Meet Our Team

Meet Our Team

Our goal at Hill Creek is to serve you efficiently, courteously, and warmly while bringing your pet the best possible medical treatment and evaluation. Our attentive and compassionate staff is at the heart of your pet’s care. We have assembled a very special and talented group!

Dr. Bonnie Ammerman
Veterinarian
Hi! I’m Dr. Bonnie Ammerman…most people just call me Dr. Bonnie. I graduated from NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine in 1992. My previous schooling included undergraduate studies in psychology at Duke University and post grad studies at NCSU in immmunology. My first 5 years as a veterinarian I was at a mixed animal practice in Sanford NC, working with everything from dogs and cats to cows and sheep and llamas and ostriches and even a 10 ft long Burmese Python! I started Hill Creek Veterinary Hospital with Pat Pagel in 1997 to provide progressive and compassionate small animal veterinary care to Chatham County. Since then we have been honored to see many clients and pets from all over the Triangle area. I also work with the Chatham County Health Department, previously as a member of the Board of Health, and more recently as the contract veterinarian for Chatham County Animal Services. My interests in veterinary medicine are varied, but internal medicine and client education are high on the list of my favorites. My outside interests include cooking, music and music marketing, 3-D modeling design, and the study of the effects of modern technology on society and evolution. I live in Siler City with my dog Fiona, my cat Merlot, and my 2 horses, Dougie and Max.
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Dr. Lydia Scheidler
Veterinarian
I graduated from Tufts Veterinary School in North Grafton, Massachusetts in 2011. After practicing in Boston for three years, I moved to rural North Carolina to be closer to family and enjoy a slower pace of life. My special interests in veterinary medicine include geriatric pets, pain management, internal medicine and integrative medicine. I’m a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist through the Chi Institute in Florida and a member of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association and the American Association of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine. I live in Siler City with my husband, my Pit-bull mix Rudy, my tortoise-shell cat Pinja and eight Black Australorp hens. When not at the clinic, I’m starting a small farm with my husband in Siler City.
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Dr. Cindy Jones
Veterinarian
I grew up just down the road in Sanford, NC and started volunteering at a local veterinary hospital at age 12. My love for this career continued to grow and I ultimately graduated from NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine in 1999. My focus through the years has been centered around soft tissue surgery but cardiology, ophthalmology and emergency medicine have also been areas of extra study. I have two dogs and two cats that help keep my little farm in Sanford happy as well as a huge family all over Lee County.
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Stephanie Clark
Registered Veterinary Technician & Practice Manager
I live on a small farm here in Chatham County with my husband Mark and a variety of dogs, cats, cows, and horses. I am blessed to have two wonderful sons, Chris & Seth. I graduated from the CCCC Veterinary Medical Technology program in ‘88 and went on to earn a B.S. in Veterinary Medical Technology from Campbell University. My work experience has included both large & small animal medicine, shelter medicine,and rescue. I’ve been a part of Hill Creek Veterinary Hospital since it opened in ‘98 and moved into the role of Practice Manager in January 2014. I’m proud of the quality of medicine and the compassionate care that our Hill Creek team brings to the community. When I’m not at Hill Creek utilizing my RVT training or managing the details of the practice, I spend my free time horse back riding or boating with my amazing family and friends.
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Jennifer Raymond
Registered Veterinary Technician
I grew up in Chapel Hill and currently live in Alamance County with my husband Matthew and our twin boys Gavin & Thomas. I earned a BS in Communications and Advertising from Appalachian State University and am a 2003 graduate of the Veterinary Medical Technology program at Central Carolina Community College in Sanford. I started at Hill Creek Veterinary Hospital in 2001 while attending the Vet Tech program. I have 2 cats, Turtle & Oliver. When I’m not at Hill Creek I enjoy spending time with my family.
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Debbie Friedman
Registered Veterinary Technician
I’m pictured here with my two sons, Joe and Rob, on Dr. Joe’s medical school graduation day at U.N.C. Go Tarheels! I’m a graduate of the Veterinary Technician program at Central Carolina Community College. In addition to my two sons, my family includes two granddaughters, four dogs, a miniature horse, four pygmy goats, a turtle, and some fish.
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Samantha Medley
Veterinary Assistant
