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Kim knew at a young age that she’d end up working in a field dedicated to animal welfare; it just took her some time to get there! Today, she is proud to be Hambright Animal Hospital’s Practice Manager.
Kim got her foot in the door of the animal-care profession by taking a job with a mobile veterinarian, then moved into numerous roles in specialty and emergency medicine while continuing to volunteer in animal shelters. It wasn’t long before she transitioned into the world of general practice!
Kim and her growing family settled in North Carolina in 2018. She was thrilled to join the Hambright Animal Hospital team in 2019 and looks forward to continuing to help the pets and their pet-parents! Kim loves to work behind-the-scenes to keep everything running smoothly here at the hospital, and knowing that she’s contributing to something much bigger than herself is the ultimate reward for her.
When away from work, Kim enjoys hiking and camping, discovering new restaurants, snuggling her three rescue pups, and reading.
Before becoming a veterinary professional, Danielle worked in sales for several years but didn’t feel completely satisfied. She felt a calling to take her career in another direction—it wasn’t long before she realized that her true path involved animals. Danielle hasn’t looked back since. Now, she’s a proud member of the Hambright Animal Hospital family!
Danielle was born in Charlotte and grew up in Concord, North Carolina. After her time in the sales field, she got her foot in the door of the animal-care world by signing on at another nearby animal hospital as a Veterinary Assistant and front-desk receptionist. After living overseas in Chile for a year—and then volunteering with an animal rehabilitation center in Costa Rica for two months—Danielle returned to the States and signed on here at Hambright Animal Hospital in the fall of 2018.
Away from the office, Danielle likes traveling, longboarding, snowboarding, skateboarding, visiting local breweries, and spending time with friends and family. She and her husband live in Concord with their cat, Mishki, whose favorite pastime is finding new and creative ways to wake up his parents. Danielle and her husband are also excited to welcome their first child into the world in the very near future!
Natalie grew up right here in Huntersville with her parents, two sisters, and the family dog, a Cocker Spaniel named Sunshine. For her, animal care has always been a part of life—there was never a need to consider another career path! Natalie has worked with pets professionally ever since she was in high school, and she’s proud to now serve as a Registered Veterinary Technician and Hambright Animal Hospital’s Technician Manager.
Natalie began her veterinary journey at a doggy daycare facility, then began working at an animal hospital in Dilworth. She received her credentials in veterinary technology from Gaston College. Next, Natalie dove headfirst into emergency care in order to advance her knowledge base and skillset. After four years, she decided to return to general practice and joined the Hambright Animal Hospital team as soon as the clinic was opening its doors for business. Natalie has been a member of the family ever since!
Here at the clinic, Natalie loves communicating one-on-one with pet owners and giving them a great experience each and every time. She’s also passionate about training her team, educating other departments, and helping her team members grow as veterinary professionals and as individuals.
When she’s not at work, Natalie enjoys traveling with her husband—they hope to visit Hawaii, Indonesia, and Thailand in the near future!—and spending time with her pets at home. Both of her animal companions have only three legs: Kiya, a Labrador mix, was adopted by Natalie as a four-week old puppy with a broken leg, and Kevin the cat was surrendered to the emergency facility Natalie worked in with a front-leg wound. Natalie nursed both back to health and has been doting on them ever since!
When Angie was eight years old, her mother allowed a mother cat to stay with the family for the night. That cat ended up giving birth to six kittens. After that experience, Angie knew that she wanted to learn all she could about animals. That passion never left! She’s been helping pets all her life, and she couldn’t be happier to do it as a part of the Hambright Animal Hospital family.
Angie was born in New Jersey but grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina. She was 19 years old when she first started volunteering in animal shelters, further cementing her desire to help pets professionally. At 21, Angie started working in the veterinary field, and she’s been an animal-care professional ever since. When the time came to work closer to home, Angie found an opening here at Hambright Animal Hospital in the fall of 2020—the rest is history.
