Gene Bailey, DVM, DABVP
Dr. Gene Bailey is a veterinarian at Animal Hospital of Peak Plaza. After growing up in northeastern Maryland, he started his undergraduate education at the University of Maryland and graduated with both his bachelors and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Florida. After a year in mixed animal practice in Vermont, Dr. Bailey moved to Ft. Lauderdale in 1984 to concentrate on practicing small animal medicine and surgery. Shortly thereafter, he opened Rock Creek Animal Hospital in Cooper City, Florida. His hospital developed a reputation for high-quality personal service and care.
Upon moving to the Triangle in 1996, Dr. Bailey joined Timberlyne Animal Clinic in Chapel Hill, where he did much of the surgery and handled many of the complicated internal medicine and oncology cases. In 1998 he began working in emergency and critical care at the Veterinary Specialty Hospital of the Carolinas. However, Dr. Bailey’s desire to foster close long-term relationships and re-enter general practice led him to open of Animal Hospital of Peak Plaza in 2000.
Dr. Bailey is board certified in canine and feline practice through the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP). He is one of 15 veterinarians in North Carolina and one of only 5 in Wake County with this designation. An award of Diplomate status to a veterinarian recognizes that a veterinarian has demonstrated that they can fill a unique and special role in the delivery of “state of the art” veterinary care.
Dr. Bailey lives on his Siler City farm with his wife, Maureen, and enjoys tending to his herd of beef cattle, helping care for their four horses, and working his hay fields. In his free time, he enjoys time in his gardens and mountain biking.
Sara Virgil, DVM
Dr. Sara Virgil is originally from Upstate New York. After graduating from Cornell University, she worked at a small animal hospital in her hometown, which reinforced her decision to attend veterinary school. She moved to Raleigh to attend North Carolina State University, where she received her degree in Veterinary Medicine in 2014. After practicing in the Raleigh-Durham area for several years, she worked in Knoxville, TN, until returning to what she considers her permanent home in the Triangle.
Dr. Virgil enjoys interacting with pets and their families and the daily learning opportunities afforded and necessary as a veterinarian. She strives to take care of every pet the way she would want her own pets treated. Her special interests in veterinary medicine include dermatology, internal medicine, pain management, and geriatric medicine.
She lives in Cary with her husband Jordan, young son Jack, and a menagerie of pets, including two mixed-breed dogs, a cat, and a bearded dragon. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family, playing recreational soccer on several local teams, hiking, and wildlife observation.
Candice Lorandeau, VMD
Dr. Candice Lorandeau is originally from the greater Philadelphia area. While attending Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, she worked at a small animal emergency clinic, which along with years of experience working with and riding horses, guided her to the path of veterinary medicine. After graduating from The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 2013, she worked as an equine veterinarian for a year in Ashland, Virginia, and for a year in the Triangle area, while her husband finished a poultry medicine residency at NCSU.
Since Dr. Lorandeau transitioned to small animal practice, she has enjoyed managing pets of all ages, with a particular interest in cats. She has a passion for educating families about caring for their four-legged family members, with a special interest in internal medicine and metabolic diseases.
Dr. Lorandeau lives in Cary with her husband, two sons, and three cats. On her days off, she can be found reading a book, running, or exploring the Triangles parks and playgrounds with her sons.
Mette Tomkins, DVM
Dr. Mette Tomkins is an associate veterinarian at Animal Hospital of Peak Plaza. She has been in North Carolina since 1983 and was one of the early graduates from North Carolina State University’s then-new School of Veterinary Medicine. Upon graduation in 1989, she joined Timberlyne Animal Clinic in Chapel Hill where she later met Dr. Bailey. She spent the next decade as the senior associate at Timberlyne Animal Clinic and in 2000 became the lead investigator in a clinical trial for new feline pain medication.
Her interest in feline medicine then sent her to Charlottesville Cat Clinic in Virginia. Due to personal life-changing events, Dr. Tomkins returned to Chapel Hill in 2002 and rejoined Timbelyne Animal clinic as the lead veterinarian at their Legion Road Animal Clinic office where she continued her passion of practicing personalized high-quality medicine with a special interest in feline medicine and geriatric care. In 2014, she retired from Legion Road Animal clinic after a 25-year tenure. Shortly thereafter, upon a chance conversation with Dr. Bailey, Dr. Tomkins came out of retirement to continue part-time practice with Animal Hospital of Peak Plaza.
When not practicing veterinary medicine, Dr. Tomkins divides her time between her home in Fearrington Village and the NC coast, where she enjoys gardening, boating, hiking, and kayaking, and spending time with her two cats.
Brittany Moore, DVM
Dr. Brittany Moore is a Florida native who migrated north to be able to enjoy fall and winter weather while also getting sweet tea. She graduated from the University of Florida (GO GATORS!) with 2 bachelor’s degrees (Psychology and Animal Science), her doctorate, and a wonderful husband who she met while living in the undergraduate dormitories.
Dr. Moore most enjoys preventative medicine, dermatology, behavior, and forming long-lasting relationships with clients. She is passionate about fear-free veterinary medicine and is also a bit of a ‘crazy cat Doctor’ who loves her canine friends too! She loves sharing her knowledge about veterinary medicine and is constantly creating new educational handouts to give to her clients.
When not in the hospital, Dr. Moore likes to spend time with her husband David, and 3 cats (Leonard, Bella, and Mac). Her ideal day off consists of some assortment of reading, horseback riding, cooking (followed closely by eating), and napping.
Dana Griffith, DVM
Dr. Dana Griffith hails from Connecticut, but she has lived in the southwestern Triangle area for almost 27 years. She earned her undergraduate degree in Biology with honors from the University of Virginia and graduated from the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program at the top of her class from North Carolina State University in 2002.
Dr. Griffith has practiced small animal medicine and surgery in many capacities, including as a practice owner in Cary, as an associate veterinarian, spay/neuter veterinarian, and relief doctor, filling in at practices who require assistance in cases of staff doctors attending conferences, in need of maternity leave, vacations, and to bridge gaps during times of low staffing all over the Triangle area, as well as some work in the Triad. All these experiences have been very valuable as they have allowed Dr. Griffith to learn new techniques and approaches to patient care.
Dr. Griffith practices with a wholistic approach, considering the needs of the pet as well as their family. It is very important for her to be authentic, honest, and compassionate at all times, giving pet owners as complete a picture of their pet’s health as possible and honoring their choices when they have all the information available. She loves and connects with pets as individuals and empathizes with their own unique personalities.
In her spare time, Dr. Griffith loves to spend time with her daughter, pets (Albie, a yellow Labrador Retriever, and three cats, Emmett, Autumn, and Chloe), and human and animal friends and family. She enjoys reading, gardening, decorating, and learning about the world she inhabits.