Meet The Vet: Dr. Nathan Williams


Dr. Nathan Williams spent the first half of his childhood in Browns Summit, North Carolina, while the second half was spent in Eagle
River, Alaska. He has always been drawn to animals and after gaining hands-on experience working at a doggy daycare and volunteering at  multiple animal hospitals, he knew he wanted to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. After he and his family moved back to North Carolina, he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science from North Carolina State University in 2015.

After taking a year to work as a veterinary assistant, he then continued his education and graduated from the North Carolina State College of Veterinary Medicine in 2020, focusing on small animal medicine. Dr. Williams feels blessed to be able to do what he does for a living. Joining the world of veterinary medicine has allowed him to participate in incredible experiences with a wide variety of species, as well as make great memories with the amazing people and animals he has gotten to work with.

In his time off, Dr. Williams enjoys spending time with his family, playing disc golf, watching stand up comedy, or just relaxing with a good movie.

Where did you grow up?
I like to say that I was raised in Browns Summit, North Carolina, but I grew up in Eagle River, Alaska. Two very different places, but it gave me and my family opportunities to do so many unique and fun things. So if you’re ever planning a trip up north, feel free to ask me any questions.

What made you decide to be a veterinarian?
Honestly, there was no real “lightbulb” moment. I always loved hanging out with our cat and dog growing up, and at some point I decided that if I wanted to work with animals, I might as well shoot for the stars and try to become a veterinarian. Once
I got my first opportunity to volunteer at a veterinary clinic, I loved it and never looked back.

What do you do in your free time? Any hobbies?
I like doing a little bit of everything. I’ve gotten to do so many cool and different experiences throughout my life that I just
enjoy trying new things. But I will always love playing disc golf or relaxing with a good movie.

What do you think a veterinarian’s role is in the community?
I believe that veterinarians have a lot to offer. Obviously one of our primary roles is to work with families to improved the
quality of life of their four-legged family members. But I think that educating the pet owners that we work with is just as
important as treating our patients. It’s through this communication we can build relationships and show how much we really care.

Do you own any pets?
Believe it or not, I actually don’t. The good news is that working as a vet, I get to spend time with a lot of amazing animals every day. I’m sure I’ll get one at some point in the future though, when the time is right.

Anything you would like the residents of Weddington to know about you?
I’ve already been blown away with how kind and welcoming the people in this area are. It will be my pleasure to meet and care for you and your pets.