Doctors at Mountain Island

Dr. Emily Messner

MessnerDr. Messner’s veterinary career comes from two passions- one being the joy of helping others to learn and understand, the other from a fascination with living systems. She earned her bachelor’s degree in biology at the University of Arkansas, then returned to her home state of Oklahoma and earned her DVM from Oklahoma State University’s College of Veterinary Health Sciences in 2014.

She first came to TotalBond Veterinary Hospitals even prior to graduating veterinary school, spending several weeks as a student extern during her senior year. It seemed such the right fit that she subsequently joined TBVH family the following spring as an associate, rotating between the different hospital locations. In the summer of 2015 she became established at TBVH’s Mountain Island Lake Clinic and sister hospital, Paw Creek. While she has enjoyed working at each of the TBVH facilities, she especially enjoys the intimate, quiet, and transparent feel to Mountain Island Lake, which allows partnering one-on-one with owners to work towards the mutual goal of their enhancing their pets’ health and happiness.

The areas of practice that she most enjoys include behavior, dermatology, preventative care, internal medicine.

She is owned by a 7 year old Beagle-mix, Belle, adopted from the Fayetteville Animal Shelter in Arkansas and has been a terrific travel companion ever since. She and her fiancé Dylan enjoy letting her nose lead us through the hiking trails of North Carolina. They (not including
Belle) are also active members of the Gaston County Jaycees.