As a part of the clinic’s Client Services Representative team, Angie makes it her mission to help each and every visitor to the hospital feel comfortable and welcomed. She loves to multitask, and she finds that her job always keeps her on her toes!
Angie’s interests away from the office include decorating, designing, and doting on her own pets at home. She has a dog, Ares, who is a great companion and protector, as well as a loving cat named Blossom and a frisky feline who goes by Batman.
Brittany knows firsthand the deep bonds we share with our animal companions. She’s always wanted to help nurture those connections for others. Working in the world of veterinary medicine allows her to do just that! Brittany is a proud member of Hambright Animal Hospital’s Client Services Representative team.
Born in Marion, Brittany moved to Cornelius with her family at the age of seven, and she’s lived here ever since. Her veterinary career started at a mobile practice, and when the time came to move to a clinic setting, she came across an opportunity here at Hambright Animal Hospital. Brittany joined the team in April of 2021 and hasn’t looked back since. Her favorite part of the job is talking one-on-one with clients. She could listen to fun pet stories all day long!
When she’s not at work, Brittany likes hiking, going on long walks with her dogs, and spending time with her family and pets. She and her partner, Robbie, share their lives with two dogs: Khloe, a Poodle/Chihuahua mix who loves cuddling up to watch TV with her parents, and a crazy Pit Bull mix named Mo who wants to play with anything that moves.
When Cameron was growing up, she spent most of her summers with her grandmother, who lived on a lot of land with a barn. As is often the case, that barn became a safe haven for countless cats, which Cameron would feed every morning as part of her daily chores. Being able to spend time with all of those furry friends sparked a love of animals that would continue to grow as Cameron got older. Today, as a customer service rep here at Hambright, Cameron has turned her passion for pets into a career!
Cameron was introduced to the veterinary industry by her sister, who has worked in the field for more than fifteen years. When a spot opened up at the clinic her sister worked at, Cameron jumped at the chance to get her foot in the door. After recently moved to Charlotte, Cameron knew she wanted to stay in the industry, so she joined the Hambright Animal Hospital team in May of 2023. Professionally, she enjoys building relationships with clients and earning the trust of their beloved animal family members.
Outside of work, Cameron is happily married and mom to a young son. She also has one fur baby of her own – an orange tabby named Triscuit. In her spare time, Cameron enjoys reading, traveling, and attending concerts.
As her children grew older and got ready to graduate high school, Kimberly decided to rejoin the workforce and try something she had always been passionate about: animal care. The veterinary clinic she took her very own pets to was hiring, so she decided to take a leap of faith. The rest is history—Kimberly has been working in animal medicine ever since!
Kimberly grew up in northern Virginia and spent many years working within the Department of Defense or serving as a defense contractor in scheduling or configuration management. After 10 years of being a stay-at-home mother, she jumped headfirst into the veterinary world and has enjoyed every moment since. Kimberly became a part of the Hambright Animal Hospital team in August of 2015, and serves the area’s pets and animal parents as a Client Service Representative.
Around the clinic, Kimberly loves imparting her knowledge to pet owners to help them best understand their companions’ care needs. She’s also extremely detail-oriented and enjoys making sure notes are made properly and that client and patient information is one-hundred percent correct.
When she’s not at work, Kimberly likes swimming, lounging in her backyard, and researching American history and her ancestry. She and her husband of more than 30 years have two grown sons and share their home with three pets: a 13-year old dog whose favorite pastime is being scratched on the back; an 8-year-old Husky who lives part-time with one of Kimberly’s sons; and a loud Siamese cat who is obsessed with food and observing the birds outside.
When Rebecca joined the Hambright Animal Hospital team, she was no stranger to the animal care industry. After the pandemic forced her to pivot her career path, she transitioned from pet boarding into the veterinary field. As one of our Customer Service Representatives, Rebecca gets to continue doing what she loves most in life – helping people and working with animals.
