Higher Ground Equine Veterinary Service, PLLC
Bert Macklin and Pepper
Shawn Williamson, DVM
Dr. Shawn Williamson was born and raised in Rock Hill, SC. He attended Clemson University where he obtained a BS in animal science. While there, he worked at the Clemson University Equine Research Center, which first spurred his interest in equine breeding and management.
Dr. Williamson then obtained his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Georgia in 2006. Shawn feels very fortunate to have attended one of the most prestigious veterinary schools in the country. It also brought the added bonus of meeting his wife Julie, also a veterinarian.
After graduation, Dr. Williamson moved to Weaverville where he was employed by Mountain Animal Hospital from 2006-2008. He served horse, dog, and cat owners in the Asheville area with care and compassion. Although he had grown to love the mountains, his patients, and his clients, he felt the calling to pursue a job exclusively treating horses. Therefore, in 2008 he and his family moved to Mocksville, NC to work with Dr. Jim Meeker at Davie County Large Animal Hospital. After 5 years of invaluable experience in lameness, podiatry, and sport horse medicine, Dr. Williamson returned to Weaverville in 2013. He and Julie have 2 children (Patricia and Louis), 2 dogs, 1 cat, a Quarter Horse and a pony.
Meet the Team
Kaitie (and her dog Winston) recently moved from Michigan to Asheville. She joined the Higher Ground Equine team as a Licensed Veterinary Technician in April 2017. Her love for horses started at a very young age, and she has many years of experience in the horse world. She became a Licensed Veterinary Technician in 2007 and has worked in Equine surgery and medicine, as well as research. Kaitie is excited to be a part of our team, and she is looking forward to new adventures here in Asheville.
Kaitie Weiss - Licensed Veterinary Technician