Meet Our People

Meet Our Staff

Margart Moncure, D.V.M.

Margee PhotoDr. Moncure moved to Fairview with her husband in 2003 after graduation from NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine. She worked as a spay/neuter surgeon, as an emergency vet, and as a small animal relief veterinarian in the area prior to the opening of Cedar Ridge Animal Hospital in 2012. She particularly enjoys providing neonatal care, dental care, surgery, and shelter medicine. When she isn’t at work, Dr. Moncure is busy raising her two children, gardening, and taking care of her dog, cats, and whatever other stray has wandered home with her. Her dog Molly is a rescued blue tick hound who is uncoordinated and slightly neurotic, but has a big heart and loves everybody. All of her cats are behaviorally challenged, and she kind of likes them that way.

Ted Wright, D.V.M.

Dr. Wright graduated from NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003 and moved to the Asheville area after graduation. Prior to opening Cedar Ridge Animal Hospital, he worked as both an equine and small animal veterinarian in Weaverville. His special interests include equine dentistry, emergency care, and internal medicine. Dr. Wright also enjoys client education as well as hosting students interested in pursuing a career in veterinary medicine. He lives in Fletcher with his wife and daughter. His four-legged family includes 3 horses, 2 dogs, 2 barn cats, 3 indoor cats and a mini-mule. His hobbies include tennis and all types of fishing.

Sarah Hargrove, D.V.M.

 Rounding out the NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine graduates,Dr. Hargrove finished her DVM in 2006.  Afterwards, she earned a MSc in Conservation Biology from the University of Kent in Canterbury, England.  She originally moved to the mountains to attend Warren Wilson College, and after Peace Corps in Tanzania, and forced interment in the flatlands for vet school, moved back to the area in 2008.

She has worked as a small animal and exotics vet, both full time and as relief.  She is interested in internal medicine, dental health, and working with less common species- both as pets and within wildlife conservation concerns.

In her free time, she practices yoga, rides her bike, and tries to garden (poorly) and work on our small cabin.  Being a responsible adult has put a damper on her international traveling, but she loves that at home, she has a mountain biking husband, a daughter and a dog. Both girls are 5 and really stinking cute.

Andrea Colburn, Veterinary Assistant

Andrea is originally from Pennsylvania and graduated from Shippensburg University with a BS in chemistry. She moved to NC to attend UNC-CH where she graduated with a MS in analytical chemistry. After moving to Asheville, she decided to leave chemistry and follow her heart into veterinary medicine. Andrea joins the team at Cedar Ridge Animal Hospital with 8 years experience as a veterinary assistant. Andrea worked at Humane Alliance Spay/Neuter Clinic for most of that time and eventually became a trainer for the NSNRT (National Spay/Neuter Response Team). During her time as a team trainer, Andrea traveled across the US teaching clinics how to operate in a high quality, high volume atmosphere. And because she is addicted to school, Andrea graduated from AB Tech in 2010 with a degree in Accounting.

 Andrea lives with her husband Ben and son Ryland in Alexander with 3 dogs: Katsu (a German Shepard rescued from ACN), Luna (black lab mix rescued from Madison County Shelter) and Mason (Golden Retriever/Shepard mix rescued from Yancey County Shelter) and 2 cats (Possum and Panda).

Dylan Kiser, Veterinary Assistant

Dylan, a North Carolina native, raises registered Black Hereford cattle and show cattle, as well as Boar goats. He loves to work with and show cattle all across the eastern part of the United States. Dylan is currently in school to get his Animal Science degree and he will eventually go on to vet school to become a food animal veterinarian. He believes that agriculture is what shapes the minds of young people and supports any and all FFA programs because they are the next generation of agriculturalists.

Betsy Nesbitt, Veterinary Assistant

Betsy was born in Aurora, Colorado and was raised in Charlotte, NC. The soft spot in her heart for little furry animals led her to begin her work in the veterinary field as a kennel assistant in high school. Betsy loved the veterinary field. She worked her way from kennel assistant to technician throughout the rest of high school and during summers as she attended UNC-Chapel Hill. She worked in Kentucky, Colorado and finally back to Charlotte as head technician.  Although planning to go to vet school, Betsy felt led to be a full-time wife and mother in 2004. Wanting to put her skills and passions to use but not wanting employment, she began to volunteer for the Animal Compassion Network in 2005. For eight years she managed their veterinary supplies and served as technician for their monthly intake and other events.

Curtis and Betsy were married in 2001. They have 5 blessings: Mary Grace, Luke, Maggie, Katie and Ian. They all live in Asheville with their furry friends, Opie, Billie, and Hank, where Betsy spends most days homeschooling, making food and holding down the fort! If she had more free time she would enjoy mountain biking, boating, water skiing, swimming and gardening.

Jessica Rogers, Veterinary TechnicianJess

Jess graduated from AB Tech in 2013 with an associates degree in Veterinary Technology. She was born and raised in Candler and currently lives in West Asheville with her two cats, two dogs and horse. She has a soft spot for herds of dramatic chi-weenie dogs and grumpy felines. In her spare time she rides her beloved horse, Micha, and memorizes Disney movies.

Emily Sepik, Veterinary Assistant, Receptionist

12321558_10153858960818387_6811274997109412076_nEmily, originally hailing from rural Maine, moved to Asheville in 2009, where she worked for Animal Compassion Network for a handful of years before deciding to pursue an interest in veterinary medicine. She attended Antioch College for her undergraduate degree and received her MFA from Columbia College Chicago. She makes photographs and videos, loves pitbulls & greyhounds, and is a recently retired Blue Ridge Rollergirl. In her spare time she now rollerskates in skate parks all over WNC with Chicks in Bowls Asheville. She shares her home with a rescue greyhound named Pendleton Pumpernickel and her first cat, a muted tortie named Gosling.

Terri Wilson, Veterinary Assistant

Terri is a native of Western North Carolina, born and raised in the Weaverville area and a graduate of North Buncombe High. She studied Marine Biology at UNC-Wilmington for two years, where she played on the women’s basketball team before transferring to UT-Knoxville and majoring in Animal Science and graduating with a BS in Agriculture. (No, she did not play basketball at UT, but felt honored on many occasions just to be in the same coliseum with the great, Pat Summit.) After college, she worked briefly with the USDA doing field research, before accepting a job as Assistant Farm Manager at Claxton Farm in Weaverville, NC.photo(4) In 1998, the first of her three beautiful children were born, and her focus switched quickly from full-time Assistant Farm Manager to full-time mom. Gratefully, her role at Claxton Farm was able to take on more of a part time position, adjusting to the demands of a stay-at-home mom, and she has been blessed to hold both positions for the last 14 years. She feels equally blessed and grateful to be given the opportunity to be part of the amazing team at Cedar Ridge. In her spare time, Terri enjoys being outdoors, running, gardening, horseback riding, hiking, letter-boxing, camping, or shooting hoops. Terri and her three children, 3 dogs, 2 cats, 2 1/2 horses (one is a mini), and 3 llamas are grateful to, once again, call Weaverville home.

Rachel Wingo, Receptionist

Rachel and AceRachel is from the NC foothills and has degrees in Psychology, Religion/Philosophy, and Women’s Studies. She “retired” after 9 years in Mental Health and Social Work to pursue non-profit interests and join her husband Drew in the bike industry.  When she’s not at Cedar Ridge, you can find Rachel riding in the mountains with Trestle, their Pibble Pisgah Princess. Rachel and Drew are also proud parents to two very special four-legged sons Archibald Mac and Founder Man Pants. No matter where Rachel goes or what she does, there will always be a stray animal around to make their lives interesting.