Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday

8:00am - 5:30pm

Saturday

8:00am - Noon (12:00pm)

After-Hours Emergency

Veterinary Clinic

(828) 328-2660

Doctors

Donald Whitener, DVM

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, 3 cats, 2 guinea pigs and 2 Golden Retrievers.

Judy Bumbarger, DVM

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. In 1995 she merged this business with Conover Veterinary Hospital. Dr. Bumbarger's veterinary interests include internal medicine, dermatology, and pediatrics. When not working at CVH, she enjoys gardening, reading, and entertaining with family and friends. She lives in Alexander County with her husband Jack, teenage son, and an ever changing "herd" of dogs, cats, horses, ducks, geese and chickens!

Tina Whitted, DVM

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 medicine. This includes working with Avian and reptiles, such as lizards and non-venomous snakes. She also enjoys working with small mammals such as rabbits and ferrets, as well as the "pocket pets" - hamsters, guinea pigs, etc. When not working with critters she enjoys gardening, reading, and quality family time. Dr. Whitted resides in Iredell County with her husband Bob. They have 4 children, 1 grandson, 2 cats, 3 birds and a a poodle named Pepper.