Our Experienced Veterinarians
and Staff

Dr. Tev Barros

Dr. Tev Barros graduated in 2001, from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. After graduation he went to live in Washington State where he had the opportunity to work with bear, elk, cougars, and wolves, along with working in a small animal practice. He moved to North Carolina in 2008 where he has practiced in small animal & emergency medicine. He came to Healthy Petz Veterinary Clinic in May 2012, he brings an added interest in orthopedic and soft tissue surgery.

In his spare time you may find Dr. Barros rock climbing on one of the many ledges in the North Carolina Mountains. He resides in Hickory with their 7 fun loving kitties and an aquarium of fish.

Ele fala Potuguês.  Él es perito en español.


Dr. Denise R. Sacks

Dr. Sacks is a native of North Carolina. After graduating from Olympic High School in Charlotte, she attended North Carolina State University. She graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science. In 1981 she was accepted into the first class of the College of Veterinary Medicine at North Carolina State University. After graduation in 1985, Dr. Sacks joined a mixed animal practice in Wendell, North Carolina. There she practiced on a wide variety of animal species such as dogs, cats, horses, goats, pigs, rabbits and ferrets. Dr. Sacks then managed a new practice Zebulon Animal Hospital for two years just before the birth of her first child Daniel. In 1989 Dr. Sacks moved with husband Stan to the Greensboro area and opened Oak Ridge Animal Hospital in October of 1989. Dr. Sacks has been past president of the Central Carolina Veterinary Medical Association, an active member of the Guilford County Veterinary Medical Association and is currently a member of the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association.

Dr. Sacks enjoys small animal practice with a special interest in dermatology, surgery and internal medicine. Dr. Sacks along with daughter Ashley enjoy their two horses and do both trail riding for fun and western pleasure competition at local horse shows. Dr. Sacks and family also enjoy traveling, camping and gardening. Their family is active in their church and regularly goes on mission trips to other countries.

Oak Ridge Animal Hospital Staff

Our professional and courteous staff is dedicated to providing compassionate care for your pet each and every visit. With over 30 years of combined experience and training, our team is ready to welcome your pet and offer the highest quality medical care. From our friendly receptionists, to our knowledgeable veterinary nurse staff and our doting kennel technicians, we are excited to see each of our patients!