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.

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.

Veterinarians in Wilkesboro: Vickie J.

Vickie J.

Vickie started working at The Animal Hospital of Wilkes in November, 2017. She enjoys hiking and gardening with her husband.

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.


Veterinarians in Wilkesboro: Kristyn S.

Kristyn S.

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.

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!


Marlena B.

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!

Veterinarians in Wilkesboro: Chelsea K.

Chelsea K.

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 B.

Brandon B.

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!

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.