Southern Oaks Animal Hospital
- 5733 Rockfish Road
- Hope Mills, NC 28348
- Phone: (910) 424-3011
- Fax: (910) 426-2098
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- Mon, Tue: 8:00am - 5:30pm
- Wed: 8:00am - 8:00pm
- Thu, Fri: 8:00am - 5:30pm
- Sat, Sun: Closed
Dr. Dean was born and raised in Hope Mills, NC where he still lives with his veterinarian wife, Dr. Julia Hix Dean and their two children, Nicholas and Kentley. He graduated from NCSU School of Veterinary Medicine in 1987 and established his first practice, Southern Oaks Animal Hospital, that same year. He opened a second practice, Cypress Lakes Animal Hospital. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the NCVMA. In 2012 he was appointed by the Governor to the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board.
Dr. Dean’s main interests are orthopedics and surgery in small animal medicine. He also practices equine medicine and reproduction. He works in a mixed practice seeing a variety of animals and equine. He breeds and shows Arabian Horses all over the country with his children and they have had multiple national champions over the years. He enjoys spending time with the mares and foals at his barn; as well as his two boxers, Sasha and Karma.
His true love away from practice is boating and salt water fishing. He prefers to spend his spare time with his family and on the water.
Erin Barney grew up in York, PA, and earned her undergraduate degrees from Cabrini College in Biology and Elementary Education. She then went on to study marine mammals and obtained an M.S. in Biology from UNC-Wilmington, where she did her thesis work on bottlenose dolphins. While in graduate school, she found her way to veterinary medicine under the wing of Dr. Dennis Jackson with Port City Animal Hospital in Wilmington.
Dr. Barney earned her DVM license from the University of Florida (Go Gators!) and practiced in Florida and then the Outer Banks, NC before making her way to this area. Her special veterinary interests include medicine, geriatrics, and soft tissue surgery.
She has a wonderful husband, C.P. White, a Wildlife Officer for Bladen County, and a beautiful daughter Cecelia. She also has four furry dog children and two cats. She enjoys jogging, hiking, and reading in her spare time.