Heather Graham, a true animal lover, knew from early on that she wanted to be a veterinarian. Growing up in Nashville, she graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Cell and Molecular Biology from Tulane in New Orleans, and returned to earn her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Tennessee. Dr.Graham moved on to Washington State University for her small animal rotating internship, then to Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine (Virginia Tech), where she completed a residency and Master’s in Small Animal Internal Medicine. While in her residency, Dr. Graham was honored with the Master’s Student of the Year Award in 2009, and the Bente Flatland Resident Award for exemplary scientific knowledge and compassion towards patients and pet owners. She was Board Certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, and then spent three years at Carolina Veterinary Specialists in Greensboro, NC, before joining the CVRC team of physicians.
Dr. Graham maintains enthusiasm for all areas of internal medicine, but has keen interests in nephrology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, hepatology, infectious disease, and immunology. She has extensive experience in endoscopy (upper and lower GI, colonoscopy, cystourethroscopy, bronchoscopy, rhinoscopy), laser lithotripsy, abdominal ultrasound, echocardiography and laparoscopic procedures.
Dr. Graham is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), South Carolina Association of Veterinarians (SCAV) and the Trident Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA).
Most of all, Dr. Graham feels truly privileged to spend her days in efforts to help and heal those who can’t speak for themselves, offering them and their adoring owners the best veterinary care available. She considers this profession a labor of love and embraces every patient with an open heart and a commitment to heal.
When Dr. Graham is not at work, she and her husband fill their days caring for their two beautiful daughters, 3 dogs, and cat
Education / Experience:
|2012-present||Internal Medicine Specialist - Charleston Veterinary Referral Center|
|2009-2012||Internal Medicine Specialist - Carolina Veterinary Specialists, Greensboro, NC|
|2009||Diplomate – American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Small Animal Internal Medicine)|
|2009||Master of Science - Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Blacksburg, VA|
|2006-2009||Residency – Small Animal Internal Medicine, Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Blacksburg, VA|
|2005-2006||Internship - Rotating Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, Washington State University, Pullman, WA|
|2005||Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine, Knoxville, TN|
|2000||Bachelor of Science - Cell and Molecular Biology, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA|
Publications (maiden name: Francis)
Graham AH, Leib MS. Effects of Prednisone or Prednisone with Ultralow-dose Aspirin on Gastroduodenal Mucosa of Healthy Dogs. J Vet Int Med 2009; 23:482-487.
Francis AH, Martin LG, Haldorson GJ, et al. Adverse reactions suggestive of type III hypersensitivity in 6 healthy dogs given human albumin. J Am Vet Med Assoc 2007, 230(6):873-9.
Francis H, Bartges J, Tobias K. Enterostomy feeding tubes. Veterinary Medicine, July 2004, 627-631.
LeRoith T, Binder E, Francis AH, and Duncan RB. Respiratory Epithelial Adenomatoid Hamartoma in a Dog. Journal of Veterinary Diagn Invest, November 2009; vol. 21, 6, pp.918-920.