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Annual wellness exams play a critical role in making sure your pet lives a long, healthy life! Older patients and patients with certain medical conditions may benefit from more frequent exams.



Approximately 6.5 million pets enter the US shelter system each year. Microchipping your pet greatly increases the chance that you will be reunited with your fur baby in the event they go missing!



We provide a customized, comprehensive vaccination plan for each patient based on age, previous vaccine history, and lifestyle.



From spay and neuter surgeries to tumor removals, eye surgery, and more, we are able to perform a wide range of surgical procedures to help your pet get on the road to recovery!



We have a full suite of state-of-the-art in-house diagnostic equipment, including serum chemistry, complete blood count, and fully automated urine analyzers.



For orthopedic surgeries and other more complicated procedures, we work with a local board certified veterinary surgeon to provide in-house advanced surgical services.



Proper dental care is one of the most effective ways to increase the life span and quality of life of our pets. In fact, timely dental care has shown to increase a pet's lifespan by 10-20%!


Heartworm disease is incredibly common in our area, and treatment is both harsh on the body and expensive. Heartworm disease also causes long-lasting, irreversible damage to the heart and lungs.

Flea and tick prevention is just as important. Ticks are especially dangerous and can transmit debilitating diseases such as Lyme disease, Ehrlichiosis, and Anaplasmosis.

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Dr. Chris and Dr. Rachel are both 2014 graduates of Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine. They spent their first 4 years practicing in Tucson, AZ before moving back east to be closer to family. After spending a year in Knoxville, TN, Dr. Chris and Dr. Rachel made the decision to purchase Little Mountain Veterinary Clinic in 2019 and make North Carolina their permanent home.

Dr. Rachel and Dr. Chris

Dr. Chris has a professional interest in surgery and endocrine disorders. He adores Golden Retrievers and has a soft spot for three-legged dogs. Dr. Rachel’s professional interests include internal medicine,  preventive care, and zoonotic diseases. She is also an avid reader. They have three dogs, Drake, Margot, and Doogie, and a cat named Stalker.

“We are committed to providing excellent quality care in a down home, comfortable environment, and will continue to be ‘The Little Clinic with the Big Heart.’”

Melissa Whitted, RVT
Lead Technician / Registered Veterinary Technician

Melissa is a 2006 graduate of Gaston College Veterinary Technology program. She has experience in small companion animal medicine and livestock management. She enjoys time with her 2 rescue dogs, Kitty and Olivia, and helps run a commercial cattle farm in Catawba with her fiance.

Shasta Allen 
Office Manager / Receptionist

Shasta joined the Little Mountain Veterinary Clinic team in 2010 as part of the kennel staff before working her way up to head receptionist. When she's not helping clients she enjoys spending time with her sweet shepherd mix Chaser and her two crazy cats!


Jason Lackey
Veterinary Assistant

Jason has been working in the veterinary field since 2003. He has 2 cats, Moonpie and Kane, and enjoys the outdoors, camping, and playing guitar.

Taylor Johnson, RVT
Registered Veterinary Technician

Taylor has been an RVT for 5 years. She has a love of all animals, from lions and tigers to miniature Schnauzers!

Amber Newcombe
Veterinary Assistant

Amber has been with us since November 2019. When she's not at work she spends much of her time wrangling her crazy lab Shelby.




5923 Highway 150 E
Denver, NC 28037

Tel:  704-489-2444


8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Monday - Friday
(Closed noon - 1:00 PM for lunch)




After Hours Emergencies: Please contact Denver Animal Emergency at (980) 222-7115.