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Meet Our Veterinarians


Our veterinary team consists of 16 veterinarians, including an ABVP (American Board of Veterinary Practitioners) specialist who is board certified in canine and feline medicine and 15 generalists. Our veterinarians have a broad range of experience and interests, which allows us to offer a full range of care for our patients. Our team also includes board certified radiologists who consult with our veterinarians.

Dr. Becky Bocchicchio

Dr. Becky  Bocchicchio

Dr. Becky Bocchicchio offers veterinary services to patients in the greater Charlotte area.

Professional Degrees: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine,
St. George’s University

Professional Associations:

  • American Veterinary Medical Association

Special Interests:

  • Preventative Medicine & Wellness Care
  • Skin and Allergy Diseases
  • Internal Medicine
  • Ophthalmology
  • Human Animal Bond
  • Emergency Veterinary Medicine

Advanced Training or Certification:

  • Fear Free

Dr. Becky Bocchiccio grew up in Long Island, New York.  She attended SUNY Delhi for her Associates in Veterinary Technology and then attended Binghamton University where she received a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She attended veterinary school at St. George’s University in the beautiful Caribbean Island of Grenada.  


Dr. Bocchiccio has a Papillion named Maggie Mae and an island dog known as a Grenadian pot hound named Ellie Mae. In her free time, she enjoys beach days, sailing, traveling and trying new restaurants. What she loves most is spending time with her wonderful friends, family, and dogs wherever that may be.

 

Dr. Ashley Jackson

Dr. Ashley Jackson

Professional Degrees:

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine,
Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine
Clinical year at University of Tennessee

Professional Associations: 

  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association

Special Interests: 

  • Preventative Medicine & Wellness Care
  • Feral Cat Medicine and Population Control
  • General & Orthopedic Surgery
  • Dentistry
  • Feline (Cat, Kitten) Medicine & Surgery
  • Senior Pet Care
  • Human Animal Bond


Dr. Ashley Jackson lives in Charlotte, NC with her husband, dog (German Shepherd x Belgian Malinois) and 3 cats (orange tabby and 2 torti’s). Dr. Jackson’s special interests within the veterinary field are surgery, dentistry, preventative medicine, and behavior. She has plans to pursue further training in Fear Free practices and Dentistry techniques as they are so important in helping our furry friends live their best lives. She is a member of the AVMA and NCVMA.

Dr. Jackson graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. She completed her undergraduate degree at Assumption College, where she was fortunate enough to play softball all four years. In her off time, she enjoys spending time outside on Lake Norman with her family and pup. She is also a big DIY fan and has many home projects she wants to complete. Dr. Jackson is very excited to join the AMH team, to further her knowledge, and strive to practice best medicine for her patients.

Dr. Maria-Jose Lopez

Dr. Maria-Jose Lopez

Dr. Maria-Jose Lopez offers veterinary services to patients in the greater Charlotte area. 

Professional Degrees: 

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine,
Universidad Mayor, Santiago Chile

Professional Associations: 

  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association

Special Interests:

  • Preventative Medicine and Wellness
  • Internal Medicine
  • Neurology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Surgery

Dr. Maria-Jose Lopez lives in Charlotte, NC with her husband and two cats (Galileo and Puffy. Dr. Lopez’s special interests are neurology, emergency medicine, internal medicine, and surgery. She is a member of AVMA and NCVMA. 

Dr. Lopez graduated top of her class from Universidad Mayor in Santiago, Chile. Dr. Lopez is currently pursuing an internship in order to gain more experience and advanced training in the small animal field.   

Dr. Katelyn Molinaro

Dr. Katelyn  Molinaro

Dr. Katelyn Molinaro offers veterinary services to patients in the Greater Charlotte area.

