A.M. Spencer, III, DVM
Richard L. Hovis, DVM
Ashley Whitesell, DVM
Dr. Whitesell is originally from Gastonia, N.C., and is a graduate of Ashbrook High School. She received her undergraduate degrees in Zoology and Animal Science from North Carolina State University. Her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine was completed in 2014 from NC State College of Veterinary Medicine where her studies were focused on companion animals and avian and exotic animal medicine. She was awarded Clinical Proficiency in Wildlife, Aquatic, and Avian & Zoological Medicine: Companion Zoological Medicine by NCSU CVM. Participating in teaching and facilitating veterinary medicine in Costa Rica and Spain has cultivated her interest in international veterinary medicine.
Dr. Whitesell was pleased to join the staff at Dickson Animal Clinic in June 2014. When not in the office, she enjoys spending time with her cat Gigi, rock climbing, scuba diving, and volunteering at the Raptor Rehabilitation Center in Huntersville, N.C. She is also an active member of First United Methodist Church in downtown Gastonia.
Our office manager is Sue Russell. Sue was born in Indiana, but spent her teenage and early adult years in the Cincinnati OH area. She started working in 1980 in the veterinary profession as a kennel person and worked her way up to a lab tech and receptionist. In 1987 she moved to Gastonia and started work for Dickson Animal Clinic as a receptionist. She is now the office manager and resides in Mount Holly with her many dogs and cats.
The staff of Dickson Animal Clinic is very dedicated to the care and well being of all our patients. We take pride in offering one-on-one attention to each pet that comes through our doors. We also have 10 members of our team who have been with us for more than 10 years.