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Jim Maxwell DVM


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Born and raised in Williamsburg, VA, Dr. Jim Maxwell first became interested in equine medicine after a visit to Colonial Downs Racetrack in New Kent, VA. He pursued a degree in biology from Virginia Tech.  After graduation, he spent time working at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital as a barn technician and participating in the Keeneland Sales with Three Chimneys Farm.


Dr. Maxwell received his doctorate of veterinary medicine degree from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine and completed an internship at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital before settling here in North Carolina. He purchased Summit Equine Hospital in 2016 and is the sole practice owner. He enjoys general practice with an emphasis
on sports medicine and lameness.


Outside of veterinary medicine, Dr. Jim Maxwell enjoys spending time with his family and taking part in a multitude of outdoor activities. He and his wife Liz got married in the spring of 2016 and welcomed a bundle of joy named Elliott James Maxwell in the fall of 2017. Little EJ joined an already existing furry family of 4 dogs, 4 cats, 5 goats, 7 chickens, 1 fish, and 1 turtle. Elliott was soon followed by his two younger siblings, Madelyn in 2019 and William in 2020. Dr. Maxwell cherishes time spent in this dynamic and exciting household.

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