Who We Are

Welcome to Holly Springs Veterinary Hospital!

All members of our hospital understand how special your pet is to your family because we know how special our pets are to us. We are committed to providing personal attention to the unique concerns of each individual pet owner and the needs of each pet.

Our services and facilities are designed to assist in routine preventive care for young and healthy pets, the early detection and treatment of disease as your pet becomes a senior, and complete veterinary medical and pet surgery care as necessary during their lifetime.

Our team

Meet Our Doctors

Hans Bernhard, DVM

Dr. Bernhard is a Raleigh native. He has been a member of the Holly Springs Veterinary Hospital team since completing veterinary school at North Carolina State University in 2005. In 2018, he joined forces with NC based Vets Pets veterinary management group to become a managing partner at Holly Springs Veterinary Hospital. He has a deep passion for client, employee, and patient care.

Away from the office, “Dr. B” loves spending time with his husband Mitch and their two children, Eva and Landon – often taking trips to the beach or traveling to visit the nearest baseball park to watch a game. During the winter, he enjoys traveling to the most majestic mountain he can find to go downhill skiing. His personal pets include dogs, Molly & Belle and cats, Myrtle & Stormy.

Aaron Tolhurst, DVM

Dr. Tolhurst is a 2012 graduate of the North Carolina State University – College of Veterinary Medicine, where he focused his studies in small animal medicine. His particular interests include preventive medicine and surgery. Prior to attending veterinary school, he received a BS degree in Biology in 2003 from Penn State Erie – The Behrend College in Erie, Pennsylvania. He moved to North Carolina in 2008 and still misses the snowy Pennsylvania winters.

When not at work, Dr. Tolhurst enjoys home improvement projects, relaxing outdoors, and spending time with his wife and their cat named Miles.

Garrett Bredar, DVM

Dr. Bredar graduated from Morehead State University with a bachelor’s degree before completing his veterinary medical degree at Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Bredar has a strong interest in surgery, wound management, and dermatology. He enjoys the challenge of helping patients that can’t talk to you and loves developing a connection with clients by helping their pets.

In his spare time, he enjoys hiking with his wife Alex and their dog Chewbacca. When not at work or on the trail, you will find Dr. Bredar cooking or out playing sports.

Claire Lineberger, DVM

Dr. Lineberger is originally from Winston-Salem, NC. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in Public Health in Nutrition and a minor in Chemistry. She then completed veterinary school at Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in May of 2022. Her areas of interest include surgery, animal nutrition, and behavior modification. She also finds joy in partnering with and getting to know clients and their pets.

In her spare time, “Dr. Claire” enjoys crafting, reading, working out, cooking, listening to true crime podcasts, hosting game nights, traveling and spending time with her partner, Aaron. She has three rescue dogs (Theodore, Tucker, and Eleanor) and just added a new feline member to the family (Dale).


“AMAZING!! Amazing staff!! Amazing Dr. T. The staff was so caring. Compassionate. Knowledgeable and Accommodating. The best Animal hospital in the Holly Springs-Apex area. They treat your pets as they are their own. And take so much time with them and the pet owners to explain complicated situations. Truly animal lovers and it shows! And very reasonably priced! Highly recommend!

Kathryn L.

“I am blown away by the kindness and professionalism of this veterinary hospital. I cannot recommend this vet hospital and boarding more. They are fantastic!”

Tabitha G.

“Just moved to the area recently was concerned about finding a new vet. I’m and happy to say I couldn’t be more thrilled with the care my dogs have received here. Everyone is so friendly and they are so thorough and considerate. They clearly love what they do and care about every pet that comes in the office.

Mary R.

Holly Springs

1050 N Main St
Holly Springs, NC 27540
Phone: (919) 567-1775
Email: [email protected] 

Hospital Hours
Mon – Fri: 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Closed: Sundays


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