Who We Are

Welcome to Cornwallis Road Animal Hospital!

Our veterinarians are warm, friendly, and committed to providing the highest quality of care for their patients. All appointments are 30 minutes, providing the doctor time to thoroughly examine your pet and communicate with you.

Our caring staff pride themselves on providing the highest quality medical care for our patients along with exceptional customer service to our clients. Our receptionists are friendly, knowledgeable, and caring. They truly understand the special bond between you and your pet.

Our veterinary technicians are experienced and skilled. They assist our doctors in providing state-of-the-art surgery and medicine in a clean and safe environment. They care for your pet like it was their own.

Meet Our Doctors

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.

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.

Eric Tam, DVM

Dr. Eric Tam is originally from San Jose, California. He attended Oregon State University for his undergraduate degree and then graduated in 2021 from St. Matthew’s University School of Veterinary Medicine in the Cayman Islands. He completed his 4th year of clinical training at the University of Minnesota. After completing veterinary school, Dr. Tam moved to Durham to begin his career at Cornwallis Road Animal Hospital. His areas of interest include preventative medicine, dentistry, and surgery.

During his free time, Dr. Tam enjoys playing basketball, snowboarding, cooking, and finding out what the great city of Durham has to offer! He does not currently have any pets in Durham but has a 3-legged cat that lives back home and will be joining him soon.


Cornwallis Road Animal Hospital provide quick service to soothe my fears about my much-loved dog’s tumor. They went above and beyond in helping me when my car died in their parking lot. Great folks!!

Mary Thacher

My baby Adjua and I really love this hospital. They take the the time to speak with you about your concerns. Customer Service is outstanding

Felicia Harvelle

10/15 was one of the saddest days of my life. I had to put down my 17 year old dog, Chi Chi. He’s been by my side since day one and it was the hardest decision ever. Dr. Jeffer, Ashley, and Casey were so compassionate and they felt my pain. Their kindness and support was needed during this time. I can’t thank them enough.

Nancy Susak

Cornwallis Road Animal Hospital

206 W Cornwallis Rd
Durham, NC 27707

Phone: (919) 489-9194
Fax: (919) 493-9260
Email: [email protected] 

Hospital Hours

Mon-Fri: 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Closed Sundays