Parkway Animal Hospital's
•Dr. Maxine R. Gilvey, DVM
Veterinarian, practice owner.
DR. MAXINE GILVEY attended Northeastern University, obtained an animal science degree from North Carolina State University and graduated from NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine in 1986. She is a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, The American Veterinary Medical Association, The North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association, and Americal Veterinary Dental Society and has extensive experience and training in advanced ultrasounds and laser surgery.
Much of Dr. Gilvey's time outside the animal hospital is dedicated to her duties as a task force leader for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation's Ride for Kids. She also has experience as a breeder of Himalayan cats and currently has a cat and a sheltie, as well as two adult children and two grandsons who's picture is featured on the home page.
•Dr. Katie Smith, DVM
Dr. Katie Smith originally is from Rochester, NY. She moved to NC in 1993 and graduated from NCState College of Veterinary Medicine in 1998. She joins the Parkway Animal Hospital staff subsequent to providing relief veterinary services at a number of area hospitals. Her interests include feline medicine, surgery, and behavior, disaster and rescue medicine, and overpopulation control via feral cat trap/neuter/release and general spay/neuter. Katie and her husband Glen live in Cary with their two daughters and a myriad of cats. When not working, Katie enjoys being with her family, hula hooping, and an occasional geocache.
•Dr. M. Alexandra Mercado
Dr. M. Alexandra Mercado is originally from Guaynabo, Puerto Rico. She came to the United States to pursue a veterinary career and decided to stay. Dr. Mercado is a graduate of the University of Florida where she earned a Bachelor of Science. She then attended Tuskegee School of Veterinary Medicine, graduated in 2002 and has worked in both general practice and Academia since. Her interests include shelter medicine and preventative medicine. Alexandra and her husband, Leonardo, live in Apex with their son and daughter and a Dachshund named Aussie and their cat named Lola. On her time off she enjoys hiking, swimming and baking.
•Dr. Naomi B. Barnea, DVM
DR. NAOMI B. BARNEA originally hails from Denver, Colorado. She later grew up in Baltimore, Maryland where she attended Towson State University and University of Maryland Baltimore County and received both a Bachelors of Arts and a Bachelors of Social Work. She later did her veterinary education at the University of Missouri-at- Columbia and graduated in 1988. She then moved to Sanford, NC to practice small animal medicine. Dr. Barnea became an associate veterinarian, working part-time, at Parkway Animal Hospital in 1996, while also has worked at Labcorp and Novartis.
Dr. Barnea’s interests include animal behavior and preventive medicine.
She is a member of The American Veterinary Medical Association, and The North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association.