Dr. Chris Coleman

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Chris Coleman received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Auburn University. He originally hails from New Orleans, Louisiana and moved to the Hendersonville area shortly after vet school, where he and his wife practiced together for many years.

Dr. Amanda Shoemake

Veterinarian and Owner

Dr. Amanda Shoemake received both her bachelor’s degree and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Auburn University.

Dr. Chris Jones

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Chris Jones received his Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science with a minor in Companion Animal Science at Rutgers University in New Jersey in 2015. He attended Ross University on the Caribbean island of St.


Practice Manager

Dannon was born and raised in Greenville, SC. She graduated from Travelers Rest High School in 2009. While in high school, she worked in the kennel at a local animal hospital and from there her career began.


Hospital Administrator

Erik is the hospital administrator of Haywood Animal Hospital, but his job encompasses so much more, including client relations manager, staff manager and overall handyman.  Before his introduction into veterinary medicine in 2018, Erik had a wide array of life and job experience.


Veterinary Technician

Carissa was born and raised in Brevard, NC.  She had a love for animals growing up and always knew she wanted to be a veterinary technician. 


Veterinary Assistant

Alexandria was born in Raleigh, North Carolina. She went to college in Boone, NC for Industrial Design, but felt a calling to animal care once she was employed at a Doggie Daycare and Spa.


Veterinary Assistant

Erica has never known life without having a dog in her home. She was born and raised in Connecticut, and decided to move to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina after graduating high school.


Veterinary Assistant

Karisa was born and raised in a small town in Rhode Island. She grew up with a passion for animals and science. After she graduated high school she pursued that passion by going to human medical school, but quickly realized that path would not fulfill her love for animals.


Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist

Andrea was born and raised in Asheville, NC. Being from the mountains, she loves waterfalls, the woods and especially the local nature center. She grew up with several animals as her grandmother raised show birds and her childhood homes were always filled with a variety of pets.


Technician Assistant

Robert is a Hendersonville native! He graduated West Henderson high school in 2019, then went to work with his father detailing cars to help support his family. From a young age, Robert loved animals.