Abri Veterinary Hospital

Our Veterinary Team

We go above and beyond for your pet! Our team of veterinary doctors and staff will treat your pet as if it was their own.

Meet Our Team


Dr. Ackerman

Managing DVM

Dr. David Ackerman earned his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Virginia-Maryland Regional Veterinary College at Virginia Tech University.  Before coming to Abri Veterinary Hospital, Dr. Ackerman built, owned and operated a veterinary practice in western North Carolina for 24 years.  Dr Ackerman was then called to serve the State of North Carolina as Veterinary Diagnostic lab director for several years prior to joining Abri Veterinary Hospital.

Dr. David Ackerman has in-depth experience and has been practicing veterinary medicine for over 30 years.  Dr Ackerman expresses his love of animals and his passion for veterinary care by diagnosing, treating, performing surgery when needed and helping animal owners face the health and care challenges of their loving companions.

He currently resides in Elkin with his wife Alison with their three dogs; Scarlett, Frank and Clay. Their hobbies include beekeeping, rearing backyard chickens, hiking and kayaking.  They have two sons, Robert and Chris, with their wives and one grandson.

Dr. Ackerman is a member of the American Association of Veterinary Diagnosticians and the American and North Carolina Veterinary Medical Associations.

Dr. Ackerman serves his community in several capacities, including as a member of the Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital Board and Surry County Farmers Market Board of Directors.

Dr. Sandra McAvoy


Bio Coming Soon.

Support Staff


Lead Customer Service Rep.


Customer Service Rep.


Customer Service Rep.


Vet asst./Surgery asst.


Vet Asst./ Surgery Asst.


Lead Surgery Asst.


Vet Asst./ Surgery Asst.


Kennel Assistant