Meet Our Team

Dr. Kimberly Bill, Veterinarian:

  • Dr. Kimberly Bill is originally from Georgia and completed her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Georgia in 2009.  She has a Bachelors of Science in Biology and Chemistry from Emory University. Prior to becoming owner of Catawba Valley Animal Hospital in late 2018, she practiced medicine in Lenoir, NC for nearly a decade as an associate veterinarian.  She has special interests in surgery, dentistry, and internal medicine.
  • Dr. Bill is creating an environment that emphasizes client education and compassionate care.  She is committed to building lasting relationships with clients and their pets in the hopes of providing the best possible care for her patients throughout their lives.  
  • When Dr. Bill is not working, she spends time with her family.  Dr. Bill, her husband, Nick, and their children, Wesley and Nora, all love the outdoors, and can often be found hiking and kayaking the nearby hills and rivers.  The family enjoys playing with their dogs, Maybe (a Schnauzer mix), Surely (a Cavapoo) and their three cats, Probably, Granby, and Aspen.

Dr. Brittany Bristol, Associate Veterinarian

  • Dr. Bristol graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Georgia in 2016.  Dr. Bill has known Dr. Bristol since she was a pre-vet student and served as a mentor along her path to becoming a veterinarian. 
  • Dr. Bristol grew up in Lenoir, North Carolina.  She attended undergrad at Western Carolina University before heading to UGA.  Dr. Bristol loves all aspects of small animal medicine and surgery, but she has a special interest in dentistry and feline internal medicine.  In her free time, Dr. Bristol enjoys spending time with her husband, Josh, and their dog, three cats and horse.

Jessica, Administrative Assistant 

  • Jessica is our administrative assistant and lead receptionist. She enjoys spending time outdoors, visiting parks and local zoos, with her son and fiancé.
  • Jessica’s responsibilities include ordering and managing hospital inventory, scheduling appointments, checking patients in and out, record-keeping, answering phone calls, and assisting with client education. 

Jennifer, Receptionist 

  • Jennifer has many years of medical related front desk experience.  She resides in the Newton area with her husband David, three children, cat, and a dog.
  • Jennifer’s responsibilities include scheduling appointments, checking clients in and out, transactions, recordkeeping, answering phone calls, and assisting with filling prescriptions.

Ashley, Receptionist 

  • We are delighted to introduce Ashley as the newest member of our front desk team!
  • Ashley’s responsibilities include scheduling appointments, checking clients in and out, transactions, recordkeeping, and answering phone calls.

Shannon, Veterinary Assistant

  • Shannon is camera shy, but many of you will recognize her as she has been with Catawba Valley Animal Hospital since 2004.  Shannon grew up and still resides in the Claremont area. Shannon is a lover of all animals and shares her home with many species including cats, dogs, goats, pigs and chickens.
  • Shannon’s responsibilities include assisting the doctors with everything from surgery, lab-work, and radiographs to helping with client education.  

Preston, Veterinary Assistant

  • Preston has been part of the hospital team since 2014.  He graduated from Warren Wilson College with a major in biology and minor in chemistry.  During his time at WWC, Preston managed the sheep flock for the college’s working farm.
  • Preston’s role includes assisting doctors with exams, diagnostics and client education.

Randall, Veterinary Assistant

  • Randall has been working at Catawba Valley Animal Hospital since 2016.  He is currently working towards a Masters degree in social work. He has two dogs, two snakes and a hedgehog as pets.  In his time away from work and school, he enjoys backpacking and exploring the great outdoors.
  • Randall’s role includes assisting doctors with exams and diagnostics.

Bre, Veterinary Assistant

  • Bre has over 5 years of experience in the veterinary field. She is from the Marion area and lives on her family farm.
  • Bre’s primarily role is assisting our doctors with surgical and dental procedures. She also captures and maintains the hospital’s radiology records.

Melissa, Veterinary Assistant

  • We are excited to introduce Melissa as our newest addition to our team! She has 6 years of experience as a veterinary assistant.
  • Melissa’s responsibilities include assisting the doctors with surgery, lab-work, radiographs, and assisting with client education.
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