Our Veterinarians

Dr. Chessie Green

Veterinarian, Owner

Having grown up surrounded by horses, cats, dogs, rescued rabbits, and even a rescued duck, Dr. Chessie Green always wanted to become a veterinarian and never wavered from her dream. Her mother’s nurturing side and her father’s practical medical knowledge afforded Dr. Green the perfect combination of skills—now she’s a full-time veterinarian and the co-owner of Falls Village Veterinary Hospital!

Originally from Statesville, North Carolina, Dr. Green attended Randolph-Macon Woman’s College in Lynchburg, Virginia for her undergraduate studies. During this time, she was lucky enough to spend a year studying abroad at the University of Reading and Oxford University in the United Kingdom. She then attended North Carolina State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine to receive her DVM degree, graduating in 1996.

Dr. Green joined Falls Village Veterinary Hospital’s team shortly after veterinary school upon being referred here by a good friend of hers. Medically, she’s particularly passionate about dentistry and loves making a pet feel better after a good dental cleaning. Above all, though, Dr. Green enjoys working closely with clients to find the best solutions for them and their beloved pets.

In addition to her duties here at the hospital, Dr. Green is quite active in the local veterinary community. She sits on the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Foundation for North Carolina State University’s veterinary school. Previously, she was the Medical Director for Operation Catnip—a feline spay-and-neuter program—for 10 years, and also served on the board of the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association for 13 years, including a 1 year term as the President (2011-2012). Dr. Green is also the founding President of the Friends of the NCVMA, which sponsors scholarships for veterinary students in the state.

When she has time between her many obligations as a practice owner, veterinarian, and community volunteer, Dr. Green enjoys gardening, cooking, traveling, and spending time with her own pets. She has three cats named Teeny, Lulu, and Linus, as well as a rescued hound mix, Woody, who is the cover model for Falls Village Veterinary Hospital’s clinic brochure.

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Dr. Suzy Brink

Veterinarian, Owner

Ever since she can remember, Dr. Suzy Brink has wanted to work with animals. She has fond memories of watching her great-grandfather feed barn cats on his Asheboro, North Carolina farm; ever since, she’s wanted to learn more about the animals we share our lives with and how to provide a better life for them. Dr. Brink simply can’t imagine doing anything else!

A native of Raleigh, Dr. Brink began delving into animal medicine via a pre-veterinary program while she was still in high school. She then attended North Carolina State University to receive her degree in Zoology before earning her veterinary degree from North Carolina State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Brink worked as a veterinarian at a local clinic for a year after graduation before joining the Falls Village Veterinary Hospital family in the summer of 1995. Now, she’s the co-owner of the practice along with her business partner!

Dermatology work is one of Dr. Brink’s favorite aspects of her job—after all, allergies are constantly present here in North Carolina. She’s also fond of internal medicine cases and educating clients on medical issues. Most of all, Dr. Brink enjoys getting to work with loving pet owners and their furry companions on a daily basis.

Dr. Brink has three pets of her own at home. Ripley—named after Sigourney Weaver’s character in Alien—is a friendly dog without an aggressive bone in her body; Harri is the queen cat of the household; and Chili is an Indian Ringneck parakeet who chatters to anyone who happens to be in the room with him.

When she has time outside of her work as a full-time veterinarian and practice owner, Dr. Brink enjoys cooking, trying out new recipes on her friends and family, traveling to other countries, and scuba diving. As of 2015, she has 48 dives under her belt and hopes to reach 100 in the next few years! Her favorite diving spot so far is the Little Cayman islands in the Caribbean.

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Dr. Camille Sherrod

Associate Veterinarian

Growing up on a North Carolina tobacco farm, Dr. Sherrod was surrounded by animals large and small. Her grandfather taught her the great honor and privilege of caring for these creatures, and Dr. Sherrod found a real sense of purpose in ensuring their health and safety. Her love of animal care never wavered, and now Dr. Sherrod is thrilled to use her mind, body, and spirit to provide a healing touch as an Associate Veterinarian!

