Oakes Animal Hospital

Dr. Rocky Oakes, DVM; Dr. Jessica Oakes, DVM
151 Vinegar Hill Rd. 

Winston-Salem, NC 27104
(336) 986-9388 |  Fax (336) 986-9835
Email: yourfriends@oakes.vet  


Specializing in high quality care, excellent customer service, and surgical procedures with a special interest in ophthalmology, dentistry, and soft
tissue surgeries. 

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A message from Dr. Rocky Oakes: 

All my life I have always felt a special bond with animals and have loved learning about them. However, my decision to become a veterinarian hinged on the ability to help people by caring for their animals. Each animal I see has a person. When I was an undergraduate student at Mars Hill College, I thought I was headed to medical school to become a physician. During my senior year, I worked in a human medical center. This experience changed my mind. I did not see many connections made with patients. Instead of building relationships, the doctors were burdened with mountains of paperwork. It just wasn’t a good experience for me. After considerable thought, prayer and discussion with friends and family, I went back to my childhood vision of a job working with animals. I took a job at an animal hospital and loved it. It was clear that in this way I could help people by caring for their animals.

A message from Dr. Jessica Oakes: 

When I was young, I remember one of my absolute favorite shows was Marty Stouffer’s Wild America. I remember sitting in front of the television, eyes glued to the screen, taking in every detail. I have always found animals fascinating. I had the privilege of growing up with quite a few; from my first horse Apple Jack, to my beloved little dog Chig, each animal along the way has shaped me into the veterinarian I am today.

While an undergraduate at Wingate University, I was able to work as an assistant at a veterinary clinic. It was there that I fell in love with the profession. What a fun and challenging job. Now, each day I know I will be privileged to care for some amazing pets. I love hearing their stories- how they were found or what crazy thing they have done. I also love the challenge of caring for them. Veterinary medicine is constantly changing. There are always new ideas and techniques that can help us find solutions to those difficult cases. I always try to remember what it has been like for myself as a pet owner, and my hope is that I treat every client how I would want to be treated.

Learn more about Oakes Veterinary Hospital on their website: oakes.vet