Tricia graduated from the University of Tennessee in May 2018 with her Bachelors in Animal Science. She will be with us for the next year before attending veterinary school. She has worked in many areas of veterinary medicine such as small animal, exotic, zoo animal, shelter animal, and large animal medicine. She is looking to expand upon her large animal experience. She has a passion for rescuing animals and frequently fosters cats and dogs while they are awaiting their forever homes. If you are looking to adopt an animal, please feel free to talk to her about it and she can definitely help you find the perfect addition to your family.
Tricia is originally from NJ. She loves to travel around the US and abroad. She has two dogs, two cats, a rabbit, and a horse here with her.
Tricia is very hard-working and passionate about veterinary medicine and is eager to learn so you will certainly be seeing her around the clinic assisting in appointments, working in the office, learning about the business aspect of veterinary medicine, and even on the road sometimes helping out on farm calls.
Alston graduated from Emory University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She will be with Davie County Large Animal Hospital for the next year while she expands upon her experience and knowledge of large animal medicine in preparation for attending veterinary school in the fall of 2020. She has previous experience working at zoos and aquariums as well as in exotic and small animal medicine.
Before pursuing her passion for veterinary medicine, Alston studied as a pre-med at Emory University, spent some time traveling, and worked at Taos Ski Valley in New Mexico.
With a background in hunter/jumper and a profound love for animals of all shapes and sizes, she is eager to learn and work hard while at Davie County Large Animal Hospital. You will see her assisting our veterinarians with appointments both at the office and on the road.
Dani Stewart is a registered veterinary technician. She has an Associates in Applied Science in Equestrian Studies from the University of Findlay. She trained horses for 13 years before earning her veterinary technician license in 2008, from Gaston College in Dallas, NC. She came to Davie County Large Animal Hospital in June of 2013. Her duties include taking radiographs, performing and handling lab work submissions, client communications and education, assisting the doctors with surgeries and appointments, and inventory ordering and receiving shipments.
Robert has been employed as a veterinary assistant for 16 years at DCLAH. Robert took Livestock, Equine, and Ranch management extension courses at Weatherford College in Weatherford, Texas. He was also the former manager Bryant Quarter Horse Ranch in Weatherford, TX, Brook Acres Farm, (boarding stable) in Lewisville, NC, Leonard Farms (Quarter Horses and Texas Longhorn cattle) in Mt. Airy, NC, and Performance Livestock and Feed Company (Cattle crew and feed mill), in Lawsonville, NC. He also worked as a vet assistant and barn manager at Greenock Farms Veterinary Hospital in Midland, NC.
Amy Moore has worked at DCLAH since May 2017 but has experience working in veterinary medicine for 13 years prior to coming to DCLAH. She majored in Criminal Justice in college. Her duties include assisting veterinarians with patient care, keeping our facilities safe and clean, and helping maintain our pharmacy and process lab work.
Tami has been employed with DCLAH since March 2001. As a receptionist, she helps clients with scheduling appointments, assisting with questions and making sure they are satisfied with DCLAH and its services. Also, in her duties are data entry, accounts receivable and preparing the necessary paperwork for our veterinarians, so they will be able to provide better care for our clients and their horses. Tami enjoys going camping, being outdoors with her husband and 2 sons, roller skating and taking care of her family and animals.
Susan joined the DCLAH team in May of 2018. As a receptionist and customer service provider, Susan assists DCLAH clients with scheduling appointments and answering any questions they may have in a timely manner. She also assists the veterinarians and all other staff with paperwork, data entry and any other duties necessary to ensure that DCLAH provides exemplary service to our clients. Horses have always been a very big part of Susan’s life. Her husband is a professional Farrier, her son, is a recent graduate of NCSU with a Bio-Engineering degree, and her daughter attends Davie Middle School and enjoys Hunter/Jumper showing at our local shows.
