Our story is a great one
Dr. Nicole and Dr. Carrie met while in vet school together at The Ohio State University. They immediately connected, which led them both down to North Carolina, where they worked together for nearly seven years. While they felt very fortunate to have great mentorship to develop their veterinary skills, they were each seeking a better quality of life.
Dr. Carrie went on to work in a fast-paced, busy hospital while Dr. Nicole went to work in a holistic practice, where she further developed her acupuncture and herbal skills.
Finally, in 2013, Whole Pet Veterinary Hospital was born. Dr. Nicole opened the first “holistic” hospital in Davidson to provide a different kind of care and a positive work environment to Lake Norman. After only 10 months, she needed Dr. Carrie’s help, and the two have been working together again since. They are proud of what they have built together and feel lucky to be working alongside one another.
Dr. Nicole Sheehan
Dr. Sheehan's Bio
Certified Veterinary Acupuncture, Certified Veterinary Food Therapy, Certified Veterinary Chinese Herbs, Certified Meridian Autonomic Testing, Fear Free Certified
Special Interests: General medicine and surgery, acupuncture, herbal and alternative medicine, orthopedics, cardiology
Education: The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Hometown: Strongsville, Ohio
Pets: Cooper and Skippy (dogs), Kaya and Simon (cats)
Dr. Nicole Sheehan has always had a love for and ability to communicate with animals since she was a young girl. After graduating from veterinary school and moving from Ohio to North Carolina, she felt at home in the area but not in her profession. She was blessed with mentors as a new graduate who pushed her to practice detailed and advanced medicine, but she wasn’t happy with her quality of life. As she started a family and alternative treatments such as acupuncture, she sought different opportunities to improve her medicine and life. She found herself frustrated by inefficient systems and poor work cultures. Although her son was only one year old and she was pregnant with her daughter, she decided she had to do it differently. So she set up Whole Pet Veterinary Hospital in 2013 to create a place where she could pay her bills and still love going to work. Little did she know this would create so much more!
What resulted was a place where EVERYONE liked coming to work—where people are free to develop their skills and talents in an encouraging and supportive environment. Being free to learn and try new treatments, her clients pushed her harder and harder to move beyond standard treatments that weren’t working to discover new medications that actually reversed the disease. As animals were healing permanently from chronic diseases, she joked that she was “the worse business owner in the world” because her patients were getting better and only needed to come back for yearly check-ups. She was wrong—her results brought her new clients from all over the state and, eventually, phone consults all over the United States, as well as Europe, Australia, and Asia.
In seeing mostly second opinions (or what we lovingly call “sixth opinions”), with a careful history, thorough physical exam, and subtle changes in lab work, she has identified a handful of triggers for animals’ common diseases. Her practice’s mainstay is “Food First,” where high-level nutrition is used first to improve the health and balance of the body. Any signs of toxins or disease triggers are treated with herbal or pharmaceutical medication. While she identifies herself as a holistic Veterinarian, she is willing to use whatever treatments give the best results, and so she still does surgery and chemotherapy when necessary. In the hospital, she will often use laser, ozone, PRP, and acupuncture to improve mobility and treatment outcomes.
After years of reversing chronic diseases that typically are considered irreversible, such as skin allergies, autoimmune disease, kidney failure, and paralysis, she has become convinced all diseases are treatable, including cancer. For example, she has successfully and fully treated her own dog’s heartworm disease with homeopathy, her cat’s kidney failure and hepatitis with herbal medicine, and her own autoimmune disease with herbs and meditation. This outlook on healing has greatly impacted the outlook of her clients and coworkers on their own health and the health of their animals. A common saying you will hear around here is, “Once you see it, you can never unsee it.”
