The staff at Village Animal Hospital welcome you! It's people that make the difference in a doctor visit, for you and your pet. The Doctors, Nurses and Technicians will make you feel appreciated and respected. The affection for all pets and their "humans" is obvious at Village Animal Hospital, with a lot of emphasis on caring for your dogs and cats.
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Kim Doyle, Receptionist - "I am proud to call The Village Animal Hospital my new home. I was born and raised in Cornelius. I moved to Mooresville in 2011 when I married my best buddy Jason. I am a Certified Nursing Assistant, but my dream job is working in an Animal Hospital. She adopted a "needy" yorkie son named Duke in February of 2015."
Daisy Overcash, RVT - Veterinary Technician came to Village Animal Hospital in 2007 and started working in the Kennels and fell in love with the animals. In 2008 she attended the Veterinary Technology Program at Gaston College and is a certified Veterinary Technician. She enjoys coming to work every day and loves having the ability to say “I have the knowledge and training to help pets in time of need.” Her favorite areas at Village Animal Hospital are Surgery and Kennels. She assists with surgery. She enjoys everything about her job. She started in the kennels and still loves spending time working in the kennels with all the pets that board with us. She recently told us, “You really begin to bond with some of the boarders that come in on a regular basis!”
Dr. Selena Lusk, DVM is from the mountains of western North Carolina. As a child she was always fascinated with animals and made friends with all the roaming neighborhood cats and dogs (and even a few turtles and goats). She attended North Carolina State University. She gained experience by volunteering with the tigers at the Carnivore Preservation Trust and the local SPCA. After obtaining a degree in Zoology, where she completed research on lemurs at the Duke Lemur Center, she attended NC State’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Animal behavior and cardiology are two of her interests in veterinary medicine. She has 3 furbabies, Piper (Border Collie), Audie (Australian Shepherd) and a large cat, Darby, who thinks he is a dog. Dr. Lusk’s philosophy on veterinary medicine can be summed up in the words of veterinarian and writer, James Herriot: “I hope to make people realize how totally helpless animals are, how dependent on us, trusting as a child must, that we will be kind and take care of their needs.”
Dr. Warren Moretz, DVM (Dr. Mo, Uncle Warren) opened Village Animal Hospital in May 2000. Growing up on a small dairy/beef farm he grew to love and respect animals at an early age. As an undergraduate he attended Appalachian State, majoring in biology with a minor in chemistry and education. He graduated magma cum laude in 1977 from the University of Georgia. Working mainly in Tennessee and North Carolina he opened the doors of Village Animal Hospital in May 2000. Currently living in Mooresville with his wife Greta and a rescue Tri-Paw, and a Black lab named Blake from Lucky Labs Rescue. He rescued a beautiful cat named Kahlua that is also a Tri-pawed. His newest addition Stella was adopted from Jesse's Place Rescue. They have 3 children and have been blessed with 3 grand-daughters, a grandson and 2 grand dogs. Dr. Moretz enjoys gardening and the outdoors. Trips to the mountains and the beach and to the buffet line are also enjoyed, it has been said that he loves talking so much that his staff has to pull him out of an exam room. Dr. Moretz loves his job and can't spell the word ‘retirement.’
Michelle Wiseman, Receptionist: “I started working here at Village Animal Hospital in 2008. I was blessed to be a stay-at-home mom for 11 years and when I decided to go back to work, my love of animals steered me to look for a job at a veterinarian hospital. I love my job! My family consists of a wonderful husband and two great boys, along with two furry boys—a Goldendoodle named Oliver and a three-legged rescue dog named Spots. My sons keep me busy with basketball, football and school. I enjoy every minute of it! The love of water brought us to Lake Norman, moving from Ohio in 2003. Living here is wonderful, with the mountains or beach just a few hours away, this is where you will find me and my family… if we are not having fun on Lake Norman.”
Jenaleigh Beatty, RVT - Head Veterinary Technician started working at Village Animal Hospital back in January of 2002. Her journey started here as an internship in her senior year of high school. After that was complete and she graduated, Dr. Mo offered her a job working in the kennel. She went on to Gaston College where she graduated in 2006 with a Veterinary Technician degree. One part of her job that she enjoys the most is surgery and anesthetic monitoring. She has recently gone back to school to obtain a Business Administration degree from Catawba Valley Community College. With this degree she hopes that she can continue to be in management at VAH as well as gain much needed knowledge of how to manage her own business. During her time away from the office, she enjoys raising All Natural Chicken for Tyson Foods and working cattle.
Dana Oakley, Veterinary Assistant – “I started at Village Animal Hospital back in July of 2012. I was born and raised in Hickory, NC. After graduating high school I attended ASU were I obtained a degree in Criminal Justice. After working in the Mecklenburg County Court house for 3 years, I realized that my passion in life is helping with animal care. I currently have one pet named Tazer that my world revolves around. He is my heart and soul.”
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Jayme Morrison, Receptionist - "I am a receptionist and new addition to the family here at Village Animal Hospital. I really enjoy working with a bunch of great people! I have always dreamed of working with animals and one day I hope to become an assistant. I am married to my best friend and have two amazing step daughters. I have 2 boxers named Luke and Lily, border collie named Cruise, cat named Bella, chickens, ducks, and goats. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, hunting, fishing, taking care of critters, and horseback riding."
Dr. Ning Ching Troyer, DVM - Born in Taiwan, Dr. Troyer arrived in the US at the age of 11. Having been deprived of pets as a child, she decided to become a veterinarian at the age of 8. In 2010 she received her DVM degree from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. While in school, she participated in annual mission trips that were organized by Christian Veterinary Missions student chapter. The mission was to share the gospel while bringing veterinary care to both small animal and livestock to the Navajo Nation, a Native American people group in the Utah/Arizona area. Prior to joining Village Animal Hospital, Dr. Troyer worked at a veterinary clinic that was part of a no-kill shelter in Norfolk VA. After getting married, she moved with her two dogs and a cat to Statesville and started working with us in March of 2013. Even though she grew up as a city girl, she has grown quite fond of the quiet North Carolina country. She and her husband Roman recently welcomed a son into their family.