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.
Dr. Emilie de Genot
Dr. Emilie de Genot is from Quito, Ecuador a beautiful little country in South America. Emilie is French on her father’s side and Ecuadorian on her mother’s side. She is the youngest of four children and has three older brothers. They are all trilingual, speaking French, Spanish and English.
Emilie has always been interested in horses. She has been an avid equestrian since an early age. After spending time riding and learning about horses is when she truly knew she wanted to become an equine veterinarian.
Emilie obtained her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at La Universidad de las Americas (UDLA) in 2017. Since graduation, she has completed traveled to complete externships in Ecuador, Switzerland, Belgium, and the USA. At Rancho San Francisco Equine Clinic she worked as an intern for 2 years. There she managed emergencies, performed treatments to hospitalized patients and provided ambulatory services.
Emilie is more than excited to start her journey at Davie County Large Animal Hospital. She is eager to learn a lot and improve her knowledge. She knows that this experience will help guide her to the area in Equine Medicine she would like to specialize in. Emilie hopes to play a part in making changes in equine medicine in Ecuador.
Alyssa Dyer is Dr. Adam Sisk’s veterinary assistant and travels with him to his ambulatory calls to help him treat his patients. She graduated from Virginia Tech in May of 2019 with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology. She enjoys riding her horse, Sneakers and playing with her nieces and nephews in her free time.
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.
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.
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-years-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 to 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.