Advanced Courses and Certifications:
- Veterinary acupuncture
- Chinese food therapy
- Veterinary Chinese herbal medicine
- Meridian autonomic testing (muscle testing)
- Detoxification medicine
- Tick- and vector-borne diseases
- Abdominal and cardiac ultrasonography
Publications and Appearances:
- Glycoflex National Commercial
- VetriScience National Advisory Board
- Veterinary Practice News
- VetFolio Podcast
- Fox News Rising
- Charlotte Today
She recently has developed a way of sharing her treatment strategies outside of Whole Pet Veterinary Hospital through Nicole the Vet, where she highlights cases, offers classes to vet professionals, and speaks out about problems within the industry. Visit her on Facebook and Instagram at @nicolethevet and see videos on pet care and nutrition on YouTube at @nicolethevet. Be on the lookout in 2020 for her book on healing animals naturally, and new holistic veterinary hospitals in the area to serve more animals and people!
Dr. Carrie Uehlein
Dr. Uehlein's Bio
Certified Veterinary Acupuncture, Fear Free Certified
Special Interests: General medicine and surgery, soft tissue surgery, acupuncture, ultrasonography, oncology
Education: The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medecine – B.S. 2001, DVM 2005
Hometown: Lorain, Ohio
Pets: Tate (dog), Ketch (cat)
I am that girl who wanted to be a veterinarian since I was a small child. I felt it was my calling when I was young, and I still feel that way today. I am supposed to be a veterinarian—there was no backup plan. This profession is part of who I am.
My family would tease me that I went into this career because I loved animals more than people, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. I decided to become a general practitioner because I truly enjoy getting to know my clients. I had many interests in veterinary school and considered becoming a surgeon, an oncologist, or maybe even an internist, but working in this field throughout high school and college showed me that I wanted to do it all. I wanted to treat the heart, eyes, kidneys, and skin. I wanted to take socks out of the intestines and remove tumors from the abdomen. I wanted to dive into tough medicine cases and put the puzzle pieces together to make that pet well. I wanted to follow through with my patients, making sure they were doing better and staying well. And by wanting to do it all and becoming a general practitioner, I realized that I figured out the greatest part of this profession: the bond and friendship I can make with my clients.
I’ve been called a therapist. I have been told coming to see me is something my clients look forward to in their day. I’m often called a friend. I have become more than a veterinarian to many people, and I honestly believe that I truly care about people. I am interested in their life stories, want to hear about their successes, and am willing to lend an ear when they need to talk about their failures. We all have a story, and that is what makes us human. So yes, my job is to take care of your pet, but my calling is to be a caretaker of all.
But let’s get back to the medicine. I treat every patient as if they were my own. My recommendations for diagnostics or treatment plans for your pet is what I would do for my own in that situation. Clients trust me because they can see just how much I care, and I’m willing to put in the work to find the answers. I won’t give up. I want to see my patients thrive and live as long as possible with the best quality of life. I am certified in acupuncture and have studied Chinese herbs, Western supplements, and food therapy. I take a common-sense approach to treating my patients and integrating different types of medicine to get the best results. I believe in treating the whole pet, not just the presenting clinical complaint. I am thorough in my exams and recommendations, and I communicate clearly on the diagnosis, treatment plan, and future expectations. I will listen to you and make sure I address your concerns while also showing kindness and compassion to your pet.
The last thing you should know about me is that I am crazy about my own pets, and that is why I can understand my clients crazy! That’s a bit of a joke, but I honestly understand how upsetting and stressful it can be when your pet is sick. I have cried in the middle of the night when my dog had diarrhea, and she couldn’t get comfortable. I have sat in a neurologist’s exam room while I waited anxiously for my dog’s MRI results. I have spent hundreds of dollars trying to figure out why my cat was itchy (it was the topical flea prevention), and I have opened many cans of cat food to find out what he likes best. So I understand your stresses because I’ve been there and have agonized over making medical decisions for my own. I can empathize and recognize that it can be difficult to know what’s best for your pet or know how to make them better when they can’t talk to us. So I will be their voice, and I will help you take the best care of your cat or dog…or pig because sometimes I take care of farm animal pets too!
