Our Veterinary Team
Dr. John Stinson
Dr. Stinson received his BS in Business Administration from Appalachian State University in 1984. He attended N.C. State College of Veterinary Medicine, and, after receiving his doctoral degree in 1994, joined the Animal Hospital of Wilkes team. Outside of our hospital, he enjoys playing golf and riding motorcycles.
Dr. Chad Aderhold
Dr. Aderhold is a 1990 graduate of the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. A native of Georgia, he's been practicing veterinary medicine in North Carolina since graduating. Dr. Aderhold's passion in veterinary medicine is orthopedic surgeries. When out of the office, he likes to ride horses.
Dr. Lynn Allred
Dr. Allred attended Auburn University, where he graduated in 1984. He has been employed at the Animal Hospital of Wilkes since his graduation.
Dr. Kiri de la Cerda
Dr. "D" graduated from the University of Florida but now lives in Western North Carolina with her husband and son. They enjoy hiking, kayaking and exploring surrounding areas. Dr. D enjoys all parts of veterinary medicine (including surgery) but especially loves client education to improve the wellbeing of your pets!
Dr. Brandi Bumgarner
Dr. Bumgarner came back to work for our practice in 2014. She is now a full time Veterinary Associate. She graduated from NC State College of Veterinary Medicine.
Sherry began her career with our hospital in 2007. She graduated as a Registered Veterinary Technician in 1999 and has been in veterinary medicine for 25 years! When not in the office, she loves spending time with her two sons, five dogs, and three horses.
Marcy started working at the Animal Hospital of Wilkes in August of 2007. Her free time is almost always spent with her two children and riding her horses!
Montana has been with us since June, 2015. She loves traveling, camping and kayaking with her family and dogs named Journey and Maze.
Vickie started working at The Animal Hospital of Wilkes in November, 2017. She enjoys hiking and gardening with her husband.
Crysta is new to our team, joining in March, 2019. When not working, she likes spending time with her family and reading.
Meagan began working with us in May, 2018. In her free time, Meagan enjoys DIY projects, interior design and spending time with her 4 dogs and cat.
McKayla joined our team in July of 2018. She enjoys spending time outdoors with Letty, her dog. She also enjoys cooking and watching movies in her down time.
Melinda has been with the Animal Hospital of Wilkes family since June of 1999! Melinda has a love for all animals, but cats hold a special place in her heart. In her free time she enjoys reading and cooking up tasty meals in her crock pot!
Kristyn has been with us since March of 2000. She has a daughter and twin boys! Her favorite thing to do while she's away from work is going to concerts and spending time on the beach, relaxing with her children.
Destiny started working with us in February, 2012. Destiny has always had a love for animals, she has been working in the veterinary field since she was 15! Destiny enjoys spending time with her daughter and son, along with her close-knit family. Destiny has two boxers (Nutmeg & Gator) and two cats named Poppy and Chili. Outside of work, she enjoys vacations at the beach and anything to do with the Fall & Winter season!
Karen has been working with us since March, 2013. Karen's favorite past time is being at the beach with her Husband.
Beverly joined our team in March, 2016. Beverly enjoys spending time with her family and watching her 3 daughters play ball!
Marlena started working at the Animal Hospital of Wilkes in June, 2017. She is a registered Veterinary Technician, getting her degree from Gaston College. Marlena just recently moved back to Wilkes from Charlotte, to be closer to her friends and family. We are so excited to have Marlena join us! In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, 2 Great Danes and cat!
Chelsea began working with us in May of 2018. She is a certified veterinary assistant planning to pursue a career as a veterinary technician. When not working, she loves kayaking and hiking with her dog, Sercy.
Brandon started working here in our clinic in Feb. of 2017 as a kennel assistant but now showing his talents as a technician. In his free time, he likes hiking, kayaking and playing guitar!
Cheyenne is new to the hospital and joined our team in April 2019. When not working, she enjoys working cows with her family and friends along with spending time with her boyfriend.
Wendy just joined the family in August, 2019! Previously, she was an animal control officer. She has always loved animal and the outdoors, which is where she spends most of her free time. Fishing and riding horses are just a few of her hobbies!
Melody joined us in January 2019. Though new to our hospital, Melody has been working in the veterinary field for over 2 years. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her two dogs at home.