Outside of the clinic, Rebecca resides with her fiancé, Brad, their two parakeets: Huey (who loves to mimic R2D2 whistles) and Marty McFly; and their Aussie-doodle, Louie, who is full of energy and always ready to play.
Rebecca’s hobbies include stand up paddle boarding, hiking, spending time outdoors with Louie, and crafting. She recently started sculpting miniature figures out of polymer clay as a pastime during COVID and it has become one of her favorite things to do indoors.
Kisha has always had a deep connection with animals. One summer break, she and her cousin found a stray dog who was matted and covered in ticks. The two concerned ten-year-olds named him Christopher and, after winning his trust, enlisted the help of a neighbor who was a vet tech. Through their efforts, Christopher was able to return to good health and was eventually adopted into a loving home. This experience ignited a passion in Kisha that would ultimately influence her future career path.
During the pandemic, Kisha began working at another local animal hospital, and the rest is history! She fell in love with veterinary medicine in a way that she never had with any other job she’d held. She recently joined the Hambright Animal Hospital as one of our receptionists. Professionally, Kisha works extra hard to help clients and their pets feel more comfortable with visits to the vet. Her goal is to spread the word about the importance of quality, consistent veterinary care to as many pet owners as possible.
Outside of the clinic, Kisha resides with her parents in the Troutman home where she was born and raised. Their pet family consists of two dogs – a cocker spaniel named Whitney, and an American bully named Artemis – and a bearded dragon named Odin. Before Covid, Kisha took a leap of faith and started her own crafting and baking business, which she still does on the side. One fun fact about Kisha is that she used to do voice-overs for cereal commercials as a kid. To this day, she still enjoys changing her voice and/or accent whenever she’s bored.
Adria moved around a lot while she was growing up, and the one constant she could always count on was her family pets. They were her very best friends in the world, and she’s always known that she wanted to give something back. For Adria, working to better the lives of pets and their owners every day is a dream come true! She’s a proud member of the hospital’s Veterinary Technician team.
Adria attended school in Delhi, New York and then worked in animal hospitals in Saratoga and Syracuse, as well as a clinic in Ulster, Pennsylvania. Upon moving to North Carolina, she helped pets in hospitals in Weddington and Charlotte before joining the team here at Hambright Animal Hospital in 2017.
Adria was thrilled to once again join forces with Dr. Marguerite Gleason after working with her at another nearby practice, and she’s particularly fond of client education and dentistry work. Most of all, Adria loves learning new things and hearing fun pet stories from the area’s animal owners.
In her free time, Adria likes reading, traveling, and spending time with her family, friends, and pets. She has two cats, Eugene and Meeko, both of whom were adopted after they were brought into Hambright Animal Hospital for care, as well as two dogs. Eva is a Great Dane puppy who thinks she is a lap dog, and MayBell the Beagle/Corgi mix is the perfect mix of sweet and sassy.
Bailee has adored animals ever since she was a little girl. She always wanted to acquire more knowledge to know how to better read the pets she came across—that’s why she decided to pursue a career in animal care. Now, Bailee gets to help pets hands-on as a Registered Veterinary Technician!
Bailee is a North Carolina native and attended Gaston College to study veterinary technology. After exploring various areas of the veterinary profession—including emergency medicine, general practice, and mobile clinics—she was referred to Hambright Animal Hospital by an instructor of hers. That was in March of 2021, and Bailee has been a valued member of the clinic family ever since!
As a Tech, Bailee enjoys educating the area’s pet owners on the best care techniques for their animal companions. Medically, she loves catheter placement, blood draws, intubating and preparing for surgery, and much more. Above all, Bailee likes knowing that she’s able to make a lasting impact on the lives of the community’s families.
Bianca was seven years old when she adopted her first kitten. Caring for her childhood pet—who lived to be 19 years old—made one thing very clear to Bianca. She wanted to help pets live as long as possible by working with animals professionally. Her dream just never quit! Now, Bianca is a Registered Veterinary Technician with the Hambright Animal Hospital family.
