Apple Valley Animal Hospital

3015 Chimney Rock Rd
Hendersonville, NC 28792


Apple Valley Animal Hospital Staff


Taylor - Our Staff - Apple Valley Animal Hospital - Hendersonville, NC


Lead Veterinary Technician, Fear Free Certified


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 son plays football and her family watches Carolina Panthers games together throughout the fall.

Taylor and her family share their home with their cats Tapoco and Raven.


Hospital Administrator, Fear Free Certified

Tricia started her veterinary career in the Adirondack Mountains as a Veterinary Technician/Manager in a small clinic for several years there. After moving away to live closer to family, she worked as a manager for a practice owning 4 clinics in Northern New York State on the US/Canadian border before making her forever home in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Tricia is responsible for providing business management services and overseeing operations. Also ensuring that each day runs smoothly in the hospital, allowing our veterinarians to focus on practicing medicine. “Combining my passion for business with my compassion for animals was a no-brainer for me. I want to be part of a team that wants to make sure that every pet that we encounter will have that same level of love and care. That we practice fear free medicine is an added bonus!"

At home, Tricia enjoys exploring the mountains, kayaking, cooking or gardening. She has a Red Heeler named Kavik, a Terrier mix, Tucker and a tiny Pomchi, Poppy.


Veterinary Technician

Marcos joined the Apple Valley Animal Hospital team in August 2021. He graduated from AB Tech in 2018. Marcos has always enjoyed being around animals since a young age and enjoys giving them the care that they need in order to live a long happy life. He loves to work outside with his dogs, go on long runs, experience new food and flavors, and play soccer.


Veterinary Assistant, Fear Free Certified

Alicia comes to us with 4 years experience in the veterinary field! Her favorite aspect of working here is watching patients grow up and helping them feel better. In her spare time, Alicia enjoys reading and training her dogs. A fun fact about Alicia is that she has trained her dogs for therapy/service work. 

Alicia shares her home with 3 dogs (Shylia, Derpy, and Tori) and 5 cats (Ryddle, Poe, Sage, Edgar, and Oogie Boogie). She also has chickens, goats, and a fish named Azzy!


Client Service Representative


Lily Joined our team in July 2019. Growing up, she always had a passion for caring for animals, and always dreamt of working in the veterinary field. Lily's favorite thing about working at Apple Valley is greeting the old and new faces that come through the door. In Lily's free time, she enjoys the beach, fishing, and going on new adventures. She shares her home with her 2 dogs, Sailor and Toby, and her little goat - Bonnet, who you may see around!


Client Service Representative, Fear Free Certified

Miriam joined our team in July of 2020. Miriam states that her favorite thing about working at AVAH is the sense of community, and the fulfillment of knowing that we’re helping families keep their pets happy and healthy. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, kayaking, backpacking, gardening, bouldering, and practicing responsible foraging... really, anything that gets her outdoors and helps her practice self-sustainability!

Miriam's family consists of two dogs (Deacon and Bootes), 2 cats (Cocoa and Pancake), 6 chickens, and a rooster that doesn’t seem to know the meaning of “sleeping in”!


Client Service Representative


April came to our team in October of 2020 with many years of experience as a veterinary receptionist. Her favorite part of working at Apple Valley Animal Hospital is not just working with the animals but the family aspect and connection to the community as well. In April's free time, she loves hiking, camping, and traveling with her family as well as cooking and drawing.

She shares her home with a maltese named Skwisgaar and three rats named Stanley, Pierogi and Toots.

Ashley - Our Staff - Apple Valley Animal Hospital - Hendersonville, NC


Veterinary Assistant, Social Media Coordinator and Fear Free Certified

Ashley has been one of our veterinary assistants since 2017. She loves to learn from 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 and her family share her home with her rambunctious dudley lab Nala.


Veterinary Assistant 

Jo joined us as a veterinary assistant in 2021, but has been in the veterinary field for a year before that. Jo's favorite part about working here is learning about all of the animals. In her free time, Jo enjoys playing video games and being with her many pets. A fun fact about Jo is that she was the founder of the drama club at her high school!

Jo and her boyfriend share their home with their hamster Cola, budgie Clover, and cats Erina, Buddy, and Jacque. 


Veterinary Assistant

Cassie joined our team July 2020. She fell in love with helping pets at a young age and as she got older, she knew that she wanted to work in the veterinary field. She grew up working with animals beside her Father on a dairy farm. Cassie’s favorite thing about working at Apple Valley is helping all the animals that come through our doors. She considers it pure joy to work with every patient to make it the best experience they can have while visiting with us.

Cassie loves to hike and explore with her husband and their 6-year-old Bloodhound, Dan.


Veterinary Assistant

Amanda has been an assistant with us since October of 2019. Her favorite part about working here is the ability to help our patients and learn more about the veterinary field. In Amanda's free time, she enjoys reading, camping, hiking, and going to the beach.

Amanda shares her home with her Rottweiler named Ripper, her Boston Terriers named Jango and Obi, her African Grey Raiden, and her bearded dragon named Azazel.