Our goal at Hill Creek is to serve you efficiently, courteously, and warmly while bringing your pet the best possible medical treatment and evaluation. Our attentive and compassionate staff is at the heart of your pet’s care. We have assembled a very special and talented group!
Please call us at 919-542-1141 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!
Dr. Bonnie Ammerman, DVM
Hi! I’m Dr. Bonnie Ammerman…most people just call me Dr. Bonnie. I graduated from NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine in 1992. My previous schooling included undergraduate studies in psychology at Duke University and post grad studies at NCSU in immunology. I started Hill Creek Veterinary Hospital with Pat Pagel in 1997 to provide progressive and compassionate small animal veterinary care to Chatham County. Since then we have been honored to see many clients and pets from all over the Triangle area. I also work with the Chatham County Health Department as the contract veterinarian for Chatham County Animal Services. My interests in veterinary medicine are varied, but internal medicine and client education are 2 of my favorites. I live in Siler City with my dog Fiona, my cat Merlot, and my horses, Dougie and Max.
Dr. Lydia Scheidler, DVM
I graduated from Tufts Veterinary School in North Grafton, Massachusetts in 2011. After practicing in Boston for three years, I moved to rural North Carolina to be closer to family and enjoy a slower pace of life. My special interests in veterinary medicine include geriatric pets, pain management, internal medicine and integrative medicine. I’m a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist through the Chi Institute in Florida and a member of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association and the American Association of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine. I live in Siler City with my husband, my Pit-bull mix Rudy, my tortoise-shell cat Pinja and eight Black Australorp hens. When not at the clinic, I’m starting a small farm with my husband in Siler City.
Dr. Cindy Jones, DVM
I grew up just down the road in Sanford, NC and started volunteering at a local veterinary hospital at age 12. My love for this career continued to grow and I ultimately graduated from NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine in 1999. My focus through the years has been centered around soft tissue surgery but cardiology, ophthalmology and emergency medicine have also been areas of extra study. I have two dogs and two cats that help keep my little farm in Sanford happy as well as a huge family all over Lee County.
REGISTERED VETERINARY TECHNICIAN & PRACTICE MANAGER
I live on a small farm here in Chatham County with my husband Mark and a variety of dogs, cats, cows, and horses. I am blessed to have two wonderful sons, Chris & Seth. I graduated from the CCCC Veterinary Medical Technology program in ‘88 and went on to earn a B.S. in Veterinary Medical Technology from Campbell University. My work experience has included both large & small animal medicine, shelter medicine,and rescue. I’ve been a part of Hill Creek Veterinary Hospital since it opened in ‘98 and moved into the role of Practice Manager in January 2014. I’m proud of the quality of medicine and the compassionate care that our Hill Creek team brings to the community. When I’m not at Hill Creek utilizing my RVT training or managing the details of the practice, I spend my free time horse back riding or boating with my amazing family and friends.
REGISTERED VETERINARY TECHNICIAN
I grew up in Chapel Hill and currently live in Alamance County with my husband Matthew and our twin boys Gavin & Thomas. I earned a BS in Communications and Advertising from Appalachian State University and am a 2003 graduate of the Veterinary Medical Technology program at Central Carolina Community College in Sanford. I started at Hill Creek Veterinary Hospital in 2001 while attending the Vet Tech program. I have 2 cats, Turtle & Oliver. When I’m not at Hill Creek I enjoy spending time with my family.
REGISTERED VETERINARY TECHNICIAN
I’m pictured here with my two sons, Joe and Rob, on Dr. Joe’s medical school graduation day at U.N.C. Go Tarheels! I’m a graduate of the Veterinary Technician program at Central Carolina Community College. In addition to my two sons, my family includes two granddaughters, four dogs, a miniature horse, four pygmy goats, a turtle, and some fish.
