Dr. Andrew Pierce

Owner and Medical Director

(980) 222-7115

Dr. Andrew Pierce was born and raised in North Carolina. His childhood was spent on a beef cattle farm in Harrisburg, NC. He began working at East Lincoln Animal Hospital in Denver, NC in 2003 as part of the kennel staff and would eventually become a veterinary assistant. While working at ELAH, Andrew completed his undergraduate degree in biology. He took a special interest in honeybee research during that time and in 2006 his research was published in the Journal of Entomology. He graduated in 2007 and would marry his high school sweetheart, Shannon the following week. During his first year of marriage Dr. Pierce continued working at ELAH, while he applied to veterinary schools. In 2008, he was accepted to NC State’s College of Veterinary Medicine, and he graduated in 2012.

Dr. Pierce has 3 children; RuthAnn, Evelyn, and Neilan. He has a Yorkie (Hiccup) and Yellow Lab (Hopper). Dr. Pierce enjoys all aspects of Veterinary Medicine; he has a particular interest in veterinary emergency, oncology, internal medicine, and cardiology. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, vacationing to the mountains and the beach, and playing basketball and volleyball.

Dr. Michael Wibel

Associate DVM

(980) 222-7115

Dr. Michael Wibel was born and raised in Indiana. He attended Purdue University for undergraduate work, and later the University of Illinois for veterinary school. He lived and practiced veterinary medicine in the Chicago suburbs before moving to North Carolina. His specific interests include endocrinology, cardiology, and toxicology. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society, and the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management.

Dr. Wibel lives in Charlotte with his wife Anna, who is also a veterinarian. They have 3 furry children - a Pit-bull named Pinky, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Cooper, and a cat named Sandbox. He is a major sports fan, including all Chicago sports teams. He also loves to spend time outdoors in the beautiful North Carolina weather! Go Cubs!

Dr. Julie Clark


(980) 222-7115

Dr. Julie Clark joined Denver Animal Emergency in 2017 as a part time veterinarian. She grew up in Lynchburg, Virginia and attended college at Virginia Tech, where she met her husband. She graduated from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003 and started work at a 24-hour veterinary practice in Christiansburg, VA, practicing routine and emergency medicine, until her husband's work moved their family to Huntersville, NC, in 2016.In her spare time, Dr. Clark enjoys spending time with her husband and three daughters, camping, and swimming.



Veterinary Assistant

Amy has always had a strong love for animals. She began her medical career in human medicine and has crossed over to veterinary medicine as a technician. Amy is from the Syracuse, NY area. She and her family love the Lake Norman area. Amy enjoys spending time with family and friends which includes her dog Tatja (Rottweiler) who goes everywhere with her. She also cares for "Frankie" who is a Boston Terrier, forever foster dog.


Veterinary Assistant

Caitlin has lived in Lincoln County her entire life and has always grown up with animals. She just recently started working in the veterinary field. She is currently enrolled at Gaston College in the veterinary technician program to become a registered technician. She has worked at DAE since its opening in June of 2016. Caitlin has 2 dogs, Millie and Piper. Millie is a 10yr Lab/Dane Mix and Piper is a 2 yr Lab/ Husky mix. Caitlin loves to spoil her fur babies! In her free time, she likes to go hiking, camping, or being by the lake or ocean.


Veterinary Assistant

Billy has been a Lincoln County resident since he moved to North Carolina with his family in 1987. He attended East Lincoln High School, class of 1995. He has a Biology degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He met his wife, Jennifer, in 1995. They married and had a child, Katelyn, in 1999. Jennifer is a nurse and Katelyn is a student at UNC Wilmington, majoring in Marine Biology. She has aspirations of attending NC State College of Veterinary Medicine and becoming a veterinarian. Billy has worked at East Lincoln Animal Hospital since 1992. He has had many roles there including: kennel staff, veterinary technician, inventory manager and pharmacy tech. Billy has worked with Dr. Pierce for many years. He was excited about joining Dr. Pierce at Denver Animal Emergency when it opened its doors in 2016


Veterinary Assistant

Kim was born and raised in Syracuse, NY. She moved to the Charlotte area in April of 2013. Moving to the south is something that she always wanted to do. She received her Associate’s Degree in Administrative Assisting in 1998. She has 4 children (all boys) that are 25, 23, 22 and 16. She also has 4 dogs, Carmen (11), Bella (8), Sparky (5), and Tango (just over 1 year). All of her fur babies are Pit Bulls or Pit Bull mixes. Kim also spends her time as a foster mom for a local dog rescue group. DAE is her first experience working in the veterinary field and it is her love for animals that helped guide her to her new career. She loves getting to work with animals! In her spare time she likes to hang out with her 16 year old son, walk her dogs and help at rescue adoption events.


