We are proud of our staff family and the practice that we support. Our staff is what really sets Youngsville Animal Hospital apart from all the rest!  Our team wants to show you how a family-first approach is how we make your experience the best it can be.


Ashley joined Youngsville Animal Hospital in 2022 as Practice Manager. She has a background in Practice Management and hospitality. Ashley earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the University of South Carolina. She enjoys client communication, human resources, marketing and has a passion for giving clients and their pets the best care and service at all times. Ashley spent a lot of her childhood in Beaufort, South Carolina, but traveled frequently because her dad was in the Marine Corps. She has three dogs: 2 German Shepards, Bella & Lynx and a Miniature Schnauzer, Fritz. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, cooking and anything soccer.

RACHEL - lead veterinary assistant

Rachel Adkins born in West Tennessee moved to the Youngsville area with her parents and two sister in 2004. She has been working in restaurants the last few years but always knew she wanted to work with animals. During the pamdinic in 2020 she started volunteering at Saving Grace where she fell even more in love with helping dogs and other small animals. She is excited to start her career at YAH as a Vet Assistant and in the future before a Vet Technician.  In her free time she loves to spend time with her long time boyfriend Ben  walking, playing with, and cuddling her two fur babies Oakley (German Shepherd) and Diesel (Lab Mix) She also enjoys weekends at the beach and watching college football.


Katie was born in West Tennessee. At the age of 2, she moved to North Carolina with her parents and 2 older sisters. She has always had a love for animals since her uncle bred rat terriers. She is currently in school to get her certification in Veterinary Technology. In her free time, she likes to spend time with her family, hike, kayak, and spend time with her fur babies. She has a 12 year old rat terrier and a three year old bunny. She is excited to learn and grow in the vet field every day at YAH!


Abby Dohm was born and raised in Youngsville, North Carolina along with her 4 sisters and 1 brother. She’s a junior in Highschool and loves science and especially biology. Her faith is very important to her and she lives in a way that she hopes honors God. She has always loved animals, but realized she wanted to work with them after helping rescue an injured stray cat and watching  Dr. Jones-Bailey care for and treat the wounded feline. In her free time she loves to play piano, listen to music, play volleyball, hang out with her family, and laugh with her friends. She is a lover of the color yellow, people, and sloths. She adores the staff at Youngsville Animal Hospital and can’t wait to see where this journey with YAH takes her.


Elexis was born in Cleveland, Ohio and moved to North Carolina in 2019 after meeting her now husband.  Elexis has been working in the vet field since 2017 with experience in both primary care and emergency medicine. While in Ohio, Elexis was enrolled in to get her degree in Veterinary Technology and plans to finish her degree here in North Carolina. In her free time, Elexis enjoys spending time with her husband and their many dogs. She also enjoys going to the beach and traveling.

Robbie – Veterinary Assistant

Robbie is currently enrolled at PennFoster College to be a certified veterinary assistant, with the goal of then graduate to be a certified veterinary technician. Robbie has always loved and had a passion to help animals, both sick and healthy. A native of North Carolina his whole life, he has an older brother and younger sister. Robbie also has 9 Guinea pigs and 3 dogs which he loves! In his free time, Robbie loves to read and spend time with his pets and family. Robbie is super excited to advance his career at YAH and learn and grow in veterinary medicine.

Brayden – Veterinary Assistant

Brayden was born in Virginia and grew up outside of Greensboro. He found his passion for animals while working at a summer camp. He moved to Raleigh in 2023 to finish a degree in animal science at NC state. After he graduates, Brayden hopes to get into vet school and pursue his dream of becoming a large animal veterinarian. In his free time, Brayden loves to cook, is an avid writer, and enjoys woodworking. Brayden is looking forward to seeing where the future takes him and is ecstatic to be on the team at YAH.

STEPHANIE - client coordinator

My passion for animals started as a young child growing up in Malaysia. I am a very empathetic person with a heart to serve which is what led me into my career in the hotel industry. My passion for animals never stopped and I went on to become a dog groomer, and a mom of many dogs through the years. I live in the Wendell area with my husband and three fur babies, a Bernese Mountain Dog, a Saint Bernard and a Puggle. I am so very excited to bring my spirit to serve and passion for animals together as I join the team at Youngsville Animal Hospital!!

TERRI - customer service liaison

Terri has worked in Veterinary Medicine for 18years, as a Client Care Coordinator and Vet Assistant. She has always had a passion for animals, but didn’t know how much she loved this field until she ventured into it. Terri is married to the love of her life, Earl. They have 4 children, Ethan, Elyssa, Coleby and Tauny. They also have 5 Grandchildren! Terri has three 4-legged children, Clarence, a terrier mix, Bruce, an English Bulldog and Ezra, a French Bulldog. Terri’s family and her faith in the Lord are her Sanctuary. Outside of her love for Veterinary Medicine, her interests include cooking and baking. Terri enjoys feeding people and shows them love through her treats. Terri also enjoys Praise and Worship music and rockin’ to 70’s music with her honey!

IRENE - Receptionist

Irene was born and raised in a small village in the Harz Mountain region of North-Central Germany. She had a love for animals even back then, growing up with a cat, a rabbit, and a guinea pig. Irene decided to explore other countries outside of Europe. After graduating High School, she met her husband while she was living in New Jersey. Irene now lives in Youngsville with her husband, son, 2 cats, 2 dogs, and flock of chickens. In her spare time, Irene enjoys traveling, cooking, baking, kayaking, and hiking as well as watching German and English football (aka soccer). Irene was a client at YAH for years and joined the practice as an employee in February of 2023.