Dr. Bryan C. Gooding – Our Veterinarian
Dr. Bryan Gooding, our veterinarian, is a native of North Carolina. He was exposed to veterinary medicine at a young age as he sometimes accompanied his father to work at a veterinary hospital. One day this veterinarian invited Dr. Gooding into the surgery room to observe him perform a C-section on one of his patients. This generous veterinarian then donated one of the puppies to Dr. Gooding. Perhaps, these early experiences along with his interest in science and medicine influenced Dr. Gooding’s decision to become a veterinarian. Dr. Gooding went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in biology at Fayetteville State University, a master’s degree in biology at Hampton University, and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at The Ohio State University. Dr. Gooding later earned a master’s of public health degree in public health leadership and is board certified in public health. He has been in private veterinary practice for almost 22 years and he still strives to provide the best possible care to each and every patient. Dr. Gooding is active in community service and mentoring students. He is married to Mrs. Leola Gooding and they have one daughter who is in college and 3 adopted cats.
Years in Practice: 25
B.S. biology/chemistry Fayetteville State University; M. A. biology Hampton University; Doctor of Veterinary Medicine The Ohio State University; Masters of Public Health(MPH) Public Health Leadership UNC Chapel Hill.
Mentoring youth, electric model car racing, jazz, working out, community service and good food!
Leola Gooding – Receptionist
Leola Gooding, Dr. Gooding’s wife, currently serves as our full-time Receptionist and Customer Service Ambassador. She has a B.S. degree in business administration from Fayetteville State University and experience in customer service and accounting. Leola has worked with our practice since Dr. Gooding purchased the practice in 1997. She has 3 cats(same pets as Dr. Gooding!) and one daughter who is a graduate of the University of Virginia.(Go HOOS!)
Years in Practice: 20
B.S. degree in business administration
A movie buff, comedy, politics, sports.