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. 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. 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. 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, counted 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 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.

Kathryn

Kathryn

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.

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 husband and 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.

Katie

Katie

Lead Tech

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

Madilyn

Madilyn

Lead Receptionist

Joined Team: Nov. 2016

Pets Name & Breed in Picture: June – Black Lab

Favorite Thing to do with Pet: Boat Rides – She will swim all day long

Pet’s Favorite Treat: tennis ball & sticks

Pet’s Best Trick: getting out of spankings with her puppy eyes!

Ashley

Ashley

Pharmacy Manager

Ashley is a native of Rowan County and a graduate of West Rowan High School. She is currently enrolled in the 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, two lizards, and a water frog.  Her hours not working are spent with her husband and two kids, most often a softball field. 

Our Team

Britney, RVT

Britney, RVT

Registered Veterinary Technician

Joined Team: Oct. 2013

Pets Name & Breed in Picture: Faith – Springer Spaniel & Dixie – Lab mix

Favorite Thing to do with Pet: Camping

Pet’s Favorite Treat: Cheerios

Pet’s Best Trick: Dixie will smile & Faith will chew up as much as she can.

Matt

Matt

Veterinary Assistant

Joined Team: Aug. 2009

Pets Name & Breed in Picture: Lulu – Dog & Loise -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: Jan. 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: Oct. 2011

Pets Name & Breed in Picture: Sisco – Yorkshire Terrier & Venus – Cat

Favorite Thing to do with Pet:

Pet’s Favorite Treat: Sisco enjoys carrots, blueberries, &  greenies. Venus loves her feline greenies

Pet’s Best Trick: Sisco will give Venus kisses, sometimes Venus likes, sometimes Venus will slap him

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

Ashton

Ashton

Veterinary Assistant

Joined Team: July 2016

Pets Name & Breed in Picture: Silvia/Enzo – Huskies & Panda – Shephard Mix

Favorite Thing to do with Pet: Nap

Pet’s Favorite Treat: Beggin Strips

Pet’s Best Trick: Sit/Shake

 Allie

Allie

Veterinary Assistant

Joined Team: Sept. 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

Katie F.

Katie F.

Kennel Assistant

Joined Team: Aug. 2019

Pets Name & Breed in Picture: Dakota – Basset Mix

Favorite Thing to do with Pets: Car Rides, Hiking & Snuggles

Pet’s Favorite Treat: Pop Corn & Carrots

Pet’s Best Trick:

Morgan

Morgan

Receptionist/Vet Assistant

Joined Team: Feb. 2020

Pets Name & Breed in Picture: Rodeo – Australian Shephard

Favorite Thing to do with Pet: Ride Horses & chasing cattle & sheep

Pet’s Favorite Treat: Duck Jerky Strips

Pet’s Best Trick: High five

Harley

Harley

Receptionist

Joined Team: March 2020

Pet(s) Name & Breed: Diesel – Lab Mix

Favorite thing to do with your pet(s): Playing fetch

Pet’s Favorite Treat: Cheese & Peanut Butter

Pet’s Best Trick: Howdy & High Five

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

Pets Name & Breed in Picture: Rio – Lab/Pit Mix & Cookie – Chihuahua Mix

Favorite Thing to do with Pet: Play with their toys

Pet’s Favorite Treat: Rio – anything, not picky

Pet’s Best Trick: Sit, Give Paw, & Lay Down

Felicity

Felicity

Kennel Assistant

Joined Team: Aug. 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

Jess

Jess

Kennel Assistant

Joined Team: Aug. 2020

Pets Name & Breed in Picture: Marcellus/Doberman

Favorite Thing to do with Pet: Take naps and watch dad’s soccer games

Pet’s Favorite Treat: Blue Bits

Pet’s Best Trick:

Sierra

Sierra

Kennel Assistant

Joined Team: Aug. 2020

Pets Name & Breed in Picture: Maggie – Beagle/Lab Mix

Favorite Thing to do with Pet: Trick Training

Pet’s Favorite Treat: Bacon

Pet’s Best Trick: Spin