Meet the Team

  • Greg Eaton
    Greg Eaton
    Lead Maintenance Technician & Landscape Architect

    Greg Eaton started working at DCLAH in 1999. He is in charge of all of our maintenance here at the hospital. His duties include feeding any horses boarding at DCLAH, keeping stalls cleaned and sanitized, preparing our surgery suite and recovery room before and after every procedure, and keeping our hospital looking its very best. Greg works tirelessly throughout the week and weekends keeping our facilities and property clean and functioning at all times. He is a great asset to our team!

  • Michelle Barrier
    Michelle Barrier

    Michelle is exceptional with her organizational skills and leadership. Michelle’s duties are mainly behind the scenes keeping the office running smoothly, but she also helps by assisting the front desk, answering the phone, cleaning stalls, or helping the veterinarians with whatever they need.

    When not at work, she can be found at home with her children and their dogs, Cody and Oliver.

  • Melissa Walker
    Melissa Walker
    Veterinary Assistant

    Her bubbly personality is a great addition to our team. An avid horse lover and an accomplished rider her entire life. Her knowledge and willingness to learn is second to none and her patient care skills are simply outstanding. Melissa’s duties include but are not limited to assisting the veterinarians.

    In her spare time she can usually be found at the barn that she manages, either visiting her 2 horses or teaching riding lessons to students. When not at the barn, she is at home with her husband, 3 children, 4 dogs, 1 cat, and tons of chickens!

  • Rob Engelmann
    Rob Engelmann
    Lead Farrier

    Rob has worked closely with veterinarians at DCLAH for over 20 years. He works on trimming, balancing, and shoeing a wide variety of horses. He is here every Monday and Thursday.

  • Jimmy Petty
    Jimmy Petty

    Jimmy’s passion for the field of farriery began at a young age. His grandfather was a trainer and breeder and his uncle was a farrier by trade.

    More than three decades later, Jimmy is an AFA Certified farrier with accreditation by the American Association of Professional Farriers. As well as, a member of the Board of Directors for the North Carolina Horse Council, a member of the board of directors for the North Carolina Horseshoers Association and President of Cabarrus County Saddle Club.

    He is committed to continued education for not only myself but all in our field. It takes an army to keep horses competing and living to their fullest potential.

    Two things he lives by are… “you have to take always and never out of your vocabulary in the farriery business” and “you have to put the horse above ego.”

    “Being a farrier is not a business for me, it’s a lifestyle… I have dedicated my life to my friend, the horse.”

  • Jordyn Hill
    Jordyn Hill

    Jordyn has 1 horse, 1 mammoth donkey, and a beagle named Cash. She is very passionate about agriculture and animal health. She enjoys riding her horse and working cows. She also likes to hunt and fish. She has an amazing and charismatic personality!


  • Morante
    Blood Donor

    Morante is a playful young horse, who is full of energy, loves attention and enjoys trail rides.

  • Hispania
    Blood Donor

    Hispania has a lovely personality and a kind eye. Hispania just began his formal training. Soon he will join Morante in trail rides.

  • Val
    Blood Donor

    Val is our senior horse resident. She foaled Hispania in 2018. As the alpha mare, she keeps the other two in check!