Jose R. Castro, DVM, DACVS-LA, DABVP-Equine, CVA-Equine
Owner and Equine Surgeon
Dr. Castro was born in Quito, Ecuador. He obtained his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the Central University of Ecuador before moving to the United States in 2001. He completed a Large Animal Internship at the University of Tennessee and went on to complete an Equine Surgery Residency through UT and Woodford Equine Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky. He is Board Certified in Equine Practice by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners and in Large Animal Surgery (Equine Emphasis) by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. He became a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist and a Tui-Na (Equine Massage) Practitioner by the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Florida. Recently he became a Certified Lameness Locator Practitioner, one of few in the United States; and is currently studying Chinese Herbal Medicine.
He is an avid traveler and has presented at conferences in the United States, Ecuador, Panama, Spain and China.
His professional interests include Surgery (soft tissue and orthopedic), Sports Medicine, Regenerative Medicine and Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine. When he has time away from work, he enjoys endurance riding and dressage.
Before purchasing DCLAH in September of 2018, he was a Clinical Assistant Professor of Equine Surgery at the University of Tennessee Veterinary Medical Center.
Jim Meeker, DVM
Dr. Meeker received both his Bachelor’s of Veterinary Science and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees (both Cum Laude!) at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas in 1986 and 1988 respectively. After graduating from Texas A&M’s College Of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. James E. Meeker returned to North Carolina and purchased DCLAH, which at the time was called Mocksville Animal Clinic, from Dr. Clyde Young. 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.
In 1993, Dr. Meeker built the first Davie County Large Animal Hospital and then after the practice continued to grow, Dr. Meeker decided to expand the practice and built the facility we work out of today. He has since been at DCLAH for 30 years and only recently just sold the practice to Dr. Jose R. Castro. Dr. Meeker still works at DCLAH full-time, but since the sale he has been able to do a lot more ambulatory work which he really enjoys. Dr. Meeker prides himself in his love for Equine Sports Medicine, Lameness Evaluation and Equine Podiatry and is well known for his knowledge and skills across the Southeast. In Dr. Meeker’s free time he enjoys fishing and trail riding as well as competitive shooting and marksmanship. Dr. Meeker’s reputation proceeds him and his knowledge in the field comes through in every case he sees.
Adam W. Sisk, DVM
Dr. Sisk grew up in Middle Tennessee and developed an interest in horses at an early age when his family established a Tennessee Walking Horse farm in the mid 80’s. The family farm evolved into a breeding operation that remains functional today with devotion to the Walking Horse for over 30 years.
Dr. Sisk completed his undergraduate bachelor’s degree at the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss). And then his passion for horses drove him to complete his veterinary degree and training at the University of Tennessee in 2009. Since graduation, Dr. Sisk has worked as an equine practitioner in North Carolina. He began his professional career outside of Charlotte, NC where he worked for 7 years. Dr. Sisk joined Davie County Large Animal Hospital in May 2015 and his addition to the practice has allowed for expansion of services provided to a greater area.
Dr. Sisk enjoys the diversity of all facets of being an equine practitioner, with his primary areas of interest including lameness, ophthalmology, dentistry and wound care.
When away from work, Dr. Sisk enjoys being rooting on his alma mater on the football field (Go Vols!), being outdoors hunting and fishing, spending time with his family and working on projects around his small farm.
Kristina Peacock, DVM
Dr. Peacock grew up just outside of Middleburg, Virginia where she began riding horses at a young age. She spent most of her free time competing in gymnastics, but once she bought her first horse in high school, she was hooked. She received a bachelor’s degree in Animal and Poultry Sciences from Virginia Tech. During her time as an undergraduate student, she competed for the Virginia Tech Hunter Equitation Team, completed a sport horse breeding internship at Virginia Tech’s MARE Center and acted as the VT Equestrian Club President. The year before veterinary school, Dr. Peacock worked as an equine nurse at Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center. She always knew she wanted to be a veterinarian, but once she started this job, she was certain she was well on her way to becoming an equine vet and never looked back.
Dr. Peacock couldn’t get enough of Blacksburg, so she headed back south after a year of work to attend the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine. She found plenty of time for riding, enjoying Blacksburg with friends and helping raise her family’s litter of golden retriever puppies in between study sessions. She was also active in many veterinary school clubs, standing as President of a few, including the Virginia Veterinary Medical Association and the American Association of Equine Practitioners.
Dr. Peacock returned home to complete a rotating equine internship at Piedmont Equine Practice in The Plains, Virginia. While she loves all facets of equine medicine, her passion for equine sports medicine, regenerative therapies, and ambulatory work continued to grow while working under this skilled group of veterinarians. In her free time, Dr. Peacock enjoys riding her horse Impulse and hiking with her dog Laney. She also has a passion for travel and loves spending time with her family and friends – there is never a dull moment.