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


Head Veterinary Technician


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.

Taylor and her family share their home with their dog BB, their cat Tapoco, and their snake Bellatrix.



Hospital Administrator

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 and living closer to family, she worked as a manager for a practice owning 4 clinics in Northern New York State on the US/Canadian border. 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 the company of her husband Randy and her children. As a family, they enjoy exploring the many trails available to hike or just relax. When she has her own time, she can be found cooking, baking, gardening or ear buds in listening to music and relaxing. Tricia has a Red Heeler named Kavik, a Pomeranian, Toby, a Chiweenie Sailor, and a Chihuahua mix, Tucker.


Client Services

Amber comes to us with 4 years of experience! Her favorite part about working here is being able to see each pet's happy face once they are feeling better. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her two young boys. Something you may not know about Amber is that she was in gymnastics for 8 years and lives on a small farm!

Amber and her family share her home with her 4 dogs (Sophie, Emma, Chex, and Jupiter), her cat Sprout, and her piglet Basil. She also has 6 miniature donkeys, 2 cows, and 3 horses!

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


Veterinary Assistant and Social Media Coordinator

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 shares her home with her rambunctious dudley lab, Nala, and her mischievous hamster Nox.


Veterinary Assistant

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!


Veterinary Assistant and Client Services

Jess has been an assistant with us since 2019. Her favorite part about working here is being able to work with animals everyday. In her free time, Jess works hard at obtaining her Biology degree from UNCA. Something you may not know about Jess is that she trains in Jiu Jitsu!

Jess shares her home with her two rottweilers, Willie Nelson and Janis Joplin.