Dr. Michael J. "Smokey" Puckett

Large and Small Animal Medicine and Surgery

Smokey was born and raised in Charlotte, the son of a veterinarian, Dr Lewis Puckett.

His love of equine medicine apparently developed at an early age. He remembers asking his Dad to take him on farm calls or to wake him up at night if he had an emergency.  

Smokey attended Auburn University for both undergrad and veterinary school where he graduated magna cum laude (if he does say so himself).  The next four years were spent honing his skills in equine medicine and surgery at Texas A&M University and in Lexington, Kentucky at Hagyard -Davidson & McGee Equine Practice. Working on thoroughbreds in the Bluegrass with Hagyard-Davidson & McGee was exactly what he had always dreamed of doing. However following the birth of their first son Jake, the call to come back home was too great. The next few years were very busy. The practice grew as did their family with two more sons, Pete and Travis.  Most of you have met Smokey's boys by now, quality time often meant taking them along with him on farm calls.

Sylvia must be commended as the wife of an equine veterinarian....rarely was there a holiday without a large animal emergency.  

Dr. Nicolas Lavie

Large Animal Medicine and Surgery

Dr. Lavie is a large animal associate veterinarian at Greenock Farm. He was born in New Orleans, LA and raised in Covington, a small town just north of the Big Easy. Dr. Lavie attended Louisiana State University for both his undergraduate and veterinary degrees. He graduated from the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine in 2014 then moved to Weatherford, TX for an equine internship at Weatherford Equine Medical Center. There he was able to continue developing his interests in sport horse medicine, reproduction, and dentistry, and also assist in managing a wide array of difficult medical and surgical cases. While Dr. Lavie’s main passion in veterinary medicine is equine medicine, he also has interests in small ruminant medicine and surgery. 


Dr. Lavie is happily married to his wife Elise, who is also a large animal veterinarian. He enjoys spending his free time hiking, camping and cooking Cajun food. Nick and Elise have one dog, Chloe, and Elise’s cat Mambo, who Nick tolerates.


Dr. Trenna Manwarren

Small Animal Medicine and Surgery

Dr. Trenna ManWarren graduated from the Veterinary College at Cornell University. In 1998 she relocated to the Charlotte area with her husband. Her interests include geriatric medicine, dentistry, and small mammal care. In addition to practicing veterinary medicine, she enjoys caring for her three children, cooking, horseback riding and mountain biking.


Dr. Daniel Norris

Large and Small Animal Medicine and Surgery

Dr. Daniel Norris grew up in Midland, North Carolina, and graduated from Mount Pleasant High School.  He then went to North Carolina State University where he obtained three Bachelor of Science Degrees in Animal Science, Biology, and History, and a Master’s Degree in Animal Science. He continued his education at Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine where he received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree in 2017. War Eagle.

While pursuing his education at N.C. State he met his wife Tara. In his spare time he enjoys working with local drumlines, including Fusion Percussion, where he is the Director. He also enjoys traveling with his family. He loves to read and is very interested in Presidential biographies.

His veterinary career began at Greenock Farm many years ago where he volunteered and worked in the summer during college. He is excited about beginning his career at Greenock Farm.