Our Team

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Our Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide quality, convenient, low-stress veterinary services

and education to our patients, clients and community

through Christ-like compassion and care. 

 

Our Vision

DocTerra Mobile Veterinary Services, PLLC strives to be a premiere mobile veterinary practice by building a reputation of integrity and professionalism while providing the utmost care for all of God’s creatures. We will build relationships with clients and community through honesty and teamwork, creating happier, healthier and longer lives for our pets. 

 
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Terra Stines Smith, DVM

Dr. Terra is a graduate of North Carolina State University where she earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in May of 2015. She grew up on a small horse farm in Lincoln County, NC. She was home-schooled and began working in a mixed animal veterinary hospital as a junior in high school. Upon graduation Dr. Terra attended Gaston College where she received her veterinary technician degree. After working as a vet tech for several years, she returned to school to fulfill her dream of becoming a veterinarian.

Dr. Terra enjoys all areas of veterinary medicine, but especially enjoys working with small ruminants and horses. She lives on her family’s farm with her husband, Brad, 5 horses, 2 miniature donkeys, 4 dogs, 1 cat, 4 chickens, 2 pot-bellied pigs and 2 goats. She has participated in several short-term mission trips with Christian Veterinary Missions and enjoys sharing her love for Christ with others through veterinary medicine.

In her free time, Dr. Terra enjoys riding her horses, camping, participating in church activities and spending time with family and friends.

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Brad Smith, Information Technology Manager

Brad is a certified computer technician, certified NC Firefighter/EMT and registered nurse.  He manages all of the technological areas of DocTerra Mobile, and assists Dr. Terra with animal care as needed.  He grew up in Dorchester County, SC. Upon graduation from high school he entered the US Marine Corps where he served for 4 years as a radio operator during Operation Iraqi Freedom.  He then worked as a computer technician at the Citadel Military College in Charleston, SC until he and Dr. Terra married and moved back to Dr. Terra’s family farm.

Brad is a dedicated and compassionate nurse and firefighter, but also enjoys taking care of the farm, helping Dr. Terra on calls, and working on all of the electronic gadgets he can get his hands on. Brad has also participated in several short-term mission trips with Dr. Terra through Christian Veterinary Missions and enjoys using his talents to share Christ with others.

In his free time, Brad enjoys participating in church activities, singing and playing guitar and volunteering with the local fire department.

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Jim Stines, Designer/Maintenance Manager

Jim is Dr. Terra's dad, and the master mind behind the creation and maintenance of Dr. Terra's mobile clinic. He ensures that Dr. Terra gets to you and your pets safely and has all of the resources she needs when she arrives. He has been known to assist her on farm/house calls as well. While he did not grow up with many animals, he greatly enjoys spending time with them and when not working can be found with one of the 4 dogs in his lap or begging him for a snack. They know who gives the most treats!

Jim is a self-employed carpenter and builder. His primary focus is on home remodeling, but he thoroughly enjoys designing and building new structures as well. He has a very creative and engineering mind and enjoys using that talent to serve others. 

In his free time, Jim enjoys working on projects around the farm and spending time with family. His next project is building he and Terri a tiny house for their retirement. His dream is to travel the country providing building and repair services in disaster relief areas and sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. 

 

 

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Michael Stines, Veterinary Assistant

Michael is Dr. Terra's brother. He is a certified NC Firefighter and veterinary assistant. He assists Dr. Terra with animal care as well as appointment scheduling and other daily business management tasks.

Michael grew up in Lincoln County, NC on the family farm. He was homeschooled and graduated from high school in May 2016. He completed his NC Firefighter Certification in January 2017. Michael has gained animal care and veterinary experience through helping Dr. Terra with all of their own pets, as well as assisting her on routine and emergency farm/house calls. He has a caring nature and a love for animals and people.

In his free time, Michael enjoys volunteering with the local fire department, automobile detailing, drawing, hanging out with friends and participating in church activities. 

 

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Terri Stines, Practice Manager

Terri is Dr. Terra's mom, and the practice manager for DocTerra Mobile. She handles some of the business end of the practice and helps Dr. Terra on calls when needed. Terri has had a love for animals since she was a child and never missed an opportunity to care for them. Her dad was a hunter, so not only did she have a pack of hunting dogs to look after, but she also tried to tame any animal her dad would bring home, including alligators, opossums and foxes. She also had a pet monkey for a while. Now she enjoys caring for the farm animals and her sweet Chorkie, Annie. 

Terri was a homeschool teacher for 25 years, with the youngest of 5 children graduating in 2016. Since retiring from homeschooling, she has now become a Wellness Advocate for doTERRA Essential Oils and thoroughly enjoys teaching others how to live a healthier life with essential oils and other natural supplements.

In her free time, Terri enjoys cooking and baking, participating in church activities and spending time with her family and friends. She has 3 beautiful grandkids and looks for every opportunity to go visit them in Tennessee! 

 
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Tristan Blair, Media/Marketing Coordinator

Tristan is Dr. Terra’s sister. She grew up in Lincoln County and now lives in Rutledge, TN with her husband Brandon and 3 children, Southern, Willow, and Gunner. She is a stay at home mom who spends her time homeschooling their children and caring for the many animals they have on their farm. She enjoys photography, horseback riding, hiking, and spending time with her animals. 

Tristan manages the clinic’s social media accounts and takes photos at DocTerra Mobile's  events. She is the photographer of the awesome animal graphics on the clinic as well! Check out some of her other work on Facebook @tristanblairphotography.