Dr. Doug Ray was born and raised in Graham, NC, graduating from Graham High School in 1996. He received his B.S. in Biology from the University of NC at Wilmington. After a short break from school, he returned to NC State where he received his degree in Veterinary Medicine in 2009. His desire to work with dairy cattle took him to south central Pennsylvania where he has been working in a mixed animal clinic since graduation. In that position, he spent half of his time caring for companion animals providing medical and surgical services to the small animal patients. The other half of his time was devoted to on-farm care of cattle, horses, sheep and goats, llamas and alpacas, as well as, white tail deer.
Dr. Doug is excited to be back "home" in Alamance County along with his wife Leslie (also an Alamance County native) and daughter Aida. Dr. Doug's professional interests are in client communication, specifically trying to help clients understand their animal's complex disease processes, as well as, soft tissue surgery and pain control.
Outside of work, Dr. Doug spends most of his free time with family but does enjoy hiking when the time allows. He is a long time volunteer and board member with the Conservator's Center Inc, located in Caswell County and is looking to devote more time to the organization now that he is back in NC. In the future, Dr. Doug would like to try his hand at sustainable farming focusing on multi species rotational pasture based husbandry.
Dr. Doug is looking forward to meeting and working with the clients and patients that he has heard so many good things about.