Dr. Brett Wood

I am originally from Rochester, New York. I graduated from St. Lawrence University in 1990, and then earned a Master’s degree from Duke University in Resource Ecology. After 4 years in the US Army stationed at Fort Bragg, NC, I attended North Carolina State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine graduating in 2000. I completed both a one-year internship and three-year residency in small animal surgery at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004, after which I became a board certified veterinary surgeon after passing the rigorous examination standards of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. I have worked as a staff surgeon at practices in New Hampshire’s seacoast area, the Hudson Valley of New York and most recently in Albuquerque, NM. My wife Kymberly, and daughter, Taylor, are very happy to be back in North Carolina surrounded by friends and family.

As a veterinarian, the quality of life of our patients should be the number one priority. I’m committed to restoring and maintaining function for my patients by working with family veterinarians and owners for the best possible results. My definition of preserving their quality of life is making sure that they are as healthy and functional as possible, given the resources that we have available to us. One important tool for exceptional patient care is considering both the client’s goals and taking the whole patient into consideration, not just the immediate problem. As we all know, there are many treatments that are available for our patients, but I believe an equally important consideration we always have to consider what we “SHOULD” do for our patients and their owners. I provide all aspects of veterinary surgery but I’m particularly interested in the latest surgical techniques and how they can improve patient care. I enjoy staying current in my specialty and always offer our referring veterinarians and patients the most up-to-date, effective treatment available. Communication is another crucial element that allows the client, family veterinarian, surgical and hospital staff involved in the care of the patient to work in harmony. It allows everyone to stay on the same page and ensure the patient’s best care from the initial consult to their full recovery.