Our Team – Our Doctors
Paul Hinkle, D.V.M.
Roger Tessneer, D.V.M.
Dr. Tessneer graduated from NC State University in 1975 with a B.S. degree in animal science. From there he obtained his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Auburn University in 1980. He owned and operated three practices in Gastonia for many years before coming to Hinkle’s Pet Hospital in 2008. He is our dental guru.
Dr. Tessneer is an incredible chef and keeps us all well fed. He enjoys cooking, gardening, hunting/fishing and singing in his church choir.
Rod Eddings, D.V.M.
Dr. Rod Eddings joined our staff in February 2012 and hails from Nebraska. He has practiced for 30 years primarily with pet animals. Having relatives in the Carolinas, Dr. Eddings decided to move to God’s country.
He enjoys archery, hunting, and fishing. He and his wife are tolerated by their German Shepherd cross, Syrus; and three cats, Sarah, Petey, and Junior.
Our Team – Our Technicians
An ex-cornhusker moved here from Wahoo Nebraska in 1999 and hasn’t been able to escape since. Wayne started at Hinkle’s Pet Hospital as a veterinary technician in August of 2011. Has a soft spot for the little ones and regularly tortures Captain Jack Sparrow by getting the spots his ghost leg can’t reach! Has two “babies,” Xena the warrior Pomahua Princess, and Shiva, the feline ice queen.
Nancy has worked in the veterinary field for 30+ years. She worked with Dr. C.E. Cox when she was a teenager and has continued in the field of veterinary medicine ever since. Nancy loves all animals and has a small farm which includes horses, chickens, dogs, cats, and a spoiled goat. Her hobbies include horseback riding and raising orphaned animals.
Catherine has been working in veterinary hospitals for several years. She resides with her husband Keith and 2 boys, Harvey and Thatcher. She has 2 dogs and 3 horses, Booboo, Star, and Salem. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family by the creek.
Sarah was born and raised in small-town friendly. She has worked at Hinkle’s since April of 2016 and loves her job very much. Sarah is currently attending Isothermal Community College in hopes to obtain her certification as a Veterinarian Technician. In her spare time, she enjoys the outdoors and photography. Sarah currently has 4 fur babies, two blue heelers and two cats.
Our Team – Our Front Office
Amanda K. Rash
Amanda has lived in Rutherford County her entire life and couldn’t imagine living anywhere else. She has worked in the health care profession for over 19 years with 16 years of management experience. During this time she received her X- ray Technician Certification, Chiropractic Assistant certification, Insurance billing/coding, she served as a medical technician and for 3 years as a specimen processor. Amanda started working at Hinkle’s pet hospital in 2015 part-time and has since transitioned into a full-time position. She has 2 daughters Katelyn and Madison a son-in-law Tyler and 2 grandbabies. Amanda is married to Scott Rash, D.C. and she loves spending time with family, friends and looks forward to learning new things and meeting new people.
Susan Currently resides in Rutherford County with her husband Michael and her three fur babies- Jasper, Bella, and Phoebe. Susan has worked in a veterinarian Office setting for over 15 years, in which 5 of those are with Hinkle’s Pet Hospital. Susan’s hobbies include reading and spending time her 3 grandchildren, who are the love of her life.
Our Team – Our Kennel Assistants
Kennel Attendant Manager
Ray King Jr.