Certified Veterinary Assistant

Savannah grew up in Danbury, NC. She graduated from Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk, NC with her Bachelor's of Science degree focusing on Pre-professional biology and an art minor degree. Savannah went to Animal Behavior College to acquire her Pet CPR certification and her ABCVA (certified veterinary assistant) title. Savannah started in the veterinary field when she worked at a Wildlife rehab center rehabbing and releasing wildlife, and educating the public about wildlife conservation. She has been working in the veterinary field for over 5 years. She is a dedicated Level 2 Fear Free pro-professional, and a strong advocate for the fear free method in veterinary hospitals. Savannah is very happily engaged to her best friend whom she met at Lees-McRae college. She has a draft horse named Onida. She and her fiancé have 2 cats, a gray tabby named "LB" or Little Bit and an orange tabby named Stink. They also have 2 German Shepherd dogs, the oldest is 10 years old named Lexi, who she has had since she was 7 weeks old. Her younger GSD (a rescue) is a PARVO survivor named Krieger who is a year and half old. Savannah loves to go horseback riding, hiking with her fiancé and dogs, playing tennis, watching hockey or just relaxing with Netflix or Hulu. She also loves doing arts and crafts and drawing and painting.


Veterinary Assistant

Cheri joined our team after coming out of retirement. After a long time in feline practice, she made the jump to emergency medicine. Cheri has a passion for cats and is our resident "cat whisperer." A pennsylvania transplant, she and her husband have lived in the Denver area for almost 25 years. Along with her cats, Cheri shares her home with 2 Standard Poodles, a Pit Bull, a pond full of fish and a hive full of bees.


Veterinary Assistant

Rae was born on Long Island, NY, and lived there until early 2019 when she moved to North Carolina with her husband, horse, dog, and four cats. Rae grew up around animals, working at horse stables, dairy farms, and Petco, and earning an associate's degree in Animal Science at SUNY Cobleskill. She got her first job as an ER veterinary assistant in 2012 and has been involved in, and passionate about, veterinary emergency medicine ever since. Rae started working at DAE in April 2019. In her free time, she likes hanging out with her retired horse, walking her dog, rock climbing, and playing Dungeons & Dragons.


Veterinary Assistant

Mati has been a veterinary assistant for 5 years. She graduated class of 2018 from University of North Carolina Wilmington with a B.S. in Biology. She plans to attend vet school but is currently working on furthering her experience in ER Medicine. In Mati’s spare time you can find her adventuring with her two goldendoodles, Winston and Finley.


Veterinary Assistant

Sam was born and raised in Chatham, Virginia. Her passion for animals unfolded when she began taking horseback riding lessons and showing Holstein heifers. Sam has been working/volunteering in the veterinary medical field since mid 2018. She moved to Denver,NC in summer of 2019 and started her journey in emergency veterinary medicine at Denver Animal Emergency. Sam is currently enrolled at Gaston College receiving her prerequisite courses, along with planning to further her education and become a part of the Veterinary Technician Program in the Fall of 2020. In her free time she loves being outdoors, riding ATV's, and spending time with family.




Janel is native to Denver, NC! She has had a love for animals since childhood. She has worked in the veterinary field for approximately 10 years in various facets including kennel, grooming and reception. She graduated from UNCC in 2017 with her bachelor’s degree. Janel has a 6-year-old son and she spends most of her free time with him playing video games or playing outside.



Emma has lived in North Carolina her entire life. She is currently a college student, so this is her first time working in the veterinary field. Emma absolutely loves being a part of a team that helps animals get the care they need. Emma’s compassion towards animals and people has led her to Denver Animal Emergency and she could not be happier. Emma has one sweet fur baby at home, her name is Lola (10). She is a terrier mix and she is spoiled beyond belief! In her spare time Emma loves to travel, be outdoors, and be with her family as much as possible.