1100 US 441 N


(828) 497-3401

Cherokee Animal Care Clinic


Cherokee Animal Care Clinic is a full service veterinary clinic and will take both emergency cases as well as less urgent medical, surgical, and dental issues. All of our World Class Veterinarians are experienced in all types of conditions and treatments. Beyond first rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and a very calm environment so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting their Doctor!

We have a number of resources for you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Browse around and look at our articles and pet videos. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention. If you want to ask a question call (828)497-3401 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our Whittier office is very easy to get to, and you can find directions on our Contact Us page. You can also subscribe to our newsletter which is created especially for all pet owners. In between your veterinary visits, your pet will benefit from you reading these free informative articles.

   At Cherokee Animal Care Clinic we treat your pets like the valued family members they are!


           Dr. Robbie McLeod                           Dr. Lina Rodriguez                             Dr. Jenny Gibson 

                                                                     1100 US 441 North. 

                                                                    Whittier, NC 28789

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       (828)497-3401 (phone line)

                                                                (828)492-2252 (text line)

                                                         [email protected]


Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule


8:30 am-5:00 pm


8:30 am-5:00 pm


8:30 am-5:00 pm


8:30 am-5:00 pm


8:30 am-5:00 pm





Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • DR.
    Robbie McLeod
    Owner/Head Veterinarian

    Dr. Robbie loves every aspect of being able to serve the people and pets of Western North Carolina! A 1998 Graduate of NC State University, Dr. Robbie opened Cherokee Animal Care Clinic in 2009 and has been honored and humbled to have been able to care for the furry family members of so many in our community and all over WNC!

  • DR.
    Lina Rodriguez
    Associate Veterinarian

    Dr. Lina has been with Cherokee Animal Care Clinic for over 3 years and we are thrilled to have her! A 2021 Graduate of The University of Tennessee, Dr. Lina has chosen Western North Carolina as her home. Dr. Lina is skilled in all aspects of Veterinary Medicine and even loves to see all kinds of exotic pets! ' I love the people and pets of Cherokee , NC! What a wonderful area to be able to be able to live and work!'

  • DR.
    Jenny Gibson

    Dr. Gibson joined our team in 2013 and is a 1996 graduate of LSU's College of Veterinary Medicine. Following graduation she returned home to practice at a small animal clinic in Pensacola, FL. After eleven years she decided it was time for a change and came to the beautiful mountains of North Carolina. 'I have a passion for small animal general practice with special interests in dermatology and feline medicine. My husband and I are currently raising 3 cats and 1 dog.  During my free time, I enjoy landscaping and refurbishing our home, as well as exploring and enjoying beautiful Western North Carolina.'

  • Kristee Kaye
    Vice President

    Kristee Kaye and her family have been raising Paso Fino show horses in Cullowhee, NC for the past 30 years. Their farm has produced some of the top show horses in the Country.  In May of  2009 Kristee, along with Dr. Robbie McLeod teamed up together to open Cherokee Animal Care Clinic, in Whittier. “I wanted to combine my love of animals and business back ground to help other people in the community. I am so fortunate to work every day with a team of people that care as much about the well-being of pet’s and their owners as I do.”Kristee has 9 year old twin daughters, Katherine and Elizabeth and furry children Roxie (beagle/border collie), Hooligan (Cat).

  • Kristin Chambers
    Practice Manager

    After being a long time client, we were very fortunate to have Kristin join our clinic in early 2015. Kristin, was born and raised on the Cherokee Indian Reservation and is a true animal lover. We were all very proud of her, as Kristin just graduated with an Associates Degree in Medical Office Administration.

  • head Technican
    Amanda Long
    Head/Lead Technican

    Amanda has been with us at Cherokee Animal Care Clinic since we opened in 2009! Her skill level as a Veterinary Technician is second to none and we are absolutely beyond Blessed to have her as a part of the CACC family!   

  • Mayson Frady
    Veterinary Assistant

    We are so thrilled to have Mayson here with us at Cherokee Animal Care Clinic! Mayson started with us many years ago as a Kennel Technician and quickly worked her way to Reception and is now also a Veterinary Assistant, while working on her degree in Veterinary Technologies! You will see Mayson at both our Cherokee and Bryson City Locations!


    Amie came to  be a part of the Cherokee Animal Care Clinic family over 5 years ago and we are extremely blessed to have her! Starting out as a Kennel Technician and part time receptionist, Amie skyrocketed to a full time reception position and is now our Reception Manager! Amie also works as a Veterinary Assistant and is a crucial part of the CACC Family!

  • Jason Huelster
    Head Kennel Technican

    Jason has been with the Cherokee Animal Care Family for several years and we are so thankful to have him! A Military Veteran, Jason has dedicated himself to leading the team that provides wonderful care to all of the boarding pets, as well as the ones that are here for medical treatment. 





Read What Our Clients Say

  • "The best vet clinic around. They listen to your concerns, your needs, and wants for your fur babies. They treat your pets like there own. I highly recommend going to them for all of you fur babies needs"
    Sheena Craig
  • "These folks went above and beyond to help an out of town visitor help with a puppy who decided to do a flying nun impression from a second floor bedroom. The staff were kind, helpful and thorough. We were fortunate that the pup was not seriously injured.
    I can tell you this...if you're in the area, I would highly recommend Cherokee Animal
    Care as a primary pet health provider.
    Thank you for helping me and my pup!"
    Terri Jenkins
  • "A stray cat came to our house with a broken leg so we called the animal care clinic and they took him in with no questions asked! They said if he tested negative for feline leukemia then they would fix him up and get him adopted out 😀 I called the next day and he's on the schedule to get his leg amputated and they're getting him fixed up! I couldn't be more grateful for them!"
    April Booth
  • "Wonderful and caring people for our pets. I always use the Animal care clinic for my kitty, unless its a Emergency and they can't see him...wonderful experience every time so far....I would highly recommend...Thank you all so very much for taking care of our Best Friend's for life...."
    Sherry Price
  • "My almost six month old puppy Banshee was terrified of her vet visit, but the staff was very sweet and let us wait in the exam room so the other dogs wouldn't stress her out more. They were very gentle and compassionate. It gives me peace of mind knowing she's in good hands."
    Brooke Karma
  • "Absolutely great people to take care of your Fur-Babies. We have been very pleased with this Veterinary Office. We get all of our dogs monthly Meds there. We Highly Recommend if you live in 10 miles or so you should take your family pets to get anything you need."
    Joe Collins
  • "I love this vet! Dr. Robbie is the best! Great staff also! The staff is so caring. I had to board my two cats while I was in the process of moving and they took great care of them! Not only that I was worried because my cat wasn't breathing well and she ended up having asthma and Dr. Robbie did everything to get her back to feeling better. My baby is doing great!!"
    Elmo B. (Whittier, NC)

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