Get to Know Our Veterinary Staff!
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Registered Technicians and Veterinary Assistants
Our Doctors and Staff Performing Surgery
Meet the Furry Members of Our Families
Carrie is a 2008 graduate of Surry Community College with an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Business Administration and Accounting. She has a crazy little fur child spaniel mix named Maggie, a calico cat named Rhaenyra, and several outside cats. Her favorite hobby is reading a good book in the sunshine.
Meet Kelly, our animal-loving Vet Assistant. She began her journey in vet medicine back in 2021 and has been at SRAH since October 2023. She received her bachelor’s in biology from Radford University. What makes Kelly truly special is her huge heart and the way she always does the right thing, even when it’s a tough call.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, fishing, or buried in a good book.
Laura, the welcoming face at SRAH since August 2023, brings her enthusiasm and compassion to the receptionist role. Currently attending Surry Community College, Laura has found her calling in veterinary medicine, taking immense pride in making patients feel better and going above and beyond to assist them. Her genuine love for animals shines through, as she often places their well-being before her own.
During her leisure moments, Laura cherishes time spent with her dogs, pet pig, donkeys, and cattle in the pasture. She also finds tranquility in the company of her fiancé, lounging in the hammock and admiring the scenic mountains.
Makayla is the dedicated Practice Manager at State Road Animal Hospital, bringing her passion for veterinary medicine and exceptional organizational skills to the forefront since December 2020. Her commitment to providing top-notch care for patients and their owners is unwavering.
Makayla embarked on her academic journey at Surry Community College, where she earned her Associate in Science degree in the fall of 2018. Her thirst for knowledge and dedication to her field led her to Sweet Briar College, where she achieved her Bachelor’s degree in Biology in the fall of 2020. These educational milestones have equipped her with a solid foundation to excel as a Practice Manager.
What sets Makayla apart is her genuine desire to connect with clients, empathizing with them as fellow pet owners. She understands the special bond between humans and their animal companions and strives to make each client feel heard and understood. Her approachability and ability to relate personally make her an invaluable member of the State Road Animal Hospital team.
In addition to her strong client relationships, Makayla is a perpetual learner in veterinary medicine. She stays current with the latest advancements and practices, ensuring that State Road Animal Hospital provides the best care possible.
Outside of her professional life, Makayla finds solace in the world of books, enjoying reading for relaxation and enrichment. She also cherishes the moments spent with her family and friends, emphasizing the importance of nurturing these personal connections.
Registered Veterinary Technician
Annette graduated from Murray State University in 2012 as a Registered Veterinary Technician. Annette and her husband, Dane, have two children, Emma and Harold. They also have two cats, Buckwheat and Alfafa, and a Jack Russell Terrier, Darla.
Registered Veterinary Technician
Kimberly is a seasoned and compassionate Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) at State Road Animal Hospital, bringing an impressive 15 years of dedicated experience to her role since she began her journey in 2008.
Kimberly’s educational foundation was laid at Gaston College, where she honed her skills and knowledge in veterinary medicine, setting the stage for her long and successful career.
In veterinary medicine, Kimberly takes immense pride in creating a comfortable and enjoyable experience for every patient who crosses her path. Her empathetic nature and unwavering commitment to the well-being of animals shine through in her approach to care. Whether it’s a routine check-up or a more complex medical procedure, Kimberly’s priority is to ensure that each animal feels at ease and receives the highest quality of care.
Outside the walls of the animal hospital, Kimberly embraces her love for the great outdoors. Camping, boating, and soaking up the sun at the beach are her favorite activities during her free time. Her adventurous spirit and connection with nature are an excellent balance to her demanding career in veterinary medicine.
Registered Veterinary Technician
Shae is a highly experienced and dedicated Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) at State Road Animal Hospital, boasting an impressive 23 years of unwavering commitment to the field since her journey began in 2000.
Shae’s educational foundation was laid at Central Carolina Community College, where she honed her skills and knowledge, preparing her for a long and impactful career in veterinary medicine.
Shae takes immense pride in her approach to patient care in veterinary medicine. Her philosophy centers around treating every animal with the utmost respect and providing the care she wants for herself. This empathetic and compassionate approach ensures that each patient receives the highest care and attention, fostering trust and comfort for the animals and their owners. She is also known for providing five-star customer service, consistently going above and beyond to exceed expectations.
