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Our Services

Preventive Pet Healthcare ...

This service starts with an annual visit for physical examination, vaccinations and parasite testing. This is the single most important program we provide all of our clients’ pets to get early detection and best possible outcomes for hidden medical issues. These annual visits also help pet owners understand the importance of balanced nutrition and the avoidance of obesity in their pets. When puppies and kittens are presented for their preventive exams, Dr. McCorkle has the opportunity to help owners get their pets off to a great start relative to housetraining, dental care, behavioral management and other issues.

Medical Care ...

We provide diagnosis and treatment for a wide array of health issues. Utilizing a full array of diagnostic tools to provide accurate assessment of medical problems, we are best able to initiate early and appropriate care. While diagnostic tools are very important when working with difficult medical cases, the instincts of an experienced veterinarian are critical relative to arriving at a timely diagnosis.

Surgery ...

Dr. McCorkle has been providing a wide array of surgical services for soft tissue, dental and orthopedic needs for over 30 years. All surgery is performed by Dr. McCorkle to insure an experienced result. In the most technical cases, consultation with and referral to a surgical specialist is readily available. Early discharge from hospital to home after surgery is an important focus of our team, but overnight care is recommended whenever a pet’s situation warrants further observation.

Dental Care ...

Dental disease is one of the most common diseases seen in our veterinary practice. While preventing this disease is straightforward, the consequences of ignoring oral health are very serious. Periodontal disease leads to oral inflammation, infection, pain, bad breath and tooth loss. In addition, more serious consequences such as jaw fractures, kidney disease, heart disease, urinary tract disease and others commonly follow. Preventing these problems requires that our veterinary team and each pet’s owner begin early in the pet’s life working for great oral health. In working to enhance the quality of life for every pet, maintaining great oral health is a top priority at Mountain Valley Veterinary Hospital.

Pharmacy ...

In an environment where pharmaceutical prices are out of control, we maintain a full pharmacy to provide immediate access to medications for most of the conditions we treat. There is no waiting in line for your alphabetized bag and never a jaw-dropping price surprise. In addition, we stock a supply of professional flea and tick products to customize a selection for each pet’s situation. Dr. McCorkle understands how flea and tick infestations begin and how they should end. Have our staff recommend a protocol to end external parasite issues for your pet. Certainly, this is an important step in maintaining an excellent quality of life for our client’s pets.

Other Services ...

As important as lifelong healthcare is for our pets, understanding and dealing with end of life issues is one of our most important responsibilities. Dr. McCorkle has had many years of experience consulting with pet owners regarding the many questions and uncertainties that arise when their aging pets are dealing with terminal issues. Certainly, comprehensive pet care has to include professional handling of these situations. Dr. McCorkle provides compassionate end of life care to pets including consultation and humane euthanasia in hospital or at the pet’s home.

A bit about Dr. McCorkle...

Dr. Roy McCorkle

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Meet the team...

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Lisa Lovins

Lisa is our head veterinary technician and started working with Dr. McCorkle in 1998.  She organizes and oversees everything in the treatment area and surgery.  Lisa was raised about 20 miles outside of Asheville in Mars Hill, North Carolina--she is the only non-family employee of Mountain Valley Veterinary Hospital but, after all these years, she certainly seems like family.

Lisa is married and spends most of her spare time enjoying all of her animals which include her cats Beast, Bumble and Mitten; her dogs Bailey and Gordon; two horse rescues Gulliver and Bob and her latest equine addition Gulliver.

She also enjoys taking rides with her husband Walt on their Harley-Davidson.

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Savannah McCorkle

Savannah

Savannah is the youngest of the McCorkles. She is a graduate of Mars Hill University with a BSW and has worked at the clinic, either full time or part time, since she was thirteen years old. She and husband Nathaniel have three children, Eamon, Seamus and Cearnaigh, and round out their family with their dogs: Hamfast, Finn, Stax, Ibis, Gear and Weency Bones.

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Claire McCorkle

Claire

Claire is another McCorkle you will see at our clinic. She, too, has worked full or part-time there since she was a teenager.  She takes care of our webpage and social media and does relief work in the clinic when available. Now a full-time compounding pharmacy technician, she spends her downtime with Beefcake and Nessie, her two lab mixes.

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Matthew McCorkle

Matthew

Matthew is Dr. McCorkle’s oldest son. After earning his BA in literature, he eventually came home to roost and is our full-time office manager. He and Amanda share their home with their two little black pugs, Ollie and Buford.

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Nancy

Nancy

Nancy married the future Dr. McCorkle in 1974. In 1983, after graduation from the University of Georgia, and with four children in tow, they began a veterinary career in Hickory, North Carolina. After two years, they purchased Mountain Valley Veterinary Hospital and began building the practice. During those early years, Nancy was a daily member of the MVVH team. Today, she fills in as needed and remains the uncontested practice historian. They reside on a Big Sandy Mush farm with a large four-legged family, including Porky (shown above).

Nancy

"Chopper" McCorkle

"Chopper" McCorkle waiting impatiently at the lake, "Let's get this boat in the water and GO!!!!"

Nancy

"Neville" McCorkle

When Dr. McCorkle is at the office, there are seven dogs at home waiting for the family's return.  Here, Neville takes advantage of the upstairs window and is seemingly unfazed by the Halloween visitors.