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, 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

    aka "Doc D" / Veterinarian, Owner
    Dr. Lawrence grew up in Valdese, NC and has since the age of 15 worked in veterinary hospitals. Her first rescue, "Brandy" the cocker spaniel, sparked her passion for animals. She attended NCSU and pursued a bachelors degree in Animal Science. She was accepted at the NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine in 1995. She graduated in May 1999. She came to Cleveland County in 2000 and worked at Cottonwood Veterinary Hospital for 6 years.

    In September of 2006, Dr. Moseley Lawrence pursued her own practice and started a mobile small animal service, "Moseley Mobile Veterinary Care".  Dr. Lawrence enjoyed her new mobile practice because she was able to see your pets in their own environment and was able to provide a unique service to the Cleveland County area. However, with her growth, she decided that it was time to build her own "brick and mortar" practice.  In June 2009, Hope Animal Hospital opened her doors. With God in her life and the support of her family and friends, Dr. Lawrence has been truly blessed to find her calling.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1999
    Education:
    North Carolina State University, BS and DVM
    Interests:
    Spending time with family and friends, camping, and working to grow her non-profit organization "Hope's Chest Inc" whose goal is to help the homeless animals in Cleveland County at our local shelter.
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  • Dr. Todd Smith, DVM

    Veterinarian 

    Originally from Lincoln, Nebraska, Dr. Smith grew up in Gainsville, FL and Plainwell, MI before moving to Raleigh in high school. Dr. Smith then attended UNC-CH where he majored in Russian History, Chemistry and Biology. While in undergrad, Dr. Smith started working at the Vet School at NCSU in the swine department (Dr. Smith's mother was a technician at NCSU CVM in the Virology Dept. for over 20 years). Dr. Lawrence and Dr. Smith were classmates in vet school at NCSU and graduated together in 1999.

    Following graduation, Dr. Smith practiced general medicine in Concord, NC for a year and a half before becoming an associate veterinarian in the Emergency and Critical Department at Carolina Veterinary Specialists in Charlotte, NC. While there, Dr. Smith served as the Director of Animal Emergency and Trauma Services. In September 2016, Dr. Smith became a full time associate here at Hope Animal Hospital. 

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1999
    Education:
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, BA in Russian History, North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine, DVM
    Interests:
    Playing guitar and bass. Watersports (wakeboarding, skiing and boating), mountain biking; watching his son, Ian, play football, and watching his daugther, Ava, perform in horse shows and spending time with his wife, Jen. He also has a special interest in bulldogs - all "bull" breeds. He currently has a French Bulldog.
  • Erin Sikes

    Registered Veterinary Technician

    Erin grew up in Lincoln County, North Carolina. After graduating from Gaston College in 2000, she moved to Bessemer City, NC. After 12 years, she moved to Fallston where she bought her dream home on 4 1/2 acres. She lives there with her husband Cliff, son, Ashton, and 6 furry babies. In March of 2009, Erin started working at Hope Animal Hospital. And the rest is history :)    

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2000
    Education:
    Gaston College Vet Tech program, AAS in 2000
    Interests:
    Gardening, reading, spending time with family and pets, restoring a 100 year old barn/home and turning it into a "mini-farm"
  • Amanda Carpenter

    Registered Veterinary Technician

    Amanda grew up in Lattimore in Cleveland County on a family owned farm where she still lives. She married 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.

    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 Duren

    Veterinary Technician

    Kristen grew up in the Navy bouncing from town to town. She has lived in Shelby for almost 14 years now, which is the longest she has ever lived anywhere. She has a large fur baby named Gabby, who is a Lab/Great Dane mix. You may see them at Broad River Greenway or Uptown Shelby walking and hiking. Kristen is currently finishing her last few prerequisites so she can attend Vet School.

    Kristen worked in Raleigh for 4 years while attending NCSU. This is where she learned all about veterinary medicine. She learned how to complete blood draws, read blood smears, dentals and routine  wellness care. After she graduated from NCSU, she returned to Shelby and began working in Black Mountain. This helped her fine tune her veterinary skills and build her experience with wildlife and exotic animals. She then started here at Hope Animal Hospital where she is still learning and building on her knowledge in Veterinary Medicine.

    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
  • 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 critter kids - Ellie, Heidi and 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 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
  • 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 :)
  • 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" :)