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, she practiced medicine in Lenoir, NC for the past 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 dog, Maybe (a Schnauzer mix) and their three cats, Granby, Aspen, and Probably.
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 is our lead receptionist and enthusiastic about the veterinary field. She enjoys spending time outdoors, visiting parks and local zoos, with her son and fiancé.
Jessica’s responsibilities include scheduling appointments, checking clients in and out, transactions, record-keeping, answering phone calls, and assisting with client education.
We’re pleased to introduce Jennifer as the newest member of our team! She has many years of medical related front desk experience. Jennifer resides in the Newton area with her husband, 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.
Shannon S., 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. Shannon also lends a hand with reception.
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 and intends to attend veterinary school in the near future. 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 started working at Catawba Valley Animal Hospital in 2016. He is currently working towards a 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.