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.
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).
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.
Kelsey Stover, DVM, CVA, 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. In regards to rehabilitation, Dr. Stover is interested in acupuncture therapy and has completed 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).
David L. Stevens, DVM joined our team in 2019. Dr. Stevens studied Biology at Virginia Tech, where he graduated with highest honors in 2012. He returned to Blacksburg, VA to earn his DVM at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. His veterinary interests include companion animal dermatology and internal medicine. He practiced at Broad Street Veterinary Hospital in Richmond, VA for two years, but found he spent most of his weekends traveling to the greater Charlotte area. In 2019, he made the move south to Concord, NC and joined Lazy 5 Vets in Salisbury. Outside of veterinary medicine, he enjoys mountain biking and spending time with his dogs Tara, Bandit, Finnick, and Daisy.
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.
Customer Service Manager
Kathryn grew up in Salisbury, NC and has always had a passion for the outdoors and animals. While living in North Carolina she attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and Appalachian State University. Kathryn began her veterinary career with Lazy 5 Vets in 2007 working as a veterinary technician and office manager for ten years. She has recently rejoined the Lazy 5 Vets management team heading up customer service. Kathryn currently resides in the small town of Monroe, GA with her fiance and four legged children. In her free time Kathryn enjoys spending time with her fiance, horseback riding, hiking, camping, and attending music festivals. She also loves spending time with her kids, Bugsy the border collie, Cocoa the chihuahua, Jackson the lab, and her two mountain horses George and Baywatch.
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
Camp Wagon Tails 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