Our Support Staff

Veterinary Assistant/Surgical Assistant

Laura has been a team member at Cope Creek Animal Hospital since 2015. She has grown up around all types of animals including reptiles, dogs and even the Big Cats. She enjoys blacksmithing in her free time and spending time with her french bulldog, Leo and her children.

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Tammi Dinges

Veterinary Assistant

Tammi graduated from Penn State Univ in 1997 and moved to Sylva in 2000 where she began her journey doing what she loves, working with animals. She continued learning about working in veterinary medicine in Waynesville, NC. In 2011, she returned to Cope Creek. She continues to enjoy enhancing the "human/animal bond" and improving the quality of life for people and their pets.

AllisON mUTH

Surgical Assistant

Allison has been a part of the Cope Creek Animal Hospital family since 2002. Prior to joining, she had worked with large cats at a rescue facility for 3 years. Her career in veterinary medicine has encompassed 37 years of experience and counting.   

tori o'neill

Receptionist

Tori grew up locally in Sylva. She majored in wildlife rehabilitation at Lees-McRae College. She has worked with native wildlife for 4 years. She enjoys spending time hiking with her dog River and working on the family farm.  

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JENNA VINSON EDWARDS

Receptionist

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bethany moone

Veterinary Assistant

Bethany began her career in veterinary medicine in 2014 with her enrollment to Pima Medical Institute, Colorado Springs. She has worked at both a corporate clinic as well as an emergency clinic and now has found her home in private practice. Originally born in Washington State, Bethany relocated to Colorado into 2013 then went on to NC in late 2019. Bethany is a dedicated mother and wife, with an obsession with her own dogs at home. On her days out if clinic you can find her hiking, reading, or watching Harry Potter

LAURA LARIOS

Veterinary Assistant/Surgical Assistant

Laura has been a team member at Cope Creek Animal Hospital since 2015. She has grown up around all types of animals including reptiles, dogs and even the Big Cats. She enjoys blacksmithing in her free time and spending time with her french bulldog, Leo and her children.

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Tammi Dinges

Veterinary Assistant

Tammi graduated from Penn State Univ in 1997 and moved to Sylva in 2000 where she began her journey doing what she loves, working with animals. She continued learning about working in veterinary medicine in Waynesville, NC. In 2011, she returned to Cope Creek. She continues to enjoy enhancing the "human/animal bond" and improving the quality of life for people and their pets. Tammi is the proud owner of two rambunctious black Labs.

AllisON mUTH

Surgical Assistant

Allison has been a part of the Cope Creek Animal Hospital family since 2002. Prior to joining, she had worked with large cats at a rescue facility for 3 years. Her career in veterinary medicine has encompassed 37 years of experience and counting.   

tori o'neill

Receptionist

Tori grew up locally in Sylva. She majored in wildlife rehabilitation at Lees-McRae College. She has worked with native wildlife for 4 years. She enjoys spending time hiking with her dog River and working on the family farm.  

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JENNA VINSON EDWARDS

Receptionist

Jenna is originally from sunnyside England in a little town called Dorset Christchurch. Spending most of her time at horse stables volunteering and showing hunter jumper. She graduated from Haywood Community College with a medical office administration in 2018. When she isn't in the office she is at home crocheting, playing video games or snuggling up with a good book. Jenna's family includes her husband, a Staffordshire Terrier and a guinea pig.