Welcome to Parkwood Animal Hospital

Your Veterinarian in Durham,NC
Call us at 919-544-7711

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If you live in Durham or the surrounding area in NC, then you have picked the perfect site to find a veterinarian. Dr. Michele Stech and Dr. Cindy Rowe are licensed veterinarians, treating all types of companion pets. Your pet's health and well being is very important to us and we will take every step to give your pet the best possible care!

Parkwood Animal Hospital is a full service animal hospital and will take both emergency cases as well as less urgent medical, surgical, and dental issues. Dr. Michele Stech and Dr. Cindy Rowe are experienced in all types of conditions and treatments. Beyond first rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and a very calm environment so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting his or her own Durham veterinarian.

We have a number of resources for you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Browse around and look at our articles and pet videos. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention. If you want to ask a question call 919-544-7711 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our Durham veterinarian office is very easy to get to, and you can find directions on our Contact Us page. You can also subscribe to our newsletter which is created especially for Durham pet owners. In between your veterinary visits, your pet will benefit from you reading these free informative articles.

At Parkwood Animal Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Dr. Michele Stech and Dr. Cindy Rowe
Parkwood Animal Hospital | 919-544-7711

4849 NC Hwy 55
Durham, NC 27713

New patients receive 25% OFF first office visit fee. Current patients we love you too! We are offering 10% off of a dental cleaning (excluding blood work, extractions, and necessary medications)

You MUST sign-up using the on-line appointment request form or call us at 919-544-7711 to take advantage of this exclusive offer.


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Meet Our Doctors

Learn Who We Are

  • Michele Stech, VMD

    I am the proud owner of Parkwood Animal Hospital, having recently taken the reins from the previous owner, who started this practice in 1983. This practice has a long and faithful history of serving the residences of this area, and I am delighted to continue the tradition! 

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  • Cindy Rowe, DVM

    My name is Dr. Cindy Rowe and I am proud to have been a part of Parkwood Animal Hospital for 23 years.  I am a graduate of N.C. State University both with my undergraduate degree in Animal Science and my DVM from their College of Veterinary Medicine.

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Testimonials

Read What Our Clients Say

  • "I must say I am completely satisfied with my experience. The staff and doctors were friendly, kind, compassionate, and most importantly knowledgeable! My pet received the best care possible and I am grateful!!"
    Wallie's Dad
  • "The entire medical team at Parkwood are the absolute best! I simply don't know where we would be with managing Pasha's diabetes without them."
    Pasha's Mom
  • "I've taken our daughters to PAH a number of times and never been disappointed...Please don't change anything...Keep up the great work, and THANK YOU ALL for the quality care given to our "daughters."
    Sassy & Mistletoe's Mom

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