I was born and raised in Carolina Beach before moving to Alamance County where I currently reside with my boyfriend, our 2 dogs, Benjamin the St. Bernard, and Anneliese the red-nosed pitbull terrier, and our orange tabby cat, Khari. I came to Hill Creek Veterinary Hospital with 4 years of experience at an emergency veterinary clinic. I am currently enrolled at Central Carolina Community College for pre-nursing with an aspiration of becoming a certified registered nurse anesthesiologist. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my boyfriend and our house full of critters, as well as going to the zoo, aquarium, and museums.
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Hannah Lee
Veterinary Assistant
I’m a Chapel Hill native and a Carolina Fan. I have a degree in Spanish but decided that Veterinary Medicine is my passion. I’ve been a veterinary assistant at Hill Creek for 2 years. I’m also currently enrolled in school at Central Carolina Community College to become a registered veterinary technician. I have 3 cats and one dog at home. Some of my passions outside of the vet world include cooking (and eating) and traveling.
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Jessica Harris
Veterinary Assistant
I grew up in Mount Pleasant, NC about 30 minutes north of Charlotte. After high school, I worked at Tuscarora’s Country Club for Dog’s as a kennel and grooming assistant. During my time there, I was able to continue my childhood passion of working with animals and decided to further my education and attend the Veterinary Medical Technology program at Central Carolina Community College, in Sanford. Since moving to Sanford, I adopted a Pit Bull Mix named Beck and started working at Hill Creek. I will graduate as a Registered Veterinary Technician in May of 2018 and would like to eventually earn a B.S. in Veterinary Medical Technology. Growing up with dogs, cats, and horses, my dream one day is to work as a veterinary technologist with both large and small animals.
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Brook Kivett
Veterinary Assistant
I born and raised in Randolph County where I still live with my husband and our family of rescued dogs and cats. I’ve been with Hill Creek Veterinary Hospital since 2016 but I’ve been working in the animal care field for over 10 years. I have also volunteered and fostered through shelters and rescue groups. When I am not at Hill Creek I enjoy spending time with my husband either hiking or walking our dogs.
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Susan Joyce
I am originally from England and worked with show jumpers and event horses before I got married. We moved to South Carolina from England in 2001 where I worked as both a Vet Assistant and Receptionist. Both of my sons are married and live in the Raleigh area so in June of 2015 we decided to move one more time. My husband is retired from the Air Force after 22 years and we now live in Apex with our three dogs, two of which are rescues. I’ve been with Hill Creek Veterinary Hospital as a part time Receptionist since August of 2015.
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Kristy Davis
Veterinary Receptionist
I joined the Hill Creek team in August 2014 and can truly say I love my job. I have previous experience as a Veterinary Assistant and as a Customer Service Representative. I currently live in Sanford with my family which includes Stella, our three legged lab mix and Trinkett, our hound mix. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and reading.
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Pam Wyatt
Veterinary Receptionist
I joined the Hill Creek team as a receptionist in 2016. I was born in Johnston County NC but I’ve lived in Pittsboro since 2008. I’m a wife of 27 years and mother to two wonderful children. I recently welcomed my first grand baby in July ‘17. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, cuddling with my beautiful grand baby, cooking, and baking many sweet treats!
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Sabrina Whitley
Groomer
I currently live in Pittsboro after moving from Williamsburg, VA in 2008. I joined the Hill Creek Team in 2016 with many years of experience working with animals. My creative side led me to pursue the art of grooming, which I have been doing now since moving to North Carolina. I have also recently received my certification in Pet CPR and First Aid. When I’m not pampering pets, I enjoy time on the lake with my husband and our two yorkies, Gidget & Kegan.
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Testimonials

  • The care shown to my family and our beloved elderly dog was above and beyond expectations. I couldn't have asked for a better staff to care for us.

    Katie Chastain
  • Hill Creek Vet. and their wonderful, patient staff is beyond awesome.

    Gail Pederson
  • Hill Creek Vets and staff are awesome! They have always taken great care of our three dogs. I would recommend them without reservation.

    Melinda Goodwin
  • They treated our fur baby great! We were kept updated and advised of our pet's progress and instructed well for her healing after her treatment!

    Margaret Kirkman
  • We love Dr. Cindy. She truly cares about her patients and I don't know what we would do without her taking care of our Abby!

    Dena Graham
  • Wonderful, caring group of professionals. My first visit and will continue to take my dog there. She is in great hands. Five star treatment.

    Ellen Roby
  • I have been bringing my fur babies here since 2002. They are so compassionate....like family.

    Roberta Cole
  • Very nice people who obviously love animals. They make even scared animals feel comfortable.

    Debbie White Miller