Our Team

The friendly, professional staff at VCA Animal Hospitals is made up of dedicated individuals who have made it their mission to help pets live long, healthy lives.

To be true to the mission, the hospital team relies on several individuals, each equally important in helping us deliver the best patient and client experience for both you and your pet. And if things get complicated, we are fortunate to have access to the nation's largest network of VCA veterinarians and board-certified specialists.

Want to join our team? Visit our Careers section.

Get to know us. Explore our staff biographies and learn about the people who make our facility an excellent choice for your pet care needs.

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Michael Hayden
Medical Director

Dr. Michael Hayden is originally from the Midwest where he obtained his veterinary degree from The University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine. After practicing in Georgia and Indiana, Dr. Hayden was named Medical Director at a VCA hospital in Connecticut. When the opportunity presented itself last year for him to move back to the Southeast to raise his family he grabbed it. Dr. Hayden has seamlessly fit into our hospital and we're extremely grateful he's joined us!

Dr. Hayden is married with two wonderful children at home and in his spare time loves shuttling his kids to their various after school activities and sporting events. His family also includes two Whippets and three cats.

Dr. Hayden's professional interests include preventative health care and client education including being available to our youngest clients (as shown in the picture above) as Dr. Hayden also enjoys visiting the local schools to educate children about the proper care of their pets.

Lynn Wingard
Hospital Manager

Lynn has been with VCA Stoney Creek Animal Hospital since 2012 and has been Hospital Manager since 2018. She is an Eastern North Carolina native, moving to the Charlotte area in 1998. Being part of the veterinary field for over twenty years, Lynn has enjoyed working and learning with some great leaders and veterinarians. She loves being part of the VCA Stoney Creek team and looks forward to growing with the company in the years to come.

When not at work, Lynn enjoys spending time with her family. Either it's traveling to the beach or road tripping to the mountains. Hobbies she enjoys are crocheting, crafting, and gaming. She is lucky to share her home with her wonderful cats, CC and Mr. Grey.

Veterinarians

Our veterinarians are a team of highly trained individuals dedicated to the health and well-being of your pets. Explore our veterinarians' biographies and learn about the individuals who make our hospital an excellent choice for your pet's care.

Veterinarian Support

Our technicians and support team members are all gentle animal lovers who treat your pets with the compassion and respect they deserve. Explore our support team members' biographies and learn about the individuals who make our hospital such a good choice for your pet's care.

Administration

The hospital administration team consists of management personnel who oversee all staff members, hospital activities and the facilities. Together, they keep the hospital running smoothly, ensuring quality patient care and excellent client service. From the moment you check in, our administrative staff is here to deliver the best possible experience to you and your pet before, during and after your visit.

Client Services

We are committed to providing the best possible service and our Client Services team loves to exceed pet owner's expectations. Whether it's answering your calls, guiding you and your pet to the exam rooms or checking you in and out quickly, our Client Service representatives and Receptionists are dedicated to providing helpful client and patient support that raises the bar on customer service.

Pet Care Specialists

Just as we emphasize health, we also understand the value of providing a full line of care to our clients, which may include boarding and/or grooming services. Our team of caring and compassionate staff are here to offer your pets exceptional services that keep them feeling and looking their best while you're away.
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