About Clemmons Veterinary Clinic

Dog check up

Clemmons Veterinary Clinic is a full service veterinary facility offering a wide variety of services to animals in a relaxed and professional setting. Our staff works to provide the best care available to each patient and truly takes an interest in their health.

At Clemmons Veterinary Clinic we provide the community with animal services at an affordable price. We're truly dedicated to our patients and will do everything in our power to ensure they lead a long and happy life. For veterinary services you can trust, contact us today!

Meet the Doctors:

Dr. Pete Gilyard

Dr. Gilyard graduated with a BS in poultry science and a minor in Genetics from North Carolina State University in 1989. He continued his education graduating with his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 1994 from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Gilyard began his career in veterinary medicine at the age of 12. He volunteered after school and soon became a veterinary assistant. Dr. Gilyard purchased Clemmons Veterinary Clinic in 2001, placing much time and effort into the success that it is today. Dr. Gilyard has a 17 year old daughter, a senior at North Davidson High School, and a 15 year old son who is a sophomore at North Davidson High School. Most of our clients are familiar with his daughter as she volunteers at the office. When he is not caring for his patients, Dr. Gilyard enjoys spending quality time with his family. His ultimate passion is caring for his patients and their owners, however, he also enjoys basketball and tennis which he plays as often as possible. Dr. Gilyard is a compassionate and caring doctor who is honest and dedicated to his patients.

Dr. Chad Lakey

Dr. Chad Lakey grew up in eastern NC gaining a vast experience in both large and small animal medicine. Prior to and during his college years he volunteered and worked at mixed animal practices in Kenansville, N.C. and Apex, N.C. in preparation for his application to veterinary school. He graduated from N.C. State (GO PACK!) in 2004 with a degree in Animal Science and originally wanted to be swine veterinarian ("pig vet") and move back home. He soon "wised up" and his interest shifted to mixed animal medicine (horses, cows, dogs, and cats) before attending veterinary school at NC State (again, GO PACK!). He graduated in 2009 and joined Dr. Gilyard at Clemmons Veterinary Clinic.

When Dr. Lakey isn't working, you can probably find him playing golf course or doing farm chores. His wife Kelly is an avid horseback rider and photographer. She is responsible for the beautiful pictures on our website! Together they have two children, Addison and Parker. They live in Davie county with their "herd" of animals: 3 Great Danes and a Golden Retriever, 3 cats, and 4 horses! The 3 danes are all rescues, one of which survived Parvovirus infection.

Dr. Lakey's professional interests include surgery, endocrinology (Cushing's disease, Addison's disesase, Diabetes), and allergy management (chronic skin disease, recurrent ear infections, feet-licking).