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Dr. Kelley Gebhardt
Background: Dr. Kelley Gebhardt graduated from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. While in veterinary school, Dr. Gebhardt worked with cardiologists in researching feline hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, one of the most common heart conditions of young, male cats. Because of her interest in emergency medicine and alleviating pain in pets, she devoted extra time during veterinary school to studying with emergency/critical care specialists and pain management specialists at the NC State Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Since graduation, Dr. Gebhardt has worked in both general practice and in emergency medicine. Her passion for emergency medicine inspired her and her family to open the Happy Tails Veterinary Emergency Clinic in February 2008.
Hobbies: Dr. Gebhardt is happily married to her husband, Lee Allen (Clinic Director of HTVEC). In their limited spare time, Dr. Gebhardt and Lee enjoy spending time with their pets, hiking, paddle boarding, mountain biking, kayaking, and spending time outdoors.
Pets: Dr. Gebhardt and Lee share their home with their five furry children – two dogs (Wyatt & Josie Earp) and three cats (TJ Sexy Meow Meow, Nimbus, and Uno).
Dr. Jennifer Carne
Position: Associate Veterinarian
Background: Dr. Jennifer Carne is a 2014 graduate of Iowa State University, College of Veterinary Medicine. She grew up in Connecticut and has had a life-long passion for small companion animals, particularly cats. Prior to joining the team at Happy Tails, Dr. Carne worked in both general practice and shelter medicine. Her special interests include soft tissue surgery, exotic animal care, and feline medicine and behavior. Dr. Carne moved to Burlington from Iowa after graduating from veterinary school in 2014.
Hobbies: In her spare time, Dr. Carne enjoys spending time with her fiancé, Fredric. Together, they enjoy movie-going at the Graham Cinema, traveling to new and exciting places, and playing board games with friends. Fun-fact about Dr. Carne: She has been to all 50 states and to 21 countries and counting! Dr. Carne also enjoys watching funny cat videos on YouTube. >^..^<
Pets: Dr. Carne shares her home with six feline companions - Major Tom, Smokey Jo, Carolina Jane, Sergeant Boots, Marigold Marie, and Dahlia Rose. Her ideal afternoon includes a nap on the couch surrounded by her cuddly kitties!
Dr. Joni Allgood
Position: Associate Veterinarian
Background: Dr. Joni Allgood graduated from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2008. While in veterinary school, Dr. Allgood worked with multiple groups pursuing her interests in exotic pets, zoological, and wildlife medicine. She also worked in research pertaining to reproduction in Pallas’ cats. Dr. Allgood worked in a small animal general practice prior to moving to the Winston-Salem area where she continues to work in general practice as well as emergency medicine. She continues to pursue her interest in diagnostic imaging and loves educating clients on how to keep their furry family happy and healthy!
Hobbies: Dr. Allgood enjoys spending time with her husband, Jon. They enjoy dancing, traveling, and cooking (although Dr. Allgood is usually her husband’s sous chef). Dr. Allgood also likes to read and watch movies and live performances.
Pets: Dr. Allgood shares her home with two dogs: Cassidy, a Chihuahua mix and Riley, a Yorkshire Terrier along with the recent addition of a kitten named Koji.
Additional Part-time associate veterinarians:
Dr. Meredith Mitz
Dr. Bastian Parsons
Dr. Laura Bartle
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