I have been with Boulevard Animal Hospital as a veterinary assistant since 1989. I realized at a very young age that I have a special bond with animals. I knew that I always wanted to be a veterinary assistant. It's so rewarding to see a Veterinarian save an animals life. I have chihuahua's, a cat, and homing pigeons. They are my babies! My hobbies are my pets, flower gardening, photography, jigsaw puzzles, watching pro football, and just being with my family.

I have been working at Boulevard Animal Hospital since 2000 as a vet assistant. My hobbies include gardening and spending time with my pets. I have 2 dogs, 1 cat, 2 mules, 3 Belgians, and a turtle named Speedy. We also enjoy taking our Belgians to local festivals to give wagon and carriage rides.

I have been with Boulevard Animal Hospital since the new office opened in November 2012. I have enjoyed being the Office Manager and getting to know a lot of people and their sweet and special furry animals. I enjoy working with my husband, Dr. Dixon, and being here whenever I am needed for anything. We have a wonderful staff and they are all a great team that works well together.

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I have been employee of Boulevard Animal Hospital since 2011. I enjoy working with animals and the thrill of coming to work and never knowing what things you'll see. I am currently attending the University of Tennessee at Martin and majoring in Veterinary Science. With this degree, I will be able to achieve my ultimate dream of becoming a veterinarian. While at college, I am a member of many different animal science clubs and work at Tosh Farms with over 7000 hogs. I enjoy working with all of my "piggies" but count down the days that I can come home on breaks and work at Boulevard Animal Hospital. I currently own 1 cat and 2 dogs.

A native of Shelby, Dr. Richard C. Dixon began practicing medicine at Matthews Animal Clinic in Matthews, NC. In 1989, Dr. Dixon joined Boulevard Animal Hospital.

Dr. Dixon is a graduate of North Carolina State University, where he earned a Bachelors Degree in Animal Science & Masters Degree in Microbiology. He continued his education at North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine and was awarded his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1985. He is devoted to his career and loves small animal work, but also has a passion for large animals. Dr. Dixon and his wife, Meda have two sons, Andrew and Charles. Recently, they gained a special daughter-in-law, Meredith Hayek that married Andrew in May 2015.

Dr. Emily Blanton received a BS in Biology at NCSU in 2000. She then graduated in 2005 from the University of Georgia, College of Veterinary Medicine. In 2006, she completed a small animal internship at Coral Springs Animal Hospital in Coral Springs, Florida. Originally from Raleigh, NC, Dr. Blanton practiced for 5 years in North Miami Beach, Florida before moving to Shelby.

Dr. Blanton joined Boulevard Animal Hospital in May 2013. Her special interests include internal medicine and dermatology. Dr. Blanton enjoys spending time with her husband, Josh and her son James and daughter Ella.

Dr. Luke Martin is a graduate of North Carolina State University where he completed a Bachelors Degree in Animal Science in 2012 and then earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in May of 2016. He joined Boulevard Animal Hospital in June of 2016. 

Dr. Martin is originally from Cleveland County and has been actively involved with BAH since starting as a veterinary assistant here during his undergraduate studies. He enjoys working in all aspects of veterinary medicine but has a particular interest in large animal medicine and production and small animal surgery. At BAH he will be working both in the small animal clinic and on the road doing large animal calls. In his free time Dr. Martin enjoys working on his familys beef cattle farm, playing golf, and going on veterinary mission trips with Christian Veterinary Mission.

Since starting at Boulevard Animal Hospital in 2013, I have been able to learn so much about the different animals within Cleveland and surrounding counties. I am married to Ereck and we have 2 boys, Landon & Ian along with 1 dog, Bandit (Lab X) and 10 cows and growing each year. When not at the clinic working you can find me at the local ballfields or the Foothills Farmers Market with my cupcakes "Foothill Cupcakes" Voted Best of Cleveland County 2013 & 2014.

I began working at Boulevard Animal Hospital in December 2014 and this is my first time working at an animal clinic and I love it! I am married to Tony and we have 5 children, 4 dogs and 2 cats. I'm also a huge NASCAR fan and my favorite driver is Jeff Gordon.

I have been working at Boulevard Animal Hospital since 2012 and really enjoy it very much. I am currently attending Murray State University and studying Agricultural Education. I love bass fishing, agriculture, and spending time outdoors. I have an Australian Shepherd name Ruger who loves to play Frisbee. I am really grateful for the opportunity to work at Boulevard on my breaks and during the summer and with such a great staff.

I started working at Boulevard Animal Hospital in January 2015. I recently graduated from Highland School of Technology. I am currently going to Gaston College to hopefully work my way towards going to Veterinary school. I have been blessed to work with such awesome people and learn so much about all kinds of animals. Working with animals has always been a passion of mine. I am very grateful to have a job doing what I love.

Dr. Terra Stines Smith is a graduate of NCSU where she earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in May of 2015. She joined Boulevard Animal Hospital in Novermber of 2016.
Dr. Smith grew up on a small horse farm in Lincoln County, NC. She was homeschooled and began working in a mixed animal veterinary hospital as a junior in high school. Unpon graduation Dr. Smith attended Gaston College where she received her veterinary technician degree. After working as a vet tech for several years, she returned to school to fulfull her dream of becoming a veterinarian.
Dr. Smith enjoys all areas of veterinary medicine, but especially enjoys working with small ruminants and horses. At BAH she will provide services for small and large animals. She lives on her familys farm with her husband, Brad, 6 horses. 2 miniature donkeys, 4 dogs, 1 cat and 6 chickens. She has participated in several short-term mission trops with Christian Veterinary Missions and enjoys sharing her love for Christ with others through veterinary medicine. In her free time, Dr. Smith enjoys riding her horses, camping, participating in church activities and spending time with family and friends.
I began working at Boulevard in December 2016. I am working here to get experience and hours to hopefully become a veterinarian when I get older. I have two dogs, a cat, fourteen chickens, and a yellow naped Amazon parrot. In my free time I enjoy fishing and doing hands on things such as welding or working on my truck.
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