At Louisburg Veterinary Clinic, we understand that you and your pets share a special bond. That’s why we’re passionate about caring for animals. Our friendly veterinarians and staff are committed to providing your pets with the absolute best care.
Dr. Thea Carter, Relief Veterinarian
Dr. Thea Carter, has been a part-time vet at Louisburg Veterinary Clinic for the past 5 years. At 5 years old, she knew she wanted to be a veterinarian to combine her love of animals and science. She grew up on her parents’ farm in Reidsville, North Carolina, and was in charge of the animals care. She studied veterinary medicine at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Dr. Carter loves being a vet because it gives her an opportunity to combine healing animals and educating clients on a daily basis.
Dr. Carter lives in Hurdle Mills with her husband, Kent, step-daughter Jamie, and an impressive number of animals; 5 dogs, 8 cats, 1 potbelly pig, 2 goats, geese, chickens, 1 turkey, 2 emus, tortoises, lizards, and snakes. In fact her husband Kent raises and sells reptiles as pets. In her free time, Dr. Carter also likes to hike wither her dogs, attending reptile and exotic animal shows and caring for her menagerie of animals.
Lori, Practice Manager
Lori has been with Vets Pets since July 2015. She has worked extensively in veterinary medicine for the last 15 years with a passion for emergency and intensive care. Lori lives in Louisburg with her husband, Anthony, her son, Jackson and their newest addition, daughter, Julianne. They share their home with 2 dogs, Sophia and Ginger, and 2 cats, Rajah and Dexter. She is excited to join the Louisburg Veternary Clinic family as practice manager and is eager to become involved in our community.
Alayna, Veterinary Assistant
Alayna has been with Louisburg Veterinary Clinic since 2014, her main job includes assisting the doctor and technician with appointments, surgeries and also helping the receptionist when needed. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her 2 dogs, Hercules and Jäger and her 3 cats Eightball, Minion and Pumpkin-Spice and when she’s not spending time with her fur babies she is enjoying some horseback riding, fishing, and traveling (anything adventurous). Alayna has been passionate about animals all her life and has always wanted to work with them in any capacity. She loves all animals especially Sir Gold the receptionist aka “clinic” cat!
Mikaela, Veterinary Assistant
Mikaela is 20 years old and has been a resident of Louisburg, NC her whole life. She has worked at Louisburg Veterinary Clinic since June of 2016 and is currently in school to become a Registered Veterinary Technician. It has been her lifelong dream since childhood to work in veterinary medicine. She owns 2 dogs, James and Pluto, which she loves and spoils very much; one of which she rescued from the side of the road as a puppy.
Her favorite parts about her job are assisting in surgeries and dental cleanings. She also looks forward to her days spent in the clinic because she has the privilege of working with clients and co-workers who are equally compassionate about caring for animals.
In her spare time Mikaela enjoys serving through her church alongside her brothers and sisters in Christ. She has a servant’s heart and the desire to live a purpose-driven life. She enjoys extending His love with every patient, person, and family that she has the privilege of encountering.
Heather was born in New Mexico; however she was raised in New England, specifically Vermont. She started her college career at Maine Maritime Academy and completed her degree from Lyndon State College with a B.S. in Environmental Science. She moved to Wake Forest 6 years ago with her husband, Phil and their dog, Coal, a rambunctious mutt and witchy cat, Mica.
In her spare time, she enjoys crafting, kayaking, the beach and spending time with her family. Heather has been passionate about animals since she was a child, and feels privileged to work with pets every day.
Tanja moved to NC with her husband and three children in 1998. She grew up in Northern Virginia. She is from a family of 10 brothers and sisters where pets played a big part of her childhood.
In July 2016 she joined the Vets Pets team at Louisburg Veterinary Clinic where she says she has found the perfect job of being able to work with animals and their owners.
Tanja’s interest include spending time with her own pets, working in her yard, exploring Raleigh’s culinary scene and visiting her children on weekends.
Brianna, Kennel Attendant
Brianna, also known as BB, has been with Louisburg Veterinary Clinic since August 2016. She was born and raised in Louisburg, NC.
Brianna has had animals her whole life, all of them being rescues. She is currently attending Louisburg High School and enjoys reading, staying active, and spending time with her dogs Krystal and Riley, and her cat, Louis.
Nicole, Kennel Attendant
Nicole was born in Miami, but raised in Virginia. She moved to North Carolina little over a year ago. She is going to Bunn High School and is now in the tenth grade. Her grandparents have always rescued dogs, and currently have thirteen dogs. Nicole is able to spend one on one time with each of them and she enjoys helping take care of them. She started volunteering with Louisburg Veterinary Clinic in October 2015. In June of 2016, she was offered a job.
When she gets older she wants to become a veterinarian. She enjoys her coworkers taking the time to provide her with new information, such as looking through a microscope and searching for hookworms, teaching her how to pull-up vaccines and even letting her observe a surgery. Nicole truly enjoys working with her coworkers and the animals. Nicole looks forward to having a career in Veterinary Medicine.