Our Doctors

Dr. John Bianco

Dr. John Bianco moved to North Carolina in 1981 after receiving his Master's Degree in Animal Science and D.V.M. from the University of Illinois.


A North Carolina local since 1981, Dr. John Bianco quickly developed a love for his community and the feeling is mutual.
Experienced with animals large and small, Dr. Bianco has directed his focus towards small animal care since 1996 and maintains his passion for orthopedics.

Dr. Skip Hevener

Dr. Skip Hevener graduated from NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine in 2000 after completing his Master’s Degree in Physiology at NC State University and undergrad at UNC-Chapel Hill.


Dr. Skip Hevener joined the Bahama Road Veterinary Hospital group in 2001. He and his wife Ginny stay busy with their son, daughter, and their dog.
When he can find free time, he loves to fish and spend time outdoors.

Dr. Chris Konvalinka

Dr. Chris Konvalinka received his B.S. in Biology from Guilford College in 1988 and his D.V.M. from NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine in 1992.


Dr. Chris Konvalinka began his career in Emergency Medicine in 1992, but has enjoyed having “normal” hours since joining BRVH in 2004. He, his wife Jennifer, and their twins live on ten acres in Bahama with several dogs, a cat, and chickens.
They love traveling, being active, and enjoying some of the great local restaurants our area has to offer.

Dr. Chris York

Dr. Chris York graduated from NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine in 1996. He completed his undergrad at UNC-Chapel Hill.


Dr. Chris York has been with BRVH since 1996. He enjoys small animal medicine and surgery and is particulary fond of playing a part in the bond between people and their pets.
He and his wife live in Person County with two daughters, one cat and one dog. He loves college basketball, and spending time with his family outdoors.

Dr. Rachel Cocchiaro

Dr. Rachel Cocchiaro is a 2010 graduate of North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She received her bachelor's degree in animal science from North Carolina State University in 2006.


Since graduating from veterinary school, Dr. Cocchiaro and her husband Mike, have lived and worked in Davis, California, Charleston, South Carolina and Austin, Texas. She enjoyed living in different places around the country, but is happy to be back home in North Carolina. Dr. Cocchiaro grew up in Durham and now lives with her family in Hillsborough. She enjoys running, working on her small hobby farm, visiting the numerous Carolina beaches, and spending time with her twin babies.
Dr. Cocchiaro has a special interest in dermatology, dentistry and internal medicine. She joined the Bahama Road Veterinary Hospital team in 2016.

Dr. Heidi Perreault

Dr. Heidi Perreault is a 2007 graduate of North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine.


Dr. Heidi Perreault chose to become a veterinarian so she could work with animals and the people who love them. She enjoys all aspects of her job with particular interests in surgery, dentistry, endocrinology and senior patient care. Dr. Perreault is a local North Carolinian and she received her Bachelor of Science degree from NC State University, as well as her DVM. In addition to her schooling, she completed an internship in Small Animal Emergency Medicine and Surgery at Michigan Veterinary Specialists. She is a Barry Goldwater Scholar.
Dr. Perreault enjoys spending time with her family on their farm, endurance horse riding, hiking, camping and reading a good book. They have seven dogs (all rescues), three Orange Tabby cats, six Arabian horses, 300+ chickens, bees and other farm animals. Dr. Perreault joined our team in 2017.