Professional degrees: 

Veterinariae Medicinae Doctoris,
University of Pennsylvania

Professional associations: 

  • American Veterinary Association

Special interests:  

  • Shelter Medicine
  • Ophthalmology
  • Behavior

Advanced training/certification:

  • Fear Free


Dr. Katelyn Molinaro attended veterinary school at the University of Pennsylvania.  There she spent time volunteering in spay and neuter clinics in various animal shelters where she learned high quality, high volume spay, and neuter techniques. 

In her free time, she enjoys growing house plants, spending time with her family and friends, enjoying the great outdoors and trying new food.  She has a domestic shorthair cat named Phish.

Dr. Helen Wright

Dr. Helen  Wright

Dr. Helen Wright offers veterinary services to patients in the greater Charlotte area. 

Professional Degrees: 

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine,
St. George’s University Grenada 

Professional Associations: 

  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association
  • Fear Free Practitioners
  • Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians

Special interests: 

  • Exotic Animal Medicine
  • Emergency Veterinary Medicine
  • Ophthalmology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Client Education
  • Human-Animal Bond

Advanced Training: 

  • Fear-Free
  • Veterinary Dentistry

Dr. Wright is originally Silver Spring, Maryland and has wanted to be a veterinarian for as long as she can remember. She studied Biology and Spanish at Elon University. During college, Dr. Wright worked with an animal behaviorist and published research on Mockingbird mating mimicry. 

Dr. Wright graduated from St. George’s University in Grenada with honors and also received the Veterinary Public Health and Zoetis Revolution Award of Service. On the island, she organized vaccination clinics for the community and researched a rare species of snake. She completed her clinical year at North Carolina State University. 

She strives to provide the best patient care to cats, dogs, and exotics while practicing fear-free medicine to make visits to the vet the most positive experience. 

In her free time, she enjoys traveling, hiking, kayaking, skiing, and biking.

Dr. Richard Coe

Dr. Richard Coe

Dr Richard Coe retired from practice in 2002 in order to focus on the management of the practice.

Professional Degrees:
1979 Doctor of Veterinary Medicine,
Auburn University

Professional Associations: 

  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • American Animal Hospital Association
  • North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association
  • Veterinary Management Group 1

Special Interests: 

  • Veterinary Practice Management

Dr. Richard Coe began his college career at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, with an eye toward earning a degree in business. While there, he adopted a German Shepherd and became interested in animal health and wellness. He continued with his plans to enter the business world, but after a few years of working for American Oil Company, he decided to pursue his interest in veterinary medicine. Dr. Richard Coe enrolled at Auburn University where he completed an undergraduate degree in Animal Science. He then continued on at Auburn University where he graduated with his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine.

Along with his wife, Dr. Richard Coe opened Animal Medical Hospital in 1983. After practicing veterinary medicine for many years, Dr. Richard Coe took a step back from practicing to focus on the management aspect of running a veterinary hospital. Under the Coe’s leadership, Animal Medical Hospital has become one of the largest general veterinary practices in the southeast. He feels, that it is important for Animal Medical Hospital to be innovative and through that mindset, AMH became one of the first veterinary hospitals to use electronic medical records, to offer an internship program outside of the university setting, was the first 24-hour general veterinary practice in Charlotte and AMH offers robust onsite continuing education.

When not overseeing the day-to-day operations of Animal Medical Hospital, Dr. Coe can be found exercising or watching sports, especially professional and Southeastern Conference football. He enjoys traveling throughout the United States to attend veterinarian meetings and is a member of the Veterinary Management Group 1, which shares best practice ideas.

Dr. Susan Coe

Dr. Susan Coe

Dr. Susan Coe offers veterinary services, including dermatology, cardiology, and ultrasound, to patients in the greater Charlotte area.  

