Meet The Team!

Dr. Willie Smith

Willie Smith, DVM

Co-Owner & Veterinarian

Dr. Willie Smith graduated with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from North Carolina State University in 1986 and has worked at Willowrun Veterinary Hospital for his entire veterinary career. He values the history of the practice and the fact that it has been in operation since 1946. He has had the chance to work with wonderful associate veterinarians and feels fortunate to have a fantastic business partner in Dr. Eileen Langdon. Dr. Smith and his wife Carol raised his their two sons, Rhett and Kevin, in the wonderful Smithfield, NC area. Dr. Smith treasures his membership at First Baptist Church in Smithfield, and the many close friends he has in the congregation and community. He is a charter member of the Rotary Club of Central Johnston County and thoroughly enjoys staying involved with the different avenues of service that it offers. Over the years, Dr. Smith has been on several international mission trips with his church and the Rotary Club, and is grateful for the chance to travel and serve others. Dr. Smith looks forward to the opportunity to continue to serve the people and pets in the Smithfield community alongside the dedicated and talented doctors and staff at Willowrun Veterinary Hospital.

Dr. Eileen Langdon

Eileen Langdon, DVM

Co-Owner & Veterinarian

Dr. Eileen Langdon received her degree in veterinary medicine from Auburn University in 1986. In 1990, she joined the Willowrun family and health care team as an associate veterinarian, and became a partner in 2007. Dr. Langdon and her husband Mike have three children: John Michael, Hunter and Megan. They run a 3rd generation farm as a family in the McGees Crossroads community. Livestock and crops are raised on the farm where preserving its natural resources are always the first priority. As the 2010 winner of the NC Conservation Farm Family of the Year Award, they take stewardship very seriously. Tending to their purebred and crossbred cattle herd of Red Angus and Simmental is one of their favorite hobbies. Look them up at the NC State Fair where they show their purebred cattle!

Dr. Jacob Hammond

Jacob Hammond, DVM

Veterinarian, Medical Director, & Co-Owner

Dr. Jacob Hammond graduated from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 2015. He spent his early years in an Atlanta suburb, taking care of every kind of animal a half acre lot could hold. He then spent his later years helping his family build My Dad and Me Family Farm. Today the farm centers on its Jersey herd and milk production, but also produces free-range eggs, broilers, hogs and garden produce. With every daily interaction, Dr. Hammond strives to provide a comfortable environment in which relationships with pet and parent alike allow the best medical care possible to take place. His special interests include working and police dogs, emergency medicine, and small animal surgery. Dr. Hammond joined the Willowrun team in 2015 and is married to Dr. Madeline Hammond, who specializes in acupuncture and integrative medicine here at Willowrun. They have a son named Ellis, a German Shepherd named Leisel, and a Husky mixed breed named Desmond. Dr. Hammond spends his time writing, hiking, and beekeeping; as well as doing Crossfit and watching the Atlanta Braves in his spare time.

Dr. Rebecca Hansen

Rebecca Hansen, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Rebecca Hansen earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2012. Prior to veterinary school, Dr. Hansen worked at the Foreign Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory on Plum Island, NY for two years, followed by another two years of research in immunology with the North Carolina State University Department of Microbiology. She enjoys working with all species of animals and is especially interested in equine reproduction and dentistry as well as small animal medicine and surgery. Dr. Hansen grew up on the North Fork of Long Island, NY but has made North Carolina her home since moving south in 2006. She lives in Clayton, NC with her two horses, Laura and Bucky, and three border collie mixed breed dogs. Dr. Hansen enjoys line dancing, riding horses, and hiking with her dogs in her free time.

Dr. Madeline Hammond

Madeline Hammond, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Originally from Avon Lake, Ohio, Dr. Madeline Hammond is a graduate of North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She studied Animal Science at Berry College in Rome, Georgia where she met her husband, Dr. Jacob Hammond, working at the college's Jersey Dairy in the mornings before class. Dr. Madeline is a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist and blends progressive, evidence-based medicine with complementary practices, such as acupuncture and herbal medicine, to offer her patients comprehensive, holistic care tailored to their individual needs. She and her husband live with their one year old son named Ellis, a German Shepherd dog named Leisel, and a Husky/Shepherd mix named Desmond in Kenly, NC. When she's not chasing after her toddler, she enjoys doing CrossFit, gardening, hiking, cooking, and traveling.