Dr Alan Anton  was born in Southgate, Michigan. Upon graduating from high school he entered the US Navy and served 4 years in the Pacific. After his discharge from the US Navy he graduated from Michigan State University and moved to North Carolina.  He mentored under Dr Walter Stinson in North Wilkesboro for two years.  Then in July 1982 he purchased Donahue Animal Hospital from Dr Dennis R. Donahue and changed the name to Healthy Petz Veterianary Clinic.  In January of 1985 land was purchased and a small modular clinic was placed on Enola Road.  As business and staff increased the current larger building was established in 1995. 

He currently attends Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Hickory NC. 

He is married to Patricia Willfong Anton.  Has a son Trevor, granddaughter's Anna, Makala, Sophie, grandson Kevin.  His interests include hiking, biking, reading, photography.   He belongs to the Catawba Outdoor Club.  You might also see him paddling, camping, fishing or watching too much TV.  Dr Anton has owned a variety of pets including dogs, cats, fish, birds, horses, rats and a monkey.


Dr. Julie Eriksson Kiell is a 1989 graduate of Michigan State University. After graduation she worked at The Cat Practice in Michigan then moving to North Carolina and becoming an associate at Healthy Petz Veterinary Clinic in February 1998. With an interest in Western Medicine and Acupuncture she has studied with the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine. Being an accomplished equestrian she enjoys riding her 3 horses, spending time with her 3 Jack Russels and 2 feline companions. She also enjoys running in marathons & is an avid cycler. When you can't find her doing one of these past times you are sure to find her at the pottery wheel. Out of the Ashes Pottery can be found at many local pottery shows.


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  • "I love Healthy Petz Veterinary Clinic. They have been treating our pets for years and they were so nice to me last week when I took flyers for my two missing cats. I like everyone who works at Healthy Petz."
    Nelson W.
  • "I wanted to let everyone kno that this vet took care of three of our baby's n they did a wonderful job wit our baby's.. I want to thank em for everything they did for em,..."
    Rhonda E.

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