Professional Degrees: 1981 Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Auburn University

American Board of Veterinary Practitioners,
Canine and Feline

Professional Associations: 

  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • American Animal Hospital Association
  • American Association of Feline Practitioners
  • North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association

Special Interests: 

  • Veterinary Dermatology 
  • Preventative Medicine & Wellness Care
  • Veterinary Ultrasonography
  • Internal Medicine including cardiology and endocrinology
  • Senior Pet Care
  • Ophthalmology

 Advanced Training or Certification

  • Universal Ultrasound Course Level 1 and 2

Dr. Susan Coe’s youthful interest in science and math, coupled with her innate love of animals, led to her decision to become a veterinarian. She finds all animal medicine exciting and challenging. Her special interests include dermatology, ultrasound, cardiology, internal medicine/endocrinology, and ophthalmology.

Dr. Susan Coe graduated from Western Kentucky University with a major in biology and a minor in chemistry and animal science. She then attended Auburn University Veterinary School, where she received her degree in veterinary medicine, graduating with honors. Since graduation, Dr. Susan Coe has become a diplomat of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners through a three-year process. 

Dr. Susan Coe is married to Dr. Richard Coe, and together they have two human children, Trey and Katie, and three fur kids. Jack, an orange cats as well as Gus and Lola, both Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.  Dr. Susan Coe is an active member of many organizations, including the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Animal Hospital Association, the American Association of Feline Practitioners, Metrolina Business Council, the board of Philip’s Academy, and the congregation of Myers Park Presbyterian Church. In her free time, Dr. Susan Coe enjoys traveling, reading historical biographies, and exercising, but her favorite leisure activity is golf.

Dr. Kerri Blackburn

Dr. Kerri Blackburn

Dr. Kerri Blackburn offers veterinary services, including preventative medicine and wellness care, to patients in the greater Charlotte area.  

Professional Degrees:
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine,
University of Florida

Professional Associations: 

  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • American Animal Hospital Association
  • North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association

Special Interests: 

  • Preventative Medicine & Wellness Care
  • General & Orthopedic Surgery
  • Skin and Allergy Diseases
  • Veterinary Ultrasonography
  • GI Disorders and Endoscopy
  • Internal Medicine including cardiology and endocrinology
  • Cancer Chemotherapy

 Advanced Training or Certification

  • Universal Ultrasound Course Level 1 and 2
  • Veterinary Dentistry
  • Fear Free

Dr. Kerri Blackburn has wanted to be a veterinarian since she was three years old. She loves the challenges posed by veterinary medicine and truly enjoys resolving the physical maladies that befall our companion animals. Her special interests include nutrition, internal medicine, surgery, neurology, oncology, and ultrasound. Dr. Blackburn serves as the General Practice and Surgery Medical Director.

Dr. Blackburn attended the University of South Florida for her undergraduate studies in microbiology and received her veterinary degree for the University of Florida. She also completed an internship with Affiliated Veterinary Specialists in Florida. Dr. Blackburn has attended multiple CE events, including AVCIM and WVC. 

Dr. Blackburn has participated in research regarding giardia to better treat and diagnose this infection Dr. Blackburn is a member of AAHA, NCVMA, AVMA, World Vets and in a network of ER vets for disasters in North Carolina.

Several animals share Dr. Blackburn’s life, including 2 dogs, Kaya and Roxie and 2 cats, Hamburglar and Stache. When not working, Dr. Blackburn enjoys spending time with her husband and son, painting and pursuing artistic activities. She can also be found hiking, whitewater rafting, mountain biking and practicing yoga.

Dr. Lauren Goode

Dr. Lauren  Goode

Dr. Lauren Goode offers services, including emergency veterinary medicine, to patients in the greater Charlotte area.  

