Laurel Park Animal Hospital

1824 Windsor Dr.
Laurel Park, NC 28791




Dr. Lil Herron

Dr. Herron has a combined experience of 23 years. She was a certified veterinary technician and ultimately decided to earn her doctorate in Veterinary Medicine at Oregon State University in 2008. Dr. Herron lives in Hendersonville with her dog Page Turner. She specializes in emergency medicine, specialty care, palliative, and hospice veterinary care.

Brittany- Client Relations

Brittany has been working as a veterinary receptionist for about 10 years. She lives with her husband, Daniel and her three children, Kayleigh (5 years), Caleb (4 years), Kinsley (2 years) and a golden retriever named Duke. Brittany spends her free time with her family.

Loretta- Client Relations

Loretta studied at Blue Ridge Community College and received an office-administration/ medical office diploma. Loretta is a mother of two boys, Nicholas and Bentley. She has three dogs, Duke, Sadie and Black Shadow, and two cats, Chester and Gabriel. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family.

Choena- Registered Veterinary Technician

Choena is a native to the mountains of WNC. She became a registered veterinary technician in 2014, and joined our team in 2015. She has special interests in animal behavior and nutrition. She lives with her husband, Patrick, 5 dogs: Sequoya, Dray, Snoopy, Ginger, and Butters, a cat named Teyla, and a snake named Slimer. They are expecting their first two-legged member of the pack in May 2017.

Tammy- Veterinary Technician

Tammy grew up in Clearwater, FL. She is currently pursuing her A.S. in Veterinary Technology and is set to graduate in May, 2017. She joined our team in 2013. Her special interests include dentistry and critical care medicine. Tammy lives with her husband, RJ, 3 dogs, Porter, Lily and Bella and 2 cats, Bean and Carlin. While not in the office, she enjoys nature walks/ hiking, antiquing, photography and spending time with her husband.

Reka- Veterinary Technician

Reka grew up in Hungary and moved to the Untied States in 2007. She has been with our practice since July, 2015. Her favorite part about work are surgeries and puppy examinations. She has 2 cats, Miko and Amycus, and  a rescue pup named Vincent. In her free time, she enjoys exploring and hiking around the Blue Ridge Parkway with her friends and Vincent.

Kolter- Veterinary Assistant

Kolter is native to Asheville, NC. She is currently working part time at Laurel Park, while pursuing a degree in Emergency Medical Services. Kolter has 2 Border Collies, Risky and Sizzle, a cat named Purrrfect, and a goat named Maple. On the weekends, she enjoys being outdoors and hiking with her dogs.

Joey Bear

Joey Bear

Joey is a Labradoodle (half labrador retriever, half poodle). He loves long car rides with the windows down, eating treats and getting belly rubs. Joey lives with Dr. Pernell and can be seen in the office daily. He is always available to donate blood when needed. 



Oscar is our office cat. He enjoys sleeping in boxes and pats on the head. He is able to donate blood, if needed.