About Dr. Laurel Davis
“Dr. Davis helps you understand what’s happening with your pets; she provides you with as many treatment options as possible and allows you to make the choice that you feel is best. We are grateful for the care she provides and recommend her highly.”
—Jamie and Terry Clark, Swannanoa, NC
“Our experience with Dr. Davis has been very satisfying. She has given us her undivided attention when providing care to all of our pets for the last nine years.”
—Linda and Michael Nash, Hendersonville, NC
Bottle feeding baby squirrels, sitting with recovering surgery patients and playing with her family’s many cats, dogs, goats, chickens, chickens, turkeys and horses was how Laurel spent her childhood. Her father was one of the first small animal veterinarians in the United States to become accredited in Veterinary Acupuncture in 1975.
A graduate of North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine (1989), Dr. Laurel also holds a BS in Biology from Hiram College in Ohio. Her small animal holistic practice, Sunvet Animal Wellness Clinic, is conveniently located in downtown Asheville, NC. Dr. Laurel also offers phone and Skype sessions for animal-lovers everywhere.
Laurel loves running, hiking, camping, flower gardening, ponds, reading, witnessing her daughter’s wisdom and sun, in any form.
Laurel shares her home with three cats (Bee, Orange Man and Brown Man) and Grace Almighty, a Lhasa Apso.
When asked what she loves about her work, Dr. Laurel tells this story:
“‘I want to know if Buddha is ready to leave his body,’ Althea Gonzales blurted out as she walked into my office, followed by her 16-year-old Golden Retriever-mix friend. He slowly toured the room, moving in the short strides of of an arthritic old man with partial cataracts, occasionally stumbling over the water bowl or bouncing off the desk. Happy to be asked his opinion, Buddha offered up that his body was still capable and he was eating well, although he would love to have something to ease the pain in his bones.
“As I talked about what supplements, modalities and medicines we could use to create more mobility, he tottered over and placed his head in my lap, tail swishing. ‘Thank you,’ he said.”