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: ClosedSunday: 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, Ralphie, a mischievous Cockapoo, and Rhubarb, a rambunctious Goldendoodle. The lights of her life include her husband, Erik, and their three (two- legged) kids, Mason, Hannah and Owen.

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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.

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Dr. Patricia Wilfert
DVM

Dr. Patricia Wilfert attended vet school at the University of Florida. She grew up in the panhandle region of Florida, enjoying all that the beaches and ocean has to offer. Prior to moving to Hendersonville, Dr. Wilfert practiced in the Atlanta, GA area. She and her husband have been wanting to move to the mountains for years and are loving calling North Carolina home.

Dr. Wilfert practices all aspects of general medicine, dentistry and surgery. She also specializes in acupuncture. She loves seeing the fast responses to her acupuncture treatments and watching her patients feel better before her eyes. Dr. Wilfert also enjoys spending time with clients, educating them about proper medicine and preventative care.

When she’s not at the hospital caring for her patients, Dr. Wilfert enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and son. They really love kayaking and exploring the mountains. Dr. Wilfert also has a special interest in gardening. She stays fit with workouts on her Peloton bike, as well as running obstacle races. She has a hound mix, named Halle, who sometimes relaxes at the hospital with us.

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Jessica
OFFICE MANAGER

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.

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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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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, Ralphie, a mischievous Cockapoo, and Rhubarb, a rambunctious Goldendoodle. The lights of her life include her husband, Erik, and their three (two- legged) kids, Mason, Hannah and Owen.

wilfert
Dr. Patricia Wilfert
DVM

Dr. Patricia Wilfert attended vet school at the University of Florida. She grew up in the panhandle region of Florida, enjoying all that the beaches and ocean has to offer. Prior to moving to Hendersonville, Dr. Wilfert practiced in the Atlanta, GA area. She and her husband have been wanting to move to the mountains for years and are loving calling North Carolina home.

Dr. Wilfert practices all aspects of general medicine, dentistry and surgery. She also specializes in acupuncture. She loves seeing the fast responses to her acupuncture treatments and watching her patients feel better before her eyes. Dr. Wilfert also enjoys spending time with clients, educating them about proper medicine and preventative care.

When she’s not at the hospital caring for her patients, Dr. Wilfert enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and son. They really love kayaking and exploring the mountains. Dr. Wilfert also has a special interest in gardening. She stays fit with workouts on her Peloton bike, as well as running obstacle races. She has a hound mix, named Halle, who sometimes relaxes at the hospital with us.

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.

jessica
Jessica
OFFICE MANAGER

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.

all THE resources.

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Have an after hours Emergency? MEDVET is a 24 Emergency and specialty center.
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We team up on a regular basis with Upstate Veterinary Specialists. They offer a number of veterinary specialties, including internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology and surgery.

  • 22 Fall Pippin Lane - Suite 102Asheville, North Carolina 28803
  • 393 Woods Lake RoadGreeneville, South Carolina 29607
  • 864.233.7650
  • upstatevet.com
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We work closely with the Blue Ridge Humane Society and Henderson County Animal Shelter organizations to ensure that your newly adopted pet are well cared for.