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Gary Puglia, DVM, DACVECC

Medical Director

Dr. Gary Puglia is board certified in Emergency and Critical Care, and has been leading emergency departments for busy referral hospitals since 2011 after completing his residency at Tufts University College of Veterinary Medicine. He is well known for his calm demeanor and steady leadership, and has a special interest in respiratory disease and complex diagnostic challenges. He also has a love of teaching, having run two large internship programs prior to his arrival here at Hickory. Dr. Puglia will be available for emergency and critically ill cases at HVSH, and has also taken on the role of Medical Director.

Outside of work, Dr. Puglia is an avid gardener and plant enthusiast. He and his wife (one of Hickory’s surgeons) enjoy outdoor activities and spending time with their twin toddlers, trying to keep up with their energy.


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