The staff at Broadway Veterinary Hospital in Durham is here to provide exceptional service and care so your pet is not fearful of going to the animal hospital to see the vet.
Dr. Amber Meade
Dr. Meade earned her veterinary degree from North Carolina State University in 2009, and she became certified in acupuncture by attending the Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians course in Colorado. Prior to opening Broadway Veterinary Hospital in downtown Durham, Dr. Meade has worked as a vet in a corporate small animal hospital, a private practice small animal hospital, and an animal emergency hospital. Prior to her pursuit of veterinary medicine, she earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Tampa with a major in biology and a minor in chemistry. Upon graduation, she worked as a veterinary assistant in a 24-hour emergency and referral animal hospital in Florida for over 2 years. She then relocated to the Washington, DC area and worked in a human infectious disease lab utilizing PCR to detect disease. This led her to pursue a graduate degree in Immunology at Duke University in Durham. However, her passion to work with animals remained, and after earning her Master’s in Science degree at Duke, she pursued her doctorate of veterinary medicine.
Dr. Meade is proud to be a small business owner within the Durham community! Since moving to Durham in 2001, she has been impressed with the revitalization that has occurred in downtown Durham. She feels that it is important to support small, locally-owned businesses in order to help maintain and strengthen the local economy. She officially considers herself a Durhamite, and she hopes to live, work, and retire in Durham.
Dr. Meade currently owns two middle-aged cats and one middle-aged dog. Her dog, Bear, has three legs due to an injury that would not heal with multiple surgical procedures. Bear lives a normal life with many people not realizing that he is missing a leg when they first meet him! One of her cats was reunited with her after being missing for 7 years. The presence of a microchip allowed her to be contacted once the cat was found. Her love of veterinary medicine and the desire to open an animal hospital were in part due to her many wonderful pets that she has had the pleasure of knowing in her life.
Dr. Michelle Pineda
Dr. Michelle Pineda joined the team at Broadway Veterinary Hospital in October of 2021. When asked about her life’s work, she stated, “I have the best job in the world. I get to work with pets and the people who love them all day! As a veterinarian, my goal is for your pet to live a long, healthy life, with a good quality of life, for as long as possible. I’m going to do everything in my power to make that happen. I want to be your partner in keeping your pet happy and healthy. If your pet becomes sick or injured, my goal is to return your pet to optimal health as quickly as possible. We are proactive with preventive care, striving to detect problems while they are small before they cause a pet to feel sick. If your pet is sick or injured, we want to be right on top of the issue, treating the problem with the most effective care available. If there is a problem that can’t be resolved in general practice, we do not hesitate to call in a specialist or refer you to a specialty center. With three small children at home, I know what it’s like to live in a busy household. I’m always looking for ways to make it easier for you to keep your pet healthy and happy.”
Prior to joining the Broadway team, Dr. Pineda worked as a primary care doctor at several small animal hospitals, including a 24-hour emergency care facility. She has a love of cutting-edge medicine and soft tissue surgery. Her major areas of interest include soft-tissue surgery, dentistry, preventive medicine, and endocrinology.
Dr. Pineda and her husband of over 25 years have three young sons. They also share their home with a Papillon, Chicle, a Poodle mix, Kuma, and two kitties rescued from the Durham Animal Shelter, Stallone and Sylvester. Dr. Pineda was born in Greenville, South Carolina, but has lived in Durham since 1993 and she considers it her home. In her off time, Dr. Pineda enjoys cycling with her boys, gardening, and traveling.
Dr. Pineda’s academic credentials include:
- Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine, 2002
- Master of Arts, Physics, Duke University, 1993
- Bachelor of Science, Physics and Mathematics, summa cum laude, Harding University, 1993
- Bachelor of Arts, Spanish, summa cum laude, Harding University, 1993
While in veterinary school, Dr. Pineda was presented with both the Phi Zeta and the Martin Litwack Awards for Academic Achievement. She is a member of the Phi Zeta Veterinary Honor Society, the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Animal Hospital Association, and the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association.
Alicia has been working with animals from a young age. As a teenager, she spent time volunteering in the local animal hospital. While in college, she spent a summer volunteering at the Cincinnati Zoo. There she was given the opportunity to shadow zookeepers in several areas and learn about enriching the animals’ habitats. In the summer of 2006, she started working as a kennel assistant in the same animal hospital where she had once volunteered. During that time, she decided to pursue a career as a veterinary technician and attended an AVMA accredited veterinary technology program at the University of Cincinnati. After graduating, she became a license veterinary technician in Ohio and continued to work on her skills at the same small animal practice. In 2009, life brought her to the Triangle area. She’s worked in several hospitals in the area always with the number one priority of providing caring and quality treatment to the animals. She also spent a short period working in a specialty hospital in the Internal Medicine and Oncology departments before deciding to return to general practice. Alicia is happy to be a part of a local animal hospital that provides genuine caring service to the patients presented to them.
Alicia fell in love with the Triangle area, more specifically Durham, from the time she moved here. She enjoys spending time with her fiancé and two pups, often on the trails of the Eno. She enjoys running when the weather is right. She also enjoys taking advantage of the perfect placement of the Triangle in regards to the mountains and the beach.
Alicia is excited to see what the future holds for Broadway Veterinary Hospital, and she is looking forward to providing high quality care for all pups and kitties that call Bull City home.
Jacy dreamed of being a veterinarian as a kid, and working at BVH gives her the opportunity to fulfill part of that dream. Jacy loves every minute of working at BVH!
Jacy grew up in an animal-loving home with mastiffs and cats (up to 12 cats at one point). Helping to care for all the dogs and cats that come into BVH is familiar and something she enjoys doing every day.
When Jacy isn’t helping around BVH she likes to spend time with her own furry babies, make art, and dance! Originally from Texas, Jacy has lived in Colorado, Louisiana, and now North Carolina, she fell in love with Durham in 2010 and has been here ever since. She is excited for her future here at BVH and cannot wait to meet your fur-babies!