Doctors and Staff

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Morgan Plemmons, DVM

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Morgan Plemmons, DVM

I am a native of Haywood County and began working at the Animal Hospital of Waynesville as a kennel assistant in high school and continued working at AHOW through vet school. I majored in Animal Science at NC State and graduated from The North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. After being away for several years going to school then working at Parkway Animal Hospital in Cary NC, we relocated back to Waynesville. My veterinary interests include surgery, dentistry, dermatology, and reproduction, but enjoy all aspects of veterinary medicine. I am active in church activities including the choir. I am married to Hunter and we have two sons, Bradley and William, two pugs, Brutus and Sparticus, and one cat, Campbell. Other interests include watching the boys grow and change, running, camping, cooking, entertaining family and friends, and crocheting.

Susan Bull, DVM

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Susan Bull, DVM

I enjoy being a general practitioner and all aspects of small animal practice….I especially enjoy watching my young patients grow into adults and getting to know their people. I earned my veterinary degree from North Carolina State University in 1994 and began practicing at the Animal Hospital of Waynesville shortly after graduation.  I am honored to give back to my profession by serving on the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board and the AVMA committee that oversees accreditation of all Veterinary Technician schools. My husband, Adam Bull, is an attorney in Asheville. We have 3 children – Nathan, Lindsey and Andrew – that are growing way too quick. We also have 2 dogs, 2 cats, 2 guinea pigs and a pond of fish. Outside of veterinary medicine, I enjoy spending time with my family, being at the lake, and traveling to golf courses and basketball courts throughout North Carolina.

Annelie Yarkovich, DVM

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Annelie Yarkovich, DVM

After completing a BS in biology in my home province of British Columbia, Canada, I spent several years working in wildlife research, receiving a Masters Degree in Wildlife Science at Louisiana State University. Despite enjoying that career path, I really wanted to work directly with animals and started as an assistant at the Animal Hospital of Waynesville. The following year, I returned to Canada to study Veterinary Medicine at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Since then I have been practicing veterinary medicine at the Animal Hospital of Waynesville.  I live with my husband Joe, 3 sons: Evan, Austin, and Kaden and our sweet rescue dog Catalina.

Jessica Todd, DVM

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Jessica Todd, DVM

I am a military brat with roots planted in a few places, but the majority are in Arkansas. I completed my veterinary school prerequisites at Arkansas State University and earned my veterinary degree from the University of Missouri.  I enjoy all areas of veterinary medicine, especially emergency, surgery, and large/small animal reproduction. After working in emergency medicine during the past couple of years, I am very excited for the opportunity to move to such a beautiful location and to form lasting relationships with my patients and clients. I have two four-legged children of my own, Ranger and Rambo, and in our spare time, we love getting outside at every opportunity to go camping, hiking, and fishing.

Lane Torrington, DVM

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Lane Torrington, DVM

I’m originally from Michigan and moved to the beautiful mountains of western North Carolina with my husband and our pup, Lucy. I earned my veterinary degree from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in Ithaca, New York and my bachelor’s degree at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. I enjoy all aspects of veterinary medicine, but I am particularly passionate about internal medicine and caring for geriatric patients so they can have a comfortable and graceful life. I believe in practicing Fear Free medicine, and I love how dedicated the whole staff at the Animal Hospital of Waynesville is to the Fear Free initiative, helping make our patients more comfortable. I am inspired by service dogs and working dogs and have raised a puppy for Guiding Eyes for the Blind. I am a proud member of the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association, the AVMA, and the American Academy of Veterinary Dermatology. When not working, I love hiking in the mountains and spending time in the great outdoors. I am thrilled to work with you and your four-legged family members!

Mallory Smith, DVM

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Mallory Smith, DVM

I received my BS in Biology from the University of South Florida in 2011 and my Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Florida in 2019. Before going to veterinary school, I worked in Sea Turtle rehab, Sea Lion training, and spent a few years working as a veterinary assistant in a small animal general practice. My husband, Justin, and I have two older dogs named Ox and Panda, and one tabby cat, named Cat. When I am not at work, I love to hike, camp, read, cook, watch Netflix and sports, and hang out with my family and friends.

Danielle Treadway, RVT

Hospital Manager

I received my B.S. in Biology from Western Carolina University in 2000 and my veterinary technology degree fro

Danielle Treadway, RVT

Hospital Manager

I received my B.S. in Biology from Western Carolina University in 2000 and my veterinary technology degree from Gaston College in 2003. I have been working with the Animal Hospital of Waynesville since 1998. My 4-legged children are – Aspen, Milo and Phoenix (my 3 cats) and Kiana & Meeko (my 2 dogs) and my 2-legged child is Jessa. I have a special fondness for Siberian huskies and dolphins. When I am not at work I love to hike, scrapbook, read, and spend time with my family and friends.

