Meet the Team

  • Lysa Deaton Smith

    Lysa P. Deaton- Smith, DVM, is a native of Charlotte, N.C., but grew up in Cornelius, N.C. She attended North Carolina State University for her Bachelor of Zoology degree and then attended North Carolina State - College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 1991 with her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine.  

    She originally worked in a mixed animal practice for several years, and then settled in on small animal medicine. Dr. Deaton-Smith, her husband, Alex, and their dog, Agatha, moved to Catawba county in 2005 and built a home outside of Claremont, N.C. Dr. Deaton-Smith's interest range from family, horses, water skiing, snow skiing, diving, travel to decorating and landscaping.

  • Jim Cartner

     Dr. Jim Cartner is a 1979 graduate of Auburn School of Veterinary Medicine. He has lived and practiced in Statesville, North Carolina for the past forty years. He and his wife Jane have three adult children and one grandchild. He has two dogs, Fraser Fir, an eight
    year old chocolate lab and Albert (Bertie), a two year old Australian labradoodle. Dr. Cartner enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, especially orthopedics and surgery. He is an attending member of First Presbyterian Church, the N.C Veterinary Medical Association, and N.C Academy of Small Animal Medicine, and a member of American Veterinary Medical Association.


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