Meet Our Care Team

Meet the Team of Fletcher Animal Hospital. We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets.

Please call us at 828-684-4244 to speak to one of our veterinary staff members or use our online form to Make An Appointment.

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Dr. Aaron Taylor


Dr. Taylor is a Florida native, who graduated from the University of Florida, and has been practicing veterinary medicine since 2003. He recently moved up to North Carolina because he enjoys the outdoor activities the city and mountains have to offer. Dr. Taylor is a proud father to his two daughters, a loving husband to his wife of 17 years, and has 2 dogs.

Dr. Michelle Foote


Doctor Michelle Foote spent her childhood exploring the woods and waterways of coastal Florida with her older brother, sister, and parents. She developed a strong interest in science and a love of animals from an early age. She started her career as a veterinary nurse which eventually led to her dream of becoming a veterinarian. 

After graduating with honors from the University of Central Florida, with her Biology degree, she went on to pursue her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine. She graduated summa cum laude and was inducted into Phi Zeta, the national honor society of Veterinarians. While in veterinary school, Dr. Foote helped to begin a therapy program for a local Veterans Hospital. The veterinary students certified several dogs, cats, and even a rabbit to visit the hospital and provide the patients with a furry friend to provide comfort, affection, or just a cuddle. Doctor Foote was accepted into a rotating internship program at Mississippi State University which provided further training in internal medicine, critical care, and surgery. She has also been published in the AJVR (American Journal of Veterinary Research) for her work with transfusion medicine.

Doctor Foote’s special interests include emergency medicine, internal medicine, and ultrasonography. She enjoys spending time with her patients and their owners and making those long term connections with clients and patients which, she believes, is the heartbeat of veterinary medicine.

When not taking care of her patients, Doctor Foote enjoys learning to play tennis, cooking, and ballroom dancing with her husband, Eric. She has three furry family members: Rebel, a terrier mix; Munchkin a brown tabby; and Clive a silver tabby. All rescues and all special needs.

Dr. Kaley Lorch


Dr. Kaley Lorch was born in Orlando, Florida. She attended Florida State University for her undergraduate degree and Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine where she completed her doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2007. Dr. Lorch moved to Western North Carolina in 2013 in order to enjoy all FOUR seasons and spend more time outdoors. Dr. Lorch is married to Jeffrey Lorch, DDS. They have 2 kids, Camden and Olivia, and four furbabies, Zoey, Eloise, Noodle and Josh. In her free time Dr. Lorch enjoys spending time outdoors, hiking and trail running. She also enjoys reading, cooking, and making Halloween costumes for her children.

Tanya Petty

Registered Veterinary Technician

Lana Pritchard

Vet Assistant

Lana, originally from Alabama, made the Blue Ridge Mountains her home in 2006. She has been with FAH for 10+ years now. Our clinic cats, Oscar and Hank think of her as a second mom. Outside of work, she spends almost every night with her husband at the gym. She is currently studying to get her degree in Dental Hygiene. You can catch her re-watching her favorite movie, National Lampoon Christmas Vacation, or jamming out to any genre of music.

Andrea Hills

Vet Assistant

Andrea has been with Fletcher Animal Hospital since 2009. Dr. Galligan saw her basically grow up. She is a mother to sweet little Myles, who is now 4 years old, Trigger (the clinic dog), in sweet memory of Barley and 2 cats. She has such a sweet and beautiful soul, and is willing to help anyone in need. She is a great teacher, showing off her skills to hit a patient’s vein on the first or second try. She loves to spend time with Myles, and loves to spend her weekends outside next to the grill. Fun fact: she went to school with Luke Combs.

Lindsey Martin

Vet Assistant

Chelsea Shaw

Veterinary Assistant

Jenny Roberts

Client Service Representative

Jenny has been with Fletcher Animal Hospital since 2019. She has always had a passion for animals and decided to pursue a career in Veterinary Medicine after her kids were in school. She received her Veterinary Assistant Certificate in 2019 from Penn Foster. She lives in Etowah, NC with her husband, two boys, four dogs, and one cat."

Margie Mahony

Client Service Representative

Stephanie Rhodes

Hospital Manager / Registered Veterinary Technician

Stephanie earned her license from AB Tech in 2010, but has been in the veterinary world since 2008. When she is not spending time caring for pets, or teaching others about veterinary medicine, you can catch her outdoors with her partner Justin and her dog ReginaFay. Stephanie is excited to grow with Fletcher Animal Hospital and spread her knowledge to pet owners in our community.

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