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Welcome to Conover Veterinary Hospital

Your Veterinarian in Conover,NC

Call us at (828) 465-5720 

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Our task is to provide excellent quality, compassionate care, and life-long health for your pet. We look forward to welcoming you and your four legged friends to our animal family. We have an exceptional staff of talented doctors and support technicians with particular interests in all aspects of animal care.

Our family-oriented staff is committed to providing you with state of the art veterinary care while maintaining an atmosphere of respect, support, and continued education.

We offer a complete range of veterinary services including vaccinations, a full in-house laboratory, x-rays, routine and major surgical services, and dental services.

We also have hospitalization, critical care, grooming, and boarding facilities. Please come and tour our facility anytime. We look forward to serving you and your pets needs.

If you live in Conover or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. Our doctors are licensed NC veterinarians, treating all types of pets. Your pets’ health and wellbeing are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.

Conover Veterinary Hospital is a full-service animal hospital and welcomes both emergency treatment cases as well as pet patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care. Our doctors have years of experience treating serious conditions and offering regular pet wellness care. Beyond first-rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and calm, so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting our Conover veterinarians.

We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention, so becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to the ongoing success of your animal’s health. If you have any questions, call (828) 465-5720 or contact us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our Conover veterinarian office is very easy to get to - just check out the map below! We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for Conover pet owners.

At Conover Veterinary Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Conover Veterinary Hospital | (828) 465-5720

103 Thornburg Drive SE
Conover, NC 28613

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  • "Love the staff here. Good care provided. Receptionist saved me a lot of money too"
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  • "Dr. Whitted is an excellent Vet who is caring and compassionate toward our kittens."
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  • "They put their heart and soul in it to do all they can to save any pet that come into their practice.. thank you staff at Conover veterinarian"
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Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Donald Whitener

    Dr. Donald Whitener graduated from Auburn University Veterinary College in 1983, after attending Undergraduate at North Carolina State University. He initially worked as a veterinarian in a small animal hospital in Lincoln County. In 1988 he moved to Conover and established Conover Veterinary Hospital. Dr. Whitener's veterinary interests include parasitology, feline medicine and soft tissue surgery. When he is not practicing veterinary medicine he enjoys hiking, reading, and spending time with family. He lives in Catawba County with his wife Sharon, 3 lovely daughters, 2 cats, and 2 Golden Retrievers and 1 Golden Retriever mix.

  • Dr.
    Judy Bumbarger

    Dr. Judy Bumbarger graduated from Georgia University's College of Veterinary Medicine in 1985, after attending undergraduate at UGA. She worked as an associate veterinarian in a large/small animal practice in Davie County until 1988. She returned to her native Catawba County to work at Catawba Animal Clinic, which was operated as a satellite hospital by another Hickory veterinarian. She purchased this business in 1989.

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  • Dr.
    Tina Whitted

    Dr. Tina Whitted graduated from Auburn University Veterinary College in 1985, after attending undergraduate school at Auburn. She worked at Catawba Animal Clinic in Newton, and then later worked as an associate veterinarian in Statesville, as well as a one year stint at the Spay/Neuter Clinic in Charlotte. She returned to Catawba County to work at Conover Veterinary Hospital in 1996. Dr. Whitted's veterinary interests include surgery, feline medicine, and a special interest in exotic animal and avian medicine.

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  • Dr.
    Brett Pendergrass

    Dr. Brett Pendergrass, an Iredell County native, graduated from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2009, after attending undergraduate at UNC Charlotte. He was an associate veterinarian at Statesville Bovine and Equine Clinic in Statesville until 2017. Dr. Pendergrass then worked at the Humane Society of the Piedmont's Spay/Neuter clinic until joining Conover Veterinary Hospital in August 2018. Dr. Pendergrass' professional interest include internal medicine and surgery. In his free time he enjoys gardening, fishing and concerts. He lives with his girlfriend Elly and their three dogs Siouxsie, Buster and Muggsy in Statesville, NC.

  • Lillian

    Lillian has been employed with Conover Veterinary Hospital since 2016 and works in the kennel, as a tech and in our reception area. She has 4 dogs (Lennon, Julian, Dot and Sophie) and fosters for a local foster. She started working at Alexander County Animal Control when she was 18 years old and still volunteers at animal shelters in the area. When she isn’t working she enjoys spending time with her family and going to the mountains.

  • Nicole

    Nicole started at Conover Veterinary Hospital in 2016. She has 2 dogs (Oscar and Gracie). She is attending Gaston College to get her Veterinary Technician degree. In her spare time she loves taking her furbabies to the beach to run on the sand.

  • Emily

    Emily has been with Conover Veterinary hospital since 2017. She has 2 dogs (Pokey and Cali) and 3 cats (Gabby, Sophie and Chloe). Emily is a full time student at Appalachian State studying cellular/molecular biology. She volunteered at Alexander Animal Services for 2 ½ years. In Emily’s spare time she likes to read.

  • Colleen

    Colleen started at Conover Veterinary Hospital in 2017. She has 3 dogs (Jasmine, Remmington and Riley) and 2 cats (Koda Kemasabe and Betsy). Colleen was a Junior Marshall for Discovery High School in 2018 and loves to play soccer as a goalie. Colleen’s interests are reading, hiking and skiing. 

