Our Veterinarians

Dr. Julian

Dr. Julian

Rebekah Frick Julian, DVM, graduated from North Carolina State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2001. She practiced for one-and-a-half years in a high-volume, mixed-animal practice in Manchester, Tennessee, before joining James Animal Hospital and Lazy 5 Ranch Mobile Vet Service in October 2002. Dr. Julian takes a special interest in geriatric medicine to help clients and their pets through the senior years. She feels pain control, comfort in aging, and facing geriatric diseases early are top priorities in aging pets. As some clients select hospice care for their pet, she feels client/patient relationships are even more important during this time. She also enjoys canine rehabilitation, dermatology, and equine dentistry. A native of eastern Rowan County, Dr. Julian graduated high school from East Rowan before going to undergraduate school at UNC-Wilmington. She married her high school sweetheart, Scott Julian, and they have 3 children: Noah, Eli, and Hope. Dr. Julian enjoys running, playing with her children, traveling, and participating in outreach events for the community and her church.

Dr. Wilkie

Dr. Wilkie

Ashley Wilkie, DVM, is a native of Western Rowan County. She attended West Rowan High School and then received her Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry from UNC-Wilmington. Dr. Wilkie graduated from North Carolina State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2015. Throughout veterinary school, she focused on both large and small animal medicine. Dr. Wilkie traveled extensively throughout the United States learning various cattle production methods and received an award in Ruminant Diagnostic Medicine.  Although she joined the Lazy 5 Vets Staff as a veterinarian in 2015, she has been a member of the team since 2005 as a technician.  Currently, she focuses on small animal medicine with special interests in ophthalmology and soft tissue surgery. In her spare time, Dr. Wilkie enjoys traveling, fishing, and spending time with her family including her two dogs (Maggie and Fancy).

Dr. Jones

Dr. Jones

Leah Jones, DVM, grew up in Cary, North Carolina. She received her Bachelors in Animal Science from North Carolina State University in 2012. Dr. Jones studied Veterinary Medicine at North Carolina State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 2016 with a focus of Mixed Animal Medicine. Her professional interests include companion animal medicine with special interests in dentistry and medicine. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, spending time with her family and pets including horses, dogs, cats, and chickens.

Dr. Stover

Dr. Stover

Kelsey Stover, DVM, is a native of Rowan County where she attended East Rowan High School. She went to Western Carolina University where she obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology with Chemistry and Music Minors. She studied Veterinary Medicine at NC State’s College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 2017 with a focus of Small Animal Medicine with an Exotics Emphasis. During her time in veterinary school, Dr. Stover took opportunities to study different aspects of veterinary medicine in countries such as China, Tanzania, and Ecuador. Her professional interests include companion animal medicine with special interests in feline medicine, cardiology, and rehabilitation. With rehabilitation, Dr. Stover is interested in acupuncture therapy and is in the middle of completing her acupuncture certification requirements. She also has an interest in avian medicine and enjoys working with both companion and wild birds. In her spare time, Dr. Stover enjoys traveling, reading, spending time with family and friends, and hanging out with her two cats, Raven (short for Ravenclaw, Dr. Stover is an unabashed Harry Potter fan) and Wobbles (named appropriately as she is three-legged).

Dr. Edelmann

Dr. Edelmann

Dr. Jessica Edelmann grew up in Toms River, New Jersey and attended The College of New Jersey graduating with a Bachelor’s of Science in 2007. From there she went on to study Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University graduating in 2014. Upon graduation, Dr. Edelmann moved to North Carolina. Her professional interests include small animal medicine and surgery, especially working with first- time pet owners. She currently resides in Winston-Salem with her husband Kris, her two little boys Jacob and Everett, and their two dogs, Sophie (a hound mix) and Rufus (a lab mix). In her personal time, she loves spending time with her kids, cooking, and exploring new places in North Carolina.

Management

Scott

Scott

Practice Manager

Scott Julian, CVPM, was born and raised in Salisbury, NC where he graduated from East Rowan in 1992. He graduated from UNCW in 1996 with a major in Psychology and minor in Business. He married his high school sweetheart, Rebekah in 1997. Scott worked in aviation management for 5 years in Raleigh and Nashville until moving back to Salisbury in 2002 to teach and coach at South Rowan High School. In 2005, he became the first and only practice manager of the newly formed Lazy 5 Vets. Scott committed himself to the veterinary industry and became a CVPM (Certified Veterinary Practice Manager) in 2008. He manages the HR department to over 35+ incredible employees, accounting, marketing, IT and building maintenance. Scott is also the head cross-country and track coach with South Rowan High School. He loves to spend time with his 3 kids…Noah (15), Eli (13) and Hope (8). He has 4 dogs…Linus, Regis, Hermione, and Leia.

