Dr. Jodi Werfal is a veterinarian and co-owner, as well as the medical director, at TotalBond Veterinary Hospital at Bethel. Her interest in veterinary medicine began during a mentor program in high school and she went on to obtain a degree in Veterinary Technology in 1984. She graduated from Louisiana State University with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1991 and has been working with TotalBond Veterinary Hospitals. In 1994, she because the director of TotalBond Veterinary Care at Bethel, formerly Bethel Animal HealthCare Hospital. Her professional area of interest includes all aspects of small animal surgery, including laser surgery.
Dr. Werfal is enjoys being active in community projects and currently shares her home with her husband Greg, who is also a veterinarian. She has two daughters, both of whom are currently attending college. In her spare time, Dr. Werfal enjoys hiking, gardening, traveling, and tending to the family's menagerie of pets.
Dr. Hadley Harris is a veterinarian and co-owner at TotalBond Veterinary Hospital at Bethel. Originally from Rock Hill, SC, Dr. Harris grew up in a household full of animals and has been an animal lover since she was a small child. She graduated from Clemson University with a degree in Animal and Veterinary Sciences and was very active in the pre-veterinary programs. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Mississippi State College of Veterinary Medicine and performed a small animal rotating internship following graduation at a local referral and emergency hospital. She joined the TotalBond family in July 2015 and has loved every second of it.
At home Dr. Harris has two dogs, Paisley and Charlie, and two cats, Webster and noodle, all of whom are rescues. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, reading, being outdoors, and spending time with her family and friends.
Dr. Isabel Plourde is a Veterinarian and Co-Owner at TotalBond Veterinary Hospital at Bethel. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Anthropology from Kenyon College and graduated with her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2016. She joined the TotalBond team following graduation and spent her first year and a half rotating between the five locations. Now, Dr. Plourde primarily practices at our Lake Wylie, SC location. Her special interests include internal medicine and helping patients who have long-term conditions feel better on a day-to-day basis. She is trained to perform full abdominal ultrasounds, which aids her internal medicine interest. She works hard to keep your pet’s visit as low-stress as possible.
She shares her home in Charlotte with her husband, their new baby girl, and two dogs named Cash and Badu. Outside of the hospital, she enjoys reading, hiking, and traveling. A fun fact about Dr. Plourde is that one of the experiences that influenced her decision to go into veterinary medicine was a semester spent abroad in Kenya studying wildlife management.
Dr. Emily Messner is an associate veterinarian at TotalBond Veterinary Hospital at Bethel. Her veterinary career comes from two passions - the joy of helping others learn and understand and the fascination with living systems. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Biology from the University of Arkansas followed by her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree from Oklahoma State University's College of Veterinary Health Sciences in 2014.
She first came to TotalBond Veterinary Hospitals as an extern during her senior year and joined the team as an associate following her graduation. She has rotated around the TotalBond hospitals, namely our RiverBend (formerly Mountain Island Lake) and Paw Creek locations. As of 2017, she has been a staple at the Bethel location and is eager to help as many pets as possible. Her areas of profession interest include behavior, dermatology, preventative care, and internal medicine.
She is owned by a 7-year-old Beagle mix named Belle who she adopted from the Fayetteville Animal Shelter in Arkansas and has been a terrific travel companion ever since. She and her husband Dylan enjoy letting her nose lead them through the hiking trails of North Carolina. They (not including Belle) are also active members of the Gaston County Jaycees.
Dr. Peter Rowan is an Associate Veterinarian at TotalBond Veterinary Hospital at Bethel and TotalBond Veterinary Hospital at Forestbrook. He attended Clemson University and received his bachelor’s degree in 2017 and went on to complete his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from The Ohio State University in 2021. While there, he also obtained a Graduate Business Minor in Health Sciences. Dr. Rowan grew up in Bethesda, MD, right outside of Washington, DC. He now shares his home in Mt. Holly, NC with Dr. Sara Toner and their 9-year-old Pitbull mix, Sydney.
Dr. Rowan’s passion for animals began at a young age and his first pet, a Leopard Gecko named Emmett, is still alive and now 21 years old! He volunteered at the National Zoo in Washington, DC and the Montgomery County Humane Society where he fostered 67 kittens over the course of seven years.While at Clemson, Dr. Rowan studied abroad in Sydney, Australia at the Randwick Equine Centre where he worked with racehorses. Dr. Rowan loves to travel, attend concerts and sporting events and spending time at the beach. He is especially very passionate about college football. He is excited to join the TotalBond Team and cannot wait to meet everyone’s family members!
Ashley is a native of Stanley, NC. Ashley is so excited to be back with the TotalBond team as the practice manager. She had originally worked at TotalBond as a tech back in 2015, but moved to Raleigh NC for few years. Ashley has been in this field for over 12 years and has filled every role inside of a hospital. Her passion is patient care, employee development and engagement, and client satisfaction.
Ashley has two fur-babies, a 12-year-old Pit bull named Nutr Butr and a 5-year-old doodle named Ollie. In her spare time, Ashley enjoys hiking with Ollie, CrossFit, kayaking, camping, spending time with family and friends, and traveling.
Katie joined the TotalBond team in 2017 as a Registered Veterinary Technician and is a true animal lover. She has a large heart and frequently adds animals to her menagerie. Currently, she has six dogs, five cats, three horses, three goats, two pigs, a bearded dragon, and a blue-tailed skink living on her farm. Katie frequently fosters other animals along with own, including two special needs kittens that later found successful homes. When she is not taking care of her own animals, her fosters, or working with her patients, Katie can be found at the Rodeo and barrel racing.
