Meet Our Doctors
Dr. Laura Russell graduated from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003. She practiced in Eastern NC for 5 years before joining the staff at TVRH in 2008 as an emergency clinician. In 2011 Dr. Russell completed the rigorous requirements to become a diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners. Dr. Russell lives in Durham with her husband and daughter.
Dr. Mike Grafinger graduated from Mississippi State University in 1999. He completed a one year internship at Animal Medical Center in New York City which has an annual case load of 50,000 patients and over 90 veterinarians. He practiced general medicine in NYC for one year before joining a North Carolina emergency and referral practice as an emergency clinician. He completed a surgical residency at NC State Veterinary School and is one of the few board certified surgeons affiliated with an emergency clinic in the Durham area. He lives in Raleigh with his wife and three sons.
Dr. Cindy Eward was born and raised in Ottawa, Canada and graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1996. Following graduation, she completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the college and a 3 year residency in small animal surgery at the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. She then spent 3 years working in academia at both the Ontario Veterinary College and Auburn University before moving on to referral and specialty practice. Dr. Eward's research interests include oncologic surgery and she in often involved in projects with her husband, Will Eward, an orthopedic oncologist and veterinarian at Duke University Medical Center. Her clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, oncologic surgery, stent placement as well as the welcome diversity of soft tissue, orthopedic and neurologic surgery. Dr. Eward lives on a small farm in north Durham with her husband, 3 kids and menagerie of pets.
Dr. Jennifer Myers graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatchewan, Canada, in 2008. She then completed a one year small animal rotating internship at Garden State Veterinary Specialists and a one year cardiology internship at Animal Surgical and Emergency Center. In 2010 she began a combined cardiology residency and masters degree at Colorado State University. She lives in Raleigh and has a small mixed breed dog named Bruce.