Meet the Doctors

  • Dr.
    David Krakowski
    DVM

    Dr.  Krakowski graduated Magna cum Laude and in honors from Muskingum University in 1974 and was accepted into the College of Veterinary Medicine at The Ohio State University that same year.   While attending Muskingum and Ohio State he worked in a mixed animal practice weekends and summers gaining experience with a large variety of domestic and farm animals. 

    Upon graduation from Ohio State in 1978 he was accepted at the largest private practice in North Carolina (Needham Animal Hospital in Wilmington N.C.) to continue training in medicine and surgery under a variety of specialists from one of the only nineteen veterinary schools in the country at the time.  Rotating through the practice on a monthly basis were specialists from Ohio State (Ophthalmology), Auburn (Radiology), Florida (Dermatology), Surgery (Ohio State and The Animal Medical Center of New York City) and Indiana (Neurology).  In addition he was mentored by Dr. Thomas Needham who was the medical and surgical director of the practice as well as the first veterinarian to become proficient in advanced orthopedic and neurological surgical procedures in North Carolina.  At the time of his departure from this position in 1983 he was responsible for the bulk of the referral and in house surgical load including the large number of fractures presented prior to the institution of leash laws, cervical and thoracolumbar disc disease and all forms of soft tissue surgeries.    

    Dr. Krakowski has lived in Cary since 1983 and has two children as well as two dogs (Ollie and YoYo).  Although a long time multiple cat owner, currently he has replaced personal ownership with our Little Angels Kitten Adoption program for the time being.  He is a charter member of the Cary Kildaire Rotary Club and a past president of The North Carolina Small Animal Academy of Veterinary Medicine.   

  • Dr.
    Matthew Bailey
    DVM

    Dr. Bailey was born and raised in central Illinois. He received his B.S. in Biology from the University of Illinois in 2005. During his undergraduate training, he spent his summers in North Carolina and fell in love with the south. He was accepted by North Carolina State College of Veterinary Medicine, and graduated in 2009. While at North Carolina State he was honored with the Novartis Proficiency in Small Animal Medicine Award, the Veterinary Student Surgeon award, and was valedictorian of his class!

    Following graduation, Dr. Bailey pursued advanced training in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Pennsylvania’s veterinary hospital. After a year away from North Carolina he was eager to return and joined the Chatham and West Cary Animal Hospital teams!

    His veterinary interests include complex medical cases, canine and feline dentistry, and surgery. He lives in Cary with his wife and cats Smokey and MooCow. Dr. Bailey’s other interests include mountain biking, running, playing volleyball, and camping.

  • Dr.
    Morgan Craddock
    DVM

    Dr. Craddock (formerly Dr. Curtis) grew up in the foothills of North Carolina and attended North Carolina State University, where she graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in Biological Sciences.  She was given the opportunity to attend Colorado State University for veterinary school, where she graduated in 2013. During her time at Colorado State, she was the teaching assistant for the Exotic Animal Anatomy and Husbandry course. She also is the proud recipient of the Relationship Centered Care Award, presented by the Argus Institute.

    Dr. Craddock is very passionate about the strength of the human-animal bond, and her primary veterinary interest is internal medicine. In her free time, she likes to spend time with her husband, her dog Finley and ball python (Dumbledore). She also enjoys Crossfit, hiking, and cooking.

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Chatham Animal Hospital Hours

Monday:

7:00 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

7:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

7:00 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

7:00 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

7:00 am-1:00 pm

2:00 pm-6:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-12:30 pm

Sunday:

Closed

Monday:

Boarding: Drop-Off and Pick-Up

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

Boarding: Drop-Off and Pick-Up

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

Boarding: Drop-Off and Pick-Up

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

Boarding: Drop-Off and Pick-Up

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

**Boarding: Drop-Off and Pick-Up**

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

Boarding: Drop-Off and Pick-Up

8:00 am-11:00 am

Sunday:

Closed

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Testimonials

  • "Our Chesapeake Bay Retreiver is 7 years old and has suffered from chronic ear infections for years. Recently moved to the area and needed to find a vet that specialized in ear infections and treating dogs with chronic cases due to food allergies. I can't say enough how impressed I am with Dr. K and his staff at Chatham. Our chessie responded to Dr. K's plan of treatment and is a changed And much happier dog. The entire staff is wonderful, and extremely friendly and professional. I highly recommend anyone who is looking for the Best Vet in town to contact Chatham Animal Hospital and request Dr. K."
    Paula D. / Sep. 09, 2015
  • "Thank you so much for the wonderful visit yesterday. Dr. Bailey explained everything so clearly and the entire staff was such a pleasure to deal with. I am so glad we have found Chatham Animal Hospital!"
    Ann H. / Oct. 07, 2015
  • "I LOVE LOVE LOVE this animal hospital. The clinic is super clean and I have never had to wait to be taken into a room. They always see me right away even if it is before my actual appointment time. Dr. Bailey is amazing, kind, and really knows what he is talking about. He is so loving towards my dog Sadie and makes her feel at ease during her examinations. I wish I could give this place even more than 5 stars because they truly deserve it!!!"
    Hayley G. / February 2018
  • "Everyone that works at Chatham Animal Hospital is wonderful! We love taking our dog here because we feel like they genuinely love her and they treat her so well. She is always happy to see the staff and never hesitates to go in the door. Our dog recently had surgery here and we felt so good knowing she was in such wonderful hands. We love Chatham Animal Hospital and highly recommend their practice."
    Kristin D. / May 2018
  • "Dr K removed a mast cell tumor from my beloved Lucy and saved her life! He and his entire team love the pets in their care. I would recommend Chatham Animal Hospital without reservation!"
    Jeanne B. / February 2019
  • "We've always been very pleased with their service. We had to put our lab down last year with them and they were very sweet through the process."
    - S Myers / February 2019
  • "Once again....I want to thank Dr. Matthew Bailey and his staff for taking such good care oh Dholi for her second surgical procedure ( for different things). Always happy and friendly knowledgeable and professional. We switched to Chatham on the suggestion of my sister in law. I cannot say enough what a great change it was for us and our girls. We will continue to be clients. Thanks so much."
    -Deanna D. / 5/23/2019
  • "Wouldn't go to anyone else! All of the staff are amazing but our go to is Dr. Morgan Craddock. She is absolutely awesome and truly cares about the pets! Never over charge, extremely reasonable, responsive, and always work through the best treatment for the pet, not for their pockets. We love Chatham, Dr. Craddock, and the rest of the staff!"
    - Olivia F. / 6/7/2019
  • "I highly recommend Chatham Animal Hospital, great caring team. Dr. Bailey is kind and compassionate - exactly what you want in your vet. I recently moved out of NC and was very sad to leave this group. They were always very welcoming to my girl Lily."
    -Jeannette B. / June 2019
  • "Dr. Bailey went above and beyond to do anything for my cat in his final days."
    Amanda Marie / August 2019
  • "Dr Krakowski has been our family veterinarian for over 30 years. His medical advice in the 80's helped prolong the life of my cat diagnosed with feline leukemia. His medical recommendations are sound and his office is run professionally and with attention to customer service."
    T.M. / August 2019