Outside of her demanding career, Shae finds solace and joy in spending quality time with her family. The bonds she shares with her loved ones are a testament to her nurturing and caring nature, extending from her professional to her personal life.
Registered Veterinary Technician
Nicole is a highly experienced Registered Veterinary Technician with a remarkable three-decade-long tenure in the veterinary field, having embarked on her journey in 1993. Her dedication to animals’ well-being and extensive knowledge make her an invaluable member of the State Road Animal Hospital team.
Her commitment to excellence marks Nicole’s educational journey. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Zoology and Biology from Florida Atlantic University, a testament to her passion for understanding the intricacies of the natural world. Her pursuit of veterinary expertise continued with completing her Veterinary Technician’s Associate Degree from Penn Foster, solidifying her role as a skilled and knowledgeable professional.
What sets Nicole apart is her unwavering dedication to caring for animals and helping them recover from illness or injury. Her compassion shines through in every aspect of her work, from administering treatments to comforting the animals and their worried owners. Nicole takes immense pride in knowing that her efforts contribute to the well-being and happiness of her patients.
Outside the hospital, Nicole enjoys the quieter moments in life. Her love for reading transports her to different worlds and broadens her horizons. Gardening serves as a therapeutic escape, allowing her to connect with nature and nurture the beauty of her surroundings. But above all, Nicole treasures spending quality time with her family, creating cherished memories that enrich her life.
Dr. Christopher Reeves
Dr. Christopher Reeves stands as a seasoned veteran in the field of veterinary medicine, boasting an impressive 31-year journey since the inception of his career in 1992. Driven by a passion for healing and caring for animals, his unwavering commitment has made him a pillar of expertise and compassion within the veterinary community.
Dr. Reeves’ academic foundation was laid at North Carolina State University’s prestigious College of Veterinary Medicine. Here, he acquired the knowledge and skills essential to his profession and cultivated a deep-seated dedication to his patients and their well-being.
What sets Dr. Reeves apart is his meticulous approach to veterinary medicine. Whether faced with intricate medical cases or demanding surgical procedures, he prides himself on his unwavering attention to detail. His commitment to delivering the highest standard of care is further demonstrated by his continuous pursuit of cutting-edge advancements in both medical and surgical practices. Dr. Reeves firmly believes in staying at the forefront of his field, ensuring his patients benefit from the latest innovations and techniques.
Beyond the confines of the hospital, Dr. Reeves finds solace and rejuvenation in the great outdoors. Hiking through nature’s wonders and tending to his garden are among his favorite pastimes, allowing him to unwind and connect with the beauty of the world around him. His love for spending time outdoors perfectly complements his dedication to his profession, as he draws inspiration from the natural world in his veterinary work.
Dr. Fred Brown
Dr. Fred Brown is a seasoned veterinarian with an illustrious 31-year career that began in 1992. His extensive experience and unwavering dedication to the well-being of animals have made him a trusted and respected figure in the veterinary community.
Dr. Brown’s educational journey led him to the esteemed North Carolina State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Here, he cultivated the knowledge and skills that would be the foundation of his lifelong commitment to veterinary medicine.
His steadfast commitment to individualized patient care truly sets Dr. Brown apart. He understands that each animal is unique and deserving of personalized attention. His approach to veterinary medicine is characterized by a deep empathy for his patients, ensuring they receive the tailored care and treatment they need to thrive.
In addition to his devotion to his patients, Dr. Brown takes great pride in educating his clients with a straightforward and informative approach. He believes that an informed pet owner is better equipped to provide the best possible care to their beloved animals, and he strives to empower his clients with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions.
Dr. Brown’s dedication to the well-being of animals extends to his surgical expertise. He is known for providing meticulous and proper surgical care, ensuring the safety and comfort of his patients throughout the process.
Outside the clinic, Dr. Brown finds joy and relaxation in spending quality time with his family. His love for farming allows him to connect with the land and appreciate the beauty of nature. When he seeks adventure, you’ll often find him on a boat, enjoying the serenity of the open water.
