Albemarle Location
Clinic Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:00AM-5:30PM; Sat, 8:00AM-11:00AM

Doctor Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00AM-11:00AM, 2:00PM-4:00PM; Sat, 8:00AM-10AM
(704) 870-3993
West Stanly Location
Clinic Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:00AM-5:30PM; Sat: 8:00AM-11:00AM
Doctor Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00AM-11:00AM, 2:00PM-4:00PM; Sat, 8:00AM-10:00AM
(704) 812-5539
 

Staff

Darla Rummage

Veterinary Technician

Darla joined us in Febuary of this year. She worked as a vet tech for 7+ years before joining our dedicated team. She grew up in a small town in Florida before moving to Marshville, NC around age 15. Marshville is still the town she calls home residing with her family that includes 6 dogs, 1 cat, 1 pig, 1 sugar glider, 2 ferrets, several fish, and a flock of chickens. 

Eric Avila, Technician

Eric is from Lagrange, NC and a graduate of West Stanly High School and Stanly Community College. Eric joined us in 2006 and has become a reliable and hard-working veterinary technician. He really enjoys working with all patients and connecting with clients. 

Eric has two dogs and enjoys working on photography, watching movies, and attending car shows in his free time.

Jennifer Helms, Receptionist

Jennifer is from Albemarle, NC and a West Stanly High School graduate. She is a long-term member of our team and became our receptionist in March of 1988. She enjoys helping our clients over the phone and as they walk in the door. She is a wonderful source of information and helps ensure order in our day to day.

Jennifer has one dog and enjoys watching movies and traveling in her free time. 

Jamie Bunting, Technician

Jamie is from Albemarle, NC and a graduate of North Stanly High School. She joined Albemarle Animal Clinic in September of 2007 and has become a valuable hard-working technician. She enjoys helping all the patients who walk through our door. 

Jamie is married to her husband Landon and they have quite a few animals on their farm including: 6 dogs, 2 cats, 15 goats, 3 horses, and cattle. In her free time Jamie enjoys hunting, cooking, and spending time outside.

Freddie Avila, Technician

Freddie is the twin brother of Eric (don’t worry some of us have a hard time telling them apart also). He also attended West Stanly High School and Stanly Community College. He joined Albemarle Animal Clinic in 2006 with his brother and is also a valued technician.

Freddie has two dogs and enjoys photography, movies, attending car shows, and playing soccer in his free time.

Felipe Avila, Kennel Manager

Felipe is Freddie and Eric’s dad and is originally from Mexico. He is quite the handyman and is our kennel manager. He helps keep our clinic running smoothly and ensuring our patients are taken care of while they stay with us. 

In his free time Felipe enjoys spending time with his family and playing soccer.

Holly Mcilwaine, Receptionist

Holly is from Oakboro, NC and is a graduate of West Stanly High School, she has also attended Stanly Community College. She joined our team of welcoming and friendly receptionists in October 2016. She enjoys welcoming all our clients and patients. 

Holly has 5 dogs and enjoys cooking, hunting, fishing, and spending time outdoors in her free time. 

Shonda Calloway, Head Technician

Shonda was born and raised in Stanly County and a graduate of North Stanly High School. She has been a valued member of our team since March of 1998. Shonda helps maintain order within Albemarle Animal clinic as a surgical and room technician and practice manager of sorts. 

Shonda is married to her husband Robert and has one daughter name Kinsley. She has four dogs and one cat and enjoys spending time at the lake or going to the beach with her friends.

Jessica O'Reilly

Jessica grew up in Stanfield ad eventually moved to Albemarle. She attended West Stanly High school (where she met several of her co-workers) and graduated in 2013. She joined West Stanly Animal Clinic in February of 2017 and has enjoyed being one of our friendly receptionists. Jessica Has a feisty chihuahua named cuddles. She loves waking up to Cuddles on her pillow in the mornings (the name suits her well). She enjoys going shopping at Goodwill and the mall on her days off.

Chelsea Deese

Receptionist/Technician

Chelsea is from the small town of Oakboro. She attended West Stanly High School and graduated in 2015. After High school, she attended UNC Wilmington for two years and is now furthering her education in Charlotte. She joined us in June of 2017 and has proven to be a quick learner as one of our receptionists and is training as an assistant as well. Chelsea has two pups: Whiskey and Mable, and a fish named Pup. She enjoys playing with her newborn pups after a long day of work, and spending time with her little nephew.