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Dr. Dianne Saladino on a blue couch with her cat

Dr. Saladino grew up in the suburbs of Long Island with a passion to work with animals of every shape and size.

She and her four siblings were raised with many dogs. Her desire was to become a veterinarian. While earning her Associate’s degree in veterinary science at SUNY Farmingdale, she trained canines for the disabled.

Since then, life has taken her on many different paths. She moved to Arkansas to work in the poultry industry. Her time there included operating Chicken Bristle Farm where she trained and boarded horses, and raised cattle, goats and chickens. It was also a haven for many rescue llamas, dogs and cats. During this time, she completed her Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Arkansas (Go Razorbacks!).

Her continued desire to become a veterinarian brought her to Raleigh. At North Carolina State University she earned her veterinary degree (Go Wolfpack!). Happily, Raleigh has become her forever home. Since graduation, she has been practicing as a small animal clinician. Her special interests are in behavior, pain management, senior and palliative care, and allergy management.

Dr. Saladino understands the deep connection people have with their beloved pets. The human- animal bond is precious. She emphasizes this bond and practices ‘wholistic’ medicine. She defines this as incorporating the pet’s behavior, environment, training, pain level, stage of life and medical status whenever she devises a treatment plan.

Outside of the hospital, she adores spending time with her senior dog, Blueberry and her many cats! She loves to run on trails, ride horses and dance. She is active in her church, works with seniors and supports our veterans. The way to her heart is eating out and cooking with friends!

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