Gregory D. Herndon, DVM, DAVCS-SA - Surgery
Dr. Herndon was originally born in New York but grew up mainly in Virginia until he went to North Carolina State University. Upon graduating from NCSU, he spent a year at the University College Dublin, School of Veterinary Medicine in Ireland before entering the DVM program at the University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine. It was during his second year in veterinary school that he decided to pursue a career in small animal surgery.
After graduation he successfully completed a small animal rotating internship at the VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital. Upon completion of his internship he was accepted into the small animal surgical residency program at Colorado State University, Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital and completed his last two years of his residency at the University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine.
After completion of his residency he successfully passed his board certifying exam in small animal surgery in 2003. He has spent his career performing surgery in a private practice setting as well as some time in academia as a professor of Small Animal Surgery at the University University of Montreal, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. He returned to the US in 2018 to be closer to his family.
Kamberlyn Hooper, DVM - Emergency
Dr. Kamberlyn Hooper completed her DVM at Lincoln Memorial University. She is originally from Murphy, NC which is the western most part of the state. Dr. Hooper lives in Taylorsville with her dog Rory and her cat Lane. Rory came from LMU’s shelter medicine program during Dr. Hoopers’ second year of veterinary school. Lane was found in Hickory after being hit by a car and was brought in by Good Samaritans. Dr. Hooper was on a hunt for a grey kitten for Rory and Lane fits the bill. In her free time Dr. Hooper loves to travel (mostly to the beach), binge Netflix shows and spend time with family back in Murphy. Becoming a veterinarian was Dr. Hoopers’ dream career since the age of 6. She enjoys the ever changing, fast pace feel of emergency medicine and is settling into her second year with CASE.
Steven Gregory, DVM - Emergency
Dr. Steven Gregory was born and raised in North Carolina. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences at NC State University and graduated from the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine in 2020. After veterinary school, Dr. Gregory received training as a Small Animal Rotating Intern at Iowa State University. Dr. Gregory has a strong interest in emergency medicine and internal medicine. He enjoys being able help sick animals and see a variety of exciting and interesting cases.
Dr. Gregory currently has one cat that he adopted from the animal shelter during vet school, and is looking for a dog to bring into the family. His favorite hobbies include snowboarding, hiking, fishing, and traveling.
Heather Willis-Goulet, DVM, DACVD - Dermatology
Heather Willis-Goulet, DVM, Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology is board-certified in veterinary dermatology. Since 2001, she has extensive experience in treating difficult to diagnose skin, ear, and nail conditions of the dog and cat. She received her DVM degree from the University of Florida in 2000. After graduation, she completed a one-year internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Louisiana State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She then returned to the University of Florida to complete a two-year dermatology residency. Dr. Willis-Goulet has a special interest in improving quality of life for allergic patients, treatment of resistant ear and skin infections, treatment of hair loss, autoimmune diseases, and in the use of sublingual immunotherapy for management of atopic patients. She has spoken nationally at the North American and Western Veterinary Conferences and has authored several articles on veterinary dermatology.
The following are the types of services Dr. Willis-Goulet can provide in the Hickory location:
- Intradermal allergy testing and management of allergic dermatitis in the dog and cat
- Medical management of otitis externa and media, including video-otoscopy
- Management of resistant infections of the skin and ears
- Diagnosis and management of autoimmune skin diseases
- Diagnosis and medical management of some skin cancers.
To refer a dermatology patient or schedule an appointment after your regular veterinarian has referred your pet, please contact the Southeast Veterinary Dermatology and Ear Clinic at (704) 588-7004. All referrals and appointments for Dr. Willis-Goulet are made through their office