Meet the Team


Dr. Julie Dudak<br> DVM / Owner  photo

Dr. Julie Dudak
DVM / Owner

Dr. Dudak was raised in the Raleigh/Durham area, where she started working in the veterinary field at the age of 14. She graduated from NC State University with her Bachelor's degree in Zoology. She then moved to Michigan, where she received her Master's degree in Biology with a Physiology concentration. She earned her veterinary degree from Colorado State University. Following graduation, she pursued advanced training by completing a medical and surgical internship at Carolina Veterinary Specialists in Greensboro. Since then, she has worked as an associate veterinarian in the Triad. In 2013, she started Veterinary Hospital of Oak Ridge. 
She is particularly interested in geriatric and preventative medicine and has a strong focus on managing acute and chronic pain. 
In her free time, Dr. Dudak enjoys running, hiking, and spending time outdoors. She shares her home with her rescue furbabies: a magnificent German Shepherd (Max), a goofy Great Dane (Aida), and four wonderful cats (Kylie, Winston, Jimmy, and Bernie).


Beth<br>Office Manager  photo

Office Manager

I came to the Veterinary Hospital of Oak Ridge in 2016 with 14 years of experience in the field. I worked as a kennel assistant, veterinary assistant, receptionist, and technician, before finding that my passion was clinic management. I graduated from UNCG in 2006 and am currently studying to sit for my CVPM (certified veterinary practice manager) exam. My husband and I love to spend time with our 4 legged child Bella at the dog park, but since our son's arrival in 2020, she has found that her live-in playmate is now just as exciting!

Helen <br> Client Service Representative  photo

Client Service Representative

Bio coming soon!

Christina <br> Veterinary Assistant  photo

Veterinary Assistant

Bio coming soon!

Sherrie <br> Veterinary Assistant  photo

Veterinary Assistant

Bio coming soon!

Hannah <br> Kennel Assistant  photo

Kennel Assistant

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Lau'Ren <br> Veterinary Assistant/ <br>Kennel Assistant  photo

Veterinary Assistant/
Kennel Assistant

I am a student enrolled in UNCG, working towards my bachelor of science degree, with a concentration in pre-vet. I have had a passion for animals since I was a child, and I have a dog and a cat, whom I love dearly, at home. VHOR has allowed me to get hands-on experience and evolve into who I am as a person and animal caregiver. I have learned so much, continue learning every day, and I look forward to continuing to expand my horizons.

Kat <br> Veterinary Assistant  photo

Veterinary Assistant

Bio coming soon!

Alesha <br> Veterinary Assistant  photo

Veterinary Assistant

Bio coming soon!

Brittany <br> Client Service Representative  photo

Client Service Representative

I started at the Veterinary Hospital of Oak Ridge, in 2021. I worked in the veterinary field for about 13 years beginning as a veterinary assistant, going to a veterinary technician, and finding myself at the front desk as a receptionist doing many tasks throughout the entire hospital. I am always smiling and have always had a passion working with animals and people. I have 4 dogs and 1 cat, and am the proud mother of 1 daughter and 2 stepdaughters.

In memory of Big Head Ed, CEO  photo

In memory of Big Head Ed, CEO

Ed was an integral part of our community here at the Veterinary Hospital of Oak Ridge, and we were devastated to lose him. Ed was about five years old when he showed up, and his memory will live on with the clients and employees who got the pleasure of meeting him. We will always miss how he cuddled recovering surgery patients, how gentle he was with little kittens, and how patient he was with humans. Ed could be found resting by his mom, Dr. Dudak, as she worked on charts, but could be found sitting by someone who was having a bad day (or eating) if they needed his presence.

Veterinary Hospital of Oak Ridge

1726 Oak Ridge Road

Oak Ridge, NC 27310

For general information, questions, appointment requests, call us at:

(336) 644-8789 Fax: (336) 644-8747 Email:


Monday 7:30am - 5:30pm

Tuesday 7:30am - 5:30pm

Wednesday 7:30am - 5:30pm

Thursday 7:30am - 5:30pm

Friday 7:30am - 5:30pm

Saturday Closed

Sunday Closed

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