Doctors and Staff


Your four-legged friend in the best hands.

Dr Doug Elledge   A native of Asheville, Dr. Elledge received his Bachelor of Science in Zoology from North Carolina State University in 1980, and his DVM from Auburn University in 1984. After working for two years in a farm and companion animal practice in Georgia, he returned to Asheville and established Redwood Animal Hospital in 1986. When not seeing his furry patients Dr. Elledge enjoys hiking, fishing, and guitar. He and his wife Holly have two sons and assorted pets.

Dr. Keith Reason   Dr. Reason is originally from Chicago but spent most of his childhood growing up in Wilkesboro, NC.  He received a Bachelor of Science from Mars Hill College in 1994, then after working in the medical laboratory field for several years, he attended veterinary college at University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland, receiving his degree in 2002. Dr. Reason joined our staff in 2011.  In his spare time, Dr. Reason enjoys skeet shooting, fishing, reading sci-fi novels, and spending time with his wife Christy, their daughter and son.  His pets include 3 dogs, 4 cats, and a goat.

Cary Gagliano, Registered Veterinary Technician   Cary is a native of Hattiesburg, Mississippi. His first career was nursing, and he received his BSN from Southern Mississippi University in 1992. After several years his interests turned more toward veterinary medicine, and he returned to school at Mississippi State, receiving his veterinary technology degree in 2005. Following the cleanup of Hurricane Katrina in the late summer of that year, he moved to Asheville and joined our staff. Cary is an avid road cyclist, spending most of his free time exploring the back roads of western NC. He lives with his Golden Retriever, Kobi, and his Bichon mix, Hattie.

Karen Bencivenga, Veterinary Technician
Shelia, receptionist
Bobbye, receptionist
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