Dr. Carrie Uehlein is a member of and supports the following organizations:
- American Veterinary Medical Association
- American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association
- American Association of TCVM, World Association of TCVM
- Humane Society of the United States
- Hilda Club Member of Farm Sanctuary
- The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine Alumni Association
- Sponsor, Women for Women International
Dr. Tamara Rattray
Dr. Rattray's Bio
Education: Louisiana State University
Hometown: San Diego, CA
Pets: Page and Luna (dogs), Thomas and Moxie (cats)
Special Interests: General medicine, nutrition, holistic and alternative medicine
Dr. Tamara Rattray was born in San Diego, CA, and grew up as an Air Force kid, traveling and living across the US and Europe. Her favorite place to live was Germany, where she met her best friend in elementary school and became jealous that she had a dog. Dr. Rattray adopted her first rescue puppy in middle school when she moved back to the US after months of reading every library book she could check out about caring for dogs. She convinced her parents she needed a dog to train because of all the knowledge she had acquired. Dr. Rattray knew she wanted to care for animals after her first visit to the dog doctor, which set her on a path for the rest of her life.
After graduating high school in SC, Dr. Rattray chose to stay in the state for her undergraduate degrees in biology and chemistry. She was thrilled to be accepted to Louisiana State University right after completing her undergraduate degree and spent the next four years immersing herself in another amazing cultural environment while focusing on companion animal medicine. She chose to return to the Carolinas after graduating from vet school because Charlotte had everything she wanted as a location. Also, her closest high school friends had all moved to the city while she was still studying at LSU. Dr. Rattray has been in Charlotte happily since 2007, practicing in a handful of small animal hospitals and discovering that she is happiest when she is able to utilize integrative medicine. Dr. Rattray had been watching the growth of Whole Pet Veterinary Hospital since 2013 and hopefully awaited the opportunity to apply. She is thrilled to be part of this hospital and is excited to discover and learn all the wonderful natural ways to make our loved pets better.
When not at work, D.r Rattray can be found hiking with her two dogs–Page, a bossy nine-year-old pit bull, and Luna, an energetic four-year-old Australian Shepherd/Border Collie mix. On those days with less than perfect outside weather, she is happily on the couch being a lap to one of her two cats–Moxie, a sassy 14-year-old tabby, and Thomas, a laid back four-year-old fluffy ball of grey fur. Dr. Rattray has loved to travel since she was a child and is two-thirds of the way done with her goal of visiting each of the 50 states. Her favorite places to travel to are Australia and the UK, but she hopes to revisit Europe soon to enjoy the sights and culture as an adult.
Dr. Zoe Forward
Dr. Forward's Bio
Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners
Education: Duke University – B.S. 1995, The Ohio State University – DVM 2000 Diplomate, American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in canine/feline practice 2009
Hometown: Beaufort, NC
Special interests: Board-certified in canine and feline medicine, dentistry, and exotics
Dr. Zoe Forward, a native of North Carolina, grew up on the coast. After graduating with honors from Duke University, she received her DVM from The Ohio State University. Although she loved Ohio State, the snow drove her back to the south. She did an externship in exotic animal medicine at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in Knoxville and the Knoxville Zoo. After a year in private practice in Tennessee, she moved back to North Carolina, where she practiced in Chapel Hill for five years and then Charlotte for the past 12 years.
In the pursuit of cutting edge, progressive general practice medicine, she studied and received an advanced degree from the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) in canine/feline practice in 2009.
Her special interests include canine/feline dentistry, dermatology, and complex endocrine diseases. She also provides care and surgery for small mammals (rabbits, ferrets, rodents, and hedgehogs).
When not being a veterinarian, you can find her cheering on her son at baseball, chasing after her toddler, at her laptop writing fiction, or welcoming home her globetrotting conservation ecologist husband. She’s got an ever-changing menagerie of pets at home to keep the family busy.