Dr. Megan Longstreet
Dr. Megan Longstreet is a dedicated veterinarian with six years of experience, having embarked on her journey in veterinary medicine in 2017. She obtained her education at the prestigious Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, where she honed her skills and developed a deep passion for providing compassionate care to animals.
Dr. Longstreet takes immense pride in her commitment to veterinary medicine and the well-being of her beloved patients. Her guiding principle is treating every animal under her care like her cherished pet. This approach ensures that every patient receives the highest level of attention, empathy, and expertise, fostering a sense of trust and comfort among their clients.
Beyond her professional endeavors, Dr. Longstreet leads a fulfilling life outside the clinic. Her love for the great outdoors finds expression in her favorite pastimes, such as hiking and fishing, which allow her to unwind and connect with nature. She has also cultivated a passion for raising ducks, finding solace and joy in nurturing these charming creatures.
Dr. Longstreet’s personal life is enriched by the presence of her husband, cherished family, and supportive friends. They often embark on adventures, explore new destinations, and create lasting memories. Of course, no day is complete without spending quality time with her pets, who bring boundless joy and companionship into her life.
Jessica is a dedicated Kennel Assistant at State Road Animal Hospital, where she has been a valued member of the veterinary team since October 2022. With a passion for animals and a commitment to their well-being, Jessica is on her journey to becoming a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.
Jessica hopes to begin her academic journey at Appalachian State, where she will spend her first four years before transferring to NC State to pursue her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree. Her determination to acquire the highest level of veterinary education speaks volumes about her dedication to the field.
In veterinary medicine, Jessica prides herself on her ability to connect with animals, even those that may be anxious or distressed. Her patient and compassionate approach ensures that every animal in her care receives the attention and comfort they deserve. Her determination to find solutions to any challenges demonstrates her unwavering commitment to the well-being of animals under her supervision.
Beyond her work at the animal hospital, Jessica’s heart lies with her beloved animals. She shares her life with Layla, her loyal canine companion, and Beef, her endearing cow. These animals hold a special place in her heart and enrich her life daily.
Jessica indulges in her precious free time in her passions for cheerleading and tumbling. She aspires to take her skills to the college level and be part of a competitive cheerleading team. Her enthusiasm and dedication shine through in everything she does, whether caring for animals or pursuing her interests.
Terri is the warm and welcoming face of State Road Animal Hospital, where she has been an integral part of the team since March 2023, serving as a dedicated Receptionist.
Terri’s educational journey began at Elkin High School. Her friendly demeanor and ability to connect with people have made her a valuable asset to the veterinary field.
In veterinary medicine, Terri takes immense pride in her role as a receptionist. She thrives on building relationships with clients and enjoys the day-to-day interactions that come with it. Terri’s genuine interest in getting to know the hospital’s clients fosters a sense of trust and comfort and ensures that each visit to the hospital is a positive and personalized experience.
Outside of her professional life, Terri has a rich tapestry of interests. She’s an avid reader who finds solace and adventure within the pages of books. Her love for travel has taken her to various corners of the world, allowing her to explore different cultures and create lasting memories.
However, Terri’s most cherished role is a “Mimi” to her granddaughters. Spending quality time with her family, especially her granddaughters, brings her immeasurable joy and fulfillment. Her nurturing and loving nature extends not only to the animals at the hospital but also to her own family.
Alexandria, a friendly and welcoming face at State Road Animal Hospital, has been a Receptionist since April 2023. Her warm personality and dedication to making every client’s visit pleasant quickly made her an essential part of the practice.
Alexandria pursued her education at Western Carolina University, where she gained valuable skills and knowledge that have proven invaluable in her role as a Receptionist.
What truly sets Alexandria apart is her passion for client interaction. She takes immense pride in ensuring that each client who walks through the doors of State Road Animal Hospital is met with a warm smile and a helpful attitude. Her ability to connect with clients and make them feel valued and at ease is a testament to her commitment to exceptional customer service.
Outside of her professional responsibilities, Alexandria has a variety of interests that keep her busy in her free time. She has a knack for baking and enjoys whipping delicious treats that satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth. When she’s not in the kitchen, you can often find her curled up with a good book, indulging in movie marathons, or immersing herself in the world of video games.
