Our Veterinarians

The Kings Mountain Animal Clinic team of skilled veterinarians welcomes you to our practice. Proudly serving the Collinsville and areas. At Kings Mountain Animal Clinic, 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. Joseph A. May

Dr. Joseph A. May is a co-managing DVM at King's Mountain Animal Clinic. He attended Virginia Tech and graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 1973. He attended the University of Georgia and graduated with honors in 1976. He then lived in Maryland and worked for a year in a 4 Doctor mixed animal practice. Dr. May established his own practice, King's Mountain Animal Clinic, in Collinsville Virginia on June 13th 1977. Dr. May enjoys both medicine and surgery. He performs most of the more advanced surgeries at our hospital, such as cruciate repairs, feline thyroid surgery and ear trims. Dr. May especially enjoys spending time with his family.


Dr. Hiedi Orr

Dr. Heidi Orr is a co-managing DVM at King's Mountain Animal Clinic. She received her undergraduate degree in Biology from West Virginia University in 1996. Go Mountaineers!!! In 2000, she graduated from Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine in Tuskegee, Alabama. She has made Collinsville, Virginia her permanent home. She is very happy living in a smaller town because she enjoys getting to know her patients and their families on a more personal basis. In her spare time, she enjoys scrapbooking and spending time with her family and friends. She has recently had a beautiful baby girl, Madeline Jade. Madeline was born on May 12, 2008. Hiedi and Madeline share their home with Carmen Louise, a Jack Russell Terrier, and three cats, Binks, Calvin, and Patches.


Dr. Catherine DeMott

Dr. Catherine DeMott has been with our clinic since the winter of 1996. She was a pre-vet at Va. Tech and earned her B.S. in biology and also a Member of Charter class at VA-MD regional College of Veterinary Medicine graduating in 1984. She worked in Richmond at a 3 Doctor small animal practice for 10 years and a small animal practice in Lynchburg for a year. Dr. DeMott has an interest in exotic animals such as birds, rabbits, snakes and iguanas. She is pictured here with one of our "in house" cats.


Dr. Emily Lawrence

Dr. Emily Lawrence is an associate veterinarian at King’s Mountain Animal clinic. She has worked as a part of the KMAC team since 2008, but stepped into the role of veterinarian in July of 2013. She is a native of Franklin County, Virginia. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences from Virginia Tech in 2008. She then went on to start her veterinary curriculum at St. George’s University in Grenada, West Indies. After spending 3 semesters there, she then transferred to the University of Georgia where she completed her D.V.M. degree with a mixed animal emphasis in May of 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, travelling, 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.