Our Veterinary Team

Dr Chad Malpass

Dr. Chad Malpass | Medical Director

Dr. Chad Malpass grew up just a few miles down the road from Archdale Animal Clinic. He started working here as a veterinary technician in 2009 while pursuing degrees in Biology and Chemistry from our very own High Point University.

Thereafter, he graduated Magna Cum Laude from Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine, where he was awarded the Robert D. Horne Orthopedic Surgery Award and is the recipient of the National Bayer Excellence in Communication Award.

He has special interests in osteoarthritis and ACL (more correctly called CCL) injury and repair. He also enjoys nutritional medicine and educating clients on how to keep their pets happy and healthy. Dr. Malpass has received additional training in diagnostic ultrasound.

In their free time, Dr. Chad, his wife Alix, and their boxer, Sookie, love to eat great food and travel. Weekends are filled with hiking, biking, skiing, bird hunting, fishing, or exploring something new; whether it be 10 minutes from home or on the other side of the globe. Did we mention he likes to eat?

Archdale Animal Clinic is such a special place, filled with people who genuinely care about their patients and their owners. I grew up in this town, and there is nowhere else I would have rather returned to but the Archdale, Trinity, High Point, and Thomasville areas - that are such special communities representing all sorts of people - good people. We promise to  serve this community with humility in our hearts and pride in our work. I am ecstatic to be a part of this community and its growth.

Mark L Ayer

Dr. Mark L. Ayer

Dr. Mark L Ayer has called Archdale home for more than 30 years. Growing up in a military family, he had the privilege of living in many places in the U.S. and abroad, identifying with all types of people and cultures. Dr. Ayer received his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina in Zoology and Chemistry, his Masters degree from NC State University in Zoology, and his Doctorate degree from Iowa State University in Veterinary Medicine. After spending a year practicing in Charlotte, NC, he spent the next 8 years in High Point, NC prior to purchasing Archdale Animal Clinic in 1992.

Dr. Ayer has a special interest in managing medical cases in dogs and cats. He has also become quite a proficient surgeon throughout his career and still spends two days a week in the operating room.

In his free time, Dr. Ayer enjoys being actively involved in the High Point/Archdale and surrounding communities and is a long standing member of the Furnitureland Rotary, an active Boy Scout leader (an Eagle Scout himself), and a member of Crimestoppers of Archdale. When he's not supporting his community, he enjoys playing golf, bridge, and cheering on the UNC Tarheels! His faithful friend Artemus is never too far away.

Kelsey LaVigne

Dr. Kelsey LaVigne

Originally from Richmond, Virginia, Dr. Kelsey LaVigne has been working with animals for as long as she can remember. She attended Virginia Tech for her undergraduate degree in Animal Science (Go Hokies!) before moving to North Carolina to obtain her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from NC State University. Upon graduating, she spent several years practicing at a mixed animal practice in rural Georgia before returning to North Carolina and joining Archdale Animal Clinic in 2016.

Her special interests include combining low stress animal handling and client education to provide the best preventative medicine approach for your pet and your family. She has had additional training in veterinary dentistry and a constantly growing interest in surgery.

Dr. LaVigne and her husband, Peter, have two young children, a "Georgia Ditch Dog" named Lucy, and a freshwater fish tank. She loves reading, hiking, volunteering, and traveling (especially to places she can snorkel!). She is looking forward to forming a lasting relationship with your fur-family.

Catherine Buttke

Dr. Catherine Buttke

A native of Kentucky, Dr. Catherine G. Buttke performed her pre-veterinary work at Western Kentucky University. After receiving her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree from Auburn University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1981, she moved to North Carolina to join a mixed animal practice, which at that time served the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro. She was the first female Veterinarian to practice in Randolph County. After 2 years of working full-time, she began working part-time for various small animal practices in Randolph, Davidson, and Guilford counties. She eventually joined the staff of Archdale Animal Clinic, full-time, in 2006.

In addition to the veterinary skills obtained through a lifetime of healing animals, she is most known for her special interest in feline medicine.

Dr. Buttke is married to a dairy farmer. She has two adult children and two grandchildren, all of whom reside in the area. She shares her home with two cats - Seal & Tabby. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, needlework, quilting, and hiking in the mountains.

Caitlin Rubow

Dr. Caitlin Rubow

Originally from Dallas, North Carolina, Dr. Rubow received her bachelor of science degree in biology, with a minor in chemistry, from Lenoir-Rhyne University (Go Bears!) in Hickory, North Carolina, in 2015. She then received her DVM degree from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in 2019 (Go Vols!) in Knoxville.

Dr. Rubow worked in mixed animal practice in Sparta, NC before joining Archdale Animal Clinic. Her in practice special interests are educating clients on wellness and keeping their pets as healthy as possible, expanding surgical skills and learning new surgical procedures.

Outside of the practice, Dr. Rubow enjoys spending time with family, gardening, and adventures with River – hiking, kayaking, fishing, and spending time at the NC coast.

Our Veterinary Support Team

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Sharon

Hospital Manager

Archdale Animal Clinic: 31 years

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Gina

Front Desk

Archdale Animal Clinic: 31 years

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Anne

Front Desk + Surgery Nurse

Archdale Animal Clinic: 17 years

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Lisa

Veterinary Nurse + Front Desk

Archdale Animal Clinic: 23 years

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Dawn

Veterinary Nurse

Archdale Animal Clinic: 18 years

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Katelyn

Veterinary Assistant

Archdale Animal Clinic: 1 year

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Chris

Veterinary Assistant

Archdale Animal Clinic: 13 years

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Kristin

Veterinary Assistant

Archdale Animal Clinic: 1 year

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Hannah

Veterinary Assistant

Archdale Animal Clinic: 1 year

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Pocobug

Chief Support Animal

Archdale Animal Clinic: 10 years

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Penny

Welcome Committee Team Leader

Archdale Animal Clinic: 2 years

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Sookie

Chief Treat Inspector

Archdale Animal Clinic: 1 year

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Artemus

Chief Trouble Maker

Archdale Animal Clinic: 2 years

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Newton

Chief Dog Bed Inspector

Archdale Animal Clinic: 1 year