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Meet Our Team!

We’ve been serving this amazing community since the 1960s, and we’ve only just begun.

Get to know our team!

We are solely dedicated to your pet’s care! We look forward to getting to know you, and we hope you’ll take the time to scroll down and get to know us.

Dr. Don Zehr

Dr. Don Zehr

Veterinarian

Dr. Zehr is a 1990 graduate of the Louisiana State University School of Medicine. He did undergraduate work at Eastern Mennonite University for two years, then earned a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology and Avian Science at the University of Florida in 1984. In Baton Rouge, Dr. Zehr did two years of Master’s research developing vaccines and bacterins before entering veterinary school in 1986. Dr. Zehr and his wife, Heidi, moved to Hendersonville in 1990 and bought this hospital in 1994. He loves the variety of general practice and especially enjoys surgery, ophthalmology, oncology, and dermatology. Dr. Zehr is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Animal Hospital Association. Dr. Zehr and his wife, Heidi, have been married for over 35 years and have 3 great kids; one Wolfpack graduate, one UNC Tarheel graduate, and one Erskine Flying Fleet graduate. They have two dogs, Winston and Woody, and a cat named Jenga. They enjoy tennis, kayaking, fishing, and traveling.

Dr. Todd Blair

Dr. Todd Blair

Veterinarian

Dr. Blair is a native of Western North Carolina and a 2001 graduate of the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine. He practiced in Wilson, NC, and Gettysburg, PA, before moving to Hendersonville. He earned a B.S. in biology from the University of NC Chapel Hill before entering veterinary school. He is a proud member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) (www.avma.org) and the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management. He is married to his wonderful wife, Shannan; they have three sons and a daughter and hope to grow as a family in Hendersonville. They share their home with their dog, Ruger, and cats, Charlotte and Priscilla, and a bearded dragon, Steve.

Dr. Jessica Slangal

Dr. Jessica Slangal

Veterinarian

Dr. Slangal is a graduate of Purdue University. Shortly after graduating, she moved to Western Carolina to enjoy the beauty of the mountains. Her interests include dentistry, geriatric care, and internal medicine. Outside of veterinary medicine, she spends her free time hiking and riding horses. She has two spoiled pups named Captain and Chief Brodie and a mischievous cat named Morgan.
Christine

Client Service Representative

Christine has been with HVH since 1997. She thinks the best part of her job is being able to work closely with clients and being able to thoroughly understand their concerns about their pets. During her years at HVH, she has been able to watch pets grow from six weeks to their senior years. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her children and her dogs Rocco and Shadow.

Stephanie

Client Service Representative

Stephanie started at HVH in October of 2020. Stephanie has almost 3 years of experience in the veterinary field and has worked in emergency medicine. While she enjoyed working in the emergency setting, she is excited to have the chance to establish more lasting relationships with our clients and their pets. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her dogs, Bilbo Baggins, Little girl, Reggie, and Paris.

Kourtney

Client Service Representative

Kourtney has been with Hendersonville Veterinary Hospital for almost 14 years. She really enjoys helping and interacting with clients and getting to see our patients grow through the years. In her free time, she enjoys reading and spending time outdoors working in her yard. She shares her home with her husband, son, 2 dogs (Thomas and Loki), and 2 cats (Freya and Evie).

Sydney

Veterinary Assistant

Sydney has worked in the veterinary field for 7 years. She recently moved from Florida with her dogs, Savage and Monster, and her cats, Chaos, Heathen, and Bandit. In her free time, she enjoys reading, exercising, hiking, and kayaking.

Kaela

Veterinary Assistant

Kaela came to us from Raleigh and started working at HVH in March of 2020. She is a certified veterinary assistant and has 7 years of experience in the veterinary field. Kaela really enjoys educating pet owners about veterinary medicine and preventative care while also advocating for the animals. She enjoys spending time hiking, fishing, disc golf, and crocheting during her time away from work. She shares her home with her husband, daughter, cat, and 2 dogs.

Tonya

Registered Veterinary Technician

Tonya has worked with animals and animal rehabilitation since she was a child. She became professionally involved in veterinary medicine in 2000 while working on her undergraduate Biology degree, which she received from UNCA. She is a Cedar Valley College Veterinary Technology Program graduate and is a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) in North Carolina. She is a tier-one Fear Free Certified Professional and is looking forward to continuing her certification levels as the program allows. She is also a board member of the Blue Ridge Humane Society and a member of NAVTA and NCAVT. She strives to utilize her knowledge to educate our clients and community so they may give their four-legged family members the best medical care, leading to longer and happier lives. She and her husband and stepson share their home with their dog, Luna Lovegood, and Gamin, a Tuxedo Cat. When she is not pursuing veterinary excellence through education and practice, she enjoys cooking, reading, hiking the WNC mountains and streams, and socializing with her family and friends.

Isabella

Registered Veterinary Technician

Isabella is a graduate of the Veterinary Medical Technology program at Asheville Buncombe Technical College and recently became a Registered Veterinary Technician. She has now worked in veterinary medicine for 2 years. She enjoys providing quality patient care and being involved in surgical and dental procedures. She enjoys fostering animals, cooking, gardening, and hanging out with friends and family in her free time. She has two dogs, Benny and Brock, and her cat Odom.

Ciara
Registered Veterinary Technician

Ciara came to Hendersonville Veterinary Hospital with 7 years of experience in the veterinary field. She attended the Veterinary Medical Technology program at AB Tech and earned her RVT license in 2017. Ciara enjoys being involved in behavioral medicine and dentistry. She enjoys spending her free time gardening and hiking with her dog, Fern. She is married and also has 3 cats and a rabbit.

Melissa

Kennel/Technician Assistant

Melissa began working for HVH in 1998. Her favorite thing about working here is seeing the great success when a sick patient is nurtured back to health. She enjoys getting to know the clients and working with a team that is close-knit. When Melissa is not at work, she spends her time caring for her children and enjoying the outdoors.

Amy

Practice Manager

Amy joined the team after supervising in the public school system for 7 years. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Western Carolina University in May of 1997 and previously worked for HVH as a receptionist in 2003/2004. Amy is excited to be back in the veterinary field and enjoys working with such a great team of doctors and staff. She shares her home with her husband, two children, Piper the dog and Oakley the bunny.