Apple Valley Animal Hospital

3015 Chimney Rock Rd
Hendersonville, NC 28792

(828)685-1650

www.avvets.com

Apple Valley Animal Hospital Staff


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

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

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.

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

 


Tricia

Hospital Administrator

Tricia began working with us in July of 2019. She 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. She 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! When the opportunity for me to join the Apple Valley family arose, I jumped at the chance! I will work hard to make sure that our team and clients are happy and fulfilled."

At home, Tricia enjoys exploring her family’s new home in the Blue Ridge Mountains that she is so thankful to call home. She 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 and a Chiweenie Sailor.


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

Liz

Veterinary Assistant 

Liz worked as a veterinary technician in Florida for 6 years before moving to North Carolina. We are thankful to have her expertise! Her favorite part about this field is meeting patients and clients and getting to know them on a more personal level. In her free time, Liz loves to hike and swim with her dog Pancake as well as see live music. Something you may not know about her is she loves to travel and meet new people and see new places. She even lived in Amsterdam for 3 years!

Liz shares her home with her bordercollie/aussie mix Pancake, her toy poodle Lucy, and her grumpy cat Gramps. 


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

Ashley

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 speedy beta fish, Lil' Jesse Quick. 


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

Ashley

Veterinary Assistant

Ashley has been one of our assistants since 2018. Her favorite part about working at Apple Valley is getting to work with all of the different animals and meeting new clients every day. In her spare time, Ashley enjoys hiking, going to the lake, attending events and hanging out with friends. Something you may not know about Ashley is that she has lived in Edneyville her entire life! 

Ashley and her family share their home with their silver lab Luke, their pigs Penelope and Bentley, and their chickens Betty, Claire, Sally, Susan, and Sharon.