Dr. Harris has been an animal lover since she was a small child. She grew up in Rock Hill, SC where her family household was always full of animals. She attended Clemson University where she majored in Animal and Veterinary Sciences and was very active in the pre-veterinary programs. After graduating from Clemson, she attended Mississippi State College of Veterinary Medicine where she received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. Following graduation, she performed a small animal rotating internship with a local referral and emergency hospital. In July of 2015, she joined the TotalBond family and has loved every minute of it.
Dr. Harris has followed in her families footsteps and currently has two dogs (Paisley and Charlie) and two cats (Webster and Noodle), all of whom are rescues. In her free time when she is not at work she enjoys, cooking, reading, being outdoors, and spending time with her family and friends.
Dr. Jodi Werfal
Dr. Jodi Werfal began her interest in veterinary medicine through a mentor program in high school. She then went on to obtain a degree in Veterinary Technology in 1984. Dr. Werfal graduated from Louisiana State University in 1991. Since that time, she has worked with TotalBond Veterinary Hospitals and became the director of Bethel Animal HealthCare Hospital in 1994. Her special area of interest is in all aspects of small animal surgery, including laser surgery.
Dr. Werfal has always been active in community projects. Dr. Werfal has 2 daughters, both of whom are currently attending college. Her husband Greg, who is also a veterinarian. When away from the office, Dr. Werfal enjoys hiking, gardening, traveling and tending to the family menagerie of pets.
Dr. Caitlin Tipton
I am originally from Troy, Michigan. I attended Michigan State University for my undergraduate degree and attended Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Immediately after graduation my husband and I achieved our dream of moving to the beautiful state of North Carolina. We had our first child May 2017 and also have a German Shepherd Mix named Heidi and a cat named Ninya. I have been with TotalBond since 2014 and am honored to be given the opportunity to care for your pet.
Dr. Emily Messner
Dr. Messner’s veterinary career comes from two passions- one being the joy of helping others to learn and understand, the other from a fascination with living systems. She earned her bachelor’s degree in biology at the University of Arkansas, then returned to her home state of Oklahoma and earned her DVM from Oklahoma State University’s College of Veterinary Health Sciences in 2014.
She first came to TotalBond Veterinary Hospitals even prior to graduating veterinary school, spending several weeks as a student extern during her senior year. It seemed such the right fit that she subsequently joined TBVH family the following spring as an associate, rotating between the different hospital locations. In the summer of 2015 she became established at TBVH’s Mountain Island Lake Clinic and sister hospital, Paw Creek. In 2017, she was excited to move to Bethel - being TotalBond's busiest location. She relishes this, as she is eager to help as many pets as possible.
The areas of practice that she most enjoys include behavior, dermatology, preventative care, internal medicine.
She is owned by a 7 year old Beagle-mix, Belle, adopted from the Fayetteville Animal Shelter in Arkansas and has been a terrific travel companion ever since. She and her husband, Dylan, enjoy letting her nose lead us through the hiking trails of North Carolina. They (not including
Belle) are also active members of the Gaston County Jaycees.