who we are.

Haywood Animal Hospital is a locally-owned, full-service animal hospital and surgery center in Hendersonville, NC. We strive to offer the highest quality medicine and surgery for your pets, and we pride ourselves on taking the time to educate you, the pet parent, so that you are always able to make informed decisions.

Haywood Animal Hospital has been part of the Hendersonville community since 1984. We proudly serve Hendersonville, Mills River, Etowah, Flat Rock, Brevard, Arden, Fletcher and other surrounding areas.

  • 2846 Haywood Road Hendersonville, North Carolina 28791
  • Monday – Friday: 7:30am - 5pm Saturday: 8am - 12pmSunday: Closed
  • admin@haywoodvet.com
  • 828.697.0446

meet the family.

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Dr. Amanda Shoemake
DVM

Dr. Amanda Shoemake received both her bachelor’s degree and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Auburn University.

Originally from Memphis, TN, Dr. Shoemake began working in the Veterinary field at the age of 13. She knew right away that she would do this for the rest of her life. Once leaving Alabama, Dr. Shoemake then spent time living in Las Vegas and again Tennessee. She has years of experience in general practice, but also has experience in emergency medicine and surgery.

Dr. Shoemake immensely enjoys the medicine and science of Veterinary medicine, as well as interacting with pet parents and staff to better the lives of her patients. She has professional interests in dentistry, as well as preventative medicine.

When she’s away from the hospital, Dr. Shoemake enjoys all that western North Carolina has to offer. She loves to hike and explore the surrounding areas. She adores downtown Hendersonville and enjoys the many tastes that it and Asheville have to offer. She has two dogs, Abbie, a Dachshund mix, and Ralphie, a mischievous Cockapoo. The lights of her life include her husband, Erik, and their three (two- legged) kids, Mason, Hannah and Owen.

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Henry
MASCOT

Henry received his honorary veterinary degree from Haywood Animal Hospital. Henry has been a well-loved fixture within the hospital walls since he was a kitten. His special interests include sleeping under the front desk and eating tuna. He will often sneak into an exam room, either to get petting from a client, or to sniff out a patient. We suspect Henry is part Norwegian Forest cat and part Maine Coon, but we can assure you, he’s nothing but a giant love!

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MELANNIE
VETERINARY RECEPTIONIST

Melannie is one of our friendly faces that you’ll see at the front desk. Melannie is originally from Newark, NJ, and moved to Asheville from Vero Beach, FL. 

Melannie’s favorite part of her job his Henry. She enjoys petting him and giving him as much attention as he demands. She also enjoys learning new things and watching various procedures. 

When away from work, Melannie enjoys watching Lucifer and exploring the community. She often tries out new restaurants with friends. She is also a licensed esthetician and nail technician. She shares her home with a black kitty named Binx. 

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Dr. Chris Coleman
DVM

Dr. Chris Coleman received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Auburn University. He originally hails from New Orleans, Louisiana and moved to the Hendersonville area shortly after vet school, where he and his wife practiced together for many years.

Dr. Chris has special interests in exotic medicine and has cared for numerous wildlife animals over the years. He enjoys both soft tissue and some orthopedic surgery. If Dr. Chris is away from the clinic, you’ll likely find him cruising on his Harley Davidson. He enjoys traveling and is also very involved in the practice of karate. He usually has a menagerie of pets around him. He and his wife, Mickey, have two grown children, Dash and Chandler, who both still live in the state of North Carolina.

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Jessica
LEAD TECHNICIAN

Jessica is originally from Williamsburg, VA. But, she lived in Raleigh, NC, prior to making Hendersonville her forever home in 2017. Jessica has worked in the veterinary field for more than 14 years and we were so fortunate that she decided to join our Haywood Animal Hospital family.

Jessica has many roles at Haywood Animal Hospital. You will often see her in the exam room with your pet, but she does many things behind the scenes as well. She is highly skilled in veterinary dentistry and is quite often the person taking our dental radiographs and cleaning our patients’ teeth. Some of her favorite parts of her job include educating owners and building lasting relationships with our pet parents. She is Fear Free certified and committed to giving each of our patients the least stressful experience possible every time they walk into our hospital.

Outside of work, Jessica enjoys the many outdoor activities that Hendersonville has to offer, such as kayaking and hiking the mountains. She and her husband share their home with two beautiful daughters (of the two-legged variety), a Labradoodle named Bleu, and a rambunctious Yorkie named Rambo.

sarah
sarah
VETERINARY RECEPTIONIST

Sarah is originally from New Orleans, LA and also lived in Orlando, FL prior to moving to the area. She is one of our team members who often answers the phone and greets you as you arrive.

