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Dr. Dick Hay
Dr. Hay was born and raised in Toccoa, Georgia, a small town in the northeast corner of the state. Dr. Hay 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. After college, he continued his studies by earning a Masters of Science degree in Comparative Physiology and spending two more 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 DVM there 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 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 travel.
My name is Alexandra Pate, or Alex for short. I am a transplant from New Jersey and have been working for Total Bond since January 2015. I have a pitbull named Millie and a kitten named Kalika. I not only love animals, but enjoy practicing yoga as well as cooking and baking.
Karen has been with the company since 2002. She has a degree in medical administration. Her husband and her share their house with Max a hound dog mix and Sparky a yellow lab mix, both rescues. She is a scuba diver and loves to travel.
Shelly Manfredi, RVT
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.