Professional Degrees:
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine,
University of Florida

Professional Associations: 

  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • American Animal Hospital Association
  • Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society

Special Interests: 

  • Feline (Cat, Kitten) Medicine & Surgery
  • Endoscopy
  • Cardiology and Endocrinology
  • Soft Tissue Emergency Surgery
  • Client Education
  • Infectious Disease Control
  • Senior Pet Care
  • Neonatal Medicine and Husbandry
  • Human-Animal Bond
  • Emergency and Critical Care Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Lauren Goode is a native of North Carolina but grew up in Florida. She attended the University of Central Florida in Orlando, FL where she completed her undergraduate degree. She then moved to Gainesville, FL where she received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Florida (Go Gators!). Dr. Goode completed a year-long rotating internship after veterinary school and went on to practice emergency medicine, which is her true passion. Dr. Goode serves as the Emergency and Advanced Care Medical Director at Animal Medical Hospital. 

Dr. Goode’s special interests within the veterinary field include emergency and critical care as well as difficult wound management.  She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society (VECCS).

Dr. Goode loves the city of Charlotte and has been living here since graduating veterinary school. She lives here with her two cats, Kaufman and Paulie, and two dogs; Bogey, a Grenadian Pot Hound, and Cassie, a Pit Bull. In her free time Dr. Goode enjoys spending time with her pets, practicing yoga, cultivating her house plants and exploring the culinary and cultural aspects of Charlotte. 

 

Dr. Bridget Andersen

Dr. Bridget Andersen

Professional Degrees:
Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine, 
Virginia- Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine

Professional Associations: 

  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • American Animal Hospital Association
  • American Association of Feline Practitioners
  • Foundation for Veterinary Dentistry
  • Fear Free Practitioners

Special Interests: 

  • Preventative Medicine & Wellness Care
  • Veterinary Dentistry 
  • Soft Tissue Surgery
  • Skin and Allergy Diseases
  • Feline (Cat, Kitten) Medicine & Surgery
  • Internal Medicine

 Advanced Training or Certification

  • Veterinary Dentistry
  • Fear Free

Dr. Bridget Andersen is originally from Virginia. She finds all animal medicine exciting and rewarding. She attended Vanderbilt University where she received her undergraduate degree.  She then continued her academic pursuit of veterinary medicine at Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. After veterinary school, Dr. Andersen completed a year-long emergency internship. 

Dr. Andersen is very passionate about improving the lives of her patients through veterinary dentistry. She attends the Veterinary Dental Forum annually and is a member of the American Dental Society. Her goal is to make sure that AMH is able to provide the very best dental care. She is also a member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners.  One of her passions is Fear-Free Medicine, which implements methods to ease the stress on pets and their people while they are in our hospital.

In her free time, Dr. Andersen enjoys spending time with her husband and Chuckles, a poodle mix adopted during her internship year.  

Dr. Sandy Tisdelle

Dr. Sandy Tisdelle

Dr. Sandy Tisdelle offers veterinary services to patients in the greater Charlotte area.  

Professional Degrees:
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine,
University of Florida

Professional Associations: 

  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • American Animal Hospital Association
  • North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association

Special Interests: 

  • Preventative Medicine & Wellness Care
  • Feline (Cat, Kitten) Medicine & Surgery
  • Internal Medicine
  • Soft Tissue Surgery
  • Veterinary Dermatology
  • Ophthalmology

 Dr. Sandy Tisdelle was born and raised in Green Cove Springs, FL. After attending and graduating from Elon University with a degree in Biology, she returned to her hometown to work as a technician in a local veterinary practice. It was this experience that helped her determine to pursue veterinary medicine as her career path. She attended the University of Florida to obtain her doctorate and graduated with honors. Dr. Tisdelle then completed an internship at Louisiana State University focused on emergency medicine and surgery. Dr. Tisdelle’s special interests include dermatology, cytology, and internal medicine. She is a proud member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).

Dr. Tisdelle had a Beagle named Maggie as her first pet, and a Golden Retriever, Aurora, that lived to be 16 years old growing up! She now has another Beagle, Magnolia. The most unique animal she has ever treated was in Honduras while on a vet school trip – baby Toucans! Dr. Tisdelle’s dream would be to treat penguins.

