About Us

Veterinarian Owned and Managed

As a veterinary-owned facility, your pet’s happiness and well-being are our top priority. All of our team members will treat your pet with the same love and compassion that they are used to receiving at home. We know they will enjoy their time here, enough to want to come back and see us!

Like our family at PAH, our role in the community and our commitment to the families and the pets we care for are extremely important. So much so that we have become an interim foster/boarding facility for several rescue animals awaiting their furrever homes. Helping these dogs become socialized with other pets and people is important for their long-term happiness in their lasting homes.

We are the voice of forgotten pets.

After working in the corporate veterinary care world, Dr. Pressly recognized the need for more practices working with rescue organizations, abused pets, and unfortunate cases coming out of animal shelters. His goal was to open his own clinic to help these pets in addition to those in his community. As the voice of forgotten pets, our mission is to bring that level of care and compassion to every patient we see, whether they’re from a shelter or a loving home.

We believe in being dedicated members of the veterinary community.

We are members of several veterinary associations, which allows us to both maintain the most up-to-date veterinary care practices as well as advocate for pets and their health. We’re proud members of the American Veterinary Medical Association, North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association, American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture, Better Business Bureau of Southern Piedmont, and American Heartworm Society.

Please scroll down and get to know our dedicated team.


Dr. William Pressly

Veterinarian / Owner

Dr. Pressly's Bio

I have lived in Charlotte most of my life and graduated from East Mecklenburg High School in 1987. I attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte for my undergraduate studies and graduated in 1992. Graduating in 1998 from North Carolina State University, I went to work with my mentor, Dr. Cochrane, treating large animals in the NC triangle area. Moving back to Charlotte in 1999, I suffered a near-fatal car accident. After several months of rehab, I returned to what I loved, veterinary medicine. I decided at that time to make the transition to small animal medicine.

Previously in emergency medicine and as an associate in corporate and local private practice, I noticed a lack of private practices with local rescue organizations. So, our mission was born: WE ARE THE VOICE OF FORGOTTEN PETS. I quickly came to terms with my calling and opened Pressly Animal Hospital in July 2011. At PAH, we are very fortunate to work with over 80 different local and long-distance rescue organizations.

In March 2019, PAH moved into a new facility, and our boarding and daycare were formed. We knew this type of service was needed in the area. The boarding took off like a rocket, but we could only offer daycare to a handful due to space. In October of 2020, an opportunity came along that allowed us to move our services into a previous boarding and daycare facility. So under my direction, Pressly Playcation Station was created, BECAUSE YOUR PET DESERVES A VACATION TOO!

In my free time, I spend it with my three daughters, enjoying various outdoor activities, and of course, rescuing animals both big and small. Our animal family consists of three rescue dogs, a chaperone family for two Labradors from Project 2 Heal, a cat. To our farm, we have added three sheep, several chickens, and twenty-six goats, a cow, two pigs, a horse, and a donkey.

Thank you to all our clients and friends that support our practice and mission to help all pets have a better life. Remember, stewardship of all creatures is our responsibility.

Our Practice Manager

To contact the Practice Manager, you can email: [email protected]

Kristina Simmons

Practice Manager

Kristina's Bio

I was born in San Diego, CA but have lived in the Charlotte area for almost 30 years. I graduated from Independence High School in Mint Hill where I met and married my high school sweetheart. I started working in the veterinary industry just out of high school as a part-time receptionist. Over the years, I have worked in many roles in the hospital, including receptionist, kennel help, veterinary assistant, lead pet nurse, and hospital director. I worked with Dr. Pressly in a corporate setting several years ago and our paths crossed again when Pressly Animal Hospital opened in July 2011.

I began working at Pressly Animal Hospital when it opened as a pet nurse. Since October of 2013 I have been the Practice Manager.

My husband and I currently live in Indian Trail with two children and a Bulldog/Staffordshire Terrier cross rescue named Zoe. When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, and I also love to attend church, plan parties and go shopping.

To contact Kristina, you can email: [email protected]

Pressly Playcation Station – Team

To contact the boarding and daycare team, you can email: [email protected]

Cade Brewer

Lead Shift Supervisor

Cade's Bio
Hi there, my name is Cade Brewer. When you hear someone say that working with animals and pets must be a dream job, it really is. I couldn’t be happier with where I’m at in this industry. I’d say my personal favorite thing with this job is learning the different personalities and quirks each dog has and creating a bond off of it. Can’t wait to see you at PPS!

Skyler Morris

Shift Supervisor

Skyler's Bio
I’ve been working with animals since 2016, but have been around them my entire life. Working with animals is the best thing I ever could have accidentally stumbled into when I was a teenager and it is definitely where I am supposed to be. From a young age I knew I always wanted to be around animals in any capacity.

I have had chickens, pigs, dogs, cats, birds, fishes, and a snake in my lifetime. I currently have 2 kitties at home who are my entire world. One of them is a foster fail, who I got to raise from a neonatal kitten to adulthood.

In my off time, I enjoy car shows, hanging out with my cats and family, and going to concerts.

Tristyn Wiggins

Shift Supervisor 

Tristyn's Bio

Hi there! My name is Tristyn and I’ve worked with animals from a young age and I’ve always had a passion for all animals.  I was born and raised in Monroe NC and relocated 3 years ago to Wilmington NC but just recently moved back! I have one fur kiddo named Storm that I rescued a little over a year ago now. In my free time outside of work I love taking road trips and I also do make up for runway shows and photo shoots. I’d like to consider myself a jack of all trades. If I don’t know it, I’m gonna learn it. Can’t wait to see you all at PPS! 

Beth Scott


Beth's Bio

Hi! My name is Beth and I am the official Treat Guarder here at Pressly Playcation Staton. With 5 doggies at home, coming to work with pets all day is amazing. My favorite thing about my job is taking care of the cats when I am not helping our clients.

Terry Sanborn


Terry's Bio

I am originally from New York.  After two years of marriage we moved overseas for 19 years. We lived in Spain, Hong Kong, The Netherlands and Dubai. We have 3 grown children. While living overseas I worked in American schools. Upon moving back to the states I held several managerial positions. During the last  ten years, I have worked with Labrador Retrievers from birth to adult dogs. We have 3 labradors. In my down time I enjoy knitting and spending time with my husband.