Receptionist / Veterinary Assistant
Amanda is a valuable State Road Animal Hospital team member, wearing multiple hats as both a Receptionist and Veterinary Assistant. With approximately three years of experience in the veterinary field since 2020, she has quickly become an essential asset to the practice.
Currently pursuing her education, Amanda is enrolled in Appalachian State University’s vet tech program, a testament to her dedication to expanding her knowledge and skills in veterinary medicine.
What truly sets Amanda apart is her deep commitment to the welfare of animals. She sees her role as a blessing, allowing her to advocate for those who cannot speak for themselves. Amanda takes pride in forming meaningful bonds with her patients and revels in watching them grow and thrive under her care. Her compassion and dedication shine through her interactions with clients and their beloved animals.
Beyond her professional life, Amanda finds solace and joy in spending time with her family and friends. Her two canine companions, Mika and Kya, are cherished members of her family. They embark on outdoor adventures, including hiking and swimming during the summer and fall. Amanda also enjoys life’s simple pleasures, indulging in the occasional trip to Starbucks.
Grace is a compassionate and dedicated Veterinary Assistant at State Road Animal Hospital, bringing her enthusiasm for animal care to the veterinary field since 2021.
Her unwavering passion for animals fuels Grace’s journey into veterinary medicine. Helping animals and being a part of their well-being has been a lifelong dream come true for her. She finds immense joy in her work, knowing that she plays a crucial role in ensuring the health and happiness of her furry patients. Grace also takes pride in being the voice for animals who cannot communicate their needs, advocating for their care and welfare.
Beyond her rewarding work at the animal hospital, Grace’s love for the outdoors shines through in her free time. She enjoys hiking with her two canine companions, sharing adventures, and creating lasting memories with her loyal four-legged friends. The call of the river and the serenity of nature hold a special place in her heart, providing her with moments of tranquility and connection.
In addition to her outdoor pursuits, Grace and her husband embark on road trips, exploring new places and experiencing the world’s beauty together. These shared adventures reflect her love for life and the meaningful connections she cherishes.
Isabella is a passionate and dedicated Kennel Assistant at State Road Animal Hospital, bringing her enthusiasm for animal care to the team. Her journey in veterinary medicine began when she started interning during her fall semester in 2022 and officially joined the hospital in June 2023.
Isabella’s educational foundation was established at Starmount High School, and she’s set to embark on an exciting academic journey as she begins her studies at Surry Community College in the fall of 2023.
In veterinary medicine, Isabella takes immense pride in her role as an animal caregiver. She finds joy in knowing she is vital in helping animals feel better and ensuring their happiness. Isabella also takes pride in comforting the animals under her care and their worried families during their stays at the hospital. Her gratitude for the opportunity to work with these animals shines through in her dedication and compassion.
Outside of her busy hospital schedule and upcoming college studies, Isabella has a rich tapestry of interests. She is a talented baker and cook, creating delicious treats and meals that bring joy to her loved ones. Her creative side is further expressed through her love for drawing. Isabella’s free time is often spent with family and friends, where cherished moments are created, or with her beloved pets, who hold a special place in her heart. She also enjoys staying active with softball, listening to music, and hunting for unique treasures through thrifting adventures.
Kennel Supervisor / Technician Assistant
Shana is a dedicated and compassionate member of the State Road Animal Hospital team, where she has been making a significant impact since joining in 2020. Holding the dual roles of Technician Assistant and Kennel Supervisor, Shana brings her love for animals and commitment to quality care to the forefront of her profession.
Shana’s journey in veterinary medicine is characterized by her unwavering dedication to providing each patient with top-notch care. Her pride lies in ensuring that every animal that crosses her path receives the attention, comfort, and support they need. Shana’s commitment to quality care is a driving force behind her work, and it shines through in her daily interactions with patients and their owners.
Outside of her demanding role at the hospital, Shana finds solace and joy in the company of her loved ones. Spending quality time with her family and friends is a priority; her strong bonds with them are a testament to her caring and nurturing nature. Her pets also hold a special place in her heart, and she cherishes the moments spent with her furry companions.