Bahama Road Veterinary Hospital is excited to announce the completion of our veterinary dental procedure room,
just in time for National Veterinary Dental Month. The doctors at Bahama Road Veterinary Hospital recognize the significance
of dental health in our patients. Veterinary dentistry is important to prevent inflammation and infection in the mouth
and body, as well as treating chronic pain associated with dental disease. Our team also emphasizes the importance of safety
under anesthesia with dedicated veterinary technicians, doctors and specialized equipment. Bahama Road Veterinary Hospital is
offering 10% off dental procedures (including oral surgery) if scheduled during the month of February.
Call 919.471.4103 now to schedule your appointment.



Welcome to Bahama Road Veterinary Hospital
Your Veterinarian in northern Durham, NC
Call us at (919) 471-4103


Bahama Road Veterinary Hospital

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Where pets come first....

Bahama Road Veterinary Hospital had its beginnings in an old milk house located on Quail Roost Farms in 1983. Construction of our new hospital began in spring of 2007 and we opened our doors to serve the public in November 2007.

We put a lot of thought and care into designing our building to make our facility a place that always stays true to our motto: “Where Pets Come First.” With our dedicated, friendly staff leading the way, we aim to provide the highest standard of care for our patients. From routine exams to surgical procedures and recovery, the BRVH team is always committed to keeping your pet happy and comfortable for the duration of their visit.

Make an appointment and come take a tour of the facility. Located just north of Durham, North Carolina, we're just a phone call away. We'd love to show you around! 

Bahama Road Veterinary Hospital is a full-service animal hospital and welcomes both emergency treatment cases as well as pet patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care. Our vets have years of experience treating serious conditions and offering regular pet wellness care. Beyond first-rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and calm, so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting our Bahama veterinarians.

We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention, so becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to the ongoing success of your animal’s health. If you have any questions, call (919) 471-4103 or contact us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our veterinarian office is very easy to get to - just check out the map below! We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for northern Durham pet owners.

At Bahama Road Veterinary Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Bahama Road Veterinary Hospital | (919) 471-4103

101 Bahama Road
Bahama, NC 27503

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  • Dr.
    Max Jones

    Dr. Max Jones earned his doctorate from The University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in 2010 after obtaining his undergraduate education at The University of North Carolina - Asheville.

    After graduation, he completed an internship at North Carolina State College of Veterinary Medicine. Before joining our practice, Dr. Jones worked in both emergency and general practice settings in Western North Carolina and East Tennessee.

    The mountains will always have a special place in his heart, but Dr. Jones is a Durham native, and decided to come back to the piedmont after starting a family. He lives with his wife, two young sons, and a faithful Golden Retriever here in North Durham.

    Dr. Jones loves the variety of cases that we see, but has a special interest in emergency medicine, diagnostic imaging, wound management, and neurology. He joined Bahama Road Veterinary Hospital in 2019.

  • 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 is passionate about college basketball and outdoor activities, but most of all spending quality time with his two daughters. 

  • 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 twins.

    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.

  • Dr.
    Makenna Cash

    Dr. Cash joined our team in September 2022. Dr. Cash graduated from NCSUCollege of Veterinary Medicine in 2012. 

    After graduation, she moved to Ohioto complete a rotating internship, where she fell in love with EmergencyMedicine. She followed this with an Internal Medicine internship, honing her skills with ultrasound and endoscopy. After enduring two Ohio winters, Dr.Cash returned to NC to enjoy a warmer climate and be closer to her family.

    Dr. Cash lives in Durham with her husband Will. They have one daughter and a few fur babies as well. The family loves spending time hiking, camping, and climbing together. They also own a small business converting cargo vans into gorgeous tiny homes.

  • Dr. Read Tull

    We are excited to announce that Dr. Read Tull will be joining our team on 1/2/2024! We know he will be a great addition to the BRVH family and can’t wait for you to meet him. Dr. Tull earned his veterinary degree from NC State in 2012, after also completing his undergraduate studies in biological science at NC State.  

    After graduation from veterinary school, Dr. Tull completed a small animal internship and worked as an emergency veterinarian in his hometown of Charlotte. He then returned to the triangle area where he practiced in Raleigh for several years. Dr. Tull’s special interests include surgery and helping develop the human-animal bond between people and their pets.

    Dr. Tull lives in Raleigh with his wife, their cat, and their German Shepherd. When he is not caring for his patients, he loves spending time cycling, cooking, and working in his garage to restore classic and race cars.

  • Dr.
    Skip Hevener
    Retired in 2023

    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. Hevener retired at the end of 2023.

  • Dr.
    Laura Ellsaesser

    We are excited to welcome Dr. Laura Ellsaesser to the BVRH family! She has been working with us for about 1.5 years as a relief veterinarian and enjoyed it so much she decided to join the team. Dr. Ellsaesser is from Charlotte, NC, completed her undergraduate studies at Auburn University (War Eagle!) before coming home to North Carolina for veterinary school.

    After graduation, Dr. Ellsaesser completed a small animal internship at Texas A&M. She then moved to southeast Virginia, where she practiced as an emergency and general practice veterinarian for several years before returning to the triangle area. Dr. Ellsaesser’s special interests include feline medicine, mobility and pain management, and care for geriatric pets.

    Dr. Ellsaesser lives in Durham with her 2 senior cats. When she is not caring for her patients, she loves spending time outside, hiking or near the water, reading and going to live music or theater performances.

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  • "Great vet place hands down! Caring staff, vets and great environment. I have had my pets there for years and they are the best ones around."
    Trudy H.
  • "Extremely impressed with the facility and vet who worked with us. Although we had to put our dog down, they were extremely professional and did all they could for my baby. I just rescued another dog and will be switching all of my furbabies here! Thank you guys!"
    Hunter H.
  • "I have been taking my two dogs there for a little over a year, and have seen 3 different vets between all of our visits and I can't say enough good things about them. The staff is great, the office is clean, and each of the vets are fantastic! I wouldn't trust my dogs' health with anyone else."
    Tara W.


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