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. Ashlyn Reece

Dr. Ashlyn Reece grew up in Hamptonville, NC.  She  spent her childhood dreaming of becoming a veterinarian, despite of her initial allergy to animals that she was able to grow out of in order to pursue her dream!

Dr. Reece received her Bachelor's Degree from the University of North Carolina - Charlotte and then graduated with her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine in Blacksburg, VA.

She is known for rescuing cats and caring for special needs cats.

When not at the hospital, Dr. Reece can be found surrounded by her rescued cats-- she is known for caring for special needs cats. She hopes to soon fulfill her and her mom's dream of becoming a non-profit organization that specializes in rescuing cats in need.

Office Managers

Sherri Aderhold

Sherry Aderhold

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 E.

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 T.

Montana T.

Montana has been with us since June, 2015. She loves traveling, camping and kayaking with her family and dogs named Journey and Maze.


Crysta B.

Crysta B.

Crysta is new to our team, joining in March, 2019. When not working, she likes spending time with her family and reading.


Melinda W.

Melinda W.

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!

Karen D.

Karen D.

Karen has been working with us since March, 2013. Karen's favorite past time is being at the beach with her Husband.


Beverly E.

Beverly joined our team in March, 2016. Beverly enjoys spending time with her family and watching her 3 daughters play ball!

Kennel Assistants


Melody L.

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.