Our Veterinarians

The Kings Mountain Animal Clinic team of skilled veterinarians and staff welcome you to our practice. We have proudly served Collinsville and the surrounding areas since 1977. At Kings Mountain Animal Clinic, it is our daily privilege to provide quality, compassionate, competent veterinary care to your cherished pet. We want to have a positive impact on our patients, pet owners, and the local community.


Dr. Joseph A. May

Dr. Joseph A. May is the founder of King's Mountain Animal Clinic. He attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute and graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 1973. He received his DVM degree from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated with honors in 1976. He then lived in Maryland and worked for one year in a four doctor, mixed animal practice. Dr. May established his own practice, King's Mountain Animal Clinic, in Collinsville, Virginia on June 13, 1977. Dr. May enjoys both internal medicine and surgery. He performs most of the more advanced surgeries at our hospital, such as anterior cruciate repairs and orthopedic surgeries. Dr. May enjoys hunting, fishing, travelling, and spending time with his four children and their families. He resides in Collinsville with his wife, Juanita, and their dogs, Jessie and Poo.


Dr. Hiedi Orr

Dr. Hiedi Orr is the managing veterinarian at King's Mountain Animal Clinic. She received her undergraduate degree in Biology from West Virginia University in 1996. Go Mountaineers!!! She received her DVM degree from Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine in Tuskegee, Alabama in 2000. Since then she has made Collinsville, Virginia her permanent home. She enjoys getting to know her patients and their families on a more personal basis. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She resides in Stanleytown with her husband, Steve Cooper, and her children, Tyler and Madeline. They have three cats, Patches, N.C., and Lefty. She enjoys internal medicine, dentistry, and soft tissue surgery.


Dr. Catherine DeMott

Dr. Catherine DeMott has been with our clinic since the winter of 1996. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Dr. DeMott was a member of the charter class of Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine graduating in 1984. She worked in Richmond at a three doctor, small animal practice for ten years and a small animal practice in Lynchburg for one year. Dr. DeMott enjoys treating cats and dogs, but she also has an interest in exotic animals such as birds, rabbits, snakes and iguanas. In her spare time, she enjoys Breyerfest and Renaissance Festivals. Dr. DeMott is also an accomplished singer and has participated in local open mike nights. Dr. DeMott resides in Bassett with the husband, Greg Porter, and their three cats, Whatsis, Tenzing, and Poosh.


Dr. Emily Lawrence

Dr. Emily Lawrence has been a part of the King’s Mountain Animal clinic team since 2008, but stepped into the role of veterinarian in July 2013. She is a native of Franklin County, Virginia. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 2008. She started her veterinary curriculum at St. George’s University in Grenada, West Indies. After spending three semesters in Grenada, she transferred to the University of Georgia where she completed her DVM degree, with an emphasis in mixed animal, in May 2013. Professionally, her interests include developing more advanced surgical skills as well as practicing large animal medicine whenever there is an opportunity. In her spare time, Dr. Lawrence enjoys doing anything outdoors, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.


Dr. Hillary Rader

Hillary Rader became the newest associate veterinarian at King’s Mountain Animal Clinic in June 2014. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia in 2008. She then attended veterinary school at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California and graduated with her doctorate in 2014. Her professional interests include internal medicine and soft tissue surgery. In her free time Hillary enjoys watching ice hockey (especially the Pittsburgh Penguins), playing with her two adorable corgis (Caper & Oliver), and spending time with her family and friends.