of medicine, including dentistry, surgery, cardiology, neurology, just to mention a few. I work primarily with dogs, cats, horses and their humans! Veterinary Medicine is a blast, but it is extremely taxing as well. My staff and I routinely are encountered with the high and excitement of a new puppy or kitten in one exam room and the next room over, we are consoling a crying owner that’s saying goodbye to a beloved family member. Every day is different, as is every case, and we strive to exceed our clients’ expectations. We are proud and very thankful for the kind reviews and testimonials that many of our clients have posted online. I still enjoy working with large animals, especially horses and I am available, as time allows, to any equine owners looking for a vet,” stated Dr. Eads. Along with providing care for clients’ pets, Dr. Eads believes in educating pet owners, too.
“At Shallowford Animal Hospital, we practice high-quality companion animal medicine, providing your pet with excellent medical, surgical and dental care. Our staff is dedicated to improving the well-being of pets, but having educated owners goes hand-in-hand with the care we provide. We aim to engage our current and potential clientele through social media, having an active presence on Facebook and we enjoy providing both informative and encouraging articles for everyone to read. I am very thankful to God for giving me the ability to enhance the lives of animals and their humans each day. My wife, Dawn, and my two children give their unconditional support to what I do, and I am thankful for them as well as my staff for their dedication and help. It’s an awesome thing to be able to help what most people see as their family members, their animals!” Dr. Eads said.
Shallowford Animal Hospital is located at 6782 Shallowford Road, Lewisville, NC. For more information on the practice and services, call 336-945-4412 or visit www.shallowfordvet.com. Hours of Operation: Mon., Tues., Thurs. & Fri., 7:30 am– 6 pm; Wed. 7:30 am–2 pm; Saturday, 8 am–noon.