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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. Shull

Dr. Shull

Leah Jones Shull, DVM, originally joined our team in 2016 shortly after graduating rom vet school. Her undergraduate studies were completed at North Carolina State University where she majored in Animal Science. She studied veterinary medicine at NC State’s College of Veterinary medicine where she had a mixed animal focus and graduated in 2016. Currently, she focuses on small animal medicine and has special interests in dentistry and preventative care. Dr. Shull left our practice for a brief period in 2020 due to relocating but ultimately decided to rejoin us in 2022. Dr. Shull enjoys traveling with her husband and spending time with her fur babies outside of when she is practicing medicine.

Dr. Stevens

Dr. Stevens

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.

Dr. Stover

Dr. Stover

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).

Dr. Lewis

Dr. Lewis

Dr. Tanya Lewis, DVM, is originally from the Cleveland, Ohio area. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree from The Ohio State University and then her DVM in 2010 from the same institution. Following graduation, Dr. Lewis worked at a large private hospital in upstate New York until relocating to the Charlotte area in November of 2020. She has a special interest in geriatric and feline medicine and enjoys creating partnerships with her patients and clients. When not seeing patients Dr. Lewis enjoys reading, counting cross stitch, running, and horseback riding. She shares her home with her husband, 2 cats (Dora and Hercules), and her puggle Eddie.

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 40+ incredible employees, accounting, marketing, IT and building maintenance.  He has 3 kids…Noah (19), Eli (17) and Hope (13). He has 2 golden retrievers… Leia and Dwight.  He is truly blessed to be able to work and workout with his wife, watch his kids race and travel whenever possible. 

Katie

Katie

Lead Veterinary Technician

Joined Team: Aug. 2007

Pets Name & Breed in Picture: Kilby – Chocolate Lab

Favorite Thing to do with Pet: Swimming, Playing Fetch, Cuddling, & Car Rides

Pet’s Favorite Treat: ice, blueberries, cheese, & peanut butter

Pet’s Best Trick: Howdy, speak, & rollover

Ashley

Ashley

Pharmacy Manager

Ashley is a native of Rowan County and a graduate of West Rowan High School and Penn Foster College Veterinary Technician Program. She came to Lazy 5 Vets in March 2009, with a prior 7 years of experience. Though she has filled many roles over the years, she has found her niche as our pharmacy/inventory manager. She has a boxer (Roxy) and a terrier mix (Addy), as well as fish and a gecko.  Her hours not working are spent with her husband and two kids, most often at a softball field.

Carolyn

Carolyn

Camp Wagon Tails Manager

Carolyn grew up with a passion for animals, having a heart for any critter, big or small. Working with animals has always been something she loved doing. She began her career with Lazy 5 Vets in August of 2009. As the Camp Wagon Tails manager, her goal is to give peace of mind to owners that their pets are well-loved and cared for. Spending time with her two daughters is her favorite thing to do. She also spends a good deal of her time working with her chickens or relaxing with her dog and cats in front of a Disney or superhero movie.

Mady

Mady

Customer Service Manager

Mady is a Rowan County native and grew up on High Rock Lake. She graduated from East Rowan High School and went to college at UNCC. She joined the Lazy 5 Vets team as a part-timer in November of 2016 and has worked many positions over the years. She has a passion for providing the best veterinary customer service around and making Lazy 5 the easiest choice for you to make when it comes to the care of your fur-babies. Mady enjoys spending time outdoors and on the lake with her husband and their lab Jane.  

Our Team

Matt

Matt

Veterinary Assistant

Joined Team: August 2009

Pets Name & Breed in Picture: Lulu – Dog & Louise -Cat

Favorite Thing to do with Pet: Reenact Game of Thrones battles

Pet’s Favorite Treat: Dinosaur Bones

Pet’s Best Trick: Wall Street Trading

Lauren, RVT

Lauren, RVT

Registered Veterinary Technician

Joined Team: January 2011

Pet(s) Name & Breed: Juju Bee

Favorite thing to do with your pet(s): Watch them do food puzzles and chase toys

Pet’s Favorite Treat:

Pet’s Best Trick: Leaping in the air for you

Holly, RVT

Holly, RVT

Certified Veterinary Technician

Joined Team: 2011

Pet’s Name/Breed in Picture: Zane and Sisco (yorkies)

Favorite Thing to do with Pets: Both love playing catch

Pet’s Favorite Treat: Greenies and baby carrots

Pet’s Best Trick: Rolling on back for belly rubs

Taren

Taren

Groomer

Joined Team: November 2013

Pet’s Name/Breed in Picture: Angel (Shih Tzu)

Favorite Thing to do with Pets: Go for walks and play in the yard

Pet’s Favorite Treat: Mom’s homemade Royal Canine treats

Pet’s Best Trick:

Britney, RVT

Britney, RVT

Registered Veterinary Technician

Joined Team: 2013

Pet’s Name/Breed in Picture: Faith (Springer Spaniel), Nalani (Labrador)

Favorite Thing to do with Pets: Go Camping

Pet’s Favorite Treat: Peanut Butter!

Pet’s Best Trick: Faith loves to shake! Nalani is still learning!

