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. 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.
Dr. Katy Boger
Dr. Boger is a native Charlottean. She attended North Carolina State University, graduating from veterinary school in 2000. After graduation, Dr. Boger moved to Denver, NC. She has worked in the Greater Charlotte region in small animal and emergency medicine ever since. She, and her husband, Carl, share their home with a busy Australian Shepherd (Ember) and a laid-back yellow Labrador (Huri). Dr. Boger has a strong interest in canine and feline medicine, soft tissue surgery, dentistry, and emergency medicine. She has developed strong relationships with clients and patients that make her job enjoyable and make Lincolnton Animal Hospital seem like home. In her spare time, she enjoys trips to the mountains, Carolina Panther football, spending time with friends, and playing with the dogs. She and her husband enjoy traveling, and recently bought a camper in order to take the dogs on trips wherever they go.
Ron Tapley, Executive Director
Ron officially joined our team full time in June 2013.
Kathy Cranford, Bookkeeper
Kathy joined our team in 1987.
Vickie Burgess, Director of Administration
Vickie joined our team in 2001.
Lynn Freeman, Communication Coordinator
Lynn joined our team in 2011.
Sharon joined our team in 2002.
Amy joined our team in 2012.
Charlotte joined our team in 2015.
Shelley joined our team in August 2017.
Niki joined our team in 2014.
Cassandra joined our team in September 2017.
Jamie is a receptionist started 2019.
Sandy Luckey, RVT
Sandy joined our team in 2006.
Danielle Bingham, RVT
Danielle joined our team in 2009.
Angela joined our team in 2006.
Kelli joined our team in July 2018.
Jessica McNeely, Tech Team Leader
Jessica joined our team in 2010.
Adrienne joined our team May 2017.
Lynsey joined our team in 2010.
Sabrina joined our team in 2014.
Jordan joined our team in May 2018.
Kerrie Self, RVT
Kerrie joined our team March 2018
Emily joined our team February 2018.
Gail is a Vet Tech started 2019.
Misty Schick, Kennel Team Leader
Misty joined our team in 2015.
Melissa joined our team in July 2017.
Alyson joined our team in April 2012.