Dr. Curtis Ostrom is a native North Carolinian and received his veterinary degree from the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He then completed advanced training through a rotating internship at Red Bank Veterinary Hospital in New Jersey. During his internship, Dr. Ostrom developed an interest in emergency and critical care medicine. He started working as an emergency doctor at VSH in 2008. In 2011, Dr. Ostrom left VSH to join a primary care veterinary hospital, but ultimately he missed the challenge and excitement of emergency and critical care, and returned to VSH in December 2013.
Dr. Ostrom's main interest is emergency medicine because of the large variety of cases that are seen and the opportunity to help very sick patients. He also enjoys working in a setting with multiple specialties because of the opportunities for collaboration that it provides.
I became a veterinarian because I love science and have always enjoyed caring for animals, since a very young age. This career seemed a natural way to pair both these interests together and to make a difference in the lives of people and their animal companions.