Carolyn

Carolyn

Office Manager

Joined Team: 2009
Pet(s) Name & Breed: Sophie, Jasmine, Chand, Pip, Lily – Cats, Shaft, Chicken Nugget, Becky – Chickens
Pet’s Favorite Treat: Chickens love noodles and the cats love turkey

Katie

Katie

Lead Tech

Joined Team: 2007
Pet(s) Name & Breed: Kilby – Chocolate Lab, Arwin – German Shorthaired Pointer
Favorite thing to do with your pet(s): Playing fetch and swimming
Pet’s Favorite Treat: Blueberries, ice, and peanut butter

Sarah

Sarah

Receptionist

Joined Team: April 2016
Pet(s) Name & Breed: Lulu – Australian Shepherd Mix, Louise – Cat
Favorite thing to do with your pet?: Hiking with Lulu and snuggling with Louise
Pet’s Favorite Treat: Lulu plays hide and seek and Louise likes to dance for treats

Our Team

Britney, RVT

Britney, RVT

Registered Veterinary Technician

Joined Team: October 2013
Pet(s) Name & Breed: Faith – Springer Spaniel, Dixie – Lab Mix, Maximus – Cocker Spaniel, Belle – Lab
Favorite thing to do with your pet(s): Playing fetch
Pet’s Favorite Treat: Rocks!

Lauren, RVT

Lauren, RVT

Registered Veterinary Technician

Joined Team: January 2011
Pet(s) Name & Breed: Skippy Jon, Juju Bee, Jesebel – Cats
Favorite thing to do with your pet(s): Play with toys & cuddle
Matt

Matt

Veterinary Assistant

Joined Team: August 2009

Pet(s) Name & Breed: Lulu – Cattle Dog/Jack Russel Mix
Favorite thing to do with your pet(s): Go on hikes

Ashley

Ashley

Veterinary Assistant

Joined Team: March 2009
Pet(s) Name & Breed: Roxy – Boxer, Abby – Terrier Mix, Hayleigh – Boston Terrier
Favorite thing to do with your pet?: Play with tennis ball and chase water from garden hose
Pet’s Favorite Treat: Ice cubes and Gentle Snackers

Tina, RVT

Tina, RVT

Registered Veterinary Technician

Joined Team: 2014
Pet(s) Name & Breed: Zoe – Cairin Terrier Mix, Jack – Pomeranian, Malcolm & Spyder – Cats
Pet’s Favorite Treat: Peanut butter
Pet’s Best Trick: Twirling on tip toes

Kristen

Kristen

Veterinary Assistant

Joined Team: July 2011
Pet(s) Name & Breed: Waylon & Watson – Lab/Pitbull Mix, Willie – Golden Pit, Hank – Australian Shepherd, River – Australian Cattledog, Leo – French Bulldog, Clarabelle – Cat, Daisy & Ellie – Pigmy Goats
Favorite thing to do with your pet(s): Play fetch
Pet’s Favorite Treat: Any and all treats!
Stacie

Stacie

Veterinary Assistant

Joined Team: September 2015
Pet(s) Name & Breed: Cletus, Paisley, Shiloh – Dachshunds, Shadow – English Coonhound, Beauford – Blood Hound
Pet’s Favorite Treat: Dropped toddler food
Pet’s Best Trick: Barking
Jessica

Jessica

Veterinary Technician

Joined Team: April 2013

Pet(s) Name & Breed: Roscoe – Pit Mix, Tibbles – Mix, Fievel, Mouse, Templeton – Rat, Hammy – Squirrel
Favorite thing to do with your pet(s): Throw Tibbles’ tire
Pet’s Favorite Treat: Roscoe loves cheese and DentaStix

Ashton

Ashton

Veterinary Assistant

Joined Team: July 2016
Pet(s) Name & Breed: Panda – German Shepherd Mix, Silvia – Husky
Favorite thing to do with your pet(s): Nap and watch them play!
Pet’s Favorite Treat: Beggin Strips
Stephanie, RVT

Stephanie, RVT

Registered Veterinary Technician

Joined Team: July 2017
Pet(s) Name & Breed: Todd – Boxer Mix, Cecil and Heather – Cats, Jeremy – Rooster, Zharo andNoodle – Ball Pythons, Charlie – California King Snake
Pet’s Favorite Treat: Jeremy’s favorite treat is oatmeal and scrambled eggs
Holly, RVT

Holly, RVT

Registered Veterinary Technician

Joined Team: October 2011
Pet(s) Name & Breed: Sisco – Yorkie, Tux – Siberian Husky, Cody – Alaskan Malamute, Venus – Cat
Favorite thing to do with your pet(s): Watching Tux and Cody eat snowflakes and cuddling with Sisco and Venus
Kate

