Our Staff


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. Mike Wibel

Associate DVM

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Dr. Mike 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.

Dr. Stephanie Wolf

Associate Veterinarian/Hospital Care Provider

(980) 222-7115

Dr. Stephanie Wolf grew up in Lynchburg, VA. It was in college, at University if Mary Washington, that she began to hear the calling to veterinary medicine. She followed attended veterinary school at Virginia Tech where she got her first two dogs, Keto and Ian the retired racing greyhounds, who have been her faithful companions ever since. After graduation in 2012, she has worked in emergency medicine, critical care, family practice general care, shelter medicine, and briefly had a hospice and euthanasia house-call practice. She brings this diversity of experience to Denver Animal Emergency which she is both elated and proud to call home. Professionally, Dr. Wolf is most passionate about hospice and palliative care, emergency medicine, critical care, advanced behavioral medicine, ultrasonography, internal medicine, and most recently she has begun learning to treat exotic pets and wildlife.

Though she entered practice as Dr. McGinness, as soon as she met Chris Wolf she was willing to move to Charlotte, NC for a shot at having that last name! Her big gamble paid off - the two of them fell in love and married. Chris and Stephanie still have Ian and Keto and added a third retired racing greyhound named Swift. They also live with two guinea pigs, three snakes, and some rats. Stephanie and Chris love going to Techno music festivals, dancing at local EDM shows, kayaking, and traveling any time they get the chance. Stephanie is also an artist and loves spending her free time drawing, listening to audiobooks.



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

Amanda’s life as a veterinary technician all started when a vet hospital in Raleigh, NC gave her a job while she was studying for her animal science degree at North Carolina State University. She fell in love with her job there and the rest was history. Since then, Amanda has “collected” 2 dogs, Charlie and Hattie (who is pictured with her) and 2 cats, James and Manny that keep her on her toes. In her free time, Amanda and her fiancé enjoy Panthers football, tobacco road basketball, gardening and of course, entertaining their pack of furry babes.


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 North Lincoln High School with aspirations of attending NC State 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 to join Dr. Pierce when Denver Animal Emergency opened its doors in 2016.

Kathleen AKA "Sully"

Veterinary Assistant

Sully graduated from the Medical Institute of Minnesota's Veterinary Technician Program with top honors in 1993 and has worked as a technician ever since. Sully has worked at large animal practices, small animal practices and has worked with wildlife and exotics. She also done rescue work for dogs, cats, and raccoons. Sully served as a veterinary assistant and trained in animal welfare for her home state of Minnesota. She has held the title of Sr. technician at her previous job, dealing with more of the business end of a day practice for 5 years. She looks forward to spending the remainder of her career here at Denver Animal Emergency working in the emergency field. Just a side note about her name - the nickname, “Sully” was given to Kathleen on her very first day at the clinic she interned at. They already had two Kathy's working there so she was called Sully. She stayed on at that clinic for the next seven years so the the name stuck and has been her professional name ever since (even here in NC). She has lived in NC since 2007.


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

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.


Registered Veterinary Technician

Abby received her Associate degree in Veterinary Technology in 1997 from Gaston College and is a Registered Veterinary Technician in NC. She began her career in veterinary medicine, while in high school working part time in the kennel at a veterinary hospital. She has worked in many areas of veterinary medicine: general practice, specialty practices including emergency, surgery, ICU and rehabilitation. She was born and raised in North Carolina. Abby has rescued all of her pets, which include 2 yellow labs named Jasmine and Wham Wham (who are pictured with her), 1 black lab named Bam Bam and 5 cats named Tigger, Art, Tulip, Nala and Taco. She enjoys spending her spare time with her pets and taking them on walks and swimming.


Veterinary Assistant

Megan has loved animals since she was a kid. She is from Illinois but has lived in NC for 14 years. She started volunteering in shelters and humane societies at the age of 16. She enjoys spending time with all of her animals. Megan has 5 cats, (Mowgli, Bagheera, Cali, Maple, Syrup) and a few outside cats that she cares for as well. She also has a dachshund who has many names, but his real name is “lil man”. Megan also enjoys pet sitting and cleaning homes. She loves anything outdoors!


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.




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.