Bianca is from Virginia and attended Virginia Commonwealth University to study biology, graduating in 2015. Next, she applied for Veterinary Technician school and started working as a Kennel Assistant during her studies. It wasn’t long before she was helping pets hands-on as a Veterinary Assistant, and then she became a Technician and moved here to North Carolina. Bianca joined the Hambright Animal Hospital team in July of 2018 and has been a member of the family ever since!
Medically, Bianca is passionate about senior pet care and enjoys helping pet owners make the most informed decisions regarding their older companions. She’s also fond of surgical work and loves to monitor pets under anesthesia.
When she isn’t helping pets here at the clinic, Bianca enjoys spending time outdoors, hiking, going to the gym, running, and doting on her own pets at home. She and her husband share their lives with three pets: Oakley, a Golden Retriever who has never met someone he doesn’t like, and two food-obsessed cats who go by Mango and Marsha.
Although she’s had a lifelong love for animals, Cari wasn’t always sure what career path she wanted to take. She started college as a biology major and started to explore her options. When Cari stumbled across the Veterinary Technician profession, she knew that she had found her true calling! She’s been caring for pets professionally ever since.
Cari is from a small town in Connecticut and studied biology at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. She earned her Veterinary Technician credentials from Gaston College, graduating in 2001, and launched her career in this area. Having previously worked with Dr. Houghton at another local hospital, Cari jumped at the chance to join forces with him again—she knew that she wanted to get back into general practice after working in emergency care and teaching at a local college for several years. She’s been a member of the Hambright Animal Hospital family since May of 2018.
As a Tech, Cari enjoys anesthesia work and caring for older animal patients. Above all, she loves to meet and greet new pets and animal owners on a daily basis, and she never gets tired of knowing that she’s able to make a lasting difference.
Cari’s interests away from work include going on hikes in the mountains, raising her son, and spending time with her dog at home. She is the proud owner of Luke Skywalker, an Australian Shepherd/Cattle Dog mix who loves exploring the great scenery of North Carolina at every opportunity.
Growing up on a farm in Denver, NC, Jessica has always known she would one day pursue a career in veterinary medicine. A naturally shy person, she found it difficult to make friends when she was younger. To compensate for this, she turned to her family pets. Animals have always been a comfort to her, and now, as a veterinary technician, Jessica is honored to help our clients develop and strengthen the bonds they share with their furry family members.
Jessica’s career journey began at a local doggy daycare. From there, she moved on to work at a different kennel and daycare facility. During this time, she enrolled in Gaston College’s Veterinary Technician program. While attending classes, Jessica took a job as a veterinary assistant at an emergency vet clinic. When this environment became too overwhelming, she decided it was time to transition to general practice. Jessica joined the team at Hambright Animal Hospital in March 2022, and hasn’t looked back since!
Clinically, Jessica enjoys working in the lab – in particular, reading ear and skin cytologies and running bloodwork. Using these tests to piece together the puzzle and reach a definitive diagnosis is incredibly rewarding. Jessica also has a particular knack for comforting patients who are anxious, drawing inspiration from her childhood cat Whiskers, who was terrified of the vet. In Whisker’s honor, it’s her goal to make visits with us as positive and stress-free an experience as possible.
At home, Jessica and her fiancée have a dog and two cats of their own. Beau, a hound mix, loves to stand on his hind legs and is always generous with his daily hugs. Ellie is an extremely smart kitty who knows three tricks: sit, paw, and roll over. Ember is very social and warms up to pretty much anyone. Jessica also counts her parents’ goat, Lady BaBa, as part of her extended animal family. Lady BaBa doesn’t know she’s a goat, though. She thinks she’s a dog.
In her spare time, Jessica can typically be found relaxing at home with her family. She and her fiancée also enjoy playing old-school video games and exploring new hiking trails with Beau.
