Meet Our Team
At Lincolnton Animal Hospital, we are dedicated to providing our patients with the best veterinary care possible. As animal lovers ourselves, we understand that a pet is often far more than that — they are best friends, life companions, and above all, family. Our staff has years of knowledge and experience in the work of veterinary care, grooming, and boarding, and are dedicated to keeping your furry friend at their happiest and healthiest.
Dr. Karen Miller/Owner
Dr. Miller was raised in Charlotte and attended undergraduate and veterinary school in Raleigh. She graduated from North Carolina State College of Veterinary Medicine in 1987. She moved to Lincolnton after graduation and has been practicing at Lincolnton Animal Hospital ever since then. She and her husband, Ron, share their lives with two dogs; Socks, and Smiley, and one cat, Baxter. Dr. Miller has a daughter, Caitlin, a step-daughter, Tracy (and step-son-in-law, Calan), and a step-son, Adam. Her hobbies include photography, reading, riding their Harley with her husband, and church activities, including being a Sunday school teacher and choir. Internal medicine (particularly endocrine diseases), dentistry, and especially her relationships with her clients and patients are the best parts of practicing veterinary medicine for Dr. Miller.
Dr. Amy Jones
Dr. Jones grew up in Lincoln County and attended East Lincoln High School. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from UNC-Charlotte in 1991. She graduated from NC State University and received her DVM in 1995. She is married to Dr. Kevin Jones and they have two children, a son and a daughter. Her family also includes 4 dogs, Radar, Trip, Fifi, and Nismo and 2 cats, Shadow and Oswin. She enjoys photography, scrapbooking, reading, and spending time with her family.
Dr. Faith Rouco
Dr. Rouco received her Bachelor’s of Science degree from East Carolina University. She received her DVM from NC State University in 2007. Upon graduation, she completed a one year rotating small animal medicine, surgery and emergency internship at VCA Veterinary Referral Associates in Gaithersburg, Maryland. After working at a small animal clinic in Maryland, she is happy to be back home in North Carolina. Dr. Rouco enjoys all aspects of internal medicine and has a special interest in ophthalmology.
Dr. Rouco is married to her college sweetheart, George. They have a young son and daughter. The rest of her family includes 2 cats, Machi and Haley, and their dog, Gracie. In her free time, she enjoys watching movies, reading and spending time outdoors.
Dr. Stephanie Moore
Dr. Moore grew up in the Piedmont and mountains of NC. She graduated from NC State University in 1997 with a BS in Animal Science and from NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine in 2001. She practiced large animal medicine for 6 years before changing to small animal medicine practice. Dr. Moore enjoys any outdoor activity, especially spending time at the beach. She is dedicated to her church and looks forward to an annual mission trip to Belize every summer, where she helps youth and adults with special needs at a Christian event called Camp Joy. She lives in Gastonia with her “4-legged children”- 2 dogs, Bert and Scarlett and 5 rescue cats.
Dr. Robyn McFerren
While growing up, “Dr. Mac” lived all over the east coast and has moved more than 20 times. NC has been home longer than anywhere else -15 years. She obtained her undergraduate degree from West Virginia University and her DVM from the University of Georgia. While raising her two sons, Ian (13) and Carson (17), Dr. McFerren worked relief and part-time for the past 12 years. Besides the boys, she and her husband, Tim, are the “pet parents” to cats Maow and Trouble, as well as dogs Poppy and Rye. Dr. Mac’s interests include internal medicine, behavior, and alternative medicine. In addition to her required medical licensing, she is also certified in Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine and Acupuncture for small animals.
Ron Tapley, Executive Director
Ron officially joined our team full time in June 2013.
Kathy Cranford, Bookkeeper
Kathy joined Lincolnton Animal Hospital in 1987.
Vickie Burgess, Director of Administration
Vickie joined Lincolnton Animal Hospital in 2001.
Lynn Freeman, Communication Coordinator
Lynn joined Lincolnton Animal Hospital in 2011.
Sharon joined Lincolnton Animal Hospital in 2002.
Amy has been with Lincolnton Animal Hospital since 2012.
Charlotte joined our team in 2015.
Amanda joined our team in 2015.
Niki joined our team in 2014.
Sandy Luckey, RVT & Tech Team Leader
Sandy joined Lincolnton Animal Hospital in 2006.
Kirstin Beaver, RVT
Kristin joined Lincolnton Animal Hospital in 2015.
Danielle Bingham, RVT
Danielle joined Lincolnton Animal Hospital in 2009.
Angela joined Lincolnton Animal Hospital in 2006.
Jessica joined Lincolnton Animal Hospital in 2010.
Lynsey joined Lincolnton Animal Hospital in 2010.
Sabrina joined our team in 2014.
Kaitlyn joined our team in 2015.
Misty Schick, Kennel Team Leader
Misty joined Lincolnton Animal Hospital in 2015.
Alyson joined Lincolnton Animal Hospital in 2012.