Dr. Carlen Ledain
Dr. Ledain's Bio
Special Interests: General medicine and surgery
Education: Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine
Hometown: Queens, New York
Pets: Dex (dog), Jolie (cat)
Dr. Carlen Ledain was born in Queens, New York, and is of Haitian descent. She moved to South Florida as a teenager. She started her adulthood as an interior decorator and knew something was truly missing. She decided to enroll in a local university, and a few months later, a life-changing event happened. She, unfortunately, lost her young cat to a terrible accident. At that moment, she knew that the fulfillment she was missing was caring for animals’ welfare. She completed her Bachelor of Science in biology from Florida International University in Miami, FL and graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine on the island of St. Kitts and Nevis in 2017. Dr. Ledain spent two and a half years living the beautiful island life and studying hard. She completed her clinical year at Auburn University School of Veterinary Medicine in Auburn, Alabama.
After graduating, Dr. Ledain moved again for a short-term internship in Akron, Ohio, and then worked at a small animal general practice nearby for almost two years before moving to the beautiful Charlotte area. She has joined Whole Pet Veterinary Hospital in 2019 and is starting her journey studying integrative medicine under our mentorship. She is Fear Free Certified and is very eager to be part of our hospital and is excited to care for our adored pets.
During her free time, Dr. Ledain loves reading, drawing, painting, and salsa dancing. She can also be found hiking with her pup, Dex, or having a glass of wine and cuddled up with her cat, Jolie, while watching scary movies. She truly enjoys traveling and has been to amazing countries such as Egypt and Peru, to name a couple.
Dr. Melissa Kerns
Dr. Kern's Bio
Dr. Melissa Kerns is originally from Charlotte, NC. She attended Belmont Abbey College, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with her bachelor’s degree in biology. She went on to pursue her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine at the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in Raleigh.
Dr. Kerns chose to pursue veterinary medicine because she is amazed at the impact animals can have in an individual’s and family’s lives. She believes that people can learn so much from pets, such as living in the moment and how to forgive and love unconditionally. She is honored to care for them in return!
Dr. Kerns is a member of the national and state Veterinary Medical Associations, and she is USDA accredited. Her professional interests include senior care, wellness care, and educating pet owners on proper pet care to support the human/animal bond. Dr. Kerns is active in her church, enjoys singing, knitting, quilting/sewing, reading, and spending time with her husband, Alan, their three adult daughters, son-in-law, and a new granddaughter. They share their home with a handsome cat named Rupert and 2 very large South African Boerboel Mastiffs named Clifford and Rosemary.
Education: The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Hometown: Indian Trail, NC
Pets: Penny (dog), Zepi (cat)
Kristin has been in the veterinary field since 2006 and has been a part of the management team at Whole Pet Veterinary Hospital since its opening in 2013. She grew up in Indian Trail, NC, and received her B.A. in psychology from UNC-Charlotte.
She lives in the Lake Norman area with her husband, Eddie, and their children, Lily and Luke. She has one dog, Penny (pit bull), and one cat, Zeppelin. On any given night, you can find her eating Mexican food and drinking margaritas at her favorite restaurant: La Unica. She also loves being outdoors, reading, taking weekend trips to the beach or Charleston, listening to music (she’ll beat you in music trivia!), and spending time with her family.
Kristin is a huge supporter of animal rescue and adoption. She is a pit bull advocate and loves to educate people on this misunderstood breed.
Kristin became Fear Free certified in 2019 and tries to make every visit less stressful for both pet owners and their pets. She is also a member of the Veterinary Hospital Managers Association (VHMA).
Education: Glassboro University
Hometown: Mt. Laurel, NJ
Pets: Kevin and Charlie (yellow labs)
Linda grew up in New Jersey but moved to North Carolina in 2005 with her husband.
After spending over 20 years in the clinical research field, the move to North Carolina allowed her to pursue a career that reflected her love of animals: working at a doggie daycare/boarding facility. During those 13 years, she got to experience the joy of seeing cats and dogs every day.
Over the years of caring for her fur children, she was introduced to and excited about the holistic treatments available to treat many different conditions that her pets were experiencing. She is excited to be a part of this practice and to learn about this area of pet care. She is also Fear Free Certified.
In her spare time, she likes to hike, bike, and hang out with friends and family.
