About Us

Our policy is to treat our clients as we would like to be treated, and to treat their pets as if they were our own. Our clients and their pets are the heart of our practice. At all times, our clients and their pets will be treated with respect, dignity, and compassion. Being of service to our clients and their pets is our purpose and our mission. We pledge that we will give all that we have, with all of our hearts, every day.

We’re a proud AAHA Member!

What does it mean to be an Accredited Member of the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA)? AAHA establishes exacting standards for veterinary practices and fosters professionalism and excellence in all phases of hospital operations. We voluntarily meet these high standards so we can provide you with superior service each and every time you visit.

Meet Our Doctors

Marie V. Taylor, VMD

Marie V. Taylor, VMD

Veterinarian / Owner

Dr. Taylor is a native of Nanticoke, Pennsylvania. She graduated from PennState University and then University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 1988.

After graduation, she moved with her husband Buddy to Bahama, North Carolina, where they still reside with their three children, two dogs, and two cats. After working at Oxford Veterinary Hospital for over four years, she purchased the practice in November of 2009. She looks forward to continuing to serve the clients and pets of Oxford and the surrounding communities.

Education: PennState University; University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine

Years in Practice: 30

Trudi J. Bowden, DVM

Trudi J. Bowden, DVM


Dr. Bowden grew up in the small town of Brevard, NC. She obtained a two-year Associate degree in Medical Laboratory Science from Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College and later obtained a Bachelor’s of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science from Western Carolina University. After working for several years, she attended UNC Wilmington to complete her pre-veterinary coursework. She was inducted into the Phi Zeta Honor Society and graduated from NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine in 1999. She worked for ten years as an associate veterinarian at a small animal clinic in Cary, NC before moving to Oxford in 2008.

She and her husband have a small farm that they share with three daughters, two dogs, and four cats.  She joined the team at OVH in April of 2010. Her special areas of interest include soft tissue surgery, dentistry, and shelter medicine.

Education: Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, Western Carolina University, NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine

Years in Practice: 19

Additional Payment Options

Don’t stress over veterinary bills, you have options.

We proudly accept CareCredit and ScratchPay!


Routine appointments to emergency situations or surgeries, CareCredit gives pet owners the peace of mind needed to care for pets big and small.
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