Dr. Mark Stehr grew up in Florida and Winston-Salem, NC and obtained his B.S. degrees in Zoology and Animal Science from North Carolina State University. He completed his veterinary training at North Carolina State College of Veterinary Medicine in 1986. Upon graduation, Dr. Stehr worked with a veterinary practice in Charlotte, NC for 2 years before he and Dr. John Bingham purchased South Ridge Veterinary Hospital in 1988. His specialty is exotic animal medicine, and he is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association, and is currently on the Board of Directors for the Cabarrus Emergency Veterinary Clinic.
Dr. Stehr is a devoted Wolfpack sports fan and enjoys football, basketball, and loves boating and kayaking on the lake. He has two sons: Nolan, a nuclear engineer working in Greensboro, NC and Barrett, is a graduate of the Air Force Academy in Colorado and is currently in pilot training in Oklahoma. He also is an avid gardener and landscaper and currently cares for more than 150 houseplants; several of the indoor trees in our hospital are from Dr. Stehr’s collection. True to his nature, he has a special interest in exotic plants of all kinds, especially agaves and yuccas. Over the years, Dr. Stehr has had a menagerie of wonderful pets. Right now he currently owns a Ball Python Snake, and a sweet black & white cat named “Stumpy J”. He also maintains two large salt water aquariums with very exotic fish and corals in his home.