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Meet Our Team
James Beeson, D.V.M.
Dr. Beeson is a 1986 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. He began his career in vet medicine in Winston-Salem, N.C. at Oldtown Veterinary Hospital. In 1987, he moved to the Advance area and opened Village Way Veterinary Hospital. His family includes his wife Susan and their three sons, Andrew, Will and Ben. They have four cats and one dog. When not practicing veterinary medicine, Dr. Beeson enjoys playing golf and working in his yard.
Paul Arfmann, D.V.M.
Dr. Arfmann has been an associate veterinarian at Village Way Veterinary Hospital since 2004. He graduated from North Carolina State University with a B.S. in Animal Science, a B.A. in Multi-Disciplinary Studies, and his DVM degree in 2004. Dr. Arfmann is a native of Forsyth County and has enjoyed returning to this part of the state to practice. He currently has one cat, Chubbs, living with him. His interests include ultrasound, dermatology and internal medicine. Outside of the office Dr. Arfmann enjoys playing poker, NC State athletics, and watching horror movies.
Tracy Ramos, D.V.M.
Dr. Ramos has been an associate at Village Way Veterinary Hospital since June 2017. She graduated from Rutgers University in New Jersey with a bachelors degree in Biological Sciences. Dr. Ramos moved here with her husband after receiving her DVM from The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. Her areas of interest include preventive care, internal medicine, and feline medicine. She has 3 cats and 3 dogs at home. Outside of work Dr. Ramos enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
Diana Ellis, Office Manager
Diana has been employed at Village Way Veterinary Hospital since 1998. She started out as a kennel worker and has moved her way up to head veterinary technician. Her main duties include assisting the doctors in surgery, x-ray, ultrasound, allergy testing among many other things. Diana has a deep passion for animals and is very good at what she does. She lives in Davie County along with her house full of animals. Outside of work she enjoys working in her yard, spending time with her family and playing in the Yadkin River.
Keileigh Hendrix, Receptionist
Keileigh has been working at Village Way as a receptionist since December of 2006. She resides in Davie County with her husband and three children. Keileigh has always had a passion for animals and has a houseful of them, with 4 cats and 2 dogs. She enjoys trips to the beach, reading and spending time with family and friends.
Stephanie Boyce, Receptionist
Stephanie has been employed at Village Way since November of 2013. She currently lives in Davie County with her husband and son. They have a Shih Tzu named Ginger. Stephanie enjoys spending time with family and friends, and shopping.
Marty Keeton, Veterinary Assistant
Marty has been employed at Village Way since July of 2008. His duties include animal care and assisting the doctors. Marty resides in Davie County with his dog, Red. He loves baseball, hot-dogs and football.
Jamie Longworth, Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist
Jamie has been working at Village Way since August of 2015. Jamie has loved animals, especially cats, all of her life. She typically spends her free time with friends and playing video games. Jamie currently resides in Davie County with her family, which includes her cat, two dogs and bearded dragon.
Autumn Church, Veterinary Assistant
Autumn has been employed at Village Way since February of 2017. She has 3 dogs and 1 cat. Autumn enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
Ashley Beeding, Veterinary Assistant/Surgery Technician
Ashley started working at the kennel in 2014, and has since worked her way up to the position of veterinary technician. She welcomed her daughter, Marley, into the world in September of 2017. She has 2 dogs, Mary and Tootie, and is very passionate about her work with animals.
Tara Leonard, Veterinary Assistant
Tara started working for Village Way in March of 2018. She gave birth to a son, Jaxson, in December 2017. She has 2 dogs and 2 cats. Tara loves her job, as she gets to work with animals everyday. When she isn't working, she enjoys taking her son on walks in the park and going swimming.
Katherine Funderburk, Veterinary Assistant/Kennel Assistant
Katherine has been working for Village Way since 2012. Katherine likes to hike, swim, and ride horses. She currently resides in Davie County with her family, two dogs and horse.
Tala Hicks, Veterinary Assistant/Kennel Assistant
Tala has been working for Village Way since April of 2016. She has 4 dogs and a cat. In her free time, she enjoys singing on her worship team at her church.