Sarah enjoys learning new things about Veterinary medicine. She also enjoys interacting with our patients.

When Sarah is not at Haywood Animal Hospital, she’s usually exploring the city, swimming or hiking. She also enjoys photography and gardening and she has a degree in baking and pastry management. Sarah shares her home with her Australian Shepherd mix, Harvey.

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Erik
PRACTICE MANAGER

Erik joined the Haywood Animal Hospital family in 2018. He originally reigns from the beautiful garden state of New Jersey. He has since lived in Las Vegas and Tennessee, prior to settling in scenic Western North Carolina. His background is in information technology, but he also spent time as a middle school and high school teacher. 

Erik is a vital member of our team and has an array of duties. His passion is client communication and he strives to please each of our pet parents, ensuring they have a good experience while in our hospital.

Erik is Fear Free Certified and takes pride in helping do whatever necessary to minimize a pet’s anxiety and stress during each visit to our hospital. 

When he is not at the hospital, Erik enjoys visiting the craft breweries and cideries the area has to offer. He loves to travel and spends most of his spare time having fun with his kids.

Lilliana
Liliana
TECHNICIAN IN TRAINING

Lili is a Hendersonville native! She was born and raised here and loves all that our area has to offer. Lili joined Haywood Animal Hospital in August 2018. She is currently enrolled in the Penn Foster program to become a certified veterinary technician and is also working on her Fear Free certification.

During her off time, you’ll often find Lili in the gym, or enjoying our beautiful mountain scenery. If it’s raining, she’s likely to be in a local coffee shop or at a local thrift store, hunting out a bargain. Lili’s pride and joy is her chocolate lab, Harper.

cheyenne
cheyenne
TECHNICIAN IN TRAINING

Cheyenne, Technician in training, Veterinary receptionist Cheyenne is relatively new to the area, having moved here from Boone in early 2019. She is originally from Newnan, GA and has also lived in Fayetteville. Cheyenne is one of our Veterinary Assistants, but is also trained to work as a receptionist. She’s currently in the Penn Foster program to become a certified veterinary technician. Cheyenne is also working on her Fear Free certification.

Cheyenne most enjoys following through with her patients and seeing the positive outcomes of our treatments. She finds joy in going home at the end of each day, feeling like she made a difference in each pet’s life. This seems to be in her blood, as both her grandmother and her mother are veterinary technicians. Cheyenne’s passion for her job and her smile are truly contagious.

In her free time, Cheyenne enjoys spending time with friends, swimming and taking her fur kids out to play. She has two energetic Australian Shepherds, Finley and Ava.

MOBILE

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Dr. Amanda Shoemake
DVM

Dr. Amanda Shoemake received both her bachelor’s degree and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Auburn University.

Originally from Memphis, TN, Dr. Shoemake began working in the Veterinary field at the age of 13. She knew right away that she would do this for the rest of her life. Once leaving Alabama, Dr. Shoemake then spent time living in Las Vegas and again Tennessee. She has years of experience in general practice, but also has experience in emergency medicine and surgery.

Dr. Shoemake immensely enjoys the medicine and science of Veterinary medicine, as well as interacting with pet parents and staff to better the lives of her patients. She has professional interests in dentistry, as well as preventative medicine.

When she’s away from the hospital, Dr. Shoemake enjoys all that western North Carolina has to offer. She loves to hike and explore the surrounding areas. She adores downtown Hendersonville and enjoys the many tastes that it and Asheville have to offer. She has two dogs, Abbie, a Dachshund mix, and Ralphie, a mischievous Cockapoo. The lights of her life include her husband, Erik, and their three (two- legged) kids, Mason, Hannah and Owen.

coleman
Dr. Chris Coleman
DVM

Dr. Chris Coleman received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Auburn University. He originally hails from New Orleans, Louisiana and moved to the Hendersonville area shortly after vet school, where he and his wife practiced together for many years.

Dr. Chris has special interests in exotic medicine and has cared for numerous wildlife animals over the years. He enjoys both soft tissue and some orthopedic surgery. If Dr. Chris is away from the clinic, you’ll likely find him cruising on his Harley Davidson. He enjoys traveling and is also very involved in the practice of karate. He usually has a menagerie of pets around him. He and his wife, Mickey, have two grown children, Dash and Chandler, who both still live in the state of North Carolina.

erik
Erik
PRACTICE MANAGER

Erik joined the Haywood Animal Hospital family in 2018. He originally reigns from the beautiful garden state of New Jersey. He has since lived in Las Vegas and Tennessee, prior to settling in scenic Western North Carolina. His background is in information technology, but he also spent time as a middle school and high school teacher. 