I was born and raised in Carolina Beach before moving to Alamance County where I currently reside with my boyfriend, our 2 dogs, Benjamin the St. Bernard, and Anneliese the red-nosed pitbull terrier, and our orange tabby cat, Khari. I came to Hill Creek Veterinary Hospital with 4 years of experience at an emergency veterinary clinic. I am currently enrolled at Central Carolina Community College for pre-nursing with an aspiration of becoming a certified registered nurse anesthesiologist. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my boyfriend and our house full of critters, as well as going to the zoo, aquarium, and museums.
I’m a Chapel Hill native and a Carolina Fan. I have a degree in Spanish but decided that Veterinary Medicine is my passion. I’ve been a veterinary assistant at Hill Creek for 2 years. I’m also currently enrolled in school at Central Carolina Community College to become a registered veterinary technician. I have 3 cats and one dog at home. Some of my passions outside of the vet world include cooking (and eating) and traveling.
I grew up in Mount Pleasant, NC about 30 minutes north of Charlotte. After high school, I worked at Tuscarora’s Country Club for Dog’s as a kennel and grooming assistant. During my time there, I was able to continue my childhood passion of working with animals and decided to further my education and attend the Veterinary Medical Technology program at Central Carolina Community College, in Sanford. Since moving to Sanford, I adopted a Pit Bull Mix named Beck and started working at Hill Creek. I will graduate as a Registered Veterinary Technician in May of 2018 and would like to eventually earn a B.S. in Veterinary Medical Technology. Growing up with dogs, cats, and horses, my dream one day is to work as a veterinary technologist with both large and small animals.
I born and raised in Randolph County where I still live with my husband and our family of rescued dogs and cats. I’ve been with Hill Creek Veterinary Hospital since 2016 but I’ve been working in the animal care field for over 10 years. I have also volunteered and fostered through shelters and rescue groups. When I am not at Hill Creek I enjoy spending time with my husband either hiking or walking our dogs.
I am originally from England and worked with show jumpers and event horses before I got married. We moved to South Carolina from England in 2001 where I worked as both a Vet Assistant and Receptionist. Both of my sons are married and live in the Raleigh area so in June of 2015 we decided to move one more time. My husband is retired from the Air Force after 22 years and we now live in Apex with our three dogs, two of which are rescues. I’ve been with Hill Creek Veterinary Hospital as a part time Receptionist since August of 2015.
I joined the Hill Creek team in August 2014 and can truly say I love my job. I have previous experience as a Veterinary Assistant and as a Customer Service Representative. I currently live in Sanford with my family which includes Stella, our three legged lab mix and Trinkett, our hound mix. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and reading.
I joined the Hill Creek team as a receptionist in 2016. I was born in Johnston County NC but I’ve lived in Pittsboro since 2008. I’m a wife of 27 years and mother to two wonderful children. I recently welcomed my first grand baby in July ‘17. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, cuddling with my beautiful grand baby, cooking, and baking many sweet treats!
I was born and raised on a cow and chicken farm in Monroe, N.C, where my unconditional love for animals first began. I moved to Sanford from Charlotte, N.C. in August 2017 with my husband Josh and our two cats Calvin and James Dean. I have been a stylist for the past 13 years. Although this was a career I excelled in, I just could not shake my deep love and desire to work with and care for animals. After moving to Sanford, I began pursuing this new and exciting career path. I started as a receptionist at Hill Creek in April 2018. I have 6 months experience working in a very busy animal hospital, years of experience working in client centered roles and customer service, as well as some horse grooming experience. I have hopes of one day becoming a veterinary assistant, and I dream of one day going back to school to become a registered veterinary technician. I am so excited and blessed to be a part of the Hill Creek team! In my free time, I love music, painting, being involved in my church, and spending time with my family and friends.
PET STYLIST (GROOMER)
I currently live in Pittsboro after moving from Williamsburg, VA in 2008. I joined the Hill Creek Team in 2016 with many years of experience working with animals. My creative side led me to pursue the art of grooming, which I have been doing now since moving to North Carolina. I have also recently received my certification in Pet CPR and First Aid. When I’m not pampering pets, I enjoy time on the lake with my husband and our two yorkies, Gidget & Kegan.