Jacob Blanton, DVM
Dr Jake Blanton is originally from Gaffney, SC. He attended the University of South Carolina for undergraduate studies. During his time at USC, he started out as a kennel worker at a local animal hospital.
This is where he realized that he loved how many different things you get to see and do in veterinary medicine. He completed a graduate certificate from Kansas State University before attending veterinary school.
He attended veterinary school at Ross University, which is located on the island of St Kitts. He completed his clinical rotations at Auburn University.
After vet school, Dr Blanton knew that he wanted to live in the Carolinas. He found a home in Piedmont region and began practicing. Before coming to join the Animal Care Center of Salisbury, he was a mixed animal practitioner.
He now has relocated to South Rowan Animal Hospital. When Dr Blanton is not working, he enjoys grilling, traveling, homebrewing, and hanging out with his family. His family includes his wonderful wife (the other Dr Blanton), an English Bulldog, Diesel, and a Chihuahua, Carmelita.
Venessa Blanton, DVM
Dr. Venessa Blanton is a 2015 graduate from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in St. Kitts. Yes, she lived on an island in the Caribbean for 3 years! Her clinical year was completed at Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine. Shortly after, she joined The Animal Care Center of Salisbury in 2015 and is now practicing at their South Rowan location.
Dr. Blanton grew up in Clearwater, Florida, surrounded by the beautiful gulf beaches. She graduated with a degree in Animal Sciences from The University of Florida in 2009. She married her Vet School sweetheart and together they have an English Bulldog and Chihuahua. When not in the clinic, she enjoys a good cup of coffee, cheering on the Gators, exploring their new state of North Carolina and venturing to visit all 50 United States with her husband.