Meet the vet!
Dr. Commerford knew from a very early age that she would become a veterinarian. She worked as a veterinary technician at North Carolina State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital during her entire undergraduate career as well as during her first three years of veterinary school. This allowed her to develop numerous clinical skills as well as invaluable experience from being in a referral center. Following graduation from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2010, she worked with a board certified small animal surgeon in an emergency practice. To further develop her equine skill set she obtained a position as an equine medicine and surgery intern at Louisiana State University. Following conclusion of her internship she has worked with dogs, cats and horses in both general daytime practices as well as emergency hospitals.
Frustrated by some of the limitations of western medicine she decided to pursue training in veterinary chiropractic and veterinary acupuncture. She completed chiropractic training with Options for Animals and acupuncture training at the Chi Institute in 2015. She offers both traditional western medicine and integrative veterinary care such as veterinary chiropractic, veterinary acupuncture and herbal medicine to dogs, cats and horses. Dr. Commerford has a thirst for knowledge and has completed several publications and research projects, some of which are listed at the bottom of this page. Dr. Commerford also regularly works for several specialty and emergency hospitals providing emergency care for companion animals which allows her to maintain a high level skill set.
Dr. Commerford understands the unique demands placed upon military families as well as vaccination and microchip requirements for living on Fort Bragg with pets and export requirements when PCS’ing with pets to places such as Hawaii, Japan and Germany. She is able to assist you in making sure you pet has everything they need to meet on post requirements and to make sure your OCONUS PCS with your furry family members is smooth. Since every family is unique Dr. Commerford schedules both mobile clinic events for affordable veterinary care for those families where cost is the top concern as well as convenient mobile home visit vet care for people that prioritize for convenience.
Dr. Commerford believes veterinary care should be customized to each individual patient. Her goal is to provide high quality, high value veterinary care. By maintaining the practice as a small one doctor practice she is able to ensure you and your pets see the same veterinarian each time. This allows her to get to know her patients and their owners so she can provide personalized care and familiarity for excellent continuity of care. This sets her apart from the larger brick and mortar practices where you may not see the same veterinarian each time.