Kelly Georgeou, VMD

Veterinarian

Dr. Kelly Georgeou has been practicing veterinary medicine since 1996. She earned her veterinary degree at the University of Pennsylvania and her undergraduate degree at Virginia Wesleyan College. Dr. Georgeou grew up in Pennsylvania and moved to Phoenix, AZ after completing veterinary school. In 2009, she and her family moved back east to beautiful Spruce Pine, NC, where she became the proud owner of Mitchell Veterinary Hospital.

Family is very important to Dr. Georgeou. She has been married to her husband Lex since 1994. Lex is a graphic and fine artist. They have 2 lovely daughters whom they spoil endlessly. A black furry mutt, a boxer dog, a sweet kitty, chickens, a bearded dragon, 2 rats and the girls’ hermit crab collection also share the Georgeous’ hearts and home.

When not busy running the practice, Dr. Georgeou enjoys outdoor activities with her family, rock and gem hunting, watching movies, reading and cheering on the Philadelphia Eagles. Lex is a Washington Redskins fan, so there is always a good rivalry come football season! The girls keep both parents busy all year long.

“I love veterinary medicine and the daily joys and challenges it brings. Helping people understand basic pet care, prevention of disease and treating illness are all important parts of my job. I hope to use all of the knowledge I have gained over the years to provide compassionate care to pets and help people provide the best health care for their four-legged family members.”


Amanda Hoilman

Veterinary Assistant

Amanda is a native of Yancey county. She grew up loving animals and always had a passion for them. Amanda and her husband Scott live in Spruce Pine. They have one son, who is the light of their lives. Amanda also shares her house with 3 dogs and 2 leopard geckos. Amanda’s favorite part of working here at Mitchell Veterinary Hospital is caring for sick and recovering animals and giving them extra love. She enjoys reading, cooking, spending time with her family and friends, and most importantly cheering her son on in football and basketball.


Lacey Pendley

Veterinary Assistant

Lacey has been a resident of Mitchell County her entire life.Her love of animals has recently brought her to the veterinary field. In her time at home, she cares for two dogs and a rabbit. She has a distinct love for baking, art and photography.


Erica Owenby

Veterinary Assistant

Erica lives in Mitchell County with her 6 dogs and 1 cat whom she loves endlessly. She is engaged to local police officer named Anthony. Erica’s favorite part about being a veterinary assistant is client education and also helping the doctor treat sick patients. She has been in the field for 4 years and plans on continuing for a long time. Besides being a veterinary assistant, Erica is also a certified obedience trainer and runs our puppy classes.


Mama Kitty

Client Greeter

Mama Kitty has been calling this hospital home since 2010. She is the proud mama of 2 handsome kitty boys that also live here with us. Come in a give them a pet!