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Our Story

Meet the Team

We are passionate about our work and strive to make a positive impact in the lives of both pets and their owners. Come meet our team and see for yourself why we are the go-to choice for affordable veterinary care in our community!

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Dr. Alicia Fortenberry

Medical Director, DMV

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Jessi Carballo

Surgery Manager

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Dr. Jessica Sherman


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Laina Nuzzo

Downtown Manager

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Mr. B

Clinic Cat

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Carrie Paris

Office Manager

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Hollie Shope

Community Engagement Supervisor

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Dani Snell

Philanthropy & Marketing Manager

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Boba Tea

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About Our Staff


“The clinic staff were very knowledgeable, kind, caring, through and patient with myself and the puppy!"

Missy H.

“The veterinarian is amazing and kept us informed of everything.  Staff truly LOVES animals and has a huge heart to help!!!"

Chloe A.

“Everyone was very kind there and we received better care there than we have ever received anywhere else."


Southern Pines  Board of Directors

Southern Pines Animal Shelter is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization governed by an independent Board of Directors. The community leaders serve a 2-year term and are nominated and selected for their devotion to the cause of animal welfare and the unique skills and qualities they bring to help in Southern Pines mission to nurture the bond between people and pets through community, compassion, and collaboration. 

Jennifer Anderson, Board President

Whitney Miracle, Vice President

Leslie Elkins, Treasurer

Amy Chasteen, Secretary


Additional Board Members and Board Advisors:

Mark Keyl, Elyssa Klipsch, Jamie Martin, Lin Harper, Eddie Myers, Tim Walker, Mack Morris, Laura Stengrim

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