Shannon H. Foy, DVM, Owner

Growing up on a small farm in Apex, North Carolina, Dr. Shannon Foy, owner and Wilson veterinarian, was always surrounded by animals. Her family had cows, pigs, dogs, cats, rabbits, a horse and a pet chicken. Before she even understood the word “veterinarian,” Dr. Foy knew she wanted to be an “animal doctor.”

In high school, Dr. Foy worked at Apex Veterinary Hospital milking cows, feeding bovine and equine patients, cleaning stalls and cages and learning how to properly care for animals. In college, she worked at Crossroads Veterinary Hospital in Raleigh, NC as a kennel assistant, veterinary receptionist and veterinary assistant.

Dr. Foy is a 1991 magna cum laude graduate from North Carolina State University where she earned her bachelor’s degree in animal science. She then went on to earn her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1995. While attending veterinary school, Dr. Foy earned the Small Animal Clinical Proficiency Award and the Pfizer Excellence in Swine Medicine Award. She joined Brentwood Veterinary Center in 1995 and purchased the hospital in 2007 from Dr. Scott.

“Pets are such an important part of many people’s lives. They are an important part of a family,” Dr. Foy said. “I enjoy my role in keeping that pet as healthy as possible for as long as possible. I enjoy the challenge of determining why a pet may not be feeling well and the satisfaction of helping a sick pet return to health. I am honored when a pet parent entrusts me with the health of their four legged friend.”

Dr. Foy is the president-elect of the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association and a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association. Her professional interests include surgery, internal medicine and wellness care.

When not at the hospital, Dr. Foy enjoys gardening, water and snow skiing, deep sea fishing, and caring for Sophie, Abby, and Lulu—her dogs and cat. She most enjoys spending time with her family—her husband, Randy, and her twin son and daughter. She gives back to her community by participating as a Sunday school teacher, a Bible study facilitator, a choir member, and a former member of the American Cancer Society’s “Reach to Recovery” program. Brentwood Veterinary Center is proud to have this courageous two-time cancer survivor at its helm.

Ariel Hickey Fulghum, DVM, CVA, CVFT

Charlotte native Dr. Ariel Hickey Fulghum joined the team at Brentwood Veterinary Center in May of 2015. She first became inspired to pursue a career as a veterinarian while she was an undergraduate at the University of North Carolina in Charlotte. Though she was majoring in Biology, an injury to a family pet confirmed her interest in a path devoted to helping animals.

“While I was in school, my horse lost her left eye,” Dr. Fulghum recalls. “This motivated me to apply to veterinary school.”

After completing her undergraduate degree (graduating with University Honors and Biology Honors), Dr. Fulghum earned her doctorate in veterinary medicine from North Carolina State University in 2013.

Since joining our staff, she’s pursued professional interests that include exotic pets, acupuncture, internal medicine, surgery, and emergency medicine. Dr. Fulghum also practices Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine, which includes acupuncture, herbal therapy, and food therapy. She is a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist (CVA) as well as a Certified Veterinary Food Therapist (CVFT). Dr. Fulghum is also a member of the N Carolina Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association.

When she’s not at our animal hospital, Dr. Fulghum enjoys horseback riding, weightlifting and working out, reading, watching movies, and painting. Dr. Fulghum and her husband Bryan are the pet parents to two Shepherd mixes named Annabelle and Lexxie.

Flo, Receptionist & Office Manager

With her charm and beauty, Flo keeps our staff in line, greets all pet owners and pets warmly but admits she avoids close encounters with our canine clients. Her job duties include sleeping on the computer and watching birds and squirrels from the clinic window. Flo attended Meow University and received her master’s degree in human relations. She has always worked in an animal related field, and enjoys her 20 human pets here at Brentwood Veterinary Center. Her favorite hobbies include playing with a laser and making humans fill her food bowl.

Heather Finch, Veterinary Assistant/Client Service Representative/Bookkeeper

Heather joined our staff in June 2009. She has since earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science with a minor in Agricultural Business Management from North Carolina State University.  When not working, Heather enjoys spending time with her husband, Daniel, their two cats, Charley and Kat, as well as their Australian Shepherd, Addie. She also enjoys reading, shopping, and spending time with friends.

Carolyn Shelton, Veterinary Assistant/

Client Service Representative

Having worked in the animal field since 1970, Carolyn contributes a great deal of experience and knowledge to our Brentwood Veterinary Center clients. Carolyn assists the veterinarians, answers phone calls and interacts with clients on a regular basis. She has been working at Brentwood Veterinary Center since 1982. At home, Carolyn enjoys the company of her dog, Chopper, and her two cats, Orey and Ozzy. She likes to bake and tend to her vegetable garden.

