Dr. Gene Bailey opened Animal Hospital of Peak Plaza in 2000. Dr. Bailey grew up in north eastern Maryland. He started his undergraduate education at the University of Maryland and graduated with both his bachelors and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Florida. After a year in general practice in Vermont, Dr. Bailey moved to Ft. Lauderdale in 1984 to concentrate on practicing small animal medicine and surgery. In 1989, he opened Rock Creek Animal Hospital in Cooper City, Florida, a suburb of Ft. Lauderdale. His hospital developed a reputation for high quality personal service and care.
Upon moving to the Triangle, Dr. Bailey joined Timberlyne Animal Clinic in Chapel Hill, where he did much of the surgery and handled many of the complicated internal medicine and oncology cases. He left in the fall of 1998 and became a veterinarian in emergency and critical care at the Veterinary Specialty Hospital of the Carolinas, a 24-hour emergency critical care and specialty hospital in Cary. Dr. Bailey's desire to foster close long-term relationships and re-enter general practice led to the opening of Animal Hospital of Peak Plaza in February of 2000.
Dr. Bailey is Board Certified in Canine and Feline practice through the American Board of Veterinary Practioners (ABVP). He is one of 15 veterinarians in North Carolina and one of only 5 in Wake County with this designation. An award of Diplomate status to a veterinarian recognizes that the individual has demonstrated that they can fill a unique and special role in the delivery of "state of the art" veterinary care.
Dr. Bailey lives in Siler City and enjoys keeping horses, cows and goats. In addition, he enjoys gardening and mountain biking.