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.
  • 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
  • The TAH Team

    Our team provides quality veterinary care for our patients. We understand the bond between humans and their pets and treat each patient as if they were our own. Our ultimate goal is to help each patient live a longer, healthier life. 
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1985
  • Brad Rutledge, DVM

    Associate Veterinarian

    Dr. Rutledge is the original owner of Troutman Animal Hospital. He started the team on January 2, 1985. He loves 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.

    He resides in Troutman with his wife, Debbie, two dogs, Dirk and Betsy, and a cat, Itty Bitty. He enjoys watching (and some playing) sports, especially when his children and grandchildren are playing. He especially loves spending time with his family and church and related activities.

    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 husband, two children, three dogs; Brinks, Luna, and Reyna, and her cat, Ellie. She enjoys reading, hiking, camping, gardening and spending time with her family.

    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
  • 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, two dogs, 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
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  • Karen

    Client Care Coordinating Supervisor
    Joined team: September 1, 1992.

    Karen joined the team in 1992. She loves building a relationship with our clients and loving their pets. 

    Karen currently resides in Statesville with her dog, M.J. She enjoys reading, painting, and crafts. 
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1992
  • Jackie

    Tech Supervisor

    Jackie joined team in 2006. She loves meeting new people and taking care of their pets. 

    She currently resides in Statesville with her husband, daughter, and many pets, including Leo, a 25-year old Blue-Crowned Conure. She enjoys reading, painting, art, music festivals, going out to the lake or the beach, the mountains, and spending time with her daughter.

    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

    Anna joined the team in 2016. She attended Gaston College's veterinary medical technology program and is a Registered Veterinary Technician. Anna assists in surgery and dentistry daily, which is her passion. 

    Anna resides in Statesville with her husband, daughter, and many pets. Anna loves horses and gives riding lessons in her free time. 

     
    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
  • Calista

    Client Service Representative

    Calista joined the team in the summer of 2020. Calista attended UNC Charlotte for communications with a major in journalism, but found her passion is veterinary medicine. She is currently attending school to become a registered veterinary technician and loves learning new things about veterinary medicine every day. 

    Calista resides in Mooresville with her boyfriend, Max, and their dog, Layla Rae. Calista enjoys watching horror movies and collecting crystals. 
    Years in Practice:
    Sep 17, 2020
  • Amber

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

    Client Service Representative
    Years in Practice:
    Feb 26, 2021
  • 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