Our Team

The staff at Broadway Veterinary Hospital in Durham is here to provide exceptional service and care so your pet is not fearful of going to the animal hospital to see the vet.

Dr. Amber Meade


Dr. Meade earned her veterinary degree from North Carolina State University in 2009, and she became certified in acupuncture by attending the Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians course in Colorado. Prior to opening Broadway Veterinary Hospital in downtown Durham, Dr. Meade has worked as a vet in a corporate small animal hospital, a private practice small animal hospital, and an animal emergency hospital. Prior to her pursuit of veterinary medicine, she earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Tampa with a major in biology and a minor in chemistry. Upon graduation, she worked as a veterinary assistant in a 24-hour emergency and referral animal hospital in Florida for over 2 years. She then relocated to the Washington, DC area and worked in a human infectious disease lab utilizing PCR to detect disease. This led her to pursue a graduate degree in Immunology at Duke University in Durham. However, her passion to work with animals remained, and after earning her Master’s in Science degree at Duke, she pursued her doctorate of veterinary medicine.

Dr. Meade is proud to be a small business owner within the Durham community! Since moving to Durham in 2001, she has been impressed with the revitalization that has occurred in downtown Durham. She feels that it is important to support small, locally-owned businesses in order to help maintain and strengthen the local economy. She officially considers herself a Durhamite, and she hopes to live, work, and retire in Durham.

Dr. Meade currently owns two middle-aged cats and one middle-aged dog. Her dog, Bear, has three legs due to an injury that would not heal with multiple surgical procedures. Bear lives a normal life with many people not realizing that he is missing a leg when they first meet him! One of her cats was reunited with her after being missing for 7 years. The presence of a microchip allowed her to be contacted once the cat was found. Her love of veterinary medicine and the desire to open an animal hospital were in part due to her many wonderful pets that she has had the pleasure of knowing in her life.


Office Manager 

Rachael is a dedicated and passionate professional in the veterinary field, bringing a unique blend of philosophical thinking and hands-on experience to her role as Office Manager at Broadway Veterinary Hospital in Durham, North Carolina. Her journey began in central Florida, where she earned a bachelor’s in philosophy from Stetson University.

Eager to gain practical experience before pursuing her master’s degree, Rachael started her career as a vet assistant at a rehabilitation hospital for animals. Here she was recognized for her quick grasp of responsibilities and had a keen eye for opportunities to enhance processes, she rose to the position of Assistant Practice Manager. In this role, she not only learned the intricacies of treating animals holistically but also gained an appreciation for the deep bonds between pet owners and their furry companions.

In the summer of 2023, Rachael, accompanied by her sassy cat Marvin Darkness and her partner Jake, embarked on a journey to Durham. The family expanded with the addition of a new feline member, Clancy Sweet Cheeks. Rachael and Jake quickly embraced their new life in North Carolina.

Returning to the veterinary field, Rachael secured a position as the Office Manager at Broadway Veterinary Hospital. In her role, she brings her passion for optimizing workflows, fostering transparent communication, building strong teams, and upholding the highest standards of professionalism.

Navigating both the joyful and challenging aspects of her profession, Rachael approaches each situation with a determination to make a positive impact. She values honesty and objectivity in her relationships, creating an environment that encourages open and genuine interactions with both her team and clients. Rachael’s journey reflects not only her dedication to the well-being of animals but also her commitment to creating a supportive and thriving work environment in the veterinary field.


Veterinary Assistant

Darrel moved with his family to North Carolina from New Jersey in 2000. Upon obtaining his degree in Applied Science, he embarked on a career in the dental field. In his initial role, Darrel collaborated with a doctor who had a keen interest in studying various forms of dentistry beyond human dental care. It was during this experience that he realized animals face many of the same dental issues as humans, sparking his fascination with animal dental care.

Motivated by this newfound interest, Darrel seized opportunities to expand his skillset in the veterinary field. Through this transition, he discovered a fresh passion for his work and now proudly owns a loving dog named Jersey.

Currently employed at Broadway Veterinary Hospital, Darrel finds himself in the perfect professional setting. Here, he not only pursues his passion for animal dental care but also contributes to an outstanding pet care team