Meet the Team

Meet Our Skilled Team

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  • Dr.
    Robbie McLeod, DVM

    Dr. Robbie graduated from NC State School of Veterinary Medicine is 1998 and shortly thereafter moved back to the Mountains of WNC. After moving back she worked for Cherokee Animal Hospital before starting her own Practice, County Lane Animal Hospital in Clyde, NC. In 2009 Dr. Robbie along with Practice Manager, Kristee Kaye started Cherokee Animal Care Clinic in Whittier, NC. 

    Dr. Robbie is accomplished in all facets of Veterinary Medicine. She is a very skilled surgeon and also enjoys large/farm animal and exotic medicine. She lives in Whittier with her husband Rusty, 9 year old daughter Aerin, 2 cats (Nigel & Finley), 1 Great Pyrenees (Jack) and the Whippet that all clients love, Windy. 

    Dr. Robbie will predominantly still being seeing her patients in Whittier, but will be at Bryson Animal Care Clinic 1 day per week.  

  • Kristee Kaye
    VP/Practice Manager

    Kristee, along with Dr. Robbie teamed up together in May of 2009 to open Cherokee Animal Care Clinic in Whittier, NC. Before CACC opened, Kristee was an active Paso Fino Horse breeder and exhibitor. She and her family still own a large Paso Fino show horse farm in Cullowhee. 

    'I am very excited about expanding Cherokee Animal Care Clinic to Bryson City, with Bryson Animal Care Clinic. We plan on offering the same high quality, loving medical care at our new facility as we have always offered in Whittier. We look forward to seeing everyone!'

  • Jamie Hall-Moody
    Practice Manager

    Jamie has been the Practice Manager for Cherokee Animal Care Clinic since opening in August of 2009. Jamie came to CACC shortly after graduating from NC State University with a Bachelors Degree in Animal Science. Both Jamie and Kristee are excited to being able to expand the Practice into Bryson City! 

    Jamie lives in Waynesville with her husband, Chad and son, Carson. 

  • Dr.
    Keith Reason

    Dr. Keith has been a fixture at Cherokee Animal Care Clinic since 2011. We are absolutely thrilled to have him working with us now at Bryson Animal Care Clinic on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Pets and clients both absolutely love Dr. Keith and we feel like he will be an amazing asset to the community. 

  • Dr.
    Jenny Gibson

    Dr. Gibson joined our team in 2013 and is a 1996 graduate of LSU's College of Veterinary Medicine. Following graduation she returned home to practice at a small animal clinic in Pensacola, FL. After eleven years she decided it was time for a change and came to the beautiful mountains of North Carolina. 'I have a passion for small animal general practice with special interests in dermatology and feline medicine. 

    'My husband and I are currently raising 3 cats and 1 dog.  During my free time, I enjoy landscaping and refurbishing our home, as well as exploring and enjoying beautiful Western North Carolina.'

  • Amanda Shell
    Head Technician

    We have been fortunate enough to have Amanda as our Head Veterinary Technician since we opened in 2009.  She lives in Cherokee with her husband Elliot, 13 year old son, EJ and fur-babies Beau, Sully, Sam and Treymont.

     Amanda will predominantly be at our Whittier location. 

  • Kristin Partridge
    Head Receptionist/Desk Manager-Whittier Location

    Kristin has been a vital part of the Cherokee Animal Care family for over 6 years. We are very fortunate to have her as the head receptionist/desk manager at our Whittier location.

    Kristin lives in Cherokee with her fiance' Brent and their fur children Colt and Nero. 

  • Jena Sutton
    Head Receptionist/Desk Manager-Bryson Location

    Jena has been with us since 2013 and took a brief hiatus to work and live on an actual 'Dude Ranch' in Wyoming! We have been fortunate enough to have her back with us at our Bryson location, where she will be the lead receptionist. Jena is an avid horse woman and lives in Bryson City with her husband, Dallas.

  • Jacob Long
    Veterinary Assistant

    Jacob started with us as an Intern in early 2019. After graduating from Western Carolina University with a Bachelors Degree in Biology, Jacob joined our team as a Veterinary Assistant. Jacob is in the process of applying to Vet School but in the mean time we are fortunate enough to have him as part of our team! 

  • Ethan Jones
    Veterinary Assistant

    Ethan came to Intern with us in early 2019 and then soon joined our team as a Veterinary Assistant. We are sad to be loosing Ethan in the early summer, but are very proud because he was accepted into NC State School of Veterinary Medicine and will soon be a Veterinarian himself!  

  • Toni Welch
    Veterinary Assistant

    We are very excited to have Toni join our team! She is the newest member and we believe that she is going to be a wonderful asset to our clinic family!

  • Amie Garcia

    We were so excited when Amie decided to join our clinic in the Summer of 2019! Amie is an avid animal lover, with many 'fur babies' at home.  

  • Mason Parton
    Receptionist/Kennel Technican

    Mason has been an intricate part of our team for over a year as one of our lead kennel technicians. Mason is in training to become one of our full time receptionists! She will be working at both the Bryson City and Whittier locations.

  • Devona Reed
    Kennel Technician

    Devona has been a long time client of ours and has recently joined our team as a Kennel Technician.

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