In her spare time, Dr. Tisdelle enjoys spending time with her husband and any activities outdoors – walking Magnolia, hiking, riding her bike. She also enjoys hanging out with her friends, going to concerts, playing with her nephews, and visiting family & friends.

 

Dr. Erin Thomas

Dr. Erin Thomas

Dr. Erin Thomas offers veterinary services, including feline medicine and emergency care, to patients in the greater Charlotte area.  

Professional Degrees:
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine,
Iowa State University

Professional Associations

  • American Veterinary Medical Association

Special Interests:

  • Feline (Cat, Kitten) Medicine & Surgery
  • Neonatal Medicine and Husbandry
  • Feral Cat Medicine and Population Control
  • Emergency Surgery and Emergency Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Erin Thomas is originally from Iowa. Dr. Thomas knew at a young age that veterinary medicine was her true passion. She attended Iowa State University where she received her undergraduate degree in Animal Science. She continued Iowa State University where she received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Thomas completed a year-long emergency internship after veterinary school.

Her professional interests include emergency/critical care, surgery, and neonatal/pediatric medicine. Dr. Thomas especially enjoys urinary and gastrointestinal surgeries. Dr. Thomas can often be found with a foster kitten or two in her care.  She has worked to establish a Foster Kitten Program here at Animal Medical Hospital, which has found homes for countless kittens since its introduction.  Dr. Thomas has treated lions, Cape buffalo, antelope, rhinoceros, and giraffes in South Africa!

Dr. Thomas currently has 3 dogs – Kingsley, a golden retriever, Kylie, a yellow lab and Princess, an Aussie Mix and 3 cats – Sammy, Kody, and Spider (called Spidey). Her personal hobbies include hiking, camping, and reading.

 

Dr. Ashley Gray

Dr. Ashley Gray

Dr. Ashley Gray offers veterinary services, including fear free visits, to patients in the greater Charlotte area.  

Professional Degrees:
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine,

Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine

Professional Associations: 

  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • American Animal Hospital Association
  • Fear Free Practitioners

Special Interests: 

  • Preventative Medicine & Wellness Care
  • Dentistry
  • Feline (Cat, Kitten) Medicine & Surgery
  • Veterinary Ultrasonography
  • Senior Pet Care
  • Human Animal Bond

 Advanced Training or Certification

  • Universal Ultrasound Course Level 1 and 2
  • Veterinary Dentistry
  • Fear Free

Dr. Ashley Gray lives in Charlotte, NC with her husband, dogs (two Aussie mixes_, and 2 cats (long haired gray cats). Dr. Gray’s special interests within the veterinary field are emergency medicine, internal medicine, surgery, and dentistry. She also has a strong passion for integrative medicine and has plans to pursue advanced training in physical therapy and acupuncture as these are important adjunct therapies to bring to her patient’s lives both post-operatively and for palliation. Dr. Gray also values a fear free veterinary visit and works individually with each patient to ensure the visit is tailored to their special needs. Dr. Gray serves as the Internship Director at AMH. She is a member of the AVMA and NCVMA.

Dr. Gray graduated Cum Laude from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. She went to Virginia Tech for her undergraduate studies as well. Following veterinary school, Dr. Gray pursued an internship in order to gain more experience and advanced training within the small animal field. Dr. Gray has enjoyed being a part of the Animal Medical Hospital team and strives to provide her patients with the best care possible. 

 

Dr. Sarah A. Gerard

Dr. Sarah A.  Gerard

Dr. Gerard is originally from Miami, Florida. She grew up with four redheaded siblings who lovingly called her the nerd of the family. Her tremendous love of both school and animals was evident at a very young age. As a child, she not only wished to adopt every stray in the neighborhood, but she insisted her mother pull over the car to relocate deceased animals to a more peaceful place of final rest. Her love of school resulted in her being the first in her family to go to college. Dr. Gerard attended the University of Florida where she completed three degrees: Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Gerard is a licensed veterinarian in both Florida and North Carolina. She worked for several years as a General Practitioner at a 10-doctor small animal hospital. She then worked for two years as a General Practitioner at another large small animal hospital that also served as a 24-hour emergency and referral center. She has done relief work in shelter medicine, at the SPCA, the Humane Society, and single-doctor practices. She has also assisted with several Trap-Neuter-Release programs. She has traveled to Mexico and Ecuador to provide veterinary care to a variety of different animals living in underserved communities.