Kimber Warlick

Office Manager

I have lived in Haywood County all of my life. I enjoy working in the veterinary field and have been working a

Kimber Warlick

Office Manager

I have lived in Haywood County all of my life. I enjoy working in the veterinary field and have been working as an assistant since 2002. My husband, Justin, and I are blessed with 3 beautiful girls, Olivia, Adeline, and Arya. We share our home with 3 dogs, 2 cats, 1 rabbit, 5 chickens, 1 leopard gecko, and many fish. In our free time, we enjoy doing outdoor activities. My hobbies are quilting and scrapbooking and we are very active in our local church.

September 2018 Employee of the Month

We can not say enough good stuff about this girl- Huge heart for all 4-legged critters, love and compassion for all people, loyal, hardworking-the list goes on. She is our employee of the month for September, as well as celebrating her 6 year anniversary here. We are blessed to have Kimber at our hospital. Congratulations Kimber! We love you!

Tracy Payne, RVT

Patient Services Supervisor

I am a native of Haywood County and have worked at the Animal Hospital of Waynesville since 2005. I have a son

Tracy Payne, RVT

Patient Services Supervisor

I am a native of Haywood County and have worked at the Animal Hospital of Waynesville since 2005. I have a son, Dakota, 3 dogs Waylan, Jesse and Stella, a cat Sonic, 2 horses, goats and chickens. In my spare time I enjoy horseback riding, camping and spending time with friends and family.

September 2019 Employee of the Month

Tracy is our patient services supervisor and our head Registered Veterinary Technician.  She has been here for over 10 years and worked very hard to get her veterinary technology license while working full-time and raising a family.  Through it all, she still managed to do her job very well.  She wears many hats here at the clinic and usually has 15 things she is working on at the same time, yet she keeps the patients care at the top of her list.  Thank you Tracy for your loyalty and commitment to our team here.  We appreciate everything you do.

Cyndi Manning

Client Services Supervisor

I am originally from Florida but have been in North Carolina since 1990. I have worked for the Animal Hospital

Cyndi Manning

Client Services Supervisor

I am originally from Florida but have been in North Carolina since 1990. I have worked for the Animal Hospital of Waynesville since January 2007. I share my home with my husband Todd and grandson Michael in Clyde. We have 2 dogs, a Rottweiler named Angel, a boxer named Lexie and 2 cats- all spoiled rotten. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, being a foster parent, going to the Florida beaches on vacation and walking.

October 2018 Employee of the Month

Cyndi is one of our front desk superstars and is employee of the month for October.  Cyndi has been with us for 11 years and is wonderful at her job.  She truly cares about every client, patient and staff member that comes into the animal hospital and you can usually catch her with a huge smile on her face.  Thank you Cyndi for all you do and your continued loyalty.  We appreciate all you do!

Susan Bishop

My name is Susan Bishop. I am a client services Representative here at the Animal Hospital of Waynesville. I o

Susan Bishop

My name is Susan Bishop. I am a client services Representative here at the Animal Hospital of Waynesville. I originally started here in March 2001 and worked for 12+ years. I left for 2 years for personal/family obligations. I returned to work here in July 2015. I live in Clyde I have 5 dogs: Whiskey, Oso, Hazel, Nubbins, and Wesley and 2 cats: Alpo and Consuela.

February 2019 Employee of the Month

Susan has been with us for many, many years. She started here in 2001 and has worked here on and off over that time. Susan has a huge heart for all animals and you know that every time you see her with one and you can also tell this by the crew she has at her house (3 of which are dogs she bottle fed from babies). We are happy to have her on our Client Service Team. Thank you Susan!

Tasha Martin

My name is Tasha and I have been blessed to work at the Animal Hospital of Waynesville since June 2015. I am a

Tasha Martin

My name is Tasha and I have been blessed to work at the Animal Hospital of Waynesville since June 2015. I am a very proud mother to a 6-year-old son named Bryson. We enjoy living in the mountains, hiking and riding four-wheelers. I love to read and spend time on the beach. My goal in life is to become a Registered Veterinary Technician.

August 2018 Employee of the Month

Tasha has such a huge heart for all our patients and their parents.  She is always willing to go above and beyond for all of them.  Thank you Tasha for everything you do!  We appreciate your huge heart and willingness to do anything that is asked of you.

Liz Clark

I moved to the Waynesville area after graduating from East Tennessee State University. I am currently pursuing

Liz Clark

I moved to the Waynesville area after graduating from East Tennessee State University. I am currently pursuing my second degree on a pre-vet pathway. In my free time I love to hike and camp, practice yoga, and travel. I have three sweet rescue fur babies, my dogs Lucy and Rouge, and my cat Binx.

March 2019 Employee of the Month

Liz has been working here since 2018 while she is attending Western Carolina University. She has done a little bit of everything, from client services to kennel to patient services. She is always there to help wherever needed and continually wants to learn all aspects of veterinary medicine. We are so happy to have her on our team.  Thank you Liz and Congratulations on being employee of the month for March 2019.

July 2018 Employee of the Month

We are so excited to have you on our team and appreciate all the excitement and compassion you show for our 4-legged friends and their 2-legged parents.

Lindsay Mattingly

I’m originally from Statesville and lived in Charlotte for 5 years pursuing a career in the beauty industry.

