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Webster, the family dog, inspired Dr. Amanda Armstrong to pursue veterinary medicine. The pup was even the greeter at her mother’s dental office! Born and reared in Syracuse, New York, she spent so many summers in San Diego and St. John (U.S. Virgin Islands) that each became a home away from home for her and her older brother.
Dr. Armstrong earned her undergrad degree in biology with a minor in animal science from Cornell University. Her passion for vet care was further strengthened by extracurricular activities, namely Block and Bridle, and an externship at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo.
In 2017, Dr. Armstrong earned her DVM at Ohio State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. An avid volunteer with 4 Legs 4 Hounds, she fell in love with and adopted her first greyhound. By the end of vet school, she had a small herd of dogs!
Dr. Armstrong’s special interests include dentistry and soft tissue surgery, as well as all things sighthound. She loves both making connections with patients and creating meaningful relationships with pet parents. She’s dedicated to developing the therapeutic triad, which fosters the best possible care.
One of her most memorable cases is Bella Potato, a 16-year-old Pug who came in with many masses, including the most prominent one on her eyelid. So large it restricted her vision, the eyelid mass plus the others were adversely affecting Bella’s quality of life.
After deep discussions, Bella’s pet parent chose surgery with Dr. Armstrong. Bella made a full recovery after Dr. Armstrong was able to resect all the masses, including on the eyelid. Bella Potato is now thriving at 18: happy and healthier than ever.
Dr. Armstrong moved to North Durham in June 2023 with her spouse, cats Boca and Neville, and dogs Kimba, Haiku, Willow, and Mallorca Tostada (aka Toast). She loves hiking, kayaking, house projects, creating joy, and crafting. Her patronus is the adorable red panda: calm, gentle, patient, and balanced.