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Caring for your pet, every step of the way at Little Mountain Veterinary Clinic!

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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 two dogs, 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.’”

Marian Benitez, DVM, DACVS-SA

We are proud to partner with Dr. Benitez and Dogwood Veterinary Surgical Care to provide our patients and clients referral-level surgical services at Little Mountain Veterinary Clinic.

Dr. Benitez has a special interest in orthopedic procedures for cranial cruciate ligament ruptures and gastrointestinal diseases. She spent three years as a clinical faculty member at Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine before founding Dogwood Veterinary Surgical Care.


Melissa Edwards, 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 husband.


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!

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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!

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Alessia Slagle
Veterinary Assistant

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About Our Team




"Dr. Chris and his team have been wonderful in helping us to deal with our old dogs sudden onset seizures . . . We couldn’t be happier with the treatment Blitz has received and look forward to bringing the rest of our furries to Little Mountain Veterinary Clinic as well." - Caitlin M.

"We've been using this clinic for about 2 years now and we absolutely love it. The vet techs are so sweet and the veterinarians are just as caring. They talk to and handle your pets like their own babies which I adore, it makes everything easier and much more comfortable. I recommend little mountain vet clinic to ANYONE who I know has pets." - Lindsay L.

"Always very professional, friendly and accommodating. The doctors and staff are top notch and highly recommend this practice to others." - David L.

"Love the doctor and all the techs. Very helpful and great with my mastiff Assisi." - Debbie Y.



5923 Highway 150 E
Denver, NC 28037

Tel:  704-489-2444

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


8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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

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