Dr. Gerard is a member of the AVMA, NCVMA, and FVMA. Her professional interests include dentistry, dermatology, pet obesity, cytology, gerontology, and client education. Her personal interests include Crossfit, running, photography, travel, and anything food-related. She is married to Todd Gerard and together they live with their furry daughter, Daisy, a Boxer mix that loves her dad as much as she loves food.

Dr. Jessica Lipsett

Jessica  Lipsett

Dr. Jessica Lipsett offers veterinary services to patients in the greater Charlotte area.  

Professional Degrees:
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine,

Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine

Professional Associations: 

  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • American Animal Hospital Association
  • North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association

Special Interests: 

  • Dentistry
  • General & Orthopedic Surgery
  • Human-Animal Bond
  • Osteoarthritis and Orthopedics
  • Pain Management

 Dr. Jessica Lipsett was born and raised in Syracuse, NY. She attended Syracuse University, where she received her undergraduate degree in biology. She wanted to explore a different part of the country, so she made the move from Syracuse to Baton Rouge, Louisiana to attend the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine. While there, she was the president of the Surgery Club and was also awarded the Surgery Student of the Year award during her senior year. Dr. Lipsett spent her summers at North Carolina State University and Nutramax Laboratories in Maryland, doing research on canine arthritis and pain management. She graduated summa cum laude from veterinary school.

After school, Dr. Lipsett completed her rotating internship in small animal medicine, emergency, and surgery at Ohio State University. She then moved to Rochester, NY and started practicing in a small animal hospital. A few years later, life took her to Long Island where she began working as a house call veterinarian. This opportunity gave her the chance to get to know her clients and patients on a more personal level while practicing medicine in unique environments. She had the chance to relocate to Charlotte and absolutely loves living in the city.

Dr. Lipsett's professional interests include pain management and orthopedics. She has a very affectionate cat named Izzy, who loves car rides and food. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, camping, working out, and traveling.

 

Dr. Jillian Richter

Dr. Jillian  Richter

Dr. Jillian Richter offers veterinary services to patients in the greater Charlotte area.

Professional Degrees:
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine,
University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine

Professional Associations: 

  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • American Animal Hospital Association
  • North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association

Special Interests: 

  • Preventative Medicine & Wellness Care
  • Client Education
  • Senior Pet Care
  • Human Animal Bond

 Advanced Training or Certification

  • Fear Free

Dr. Jillian Richter is originally from Connecticut but made the move down south when she attended Clemson University (Go Tigers!) to receive her undergraduate degree. Dr. Richter then went on to attend the University of Pennsylvania where she graduated with her Veterinariae Medicinae Doctoris degree.  

Dr. Richter grew up with beagles who helped shape her passion for veterinary medicine and the human-animal bond. When she is not working, she loves to cook, try new restaurants, travel, and spend time with her friends and family. 

Dr. Laura Schoenig

Dr. Laura  Schoenig

Dr. Laura Schoenig offers veterinary services to patients in the greater Charlotte area.  

Professional Degrees:
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine,
University of Georgia

Professional Associations: 

  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • American Animal Hospital Association
  • North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association

Special Interests: 

  • Cardiology
  • Endocrinology
  • Soft Tissue Surgery
  • Client Education
  • Infectious Disease Control
  • Senior Pet Care
  • Human Animal Bond

Dr. Laura Schoenig grew up on a farm in Charlottesville, Virginia.  She completed her undergraduate degree in psychology at the University of South Carolina.  She then went on to earn her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine at the University of Georgia.  After graduation, she completed a private general practice internship, and is happy to now call Charlotte and AMH home. Dr. Schoenig’s interests in veterinary medicine include surgery, cardiology, and emergency medicine.  She is a member of AVMA and NCVMA.  