Growing up in Pennsylvania, Tabitha’s best friend in the world was her Golden Retriever mix. Making sure he was happy and healthy, and visiting the vet’s office frequently for his skin issues, sparked her own interest in the field of veterinary medicine. Tabitha’s passion simply never quit. Now, she helps pets daily as a Registered Veterinary Technician!
Tabitha attended her local vocational school to study in the Veterinary Assistant program, then moved on to the Vet Tech Institute in Pittsburgh. After graduating with her Veterinary Technician’s certification, the job market in Charlotte attracted her—she moved to the area shortly afterward and has been here ever since. Tabitha joined the Hambright Animal Hospital Team in January of 2021.
When she’s not at work, Tabitha likes spending time outdoors, playing a variety of instruments—she plays the ukulele, piano, guitar, banjo, drums, and even sings!—and spending time with her dog. She shares her life with Millie, a goofy pup who knows an incredible amount of tricks.
Growing up near Crowders Mountain, Jordan’s family owned several dogs. Watching them get older and seeing them experience age-related health concerns made Jordan realize that she wanted to learn more about how to care for all animals and help each and every fur-baby live their best possible life. That desire would follow Jordan into her teens and adulthood, ultimately culminating in her becoming a veterinary technician. Today, she is thrilled to be living her childhood dream and loving every minute!
Prior to joining the Hambright team, Jordan volunteered at a local animal shelter. That experience solidified her desire to work with animals and support their wellbeing. From there, she joined a general practice in Gastonia and began her career of caring for pets in a medical setting. Jordan then attended the veterinary medical technology program at Gaston College and graduated in 2022. She became a registered vet tech in 2023 and was welcomed into the Hambright family shortly thereafter.
At home, Jordan has a few unique pets of her own, including a cute jumping spider, a shy tarantula, and several GloFish who live for mealtime. One of Jordan’s favorite hobbies is learning aerial, something she’s been practicing for several years. She also does trapeze and silks and has performed her skills at several local festivals. Jordan’s other pastimes include Xbox gaming, sipping chai tea lattes at local coffee shops, researching subjects like the Titanic and Bigfoot, and visiting the Great Smoky Mountains.
Amanda’s father was a huge animal-lover just like his daughter, and Amanda grew up with everything from dogs, cats, birds, and rabbits to ducks, hamsters, gerbils, fish, a chicken, and a pig. She grew up caring for animals of all shapes and sizes, and always wanted to learn even more about their health and wellness needs. That’s why Amanda decided to become a veterinary professional!
Originally from New Jersey, Amanda launched her animal-care career at a hospital in Waxhaw, North Carolina in 2013. She then moved back to New Jersey for a time, working at a pet clinic there, before returning to North Carolina and taking a job at a busy clinic in Charlotte. Three years later, Amanda decided to search out another opportunity and was thrilled to join the Hambright Animal Hospital family shortly after moving to Huntersville in 2017.
Here at the hospital, Amanda loves learning new and interesting things on a daily basis. She’s particularly fond of studying samples under the microscope and helping out in the surgical ward. Most of all, she enjoys speaking directly with pet owners and meeting their adorable companions every day.
Amanda’s interests outside of work include being outdoors, hiking, kayaking, and running—she ran a 10K in the past and hopes to complete more races in the future. At home, Amanda lives with her husband, Anthony, their young son Nolan, and several pets. The family has two cats named Jane and Thor, as well as an aging dog named Gabby and a spunky puppy who goes by Loki.
When she was in middle school, Amy had the opportunity to shadow a veterinarian for a few days. Getting to part the curtain and see what went on behind the scenes in an animal hospital was eye-opening for her—she knew right away that she wanted to work in the veterinary world herself. Amy never gave up on her dream. Now, she’s a Veterinary Assistant!
