OUR STAFF

Dr Amy Edwards

Amy Edwards, DVM

Dr. Amy Edwards grew up in Norman, Oklahoma where she attended the University of Oklahoma for her undergraduate degree and Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine.  During that time she participated in research in parasitology and vector-borne diseases.  After receiving her veterinary degree, she moved to North Carolina to attend NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine for her internship and advanced training in Internal Medicine before entering into small animal private practice.

Her areas of professional interest include advanced internal medicine such as endocrinology, ophthalmology, and long term management of chronic illness. She has recently relocated from Cary to Durham. During her free time she enjoys cooking, hiking with her dogs, and exploring the great city of Durham.  Her home is run by her two dogs:  Katie, a nine year old Pitt mix and Frank, a two year old Pitt mix.

Herman Jeffer, DVM

Dr. Jeffer is originally from New Orleans, Louisiana, and received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Louisiana State University in 2001. Since graduating, he has worked across the country in small and large hospitals, shelters, and the U.S. Army where he worked with marine mammals, working dogs, and working horses. After moving to Durham in 2006 and receiving his Master of Business Administration degree from UNC, he knew Durham was the place for him.

In his free time, he enjoys running with his two energetic mixed breed dogs, spending time outside with his family, going to Durham Bulls games, exploring Durham’s great restaurants, and attempting to learn guitar. Dr. Jeffer and his wife, Kelly, have 3 boundless boys who love to play, run, and create. He enjoys working with his community and their pets and is excited to join the Cornwallis Animal Hospital team.

Ashlee

Ashlee, Practice Manager

Ashlee, a Michigan native, began her journey at Cornwallis Road Animal Hospital in November 2017 after transferring from LaCroix Veterinary Hospital. Ashlee is exceptionally passionate about working with the clients and patients of Cornwallis. She is an avid Detroit Red Wings fan and enjoys hiking with her three dogs in her spare time.

Ashleigh

Ashleigh, Assistant Manager

Ashleigh, also a North Carolina State University graduate, joined our team in August 2017. Ashleigh has been in the veterinary field since high school, where she started as a kennel attendant. She has experience with small and exotic animals. When not working, you can find her at home with a zoo of her own! This includes a dog, cat, Senegal parrot, bearded dragon, and a crested gecko!

Tara

Tara, Veterinary Technician

Tara graduated from SUNY Delhi in upstate New York with a Veterinary Technology degree in 1999. For most of her career, she has worked in emergency and specialty medicine practices. Tara began her journey at Cornwallis Road Animal Hospital in October 2017 after developing a passion for general practice. She loves all things bulldog and enjoys hiking with her dogs as often as possible.

Selina

Selina, Veterinary Assistant

Selina joined the Cornwallis Road Animal Hospital team in December 2017. Selina is a currently North Carolina State University student studying pre-veterinary medicine. Originally from New York, but now a North Carolina resident, Selina hopes to obtain a doctorate of veterinary medicine. Perhaps we have another new Cornwallis Road Animal Hospital veterinarian in the making!

Colleen, Veterinary Assistant

Since 1994, Colleen has been a part of the Cornwallis Road Animal Hospital team. Originally from Ohio, she moved to North Carolina in 1988 where she worked at the Orange County Animal Shelter and wildlife rehabilitation. Colleen looks forward to seeing owners and their pets that she has known through the years at Cornwallis as well as meeting and educating new clients!

Heather

Heather, Veterinary Assistant

A North Carolina native, Heather has a true passion for animals. Her smile is contagious and radiates throughout the hospital. In her spare time, you can find Heather crafting or spending time with her dog, Pippa! She has a dream to attend veterinary school. Maybe another Cornwallis Road Animal Hospital veterinarian in our future!?

Veronica

Veronica, Veterinary Assistant

You may recognize Veronica from Creature Comforts Inn! Veronica started with our team as a kennel technician and has grown into a veterinary assistant role here at Cornwallis Road Animal Hospital. Veronica has a love for all things animal but especially has an interest in aliens!

Hannah, Veterinary Assistant

A North Carolina native, Hannah comes to us in dreams of becoming a mixed practice veterinarian. Perhaps we can convince her as well to return as a Cornwallis Road Animal Hospital veterinarian too!? Hannah also has two dogs, Ryder and Lylah. Her favorite activity outside of work is horseback riding!

Cathy

Cathy, Veterinary Receptionist

Cathy grew up in Park Ridge, a small town in northern New Jersey. Being very passionate about animals, she changed careers when she moved to North Carolina. Cathy joined the Cornwallis Road Animal Hospital in May of 2017. Many of our patients look forward to seeing her bright, smiling face at our reception desk because they know treats and belly rubs are to come!