Dr. Dick Hay is the co-owner and Medical Director at TotalBond Veterinary Hospital at Davidson. He was born and raised in Toccoa, Georgia, a small town in the Northeast corner of the state, and obtained his BS from Davidson College in 1977. He spent his junior year of college studying in France and considers it one of his defining college and life experiences. He continued his studies by earning a Masters of Science degree in Comparative Physiology and spent two years as a research assistant in the Small Animal Medicine Department at the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Georgia. It was during his studies there that he fell in love with the profession and went on to obtain his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the same school in 1985. Dr. Hay became a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in 2000 as a specialist in canine and feline medicine and surgery. He enjoys all aspects of general practice, especially the relationships between pets and their owners.
In recent years, Dr. Hay has become interested in Integrative Medicine and has pursued his certification as a Veterinary Acupuncturist. His wife Pam is a retired college professor at Davidson College and they have two adult children. Dr. Hay is active in several community organizations including the Davidson Housing Coalition and the Davidson Lands Conservancy. When not at work, his favorite pastimes are hiking and traveling.
Liv has been employed at TotalBond since August of 2019 as a Veterinary Technician Assistant. She always had a desire to work with animals since a young age; growing up with many animals in her life that have inspired her into this career. She is currently enrolled in an associate degree program to become a Registered Veterinary Technician and recently became a Fear Free Certified Professional. She is lovingly married, and shares two cats, Pete and Kasey, and one dog, Luna with her husband. In her spare time, Liv enjoys reading, photography, and playing the guitar.
Shelly has been with TotalBond Veterinary Hospital Davidson since the practice opened in 1999. She has continued to work there while going to school to become a registered veterinary technician. Shelly lives in Lincolnton, NC with her husband and son. Also living with them are German Shepherd dogs, Giant Schnauzers, chickens, a turkey, Savannah cats, a bearded dragon, and fish.
Anna has been employed at Totalbond Veterinary Hospital at Davidson as a veterinary technician since May 2018. Her love for animals stems from growing up on a farm and volunteering at animal shelters when she was in high school. She is one semester away from obtaining her associate's degree and becoming a Registered Veterinary Technician. She is married and is a mother to two beautiful boys, and a boxer mix named Hank. In her spare time, Anna enjoys reading, spending time with her family, and baking.