Dr. Cooney was born and raised in Alabama. He attended Auburn University (War Eagle!) where he received a Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, and ultimately, Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1991. He practiced for a short time in Hickory, NC, from 1991 to 1995. He began working at the Animal Hospital of Statesville in September of 1995. Dr. Cooney became a partner in 1998 when Dr. Dave Parks retired and became sole owner in 2004. He’s followed his vision of becoming the most highly regarded veterinary hospital in the area by improving and remodeling our facility, hiring skilled doctors and technicians and employing the most up-to-date techniques and constantly striving to meet the high standards he set for Animal Hospital of Statesville.
Under his stewardship, Animal Hospital of Statesville became an AAHA accredited hospital. Customer service has been made a priority for all staff members. Weekly staff meetings troubleshoot and provide continuing education for AHS staff. When not running Animal Hospital of Statesville, he loves to spend time with his family. Wife Crisi, daughter Olivia and son Walton, keep him busy with their active lifestyle. Their furry family consists of Golden Retriever, Harper, and cat, Oreo. An avid cyclist, Dr. Cooney also enjoys hiking and fishing, especially flyfishing! Little known fact – he’s very good at music trivia.