Our Veterinarians

Dr. CierraTabony

Dr. Cierra Tabony

It’s long been Dr. Cierra Tabony’s dream to operate a high-quality veterinary practice and make a difference in the community that she serves. After graduating with honors from Purdue University and completing two prestigious internships, she moved to the Charlotte area in 2003 to work at Steele Creek Animal Hospital. By 2007, she started her own veterinary relief business, working both in emergency medicine, spay/neuter, and daytime practices. By working in many different practices around town she was able to gain a wide variety of experience and observe both successes and pitfalls of practice and case management.

Dr. Tabony enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine – medicine, surgery, dentistry and especially preventative healthcare. Dr. Tabony is a member of the AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association), NCVMA (North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association), AAFP (American Association of Feline Practioners), IVAPM (International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management), and the AARV (American Association of Rehabilitation Veterinarians).

Dr. Tabony was honored to be voted one of Charlotte’s top vets by her colleagues in 2011. When she isn’t burning the candle at both ends here at ITAH, her interests include hiking, theater, dance, and babies (she teaches classes in the Bradley Method ® of natural childbirth). She and her husband Hunter are the proud parents of children Carter and Arden, who are usually either making a mess or cleaning it up.

Dr. Katie Wolfe

Dr. Katie Wolfe

Dr. Katherine Wolfe grew up in Matthews and Greensboro, NC. After completing her undergraduate at UNC-Chapel Hill she earned her DVM at NC State, where she achieved membership in the veterinary honor society, Phi Zeta. She enjoyed a long career in emergency veterinary medicine, beginning at a high quality hospital in Greensboro and then transferring to a 24 hour facility in Charlotte. After only a few years of practice in Charlotte, she was promoted to Medical Director.

Dr Wolfe joined ITAH in 2007, bringing with her passions for emergency medicine and treating traumatic injury. In addition to general practice, she also enjoys dermatology and pathology. She is also a member of SART (State Animal Response Team) which coordinates a rapid, effective response to disasters affecting animals in North Carolina.

When she’s not taking care of your pets, Dr. Wolfe enjoys spending time with her dog Sookie and her two cats, Smokey Joe and Scilla. She loves NY Times crossword puzzles, reading, Panthers football and TarHeel basketball.





Dr. Robert Kaylor

Dr. Robert Kaylor

Dr. Robert Kaylor is a native of Union County. A Piedmont High School graduate, he played soccer for North Carolina Wesleyan College in Rocky Mount while studying Pre-medicine.

During his undergrad years he enjoyed being involved in Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and also met and married his wonderful wife Allison. He then went on to study Veterinary Medicine at NC State where he served as a delegate to the national Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association.

Dr. Kaylor joined Indian Trail Animal Hospital in June of 2005. He is passionate about preventative care and loves to spend time educating people about how to help their pets live long, happy and healthy lives. When Dr. Kaylor is not hard at work in the office, he is busy at home trying to keep up with and raise his 3 sons and brand new baby girl!


Dr. Tom Gawel

Dr. Tom Gawel

We are looking forward to welcoming Dr. Tom Gawel in April! Born and raised in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, Dr. Gawel’s interest in veterinary medicine started when he was a kennel/veterinary assistant at 15 yrs old. Through high school and most of college he immersed himself in the field with day-to-day appointments and emergency medicine. Dr. Gawel completed a BS in Zoology at Michigan State University. (Go Green!). After spending time working in the pharmaceutical industry, Dr. Gawel made the difficult decision of pursing his veterinary dreams in the Caribbean. He obtained his DVM degree from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and completed his final clinical year at University of Wisconsin. Wanting to escape the cold winters, he began his career in the Tidewater area of Virginia. Afterwards, the draw of the big city and family brought him to the Charlotte area. Dr. Gawel's specific areas of interest include dentistry, surgery and oncology. When not at work, he and his wife (also a veterinarian) do their best to keep up with their young sons. Dr. Gawel loves all sports Chicago- minus the White Sox- and can be heard for miles cheering on his beloved Spartans! He’s just as excited to join the Indian Trail Animal Hospital family and develop his own loyal fan base among the animals of Indian Trail.