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Bolt Lee, DVM
Sweeten Creek Animal and Bird Hospital
3131 Sweeten Creek Road
Asheville, NC 28803
Tel: (828) 684-8875
MB - Comes to our herp club meetings, many folk have gone to him with snakes and turtles and lizards. They like him. He likes the animals, you can see it in the way he handles them at the meetings. (08/13/03)


Charles Ward, DVM
The Animal Hospital
112 West Main Street
Carrboro, NC 27510
Tel: (919) 967-9261


Russell Breckwoldt, MS, DVM
Carolina Exotic Animal Hospital
3742 Monroe Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28205
Tel: (704) 342-9955
Fax: (704) 374-1878
Russell Breckwoldt, DVM graduated from the University of Massachusetts in 1985 with a B.S. in Wildlife Biology and from the University of Georgia in 1987 with a M.S. in Parasitology and DVM from the University of Georgia in 1991. Dr. Breckwoldt is married to Dr. Marjorie Widay and has one son, Alexander. Their home is shared with an array of pets including cats, dogs, many many fish, birds, iguanas and 18 snakes.
MK: We recently brought our Baby Iguana, MorGan, to see Dr. Breckwoldt and he was amazing with her. He really knew what he was doing and made us, and her, feel very much at ease. I would recommend him to anyone. (07/11/01)

Matthew Wheelock, DVM
Harris Blvd Vet Clinic
5710 West Harris Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28269
Tel: (704) 596-7387
Pager: (704) 575-7354

  • Personally owns: Ambanja blue-barred chameleon; 2 Crested Geckos (Dalmations) 2 Leopard Geckos (Carrot-tails); Does most exotics.(02/04/07) Vet self-recommended
  • HVC Note: Vet information updated (03/13/07)
  • RW - This vet is FABULOUS!! He is extremely knowledgable in exotics and treated our iguana and rhino iguana with loving care. It is very hard to find a vet who knows this much about reptiles, so you're in good hands!! (05/21/07)
  • BM - I saw Dr. Wheelock for the first time a month ago, for my sick RES with an apparent RI. Dr. Wheelock took the time in advance to give me treatment options before ever coming in for a visit. When I did come in to have the little guy seen. Dr. Wheelock spent almost an hour with me and my turtles. He saw both of them at the same time. He provided options and weighed out the values of different treatments. My turtle is now nice and healthy and back on the road to recovery. (02/07/08)

    Elizabeth City

    Darlene Lannon, DVM
    Lannons Animal Hospital
    609 Hull Drive
    Elizabeth City, NC 27909
    Tel: (252) 335-7708
    ST - I am a breeder of bearded dragons and have never been dissatisfied with her treatments of my dragons. She readily admits she does not know it all and will not hesitate to contact a more learned vet in reptile medicine if she comes across something beyond her scope of knowledge. She has even come to my home to check out my setups. I have reccommended her to people as far away as Raleigh, NC and they were well pleased with the treatment of their dragons. I would not hesitate to reccommend her for any reptile or other creature in need of vets services. Her fees are reasonable and the staff knowledgeable. All in all I am truly blessed to have such a caring vet this close to me. (02/15/03)


    Camille Sherrod, DVM
    Seventy First Animal Hospital
    7103 Raeford Road
    Fayetteville, NC 28304
    Tel: (910) 864-2844
    Tel: (910) 864-2844 emergency
    JG - I took my parrot there and inquired if they did reptile care as well. Had previously been taking my reptiles to another so called "reptile vet" in the area, but my reptiles were misdiagnosed several times. This vet, Dr. Camille Sherrod, is fairly knowledgeable and has access to teaching hospitals and universities within North Carolina. I highly recommend her. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding this practice and their quality of care. (04/22/02)


    Judith Vogt, DVM
    Take Flight Avian Veterinary Hospital
    106 Parr Drive
    Huntersville, NC 28078
    Tel: (704) 948-8917
    PV - Dr Vogt has been practicing exclusively on Parrots and domesticated birds for over 15 years. Located in the Charlotte area, Dr. Vogt sees clients at Lake Cross Veterinary Hospital. (07/16/04) Affiliate recommended


    James Landing Veterinary Hospital
    4849 West Wendover Ave
    Jamestown, NC 27282
    Tel: (336) 852-9800
    An office visit is around $29.00


    Mark Stehr, DVM
    South Ridge Veterinary Clinic
    1920 South Ridge Avenue
    Kannapolis, NC 28083
    Tel: (704) 933-1414
    DK - Concerned, thorough, compassionate. Takes time to talk, answer questions, and explain. Was wonderful with my iguana, Ozzie. Highly recommend Dr. Stehr who specializes in birds and reptiles. Highly recommend all of the Drs. at South Ridge Veterinary Hospital, and all of the caring, friendly, competent and helpful staff members employed there. (08/26/03)


    Rebecca C. Horton, DVM
    Caldwell Animal Hospital
    2001 Hickory Blvd. SE
    Lenoir, NC 28645
    Tel: (828) 728-6100
    Fax: (828) 728-1316
    Dr.Horton treats all ranges of animals from horses,goats,cows to dogs and cats to birds,reptiles and pocket pets. She is also a certified Acupuncturist.
    AW - Dr.Horton worked on our pet snake and now he is doing so much better. She saved a little boy's pet. (05/24/03)

    North Wilkesboro

    Audie R Bloise, DVM
    1007 2nd Street
    North Wilkesboro, NC 28659
    Tel: (336) 667-1109


    Dan Johnson, DVM
    Christine Eckermann-Ross, DVM
    Stacey Leonatti, DVM
    Avian and Exotic Animal Care, P.A.
    8711 Fidelity Boulevard
    Raleigh, NC 27617
    Tel: (919) 844-9166
    Fax: (919) 844-0925
    In case of emergency, call above number for instructions
    [Email]    [Website]
    For a nominal fee, will make house calls; sees all herps, including venomous.
  • DC - "Dr. Dan" has seen my iguana several times and performed her spay. He is compassionate, dedicated, keeps up with the lastest info. He sees our rescue igs and is up-front with prognosis. (02/20/01)
  • HVC Note: Dr. Johnson provided listing updates. (08/14/03)
  • HVC Note: Dr. Leonatti provided listing updates. (12/02/07)

    Last updated: 02/16/08

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