Kate

Camp Wagon Tails Counselor

Joined Team: August 2008
Pet(s) Name & Breed: Lilly – Beagle Mix, Sahara – Mini Poodle Mix, Jessica – Domestic Shorthair
Favorite thing to do with your pet(s): Walks with the kids
Pet’s Favorite Treat: Blueberries
Pet’s Best Trick: Lilly does patty cake
Shari

Shari

Receptionist

Joined Team: September 2014
Pet(s) Name & Breed: Sadie – Miniature Schnauzer
Favorite thing to do with your pet(s): Going for walks
Pet’s Best Trick: Howdy

Adele

Adele

Receptionist/Customer Service

Joined Team: August 2016

Pet(s) Name & Breed: Abby – Belgian Malinois, Reggie – Malamute Mix, Caesar and Meeko – Cats, Henry, Hillel, and Sadira – Horses
Favorite thing to do with your pet(s): Mounted archery and horse show jumping

Deanna

Deanna

Customer Service

Joined Team: July 2017
Pet(s) Name & Breed: Maggie – Lab Mix, Milo & Max – Cats, Poppy & Ricky – Bunnies, Reptiles – Leopard Gecko, Tree Frogs, Tortoise, Bearded Dragon, Blue Tongue Skink
Favorite things to do with your pet(s): Going on hikes
Pet’s Best Trick: The rabbits give high fives!

Madilyn

Madilyn

Receptionist/Customer Service

Joined Team: November 2016
Pet(s) Name & Breed: Grace and Keeper – Rescues
Favorite thing to do with your pet(s): We love to go on hikes and drive with windows down!
Pet’s Favorite Treat: Peanut butter and Reddi-wip
Pet’s Best Trick: Cannon balls into the lake
Sonya

Sonya

Camp Wagon Tails Counselor

Joined Team:  November 2008
Years of Experience:  18 years
Pets:  Stan, The Sock Monkey, Sir Yankee of Doodle & Tiger – Cats
Hobbies/Interests:  Cooking, painting, “The Golden Girls,” NFL, Formula 1 and Religous Studies
Other Interesting Facts about You:  I was baptized in Jordan River in Israel!!
Elizabeth

Elizabeth

Kennel Tech/Trainee Groomer

Joined Team: March 2016
Pet(s) Name & Breed: Bruce – Border Collie Mix
Favorite thing to do with your pet(s): Bruce loves to be brushed and cuddled.
Pet’s Favorite Treat: Pill pockets

Rebekah

Rebekah

Groomer

Joined Team: May 2014
Pet(s) Name & Breed: Roxie – Rat Terrier, Deuce – Blue Heeler, Speck – Appaloosa Quarter Horse, Chickens
Favorite thing to do with your pet(s): The dogs love riding in the golf cart!
Pet’s Favorite Treat: Dogs love peanut butter, Speck loves apples, and the chickens love bread
TAREN

TAREN

Groomer

Joined Team: 2013
Pet(s) Name & Breed: Holly – Pomeranian Mix, Angel – Shih Tzu, Oreo & Lema – Cats
Favorite thing to do with your pet(s): Taking the dogs for a walk and nap with the cats
Pet’s Best Trick: Holly can do a dancing twirl.

Jodi

Jodi

Kennel Tech/Camp Wagon Tails Receptionist

Joined Team: July 2017
Pet(s) Name & Breed: Yuki and Halibut – Siberian Huskies, Athena – Labrador Retriever Mix, Albert – Beagle
Favorite thing to do with your pet(s): Hiking with Yuki and Hal
Pet’s Best Trick: “Sit Pretty” and “Play Dead”
Allie

Allie

Kennel Tech

Joined Team: September 2016
Pet(s) Name & Breed: Gunner- Blood Hound
Favorite thing to do with your pet(s): Take naps
Pet’s Favorite Treat: Peanut butter
Brandy

Brandy

Kennel Tech

Joined Team: April 2018
Pet(s) Name & Breed: Abby – Cat
Pet’s Favorite Treat: Temptations
Pet’s Best Trick: Sleeping

Tiffany

Tiffany

Kennel Tech

Joined Team: November 2017
Pet(s) Name & Breed: Buck – Blue Heeler, Little Bear – Rottweiler/German Shepherd Mix, Fiera – Husky, Minx -Cat
Pet’s Favorite Treat: Denta Stix
Pet’s Best Trick: Give Howdy

Sylvia

Sylvia

Kennel Tech

Joined Team: August 2015
Pet(s) Name & Breed: Ruka – Great Pyrenees
Favorite thing to do with pets: Go to the dog park
Pet’s Best Trick: High-Five