Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Glade Creek Animal Hospital in Sparta! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Please call us at 336-372-4224 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

Meet Our Veterinarians

Michelle R. Tompkins, DVM

Dr. Tompkins grew up in Greensboro, NC and first learned to love Veterinary Medicine by cleaning up after animals while she attended High School at Caldwell Academy. She moved on to study Biology at Queens University of Charlotte, earning her Bachelor’s degree in 2006. She spent some time traveling, studying literature in the UK and then working in the African Bush, participating in an ongoing research project in Kenya’s National Parks, published by Boston University. Dr. Tompkins attended Veterinary Medical School at Virginia Tech and has been serving the pets and people of Alleghany County and beyond as a Veterinarian since 2010.

Dr. Tompkins enjoys being an Active Member of First Baptist Church of Sparta, as well as serving her community with the Rotary Club of Alleghany, as a member of the Board of Directors of Alleghany Writers, and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce. 
In her free time, she can be found doing anything outdoors with her husband Aaron Ray and their two children, Reagan and Reece. At home, she keeps a flock of chickens (all of whom have names), a pack of dogs, a passel of cats, school of fish, and a small herd of show calves. 

Our Support Staff

Tammy Gearheart, Office Manager

Originally from Ohio, Tammy spent many years as a military wife and has lived in several different states and countries. Always a country gal, she came to Sparta in 2004 and quickly fell in love with the people and surroundings. She knew immediately that she wanted to spend her life here. Having a love for the outdoors, some of her hobbies include hunting, fishing, spending time on the river and spending time with her family. She has a grown son who also lives in Sparta and several grandchildren. Tammy is also a “Mom” to one cat and three dogs.

Tammy began working in veterinary medicine in 2006. Having a passion for animals since childhood, this was a dream come true. She has served many roles over the years: veterinary assistant, on-call assistant and receptionist. Being able to make a difference in the loving care of our pets is her passion.

Jade Castevens, Receptionist

Jade is a Piney Creek native and being born and raised in the mountains played an important role in shaping who she is today. She enjoys being outdoors and loves to spend time with her family on the river. Jade married her high school sweetheart and her family has expanded since then with the birth of two sweet daughters, Addison and Isobel.

Jade’s compassion for animals led her to seek out opportunities to help people care for their pets in the veterinary medical field, as well as help pets find their forever home as a past Vice President of the Save-a-Pet foundation of Alleghany County.  She still has a passion for pet adoption and works as a liaison for several rescue organizations in the state.