Meet the friendly staff at The Animal Hospital at Lake Brandt!

Finance Officer
Ann’s husband, Dr. Jernigan, became the sole owner of The Animal Hospital at Lake Brandt in 2010. She was thrilled when he asked her to help with the clinic’s finances and bookkeeping! Being able to work with her husband and the compassionate staff of the hospital makes every day rewarding and fulfilling.

Ann was born and raised in Reidsville, North Carolina. Prior to working here at the hospital, she was a schoolteacher for 28 years. Around the clinic, Ann manages the hospital finances, fills supply orders, and handles human resource responsibilities. When she needs a break from the numbers, you might find her checking out behind-the-scenes action in the clinic and visiting with puppies and kittens. She’s extremely proud to work alongside such kind, compassionate, upbeat veterinary professionals. Ann and Dr. Jernigan’s oldest daughter, Julie, lives in Charlotte and works for an architectural firm. Their younger daughter, Katie Lin, works for a sports marketing group in Birmingham, Alabama. At home, Ann and her husband have a Boston terrier named Julian and a sweet kitty named Charlotte. Away from the clinic, Ann is an avid gardener and raises a vegetable and herb garden every year. She also enjoys reading, spending time with family and friends, and traveling to warm beach locales.


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Feedback from our clients

  • "I have been taking my 16 year old lab, Oscar, to this vet since he came to me in 2004, and I wouldn't take any of my dogs anywhere else! They are so wonderful with both pets and people. I would recommend any of the doctors and staff to anyone."
    Erin H
  • "We have been going to another vet for years. We wanted to have our year old Wheaten Terrier, Rylee spayed by laparoscopy so she would have less pain and be back to her usual activity in 2-3 days instead of 10-14 days. Our vet does the traditional spay. We had a consult meet and greet with Dr. Courtney Pierce. She answered all our questions and so friendly and professional. They have a state of the art OR suite. Rylee did great. On post op day three she spotted a squirrel and did an all out chase with no ill effects! All the staff were great."
    Linda A
  • "I love Dr. Jernigan at AHLB and would never take my dog anywhere else! The staff is excellent with animals and always professional, courteous and respectful to owners. I have trusted this animal hospital for all of my dog's care, including check ups, surgeries (she's had three!) and for boarding when we have to go out of town. Every experience I have had here has been wonderful and I highly recommend their services to anyone looking for a veterinary office for their furry children!."
    Avery C