Education: Alfred State College
From: Western New York
Pets: Milfred (cat)
Grace grew up in a small town in western New York. She lived on a farm that consisted of horses, cows, chickens, cats, and dogs. At a young age, she knew she was destined to work with animals. After graduating high school in 2014, she attended Alfred State College for veterinary technology. In 2016, with a degree in hand, Grace moved to Charlotte to pursue a licensed technician job. After working there for a year and a half, she heard about Whole Pet Veterinary Hospital and its holistic approach. She landed the job and couldn’t be happier with her decision. Along the way, Grace has acquired a kitty, Milfred, who loves to terrorize everyone and everything around him.
Education: Otterbein University and Columbus State University
Hometown: Delaware, OH
Pets: Penelope and Ruger (dogs)
Valerie was born and raised just north of Columbus, OH. She moved down to North Carolina in March 2019 and purchased a home in Denver with her fiancé, Zach.
Valerie has worked as an RVT in private practice, The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center, for an orthopedic surgeon and is now excited to have taken over inventory management for our hospital. She is also Fear Free Certified.
When she isn’t placing hospital orders, she and her fiancé enjoy roasting on the lake, hiking, woodworking, and adventuring with their dogs–Penelope, a Catahoula leopard, and Ruger, a chocolate lab.
Valerie could not be happier to have moved to NC and joined our team.
Patient Care Team
Education: Gaston College
From: North Carolina
Pets: Ruby and Crabcake (dogs)
Born and raised in North Carolina, Kayleigh has had a love for animals her whole life. Kayleigh comes to us as a registered technician, graduating from Gaston College in 2008. Kayleigh has a passion for exotic animals and supporting animal charities, her favorite being the World Wildlife Fund. Her favorite part of veterinary medicine is hands-on nursing care and helping the animals recover after illness, injury, or surgery. Kayleigh loves continuing education courses and gaining more knowledge to bring to her position as a technician. She has two dogs of her own: Ruby, a sweet Chihuahua, and Crabcake, an adorable Chiweenie. In her free time, Kayleigh loves to spend time with friends and family. Her favorite place to vacation is Ocean Isle, and she tries to visit as often as she can. She loves loves loves Christmas and enjoys buying decorations and decorating for the holiday.
Education: Miami Jacobs Career College
Hometown: Sidney, OH
Pets: Jordyn, Carmen, and Stella (dogs)
Megan is from a small town in Ohio. She moved to Huntersville in the summer of 2012 after finishing college to pursue a job as a licensed veterinary technician.
Megan got married in September 2016 and bought a house in Huntersville. She currently has three dogs: Jordyn, Carmen, and Stella.
Megan is obsessed with Corgis and anything to do with Corgis.
In her free time, she loves shopping, going to the pool or lake, country music, finding new trails with the pups, and exploring parts of the Charlotte area she hasn’t been to, and spending time with her husband and fur kids. She also enjoys crafting and sewing when she isn’t out and about.
Education: Johnson & Wales University
Hometown: West Bridgewater, MA
Pets: Floyd, Arya, and Mildred (dogs)
Heather was born and raised in southeast Massachusetts. She relocated to Huntersville with her husband and daughter, Lydia. She has been in the veterinary field since 2012 but has had a love for animals since she was young. She grew up with every animal you can think of. Dogs, cats, goats, ducks, pigs—you name it!
Heather grew up as a horse girl and has been riding for 23 years. In her free time, you can find her at the barn, hiking, or walking her dogs. You can also find her running with her German Shepherd, Mildred.
Heather is excited to be a part of the practice and to learn more about the holistic approach!
Education: Gaston College
Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Pets: Nessie (Chinese water dragon) and Mango (Eyelash Crested Gecko)
Aimee joined Whole Pet Veterinary Hospital in 2019 and is Fear Free Certified. She has been working in the field since 2017. Aimee graduated from Gaston College in 2018 with a degree in veterinary medical technology.
She loves reptiles!
Outside of work, you can find Aimee enjoying the outdoors. She also enjoys gardening, playing video games, and creating art.