  • Felicity S

    Felicity is our newest employee and we believe she will be an excellent addition to our staff. She has a multitude of animals, including 2 dogs, 5 cats, a rooster, 2 hermit crabs and fish. In her spare time she enjoys crafting and baking.

  • Felicity R

    Felicity started at Conover Veterinary Hospital as an intern and fit in so well with staff, clients and patients she became an employee in 2018. She graduated from Bandy’s High School in 2018. She has 2 sugar gliders, 6 guinea pigs, a rabbit, a hedgehog and 5 fish. She has started school to get her groomer's certificate and will be graduating May 2019. In Felicity’s spare time she likes to go to church and hang out with her boyfriend and friends.

  • Dani

    Dani is a fill in tech that has been her for 20+ years. She is a registered nurse at Frye Regional Hospital. She has 2 dogs (Pokey and Cali) and 3 cats (Gabby, Sophie and Chloe). In her spare time she enjoys reading and doing things around the house…she likes to collect chicken knick knacks and has over 70+ items in her kitchen.

  • Natalie

    Natalie has been working with Dr. Bumbarger since 1987. She has 5 cats (Blackie, Boo, Cosmo, Sneakers and Lolo) and 1 dog (Lucy). She has been married to her husband, Terry for 33 years. She has 1 daughter and 1 son and just recently became a grandma! Natalie has been a Veterinary Assistant for 10 years. She is also as a Certified Surgical Technologist (for 21 years). In her spare time she likes to hike with her dog, camp, travel, cook and spend time with her family.

  • Jasmine

    Jasmine has been employed with Conover Veterinary Hospital since 2018. She has 2 cats (Gage and Silas). She has a Bachelor’s of Science degree from University of North Carolina, Wilmington in Marine Biology. In her spare time she loves to read, sing, play video and computer games and hanging out with family.

  • Chelsey

    Chelsey interned at Conover Veterinary Hospital and was hired on in 2017. She has 2 dogs (Teddy and Charlie) and 1 kitty (Gizmo). She graduated from Bunker Hill High School in 2017. In her spare time she likes to spend time with her boyfriend, family and friends.

  • Jillian

    Jillian has been employed with Conover Veterinary Hospital since 2017. She has 3 dogs (Jasmine, Remmington and Riley) and 2 cats (Koda Kemasabe and Betsy). She graduated from Discovery High School in June 2018 and is attending University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. In her spare time she is involved in local theater, loves to read and enjoys playing table tennis (and can’t wait until she can beat her dad!)

  • Wendy

    Wendy originates from England and is quite the talented knitter! She has been with Conover Veterinary Hospital since 2000. She has 1 dog (Cocoa). Wendy has been married to her husband Charles for many years. They have 2 children, 1 boy and 1 girl. In her spare time Wendy enjoys reading, gardening and painting.

  • Angelina

    Angelina has been employed with Conover Veterinary Hospital since 2016. She has been married to her husband, Abel for 4 years. They have 6 small dogs- Doshie, Kato, Zero, Zelda, Cherub and Adalina and 2 bunnies-Rosie and Lavender. She recently started fostering for a local rescue and helps foster squirrels. Recently she has been training to be a veterinary assistant at CVH.

  • Sarah

    Sarah has been employed with Conover Veterinary Hospital since 2014. She has 5 dogs (Ava, Bailey, Peanut, Pearl and Bernadette). She fosters and transports frequently for local rescues. Sarah has been married to her husband James for 34 years, and has a daughter living in New York as an athletic trainer. In their spare time they love to travel to new and exciting destinations. 

  • Brandy

    Brandy has been employed with Conover Veterinary Hospital since 2003. She has 1 dog (Mack) and 3 cats (Willow, Leafa and Brownie). She has been married to Shawn for 10 years and they have 2 children-1 boy, 1 girl. Brandy is certified in Companion Laser Therapy and when she isn’t working, Brandy enjoys spending time with family or curling up with a good book.

  • Lisa

    Lisa has been employed with Conover Veterinary Hospital since 2014. When she isn’t at work she enjoys spending time with family on the family farm with her horses, Comanche and Monkey. She has 2 dogs (Peanut and Copper) and 2 guinea pigs (Oreo and Cookie Dough). She has been married to her husband, Terry since 2002. In May of 2018, Lisa graduated from Gaston College with her degree in Veterinary Medical Technology. In her spare time, Lisa enjoys reading, riding ATV’s and hiking.

  • Tracy

    Tracy has been employed with Conover Veterinary Hospital since 2005. She has 1 dog (Cabela), 1 guinea pig (Bubbles), 1 rabbit (Clover), 2 frogs and a freshwater fish tank. She has been married to her husband, Coyet for 6 years. In her spare time, Tracy and Coyet love to hunt, fish, hiking and camping. Tracy has always had a heart for helping animals.

  • Sarah Kate

    Sarah Kate has been employed with Conover Veterinary Hospital since 2014. She has a beautiful red pitbull (Zoey). In 2017 the doctors promoted Sarah Kate to Practice Manager. In her spare time Sarah Kate enjoys spending time with her family and friends and going to Disney World.

  • Misty

    Misty has been the groomer here at the hospital since 2013. She graduated from Nanhall Professional School of Grooming in Greensboro, NC in 2006. She is a Certified Master Groomer from International Professional Groomers since 2007. She has four Pugs and a Beagle. When she isn’t pampering her pooches, she is lounging in her pj’s with a book in her hand.

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