Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Five Oaks Animal Hospital in Kinston! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Please call us at (252) 686-8601 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

Dr. Carlton Rouse
Veterinarian

Dr. Carlton Rouse is originally from Lenoir County and returned home when Five Oaks Animal Hospital opened in November 2013. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from NC State University in 1972, and his veterinary degree from Auburn University in 1976. He practiced in a mixed animal clinic in Clinton, NC for 8 years before joining the NC Department of Agriculture at the Rose Hill Animal Disease Lab where he was employed for 26 years, becoming director of the lab in 2002. He then practiced in a small animal practice in Dunn, NC before coming back to Kinston.

Dr. Michael Stewart
Veterinarian

Dr Michael Stewart is a recent graduate from the Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, and he completed his clinical year at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC. He has always been interested in small animal medicine with an emphasis on client education and preventive care. Although Michael was born in Erie, PA and lived most of his childhood and college years in Florida, he is now proud to finally call North Carolina his home. He is the first veterinarian in his family and is very excited about continuing his career with Five Oaks Animal Hospital.

Dr. Randy Jones
Owner/Veterinarian

Dr. Jones is a graduate of NC State University. He received a BS in Animal Science in 1981 and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1985. Dr. Jones practiced in Kinston at Riverbank Animal Hospital from 1985 to 1995. Livestock Veterinary Services was started in 1996. Dr. Jones is a member of the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association, American Association of Swine Veterinarians, and American Veterinary Medical Association. He is Past-President of the AASV. He is married to Beth Jones and they have two children. Dr. Jones completed the Executive Veterinarian Certificate program at the University of Illinois in 2008.

Dr. Cary Sexton
Owner/Veterinarian

Dr. Sexton graduated from Mississippi State University. He received a BS in Animal Science in 2000 and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2003. Dr. Sexton has worked at Livestock Veterinary Services since 2003. He is a member of the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association, American Association of Swine Veterinarians, and American Veterinary Medical Association. He has three children.

Ashley Djordjevic
Office Manager

Ashely Djordjvic started with Five Oaks in October of 2017 as our first Office Manager. She has rapidly developed herself into a leader for our facility in the making of policies that are fair and equal. Creating ideas of promoting Five Oaks, streamlining procedures to promote efficiency and developing new ways to elevate patient care are just a small portion of list of tasks that she handles every day. Prior to Five Oaks, Ashley managed a horse facility caring for upwards of 40 horses and multiple employees. She managed a Consulting Firm before making the move to small animal medicine. Her passion has always been with horses but is developing a new appreciation for small animal medicine. Ashley spends her free time with her three dogs, Tiddles, Rusty and Romney and her horse, Devil.

Lindsey Hester
Technician

Lindsey Hester is a graduate from North Carolina State University. She graduated with a BS in Animal Science. She started off her career as a Veterinary Technician under the watchful eye of Dr. Ray Randall and Dr. Charlie Randall at Riverbank Animal Hospital from 2006 to 2010. She then worked as a Customer Service Representative at MedSource Pharmacy in Kinston from 2010 to 2015. Lindsey joined our team when our door’s opened in November 2013. She has two dachshunds, Winky and Finley. They are considered her 4-legged children.

Cathy Kennedy
Technician

Cathy Kennedy has been working in the animal field as a veterinarian technician for over 20 years. She has worked with many established veterinarians, such as Dr. Palmer and Dr. Randel, whom have served Kinston and our community over that time. Animals have always been her passion. Cathy has called North Carolina home with her lovable dogs, Chevy and Letty, and has no plans to move. She has two children, Tiffany and Daniel, and six grandchildren who all live in Lenoir and Wayne County.

Kaelyn Mohrfeld
Technician

In the summer of 2015 Kaelyn Mohrfeld joined the staff at Five Oaks Animal Hospital but has been expanding her skills with animals in many categories over the years. At an early age she began to show livestock, primarily goats, in which she has won several awards for her achievements. In addition, her family is involved with local hog farms where her development of new management skills is essential for one of North Carolina’s leading industries. With her 12yr old cattle dog Daisy, Kaelyn is an active turkey hunter and is involved with many aspects of the local community. She has also become an aspiring member of the Pink Hill Rurta club. But even though she feels the local events are important, her favorite activities are the random adventures with her best friends, her family. Kaelyn is currently attending North Carolina State University for a degree in Agricultural Science for which she plans to use to attend veterinary school. With the clientele of Five Oaks Animal Hospital growing so rapidly, the once easy decision of choosing between large and small animal has become more difficult as her love for small animal medicine has grown. Whichever field she chooses, she will always have a place here at Five Oaks.

Sarah Perry
Receptionist

Sarah Perry has over fifteen years of customer service experience and has been an excellent asset to Five Oaks Animal Hospital. She is busy at the front desk assisting with checking in patients, boarding, scheduling appointments and all other reception and customer service needs and concerns. Sarah was born in Wilmington, NC and relocated to this area about ten years ago where she resides with her two children Ashley and Justin and a large eclectic collection of pets.

Phoebe Brown
Receptionist

Phoebe is originally from Arizona and absolutely loves the heat! She has over 35 years of customer service experience and prides herself on listening and assisting pet owners with their pets health. Her grandchildren and her Labradane “Patsy” are her life!

Tiffany Kennedy
Kennel Manager

Tiffany Kennedy has been working in the vet field for over seven years. She left her position in human medicine to pursue her passion in animals. Tiffany got her start working for Dr. Randel and Dr. Garren, learning vet tech and boarding facility management. Tiffany lives at home with her Toy and Standard poodles, Paisley and Pavel.

Matthew Cowley
Kennel Assistant

Matthew Cowley graduated from South Lenoir High School and is now in college to be a Vet Tech. While he’s been at Five Oaks, he has rescued two dogs and rehomed both to the perfect homes. He has two dogs of his own, Walker a walker hound and Gracie a yellow lab.