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Village Animal Hospital

Michele Stone, Veterinary Assistant - I am a North Carolina native. I attended UNC Charlotte earning a bachelor's degree in Health Communication, and a minor in Public Health. My fur baby, Lucy, is two years old and the apple of my eye. I enjoy being outdoors and trying my creative skills on Pinterest projects.

Dr. Chance Stutesman, DVM-  I was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and raised in Hickory, North Carolina. I grew up in a veterinary setting due to my father being a Veterinarian. I have had an affinity and appreciation for people and the love they exude for their pets, from an early age. I finds tremendous joy and satisfaction in aiding those without a voice and then witnessing the impact it has on the remainder of the family. I feel incredibly lucky to be in this profession because it is one of the only professions where one can make a significant difference for both animals and people at the same time. Aside from veterinary medicine and animals, my hobbies and interests include: snowboarding, disc golf, college football, and basketball. Being from Baton Rouge, my favorite team is LSU. Geaux Tigers!

Stephanie Garris, Veterinary Assistant - I was born and raised in Troutman, NC. After graduating from high school, I attended Lees-McRae College and earned a bachelor's degree in Wildlife Biology with a concentration in Wildlife Rehabilitation. I have 3 cats (Hershey, Reese, and Miss Kitty), a turtle, and 4 chickens. I love spending time with family and scuba diving.

Pattie Oliphant, Kennel Tech

Taylor France, Veterinary Assistant - Taylor was born and raised in California. Her family moved to North Carolina back in 2013. Taylor has been apart of our team since April 2016. Taylor spends her spare time working with her 2 horses (Dewey and Dreamer), loving on her dog Maggie, and chasing around her cat Bennett. Her favorite part of working at Village Animal Hospital is meeting all of the unique patients we see.

Rebecca Stokes, RVT - Becca is originally from Morganton, North Carolina and moved to the Mooresville area in 2015. She graduated from Newberry College in 2004 where she obtained her degree in Veterinary technology. Becca, her husband Jeff, and two stepsons, Brody and Beckett, enjoy traveling to the mountains, hiking, and spending time together.  She has 3 dogs (Wuppie, Bobbles, and Daisy) and 1 hamster named Hamilton.

Hannah Tornow,  Receptionist/Veterinary Assistant-  Hannah relocated to our area, from Virginia, in Jan. 2018 . She comes to us with over 10 years of experience in the veterinary field. She has 2 dogs, named Rue and Kip. When she isn't in the office helping with patients and clients, she loves to be outdoors hiking.

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.

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.