David Eddins, DVM
I discovered my vocation in veterinary medicine after careers in music education and marine science. I have always loved music and took trumpet lessons from early childhood through college where I earned a degree in Music Education. After earning my degree from Marshall University I spent several years as a high school music teacher and assistant band director in rural West Virginia. Our band program was very successful and received statewide recognition. Despite our success, music education gradually became a less important part of the curriculum and I began investigating a career change.
I decided on a career in marine science because of my long held fascination with the ocean. I earned a Marine Science degree from the University of South Carolina and began working as resident biologist at Pritchard’s Island, a pristine barrier island along the South Carolina coast that is accessible only by boat. On the Island I coordinated an ongoing loggerhead sea turtle conservation project and a variety of public outreach programs. It did not take me long to discover that I enjoyed working with the turtles as well as educating the public about the animal's life histories, preservation and habitat. At that point I began to investigate careers in veterinary medicine. Fortunately, a veterinarian brought an Explorer Scouts group (Veterinary Medicine) to the Island. After many conversations with her and several visits to her clinic, I was convinced that I wanted to pursue a career in veterinary medicine.
I earned a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Georgia. I have been practicing veterinary medicine for over a decade now, and have enjoyed growing and gaining valuable experience while meeting many wonderful clients and their pets. As a pet owner myself, I am committed to providing the best quality care and personal attention that your pets deserve. I look forward to meeting you and your pet.
Client Service Representative
Originally from Texas, Cleveland County has been my home for 24 years. My husband and I have 10 cats and 4 dogs. Twenty-one years ago I brought my sick dog "Scooter" to Cottonwood Veterinary Hospital and heard they were looking for a receptionist. One week later I was part of the Cottonwood Staff! I have since worked in the kennel and assisted in the exam rooms. While I love everything I have done, my favorite place is up front with the clients. I have met many wonderful people and made a lot of four legged friends.
Julie Madarasz, RVT
Head Registered Veterinary Technician
After a long career in Advertising Design, I attended Gaston College and received my Associate of Science degree in Veterinary Medical Technology in 2011. Having 3 horses, 2 dogs and 4 cats, I love animals of all sizes and can’t wait to meet you and yours soon!
I have lived in the United States for over 20 years, coming from England. I have always been around animals from hamsters to horses, and I hope that never changes! I have been at Cottonwood since 2014 and have increased my family size by three special needs dogs since then! I look forward to seeing you and your pet there soon!
I have been around animals all my life. I knew I wanted to be a Veterinarian when I was four years old. My experience with animals include goldfish to guinea pigs and cats to cows. I am currently a "pet mom" to two dogs, two cats, and a pot belly pig. I graduated from Burns High School in 2018, and from Cleveland Community College in June 2018 with a certificate in Veterinary Assistance. My plan is to attend Gaston College to receive my Associates of Science Degree in Veterinary Medical Technology.
Hey, My name is Brittany. I was born and raised in Cleveland County. I am a Veterinary Assistant here at Cottonwood Veterinary Hospital. My love for animals started at a very young age. I have had the joy of loving many amazing animals. And I have suffered the loss of many amazing animals, but my drive for this occupation goes strong. I have three beautiful daughters who keep me on my toes. And I have a house of fur kids who love me most on my worst days. My promise to you is that I will care for your pets and love them as if they were my own. I look forward to being a part of your journey with your pets!
I was rescued and brought to Cottonwood Veterinary Hospital in 2012 where I now work full-time as the hospital greeter. I love greeting clients and their fur babies, especially the UPS and FedEx drivers (they bring me treats)! I keep the staff here on their toes, and smiles on their faces. Call our office today for an appointment, and I look forward to greeting you!