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

Carolyn Hennessey
Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Hennessey has been an animal enthusiast all her life.  She grew up riding and showing horses at a young age.  She began working in the kennel of a small animal hospital when she was in high school and developed a passion for veterinary medicine that she could not shake.

Dr. Hennessey was born in Tarboro, North Carolina but spent most of her formative years in Roanoke Rapids.  She attended UNC Chapel Hill where she received a bachelor's degree in biology and ultimately graduated in 2019 from NC State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Hennessey has a special interest in behavior, dermatology, and oncology.  She loves caring for animals and working closely with their pet parents to develop a medical plan that works for everyone.

In her free time she loves to get outdoors for hiking and kayaking with her husband, Matt.  She also enjoys reading, yoga, and swimming.


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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