Clayton Watkins, DVM, CAC
Dr.Watkins graduated from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in December 1982. He worked for the NCSU #2 Dairy Farm and Cotton Animal Hospital, while taking essential pre-veterinary classes at NCSU prior to acceptance into the College of Veterinary Medicine in the fall of 1984. Upon graduation in May of 1988, Dr. Watkins worked briefly in Spring Garden, North Carolina as director of Spring Garden Animal Hospital (an affiliate of Cobb Animal Hospital in Greensboro, NC). In 1989 he relocated to Charlotte and was employed at South Park Animal Hospital until starting up Idlewild Animal Hospital on Independenc Blvd with a veterinary associate in March of 1992. In 2002 the practice was moved to it's current location and renamed Commonwealth Animal Hospital.
Dr.Watkins is very happily married to Marie Powell Watkins since 2005 and has two stepchildren, Mason, 21 (a senior at Appalacian State), Catey, 19 (soon to be a student at Appalacian State), and a little boy, Charlie, who is eight years old and a MindCraft/Star Wars enthusiast. Dr. Watkins plays in the St. John's Episcopal Church contemporary praise band and plays in a local pop/rock band as guitarist/vocalist. He is an avid swimmer and likes to cook and garden. Professional interests include general surgery and medicine and he has had a veterinary chiropractic certification through the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association since 1998.