Meet Our Staff

We strive to do our very best every day and we love your pets!


Kelsey Culp

Front Desk Coordinator

Kelsey's love for animals began at a very young age and pursuing a profession in the veterinary field has always been a huge interest of hers. Kelsey and her girlfriend share their home with their four fur children, Abby, Baylee, Cheddar and Dolly. In her spare time, you'll find her at the gym. Kelsey is a sports fanatic who enjoys celebrating Christmas 365 days of the year, eating good food, traveling and spending time with her family.



Marsha Milligan


Marsha has over ten years experience with us. She has a soft spot for her four spoiled cats, cute white Poodle and sweet Doberman, Lucy. Marsha and her husband are adoring grandparents. In her spare time, she enjoys being outside, making flower arrangements and other crafts.


Sherri Hightower


Sherri celebrated 20 years of marriage this year with her high school sweetheart, Trenton. They share their home with two amazing fur babies; Cheyenne (16 year old dachshund) & Jasmine (1 year old German Shepherd). Sherri loves spending time with her goddaughter Kinzley. She also really enjoys camping, kayaking, photography and beach trips.


Nate miller

Lead Technician

Nate has 19 years of experience in this field and has been with the clinic for six years now. In his spare time, he loves to be on the water, process firewood, pilots his federally licensed drone and spend time with his family. Nate and his wife Ashley share their home with their two sons Nash and Bridger, daughter Linville and several pets. Nate is such a great asset to our clinic.



Lead Surgical Technician

Kendall is obtaining her Veterinary Technician license through Penn Foster and has been with the practice for seven years now. She can be found assisting the doctors and technicians with patient care. She loves all types of animals and enjoys spending time with her goats in her spare time. Kendall and her husband, Wesley welcomed their bundle of joy, Aspen on September 8th, 2018. We are so excited to add two more little feet to our Morganton Animal Clinic family.




Haley has been with the clinic for over six years and does such a phenomenal job helping patients through their visits as comfortably and easily as possible. Haley has such a contagious smile and positive attitude that radiates throughout our clinic. Haley is a devoted mom and shares her home with her son and spoiled lab mix, Caliber. In Haley’s spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family.




Lindsey has a Bachelors of Animal Science degree from NC State University. She has been with us for three years and has become an invaluable part of the MAC family. Lindsey is a proud dog mom of her 5 bulldogs, Beckham, Pippa, Harlow, Piper and Esme. Lindsey is avid about health and exercise and spends most of her free time at the gym. Lindsey is also a pet sitter in her spare time.



Kennel Assistant

Courtney loves animals and takes care of her 6 dogs, 5 cats and two horses. She is currently studying to get her Veterinary Technician degree. Courtney likes to ride horses in her free time and spend time with her best friend Katie Callahan. She is also the Godmother to Ruppa.



Kennel Assistant



Fred Callahan

Office Manager

Fred brings 21 years of Customer Service to Morganton Animal Clinic.  He is the secret power behind Dr. Callahan's success and the rock of the family.  Fred shares the love of animals with his wife Dr. Callahan and co-parents four dogs, two cats, six chickens, two horses and two children.  When not being an advocate for customers and co-workers Fred enjoys spending time with family and friends playing on the beautiful waters of Lake James, carpentry, crochet and motorcycles.



Clinic Mascot

Ruppa brings smiles and joy wherever he goes.  He is a gentle soul who loves everyone but especially adores his owner Katie - Dr. Callahan's daughter.  Most days Ruppa can be found under Dr. Callahan's desk catching up on his beauty sleep.  Ruppa would like everyone to know he is the true rock of the Callahan family and the secret to Dr. Callahan's success no matter what Mr. Fred says. You can follow Ruppa on Instagram at: _ruppa_bernedoodle