Heidi Dye has been part of the DCLAH team for 11 years. Before working at DCLAH, Heidi received her Bachelors of Sociology at the University of Tulsa and he associates in Chemistry at Gulford Technical Community College. Heidi is one of our valuable receptionists. She works hard to provide outstanding customer services to all of our clients while also working on daily office work such as filing medical records, inputting invoices, sending out reminders, and making sure everyone on the team has an organized schedule for the following day.
Lisa Hendrix Mastin
Lisa has been employed at DCLAH since August of 2002 and she is currently working as the assistant manager here at the hospital. As the assistant manager, her responsibilities include accounting, practice administration, and operation procedures. Lisa’s equine background includes growing up on B-Bar-B Ranch in Clemmons, NC, participating in National 4-H Horse Judging competitions, and being the secretary at Leonard Farms Longhorn Cattle & Quarter Horses. She also has a business background as Operations Assistant for Hi-lites Ladies Clothing. Lisa’s personal interests include positive reinforcement training for canines in therapy dog work, entertainment, and canine freestyle.
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 staying at DCLAH, keeping stalls cleaned and sanitized, cleaning and preparing our surgery suite and recovery room before and after every procedure, and keeping our hospital looking at its 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.
Rob has worked with DCLAH for close to 24 years as one of our trusted farriers. Rob works trimming, balancing, and shoeing horses and is especially skilled at working with horses that have problem feet. He specializes in proper balancing techniques and even makes personalized shoes for some of our patients. Rob works closely with our veterinarians to help make sure every horse he sees is as comfortable on his or her four feet as they can be. Being a farrier is not an easy job, but he pours his heart and soul into it and his dedication shines through in the work he does. Rob also mentors future farriers and shows them the ropes. He currently has two mentees that he has enjoyed working with and has been shaping them into great farriers too.
A little background on Rob; he grew up in Oklahoma and moved to North Carolina when he was about 19-year-old and that is when he started working as a farrier. Rob and his wife have worked on numerous horse farms and used to run a large breeding operation. They enjoyed their time working with the colts and fillies they bred. Fun fact about Rob is that he is also a black belt in Jiujitsu! Not something you hear every day! Rob also has a 15-year-old son that he loves to spend time fishing, skiing, and riding with. Family and friends have always been very important to Rob and that is why is such a wonderful person to be around. He contagious laughter and humor keep our clients and staff smiling every day. If you haven’t gotten the opportunity to meet Rob, please head to the back of the hospital the next time you are at DCLAH and introduce yourself! He is here every Monday, Thursday, and Friday.
Jake joined the DCLAH team in 2015. In the beginning of his career, Rob Engelmann began mentoring Jake and he quickly became an asset to our Podiatry Service. Jake specializes in trimming, balancing, and shoeing horses here at the hospital and on local farms. Jake works closely with our veterinarians to make sure every horse he works on is getting the balancing and support he or she needs.
Jake was born and raised in Virginia on a small family farm where his love of horses was first discovered. In 2009, Jake moved to North Carolina where he met his wife. They recently started a family and have two beautiful daughters who are 2 years old and 4 months old. In his free time, Jake loves spending time with his family, riding horses, and tending to his farm. While life as a farrier can have some very long and demanding hours, he makes sure to make time for the people he loves. Jake and Rob play a very important role here at DCLAH and we are very happy to have such a skilled group of farriers working with us.
Patches is a 14-year-old Buckskin Paint who currently resides here at the hospital. He is owned and loved by Tricia Elwood. Patches has experience competing in the Hunter/Jumper world, but after his mom went off to college, he has mostly been doing pleasure riding. He is a very sweet horse with a great head on his shoulders. He has lived in Maryland, New Jersey, Tennessee, and now North Carolina, so he has quite a bit of traveling miles on him! He is working here as a blood donor.
Morante is a 6-year-old Arabian Gelding who currently resides here at the hospital. He is working here as a blood donor if we should ever need one. Morante is a playful young horse, who is full of energy, loves attention and enjoys trail rides.