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Brown Creek Animal Hospital


Doctors Skip and Marsha Severt work hard to earn the loyalty of their customers. They found a bank that earned theirs.

As owners of Brown Creek Equine Hospital in Polkton, the Severts credit the success of their practice to quality patient care, communication and relationship building. Smart business decisions don’t hurt either, like finding a bank that has their back.

In 2007, Dr. Skip Severt opened Brown Creek Mobile Veterinary Services. Just three years later, the Severts decided to purchase property for an equine hospital and shopped around for the best loan terms. Uwharrie Bank beat out the competition – not just on interest rates but with their enthusiasm as well.

“I told them what we needed and they were eager to jump on board and help us out,” said Dr. Marsha Severt. “We were a much smaller company and brand new, only three years in at the time.”

The Severts have since made other solid business decisions too, like turning to Uwharrie Bank for equipment loans, vehicle loans, small business loans, and even a business line of credit to help purchase bulk items like medications at end-of-year discount prices.

“The line of credit gives us access to money quickly with the intent to take advantage of deals and sales,” said Dr. Skip Severt. “Sometimes you need it right then to make it happen, and you don’t have to tie up any capital.”

The Severts appreciate doing business with a bank that values the importance of staying competitive in the marketplace. Finding a one-stop shop for all of their business loans has streamlined their operations.

The decision to build an equine hospital turned out to be a good one. The Severts added an additional veterinarian to manage a soaring patient population. They know that as long as they do right by their customers, business will follow. Those same principles have held true for Uwharrie Bank.