At Lawndale Veterinary Hospital we understand that your pets are an important part of your life. Our highly trained staff will treat you and your pets with professionalism and courtesy while providing you with the very best veterinary care available. Our full-service practice offers a variety of services intended to promote your pet’s overall health and longevity. It is our privilege to care for you and your pets, so call today to learn about our services or schedule an appointment
Karyn Waterman, DVM: Practice Owner
Dr. Waterman is one of Lawndale Veterinary Hospital’s practice owners. She received her degree in veterinary medicine from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1999. Her first experience working in the field of veterinary medicine actually came during high school, when she worked as a kennel attendant for Lawndale Veterinary Hospital. In 2003, Dr. Waterman returned to Lawndale, this time as a practicing veterinarian. In 2007, she and Dr. Crawford purchased the hospital from the previous owner. Since that time she has enjoyed developing long-lasting patient and client relationships. Dr. Waterman’s veterinary interests include dermatology, feline practice and pain management, to name a few. Dr. Waterman also values being able to contribute back to the veterinary and local community. She is a member of the NCSU-College of Veterinary Medicine Alumni Board of Directors, a volunteer with Urban Ministry, and the volunteer lead surgeon for the Feral Cat Assistance Program (FCAP) and Forgotten Felines of Forsyth (FFF). Dr. Waterman lives with her family, two cats, and three dogs in Oak Ridge. In her free time, she enjoys running, swimming, volunteering, and spending time with her family.
Kenny Crawford, DVM: Practice Owner
Dr. Crawford is also one of the owners of Lawndale Veterinary Hospital. He graduated from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 1985 with a BA in Zoology. Dr. Crawford remains a big Carolina fan to this day! He obtained his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1989. He is a member of Phi Zeta Veterinary Honor Society. Dr. Crawford began his commitment to Lawndale Veterinary Hospital as an Associate Veterinarian in 1992. In 2007, he and Dr. Waterman purchased the hospital from the previous owner. Dr. Crawford has since developed many bonds and formed great relationships with so many of Lawndale’s clients. Dr. Crawford has a variety of veterinary interests, some of which include ultrasound, exotic medicine, soft tissue and orthopedic surgery, and reproductive medicine. Dr. Crawford is an active member of his church, and he spends his free time trail running, mountain biking, and kayaking. Dr. Crawford and his wife, Sonya, have two sons: Seth and Luke. They share their home with their two dogs, Bodie and Huck. They enjoy hiking the Appalachian Trail and spending time with their granddaughters, Cartland and Eleanor.
Carrie Jelovich, DVM
Jelovich was born in Syracuse, NY and attended undergraduate at North Carolina State University where she graduated with a BS in Biology in 1994. She received her degree in veterinary medicine from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1998. After nine years of working in a small animal practice, she joined Lawndale Veterinary Hospital in October 2006. Since that time she has enjoyed meeting and taking care of so many of Lawndale’s patients. Dr. Jelovich (who also goes by ‘Dr. J.’) loves dogs, especially Schnauzers. She currently has a Schnauzer named Bucket. Her main veterinary interests include dermatology and internal medicine. Dr. J’s time is shared between practicing high quality medicine, her son, Cole, and her football team, the Philadelphia Eagles. She also enjoys reading, water skiing, watching football games, and spending time with her family.
Tricia Burnett, DVM
Dr. Burnett grew up in Atlanta, GA and attended college at Loyola University in New Orleans, LA. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 2000. Dr. Burnett practiced small animal medicine in Greensboro for six years prior to joining Novartis Animal Health as a Technical Services Veterinarian. During her seven years with Novartis, Dr. Burnett continued to practice medicine as a relief veterinarian on weekends and volunteered at community outreach vaccine clinics. She has been a dedicated volunteer surgeon for Feral Cat Assistance Program (FCAP) since 2000. Dr. Burnett enjoys many aspects of general veterinary practice, including soft tissue surgery and dermatology. Dr. Burnett loves to travel and lived in Sydney, Australia for over a year. She enjoys tennis, quilting and making jewelry. She has two mixed breed dogs named Elby D and Momo.
Karen McGlothlin, DVM, PhD, MS
Dr. McGlothlin is originally from Kingsport, TN. She obtained her BS and MS degrees in Biological Sciences from East Tennessee State University. After receiving her PhD in Zoology from Clemson University, she became a biology professor at the University of the South, in Sewanee, TN. After six years of teaching, she realized she still wanted to pursue her childhood dream of becoming a veterinarian. Dr. McGlothlin was accepted into Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, where she earned her DVM in 2007. Dr. McGlothlin practiced at a small animal hospital in Crossville, TN for nine years before moving to North Carolina. She enjoys the challenges of all aspects of veterinary medicine, with special interests in geriatric and internal medicine. Dr. McGlothlin lives in Burlington with her favorite orange cat, Charlie Firt, and three dogs: Beatrix Kiddo, a Pit Bull; Goldie, a Labrador Retriever mix; and Rose, a Labrador Retriever. In her spare time, she loves walking, hiking, and reading. Dr. McGlothlin is very excited about coming on board with Lawndale Veterinary Hospital – she thoroughly enjoys being part of a clinic with a strong focus on teamwork. And, she can’t wait to meet all her new patients (and their owners!)
Dr. Conlon is originally from upstate New York. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame and then worked in government and corporate communications in Washington, DC, Canada and the Caribbean. After several years, she decided to return to school and attended Virginia Tech, obtaining her veterinary degree in 2004. She practiced mixed animal medicine and lived on a farm with her fainting goats for several years outside of Lexington, KY before joining Novartis Animal Health. At Novartis, she held multiple roles focused on educating veterinarians on heartworm prevention, dermatology and pain management. Because of her current work at IDEXX laboratories, she has a passion for educating veterinarians, their medical teams, and most important, pet owners, on the value of diagnostics to more effectively identify the source of a pet’s illness or to uncover problems earlier to ensure better management and a longer, healthier life. Dr. Conlon lives in Greensboro, just a few miles from the hospital, with her husband and daughter, along with a pug, Beckham, German Shephard mix, Scout, and voluptuous cat, Fern. They also have bees and plan to introduce chickens soon. She loves working at Lawndale because of the fantastic medical team that always puts the pet first and to spend time with so many wonderful pets and their parents. When not working, she loves to run and bicycle, see movies and read, eat the great meals her husband cooks and think of excuses to see her daughter at college.
Dr. Hesters is originally from Ohio but has resided in North Carolina for over 30 years. Prior to attending North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine, she earned her BA in business and an MBA. She was a Captain in the U.S. Army from 1984-1988 where she met her now husband, Allan, whom she has been married to for 31 years. Dr. Hesters owned her own veterinary hospital for six years but she is now enjoying her semi-retirement as a relief veterinarian. Her hobbies include spinning, reading, road biking, golfing, and walking Huey, her brown dog.