Our Veterinarians

Dr. Chessie Green

Veterinarian, Owner

Dr. Green joined the FVVH team upon earning her DVM from NCSU in 1996. She feels fortunate to have found her home here and is proud to have faithfully served our clients these many years. She has a passion for oral health and dentistry as this is the foundation for good health. She also enjoys internal medicine and surgery, including oncologic surgery and some orthopedics.

Dr. Green believes in serving her community. She has enjoyed active leadership in the NC Veterinary Medical Association and was involved in the development of their Charitable Foundation which provides funds for veterinary scholarships and other animal charities. She served Operation Catnip for many years as the Medical Director, helping curb the population of “Community Cats.” She is currently on the NC-CVM Foundation board and is very active in her church.

Dr. Green enjoys time spent with her family working in the garden, cooking, traveling far and wide, hiking with her dog, Woody, or cuddling with her kitties, Lulu and Linus.

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Dr. Suzy Brink

Veterinarian, Owner

A Raleigh native, Dr. Brink graduated from the NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine in 1994. After spending a year at an emergency hospital, she joined the Falls Village Veterinary Hospital team. She feels so fortunate to have found this family as well as the large family of clients and their “kids”.

Dr. Brink has a great interest in Dermatology and Internal Medicine.

She also feels that dentistry plays an important role in the health of the animal, and client education is necessary for the continued good health of our patients. She is a supporter of multiple animal charities including those that help animals as well as the human companion, such as Hope Reins and Guiding Eyes for the Blind.

Outside of work, Dr. Brink loves spending time with family and has a passion for cooking, travel and SCUBA diving. She also enjoys spending quality time with her dog (Ripley), cat (Harri) and two birds (Chili and Ted Allen).

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Dr. Todd Bridges

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Todd Bridges is the one full-time doctor on our team who did not grow up in North Carolina.

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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