We're proud to say that the Mountain View Animal Hospital's Team is one of the best around! We are dedicated to providing the best quality of care for your pets! Here at Mountain View Animal Hospital we understand that your four-legged friends are more than just pets; they are family!
Dr. Benjamin Gage Furtado, DVM
Dr. Benjamin Gage Furtado, DVM is a graduate with High Honors of Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. His clinical studies were performed at University of Florida. He has been practicing veterinary medicine in the Hickory area since 2012. Dr. Furtado has a strong interest in internal medicine, dermatology, and emergency/critical care medicine. In his free time he enjoys being in the outdoors with his wife Mary and their 2 sons, Quinn and Max, live music, and tie dyeing. He has a beagle named Soup-a-doop and a cat named Potion.
Heather grew up and currently resides in Granite Falls with her husband Ethan and their 10 lovable dogs (Chewie, Bentley, Sparkie, Zeus, Clyde, Paige, Kira, Lillie, Mr. Gilbert, Archie, and Darcie), and 5 cats (Leo, Kenny, Onyx, Smooches, and Salem). Heather is passionate about caring for animals and has a strong love for special needs/senior dogs. Shih Tzu’s are her favorite breed, her dream is to adopt one in every color. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her kids (her dogs), hiking, and backpacking. She truly believes: “Animals are angels sent to earth to teach us how to love.”-Whitney Mandel
Savannah - Receptionist
Savannah has lived in Hickory, NC since she was born and loves it here. She is one of our receptionists, and she loves to help out with the wonderful clients and furry friends. She had previously worked at Chick-fil-A and from working there it helped build her communication and dedication skills. When she isn't working she enjoys spending time with her fur-baby whose name is Rex. In her free time she takes Rex on road trips to visit family, and he gets so excited to go. She hopes to get a cat someday and have one more dog.
Vanessa grew up in Lincolnton, North Carolina and has always had a love for animals. She is one of our receptionists and she loves to see all of the patients. Currently she has two dogs named Milo and Tucker. They love to go hiking on trails and going on adventures. In her free time she enjoys visiting plant nurseries.
Jennifer- Veterinary Assistant
Jennifer has 4 cats that are her world-Sophia, Bella, Bagheera, and Oliver. She would love to adopt a dog, but one of her cats will not allow that. She has a baby boy named Noah. Her hobbies include going to concerts, hanging out with her cats, and going to the beach. She loves working at MVAH because she enjoys seeing all the animals that come through the doors and being able to provide the best care for them. Having previously worked in the human medical field, she has quickly realized that the veterinary field is where she is meant to be.
Sofia- Veterinary Assistant
Sofia has lived in North Carolina her whole life, moving around the beautiful state. She grew up on a farm filled with goats, sheep, pigs, and every type of bird imaginable. She loves her dog, Pickle, and her partner, Ethan, more than anything in the whole world. She hopes to stay in veterinary field for the rest of her life.
Our address is: 3346 HWY 127 S. Hickory, NC 28602
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