Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

Creekside Animal Clinic is an AAHA-accredited veterinary medical practice, located in Mebane, NC. Our philosophy is to provide unparalleled service and cutting-edge medicine in a warm, non-threatening environment. We understand the strength of the human-animal bond, and we strive to foster this connection through client education and interaction. We place great value in both new technology and one-on-one care and we strive to strike a balance in our approach. You’ll notice a difference the moment you walk in our door. From separate entrances for dogs and cats to the soothing colors in our lobby, we make every effort to ensure your visit is as stress-free as possible.

Please call us at (919) 563-9663 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

Dr. J. Steven Swanner, DVM


Education: DVM, NC State University

Dr. Swanner’s interest in caring for animals was sparked at the age of 10, when he received his veterinary medicine merit badge from the Boy Scouts of America.

From that moment on, he knew he wanted to become a veterinarian. Dr. Swanner followed his dream. He received a B.S. degree in poultry science from NC State University and then graduated from the university’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2006. Prior to opening Creekside Animal Clinic in 2010, Dr. Swanner was an associate veterinarian at Reidsville Veterinary Hospital in Reidsville, NC, where he provided internal medicine, emergency, critical care, dental, and surgical services.

Dr. Swanner has a special interest in client education, internal medicine, dentistry, dermatology, and soft tissue surgery. He enjoys caring for dogs, cats, and the occasional chicken! He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Animal Hospital Association.  Dr. Swanner is also a certified Fear Free practitioner.

Dr. Swanner lives in rural Alamance County with his wife, Julie; sons, Wesley and William; dogs, Bailey and Patty; and cat, Eggbert.

Stephanie Foreman, DVM

Veterinarian (part-time)

Dr. Foreman earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Oklahoma State University and launched her career in 2003 as a Veterinary Corp Officer in the US Army. In this role, she cared for both working dogs and family pets on base. More recently, Dr. Foreman served as a Medical Director for Banfield Pet Hospital and led teams of veterinarians throughout the Washington D.C./Northern Virginia area. She lives in Chapel Hill with her husband, Casey; her Australian Cattle Dog, Ralph; and guinea pigs Harold P. Foreman and Norman P. Foreman IV.