Our Veterinarians

Danny Wright, DVM

Dr. Danny L. Wright is a native of Polkton, NC.  He attended North Carolina State University receiving his undergraduate degree in Animal Science in 1992 and then his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1996.  Dr. Wright married Meri Beth Rogers after graduation from veterinary school and they moved to Yadkinville, NC where they spent one year in a mixed animal practice.  From there, they moved to Alamance county and Dr. Wright practiced in a companion animal hospital for two years.  Jordan Wright, the first of four children, was born in Alamance county.  Dr. Wright then moved back home to Polkton to start his own practice (see “history” tab) in 1999.  His interests are soft tissue  and orthopedic surgery and building professional, long-standing relationships with his clients.  He has very little free time, but when he does, Dr. Wright spends it with his wife and their children (Jordan, Liberty, Madeline, and Davis).  The Wright’s have two dogs, six cats, twenty chickens, and two horses!

Jay Rutledge, DVM

Dr. Jay Rutledge is a native of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, but has lived in several different states including Texas, California and Oklahoma.  He currently resides in Norwood, NC.  Dr. Rutledge attended East Mecklenburg High School in Charlotte, NC.  He earned his undergraduate degree in Animal Science at North Carolina State University.  Dr. Rutledge received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Ross University in 2008.  Dr. Rutledge’s specific interests in veterinary medicine include soft tissue surgery and internal medicine.  While away from the hospital, he enjoys football, soccer, and water sports; as well as cooking and grilling.  Dr. Rutledge is married to Jessica Woodie of Winston Salem since May 2012.

 Marsha Severt, DVM

Dr. Marsha Severt is originally from Charlotte, NC.  She attended North Carolina State University receiving her undergraduate degrees in Animal Science and Microbiology in 2005 and then her veterinary degree in 2009.  During college, Dr. Marsha spent a semester living and working on a Thoroughbred racehorse farm in Lexington, KY.  After graduation from veterinary school, Dr. Marsha spent a year at Texas A&M University as a large animal intern.  Following her internship, Dr. Marsha returned home to join Brown Creek Animal Hospital and Brown Creek Equine Hospital.  She enjoys all aspects of private practice, but has a particular interest in equine internal medicine, small animal surgery, and ophthalmology.  When not working at Brown Creek, you can find Dr. Marsha riding her own horses, running cross-country, or traveling.  She also enjoys spending time with her happy Vizsla named Reesie!  Dr. Marsha is married to Dr. Skip and they live in Monroe, NC

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Skip Severt, DVM

Dr. Skip Severt is originally from Monroe, NC growing up on his family’s turkey farm.  He attended North Carolina State University receiving his undergraduate degree in Poultry Science in 2002 and then his veterinary degree in 2006.  After graduation, Dr. Skip spent a year as an associate in a large animal practice in Cornelius, NC.  He enjoyed that year, but decided to move back home to join Brown Creek Animal Hospital and also start his own ambulatory large animal practice.  Three years later, the practice expanded ;and Brown Creek Equine Hospital was built.  Dr. Skip enjoys all aspects of being a veterinarian, but has a particular interest in small animal orthopedic surgery and equine sports medicine.  He is also intrigued in the business management of veterinary medicine.  When not on duty, you may find him fly fishing, working on carpentry in his shop, or contemplating the next project he wants to start.  Dr. Skip is married to Dr. Marsha.  They live in Monroe, NC, along with Dr. Skip’s one-of-a-kind “Boston-Bulldog”, Oscar!

Shaver familyKeri Shaver, DVM

 Dr. Keri Shaver is a Stanly County native and grew up in Norwood, NC. She attended North Carolina State University where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science. She received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from NC State in 2009 and was a classmate of Dr. Marsha. She then moved back home to Norwood and practiced in a small animal clinic in Locust, NC until 2014 when she joined Brown Creek Animal Hospital. Dr. Shaver loves veterinary medicine and has special interests in internal medicine, preventative care, and dermatology. In her free time, she enjoys running, football, horseback riding, camping, and especially spending time with her husband, Bobby, and their two children, Charlie and Kolbie. The Shavers have many spoiled “critters”- 3 horses, 4 dogs, 4 cats, and 3 ducks.