Lindsay Mattingly

I’m originally from Statesville and lived in Charlotte for 5 years pursuing a career in the beauty industry. After meeting my husband, we moved back to his hometown to escape the business of the city life and find careers that fit our passions. We enjoy all things outdoors and currently have 1 dog, Kona. Thank you for letting me love on your fur babies!

August 2019 Employee of the Month
Lindsay is an amazing veterinary assistant. She is always wanting to learn something new and willing to help wherever she is needed. Her love for animals shows in her actions daily. We are lucky to have her in the AHOW team. Thank you Lindsay!

Sue Ann Owings

I am a Haywood County native and live here with my husband, daughter, dog, 2 cats and chickens. I have been wo

Sue Ann Owings

I am a Haywood County native and live here with my husband, daughter, dog, 2 cats and chickens. I have been working here at the hospital part-time since 2018 and love learning all the different aspects of the job.

December 2019 Employee of the Month
Sue Ann is our employee of the month for December and it is very deserved. Sue Ann takes care of all our clients and their pets with a huge heart and always makes sure that everyone is happy. She keeps calm through even the most stressful situations and is an amazing part of the team. Thank you Sue Ann for all you do. We truly appreciate you!

Alaina Cable

I moved to North Carolina as a kid from Kentucky. I was drawn to Waynesville and it’s small town-like feel,

Alaina Cable

I moved to North Carolina as a kid from Kentucky. I was drawn to Waynesville and it’s small town-like feel, much like where I grew up. Outside of assisting with treatment of cats and dogs, my greatest interest is in smaller animals such as rabbits, reptiles, Guinea Pigs, bearded dragons, fish, birds, and learning new things. At home I have three dogs, Biscuit is a goldendoodle, Isabella is a Yorkie, and Piper is a Shih-tzu/Yorkie mix.  I also have two cockatiels, fish, and a cat named Princess.

In my free time I enjoy swimming, spending time with loved ones, gardening, and caring for my  houseplant collection.

May 2019 Employee of the Month

Alaina (aka Flossy) has only been here a few months, but you would never know it.  She has jumped in with all feet and is doing an amazing job!  She loves spending time in the exam rooms with all our four-legged babies and their owners.  Thank you Alaina for all you do and always having a smile on your face!

Maddie Connor

I am currently a student at Tuscola High School where I take college and high school level classes. I am a THS

Maddie Connor

I am currently a student at Tuscola High School where I take college and high school level classes. I am a THS Varsity Cheerleader along with being part of several other clubs. I have a Blue Heeler/Lab mix named Toby who is 15 years old. I plan on attending WCU for pre-vet studies then finishing at NC State University for my vet degree. I love to paint, hike, and spend time with your furry babies.

July 2019 Employee of the Month

Maddie has been working part-time while she is in school taking care of our boarders. She is absolutely amazing!  Maddie loves each of these babies as if they were her own, has been so quick to learn and, is willing to help anywhere she is needed.  This little lady is going to go very far in life and her career.  Thank you Maddie for being you!  We are loving watching you grow! Congratulations on being the employee of the month for July, Maddie!

Megan Trantham

I was born and raised in Haywood County. I have been blessed with the opportunity to work here since July 2019

Megan Trantham

I was born and raised in Haywood County. I have been blessed with the opportunity to work here since July 2019. My fur family consist of my three dogs a Pit named Romeo, a Blue heeler mix named Lexi and Belgian Malinois named Thor. In my free time I enjoy shooting crossbows, hiking, fishing, going to the movies and spending time with loved ones.

January 2020 Employee of the Month
If you have come in, we are sure you have been greeted by her smiling face at some point in time. She is always willing to learn new things and help our pet parents with their needs. If she does not know the answer, she will get it for you. Thank you Megan for being there for our clients and their kids. You are an asset to us here at the Animal Hospital.

Becky Smith

I’m a native of Haywood county. My husband and I are blessed with our son Levi as well as our fur babies/fea

Becky Smith

I’m a native of Haywood county. My husband and I are blessed with our son Levi as well as our fur babies/feather kids. I am a proud chicken momma! I enjoy fishing, going to the boathouse, gardening and the company of all my “babies.” I’m excited to be here at the Animal Hospital of Waynesville and can’t wait to see what the future holds.

John Harrigan

Hi, my name is John.  I was born in Pittsburgh, PA.  I graduated from University of Pennsylvania and after r

John Harrigan

Hi, my name is John.  I was born in Pittsburgh, PA.  I graduated from University of Pennsylvania and after retiring from Verizon Wireless moved to Waynesville.  I also have  2 children, Kelly and Brian and a kitty named Tiger.  I enjoy hiking and traveling during my spare time and spending time with all the pets.

April 2019 Employee of the Month
John is our employee for the month of April. He started here a short time ago and has hit the ground running. He takes care of our pets in boarding and loves each and everyone as if they were his own. He gives each of them individual attention and makes them feel loved while staying away from home. In addition, John works with LOTS of women and still manages to love his job.
Thank you John for all you do here at the hospital.