Our Nurses

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Our Nurses

Meet Our Veterinary Nurses

Larisa Livesay, RVT

Originally from New Jersey, Larisa moved to North Carolina in 2006 to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. Larisa is a graduate from Asheville – Buncombe Technical Community College and has an associates degree in Veterinary Medical Technology. After falling in love with WNC and meeting her husband, John, she decided to stay in North Carolina and make it her permenant home. She is licensed by the state of North Carolina as a registered veterinary technician. She joined the WCRAH & VEH team in 2010, considering our team, clients and their pets a part of her extended family. She works both day practice and emergency practice. She is the mother of 2 young boys, Tristan and Tanner. She has 3 dogs, 2 chihuahuas, Casy and Topo and a Labrador Retriever, Lexie and 2 cats Jimmine and Charlotte.

Jacque Weaver, RVT

Jacque grew up in the Carolina Foothills trail riding with her Rocky Mountain horse Dusty. She has been working with animals since she was 15 by volunteering at the local humane society and as a foster mom for kittens. She graduating in 2009 from AB Tech with an Associates in Veterinary Technology and became a Registered Veterinary Technician in 2015. Jacque joined WCRAH & VEH in February 2015 and has enjoyed her time here. Prior to joining our staff she had worked in equine emergency and surgical medicine right after graduating from AB Tech. In her spare time, Jacque enjoys riding horses, reading books, and coming home to her wonderful boyfriend Cameron and their two sweet cats; Theodore and Penelope.

Caroline Klapper, RVT

Caroline joined the WCRAH & VEH team in the fall of 2015 after graduating from AB Tech with an associate degree in Veterinary Medical Technology and obtaining her RVT. She is originally from Louisiana but lived in South Carolina and Florida before moving to Western North Carolina. Caroline had been a newspaper reported for 10 years before deciding to go back to school to become a veterinary nurse. She is excited to start her career with WCRAH & VEH and enjoys being able to work in the day practice and emergency. In her spare time, Caroline enjoys reading, hiking, photography, writing and spending time with her favorite people and her dog Oz, cat Slinky, 2 rats Chicken and Waffles.

Nikki Boyce, RVT

Nikki has been working in the veterinary field since 2011 and is a graduate from AB Tech in Veterinary Technology. She joined WCRAH & VEH team in the fall of 2014. Nikki enjoys spending her free time with her husband, 2 cats and 2 dogs. She also enjoys working in the yard, watching football, and spending time with her friends.

Tanya Petty, RVT

Tanya Petty’s earliest childhood memories revolved around her passion for working with animals. She grew up in Okinawa, Japan and later moved to a beautiful horse farm in Tennessee. In 2011, she graduated from Columbia State Community College with her A.S. degree in Veterinary Medical Technology and began her career as a Licensed Veterinary Medical Technician in Chattanooga, TN. Tanya recently joined WCRAH-VEH and is excited to be here while working towards her North Carolina Registered Veterinary Technicians license. Tanya currently resides in Fletcher, NC with her husband, Collin, and sweet kitty, Baby Gray.

Beth Green, RVT

Beth began working in veterinary medicine after graduating from AB Tech’s Veterinary Technology program in 2006. She joined WCRAH September of 2016. On top of being an RVT, she is also a CPhT (Certified Pharmacy Technician). And she is currently pursuing my Bachelor’s degree in Business Management. Beth lives in Hendersonville with her husband, James, and daughters, Adeline and Lorelei. Together they have five dogs (Pax, Winnie, Mya, Gibbs and Patches), one cat (Ruby), and a poisonous dart frog (Ribbit). In her spare time she is kept very busy with homework and coaching her daughter’s cheer squad, as well as being on the board for the North Carolina Association of Veterinary Technicians, but she most cherish spending time with my family and fleeting moments of pleasure reading.

Sierra Allen, RVT

Sierra grew up in Kingsport, TN and has recently moved to Hendersonville, NC. She has worked in the Veterinary profession from the age 17.. She is a graduate of Lincoln Memorial University. She was honored with the “Most Outstanding Student” Award in 2014.  She obtained her degree in Veterinary Medical Technology and has devoted her career to animal health and nursing care. Her favorite interests in veterinary medicine include: surgery, anesthesia and emergency medicine. Her hobbies include: hiking, distance running, outdoor activities of all kinds, singing and spending time with her precious dog Kira.

Lyndsey Martin

Lindsey grew up in Hendersonville area and in Florida. After graduating from Hendersonville High School, Lindsey moved back to Miami to work on a degree in music performance playing the flute. She began her career working as a veterinary nurse in 2003, and worked for several veterinary clinics in Tennessee and Western North Carolina before joining WCRAH-VEH in 2011. Lindsey lives in Penrose with her “mini me” Ramey and their adopted pets, a mini Beagle named Rose, tabby cat Hoodiddle, calico cat named Nixie and Eva the 3 legged kitty. Lindsey also enjoys spending time outdoors hiking in DuPont Forest, singing on the Praise Team at church and spending time with her family.

Chelsie Morrison

Chelsie grew up on the eastern plains of Colorado, graduating from Lincoln High School in 2002. In 2004, she moved to Florida, where she began her career working in the veterinary field. Chelsie joined WCRAH & VEH in June of 2012 bringing her experience in both family and emergency veterinary practices. She has a wonderful boyfriend and two amazing girls as well as two dogs, a cat and a fish named Jack. In her free time, Chelsie loves hiking the many trails through Western North Carolina and reads lots of books.

Jennifer Dow

Jennifer started in the veterinary field at age 14, working at a 24-hour veterinary emergency hospital. She has a BS in Animal Science from Virginia Tech and is currently working on obtaining her RVT. Jennifer has worked in a multitude of positions as a nurse including at a referral/emergency hospital, spay and neuter clinic and a regular day practice. When she is not at work, you may find her hiking with her two dogs, Rocko and Dublin, or lounging around with her cat, Terrapin. Since moving to Western Carolina, Jennifer finally feels at home.

Amanda Hood

Veterinary Nurse

Turner Oldham

Turner recently moved from Louisville, KY and has fallen in love with the mountains of NC. He achieved a BA in Music from Erskine College. Turner is excited to be working at WCRAH & VEH and looks forward to giving your furry companion the care they deserve (he’s admittedly partial to terriers).

Katie Ailstock

A Henderson County native for 23 years, Katie has been around animals all of her life and enjoys working with them. She is currently enrolled in the AB Tech Veterinary Medical Technology program to become a registered veterinary technician. In her spare time she enjoys being outdoors with her two dogs, Ace and Thor. Katie also has two cats, Gandolf   and Frankie and a Bearded Dragon named Izzy that she also enjoys spending time with.

Cherie Jordan

Cherie is currently enrolled in AB Tech’s Veterinary Medical Technology program. She has always been a huge animal lover and is following her passion to become a Registered Veterinary Technician. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her fiance, family and her fur babies. Cherie also enjoys hiking, reading and writing poetry.

Kirsten Morse

Kirsten is a life-long animal lover who grew up in Durham NC.  She moved to the mountains when she started attending Warren Wilson College. She graduated in December of 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in Biology.  Since she was little she has worked with and cared for animals of all sorts and is very excited to be working in a veterinary clinic once again.  Her hobbies include gardening, crafting, horseback riding, body boarding and doing anything outdoors.

Stephanie Jackson, RVT — Veterinary Nurse

Tessa Markopoulos — Veterinary Nurse

Jessica Rando — Veterinary Nurse

Nathan Chambliss — Veterinary Nurse