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Daniel Chitu, DVM

Native of Romania, Dr. Daniel Chitu is the new owner of Eastridge Animal Hospital and has cared for pets as a general practitioner since 1992.

Interested in medicine at a young age, Dr.Daniel first wanted to pursue a career in human medicine. However, as a freshman in college, he discovered his love for pets and became interested in veterinary medicine. He finds every day to be challenging and rewarding and receives great satisfaction in seeing patients grow healthy and happy.

Dr. Daniel received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Bucharest University School of Veterinary Medicine. In 1999 he passed his Boards Exams, and been awarded with a DVM degree for North America.

He is a member of American Veterinary Medical Association, Canadian Veterinary Medical Association, Veterinary Medical Association of Pennsylvania, and the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association. His professional interests include internal medicine, soft-tissue surgery and orthopedic surgery.

Dr. Daniel and his wife, Dr. Melissa, are the proud parents of two children, and they share their home with their three rescue dogs Toby, Peaches and Pinky. His hobbies include travel, soccer, and tennis.

Melissa Chitu, DVM, CVA

Also a native of Romania, Dr. Melissa receive her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Bucharest University School of Veterinary Medicine, came to North America to pursue the “American dream” and receive her DVM certificate in 2010.

Dr. Melissa has always had an interest in alternative medicine which prompted her to further her studies and get her Certificate of Veterinary Acupuncture (CVA) in 2014 from the Chi Institute – Florida. She finds acupuncture to be a wonderful adjunct to traditional medicine and she has been extremely pleased with its success in her patients.

She loves both the scientific and compassionate aspects of veterinary medicine, and enjoys using the latest scientific and medical techniques to help improve the quality of life for pets and their families.

Dr. Melissa’s professional interests include internal medicine, dentistry and acupuncture.

When she is not busy with her duties at the hospital and kids schools and sport activities, she enjoy yoga, pilates and tennis.

Clinton Lowry, DVM

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  • "Went there for the first time today and could not have been more impressed by the level of care and love the entire staff showed my dog and me!! Dr. Melissa Chitu and her entire staff were fantastic, thorough and gentle. Thank you!!!"
    Anne-Bee M.

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