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 bachelors 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.
Lydia K. Cox, DVM
Dr Cox is originally from Charlotte, NC. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science from the University of Kentucky and a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Ross University. Following graduation, Dr. Cox completed an esteemed ambulatory internship at Rood + Riddle Equine Hospital. Dr Cox has worked for DCLAH for 3 years. Dr. Cox areas of professional interest include preventative medicine, podiatry, and sports medicine. In her free time, she enjoys outdoor activities and spending time with her family and friends.