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Registered Veterinary Technician

Melanie Payne

Registered Veterinary Technician

Melanie Payne

Melanie is one of our hard-working Registered Veterinary Technician who thoroughly enjoys interacting with our clients and their pets. She loves being able to answer questions and educate them on ways to improve their pets’ livelihoods and health. Melanie is a very patient person who takes time to consider all different angles and approaches.

Education has always been important to Melanie. She is a graduate of Warren Wilson College for undergraduate studies and also of Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College with an associate degree in Veterinary Medical Technology. She is a Registered Veterinary Technician in the state of North Carolina and loves her profession.

Some of Melanie’s responsibilities at Asheville Veterinary Associates include taking note of patient history and records, administering blood draws and other lab work, and providing the highest levels of patient care. Melanie also assists our team and doctors however needed to ensure our patients achieve the best results. She also helps by performing dental procedures, educating our clients about our services and the care their pets are receiving, stellar customer service, and much more!

“I like being able to interact with the clients and getting to know them and their pets better,” Melanie says. “At other hospitals, the veterinary technicians and staff don’t interact much with clients, unlike how we operate here.”

In her spare time Melanie volunteers for Asheville Humane Society. She has 3 dogs, a Corgi Mix named Madison, a Lab Mix named Delacey, and a Dachshund and Shepherd Mix named Gibbon. Melanie also owns two domestic long hair cats named Taz and Charles. She loves going for hikes, walking, bike riding, and camping. Melanie also loves to read and spend time with her husband and their two daughters.