Serving families in Zip Codes 27330, 27332, 27505, 27559, 28326
Your Sanford Veterinary Care Team
Dr. Meghan Ellis
Dr. Meghan is the founder and owner of Family Veterinary Mobile Clinic. She graduated from NC State College of Veterinary Medicine in 2008 with a Concentration in Zoological Medicine. She worked as a small animal and exotics associate at a busy low cost high volume practice in Fayetteville for 4 years, then started her own practice, Family Veterinary Hospital, in Sanford.
Hospital ownership was stressful and Dr. Meghan didn't feel like she was doing anyone any favors trying to be an expert in preventive care, infectious diseases, internal medicine, emergency medicine, endocrinology, cardiology, soft tissue surgery, dentistry, behavior medicine, urology and nephrology, anesthesiology, etc. In fact, the only thing she felt like she was an expert in was burnout.
So Dr. Meghan closed Family Veterinary Hospital and started Family Veterinary Mobile Clinic instead. Being able to focus on preventive care, chronic disease management, and behavior medicine in a relationship-based practice is just what the doctor ordered.
Dr. Meghan lives in downtown Sanford with her husband, Dave, and 4 dogs and a cat. Favorite activities are grilling and chilling, gardening, and anything on, in, around, or under water.
Chelsea Seguine, RVT
I’ve had a passion for animals and knew I wanted to work with them since I was 4 years old. I have worked in veterinary medicine since high school. After working at PetSmart, I’ve been a veterinary assistant/technician for about 18 years. I moved to NC from NJ in 2010 to pursue my career and goal of tech school. I graduated from Gaston College Vet Med program in 2013 and have been a registered vet tech since 2014. I have a dog named Bear and we enjoy hiking & camping. I enjoy volunteering for a church organization and visiting NC State Parks.
Chelsea has been with Family Veterinary Mobile Clinic since the very beginning!
Things to do in Sanford with your Dog
Lee County Dog Park: A public off-leash and completely fenced-in dog park with lots of shade and plenty of room for dogs to run. 1550 Bragg Street Sanford NC 27330. Join the Facebook Community at the Lee County Dog Park
Sunset Park: Small neighborhood park in the McIver-Rosemount Historic District of Downtown Sanford with lots of shade and benches. Leashed dogs welcome. On Sunset Drive near the intersections of Hillcrest and Cross Streets.
Kiwanis Family Park: Leashed dogs are allowed on some of the trails and the Endor Iron Furnace Greenway. There's a brand new splash pad and accessible playground for the kiddos (opening pending stupid global pandemic) 1800 Wicker Street Sanford NC 27330.
Depot Park: Lots of events normally happen here, most of which are dog-friendly. 106 Charlotte Ave 27330
San-Lee Park: Leashed dogs are allowed pretty much anywhere outside (not in the wildlife center or the bike trails). They also have paddleboat rentals, grills, a playground for the kiddos, and picnic areas throughout the park. NOTE: the wildlife center is currently closed due to COVID-19. 572 Pumping Station Road Sanford NC 27330
Deep River Park: Small park with picnic area and playground. Also has river access. Go north on Cumnock Rd and make a left just after you cross Deep River onto State Road 4125 (R Jordan Road) in Bear Creek.
White Pines Nature Preserve: Leashed dogs welcome on multiple trails along the Lee/Chatham County border. Some trails have water access for wading/swimming! 372-578 S Rocky River Rd, Sanford, NC 27330
Big Buffalo Creek Trail: Leashed dogs welcome in a trail that meets up with the Kiwanis trail in downtown Sanford. Parking lot at Carbonton Rd. and Halifax St. Sanford 27330
Wild Dogs Brewing: Not quite open yet (stupid global pandemic) but hoping for July 2020. Brewery with a dog-friendly patio area! 136 N. Steele Street 27330. Follow their progress on Facebook!
Smoke and Barrel: Pub featuring local food and drink with a dog-friendly outdoor seating area. 120 S. Steele Street 27330.
Alpaca Peruvian Chicken: NC small chain serving charcoal grilled rotisserie chicken and Peruvian sides. Dogs allowed on outdoor patio. 813 S. Horner Blvd 27330
Tacos el Primo: Drive-through traditional Mexican taco stand (best in town IMHO- cash only) with a really nice covered patio area for eating that is dog-friendly. 916 S Horner Blvd 27330.
Lowe's Hardware Store: allows well-behaved leashed dogs, good for socializing! 3015 S. Horner Blvd 27332
Most of the neighborhoods in Downtown Sanford have sidewalks and are good for dog-walking as well.
More cool places a short drive from Sanford
Raven Rock State Park- Trails, camping, swimming, leashed dogs welcome except in buildings. Lillington, 2 access points, check website for trails and what's open or not due to COVID-19.
Jordan Lake State Recreation Area- Trails, camping, boating, dogs not allowed on beaches but plenty of lake access from trails. Many access points depending on your plans! Check website for closings due to COVID-19 and periodic flooding.
Carolina Brewery in Pittsboro: Good local brewery and food with outdoor dining area is dog and family friendly. They often have doggie events too! 120 Lowes Drive Pittsboro 27312
Elizabeth's Pizza in Pittsboro: Great food and outdoor dining area is dog-friendly. 160 Hillsboro St Pittsboro 27312
Pittsboro Roadhouse: Pub with outdoor dog-friendly patio, live music. 39 West St Pittsboro 27312
Got a place you love to take your pooch? Join our family and let us know!