Education: Kent State University
Hometown: Kent, Ohio
Pets: DD and Ida Mae (dogs), Rascal (cat), Maddie Medusa and Clove (snakes), Jerry and Elizabeth (parakeets), and fish
Animals and their care have always been a huge part of Lynne’s life. She was raised on a small family farm in northeastern Ohio. Growing up, she was very active in both equine and beef 4-H. She was able to gain some experience with exotics managing a pet store while studying at Kent State. Her family then moved to North Carolina, and she went to work for The Institute of Environmental Toxicology at Clemson University working in wildlife research. She then moved back to North Carolina and found her calling as a veterinary assistant and has been blessed to do this job for the past 25 years!
She is very excited to be joining our family and learning how to better help our furry friends by combining traditional and holistic medicine. She is also Fear Free Certified.
In her free time, she enjoys boating and fishing with her husband and son, as well as rehabbing the occasional baby squirrel.
Hometown: Greensboro, NC
Adrienne is a North Carolina native and was born in Greensboro, NC. She has lived all over the state, including Asheville, Topsail Island, Charlotte, and now Concord. Adrienne met her husband right out of high school, has been married to him for 13 years, and has an amazing son in elementary school.
Adrienne’s love of animals started as a child. She has four rescue dogs of her own and fosters at a local puppy rescue when she can. She has worked in the veterinary field for almost 10 years now as a receptionist and assists the veterinarians and technicians in the back.
Adrienne believes that helping animals is exactly what she should be doing with her life and could not be happier to have found a practice that is so caring and has such amazing staff! She is looking forward to building lasting relationships with the staff and clients and to continue doing what she loves!
Education: Methodist University
Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Pets: Oliver and LoLo (cats)
Emily grew up in the Southeast, has lived off and on in the Charlotte area since 1997, and has been back in the area since 2008. Emily comes to us with more than nine years of experience and loves all aspects of her job. She strives for patient care and client satisfaction every day.
Emily has a four-year bachelor’s degree in communication/mass media from Methodist University. She was also a four-year starter and two-year captain of her collegiate softball team. Emily has been married for eight years to her husband Mike, who works in healthcare. They have three four-legged children and hope to have a couple of two-legged children soon. Emily loves to hike, work out, travel, and try new places to eat. Emily also likes to be involved in the community and fundraising for all causes. She is very excited to be back and servicing the Davidson and Lake Norman community. We are excited to have her great attitude and smiling face!
Education: University of Washington
Hometown: Seattle, WA
Pets: Bojangles and Bojack (cats)
Adopted from China and raised in Seattle, WA, Christina moved to Huntersville in October 2016. She has always had a soft spot for all animals, but growing up, she was only allowed to have a hermit crab. She studied biology/physiology at the University of Washington and was originally planning on going into nursing, but after taking zoology, she decided she wanted to work with animals. Christina has experience working in wildlife rehabilitation and worked at a small animal hospital in Seattle that practiced chiropractic and acupuncture. She is excited to continue working at a hospital that offers holistic care.
Christina married her husband, Chris, in Asheville in April 2017, where he promised to keep her happy, “no matter how many cats that may take.” They currently have two rambunctious felines: Bojangles and Bojack. She enjoys hiking, camping, and having cheese and wine nights with the cats in her free time.
bacEducation: Elon University
Hometown: Davidson, NC
Pets: Ladybug (dog), Phoenix and Gryphon (cats)
Breanna grew up right here in Davidson, North Carolina. She has always loved animals and knew from a young age that she wanted to be a veterinarian. In 2016, she interned at Whole Pet Veterinary Hospital to gain experience as a technician. After leaving Davidson to attend Elon University for a biology degree, she moved back in 2018 to work at VHOD again. She applied to veterinary schools back in 2019 and plans to start studying this year. She is also Fear Free Certified. She loves music and traveling; if she could spend all her money on concerts and plane tickets, she would! While at home, she enjoys sitting on the couch with her family’s dog, Ladybug, and two cats, Gryphon and Phoenix.
