Troutman Animal Hospital

Troutman Animal Hospital is a full-service, AAHA-accredited, veterinary medical facility, located in Troutman, NC. The professional and courteous staff at Troutman Animal Hospital seeks to provide the best possible medical, preventive, surgical, and dental care for their highly-valued patients.

We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventive health care and health-related educational opportunities for our clients. Troutman Animal Hospital strives to offer excellence in veterinary care to Troutman, NC and surrounding areas.

Please take a moment to contact us today, to learn more about our veterinary practice and to find our more information about how Troutman Animal Hospital can serve the needs of you and your cherished pet. 

Our Mission
Our aim and function is to bring glory to God by working to meet the physical and spiritual needs of our clients and providing the highest quality veterinary care we are capable of. This is the challenge that unites us all and makes our jobs worthwhile.
Vet check-up with small dog
  • 686 Murdock Rd
  • P.O. Box 987
  • Troutman,NC 28166
  • Phone: (704) 878-9904
  • Fax: (704) 878-9830
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  • Mon-Fri: 8:00am - 5:30pm
  • Sat: 8:00am - 12:00pm
  • Sun: Closed
  • After-Hours Emergencies:
  • (828) 328-2660 or
  • (704) 949-1100
  • Brad Rutledge, DVM

    Associate Veterinarian

    Joined team: January 2, 1985 (Original Owner)
    Pets: Dirk (Doberman Pinscher), Betsy (Toy Poodle), and Itty Bitty (domestic short haired cat)
    Hobbies: I enjoy watching (and some playing) sports, especially when my children are playing. I especially love spending time with my family and church and related activities.
    Favorite thing about job: I love the relationships with the pets and their families that develop over time and doing all that we can to help pets live healthy happy lives.
    Favorite hospital memory: I remember a young dog we nick-named "Rocky" that would eat anything that a 3 year old boy in the family would throw into his dog lot. One day the owner brought "Rocky" in because he had eaten some stones that his little friend had thrown to him. Fortunately, "Rocky" did well in surgery and recovered quickly after we removed 37 stones from his stomach. Now that was a loyal dog!
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1985
  • Brittany Novosad, DVM

    Practice Owner

    Dr. Brittany Novosad is originally from Dayton, Ohio and cheered for the Buckeyes at Ohio State where she received both her BS and doctorate degrees. In 2007, she decided to leave the cold weather and opted to head south, joining a small animal practice in Concord. Dr. Novosad became a veterinarian because she loves fostering the special connection between people and their beloved pets. She also appreciates the ongoing learning and challenges that the profession provides.

    Dr. Novosad currently resides in Mooresville with her three dogs, Brinks, Luna, and Reyna, and her cat, Ellie. 

    Dr. Novosad became the owner of our practice in July 2020. She hopes to continue to grow a quality hospital and build on the fundamental principles created by Dr. Rutledge. 

    Years in Practice:
    Jul 31, 2014
    Ohio State
    Reading, hiking, camping, gardening and spending time with Husband and two children.
  • Tim Ulrich, DVM

    Associate Veterinarian

    Dr. Ulrich has been a part of the team since 1993. He attended Kansas State University and earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1992. Dr. Ulrich works part-time and considers Troutman Animal Hospital his home away from home. He loves both our staff and clients.

    Dr. Ulrich resides in Mooresville with his wife, Paula, and three cats. He has several adult children and enjoys reading, sports, and traveling.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1993
  • Trixie Martin, DVM

    Associate Veterinarian

    Dr. Martin joined the team in October 2018. A native of Alabama, Dr Martin attended Auburn university for undergrad and veterinary school. She earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2001.  At that time, she moved to Salisbury, NC where she practiced small animal medicine for ten years.  She then owned and operated a spay and neuter clinic in Greensboro for seven years, before returning to private practice here at Troutman Animal Hospital. She still loves surgery, but is very happy to be returning to private practice and eager to care for pets from birth through adulthood again.

    Dr Martin is proud to call North Carolina her home. She resides in Salisbury on a small hobby farm with her husband, Jonny, and their many turkeys, ducks, geese, and chickens.  

