Town & Country Veterinary Hospital

We are a full service hospital equipped to provide for your pet'€™s total care. In 1995,  Dr. Nick Ashford and Dr. John Strasser opened Town and Country Veterinary Hospital to provide pet owners in the Apex area with quality animal care. We now have five veterinarians on staff to serve your pet's needs.

With a combined 50+ years of veterinary experience, we provide quality and compassionate veterinary care for your pet in a warm, friendly and clean environment. We understand that every pet's needs are different and strive to prove that €œWE CARE.
  • M,W,Th F 7:30AM-5:30PM
  • Tues: 7:30AM-8:00PM
  • Sat 9-1 Sun Closed
  • After Hours Please Call
  • 919-462-8989
  • Dr. Amanda Groulx, Veterinarian

    Dr. Amanda Groulx is originally from Kalamazoo, Michigan.  She attended the University of Central Florida in Orlando for 2 years before transferring to North Carolina State University.  At NC State she earned a bachelor's degree in Animal Science and a master's degree in physiology.  She then entered veterinary school, graduating with honors in 2010.

    Dr. Groulx previously worked as one of our technicians and was thrilled to rejoin our staff as a veterinarian shortly after graduation.  She enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine but has a special interest in dentistry, behavior and internal medicine.  She is an active member of the AVMA and the NCVMA.

    Dr. Groulx lives in Cary with her husband, Ryan and their three children, Sonora, Maizy and Owen.  She has a rabbit, Bunny Foo, as well as four dogs: Howard, Stanley, Gus and Tupelo.  Her hobbies include water sports, working out and baking.  She enjoys being busy and works hard to balance her work schedule with her family life, ensuring that her children roll their eyes at her daily.  She loves her job and is dedicated to making sure that our patients receive excellent medical care while providing support and guidance to our clients.

    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 2010
    Education:
    North Carolina State University
    Interests:
    Dentistry, internal medicine, soft tissue surgery
  • Dr. Nick Ashford, Veterinarian/ Practice Owner

    Dr. Ashford was born and raised in Fayetteville, NC. He attended The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he received a B.S. degree in Zoology. He then attended The North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine where he earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1989.

    Dr. Ashford co-founded Town and Country Veterinary Hospital and Animal Care Center in 1994. He is a member of the Phi Zeta Veterinary Honor Society, North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association, Who's Who of American Medical Professionals, Cary-MacGregor Rotary Club and Apex United Methodist Church. He lives in Apex with his wife Laura; two children, Hadley and Clay; his Border Collie, Gracie; and his new kitten, Oatmeal. His areas of medical interest include dentistry/oral surgery, ophthalmology, and internal medicine. His hobbies and leisure interests include water sports, fishing, boating, and working in the yard.
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 1989
    Education:
    University of North Carolina; North Carolina State University
    Interests:
    Dentistry/oral surgery, ophthalmology, and internal medicine
  • Dr. Deana McNamer, Veterinarian

    Dr. McNamer was born and raised in Waukesha, Wisconsin. She received a BA in Biology from Ripon College in Ripon, WI in 1992. She then moved to North Carolina where she attended the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill where she received a PhD in Pharmacology in 1998. Following graduate school, she entered the North Carolina State University, College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated with honors in 2002. During her 4th year in veterinary school she was awarded the Companion Animal Faculty Clinical Proficiency Award. She is currently a member of Phi Zeta Veterinary Honor Society, the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association.

    Her major areas of interest include surgery, preventative medicine, and a growing interest in ultrasound. Dr. McNamer lives near Jordan Lake with her husband Michael, their four whippets, Cali, Tyler, Morgan, and Spirit, their lab mix rescued from Hurricane Katrina, Roy, and their cat, Jake. When not working she enjoys working in the garden, hiking with her husband, knitting, and participating in Lure Coursing and conformation dog shows with her whippets. 
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 2002
    Education:
    Ripon College; University of North Carolina; North Carolina State University
    Interests:
    Surgery, preventative medicine, ultrasound
  • Dr. Matthew Merriman, Veterinarian

    Dr. Merriman was born and raised in Muskogee, Oklahoma. He attended the University of Oklahoma where he received a B.S. degree In Zoology. He then attended Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine where he earned his Doctor of veterinary Medicine in 2002.

    He started out his veterinary career in Austin, Texas where he worked in a small animal hospital. He then moved to Dallas for 3 years where he gained extensive experience in emergency and critical care while working at a 24 hour emergency clinic. Dr. Merriman moved to the Raleigh/Cary area in 2006 with his wife, Dr. Julie Merriman, their 2 dogs Dallas and Benson and their cat Gordon.

    His professional interests include soft tissue surgery and internal medicine. Dr. Merriman is an active member of the AVMA and NCVMA. Dr. Merriman has completed his training through the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society and is now accepting patients for acupuncture therapy.

    In his spare time Dr. Merriman loves to watch OU athletics football in particular, traveling, boating, working in the yard and around the house, playing pick up games of basketball, and spending time with friends and family. 
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 2002
    Education:
    University of Oklahoma; Oklahoma State University
    Interests:
    Internal Medicine, soft tissue surgery
  • Dr. Christine Boyd, Veterinarian

    Dr. Boyd was born and raised in Granite City, Illinois. She attended Southern Illinois University at Carbondale where she received a BS in Zoology. She then attended the University of Illinois Veterinary Medical School where she earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1990.

    In 1997 she co-founded Falconbridge Animal Hospital in Chapel Hill where she worked until she sold the practice in 2006.

    When she’s not working she loves auctions, gardening and sporting events. 
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 1990
    Education:
    Southern Illinois University; University of Illinois
  • Sandi Berrie, Manager


    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 1997
    Education:
    College of Charleston
  • The Entire Staff

    Years in Practice:
    Jun 09, 2016