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.
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  • 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

    Practice Owner, DVM

    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

    Associate Veterinarian, DVM

    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 two German shorthaired pointers, Sierra and Brinks, and two rescued cats, Atlee and Chance. 

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

    Associate Veterinarian, DVM
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2000
  • Trixie Martin

    Associate Veterinarian, DVM

    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

    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, two Cairn Terriers 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
    Joined team: October 2004.
    Pets: Marley, a Dachshund
    Hobbies: Camping, going to the mountains, spending time with my family: husband Ray and daughter Taylor.
    Favorite thing about job: The clients and their pets. It's so exciting to watch the pets grow and learn.
    Favorite hospital memory: Getting to meet a dapple Dachshund named Shelby and watching her grow.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2004
  • Tammy

    Kennel Supervisor
    Years in Practice:
    Jul 31, 2014
  • Sue

    Veterinarian Tech
    Years in Practice:
    Nov 25, 2015
  • Anna

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

    Veterinarian Tech
    Years in Practice:
    Jul 03, 2017
  • Alysha

    Veterinarian Tech
    Years in Practice:
    Mar 07, 2018
  • Hannah

    Kennel Tech
    Years in Practice:
    Aug 03, 2018
  • Sierra

    Kennel Tech
    Years in Practice:
    Jul 02, 2019
  • Oscar

    "Mascot" for TAH

    Oscar is an 8 year old Toy Poodle. He joined our Team in July 2017. He brings joy to everyone that meets him!
    Years in Practice:
    Oct 26, 2017