Our doctors have more than 90 years of experience among them. Our investment in continuing education insures your pet's doctors are up to date on the latest medical and diagnostic information. Each doctor is required to attend a minimum of three days continuing education courses per year, and often, our doctors double or triple this level of training.
Monthly training and year-round continuing education programs for all employees ensure our entire medical support team is knowledgeable about products and services important to your pet's health, and help to maintain focus on excellence in customer service.
In addition to our veterinarians, Sharon Lakes Animal Hospital employs 7 technicians, 3 animal care providers, 6 receptionists, a business manager, office manager, and a medical records specialist! We encourage you to get to know our staff - we especially appreciate relationships with our clients.
Steven W. Weaver, D.V.M.
Dr. Weaver graduated with a BS in Zoology from NC State and with honors from Auburn's School of Veterinary Medicine. His special interests include dentistry, ear disease, arthritis management and knee injuries. Dr. Weaver is certified in both the "Tightrope" and TTA surgery methods to repair ACL tears in the knee. He and his wife Robin have 3 children, and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Ruby. Dr. Weaver enjoys horticulture, woodworking, travel and he's a major "foodie".
Rick Duckwall, D.V.M.
Dr. Duckwall graduated with honors in 1980 from Auburn University's School of Veterinary Medicine. He joined Sharon Lakes Animal Hospital in 1984. He has two adult children, a dog and three cats. Dr. Duckwall enjoys feline medicine and building relationships with his clients. His favorite pastimes include camping and cycling.
Sandra Welsh, D.V.M.
Dr. Welsh graduated with honors in 1991 from Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine. Her special interests include oncology and geriatric medicine. Hobbies include hiking and boating. Dr. Welsh and her husband, Bob have two children, Ryan and Anna, and family pets include 2 cats, Mickey and Shay, and 2 dogs, Jake and Reese.
Kelly Moore, D.V.M
Dr. Moore returned to Sharon Lakes in April 2011, after living & practicing in Charleston, SC for several years. She is a graduate of Florida State University, and earned her DVM from Auburn University's School of Veterinary Medicine in 2000. Her veterinary interest include senior pets, oncology, and ophthalmology. Dr. Moore enjoys visiting National Parks, wildlife watching, and spending time with family and friends. She has an old hound dog named Tucker and a black cat, KinkyTail.
Desiree Poore, D.V.M
Dr. Poore, the newest member of the Sharon Lakes team, grew up in New Mexico where she was an avid equestrian. She earned her BA in Wildlife Sciences from New Mexico State University and her DVM from Oklahoma State University. She has a special interest in surgery (soft tissue & orthopedic) & dental care, and values her relationships with clients & patients. Dr. Poore has two dogs - Beau, a Jack Russell who thinks he owns the world, and Roscoe - a Dane/Shepherd/Lab mix who is very sweet and very clumsy. She moved to Charlotte right out of vet school and has fallen in love with the green trees, flowers, beaches, mountains, and the people! In her free time, Dr. Poore enjoys hiking with her dogs, spending time on the water, photography, gardening, and community service church activities.
Erin S. Lyman, Office Manager
Erin joined Sharon Lakes Animal Hospital in 2008 after being a client for more than 10 years. She is a graduate of Davidson College, and has worked in advertising, marketing, and business development. Erin is a member of the Veterinary Hospital Managers Association. She shares her home with her goldendoodle, Maddux, and a gray tabby kitty, Oliver. Erin spends her free time cooking, reading, traveling, cheering on the Carolina Panthers & Atlanta Braves, and enjoying time with family.
Lori A. Jones, Business Manager
Lori has been the Business Manager for Sharon Lakes Animal Hospital since 2002. Prior to joining our practice, she spent 8 years in banking management & fraud, and 12 years in business management. Lori is a member of the Veterinary Hospital Managers Association, and is active in the Courageous Kidz Foundation and the Georgia Samoyed Rescue Club. She and her husband, Steve, are parents to 2 Samoyeds, Kayla and Morgan, and 2 cats, Jasper and Little Bit. Lori enjoys music, boating, reading, spending time at her mountain cabin, remodeling, and time with family.
Dana Cress, Technician Supervisor
Dana has worked at Sharon Lakes Animal Hospital since 1987. She first worked in the kennel and advanced to become a technician, and was named supervisor in 2010. In addition to supervising our nursing staff, Dana is our Safety & Technical Services Director. Her professional interests include client education and surgery. She shares her home with her husband & daughter, as well as their dog, Penny, and cat, S.W. Periwinkle. She enjoys spending time with her daughter, who is active in horseback riding.
Kim Winslow, RVT, Reception Supervisor
Kim has worked at Sharon Lakes Animal Hospital for more than a dozen years. She is currently on her "2nd time around" with us, after taking a few years off when her son was born. Kim originally worked with us as a Technician, but joined our reception staff upon her return early 2009, and was promoted to Supervisor in 2010. She is a native Charlottean, and graduate of Central Carolina Community College's Veterinary Technology Program. During her years away from Sharon Lakes, Kim ran a successful pet sitting business. She and her husband Mark share their home with their son, Jesse and 3 cats -- Jonah, Ghiradelli, and Andrew. Kim enjoys gardening, home decorating, scrap booking, teaching adult Sunday school, and bargain hunting at yard sales & flea markets.
Veterinary Technician Team
Left to Right: Tammy Groom, Dana Cress, Leslie Brewster, Trish Caldwell, Heather Biggers, Amber Pavero
Back Row (l to r): Mary Scott, Nikki Carter, Amanda Jones, Kim Winslow
Front Row (l to r): Sien Creytens, Debbie Sedgeley
Animal Care Provider Team
JJ Johnson, Kelly Campbell, Faith Forbush, and Loreal Michels (Photo coming soon)