Meet Our Vets

We’re dedicated to providing compassionate and professional care to your pet.


Thank you for trusting Westside Animal Hospital and our team with your pet’s care. We strive to always provide the absolute best care.

Dr. Maia Broussard, D.V.M.

Dr. Maia Broussard, D.V.M.


Dr. Maia Broussard is a graduate of the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She is a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist, a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner, certified PennHIP radiologist, and a member of the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management. She has a BA in Anthropology and a BS in Geology from Ohio University, and an MS in Geology from Duke University where she was a James B Duke Fellow.

Dr. Broussard has worked in small animal veterinary hospitals for over 20 years and has had animals in her life for as long as she can remember. After graduation, she practiced in a referral physical rehabilitation hospital for over a year and also has additional experience and training in behavior medicine.

Dr. Broussard is dedicated to making and keeping your pet a happy and healthy family member for as long as possible. Her special interests include preventative/wellness care, pain management, behavioral wellness and problem resolution, weight management, and rehabilitative therapy. She is particularly excited by the opportunities offered by new and alternative modalities, such as acupuncture and Class 4 Therapeutic Laser.

When not working, Dr. Broussard enjoys spending time with her dogs, Ruby and Blu Belle. Her outdoor interests include volleyball, rock climbing, hiking, and kayaking. She also loves to cook and read.

Dr. Betsy Williams, D.V.M.

Dr. Betsy Williams, D.V.M.


Dr. Betsy Williams is excited to be returning to Westside Animal Hospital where she started her veterinary career as an assistant over a decade ago.

She grew up in Pennsylvania but has made the Triangle her home since 2001. After an undergraduate degree in English from Haverford College and a Master’s in Geology from Duke University, she was finally able to live out her childhood dream of becoming a veterinarian by attending NC State College of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Williams believes in working as a partner with pet owners to make the best decisions for both them and their pets. She has a special place in her heart for senior and geriatric pets and works hard to provide them with a high quality of life and, when needed, a peaceful passing.

Her household currently includes Sasha the fluffy chow/golden mix, a slightly grumpy tabby cat named Tiger, and Rocket the guinea pig. Outside of work, she loves to hike, camp, and read, and also plays in the Durham Community Concert Band.

Don Hoover, D.V.M.

Don Hoover, D.V.M.

Owner / Veterinarian

Dr. Don Hoover has been the owner and medical director of Westside Animal Hospital since moving to Durham in 1992. He attended North Carolina State University in Raleigh and received his BS in Animal Science in 1985. He was awarded his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1989. Dr. Hoover has a special interest in dentistry and oral surgery. He is Fellow of the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry (AVD). Fellows in the AVD have had additional training in veterinary dentistry and have passed a credentialing process and examination to achieve Fellow status.

In his spare time, he enjoys cycling and fishing, as well as spending time with his wife, seven kids and his two dogs, Daisy (pictured here) and Pickle.