Apex Veterinarians

We invite you to explore the biographies of our doctors and learn more about them. Our doctors have a wide variety of backgrounds and interests.

  • Stefanie Batts

    Medical Director
    Veterinary School: Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine

    Dr. Batts' career has taken her across the country and out of the country (living on the island of St. Kitts for three years). She is originally from Morganton, in the mountains of North Carolina. After

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  • Miranda Ertel

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: North Carolina State University

    Miranda Ertel, DVM, was born and raised in Buffalo, NY where she earned her Bachelors of Science in Biology from Canisius College. In 2006 she moved to North Carolina to attend North Carolina State

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  • Kelly Pordon

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: Kansas State University


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  • Laurie Taute

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine

    Dr. Taute grew up in Maryland and earned her DVM at Virginia Tech's Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. Between graduating college and starting vet school, she worked

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