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Our Veterinarians

Dr. Emily Ansel is an emergency medicine veterinarian.
Emily Ansel
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Emily Ansel
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Emily Ansel is excited by all aspects of emergency medicine. She especially enjoys cases involving internal medicine, toxins, wound care and reproduction.
  • Internship, Small Animal & Surgery, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University, Raleigh NC
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Duke University, Durham
Outside of work, Dr. Ansel enjoys reading, exploring the outdoors and spending time with her family. She has a special interest in purebred dogs and has participated in various dog sports with her Vizsla and Brittany dogs.
Dr. Lindsey Bullen is board certified in veterinary nutrition.
Lindsey Bullen
DVM, DACVN
Nutrition
Lindsey Bullen
DVM, DACVN
Board Certified in Veterinary Nutrition
Nutrition
Servicing Locations
Founded in 2017 at Veterinary Specialty Hospital of the Carolinas, Dr. Lindsey Bullen’s clinical nutrition service provides nutritional recommendations for over 1,000 patients per year. Her special interests include assisted feeding, treating multiple disease states, and weight loss in dogs and cats.

As one of the roughly 100 board-certified veterinary nutritionists in the U.S., Dr. Bullen has a strong passion for teaching and education. She is an adjunct professor at Lincoln Memorial University and devotes a lot of time to training veterinary students, interns, and residents. She also participates in BluePearl’s emERge program, which focuses on emergency medicine mentorship, as an expert speaker.

Learn more about Dr. Lindsey Bullen.
Dedicated to compassionate, collaborative care, Dr. Makenna Cash finds managing patients in shock along with internal medicine cases especially rewarding.
  • Internship, Small Animal Internal Medicine, Akron Veterinary Internal Medicine/Oncology Practice, OH
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital, Akron OH
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of North Carolina,
Away from the hospital, Dr. Cash enjoys spending time outdoors with her family. She likes rock climbing, mountain biking and taking her dogs on long hikes.
Dr. Ryan Dulaney is board certified in small animal internal medicine.
Ryan Dulaney
DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)
Internal Medicine
Ryan Dulaney
DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)
Board Certified in Small Animal Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Ryan Dulaney is a dedicated clinician, and his medical interests include non-invasive endoscopy to facilitate diagnosis of diseases within the urinary, gastrointestinal, and respiratory tract.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Small Animal Internal Medicine)
  • Residency, Small Animal Internal Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal and Poultry Sciences, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg
Dr. Dulaney enjoys outdoor water and hiking activities, college football (Go Hokies!), traveling to new places and CrossFit. He is an avid fan of Rottweilers, having grown up with them.
Dr. Maggie Lynch is an emergency medicine veterinarian. She is holding a black cat wearing a cone.
Maggie Lynch
MVB
Emergency Medicine
A dedicated clinician, Dr. Maggie Lynch thrives in the emergency room. Her medical interests include treating trauma cases, especially in younger animals, as well as diabetes and Addison's disease.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Burlington Emergency & Veterinary Specialists, VT
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine, University College of Dublin, Ireland
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, University of New Hampshire, Durham
Away from the hospital, Dr. Lynch and her partner enjoy trying new food, hiking with their dogs and growing a beautiful garden. She also likes reading, painting and cooking.
Dr. Amy Melendy is a certified canine rehabilitation therapist.
Amy Melendy
DVM, MPH, CAC, CVA, CCRT
Emergency Medicine
Amy Melendy
DVM, MPH, CAC, CVA, CCRT
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
An experienced clinician, Dr. Amy Melendy’s passion is integrative medicine. She is also interested in acupuncture and chiropractic procedures.
  • Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist
  • Certified in Veterinary Acupuncture
  • Certified Animal Chiropractor, Options for Animals College of Chiropractic, Wellsville KS
  • Master of Public Health, Infectious Disease Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, West Los Angeles Animal Hospital, CA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Bachelor of Science, Ecology, Ethology and Evolution, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Dr. Melendy is a runner and eventer (horses) and stays busy as the Regional Supervisor for North and South Carolina’s United State Pony Clubs. She spends any remaining free time with her small herd of thoroughbreds and sassy ponies, pack of rowdy dogs, handful of daughters and one very patient husband.
Dr. Ashley Miller-Quarles is an emergency medicine veterinarian.
Ashley Miller-Quarles
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Ashley Miller-Quarles
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
As an experienced emergency clinician, Dr. Ashley Miller-Quarles prides herself on great communication skills and her ability to put clients’ minds at ease during emergencies. She particularly enjoys unblocking urinary obstructions in cats, stabilizing trauma patients and managing patient care in the intensive care unit (ICU).
  • Internship, Small Animal Internal Medicine & Critical Care , Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists, Houston TX
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Auburn University, AL
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
Dr. Miller-Quarles is married with two young children. She has three dogs, including a three-legged dog or “tripod.” In her spare time, she enjoys reading, knitting and anything related to true crime (documentaries, podcasts, books, etc.)
Dr. Jill Thomason is an emergency medicine veterinarian.
Jill Thomason
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Dr. Jill Thomason is committed to utilizing her skills and knowledge in veterinary medicine to enhance the health and wellbeing of animals and their owners. Her clinical interests include ophthalmology, neurology and endocrine emergencies.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Friendship Hospital for Animals, Washington D.C.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Sciences, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
In her free time, Dr. Thomason enjoys hiking, camping, backpacking, kayaking or anything else outdoors with her Blue Heeler mix, Jackie.