Meet the folks who make it all happen. We see big potential in every moment, & care deeply about what we do every day.
Dr. Ryan Reid
Owner / Director of Facility Services
Dr. Ryan Reid was a member of the 4-H Club while growing up, and his experience helping to care for and raise his Polled Hereford Steer, Big Red, made a permanent impression. The steer arrived at Dr. Reid’s family ranch in the summer of 1991, sick with a severe respiratory disease. After eight months of an intense daily healthcare routine—which included medications and prescription feed, high-powered fans to help lower the steer’s temperature, regular bathing, and more—Big Red recovered and was healthy enough to place second in the race for Grand Champion! Dr. Reid saw firsthand what the power of proper animal healthcare could do, and he hasn’t looked back since.
Dr. Meredith Short
Dr. Meredith Short first became interested in medicine during her senior year of high school. It wasn’t long before she was shadowing physicians in both the veterinary and human healthcare worlds. Dr. Short’s passion never let up—she knew that a career in animal care was the perfect choice! She’s proud to serve as an Associate Veterinarian here at Cross Creek Animal Hospital.
Dr. Short is a native of Raleigh, North Carolina and spent her undergraduate years studying zoology and genetics at North Carolina State University.