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Meet the Doctors

Chowan Animal Hospital is a full-service veterinary medical facility, located in Edenton, NC since 1941. The professional and courteous staff at Chowan Animal Hospital seeks to provide the best possible medical care, surgical care and dental care for their highly-valued patients. We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and health-related educational opportunities for our clients. Chowan Animal Hospital strives to offer excellence in veterinary care to Edenton, NC and surrounding areas. Please take a moment to contact us today, to learn more about our veterinary practice and to find out more information about how Chowan Animal Hospital can serve the needs of you and your cherished pet.

Meet Our Doctors

  • Dr.
    Ruston Howell, DVM
    Veterinarian, Practice owner(s)

    Dr. Ruston Howell has been with Chowan Animal Hospital since September of 2000. He graduated from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1999. He was elected to the Society of Phi Zeta in his junior year honoring veterinary medical students who are ranked in the top 10 percent of their class. After graduating, he completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery in Coral Springs, Florida. He is a member of the North Carolina and American Veterinary Medical Associations.

  • Dr.
    Christian Ford, DVM
    Veterinarian, Practice owner(s)

    Dr. Ford has been with Chowan Animal Hospital since his graduation from NCSU-CVM in 2000. He is a member of the North Carolina and American Veterinary Medical Associations and volunteers with HSUS Veterinary Field Services at spay and neuter clinics on Native American reservation. Dr. Ford also provides veterinary services to the Red Wolf Project at the Alligator Wildlife Preserve.

  • Dr.
    Kelley Duruman, DVM
    Veterinarian

    Kelley Duruman joined Chowan Animal Hospital in October of 2009. She graduated from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 1994. She has practiced in Richmond, VA and Wilmington, NC.