Meet The Team
Our qualified staff is here to create a care plan for your pet that fits your needs and financial situation.
Anne Bayer, DVM
Dr. Anne Bayer has an interest and commitment to developing a full service sustainable veterinary care model that helps remove barriers and provides reasonably priced services for cats and dogs. She is keenly aware that many pets go without care or are relinquished to shelters because families are financially unable to secure veterinary services. Providing this model is the mission of Open Door Veterinary Care.
Dr. Bayer has worked in veterinary medicine since 2003. She is especially interested in gentle and low-stress animal handling. She has lived in Asheville since graduating from Kansas State College of Veterinary Medicine. Her free time is devoted to mountain biking, kayaking, and entertaining her little dog Mini.
Mary Clark, DVM
Dr. Clark is back in North Carolina after an 18 year detour through California. While there she graduated from UC Davis Veterinary School and enjoyed working in private practice treating dogs, cats, goats, sheep, llamas, alpacas, pigs, and cattle and operating her own mobile veterinary service. Dr Clark missed her family and is excited to be hiking the lush green of the Blue Ridge Mountains with her 3 dogs. She is tickled pink be part of Open Door's veterinary model. Her dream vacation is scuba diving with whale sharks and manta rays!
Ann Schneider, DVM
Dr. Ann Schneider has had a varied career, including focusing in Internal Medicine, opening the first national all-volunteer canine blood bank, performing and teaching high volume low cost spay neuter, and now has come back to clinical practice.
When she is not exploring new niches of veterinary medicine, Dr. Schneider spends time with her daughter, dogs and cats, and continually upgrades her beloved wildlife-friendly, food-producing garden and pond.
Meet the rest of our dedicated team!
Why we’re different
We are creating a future where all pets have access to quality, affordable veterinary care. We donate back into our Stay Together Fund which helps those who may need some additional financial assistance in times of a medical emergency.
Why we help
We promote access to veterinary care for cats and dogs for all residents to decrease the chance of pets not receiving care, being surrendered to an animal shelter, or euthanized when families experience unexpected veterinary medical costs.