Megan joined the TotalBond team in 2014. Originally from Upstate New York, she moved to North Carolina with her father to purse the Veterinary Medical Technology program at Gaston College where she graduated in 2015 as a Registered Veterinary Technician. She shares her home with two dogs, Luna and Diesel, and four cats, Cyrus, Cleo, Reid, and Raven. Megan enjoys hiking, swimming, watching movies, and cooking in her spare time.
Originally from England, Michelle spent 23 years in emergency medicine before joining the TotalBond team in 2017. Michelle and her husband, Jay, share their home with their two daughters, Abbi and Devon, three dogs, Digger, AJ, and Luna, four cats, Evie, Delilah, Gracie, and Dolly, and horse, Levi. Outside of the hospital, she enjoys spending time outside, preferable in her garden or on the beach.
Jenn has been a member of the TotalBond team since 2014. She graduated from Clemson University in 2012 with a degree in Pre-Veterinary Science and started working in the veterinary industry immediately after graduation. She has worked to continue her education during her time with TotalBond and has trained in Feline Friendly techniques and Low Stress Handling. She shares her home with five spoiled cats and two very spoiled dogs and enjoys spending time with her animals, pc gaming, and being outdoors in her spare time.
Tanya joined the Bethel team in 2020 as a Veterinary Technician and has been working in the veterinary field for 15 years. After pursuing a degree in accounting from York Technical College following high school, her passion and love for animals led her to Midland Technical College to get her Animal Care and Control certificate. Born and raised in Sharon, SC. Family is extremely important to her, and you can find her spending time with her three children, Robert, Reba, and Nicholas, and her dog, Cooper. She enjoys spending time by the pool, listening to music, trips to the mountains, and a love for Jeeps!
Jojo joined the Bethel team in 2020 as a Veterinary Technician and has been working in the veterinary field for 11 years. She has had a love of animals since a young age and went to York Tech to get her Veterinary Assistant certificate following her graduation from high school. Originally from Fort Lauderdale, FL, Jojo moved to Clover, SC in 1999. Family is very important to her and you can find her spending time with her husband, his son, and their four dogs, Si, Dexter, Fritz, and Cooper, in her spare time.
Heather joined the TotalBond team in 2017 as a veterinary technician. She grew up in a small town in North Carolina where she always had a dog. She has had a love for animals for as long as she can remember and wants to share that love with her daughter. She currently cares for the clinic's resident feline, Gemma, and enjoys fostering puppies and kittens when needed. When she is not working, she loves spending time with her friends and family.
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Danielle, a Tega Cay native, joined the TotalBond team in 2017. Having always wanted to work in the veterinary industry, she pursued a degree in Biology and graduated from Converse College in 2015. She has several years experience in animal care, having worked with rodents, birds, reptiles, and even big cats in the past. She has two fur-children, Pippin, a ‘supermutt’, and Thor, a Great Pyrenees, whose shenanigans and funny antics never fail to make her laugh. In her spare time she enjoys reading, writing, listening to music, and other artistic pursuits.
Bailey joined the TotalBond family in 2017 as a Technician Assistant and is currently enrolled at Gaston College to become a Registered Veterinary Technician. She loves coming to work each day to help people's fur babies as well as work with her TotalBond family. Outside of the hospital, Bailey enjoys going to concerts, hiking, watching movies, and spending time with her friends, family, and 4 cats and dog.
Born and raised in Gastonia, NC, Devon followed in her mother's footsteps and pursued a career in veterinary medicine. She plans on attending Gaston Community College to become a veterinary technician and has a dog named Luna, who is her best friend, and a kitten she adopted from TotalBond named Dolly Mae. Outside of the hospital, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, fishing, and going to the dog park with Luna.
Malena joined the TotalBond team back in 2002 and worked at our Forestbrook location until 2016, when she joined us here at Bethel. She loves coming to work each day and helping make a difference in the lives of all the furry babies on both the good and bad days. She and her husband, Chad, have a daughter, Grace, who is a student at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (Go Niners), and a sweet Pit bull/Great Dane Maysie.
Born and raised in York County, Emily joined the Bethel team in 2019 following a move back home to pursue a degree in music. Growing up, she was around many kinds of animals and knew quickly that her passion was in the veterinary field. Outside of the hospital, Emily enjoys spending time with her husband, Justin, along with spoiling her Pit Bull and Husky, Graham Cracker and Layla. You can also find her trying to manage the destruction of her cat, Zuma.
Originally from New York, Rene has been part of the TotalBond family not once, but twice! She joined us at Bethel from 1998 until 2009, and rejoined the team in 2019. She is thrilled to be back working at Bethel with an awesome team. She shares her life with her husband, Boston Terriers, Chihuahuas, cats, and horses that she trail rides. She enjoys the visiting the mountains whenever she can and shopping at thrift and antique stores.
Janet joined the TotalBond team in 2020 as a Customer Service Representative. Originally from Massachusetts, she moved to South Carolina with her husband and her dog, Sadie Mae. In her spare time, she enjoys swimming, hiking, and going to the beach.
Skylar joined the TotalBond team in 2020 and is currently in school working to continue her passion and love for animals in the vet world. She shares her home with her fiancé, Cole, and her 3 dogs, Ranger, Ford, and Luna. Currently, Skylar has three cows, three goats, and one sheep. She enjoys gong on walks with her dogs, spending time with her family, and shopping with her grandmother.
We're located in Lake Wylie, in York County, SC, easily accessible to Gaston and Mecklenburg Counties, NC. Our clinic is right off Hwy 49, half an hour from downtown Charlotte.