Carrie Pearce, LVT

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Carrie graduated from North Surry High School in 2007.  From there she worked as Forest Service Technician, and later she realized her passion was caring for animals. Carrie attended Bel-rea Institute of Veterinary Technology in Colorado. She completed rotations with equine breeding facilities, small animal / large animal vaccine and surgical units. She graduated in 2014 as a certified Veterinary Technician and is licensed in the state of North Carolina and Virginia.  She has two rescue cats named Forest and Bronco. In her spare time she helps manage a family mule farm. She is an active member of the American Endurance Ride Conference.

Ashley Rippey, LVT

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Ashley is a Galax native and graduated from Galax High School in 2005.  From there she went to Blue Ridge Community College where she received a degree in Veterinary Technology.  She graduated in 2008 as a Licensed Veterinary Technician and began working at Galax Veterinary Clinic after graduation.  She works as a surgical, inpatient and outpatient/exam nurse. Ashley enjoys working with and helping animals.

Lydia Hall, LVT

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Lydia joined the AMS health care team in 2001 as a Veterinary Assistant and, after realizing her love for veterinary medicine, went on to receive her degree as a Licensed Veterinary Technician. She is our currently our Director of Patient Care, overseeing the management of our surgical patients, as well as, treating and managing hospital inpatients and outpatients.  She is our small animal nutrition counselor and cat behavioral specialist.   She also manages our small animal emergency cases during and, occasionally, after hours. Lydia has numerous cats and dogs and she also provides care for rescue animals in need.