Dr. Kelley Gebhardt
Veterinarian/OwnerBackground: 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 (Director of Operations 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. Emily Blair
Background: Dr. Emily Blair graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine after completing her clinical training at The Ohio State University. Prior to attending veterinary school, Dr. Blair was a veterinary technician for thirteen years, the last five years spent in emergency and critical care; which was her true passion. While in veterinary school, Dr. Blair was an active member of the student chapter of the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society. Since graduating, Dr. Blair has experience in both general practice, wellness vaccine clinics, and emergency medicine. Her special interests include soft tissue surgery, pain management, wildlife, and trauma medicine. Originally, from Maryland, Dr. Blair is excited to call North Carolina home.
Hobbies: When the weather is right, you can find Dr. Blair kayaking, gardening, horseback riding, or just being outdoors. Otherwise, she enjoys experimenting with new recipes from Pinterest, watching movies, or curling up on the couch to read a book.
Pets: Dr. Blair and her husband (a NC local) share their home with 3 children, Juneau (a cat who enjoys long naps in the sun), Fenrir, a shepherd/lab mix who likes colder weather and splashing in the river, and Rosie, a standard beagle who keeps her nose to to the ground and likes belly rubs.
Dr. Kristina Baltutis
Background: Dr. Kristina Baltutis graduated from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2017. Dr. Baltutis is particularly interested in theriogenology (reproductive medicine) and is on the Board of Directors for the Society for Theriogenology. While in veterinary school, she completed a research project on gestation length in Cavalier King Charles Spaniels as well as multiple clinical rotations focused on reproductive medicine in dogs, cats, horses, cows, zoo animals, and wildlife. Prior to joining the team at Happy Tails, she worked in small animal general practice, where she enjoyed collaborating with her clients to maximize their pets’ health, particularly in the areas of behavioral health, reproductive health, and achieving/maintaining a healthy weight.
Hobbies/Recreational Activities: In her spare time, Dr. Baltutis enjoys traveling, backpacking, swing dancing, horseback riding, reading, writing, and spending time with her pets.
Pets: Dr. Baltutis and her husband share their home with two dogs, two cats, a chinchilla, and three beehives!
Dr. Joni Allgood
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.
Dr. Jennifer Wiegel
Associate VeterinarianBackground: Dr. Jennifer Wiegel 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. Wiegel worked in both general practice and shelter medicine. Her special interests include soft tissue surgery, exotic animal care, and feline medicine and behavior. Dr. Wiegel moved to Burlington from Iowa after graduating from veterinary school in 2014.
Hobbies: In her spare time, Dr. Wiegel enjoys spending time with her husband, 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. Wiegel: She has been to all 50 states and to 23 countries and counting! Dr. Wiegel also enjoys watching funny cat videos on YouTube.
Pets: Dr. Wiegel and her husband share their home with five feline companions – 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!
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Sat: 24 hours
Sun: 24 hours
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