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Meet Dr. Forward

Dr. Zoe Forward


 Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners

Education: Duke University – B.S. 1995, The Ohio State University – DVM 2000 Diplomate, American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in canine/feline practice 2009

Hometown: Beaufort, NC

Special interests: Board-certified in canine and feline medicine, dentistry, and exotics

Dr. Zoe Forward, a native of North Carolina, grew up on the coast. After graduating with honors from Duke University, she received her DVM from The Ohio State University. Although she loved Ohio State, the snow drove her back to the south. She did an externship in exotic animal medicine at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in Knoxville and the Knoxville Zoo. After a year in private practice in Tennessee, she moved back to North Carolina, where she practiced in Chapel Hill for five years and then Charlotte for the past 12 years.

In the pursuit of cutting edge, progressive general practice medicine, she studied and received an advanced degree from the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) in canine/feline practice in 2009.

Her special interests include canine/feline dentistry, dermatology, and complex endocrine diseases. She also provides care and surgery for small mammals (rabbits, ferrets, rodents, and hedgehogs).

When not being a veterinarian, you can find her cheering on her son at baseball, chasing after her toddler, at her laptop writing fiction, or welcoming home her globetrotting conservation ecologist husband. She’s got an ever-changing menagerie of pets at home to keep the family busy.