Dr. Julie Dudak was raised in the Raleigh/Durham area where she started working in the veterinary field at the age of 14. She graduated from NC State University with her Bachelor's degree in Zoology. She then moved to Michigan where she received her Master's degree in Biology, with a Physiology concentration. After receiving her Master's degree, she worked as a guest lecturer at Eastern Michigan University while continuing to work as a veterinary assistant. She earned her veterinary degree from Colorado State University. Following graduation, she pursued advanced training by completing a medical and surgical internship at Carolina Veterinary Specialists in Greensboro. Since then, she has been in private practice as a small animal clinician. In December 2013, she was fortunate enough to take over the hospital from the previous owner following his retirement from small animal medicine.
Dr. Dudak has a special interest in geriatrics and preventative medicine, as well as a strong focus on the management of acute and chronic pain. She also enjoys surgery.
In her free time, Dr. Dudak enjoys running, cycling, hiking and spending time outdoors. She shares her home with her rescue furbabies: 2 goofy rescue Great Danes (Oscar and Lou), 3 wonderful cats (Myra Jean, Kylie and Winston).
Dr. Dudak and I worked together for 2 years prior to her purchase of the Veterinary Hospital of Oak Ridge. I am beyond excited to still be a part of this amazing team. I started working with animals many (many) years ago, briefly left the field to pursue other interests, but quickly realized my place was helping animals and their owners. When I am not at work, I enjoy taking road trips and Hiking with my amazing husband Phil and cuddling with my 7 fur babies.
I have worked with companion animals for 7 years, ever since I found a love for all animals at a very young age. I received my associate's degree in aquarium science technology in 2017 to diversify my knowledge of different animals. My dream is to work and research for endangered, vulnerable, and threatened species. I am married and have two loving animals, one cat named Seger and a dog named Hudson. I enjoy spending time camping, kayaking, hiking, and lots more. VHOR is the best place to be, especially with the amazing co-workers and clients I am surrounded by.
I am a senior at North Carolina A&T State University. I’m majoring in animal science and have hopes of going to vet school at NC State for small animal veterinary medicine. I have two doggies who I love dearly, Egypt and Ginger. I don’t get much free time, but when I do, I enjoy dancing, singing (not well), and spending all of my money on food! Coming to VHOR was an amazing decision because everyone who works here is friendly, smart and funny! They are always teaching me new, valuable things that I know will help me grow and become the person that I want to be.
I came to the Veterinary Hospital of Oak Ridge in 2016 with 14 years of experience in the field. I worked as a kennel assistant, veterinary assistant, receptionist, and technician, before finding that my passion was clinic management. I graduated from UNCG in 2006 and am currently studying to sit for my CVPM (certified veterinary practice manager) exam. I can often be found at the local dog park with my husband, Jay and our dog, Bella. In addition to spending time with them, I enjoy traveling, bowling, throwing darts, and spending time on the water.
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I received my bachelor’s degree in English and I minored in ASL. Although it is not what I want to pursue in life, they are both great loves of mine and I wanted to further my education on them. In my spare time, I enjoy writing, reading, and traveling with my wonderful husband to camp, hike, and zip line. Since a young age, I’ve always known my life would be surrounded by animals and when the opportunity came for me to work as a veterinarian assistant, I knew it was my calling. I am a proud fur mommy to 2 rescue pups and an old man cat. I also have a spunky hedgehog and a few fishy friends! Working at VHOR has already taught me so much and it’s exciting to know it’ll continue shaping me into a better person.
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Veterinary Hospital of Oak Ridge
1726 Oak Ridge Road
Oak Ridge, NC 27310
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