Originally from Falls Church, Virginia, Amy launched her veterinary career in 2007 after some time working in retail. She applied to an animal hospital in hopes of becoming a front-desk receptionist, and was lucky enough to be trained on the job to become a Technician. She’s been helping pets in that capacity ever since! Amy joined the Hambright Animal Hospital family in the summer of 2019 when she wanted to learn more about advanced dentistry. Aside from her interests in oral care, she’s particularly fond of working with senior pets and helping them stay comfortable as they age.
When she’s not at work, Amy can be found reading, playing board games, crocheting, and spending time with her two cats, Miss Piggy and Slinky.
Alexis is a pet owner herself. She understands the unwavering love, loyalty, and companionship that our four-legged friends provide, and she wants to do everything in her power to keep them healthy! Alexis gets to do just that as part of the Veterinary Assistant team here at Hambright Animal Hospital.
Alexis was still in high school when she started working on a cattle ranch. The local veterinarian would visit the ranch often, and Alexis soon began shadowing him at his large-animal practice. It wasn’t long before she’d signed on at a small kennel operation just outside of Wilmington, North Carolina, expanding her experience in the animal-care world even further. When she moved to this area from Wilmington in October of 2020 to be closer to family, she started looking for her next opportunity. Now, Alexis is proud to help pets as a part of the Hambright Animal Hospital team!
At home, Alexis has two pets who are best friends: Herman the dog and a cat named Cornelius.
Ever since she was a little girl, Brooke’s fondest memories have always included animals. She grew up with dogs at home and was an avid horseback rider, too. For her, getting to work with animals hands-on to make a positive difference in their lives is a dream come true! Brooke gets to help pets as a Veterinary Assistant here at Hambright Animal Hospital, and plans on attending veterinary school in the near future to become a veterinarian herself.
Brooke was born in Huntington, West Virginia but moved to North Carolina with her family at the age of four. She’s been here ever since! Brooke attended the University of North Carolina at Wilmington to study biology and anthropology, serving as President of the Pre-Veterinary Medical Association there for three years, while also working full-time as a Veterinary Assistant at a local clinic. She graduated in May of 2021 and moved back to Charlotte to spend some time at home before applying to veterinary school. It wasn’t long before she’d signed on here at Hambright Animal Hospital—Brooke couldn’t be happier to help the pets and animal parents of the area as a part of our Veterinary Assistant team!
Around the hospital, Brooke enjoys internal medicine, disease management, and senior pet care. Her favorite part of her job is communicating one-on-one with pet owners, and she loves to provide detailed and understandable information in order to best serve our four-legged friends.
Away from work, Brooke likes playing volleyball, weightlifting and working out, and spending quality time with her family, friends, and pets. She has a long-haired Manx cat named Kiwi, whom she rescued during college, as well as a loveable Siberian Husky named Bentley.
Sometimes seemingly minor things happen that ultimately change the trajectory of our lives. When Jenny was studying graphic design in college, her beloved childhood dog, Cinnamon, became ill. The emotional experience made her realize what she really wanted to do with her life: work with animals. As a Veterinary Assistant, Jenny gets to do what she loves most each and every day!
After finishing school at the Institute of Technical Arts, Jenny landed a job at a veterinary emergency hospital, where she worked for five years. She then relocated to Concord, NC where she worked in general practice for about a year before moving to her current home in Huntersville and taking a position here at Hambright Animal Hospital.
At work, Jenny enjoys getting to be a voice for animals and helping to provide answers to their loving owners. Having been a pet parent herself, she understands all too well how frustrating it can be to not know what to do when your loved one is sick. Being able to provide help and comfort to others during those difficult times is incredibly rewarding.
In her spare time, Jenny enjoys hiking, drawing, binge-watching television shows and traveling. She and her older sister Jaclyn have visited several European countries together and hope to one day cross Japan off their travel bucket list. Jenny doesn’t currently have any pets of her own, but she plans to adopt in the future, whenever that special one happens to find her.
