Dr. Smith received degrees in biology and Spanish at Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina. She then received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) at the University of Florida. Her professional interests include internal medicine and ultrasonic and radiographic imaging. In her spare time, Dr. Smith enjoys time with her husband and pets and likes watching UF sports—GO GATORS!
Dr. Dozier was born in Opp, Alabama, and raised in Leesburg, Florida. He earned a BS in animal science at the University of Florida and his DVM at Auburn University. Dr. Dozier has more than 40 years of experience as a veterinarian. He has a special interest in surgery, including orthopedics. For many years, he has volunteered his services in caring for sick and injured wildlife and pet rescue groups. He enjoys fly fishing, woodworking, skiing, and gardening in his spare time.
Dr. Gillis grew up in Illinois and received his BA in Asian studies from the University of Oklahoma. After a stint in the United States Navy, he received his DVM from Oklahoma State University in 1981, and then received his masters in large animal surgery from Texas A&M. His veterinary interests include wound repair, dermatology, surgery, and nutrition. In his spare time, Dr. Gillis spends time with his adult children and his two pets.
Dr. Bryant received her B.A. in biology from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College in 1990 and her DVM from Auburn University in 1994. Although a Virginia native, she has practiced in the Carolinas since graduating from veterinary school. She enjoys the varied nature of small animal practice and finds all areas interesting and rewarding. In her spare time, Dr. Bryant enjoys hiking, reading, traveling, gardening, and spending time with her husband and their cat.
Dr. Joe O’Hara is an Associate DVM at Rea Road Animal Hospital. He graduated from Xavier University in 2013, and went on to earn his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Virginia Tech in 2017. Dr. O’Hara began working in the veterinary field in 2009, and his areas of professional interest include surgery and emergency medicine. He says he became a veterinarian to not only help pets and animals, but to also help their families.
Originally from northeast Pennsylvania, and Charlottesville, VA, he currently lives in Charlotte, NC with his dog, Mossy Oak. When he is not practicing veterinary medicine, he enjoys competing in triathlons, camping, hiking, volleyball, and playing piano. A fun fact about Dr. O’Hara is that he was a D1 collegiate swimmer.
Located on the corner of Rea Road and Williams Pond Lane. Take Exit 59 on the Governor James G Martin Freeway (I-485).