    Years in Practice:
    Dec 17, 2018
  • Conya Tysinger, CVPM

    Practice Manager

    Conya Tysinger joined the team in March 2018. Conya began her career in the veterinary industry in 1991 at a practice in Memphis, TN. She holds a degree in business administration and is a Certified Veterinary Practice Manager. She moved to North Carolina in March 2018 and is excited to be part of the TAH team.

    Conya currently resides in Mooresville with her husband, Jason, Cairn Terrier, and two cats. She has one daughter, one grandson, and enjoys reading, watching football, and traveling to new places.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2018
  • Karen

    Client Care Coordinating Supervisor
    Joined team: September 1, 1992.
    Pets: M.J.
    Hobbies: Reading, Painting, Crafts.
    Favorite thing about job: Building a relationship with the clients and loving their pets.
    Favorite hospital memory: Showing up for a normal work day and going home a mom.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1992
  • Jackie

    Tech Supervisor
    Joined team: January 2006
    Pets: Leo, a blue-crowned conure.
    Hobbies: Reading, painting, art, music festivals, going out to the lake or the beach, the mountains, and spending time with my daughter.
    Favorite thing about job: Meeting new people and taking care of their pets.
    Favorite hospital memory: I don't have a specific "favorite" memory, but I remember assisting with a caesarian section on a Lab. Helping those tiny little puppies take their first breath was very rewarding.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2006
  • Dee Dee

    Client Service Representative

    Dee Dee joined the team in 2004. Dee Dee is a native of North Carolina and has always lived in this part of the state. She enjoys getting to know our clients and watching their pets grow and learn.

    Dee Dee currently resides in Mocksville with her two dogs, Marley and Willow Grace. She has one daughter and two grandchildren. She loves camping, shopping, and visiting the mountains and the beach.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2004
  • Tammy

    Kennel Supervisor

    Tammy joined the team in 2014. She was a Wake Forest state certified dialysis tech for years before deciding to make the change from human to animal medicine. Tammy has a love for all animals and does an excellent job caring for them!

    Tammy currently resides in Statesville with her two dogs, Lucy and Oreo. She has one son and is an avid movie lover. 
    Years in Practice:
    Jul 31, 2014
  • Sue

    Veterinarian Assistant
    Years in Practice:
    Nov 25, 2015
  • Anna, RVT

    Registered Veterinary Technician
    Years in Practice:
    Jun 30, 2016
  • Kamie

    Veterinarian Assistant

    Kamie joined the team in 2017. She is a certified veterinary assistant. Kamie enjoys all of the technical aspects of her position.

    Kamie resides on a farm in Hamptonville with her husband, David. She has 5 horses and 3 dogs. Kamie enjoys show jumping, trail riding, and traveling to historic places.
    Years in Practice:
    Jul 03, 2017
  • Alysha

    Veterinarian Assistant 

    Alysha recently rejoined the team in 2018. She previously worked with Dr. Rutledge at the old location from 1992-2002. Alysha has an associate's degree in school aged education, but has devoted her life to working with animals. She loves working with our clients to help provide the best care for their furbabies.

    Alysha has four children and currently resides in Statesville. She has a wide variety of pet birds. She is a phenomenal artist and enjoys playing with her pets and watching TV.
    Years in Practice:
    Mar 07, 2018
  • Hannah

    Veterinarian Assistant
    Years in Practice:
    Aug 03, 2018
  • Jennifer

    Client Service Representative
    Years in Practice:
    Oct 14, 2019
  • Calista

    Client Service Representative
    Years in Practice:
    Sep 17, 2020
  • Amber

    Kennel Attendant
    Years in Practice:
    Sep 17, 2020
  • Oscar

    TAH Mascot

    Oscar is a 10 year old Toy Poodle. He joined our Team in July 2017. He hangs out in the admin office for most of the day and likes to keep our team in good spirits. He brings joy to everyone that meets him!
    Years in Practice:
    Oct 26, 2017
  • Shadow

    Hospital Supervisor

    Shadow is a 9 year old Domestic Shorthair. Shadow has been our clinic cat since she was a kitten. Now that she has access to the entire building she has deemed herself the hospital supervisor. She has the entire staff trained to give her attention when she wants it. We think, eventually, she will try to take on the ownership role. 
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2011