Dr. Laura Gaylord


Dr. Laura Gaylord, DVM, graduated from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1996 and has 21 years of general practice experience in North Carolina.  While in school, she was inducted into the Phi Zeta Honor Society (top 5% of class) and achieved awards for proficiency in Small Animal Internal Medicine and Radiology.  Dr. Laura has practiced in North Carolina for the past 21 years, and during that time has managed a Wellness and Rehabilitation practice.  She also completed a graduate certificate program in Veterinary Homeland Security from Purdue University, and currently serves on the reserve list for the North Carolina Veterinary Response Corp (NCVRC).  Dr. Laura served as President of Friends of the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association for several years, an organization focused on charitable giving and scholarship for the NCVMA.

Her passions include nutrition, oncology, internal medicine, and senior/geriatric medicine.  Four years ago, following her strong interest in nutrition and wellness, she decided to pursue a specialty in Small Animal Clinical Nutrition, and enrolled in a residency program at NCSU-CVM.  During her residency, she managed the nutritional needs of critical cases in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) with assisted feeding, and formulated feeding plans for complex medical and surgical cases for patients across the country.  Her nutrition interests include homemade diet formulation, achieving optimal health for our patients with superior nutrition, and obesity management strategies.  Dr. Laura completed her clinical residency in December 2016, and is pursuing nutrition related research projects and case reports as she prepares her credentials for board certification.

Originally from Wisconsin, Dr. Laura has lived in North Carolina since 1985.  She lives in Fuquay Varina with Daniel, her husband of 23 years, and their two daughters, Hannah (9) and Amelia (6).  She has recently sadly lost her black Labrador, Ember, at 16 years, and is honoring her life, while being open and waiting to adopt their next special family member.  Keeping the family together, however, is Spice, their 9 year old calico-tabby & white cat, plucked from a construction site at 6 weeks and named for her spicy antics.  Dr. Laura’s hobbies include home-cooking (of course, all whole foods!), running & recreational tri-athlons, watercolor painting, and college sports (mostly basketball and football).