Ever since she was a little girl, it has been Justine’s dream to work with animals in some way. She even took zoology classes while in high school. Being able to help a creature who isn’t capable of helping themselves brings her immense satisfaction and she is thankful every day to be working in this field.
Following high school, Justine’s family moved to Georgia. There, she began getting serious about pursuing a career in the veterinary industry. Her journey began at Banfield Pet Hospital, where she worked as a Receptionist for about a year before moving on to become a Veterinary Assistant at VCA Animal Hospital. After relocating again to Charlotte, NC, Justine decided to join the Hambright Animal Hospital team as one of our star Customer Service Reps.
Professionally speaking, Justine loves every aspect of her job. The variety of different cases she sees every day ensures that she never gets bored. She especially enjoys the more challenging situations, because they keep her on her toes.
Outside of work, Justine is super close with her family, both two-legged and four. She is pet mom to three dogs: a clingy beagle, a lab and a miniature pincher who loves to sleep all day. She also has a clever cat who will eat just about anything he can get his little paws on.
Justine’s personal interests include hiking, kayaking, and spending time at the lake. She also enjoys watching movies – particularly anything scary or crime related. She and her boyfriend love food and trying out different ethnic places. Their absolute favorite is Korean BBQ.
Lexi has had a passion and natural calling for helping animals ever since she was a kid. She would always be eager to pet sit and would help out at a small farm that had horses and donkeys. That passion for animals would remain with her until adulthood, until she found herself joining the staff at Hambright Animal Hospital as a veterinary assistant!
How did Lexi stumble across the animal hospital? It required a bit of luck. After moving to North Carolina from her native state New York, Lexi realized that she needed a job. She was referred by someone to stop by and check out the animal hospital and did so. She was immediately taken aback by how nice and welcoming people were, along with the positive atmosphere.
From being able to bring health and comfort to animals, to educating owners so that they care for their pets, Lexi loves everything about being at Hambright Animal Hospital. She especially loves being surrounded by people who possess the same love and drive for animals as she does.
Lexi currently lives with her soon-to-be-fiancé and her 7-year old daughter, along with her 2 pets, a cat named Jasper and dog named Athena. When she’s not busy at the animal hospital, Lexi enjoys being out in nature hiking. She also loves dancing, singing, photography and making lasting memories with her loved ones!
Growing up, Nereida went to Mexico every year during summer break, where she would spend time with everything from dogs and cats to cows, chickens, and horses. She’s always felt an innate connection with the earth’s creatures—for Nereida, helping pets professionally in the veterinary field was simply the natural choice!
Nereida grew up only a few miles from Huntersville and started working in a boarding and doggie daycare facility as soon as she could. That facility owned several veterinary hospitals, so she had the opportunity to become a Veterinary Assistant. Almost immediately, Nereida knew it was the perfect path for her! When the time came to expand her knowledge and skillset, she decided to join the team here at Hambright Animal Hospital. She’s been a part of the family since May of 2018.
Around the clinic, Nereida is fond of performing dental cleanings and loves to see how a pet’s health can be transformed thanks to good oral care. She also has a soft spot for the hospital’s feline patients, and likes utilizing her certifications in low-stress handling and fear-free practices to help cats feel as comfortable as possible. Most of all, Nereida enjoys being a firsthand witness to the incredible bonds between pets and owners.
At home, Nereida has one pet of her own: Ava, a loveable tuxedo cat.
Like many veterinary professionals, Nichole dreamt of working hands-on with animals when she was a little girl. By the time she started volunteering with an animal hospital during her high-school years, that desire was cemented. Nichole knew that working in veterinary medicine was her true calling! Now, she’s a proud member of Hambright Animal Hospital’s Veterinary Assistant team.
Nichole is from southwestern Virginia, and became a Kennel Attendant at the same clinic she volunteered with originally during high school. Later, she moved to the other side of Charlotte and started working at another animal clinic, where she became a Veterinary Assistant. The knowledge she gained from the Technicians and doctors there continues to serve Nichole to this day!
