Tar River Veterinary Hospital

101 E. Green St.
Franklinton, NC 27525



Tar River Veterinary Hospital - Our Doctors


Dr. Elyse Goldman, DVM:

Dr Elyse Goldman received her BS (1981) and DVM (1985) degrees from North Carolina State University and opened Tar River Veterinary Hospital in 1989. She is very pleased to say that she and several members of the staff have been together since the early days. When she is not busy at the hospital she is spending time with her husband, 4 sons, 3 dogs, 6 cats (that live at the office), the chickens, and especially the newest member of the family their granddaughter.

Dr Goldman also enjoys gardening, playing handbells, scrapbooking, working out (occasionally) and the benefits of her husbands favorite hobby - cooking.



Dr. Erik M. Clary, DVM, MS, MA:

Received his DVM and Master of Science (ruminant nutrition) degrees from Kansas State University in 1991. After finishing an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Georgia, Dr. Clary went on to complete a small animal surgical residency program at North Carolina State University, obtaining advanced training in general, orthopedic, and neurosurgical techniques. More recently, Dr. Clary has pursued formal studies in ethics, receiving Master of Arts degrees in Bioethics (Trinity International University) and Christian Ethics (Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary). Dr. Clary presently serves on the NCVMA Animal Welfare Committee and on the Board of Directors of the Society for Veterinary Medical Ethics.   



Dr. Daniel Patterson, DVM:

Dr. Daniel Patterson graduated from Virginia Tech with a B.S. in Animal Science in 1976 (Go Hokies!).  He then spent ten years working in the field of toxicology research.  He received his Doctor Of Veterinary Medicine degree from North Carolina State University in 1991.  He has been operating HomeVet Mobile Veterinary Care since 1992.  He is married to Roxanne Barksdale, a Clinical Social Worker with a private psychotherapy practice in Hillsborough. Roxanne also received her undergraduate degree from Virginia Tech.  Their only child, Amelia, received her Architecture degree from Virginia Tech in 2010 (are we seeing a pattern here?).  There are currently two four-legged family members; "Toby", a ten year old cat found wandering the streets of Hillsborough as a kitten, and "Brooke", a three year old terrier mix adopted as a puppy from the Orange County animal shelter.



Dr. Gail Mackey, DVM: 

Graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 1993. Dr. Mackey worked in a general mixed animal practice in Wilson, NC after graduation. She later entered a small animal practice in Raleigh.  In 2000 Dr. Mackey passed her specialty boards and became a diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in Canine and Feline practice. Dr. Mackey began her small animal ultrasound practice in 2006.