Erik is a vital member of our team and has an array of duties. His passion is client communication and he strives to please each of our pet parents, ensuring they have a good experience while in our hospital.

Erik is Fear Free Certified and takes pride in helping do whatever necessary to minimize a pet’s anxiety and stress during each visit to our hospital. 

When he is not at the hospital, Erik enjoys visiting the craft breweries and cideries the area has to offer. He loves to travel and spends most of his spare time having fun with his kids.

henry
Henry
MASCOT

Henry received his honorary veterinary degree from Haywood Animal Hospital. Henry has been a well-loved fixture within the hospital walls since he was a kitten. His special interests include sleeping under the front desk and eating tuna. He will often sneak into an exam room, either to get petting from a client, or to sniff out a patient. We suspect Henry is part Norwegian Forest cat and part Maine Coon, but we can assure you, he’s nothing but a giant love!

jessica
Jessica
LEAD TECHNICIAN

Jessica is originally from Williamsburg, VA. But, she lived in Raleigh, NC, prior to making Hendersonville her forever home in 2017. Jessica has worked in the veterinary field for more than 14 years and we were so fortunate that she decided to join our Haywood Animal Hospital family.

Jessica has many roles at Haywood Animal Hospital. You will often see her in the exam room with your pet, but she does many things behind the scenes as well. She is highly skilled in veterinary dentistry and is quite often the person taking our dental radiographs and cleaning our patients’ teeth. Some of her favorite parts of her job include educating owners and building lasting relationships with our pet parents. She is Fear Free certified and committed to giving each of our patients the least stressful experience possible every time they walk into our hospital.

Outside of work, Jessica enjoys the many outdoor activities that Hendersonville has to offer, such as kayaking and hiking the mountains. She and her husband share their home with two beautiful daughters (of the two-legged variety), a Labradoodle named Bleu, and a rambunctious Yorkie named Rambo.

Lilliana
Liliana
TECHNICIAN IN TRAINING

Lili is a Hendersonville native! She was born and raised here and loves all that our area has to offer. Lili joined Haywood Animal Hospital in August 2018. She is currently enrolled in the Penn Foster program to become a certified veterinary technician and is also working on her Fear Free certification.

During her off time, you’ll often find Lili in the gym, or enjoying our beautiful mountain scenery. If it’s raining, she’s likely to be in a local coffee shop or at a local thrift store, hunting out a bargain. Lili’s pride and joy is her chocolate lab, Harper. 

mellanie
MELANNIE
VETERINARY RECEPTIONIST

Melannie is one of our friendly faces that you’ll see at the front desk. Melannie is originally from Newark, NJ, and moved to Asheville from Vero Beach, FL. 

Melannie’s favorite part of her job his Henry. She enjoys petting him and giving him as much attention as he demands. She also enjoys learning new things and watching various procedures. 

When away from work, Melannie enjoys watching Lucifer and exploring the community. She often tries out new restaurants with friends. She is also a licensed esthetician and nail technician. She shares her home with a black kitty named Binx. 

sarah
sarah
VETERINARY RECEPTIONIST

Sarah is originally from New Orleans, LA and also lived in Orlando, FL prior to moving to the area. She is one of our team members who often answers the phone and greets you as you arrive.

Sarah enjoys learning new things about Veterinary medicine. She also enjoys interacting with our patients.

When Sarah is not at Haywood Animal Hospital, she’s usually exploring the city, swimming or hiking. She also enjoys photography and gardening and she has a degree in baking and pastry management. Sarah shares her home with her Australian Shepherd mix, Harvey.

cheyenne
cheyenne
TECHNICIAN IN TRAINING

Cheyenne, Technician in training, Veterinary receptionist Cheyenne is relatively new to the area, having moved here from Boone in early 2019. She is originally from Newnan, GA and has also lived in Fayetteville. Cheyenne is one of our Veterinary Assistants, but is also trained to work as a receptionist. She’s currently in the Penn Foster program to become a certified veterinary technician. Cheyenne is also working on her Fear Free certification.

Cheyenne most enjoys following through with her patients and seeing the positive outcomes of our treatments. She finds joy in going home at the end of each day, feeling like she made a difference in each pet’s life. This seems to be in her blood, as both her grandmother and her mother are veterinary technicians. Cheyenne’s passion for her job and her smile are truly contagious.

In her free time, Cheyenne enjoys spending time with friends, swimming and taking her fur kids out to play. She has two energetic Australian Shepherds, Finley and Ava.

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