Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!
Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Farmland Veterinary Clinic in Mocksville! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!
Please call us at 336-492-7148 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!
Dr. Robin Brock graduated from North Carolina State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1987. She spent two years focusing on farm animal medicine at the University of Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Center from graduation until her return to North Carolina in 1989. After a year in a large animal practice in her home town of Mocksville, she opened her own mixed animal practice in 1990. She works regularly with dogs, cats, horses, cows, sheep and goats, and pet primates. She also sees other exotics including a Lion named Sasha and a sloth (with whom she is pictured) named Cocoa.
Dr. Brock owns a small farm a few miles from her practice. In her spare time, she enjoys horseback riding, playing the guitar and writing, including a regular article in a bi-monthly local magazine. She has spent a great deal of time volunteering with the local Humane Society and acted as a project director for the construction of a 5400 square foot animal adoption center which opened in 2007. Her current passion is helping to create and expand horseback riding trails in her community and other areas in the state.
Monica Drake graduated from Cedar Valley Community College in Texas with a degree in Veterinary Medical Technology in 1997. She is originally from New York but traveled to Texas for college and stayed there for 18 years. During that time, she worked both in private practice and in a commercial laboratory. She came to North Carolina in 2003 and worked as a surgery technician for Carolina Veterinary Specialist. While at CVS, she also worked part time as a technician in a mobile practice. Monica’s technician career was placed on hold when her husband was seriously injured in an accident. While she was staying at home taking care of her husband, she expanded her experience as a dog breeder by raising litters of both Cavalier King Charles Spaniels and Akitas. Monica joined our team in 2012 and now holds the position of lead technician.
Linda Hartle was born is Michigan and moved to Hawaii when she was 11. Her family always had dogs, and a German shepherd in particular, which is probably why she is so in love with that breed. Linda started riding horses at 3 and has ridden all of her life. She moved to Virginia to attend high school and college at riding academies where she received an Associate’s degree in Animal Science. Linda received her Veterinary Technician’s degree from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Georgia. Linda is also a licensed wildlife rehabilitator and does wonders with sick and injured bunnies and squirrels. Linda’s hobbies include walking with her dog(s) almost daily, hiking, camping, scuba diving, and spending time with her dogs and cats. Linda has been with our team the longest, joining in 1999.
Patrick Place was born in France while his father was serving there in the military, however, he spent most of his childhood in Michigan. His parents passed him their love of dogs which were always plentiful in his household. From his mom’s poodles to dad’s beagles and bassets, there were always lots of four legged critters around. Patrick grew up outdoors and has remained an outdoors enthusiast all of his life. Hunting, fishing and training bird dogs and retrievers have been his passions all along. Horseback riding joined that list when he started riding as a judge for field trial dog competitions almost 20 years ago. Riding the trails through the woods following the dogs made him realize how much he enjoyed just riding through the woods. Patrick travelled from Michigan and joined our team in the fall of 2014.
Bookkeeper & Receptionist
Stella Gibson grew up in Michigan and moved to Colorado to attend college. She ended up staying there for 32 years, and received undergraduate degrees in social work and, 24 years later, accounting. In 2003, she moved to NC with her husband and finally found her “niche.” Stella has 3 rescue dogs and has spent quite a lot of time volunteering with the Humane Society of Davie County, which is where she met Dr. Brock. In 2008 Stella was hired as the practice bookkeeper. Stella says, “I love working at the clinic for many reasons: it gives me an opportunity to use some of my training (the accounting part in particular), it’s a very pleasant work environment with wonderful co-workers, AND I occasionally have some contact with some of the patients! Over the years I have been very impressed with Dr. Brock’s expertise and the amazing variety of animals she works with.”