Ashton

Ashton

Veterinary Assistant

Joined Team: 2016

Pet’s Name/Breed in Picture: Stanley (aka Stanley Steamer)

Favorite Thing to do with Pets: Nap

Pet’s Favorite Treat: Anything he is allowed to eat

Pet’s Best Trick: High Five

Elizabeth

Elizabeth

Groomer

Joined Team: March 2016

Pets Name & Breed in Picture: Bruce – Border Collies Mix

Favorite Thing to do with Pet: Take naps & walking downtown

Pet’s Favorite Treat: Hickory Smoke Pill Pockets

Pet’s Best Trick: Telling time

 Allie

Allie

Veterinary Assistant

Joined Team: September 2016

Pets Name & Breed in Picture: Gunner – Bloodhound & Flo – Golden

Favorite Thing to do with Pets: Playing Ball & Naps

Pet’s Favorite Treat: Milk Bones

Pet’s Best Trick: Sit down & Lay Down

Harley

Harley

Receptionist

Joined Team: March 2020

Pet’s Name/Breed in Picture: Diesel (Lab/Australian Shepherd)

Favorite Thing to do with Pets: Playing Outside

Pet’s Favorite Treat: Duck & Blueberry treats

Pet’s Best Trick: High five & Howdy

Cynthia

Cynthia

Groomer

Joined Team: May 2020

Pets Name & Breed in Picture: Luna -Parti Yorkshire Terrier

Favorite Thing to do with Pet: Snuggle, Walk, Comb her hair, & Car rides

Pet’s Favorite Treat: Chicken & Scrambled Eggs

Pet’s Best Trick: “Praise the Lord”

Jordyn

Jordyn

Vet Assistant

Joined Team: June 2020

Pets Name & Breed in Picture: Skyla – Maltese Poodle Mix & Cooper – Beagle

Favorite Thing to do with Pet: Go on walks & Cuddle after walks

Pet’s Favorite Treat: Anything they can get their paws on

Pet’s Best Trick: Looking cute no matter what

Genesis

Genesis

Receptionist

Joined Team: July 2020

Pet’s Name/Breed in Picture: Rio (Pitbull mix)

Favorite Thing to do with Pets: Playing fetch and running together

Pet’s Favorite Treat: Will eat anything…loves carrots, cucumbers and strawberries

Pet’s Best Trick: He will stand on two legs and give high fives

 

Felicity

Felicity

Kennel Assistant

Joined Team: August 2020

Pets Name & Breed in Picture: Artie – German Shephard Mix

Favorite Thing to do with Pet: Go for walks in the Park

Pet’s Favorite Treat: Anything & Everything

Pet’s Best Trick: Fist bump

Savannah S.

Savannah S.

Receptionist/Veterinary Assistant

Joined Team: January 2021

Pet’s Name/Breed in Picture: Summer (Long-haired Dachshund); Kylo (Domestic Long-haired)

Favorite Thing to do with Pets: Napping; specializing in sleeping

Pet’s Favorite Treat: Kylo – cheese; Summer – bananas

Pet’s Best Trick: Kylo loves to find feet under the covers and bite toes. Summer is best at high-fives and cuddles.

Hannah

Hannah

Veterinary Assistant

Joined Team: March 2021

Pet’s Name/Breed in Picture: June (yorkie)

Favorite Thing to do with Pets: Cuddle on the couch and binge watch TV

Pet’s Favorite Treat: Carrots

Pet’s Best Trick: “inside voice” & “give me 10”

Giselle

Giselle

Receptionist

Joined Team: June 2021

Pet’s Name/Breed in Picture: Luna

Favorite Thing to do with Pets: Sleep, eat and play ball

Pet’s Favorite Treat: Anything that is edible

Pet’s Best Trick: Catches treats mid-air, “Chicken” locator

Lauren

Lauren

Receptionist

Joined Team: February 2022

Pet’s Name/Breed in Picture: Weston/Hazel (yellow and chocolate labs)

Favorite Thing to do with Pets: going swimming

Pet’s Favorite Treat: Tennis Balls & Peanut Butter

Pet’s Best Trick: Retrieving their toy ducks

Olivia O.

Olivia O.

Kennel Assistant

Joined Team: March 2022

Pet’s Name/Breed in Picture: Banjo (orange tabby domestic shorthair)

Favorite Thing to do with Pets: go on hike or play with their toys

Pet’s Favorite Treat: homemade peanut butter treats

Pet’s Best Trick: sitting pretty

Savannah N.

Savannah N.

Kennel Assistant

Joined Team: April 2022

Pet’s Name/Breed in Picture: Oliver (domestic shorthair)

Favorite Thing to do with Pets: Go on walks and car rides, watch TV and cuddle

Pet’s Favorite Treat: Churu

Pet’s Best Trick: Walks well on harness/leash

Belen (B)

Belen (B)

Receptionist

Joined Team: April 2022

Pet’s Name/Breed in Picture: Oso (Yorkie mix)

Favorite Thing to do with Pets: Going to the Park

Pet’s Favorite Treat: Blueberries & Chicken

Pet’s Best Trick: Oso gives the best high fives!

Brooklyn

Brooklyn

Veterinary Assistant

Joined Team: June 2022

Pet’s Name/Breed in Picture: Silas, Border Collie

Favorite Thing to do with Pets: Throw Frisbee

Pet’s Favorite Treat: Dog Ice Cream (Ben & Jerry’s)

Pet’s Best Trick: He prays

Olivia A.

Olivia A.

Kennel Assistant

Joined Team: August 2022

Pet’s Name/Breed in Picture: Remi (Bulldog)

Favorite Thing to do with Pets: Cuddling and sleep together, chase around in the yard, play fight

Pet’s Favorite Treat: Anything and everything she can eat

Pet’s Best Trick: Play fetch, sit, and catch food whenever thrown in the air