Apple Valley Animal Hospital

3015 Chimney Rock Rd
Hendersonville, NC 28792


Our Doctors at Apple Valley Animal Hospital

Dr Patrick McKee - Our Doctors - Apple Valley Animal Hospital - Hendersonville, NC

Patrick McKee


Originally from Washington State, Dr. Patrick McKee received his Bachelor's degree in Zoology from the University of Washington before moving to Oklahoma and obtaining his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Oklahoma State University. After graduation he entered into a residency in Clinical Pathology at Colorado State University. Realizing he preferred spending his days with pets and their families, he left the microscopes and laboratories behind and moved to North Carolina. He practiced in Charlotte for a year before moving to Hendersonville where he practiced Emergency Medicine prior to purchasing Apple Valley Animal Hospital in 2010. Dr. McKee is one of our Fear Free certified doctors. Dr. McKee's family includes his wife, Dr. Jennifer McKee, a son, two daughters, five dogs, one snake, two turtles, three horses, three goats, three chickens and a duck. 

Away from work, Dr. McKee enjoys exploring the mountains of North Carolina with his family as well as biking, camping,  fishing, woodworking, and photography.


Dr Jennifer McKee - Our Doctors - Apple Valley Animal Hospital - Hendersonville, NC

Jennifer McKee


Dr. Jennifer McKee received her DVM from Oklahoma State University. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, American Association of Equine Practitioners, and the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society. Dr. McKee is also the owner of Apple Valley Equine Mobile Veterinary Services.

In her free time, she enjoys camping, kayaking, swimming and spending time with her husband Dr. Patrick McKee, and their three children, three horses, five dogs, three goats, three chickens and one duck.

For equine services, please call 828-808-8304.

Dr Cassie Lord - Our Doctors - Apple Valley Animal Hospital - Hendersonville, NC

Cassie Lord


Dr. Cassie Lord received her DVM from University of Tennessee. After graduation, she completed an emergency focused internship in Chattanooga, TN. Though she loved emergency medicine she missed getting to know clients and their pets, and getting to see patients throughout their lives rather than just when they are sick. Dr. Lord is Fear Free Certified.

Outside of work, she enjoys going running and exploring the mountains with her dog Rambler, or relaxing at home with her cat Tuck. While training Rambler to come, sit, and high-five for a treat, Tuck the cat has also learned to do these tricks on command.

Robin Howie  DVM

Robin Howie


Dr. Robin Howie received her DVM from the University of Florida and has enjoyed practicing veterinary medicine all over the country, from Miami and Arizona, to here in the mountains of WNC. She has practiced in Hickory and Saluda, while most recently re-joining us here at Apple Valley after a few years away.

On her days off, she enjoys hiking, traveling, and enjoying some relaxing yoga and pilates. She and her family are also joined by their fur-family members, who consist of 2 dogs named Princess and Alachina, as well as 3 cats named Arthur, Kiki, and Stitch.


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