Douglas Margarucci, DVM

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Douglas Margarucci, DVM
Douglas Margarucci, DVM

Residency Trained in Small Animal Internal Medicine

Dr. Douglas Margarucci grew up in a small town outside Buffalo, NY and migrated to North Carolina to go to college in High Point and eventually to vet school at NC State. He has spent significant time volunteering with animals outside the U.S. from South Africa to Guatemala and Belize.

Dr. Margarucci enjoys the relationships he develops working closely with pet families and referring vets. He also likes problem-solving and all the different complexities of internal medicine at CARE. Dr. Margarucci is particularly interested in minimally invasive interventional procedures, endoscopy and cystoscopy, as well as putting in tracheal stents and urinary stents.

When he is not caring for other people’s pets, Dr. Margarucci loves to spend time outdoors from riding his motorcycle, to skydiving, to hiking with his dog. “The more time outside, the better,” he says and adds that he would love to spend more time kayaking and in the mountains.


  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, High Point University, High Point, NC
  • Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry, High Point University, High Point, NC
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
  • Small Animal Medicine and Surgery Rotating Internship, Ocean State Veterinary Specialists, East Greenwich, RI
  • Specialty Internship, Internal Medicine, Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists, Houston, TX
  • Minimally Invasive Scoping Course, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, completed at MedVet, New Orleans, LA


  • Comparison of gastroesophageal reflux rates in dogs with nasoesophageal versus nasogastric feeding tubes, Mississippi State University
  • Environmental sampling of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in Southwestern North Carolina, High Point University
  • Comparison of Rana (Lithobotes) catesbeianus vocalizations between efferent wastewater and natural water sites, Northern Arizona University
  • Excellence in Anesthesia Award, North Carolina State University
  • Award for Proficiency in Wildlife Medicine, North Carolina Zoo’s Valerie H. Schindler Wildlife Rehabilitation Center


Dr. Margarucci has an Australian shepherd named Haley, a cat named Remy and a red-eared slider turtle, Bosco.