Dr. Sharon King graduated from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1998 after receiving her Bachelor of Science from Wake Forest University.
Caring for and about animals has been a life-long passion starting at an early age. She grew up on her grandparent’s dairy farm where bottle feeding calves, milking dairy cows, and playing with the barn cats was an everyday routine. She worked part time during her years at Wake Forest with her uncle, a small animal veterinarian. It was there that she felt the call to become a small animal veterinarian. She enjoyed making a difference in the lives of people and their pets.
During veterinary school, she developed a special interest in small animal geriatric medicine and ophthalmology. These continue to still be areas that still pique her interest and are often topics of continuing education. Dr. King spends all her free time with her family. She is always in the stands watching her husband coach their three sons’ baseball teams. Their golden retriever, Bella, is a great outfielder in the back yard and their cat, Hope, is content to watch the action from the sidelines.
Dr. Joy Bolynn has been a veterinarian at Town ‘n’ Country since 2007. A graduate of Meredith College and North Carolina State University, she’s particularly interested in surgery, anesthesia, nutrition and pain management. When one of her own pets didn’t respond well to western medicine, she began an ongoing study of integrative medicine that incorporates Food Therapy, Western and Traditional Chinese Herbal Therapy.
Dr. Bolynn’s family includes her husband Mike, a young daughter and son, Lexus and Stanley (two lovable rescued dogs who love to come to work with her) and Dexter the cat. When not at work, Joy loves spending time with her family, frequently taking in outdoor activities that are Stanley-and-Lexus friendly.
“Miss Joy” also volunteers her time as the Treehouse coordinator at Trinity Worship Center and as the 4H Coordinator at Children’s House Montessori. Her hobbies include photography and Krav Maga, which she teaches at Burlington Krav Maga. (For your own safety, do NOT sneak up on her, okay?)
Dr. Megan Hirano is a native of Sacramento, California. She attended veterinary school at UC Davis. She loves preventative medicine and internal medicine, and especially enjoys working with exotic small animals.
Dr. Hirano’s significant other Wei-Chun is a cognitive neuroscientist at Duke University. They recently adopted a two year old paint horse, Steve ‘Captain America’ Rogers. He’s a very sweet and gentle gelding who is learning quickly under saddle. Speaking of horses, Dr. Hirano is quite the horsewoman. She has been riding horses and competing in show jumping since she was six years old.
Completing the family are three rescue dogs. Whiskey and Brandi are chow mixes and are one year old and ten months old, respectively. Sophie is a two year old hound/pointer mix. The dogs love hiking – especially at the Eno River – so don’t be surprised if you run into them there, with their mom and dad in tow!