Dr. Wes Spangler is the co-owner and Medical Director of TotalBond Veterinary Hospital at Paw Creek and a Fear Free Certified veterinarian. He is originally from a small beef cattle farm in Southern Virginia and says that his time on the farm shaped his lifelong passion for animals. He completed he undergraduate work at Virginia Tech and earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from The Ohio State University in 2017. Dr. Spangler moved to the Gastonia area following graduation where he spent two years at our Forestbrook location as an associate veterinarian before moving to Paw Creek. His professional interests include cardiology, oncology, and surgery, as well as providing understandable, yet thorough, client education.
Outside of the hospital, Wes spends much of his time outdoors hiking, biking, kayaking, and more with his newly adopted dog, Shadow. He enjoys watching and playing music, exploring the area with friends, and just relaxing with his cat, Rikku, while watching Game of Thrones.
Rhonda is the Practice Manager at our PawCreek hospital. She started as a Customer Service Representative with TotalBond in 2014. Rhonda has two pets who keep her very busy: Punkin, a pug mix and Nova, a pit bull. She and her family love to travel, but especially love taking small day trips with the dogs. Nova loves to ride in the car, no matter where they go! Rhonda is passionate about customer care, making sure that each client’s needs are taken care of and their concerns are met with understanding. Rhonda is also Fear Free Certified, which means she'll help your pets with a fear-free experience when visiting PawCreek!
Shannon is a Registered Veterinary Technician and Fear Free Certified at PawCreek. She grew up in Charlotte, and currently lives in Cleveland County. Shannon graduated from Gaston College’s Veterinary Technology program in 2013 and achieved her RVT license shortly after. She and her husband have a 2-year-old Hound mix named Duke, a 7-year-old Chihuahua mix named Mason, a 10-year-old cat named June, and a 17-week-old kitten named Huckleberry. Shannon has loved animals since childhood, and chose to become a Veterinary Technician to be able to have a stronger voice for animals and their care.
Marissa is a Fear Free Certified Veterinary Technician who is one test away from becoming a Registered Veterinary Technician. She graduated from Gaston College's Veterinary Technician program in 2019, then spent her externship in South Africa. Marissa now resides in Gaston county with her fiancée and their 3 furbabies, a rescued min pin named Abbie, a chihuahua named Butters, and a chihuahua mix named Cooper. She also has a rescued tripod cat named Dunkin’ and a crested gecko who is named Reptar. In her free time she enjoys naps, thrifting, going to Dunkin‘ for iced coffee and spending time with her fiancée and family. Marissa has been nicknamed the “chihuahua whisperer” at PawCreek.
Miranda is one of our newly-promoted Veterinary Technicians, and started here at PawCreek in 2019. Miranda spends the majority of her time at the Gaston County Animal Shelter or playing with her own rescue kittens - Bella, Winnie and Nala. Miranda loves to kayak and hike, as well as pet-sit. Her passion has always been working with, and advocating for animals.
Cindy joined the PawCreek team in January of 2019. She has an extensive background in customer service and has a passion for animals, especially rescues. She has her own dog at home, Addie, a 7-year-old Beagle mix, who she adopted from CharMeck Animal Control. Cindy has been married 24 years and has two children. She is an integral part of the team at PawCreek, and makes sure our clients are met a friendly face, as well as care and compassion.
Adrienne has been with TotalBond for more than 20 years. She moved to the PawCreek location as a Customer Care Representative in 2017 and is Fear Free Certified. Adrienne loves welcoming pets and clients as they come through the doors. She is passionate about customer care and make sure the clients are taken care of, so their pets have the best experience possible. Adrienne loves working for TotalBond, and it shows in everything she does!
Kristen has been caring for the clients at PawCreek since May 2019. She has recently started learning more about the patient-care side of PawCreek, and thoroughly enjoys it! Kristen has a substantial background in customer service and truly goes out of her way to make each interaction she has with our clients her number one priority. Kristen doesn't have any pets herself, but often cares for Dr Spangler's pet, Cha'Deaux. She loves to hunt and fish, and spends her free time going on adventures with her son.
Kim is an Animal Caregiver here at Totalbond Pawcreek. She has been caring for our boarding and bathing pets since March 2019. Kim brings with her a wealth of knowledge in animal care giving. She has been in the field since June of 2016. She previously worked customer service and manager positions and decided that she wanted to pursue her dream of working with animals. She is currently attending Penn Foster online for her Veterinary Technician certification and hopes to complete her associates degree soon. Her utmost concern is the comfort and well being of all animals.