Hope Animal Hospital

Our Mission at Hope Animal Hospital is to offer state of the art, quality veterinary services with a personal touch for you and your pet.

Our commitment to you, our client, is to provide your pet with the same compassionate and professional medical care we would provide for our own pets. We will work to provide the necessary information and resources to help you make an educated decision about your pet's health. We want you to understand your pet's health problems and feel comfortable with choosing their treatment options.

Our commitment to your pet is to educate you as the pet owner, about the care your pet needs to keep them healthy and to prevent health problems that may effect them in the future. We will care for, and treat your pet in a loving manner while making every effort to ease any pain or suffering. We promise to provide your pet with the warm and compassionate care they deserve.

The word "Hope" means several things to us... but for you and your pet we want it to mean hope for a healthy life and hope for quality of life.

About Our Practice

Hope Animal Hospital was established in June 2009 by Dr. Deanna Moseley Lawrence, a 1999 graduate of NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine in Raleigh, NC. It was named in honor of her beloved 3-legged Labrador Retriever, "Hope". Located in Shelby, NC, we are a full service small animal hospital. 

  • Mon: 8:00am - 5:30pm
  • Tue: 8:00am - 5:30pm
  • Wed: 8:00am - 5:30pm
  • Thu: 8:00am - 5:30pm
  • Fri: 8:00am - 5:30pm
  • Sat, Sun: Closed
  • Dr. Deanna Moseley Lawrence, DVM

    "Dr. Dee" opened Hope Animal Hospital in June 2009.  She has called Cleveland County home since June of 2000.  As an associate at Cottonwood Veterinary Hospital until 2006 and as the sole proprietor of Moseley Mobile Veterinary Care from 2006 until 2009, Dr. Lawrence has served the county and grown to love its residents and their pets.  She currently is a member of the Cleveland County Board of Health, President of Hope's Chest Inc., and a member of Mountain View Baptist Church. 

    Dr. Lawrence currently lives in Fallston with her husband Mike and has two beautiful step daughters, Pam and Riley AND a grandson, Jase.  They also have a house full of dogs (aka "The Misfit Gang"), chickens, and a ball python named Lucy.  Family and friends, along with her commitment to Hope Animal Hospital and her non-profit, Hope's Chest, Inc., add to the blessings that God has given her over the years.  Her love for animals is based on knowing that they are truly God's creation and it is our job to love and care for them.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1999
    Education:
    North Carolina State University, Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine
    Interests:
    Spending time with family and friends, camping, and working to grow her non-profit organization "Hope's Chest Inc" a medical fund whose goal is to provide specialized medical or surgical care to the sick or seriously injured pets referred to her from Cleveland County Animal Control.
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  • Dr. Jason Habel, DVM

    Associate Veterinarian
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2000
    Education:
    North Carolina State University, Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine
  • Erin Sikes

    Registered Veterinary Technician

    Erin grew up in Lincoln County, North Carolina. After graduating from Gaston College in 2000, she began working as a veterinary technician at Cottonwood Veterinary Hospital. In March of 2009, Erin started working for Dr. Lawrence during construction of Hope Animal Hospital.  And the rest is history :).

    Erin and her son Ashton live in Cleveland County along with their many fur-babies.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2000
    Education:
    Gaston College Vet Tech program, AAS in 2000
    Interests:
    Gardening, reading, spending time with family and pets.
  • Amanda Carpenter

    Registered Veterinary Technician

    Amanda grew up in Lattimore in Cleveland County on a family owned farm where she still lives. She married her husband Justin in 2005 and together they have three beautiful daughters who are the light of their life - Cheyenne, Savannah and Dakota. Together they own Diamond C Cattle Company. It is never boring on their farm where they raise registered Hereford cattle. They also have chickens, ducks and of course dogs and cats along with anything else Cheyenne, Savannah, or Dakota convince them to get.

    Amanda joined Hope Animal Hospital in January 2011.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2000
    Education:
    Gaston College Vet Tech program, AAS in 2005, trained in Medical Transcription, Clemson Univerity, certified in Artificial Insemination in Cattle
    Interests:
    Spending time with family, traveling to junior shows and fairs with Cheyenne and Savannah and Dakota showing their cows - something both Amanda and Justin grew up doing.
  • Kristen Hurdt

    Veterinary Technician

    Kristen grew up in the Navy bouncing from town to town. She calls Shelby home now with her husband Joseph and their dog Gabby and 2 cats.

    Kristen graduated with her BS in Animal Science from NCSU in 2013 and is currently pursuing her Registered Veterinary Technician certification.  She has worked in many veterinary hospitals over the years while in school and once she came back to Cleveland County.  She joined Hope Animal Hospital in November 2014 as a receptionist but has since become part of our veterinary technician team.  She has lots of experience and heart to give Hope Animal Hospital.  Kristen is also a board member for Hope's Chest, Inc. 

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2008
    Education:
    North Carolina State University, BS Animal Science and Cooperative Extension Education with a Minor in Marketing in 2013, CCC, Associates in Liberal Arts in SIgn Language
    Interests:
    Traveling and going on new adventures across the country, photography, crafts, painting, hiking, kayaking, white water rafting, traveling the Blue Ridge Parkway. Her and her husband also pilot a hot air balloon!
  • Anita Weaver

    Client Service Representative

    Anita is a loving follower of Christ. She has been married to the love of her life, Jimmy, since 2005. She has 3 human children, sons - James and A.J., and a step daughter - Keri, along with her dog Bridgett. She inherited her love for animals from her father, who passed away in November 2014. She absolutely loves animals for they love one unconditionally.

    Anita has worked in the veterinary field for many years. She worked at Cottonwood Animal Hospital for 6 years with Dr. Lawrence and managed the Cleveland County Humane Society for over 2 years before coming to work at Hope Animal Hospital where she has been part of the team since July 2009.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1999
    Education:
    The School of "Hard Knocks"
    Interests:
    Hanging out with my husband and animals, taking care of my mom, gardening, caring/nurturing for people around me
  • Brittany Lesmeister

    Client Service Representative
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2017
  • Alex Wright

    Kennel Attendant
    Years in Practice:
    Jul 27, 2019
  • Ellie "The Princess"

    Special Office Helper

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2009
    Interests:
    Hiding in cat tree, being an introvert, eating, meowing, being "The Queen" :)
  • Ups "The Joker"

    Special Office Helper

                   

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2009
    Interests:
    Eating, antagonizing dogs, answering phones, making appointments, taking selfies, preventing the girls from working, reeking havoc :)