Welcome to Veterinary Specialties at the Lake
Your Veterinarian in Sherrills Ford, NC
Call us at 828-478-3500

Pet Emergency? Call us right away at 828-478-3500!

Dr. Jane Barber

Our Mission

From the first hello to the final farewell, our mission at Veterinary Specialties is to partner with you to provide the best quality of life, throughout the life of your pet. This mission goes far beyond the state-of-the-art medicine and surgery services we offer. Every aspect of each visit is designed to minimize stress and be pet-friendly. Each member of our healthcare team is committed to providing compassionate care and personal attention. Our goal is to have our patients be discharged not only in perfect health, but with their tails wagging and their motors running.

If you live in Sherrills Ford or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. Jane Barber DVM, MS, DACT is a licensed NC veterinarian, treating all types of pets. Your pets’ health and wellbeing are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.

Veterinary Specialties at the lake is a full service, privately owned animal hospital that welcomes both emergency treatment cases as well as pet patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care. Jane Barber DVM, MS, DACT has years of experience treating serious conditions and offering regular pet wellness care. Beyond first rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and calm, so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting our Sherrills Ford veterinarian.

We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention, so becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to the ongoing success of your animal’s health. If you have any questions, call 828-478-3500 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our Sherrills Ford veterinarian office is very easy to get to -- and you can find directions on our Contact Us page! We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for Sherrills Ford pet owners.

At Veterinary Specialties at the Lake, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Jane Barber DVM, MS, DACT
Sherrills Ford Veterinarian | Veterinary Specialties at the Lake | 828-478-3500

1675 Mollys Backbone Rd
Sherrills Ford, NC 28673

Meet our Veterinarians

Learn Who We Are

  • Jane Barber

    Dr. Jane Barber has devoted her whole life to the well-being of animals.She set her sights on becoming a veterinarian when she was just eleven. She did just that and a whole lot more. After eight years to become a veterinarian, she went on to nine more years of specialty training in behavior and theriogenology (reproduction and neonatology). She spent so many years in school that she did not settle down to marry and start a family until she was forty. Dr. Barber and her husband, Scott Nephew, have two “tall, dark and handsome” sons, Preston and Jonathan. She is active instate, national and international professional organizations and in the Lake Norman community in which her family resides. Dr. Barber believes that 60 is the new 30. In her 60’s, she became licensed to teach Zumba when her instructor fell ill and could no longer teach the class. She still teaches the class today. Fascinated with cetaceans, she (also while in her 60’s) went on an excursion to swim with humpback whales in the middle of the ocean. Her work as a veterinarian is her passion; she loves it and her patients. Each day spent in service to her fur friends and families is her joy and privilege.

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  • Heidi Morgan

    Dr Heidi Morgan knew she wanted to become a veterinarian since she was 5 years old, with purposeful focus pursued her goal. She dreaded having to pick a major in undergrad, but was saved from the choice by being accepted to veterinary school after just 2 years of undergrad. She graduated from Michigan State University with her Bachelor’s of Science in Veterinary Medicine in 1996, and graduated from Michigan State University with her DVM in 1998. She worked full-time in small animal practice for the first 13 years after graduation in Michigan. Her husband helped her fulfill her lifetime dream to live in another country, Germany, with her family in 2011 to 2013. She had a blast, but missed her passion, practicing veterinary medicine, desperately. After returning to the States, she started practicing again in 2014 here in North Carolina. Her interests are in internal medicine, helping to guide owners and their pets through transitions in life, feline medicine (dogs are awesome, as well, though), as well as a burgeoning interest in behavior. Her 2 cats deign to allow her, her husband, 2 children, and her Golden Retriever to live in their household. Dr Morgan is an avid reader, loves to learn new things – be it veterinary medicine or becoming fluent in German, plays at the cello, and enjoys raising her family.   


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