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.
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.
Sheila has loved animals since she was a little girl, and she would always play with an animal rather than other little kids. She always knew that she wanted to help animals, and she started working as a kennel assistant. In order to pursue her dream, she attended Central Carolina Community College for the Veterinary Medical Technology Program and graduated with an Associates in Applied Science in Veterinary Medicine in 2018. During her last year in the program, she did an externship with a large animal clinic. However, she decided to stay in the small animal field. In her free time, she loves to watch movies at home, go out to eat with her husband and daughter, and walk her dog, Canela. Sheila hopes to have many more pets one day! She is excited to be putting her knowledge to use at Broadway Veterinary Hospital and meeting all the new pets and owners.
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!
Mandie has always known her life would involve animals. Growing up in Florida, it was not uncommon for her to bring home “homeless” lizards, snakes and frogs to care for. As a teenager, Mandie began working with animals at Miracle Acres Shih Tzu Rescue and the Humane Society of Broward County, caring for the animals and working behind the scenes. After moving to North Carolina, her experience spurred her to establish and manage a PAWS (Pets And Wildlife Support) Club, encouraging her classmates to volunteer with animals in the community. Through this, she brought volunteers to organizations like North Mecklenburg Animal Rescue, Kitty City, and the Raptor Center. Mandie has been working in the veterinary field since 2010 and still remains involved with shelter organizations like the Durham APS.
When Mandie moved to Durham in 2013, she quickly fell in love with the city. You can often find Mandie exploring all that downtown Durham has to offer or performing with various bands around the triangle – she is seldom seen without her Red Heeler, Barney. At home, she and her partner John also love to make renovations to their 1940’s bungalow, or simply lounge about with their two spoiled dogs.
Veterinary Assistant, Receptionist
Lydia grew up on a small family farm in eastern North Carolina and has enjoyed the company of numerous pets and farm animals throughout her life. In college she earned a bachelors degree in biology. Lydia has lived in the Triangle area since 2016 and is delighted in all the area has to offer.
Lydia enjoys spending time with her husband and their two cats, Sasha and Nina, at their quiet home in lovely Hillsborough. She has too many hobbies but especially loves to bake, garden, practice yoga and run in her spare time.