Our Staff

At Rolesville Veterinary Hospital, we understand that you and your pets share a beautiful friendship. That’s why we’re passionate about caring for animals. Our friendly veterinarians and staff are committed to providing your pets with the absolute best care.

Dr. HummelJennifer Hummel, DVM

Dr. Jennifer Hummel is a Wilson, North Carolina native with more than 14 years of experience practicing veterinary medicine. She came to Rolesville Veterinary Hospital in 2008 and specializes in care for dogs, cats, and exotic animals.

Dr. Hummel’s passions include surgery, emergency medicine and integrative veterinary medicine (acupuncture, herbal & food therapy). Her training in surgery has been thru completing courses such as the NAVC institute in stifle repair, courses through orthomed and arthrexx in stifle and hip luxation using the modified maquete procedure (MMP cruciate repair) and advanced soft tissue surgery through various conferences. Her goal is to be able to provide advanced surgical procedures and medical treatments for animals and their owners at an affordable price.

She is currently completing her certification in canine and feline acupuncture and plans to continue on to receive certification in food therapy and herbal therapy as well. She is a USDA accredited veterinarian. Dr. Hummel has also received certification/training from Vet Stem in stem cell regenerative medicine. She is excited about the opportunities that integrative veterinary medicine can bring to her feline and canine patients.

When she is not working she enjoys spending time chasing her daughter Quinn and being surrounded by her pets – especially her 140lb bloodhound, Duke. She enjoys being active through training with camp gladiator and running terrain races (some with Quinn). She completed her spartan trifecta in 2018. She also enjoys the quieter aspect of yoga and just spending time with friends and

Shanna Baker, DVM

Dr. Shanna Baker, DVM, was born and raised in Greenville, NC where she developed her love of animals. She had horses, dogs, cats, pocket pets and fish starting at a very early age. She always knew she wanted to be a veterinarian. She worked for Greenville Veterinary Hospital from the time she was fifteen through college. She obtained a BS degree in Biology from East Carolina University and proceeded to Veterinary School here in Raleigh at North Carolina State University graduating in the class of 1997.

After veterinary school, Dr. Baker moved to Mississippi to do a three year combined Internship/Residency program at Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine specializing in Equine medicine and surgery. Although academics were fascinating and teaching students was rewarding she desired to be in private practice where she could form long lasting relationships with clients. She worked for Deer Creek Veterinary Service in Powhatan, VA for six years before returning to the triangle area. She worked for 3H Veterinary Hospital for nine years before finding her home here at Rolesville Veterinary Hospital beginning October of 2014.

Dr. Baker lives in Willow Spring and has a small farm where she has a few horses, a few goats, a mini pig, 2 dogs, 3 cats, 2 ferrets and various reptiles. She loves gardening and spending time at the river and the beach in her spare time. She also enjoys horseback riding and camping.

Dr. SawyerColleen Sawyer, DVM

Dr. Sawyer earned her DVM degree with honors from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2009. She was granted membership to Phi Zeta, the Veterinary Honors Society, for academic achievement. After veterinary school, she completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in Blacksburg, Virginia. She has been in private practice ever since. Dr. Sawyer’s veterinary interests include feline medicine, dentistry, ultrasound, and nutrition.

Dr. Sawyer graduated cum laude from Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri with a B.S. in Biology and a minor in Military Science in 1997. She then served in the United States Army Medical Service Corps, where she achieved the rank of Captain. While in the 82nd Airborne Division, she became a Jumpmaster, earned her Senior Parachutist badge, and served overseas in Afghanistan. Outside of work, she enjoys cycling, running, and swimming. She and her husband Robert have two cats (Scruffy Cat and Abby) and one dog (a yellow lab named Summer).

MelissaMelissa, Practice Manager

Melissa has been working in veterinary medicine for more than 20 years. She and her husband Chris have a very spoiled beagle named Mabel. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and always looks forward to college basketball. (GO DUKE!!!) She also enjoys making cakes. Melissa feels blessed to have a job that she has so much passion for.

BrookeBrooke, Veterinary Technician

“Only a person who loves a challenge would take on patients who can’t tell them where it hurts.”

Brooke became a Licensed Veterinary Technician in 2006 after graduating from North Virginia Community College. After moving to North Carolina and spending a few (too many) years as a stay-at-home mom, she decided to return to veterinary medicine. Brooke became a Registered Veterinary Technician and has been with RVH since April 2015. Her favorite parts of the job are anesthesia, surgery and helping coworkers learn new things. She lives in Rolesville with her amazing husband, Jared, and crazy kids, Austin & Eliza. They have one dog, Shelby. Brooke loves to read, drink coffee, watch college football (Hokies & Fighting Irish), travel as much as possible, and take naps.

CloeCloe, Veterinary Assistant

Cloe is a native of North Carolina.  She has worked with animals for over 20 years.  She is married and has one four-legged daughter.

HannahHannah, Veterinary Assistant

Hannah has been working in veterinary medicine for 4 years.  She has been with Roleville Veterinary Hospital since January 2015.  She is currently in school to get her credentials to be a certified technician.  She and her husband Ethan enjoy spoiling their dogs and horses.  In her free time, Hannah loves to ride her horse and spend time with her family.  Taking time out of her day to help animals is what she LOVES!

GabbyGabby, Veterinary Assistant

Gabby has always loved animals since she was a little girl.  She has been in the veterinary field for over six years.  Helping people and taking care of their animals has always been her passion.  Gabby is a North Carolina native and recently moved back from Canada with her dog, Magic.  She is happy to be a part of the Rolesville Veterinary Hospital family.

KristineKristine, Veterinary Assistant

Kristine grew up in Mebane, NC with her parents and older brother. They always had different kinds of animals growing up; it was like a zoo!  That’s where her love for animals started. She attended NC State University where she got a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science. She has a beautiful Husky mix, Lily, that she rescued and has been completely in love with ever since! Kristine also has a bearded dragon named Harry who she loves holding at the end of the day when decompressing after a long day at work. She started working at Rolesville Veterinary Hospital in July of 2014 and has loved working there ever since!

TraceyTracey, Receptionist

Moving to Wake Forest from Florida in 2015 with her husband and three Schnauzers, Tracey has had a long history of working with animals. As the President of the largest no-kill shelter/sanctuary in SW Florida, she was responsible for all aspects of the fundraising, medical care, rescue and adoption of over 500 cats and dogs per year. Tracey has been part of the Rolesville Veterinary Hospital since 2016.

CarryCarry, Receptionist

Carry is from Middlesex, NC and is a graduate from Appalachian State University with a BS in Theatre Education and a BA in Creative Writing. She’s owned various different animals in her life and was always “that kid” who came home with something she found in the woods asking, “Mom, can I keep it??”
Besides working at Rolesville Vet, she is also the Lead House Manager and Volunteer Coordinator for Burning Coal Theatre in Raleigh where she also does free-lance Stage Management and Directing work.

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