Our Doctors & Practice Manager
Dr. Hayes has always loved surgery more than anything. He often jokes if he could stay in surgery all day, then he would! Whether it be a routine procedure or a complicated procedure to repair wounds or traumatic injury, he enjoys the ability to use surgery to make animals whole.
Education: Graduated from Auburn University Veterinary School in 1983
Personal: Dr. Hayes and his wife Rosemary have 3 dogs and one cat living at home.
Their son Sammy is grown and now lives in Columbus, Ohio.
Dr. Catherine Geyer
Dr. Geyer grew up on a farm in Southern Maryland, and she started "practicing"
as a Veterinarian at a very early age, caring
for wildlife and stray animals that turned
up on the farm. She got her first horse at
age 9, and shortly thereafter owned and managed a boarding stable on the family
farm through high school. Her commitment
to Veterinary Medicine blossomed as she
began working with dogs and cats as a Veterinary Assistant at the Animal Clinic at La Plata at age 15. Her passion for working with animals ultimately led her to spend time working as an intern at the Cincinatti zoo
and the Baltimore Aquarium.
Dr. Myles Moritz
Myles grew up in rural North Carolina and
always had a goal to be a veterinarian. As a
child he was the one in the family that was "in charge" of taking care of any animal that got
sick or hurt. Dogs, cats, and chickens were a big part of his childhood. After discovering science in school and learning that caring for animals could be a career, he was hooked and this solidified
his goal to be an "animal doctor." Now after graduating 20 years ago from NCSU he still enjoys the daily challenges of veterinary medicine. With
an interest in preventative care and cancer
therapy, he enjoys being a general practice veterinarian. He cherishes the interaction with clients and helping them understand the how and why of veterinary medicine. He gives you his undivided attention and will treat your pet with the same care with which he treats his own.
Dr. Cort Smith
.Dr. Smith grew up in the mountains of North Carolina and has always enjoyed helping animals. He started a pet sitting business at a young age and volunteered with his local humane society. Dr. Smith is excited to continue to help animals at Tenth Street Animal Hospital, working with you to keep your pets healthy. His veterinary interest includes preventative medicine, behavior, and exercise/rehabilitation therapy.
Dr. Smith received a Bachelor of Science in Biology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel HIll in 2012. He then attended North Carolina State University, where he earned a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2018.
For leisure, Dr. Smith enjoys reading, attending sporting events, and traveling with his wife and four legged family member, Ildi (who is in the picture with Dr. Smith).
Dr. April Wyatt
Dr. April Wyatt has always felt comfortable
around animals and feels that they are drawn to her as well. Raised around many pets in
Gowanda, New York, Dr. Wyatt enjoys
helping those that can't speak for themselves.
After receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Alfred University, Dr. Wyatt attended the
University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine and was awarded a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. She has been
a valued member of the team at Tenth Street Animal Hospital since 2004. Dr. Wyatt is
interested in exotics, geriatrics and feline
medicine. Dr. Wyatt is married to Shawn, a
chemist, and together they have four
children - two boys and two girls. She's a huge sports fan who also enjoys crocheting.
Dr. Brianne Smithonic
Dr. Brianne Smithonic joined the Tenth Street Animal Hospital team in September of 2017. Dr. Smithonic's professional interests include surgery and preventative medicine but her favorite part of the job is working directly with clients. Her favorite part of her career is educating owner on how to keep their pets healthy so they can live long happy lives.
Dr. Smithonic received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Pennsylvania State University in 2009 and then achieved a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Ross University in 2013.
During her free time Dr. Smithoinc enjoys traveling, kayaking, Penn State football and adventures with her fiance and their furry companions, Frank and Massey.
Heather has worked with the company since 2008. She started as an Veterinary Assistant at Firetower Animal Clinic and became the Practice Manger after graduating with a MBA in 2011. Prior, Heather received a Bachelor in Biology also from East Carolina University in 2010. Heather enjoys the challenges of running a business while still being able to work directly with animals.
Heather is a native to Eastern North Carolina and enjoys spending time outdoors and with her family and friends. Her furry family consists of two horses, two dogs and three cats.