In her spare time, Dr. Schoenig enjoys spending time with her two dogs (Lucky and Molly) and her cat (Odie Bob).  Her hobbies include spending time outside, especially at the lake, exploring the brewery scene in Charlotte, and reading.  Her family still resides in Virginia, so she also travels home to see her niece and nephew whenever time allows.

 

Dr. Amanda Slusky

Dr. Amanda  Slusky

Dr. Amanda Slusky offers veterinary services, including emergency veterinary care, to patients in the greater Charlotte area.  

Professional Degrees:
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine,
North Carolina State University

Professional Associations: 

  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association
  • Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Society

Special Interests:

  • Skin and Allergy Diseases
  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology
  • Nutrition

Advanced Training or Certification

  • Fear Free

Dr. Amanda Slusky is originally from Woodbridge, Connecticut. Her passion for animals began at a young age with a love of marine animals. She attended the University of Connecticut for her undergraduate studies, where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science. Dr. Slusky then moved to Raleigh, NC for veterinary school and received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from North Carolina State University. She was inducted into Phi Zeta, the national veterinary honor society.

Dr. Slusky’s professional interests include companion animal nutrition and emergency veterinary medicine. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association (NCVMA). When not working, Dr. Slusky enjoys fitness, cooking, spending time with her husband, and her cats, Evelyn and Gracie. 

 

 

Dr. Katie Havill

Dr. Katie Havill

Dr. Katie Havill offers veterinary services to patients in the greater Charlotte area.  

Professional Degrees:
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine,
Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine

Professional Associations: 

  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association

Special Interests: 

  • Soft Tissue and Orthopedic Surgery
  • Emergency Care

Dr. Katie Havill was born in Orlando, FL. She attended the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL where she completed her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. She then moved to Starkville, MS where she received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine at Mississippi State University. 

Dr. Havill’s special interests within the veterinary field include emergency and critical care as well as soft tissue surgery. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association (NCVMA).

In her free time, Dr. Havill spends time at home with her dogs Beau, a Hound Mix, Teddy, a Labrador Retriever, and Nala, a Shepherd Mix. Dr. Havill enjoys horseback riding with her two horses, Sport, and Geronimo. She also enjoys hiking, working out, spending time with family and exploring the local breweries.

 

Dr. Eric Ferrell

Dr. Eric  Ferrell

Dr. Ferrell completed his veterinary degree and diagnostic imaging residency at the University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine. He served as a Clinical Assistant Professor and Faculty Radiologist at the University of Florida. His interests include small animal radiography, ultrasound and cross sectional imaging. Dr. Ferrell is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Radiology (Dipl. ACVR, 2005). Dr. Ferrell owns and operates Veterinary Radiology Consultants in Florida and provides remote interpretation for all radiographs taken at Animal Medical Hospital.

Dr. Matt Ritter

Dr. Matt Ritter

Dr. Matt Ritter attended Iowa State University where he received his undergraduate degree in Zoology. He then continued on at Iowa State University where he graduated with his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Ritter completed an internship in medicine and surgery at the University of Pennsylvania and a residency in surgery at Michigan State University. Dr. Ritter became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in January 2007 (Dipl. ACVS). Dr. Ritter owns Acacia Mobile Veterinary Surgery and provides assistance to our veterinary team with advanced surgical cases.

Dr. Ritter performs orthopedic, neurologic, oncologic, and soft tissue surgeries but has a special focus in orthopedics and cruciate ligament disease. When he is not performing surgeries, he is a taxi service for his eight children and their activities. Currently his pets include three dogs, three cats, and three rabbits.

 

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