Our Veterinarians

Dr. Robert Neunzig

Dr. Robert Neunzig received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Ohio State University and currently is the owner and Chief of Medicine for the Gaston Low-Cost Spay Neuter Clinic.  Prior to his veterinary education, he graduated from Miami-Dade Junior College. He went on to attend Auburn University and then the University of Florida.  His post Doctoral Training and Board Certification was received in 1983, he was re-certified in 1993 and again in 2003.

Dr. Neunzig was the owner of a veterinary private practice for over 25 years in North Carolina, owning and operating 5 very successful animal hospitals throughout his career.  He worked as the Quality Assurance Director for 5 years for PetSmart Veterinary Services and 4 years was the head of their Medical Standards.  He has been the consultant for several veterinary hospitals over the last 20 years.

A United States Air Force veteran, Dr. Neunzig has been a huge participant over the years in Community Public Service for Gaston County by being a part of the Gaston County Health Board, Gastonia Planning Commission, Gastonia Crime and Drug Task Force, Gaston County Solid Waste Advisory Board, Gaston County Animal Welfare Study, and York County, S.C. Animal Issues Task Force.  Since 1981, he has worked with many aspects of the Gaston County Animal Care and Enforcement Center, and has received many community awards such as the Gaston County Police Department Citizen of the Year in 2003 and the Gaston County Police Outstanding Volunteer Award in 2006. He has published many articles and pieces for continuing education in the veterinary world and has been a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association for over 39 years.

 

Dr. Jennifer Jones

Dr. Jennifer Jones grew up in Miami, FL with a love for animals at a very early age. By the age of six, she knew she wanted to be a veterinarian.  She is a graduate of Virginia Tech University, with a biology/pre-vet major.  She earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2006, from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine after completing her clinical year at the University of Missouri.  She then moved to rural southern Ohio working initially in large animal medicine with a love for sheep, goats, llamas and alpacas.  Her next big step was moving to the Akron, Ohio area and worked in shelter medicine.  Having had enough of the cold weather, Dr. Jones relocated to Charlotte, NC and has worked in several local clinics.  She has also done relief work at many different veterinary clinics and loves the Charlotte area and living in the south!

Her special interests include feline medicine and soft tissue surgery.  She attends many medical conferences to keep abreast of current developments in veterinary medicine, and has recently become proficient in the use of surgical lasers.  She is licensed in South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia.  Dr. Jones is a loving “mom” of three rescued pets:  two amazing cats, Rupert and Rave, and a small hyper dog named Remy!

 

 

Dr. Bilenda Madison

Dr. Bilenda P. Madison is a member of the 50th graduating class of Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine (TUSVM), Class of 1999.  Her career started in Tampa, Florida as an intern at Florida Veterinary Specialists.  Upon completion in the mid 2000’s, she moved to the Charlotte Metro area and worked as a general practitioner for the same group of hospitals through March 2007.  In September of 2001, she started doing relief work for area emergency clinics as well as bi-weekly spay/neuter clinics during available weekends.  From May 2007-2008, her relationship with one of the emergency clinics expanded to Medical Director.  After a year of service, she decided to begin a full-time relief business which continues to present  serving emergency facilities, general practices, and spay/neuter clinics in North Carolina, South Carolina and Ohio.

 

 

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Dr.Jessica W. Hilderbran grew up on a farm in Vale, NC.  She has always had a great love and respect for animals.  She attended West Lincoln High School and went on to attend North Carolina State University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science in 2003.  After spending two years working at Conover Veterinary Hospital, she went back to NCSU to earn her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 2009.  Dr. Hilderbran’s interests include surgery and shelter medicine.  When she is not practicing veterinary medicine, she enjoys traveling, crafting, playing online games and spoiling her children!!  She currently lives in Cherryville, NC with her husband, Ken, and her children Jace and Rachel.  She is also an amazing mommy to three dogs:  Corey, Macy and Chessie….who love to destroy her home and yard!!