Dr. Kelly Holding
Kelly was born and raised in Wake Forest, North Carolina and is excited to be a part of the community that helped her become who she is today. Ever since she was little, she has always been around animals and enjoyed caring for them. If she wasn’t playing sports, then she was volunteering with equine rescue league horses, caring for neighbors’ cats, dogs, birds and small pocket pets.
After graduating high school, Kelly went on to pursue a bachelors degree in Animal Science with a minor in Nutrition at North Carolina State University. During this time, Kelly was a teacher’s assistant for NCSU’s small animal anatomy and physiology where her love and aspiration for educating people was instilled. She participated in research studies with nutrition in angus bull calves and presented her results at symposiums. Kelly also worked for local small animal hospitals and assisted in working alongside the chief veterinarian at the N.C. Museum of Life and Science, where she furthered her knowledge in exotic species. While there, she even aided in research studies involving anesthesia for scorpions.
As her love for animals deepened, Kelly next attended North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine where she graduated in May of 2020. Go Wolfpack! During her time at NCSU she developed a passion for small animal dermatology, dentistry and nutrition. She became Fear Free Certified and appreciates working with all pets, valuing each and every one of them.
In Kelly’s free time, she enjoys traveling, spending time outdoors, fishing, playing sports, attending concerts, playing the piano and baking. You can find her at any new opening of a local restaurant or out and about the town having fun with friends and family. She lives with two happy-go-lucky dogs; Mason, an 8 year old toy Australian Shepherd who is too smart for his own good, and a gentle giant Axle, who is a 5 year old Pitbull. Kelly looks forward to giving back to the community while compassionately caring for each and every pet she meets.