In 2015, Nichole decided to give herself a shorter commute and signed on here at Hambright Animal Hospital. She’s been caring for the area’s pets and animal owners ever since. Nichole particularly likes performing dental cleanings, and she’s also fond of educating pet owners to help them make the best possible care choices for their four-legged companions.
Nichole’s interests away from work include horseback riding, hiking, camping, traveling, and participating in terrier races with her dog, Luke. She lives with her husband, Jon, their son Nathan, and a multitude of pets: the aforementioned Luke, a Parson Terrier; a pair of Jack Russell mixes named Lulu and Big Head; a Jack Russell rescue named Charlie; Anakin the cat; and two horses named JJ and Moonshine.
Nicole grew up in the Berkshires in Massachusetts, where she spent a lot of time outdoors exploring the forest and riding horses. It wasn’t hard for her to develop a fondness for nature and the animal kingdom early on in life. When the time came to consider a career path, one choice simply seemed to make perfect sense: animal medicine. Nicole hasn’t looked back since!
Nicole enrolled in a work-study program during high school that allowed her to shadow at a local veterinary clinic. Later that summer, she was hired by the hospital until she headed off to college. Next, Nicole moved to Las Vegas and met her husband, then moved to Maryland for a time before relocating to Charlotte. She joined the Hambright Animal Hospital family in 2017, and couldn’t be happier to serve the area’s pets and animal parents as a Veterinary Assistant.
Away from work, Nicole likes taking day trips and spending quality time with her family. Along with her husband and daughter, she shares her life with a long-haired cat, a short-haired cat, and two Cattle Dog mixes. One of her dogs, Kobe, won a barking contest when the family lived in Las Vegas—thanks to his efforts, Nicole and her husband won a night at Mandalay Bay along with two tickets to a production of The Lion King!
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Kelly has wanted to work in the field of veterinary medicine ever since she was a little girl. When her childhood dog contracted a rare autoimmune disease, her fate was sealed: Kelly knew that she wanted to help others’ pets stay happy and healthy in whatever way she could. Her dream simply never wavered. Now, she’s a proud member of the Hambright Animal Hospital family!
Kelly is a Charlotte native and got her foot in the door of the pet care world by dog- and cat-sitting for neighbors. Kelly attended East Carolina University in Greenville NC to study Molecular Biology, where she was apart of the ECU Women’s club soccer team and the veterinary club. She graduated in May of 2021 and has spent her summers working at Hambright to prepare for Veterinary school.
When at the Hospital Kelly loves to hear the unique stories the area’s pet owners have about their animal companions, and bonding with her patients is Kelly’s favorite part of her work. She has also grown a passion for surgery and is looking to peruse a surgical route in the medical field.
While in college Kelly rescued a 6 year old beagle named Jordi. Jordi was rescued with several health problems but with the help of Hambright he is now a very healthy and happy dog.
Kaylee grew up with dogs and cats most of her life, but it was her heaven baby, Astro, who made her realize that she wanted to help other fur babies in need as well. As a veterinary assistant, Kaylee provides care, love, and help to both owners and their pets, which gives her a strong sense of purpose. She knows without a doubt that working with animals was what she was meant to do.
Kaylee’s journey began in Charlotte when she landed a job as a kennel assistant. She immediately fell in love, but soon felt the itch to learn more and grow her skills. Kaylee worked her way up to assistant and joined the Hambright Animal Hospital team in October 2022. She has a passion for emergency medicine and a special interest in surgery and client education. And, of course, who doesn’t love snuggling with puppies and kittens?!
When she’s not at work, you can usually find Kaylee chasing after her young son, whose curiosity, love, and adventure bring out the kid in Kaylee too. Her other hobbies include kayaking, spending time with family, and anything Christmas or Halloween related.
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