Education: Gaston College
Hometown: Fort Lawn, SC
Pets: Wednesday (cat), Karm (sugar glider), and Gabby (dog)
Kendel was born in Fort Lawn, SC, and her soft spot for animals started at a young age, spending most of her time outdoors growing up alongside exotics, horses, dogs, cats, and all sorts of critters. Kendel moved to Charlotte when she was seven, and her love for animals continued growing. She has worked at animal shelters and in stables prior to landing a job at a veterinary practice. While there, she gained over four years of experience handling animals as well as exotics, which hold a special place in her heart. While working, she also obtained an associate degree in arts from Gaston College.
In her free time, Kendel enjoys hiking the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, painting, and chilling with her rescues: Wednesday (cat), Karm (sugar glider), and Gabby (standard poodle), who have finally adopted her roommates as part of the family instead of terrorizing them.
Kendel is excited to be a part of our team and learn more about our holistic approach to provide the best care for your pet! She is also Fear Free Certified.
Education: Ashworth College
Hometown: Long Island, NY
Pets: Freydo, Oreo, Pringle, Drake, and Gizmo (cats); Jax (Rottweiler)
Julie is originally from Long Island, NY but moved to North Carolina when she was 10 years old.
She has been working in veterinary medicine since high school. In 2015, she earned certification in veterinary assisting from Ashworth College.
Her interests include supporting her local sports teams…Go Panthers! Go Hornets! She also enjoys going to concerts and watching horror movies.
Education: Penn State University
Hometown: Erie, PA
Pets: Aria (dog), Lucas and Leah (cats)
Sarah is originally from Erie, PA but recently moved to Concord to pursue her passion for working with animals! She graduated from Penn State University in 2014 with a degree in biology. She has two cats named Lucas and Leah and one dog named Aria. Some of Sarah’s passions include snowboarding, golf, gardening, and hiking. She is very excited to get to know our clients and their pets!
Hometown: New Orleans, Louisiana
Pets: Eshgh (cat), Aziz and Nazanin (dogs)
Sara was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. She moved to North Carolina post-Hurricane Katrina.
Sara belongs to her cat, Eshgh (love), and her dogs, Aziz (dearest) and Nazanin (sweetheart).
With over a decade in the field, her bleeding heart shows through her work, and she is passionate to advance her knowledge in holistic veterinary medicine and fear free practices.
Client Care Team
Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Pets: Miss Kitty and Fiona (cats)
Shaina was born in Charlotte and moved to Mooresville in 1995. She has a daughter who will be joining the pharmaceutical research program at Campbell University this year. Go Camels!
In her spare time, she enjoys running and cooking. She also loves to take trips to Asheville to visit her sister. She enjoys hiking and doing hot yoga when she’s there. When she’s not in the mountains, she spends a lot of time in North Myrtle Beach at her family’s house.
Her favorite food is pickles, and she loves making them fresh from her garden each summer.
We are very excited to have Shaina join our team. Her many years of veterinary experience will definitely benefit our clients and patients.
Kelly was born and raised in Western Pennsylvania and moved to Charlotte in 1988. She’s called Huntersville home since 1992. She enjoys the Lake Norman area and resides with her husband, Todd, and two sons, Cameron and Dawson.
In her spare time, she likes to watch movies, shop, and enjoy family time at the beach.
Education: Eastern Michigan University/Pensacola Christian
Hometown: Lake Orion, MI
Pets: Keyla Elizabeth, Bentley Chase, and Raina Lynn (dogs); Tigger Thomas and Cotton Socks (cats)
Tracy grew up in Michigan and lived in Colorado Springs for 15 years before marrying the love of her life and moving back to Michigan. They have three daughters together: Ashley, Leah, and Claire.
Tracy comes to us with more than seven years of experience as a veterinary receptionist/pharmacy tech.
In her spare time, she loves to travel, shop, and spend time with friends and family. Her greatest joy is loving on her precious granddaughter, who just turned one. She also LOVES Christmas.
Tracy is excited about working with an amazing group of ladies and getting to know our clients and their pets.