Dr. Sherrod completed her undergraduate degree at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill before spending a few years serving at the Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, Virginia. It was in that city that she took her first job as a veterinary assistant; instantly, Dr. Sherrod knew that she’d found her calling! She returned to North Carolina, completed the remaining pre-requisite coursework needed for veterinary school, then joined North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine’s class of 2000.

Before joining the Falls Village Veterinary Hospital team, Dr. Sherrod practiced emergency veterinary medicine for over a decade. During her work at a local emergency and specialty hospital, she became acquainted with Drs. Lewis, Brink, Green, and Templeton through their case referrals. When Dr. Lewis called to ask if she was ready for a transition in her career, Dr. Sherrod gladly accepted! She joined the Falls Village Veterinary Hospital family in October of 2013, bringing with her special interests in soft-tissue surgery and pain management techniques like traditional Western medications, laser therapy, rehabilitation, and alternative medicine.

When she’s not busy at work or kayaking along the coastal waters, Dr. Sherrod loves spending time with her husband, Jonathan, and their daughter, Zane. They share their home with Norman, an elderly Maine Coon who has saved countless lives as a former blood-donor cat; a mixed-breed dog named Isa who has no concept of personal space; and Midnight Katniss Everdeen Sherrod, a domestic shorthair cat who likes to get in the shower with Dr. Sherrod every morning. They’ve also maintained a steady stream of foster pets through their lives over the course of the past 25 years!

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Dr. Todd Bridges

Associate Veterinarian

We are excited to welcome a new veterinarian to the Fall Village team: Dr. Todd Bridges.

Veterinary medicine is a second career for Dr. Bridges, who decided to leave his work as a finish carpenter and pursue his dream of becoming a veterinarian due to a lifelong love and appreciation of animals.

After relocating from California to North Carolina in 2003, Dr. Bridges completed his pre-veterinary coursework requirements at NC State University, and also worked here at Falls Village Veterinary Hospital as a veterinary assistant. He then went on to earn his veterinary degree from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, completing his clinical year at NC College of Veterinary Medicine. When the opportunity arose for him to join Falls Village as a veterinarian, Dr. Bridges felt like he was returning home!

Veterinary medicine has provided Dr. Bridges with the opportunity to pursue his interest in science and medicine, as well as the opportunity to continue to work with his hands, problem-solve, and communicate with clients- all of which he loves to do.

Outside of work Dr. Bridges enjoys spending time with his wife, young daughter and their lab mix named Dixie. He also enjoys spending time outdoors, especially hiking, camping and fishing.

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Dr. Jay Mackie

Relief Veterinarian

Many of you may recognize Dr. Mackie as one of the long time co-owners of Quail Corners Animal Hospital. He has also worked at Creature Comforts Animal Hospital for over 20 years. We are excited to have him join us here at Falls Village as a relief vet.

Dr. Mackie completed his undergraduate studies at NC State in 1981. He then attended vet school at Auburn University in Alabama. From there, he worked for vet offices in Virginia before coming back to the Raleigh area.

One of his favorite aspects of veterinary medicine has always been surgery, so it seems a natural fit that he spends time volunteering for many low cost spay/neuter clinics in the area, as well as doing relief work for area practices.

Additionally, Dr. Mackie enjoys mission work and spending time with his 4 grandchildren and his four-legged companions – a Golden Retriever and a French Bulldog.

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Dr. Farleigh Krane

Relief Veterinarian

Dr. Krane grew up on Nantucket Island and graduated from the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University in 2010. She has worked in a variety of general practice and emergency veterinary clinics. She currently works as a relief veterinarian in Raleigh area practices.

Dr. Krane’s favorite aspects of veterinary care are feline medicine and dermatology. She has 2 cats and a dog, all geriatrics, so she understands first hand the challenges that owners of older pets may face.

When not at work, Dr. Krane enjoys spending time with her husband and young son, as well as going to the beach.

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