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.

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.

Dr Peter McCall - Our Doctors - Apple Valley Animal Hospital - Hendersonville, NC

Peter McCall


Dr. Pete McCall, originally from St. Louis, MO, received a Bachelors degree in Wyoming, and continued on to earn his DVM from the University of Missouri. Dr. McCall recently moved to the area with his girlfriend Stephanie and their Bernese Mountain dog “Burger”. When not at the clinic, Dr. Pete is an avid fly-fisherman, camper, gardener, cook, and handy-man around the house.

Dr Peter McCall - Our Doctors - Apple Valley Animal Hospital - Hendersonville, NC

Stephanie Spring


Dr. Stephanie Spring, is a graduate from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine. Areas of medicine she is interested in include emergency medicine, internal medicine, surgery and educating owners on the importance of preventatives.

Stephanie is originally from eastern North Carolina. Prior to moving to Missouri for veterinary school, she worked at the EPA and spent her off-time at the beach.

Currently her hobbies include: cooking, gardening, hiking and antique shopping. When shes at home, she enjoys spending time with her boyfriend, Pete and her dog, Burger.

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