Jessica Snyder,

Client Service Representative

/Veterinary Assistant

With her positive work attitude and her natural compassion for both clients and pets, Jessica has many responsibilities including checking clients in and out of the hospital, assisting veterinarians, scheduling appointments and answering the phone. She truly enjoys interacting with clients and patients and her pleasant personality positively affects all who enter our clinic. Jessica joined our staff in August 2001. She has since earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Birth to Kindergarten from Western Carolina University. “I like that Brentwood Veterinary Center provides a smaller setting than most veterinary hospitals,” she said. “As a result, we offer a more personal relationship among pet owners, patients and ourselves.” At home, Jessica has three dogs and a cat. She enjoys reading, gardening, cooking, and spending time with friends.


Client Service Representative

Jennifer joined the team at Brentwood Veterinary Center in April of 2015, but she’s been employed in animal-related positions for over 17 years. Her duties include providing great customer service, checking clients in and out in a timely manner, and answering clients’ questions. She most enjoys the opportunities her position affords her to meet people and their pets every day. At home, Jennifer enjoys shooting her gun, going to the beach, and snowboarding. She cares for her two Pitbulls named Rogue and Onyx along with her two cats, Killian and Church.

Krissy Williams, Veterinary Assistant

Krissy has been a veterinary assistant at our animal hospital since November of 2014, and her job responsibilities include assisting veterinarians in exam rooms, surgery and treatment, collection of samples, setting samples up, getting results, and maintaining care for hospitalized and boarding pets alike. She is certified as a veterinary assistant, and has over 12 years of experience in animal-related positions. She enjoys snowboarding and spending time at home with her family.

Jada Bass,

Client Service Representative

/Veterinary Assistant

Jada joined Brentwood’s staff in July of 2014 and became a Certified Veterinary Assistant in 2015. Her responsibilities include assisting our veterinarians with various medical procedures using proper restraint, assisting in surgical procedures, collecting and preparing samples, administering treatments, performing laboratory tests, processing/developing x-rays, as well as performing routine dental cleanings. When not assisting the veterinarians Jada schedules appointments, restocks inventory, and greets clients.. “I’ve always had a desire to work with animals growing up. I grew up on a farm so nurturing animals is what I’ve always known. I enjoy my job at Brentwood because I get to share what I know about veterinary medicine with others and taking care of our patients is always my number one priority at BVC.” At home, Jada cares for her three Dalmatians named Colt (pictured to the right), Dottie, and Ace. She enjoys spending her free time with her dogs, but also enjoys deer and duck hunting. She also enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and going to the beach with family and friends.

Sabrina Wilson, Veterinary Assistant

Sabrina is a veterinary assistant at Brentwood Veterinary Center. Sabrina joined our staff in February of 2014 and brings over 19 years of veterinary experience to our team.  She recently has become certified to perform ultrasounds and has really enjoyed learning something new and exciting.  At home, Sabrina cares for 3 dogs, 3 cats, and 2 horses.  In her free time Sabrina enjoys reading and spending time with her family.

Haley Carter,

Client Service Representative

/Veterinary Assistant

Haley joined our team in April of 2016 and has been working in the veterinary field since 2011 when she began volunteering in high school.  She has attended Nash Community College and became certified as a veterinary assistant in 2016. She enjoys working with animals every day and loves that she gets to work in the lab assisting the veterinarians as well as up front where she gets to interact with the clients more.  When not working Haley enjoys spending time with her chocolate lab Jackson.  They love to travel, take long hikes, and just enjoy their time together.

Mariah White, Kennel Care Coordinator & Bather

Bio coming soon!

Mackenzie Coley, Veterinary Assistant & Bather

Mackenzie joined Brentwood’s staff in December 2017. She enjoys working with animals and assisting the veterinarians in order to give each patient the best care possible. In her free time, Mackenzie enjoys reading, shopping, and spending time with her three beagles: Maxx, Drake, and Honey

Taylor Pearce, Veterinary Assistant

Taylor is currently a student in the Veterinary Medical Technology program at Nash Community College. She will be graduating in June 2020! Cats are her favorite, but she has love for all animals. Currently, she has two orange tabbies, Tigger and Gene, but she has had dogs, lizards, frogs, and fish in the past. She loves to learn and meet new people, and is very happy to be a part of the BVC family.