About us

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to provide outstanding patient care and
to create a positive and memorable customer
experience.


OUR VISION

To make DCLAH an Equine Surgery, Lameness, Sports
Medicine, & Podiatry Center while also providing
General Healthcare and Emergency Services.


CORE VALUES


HONESTY


We do not lie, cheat, steal, gossip or waste our
time


RESPECT


Towards Patients and Clients and Among
Ourselves


EXCELLENT COMMUNICATION


CLEANLINESS,ORDER & DISCIPLINE


FAIR PRICE


TEAM WORK!!


OUR HISTORY

1941

Davie County Large Animal Hospital was originally called Mocksville Animal Clinic. Mocksville Animal Clinic was established by

Dr. Clyde Young in 1941 as a mixed animal practice.

1988

After graduating from Texas A&M’s College Of Veterinary Medicine in 1988, Dr. James E. Meeker returned to North Carolina and purchased Dr. Clyde Young’s practice. After a short time practicing mixed animal medicine, Dr. Meeker turned the practice into an all large animal practice with an emphasis on equine patients.

1993

In 1993 Dr. Meeker built the first Davie County Large Animal Hospital, a 5000 sq. ft. facility dedicated to the care and treatment of large animal patients. The first large animal hospital was built near I-40 just off of Farmington Road directly behind what was then an Ace Hardware Store.

2002

Due to surrounding real estate development and the addition of second and third veterinarians, the original facility was sold and the current 7000 sq. ft. facility was built and completed in January of 2002.

2018
Currently DCLAH is owned by Dr. Jose R. Castro, a native of Ecuador and boarded Equine Surgeon and Acupuncturist. DCLAH continues to expand our state-of-the-art facility devoted to the care of horses providing general healthcare and emergency services with an emphasis on Equine Sports Medicine, Surgery, Rehabilitation, Complementary Medicine & Podiatry.

Dr. Jose R Castro


Location


Our mission is to provide outstanding patient care and to create a positive and memorable customer experience.