Animal Hospital

of Newton Conover

Meet Our Experienced Veterinary Team


Dr. Michaelene M. Sechrist

Veterinarian, Owner

Dr. Sechrist grew up near Pittsburgh, PA where she graduated from Allegheny College in Meadville, PA with a Bachelor of Science degree. She continued to earn her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, with clinical year at Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Sechrist has been in the Veterinary field for more than 15 years but has been involved with animals for as long as she can remember. She credits her affinity for animals to her parents who taught her to love and be kind to all animals and encouraged her to attend all of their family vet appointments to learn what information the vet had to offer.

Professionally, Dr Sechrist looks forward to seeing her patients year after year at their routine wellness exams. She enjoys getting to see their wagging tails trot into the hospital and it warms her heart to see their families leave with a smile on their faces knowing that their furry family members are happy and healthy. She cares deeply for preventative medicine, dental hygiene and soft tissue surgery. She strives to educate her clients on their pet's well-being and basic care and tries to share as much information as possible to answer the "why" and "how" of medicine, surgery and diseases.

Personally, Dr Sechrist enjoys spending time with her husband, Cory, who is also a Veterinarian, and their one-year-old daughter, Laramie, who has already developed a love for animals through their two cats, Pearl and Dibbles, and three horses, Sheza, Trixie and Frank. She also enjoys spending time outdoors, listening to live music, cooking and home organization.



Office Manager
& Vet Assistant

Courtney has been in the Veterinary field since 2016. She started at AHNC as a receptionist and as the years passed, learned the trade of Veterinary Assistant and is now the office manager. Courtney wears many hats behind the scenes to keep your furry friends happy and cared for. She resides in Hildebran with her husband, three children and her sweet cat, Max. When she's not at work caring for your fur babies, she can be found traveling, camping, reading and spending time with her family.



Veterinary Assistant

Faith graduated from North Carolina State University with a Bachelor's in Animal Science degree. She has been working as a Veterinary Assistant since 2021. Faith strives to not only help in the assistance of preventative care for your pets but to also provide you with education on the importance of overall pet health. At home, Faith has a Border Collie/Aussie Mix named Lariat and a Labrador Retriever named Rosco.



Veterinary Assistant

Hannah has been a Veterinary Assistant since 2021. She loves getting to know the fun, and even the spicy, personalities of all the furry companions that she gets to meet every day. Hannah takes great pride in getting to help your pets live healthy, happy lives. In her free time, she loves to spend time with her daughter and three dogs, attending anything with live music and saving as much wildlife as she can.



Veterinary Assistant

Emily is one of the friendly faces that greets you for "Tech Appointments" and the voice you hear calling to check up on your furry family member after they've had surgery or were sick. She has loved animals since she was young and knew that she wanted to work with them as a career. Animals have always been a huge part of her life and to be able to assure they receive great medical care as a Veterinary Assistant warms her heart. Emily has a Siberian Husky named Talya, two cats named Zoe and Piper and a horse named Oscar, who likes to act like a cat.



Veterinary Assistant

Toni has worked as a Veterinary Assistant since 2012. She resides in Sherrills Ford with her newborn son, six dogs, bird and two horses. When she is not at work she enjoys horseback riding, crafting and spending time with her family.



Veterinary Assistant

Tiffany graduated from Gaston College in 2014 with an Associate's Degree in Applied Veterinary Science of Veterinary Technology. She has been working in the Veterinary field since graduation and loves everything about it! Tiffany is married with two wonderful kids who she spends most of her time with. Her furry family includes three dogs, two cats and one horse.



Veterinary Receptionist

Ashley has been in the Veterinary field for over 30 years. Although she has worn all of the hats, she has been working as a receptionist at AHNC since 2020. Ashley enjoys interacting with the clients and assisting with their pets' needs. She is married to her husband, Audie, and has two Goldendoodles, Bentley and Jaxon. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, entertaining and spending time outdoors.



Veterinary Receptionist

Kady is one of our welcoming receptionists at AHNC. She grew up in Vale, NC and has always loved animals. Growing up, Kady had pigs, goats, emus, ostriches, cats, dogs and bunnies. As a receptionist, Kady loves to help the clients with their needs and loves getting to see all of the fur babies that come through the door! Kady lives with her husband, son, Elijah, and two dogs, Flash and Brinley. When Kady is not working she enjoys spending time with her family, fur babies and loves going to the mountains and beach. Kady states that she loves her job at AHNC!


1529 Northwest Blvd Newton NC 28658



1529 Northwest Blvd
Newton, NC 28658


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