Apple Valley Animal Hospital

3015 Chimney Rock Rd
Hendersonville, NC 28792

(828)685-1650

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Our Staff

 

Dawn, Head Veterinary Technician

R.V.T., V.D.T.

Dawn has been working as an RVT (Registered Veterinary Technician) since 2003, graduating from Bel-Rea in Denver, CO. She is also a certified veterinary dental technician! Her favorite thing about working at Apple Valley is watching our patients grow up from puppies and kittens and caring for them in every stage of their life. Outside of work, Dawn loves anything that involves being on the water or spending time with her family (including her poodle Molle and her EIGHT cats!). Something you might not know about her is that she's an adrenaline junkie--her bucket list includes bull riding lessons and swimming with great whites!

Dawn and her family share their home with their nine pets: Molle B, their tiny toy parti-poodle, and their cats Buckley, Chevy, Louie, Horus, Osiris, Bob, Lily, and Black Betty. Living on in her heart as well is Sammy Joe Joe Beans, Bentley Boo Bear, and Wolfie.

 

 

Taylor, Veterinary Technician

R.V.T.

Taylor has been working as a Registered Veterinary Technician since 2013. Her favorite part about working at Apple Valley is getting to know our patients and clients, and anyone who has met her knows she has a special knack for making both owners and pets feel comfortable in our care! Taylor loves spending time with her family--whether it's cheering on her kids' in community sports games or playing outside on the weekends. Something you might not know about her is that she is part of an AVID football family! Her husband coaches youth teams, her son plays, and their family watches Carolina Panthers games together throughout the fall.

 

 

Teresa, Head Client Care Specialist

If you've visited our clinic, we can almost guarantee you've met Teresa! Teresa has been working at our front desk since 2006, but her job doesn't stop there. It's not uncommon to find Teresa rearranging 40 lb bags of dog food, helping us restrain a rambunctious pet, or consoling an owner in their time of need. Teresa's favorite part about working at Apple Valley is being able to interact with each and every owner and pet that comes through our door. In her free time, she loves to spend time with her pets and granddaughter, Ava. (Did you know our tech Dawn is Teresa's daughter?) One thing you might not know about her is that she has taken flight lessons before and plans to get her pilot's license one day!

 

 

Teresa, Office Manager and Client Care Specialist

Teresa has been working as one of our veterinary assistants since 2015 and recently became our office manager! She comes to us after being a preschool teacher for three and four year-olds. How's that for a career change?! Her favorite part about working at Apple Valley is getting to meet all our clients and patients and learning new things about veterinary medicine every day. In her spare time, Teresa enjoys hiking, reading, spending time with her family (including the four-legged members!), and enjoying the mountains! Something you might not know about her is that she was an Air Force brat and lived in Madrid, Spain for 3 years before graduating from high school there!

Teresa and her husband share their home with her playful dog Darby and her polydactyl cat Ginger Snap.

 

Ashley, Veterinary Assistant and Social Media Specialist

Ashley has been one of our veterinary assistants since 2017. She aims to become a veterinary technician and loves to learn from Dawn and Taylor whenever she can. Her favorite part about working at Apple Valley is improving the lives of animals every day and being able to make a difference. In her free time, Ashley loves to play with her dog, Nala, as well as sing and tend to her plants. Something you may not know about her is that she was a music major before finding her passion in veterinary medicine. While performing will always be a loved hobby of hers, caring for animals gives her a drive and happiness unmatched by anything else.

Ashley loves her rambunctious dudley lab, Nala, and her villainous teddy bear hamster, Mocha.

 

 

Stefani, Veterinary Assistant

Stefani is one of our newest veterinary assistants but she doesn’t let that slow her down! She comes to Apple Valley after working as a kennel manager in Tennessee for 3 years. Her favorite part about working at Apple Valley is meeting owners and their pets. In her spare time, Stefani loves to explore North Carolina and spend time with her family. Something you may not know about her is that she was an Army brat, and was born on a base in Vicenza, Italy.

Stefani and her family share their home with their two dogs, Lamont and Ester.

 

 

Kristyn, Veterinary Assistant

Kristyn is another one of our veterinary assistants, she relocated from Tennessee after working as a kennel technician and receptionist. She loves working with animals and her goal is to further her education in veterinary medicine. Her favorite part about working at Apple Valley is being able to learn about and improve the lives of our clients and their pets. In her spare time Kristyn loves to read, travel to new places and above all, be outdoors with her Borzoi, Leo and Golden Retriever, Kenai. Something you may not know about her is that she is rusty but mostly fluent in the Icelandic language and visits the country whenever she can.

Kristyn and her husband share their home with a troublemaker Golden Retriever and a very fast Russian Wolfhound.