Our Team Overview

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.

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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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Rebecca Laster
DVM Medical Director

Dr. Rebecca Laster is the medical director at VCA Whispering Pines Animal Hospital. Dr. Laster graduated from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1994. Her career has been varied, from general practice to emergency and shelter medicine. She holds a graduate certificate in Veterinary Forensics and is an advocate for animal welfare. Her other interests include soft tissue surgery, infectious disease, and diagnostic imaging. Dr. Laster is originally from Sanford and now lives in the area on a farm with her husband, two daughters, and their small zoo including four dogs, two cats, one b...

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Teresa S.
Hospital Manager

Teresa came to VCA Whispering Pines in 2008 as a client service representative. Previously, Teresa worked in hotel management before moving to the Southern Pines area. Teresa's love and compassion for animal drew her into the veterinary industry, and there is no place she would rather be. Teresa enjoys spending time with her boxer, Dexter, friends, and family. During her downtime, Teresa loves traveling, cooking, and painting.


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.


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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Our teams are united in our common purpose of taking care of the future of veterinary medicine.
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