Our Veterinarians

The Appalachian-New River Veterinary Associates team of skilled veterinarians welcomes you to our practice. Proudly serving the Boone area. At Appalachian-New River Veterinary Associates, it is our daily privilege to provide quality vet care to your cherished pet, with compassion and competence. We hope to ensure a positive impact on our patients, pet owners and the local community.


Dr. Cathy Kreis

Appalachian New River Veterinary Associates is delighted to have Dr. Cathy Kreis onboard as managing veterinarian. Dr. Kreis graduated from Cornell University in 1993. She has lived and worked as a veterinarian in New York, East Africa, and North Carolina. Her special, professional interests include canine and feline internal medicine, geriatric medicine and ultrasonography. Cathy, her husband Wynand, and their two sons live in Boone. Her personal interests include running, kick boxing, writing and gardening.


Dr. Randall McAdams

Dr. Randall McAdams is a 1993 graduate of Mississippi State University, College of Veterinary Medicine. He has been practicing with Appalachian-New River since 1997. His professional interests include soft-tissue surgery, ultrasonography, dentistry, and diseases of the ear. Randall and his wife, Suzanne, have three sons and make their home in Valle Crucis. His personal interests and activities include rock-climbing, golf, cooking, and chauffeuring his sons to their myriad activities. He is also a Cub Scout den leader in his sons' Cub Scout pack.


Dr. Susan Mervin

Dr. Susan Mervin graduated from Kansas State University in 1996. Following graduation, she completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Auburn University. Her professional interests include internal medicine, oncology, soft tissue surgery, and dentistry. Dr. Mervin joined ANRVA in August 2014. She and her family have lived in Boone for several years – and love the area and all of the outdoor activities and natural beauty it affords.