Dr Ed Faulkner - Weddington Animal Hospital

Dr. Ed Faulkner

Dr. Ed Faulkner grew up in Kernersville, North Carolina and obtained his undergraduate degrees at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. After his undergraduate studies, Dr. Faulkner elected to follow his lifelong interest in animals and pursue a career in veterinary medicine.  Dr. Faulkner was President of his veterinary class and obtained his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from North Carolina State University.  He is a member of the AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association), is the current Vice President of the NCVMA (North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association), a member of the NCASAM (North Carolina Academy of Small Animal Medicine), and a member of AAFP (American Association of Feline Practitioners).  Dr. Faulkner has special interests in soft tissue and orthopedic surgery, infectious disease, and internal medicine.

Dr. Faulkner is proud to live right here in Weddington, in the community he serves. In his free time, he enjoys being active with his family, which includes his wife, two daughters, Murray the dog and Caroline the cat.  He is a fervent supporter of the Wolfpack and is a big fan of football (Redskins), hockey (Hurricanes), baseball (Orioles), basketball (Celtics), and NASCAR (48).  Dr. Faulkner is an avid fly fisherman and loves to get lost in the mountains, fishing different rivers for trout.

Dr. Meg Walker

Dr. Meg Walker is a North Carolina native, growing up in Weddington just a few miles away from the practice. She is very happy to be able to return and serve the local community where she grew up. She has always had a strong love for animals and has wanted to be a veterinarian since she was three years old. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from Western Carolina University in 2014 and graduated from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in May 2018. She received her acupuncture certification through the Chi Institute in May 2018, even studying and traveling throughout China during veterinary school to immerse herself completely in acupuncture training.

Her favorite part of being a veterinarian is getting to know her patients and their owners. Her goal at each visit is to provide individualized care for each pet while making the visit as stress free as possible. When she is not in the clinic, she can be found at a local spin class, riding horses, swimming, hiking in the mountains with her husband, Ben, and their dog, Luna, or watching Panthers football with her cats, Luke and Penelope.

Dr. Nathan Williams

Dr. Nathan Williams spent the first half of his childhood in Browns Summit, North Carolina, while the second half was spent in Eagle River, Alaska. He has always been drawn to animals and after gaining hands-on experience working at a doggy daycare and volunteering at multiple animal hospitals, he knew he wanted to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. After he and his family moved back to North Carolina, he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science from North Carolina State University in 2015.

After taking a year to work as a veterinary assistant, he then continued his education and graduated from the North Carolina State College of Veterinary
Medicine in 2020, focusing on small animal medicine. Dr. Williams feels blessed to be able to do what he does for a living. Joining the world of veterinary medicine has allowed him to participate in incredible experiences with a wide variety of species, as well as make great memories with the amazing people and animals
he has gotten to work with.

In his time off, Dr. Williams enjoys spending time with his family, playing disc golf, watching stand up comedy, or just relaxing with a good movie with his dog, Acorn.


Murray is Dr. Faulkner’s dog/hospital dog.  Dr. Faulkner adopted Murray in August of 2017.  He has been a great addition to the family and is a hard worker.  He helps greet the patients and clients when they come in and when they leave and often fetches important paperwork for our receptionist.


Kendel is from Monroe, NC. She was a telecommunicator with the Union County Sheriff’s Office for five years, then decided she was ready to pursue her dream in veterinary medicine. Her family consists of her wife, Jessica, their three dogs- Chewy, Squirrel & Finn and their five cats- Gypsy, Neni, Buggy, Beau & Chicken. She is also a chicken mama to George Strait, Reba, Patsy & Loretta. In her spare time she enjoys being outside, painting and working on renovating their home.


Amelia is from Waxhaw, NC. She has been in the veterinary field for 3 years. Amelia is in school getting her business degree. She enjoys spending time with her boyfriend, Josh, and reading in her spare time.


Kirsten is from Marshville, NC. She decided to begin her veterinary journey in 2022 after being in the rodeo for 5 years. She enjoys spending time with her dog, Kanga, and hanging out with family & friends.


Nikki is from Monroe, North Carolina.  She has been a part of veterinary medicine since 2014.  Her family consists of her husband, Kash and her son Aiden. She has 3 dogs, June, Tebow, and Mia, and 1 cat, Creed.  Nikki enjoys watching sports, outside activities and shopping.


Rachel is from Charlotte, NC. She received her Business Administration degree in December of 2017. Rachel’s family includes her husband, Justin, her 2 cats Minnie and Henry and her dog, Teddy. In her spare time Rachel enjoys kickboxing, being at the lake, and spending time with friends and family.

Meet The Team