Pisgah Pet Care Animal Hospital
For Appointments : 828-883-5798
Dr. Julie McCormick opened Pisgah Pet Care Animal Hospital in 2003.
She is a graduate of NC State College of Veterinary Medicine and has lived in Brevard since 1980. She also owns and operates Davidson River Ultrasound Services which provides veterinary ultrasound services to veterinarians throughout Western North Carolina.
She is an active member of:
AVMA-American Veterinary Medical Association
AAFP-American Association of Feline Practitioners
ACVR-American College of Veterinary Radiologists (Ultrasound Society)
More information about Dr. McCormick
Dr. McCormick was raised as an “army brat” and traveled extensively with her family as a child. Dr. McCormick’s childhood included living in South America at the ages of 5-7 where her love of animals began. Her family pets at that time included a dog, a horse, a macaw, a tortoise, a rhea (ostrich family), 3 donkeys, and numerous chameleons and lizards.
After obtaining a BS in Chemical Engineering (University of VA) in 1980 she moved to Brevard to work at Olin Corporation (Ecusta Paper Mill) as a process engineer. That is where she met Mike (a native of Brevard and also a chemical engineer) who later became her husband. After two years at Ecusta, Dr. McCormick furthered her education by obtaining a MS in Biomedical Engineering (Clemson University) and then went to work in the Dept of Surgery at the Medical College of VA doing ultrasound research.
She returned to Brevard in 1986 and started the Hendersonville Vascular Laboratory (an outpatient human vascular ultrasound laboratory) which she managed for ten years. During these ten years she become involved with wildlife rehabilitation and obtained her federal license to work with birds of prey. Along with the numerous hawks and owls she rehabilitated, she and her husband Mike (an avid rock climber) were involved with the Peregrine Falcon Restoration Project at Looking Glass Rock. While working with wildlife she realized that her love of medicine and animals could be fulfilled by pursuing a degree in veterinary medicine. She was able to achieve her dream of becoming a veterinarian when she got accepted at NC State College of Veterinary Medicine in 1994.
Combining her human ultrasound experience with her veterinary degree, Dr. McCormick started Davidson River Ultrasound Services in 1998. She travels throughout Western North Carolina offering veterinary ultrasound services to local veterinarians. In 2003, she opened Pisgah Pet Care Animal Hospital, a full service veterinary hospital. She is typically on the road 2 days a week and offers emergency ultrasounds after hours and on the weekends. When she is on the road, she has a relief veterinarian seeing patients at Pisgah Pet Care Animal Hospital.