Our Staff

Veterinary Technician

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Fear Free Certified ProfessionalDiane

Diane has been a Registered Veterinary Technician for over 10 years and is also a veterinary technician specialist in Emergency and Critical Care since 2011. To add to her list of credentials, she will soon begin working towards her technician specialty certification in Clinical Practice. She is originally from Maine and a graduate of the University of Maryland with a Bachelor’s in Animal Science.

Diane has recently become Fear Free Certified! Fear free visits are a fundamental part of Harbor Point Animal Hospital and is something Diane is passionate about. As a Certified “Fear Free Professional,” she is a trusted resource to help owners deliver calm pets to our hospital, enhance the quality of our medicine as well as reduce or remove anxiety triggers that can cause pets to be fearful at home, in transport and at the veterinary hospital.

Diane has lived in North Carolina for 10 years with her husband, Johnny and shares her home currently with their 3 dogs, Hannah – Chihuahua/Westie mix, Evie – Bichon Frise, Sonoma – Field Spaniel and 2 cats, Dover and Phoenix.

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Fear Free Certified ProfessionalKellie

Kellie has been a Registered Veterinary Technician since 2003. She graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science and graduated from Blue Ridge Community College with an Associate’s Degree in Veterinary Technology. Kellie recently became Fear Free certified.

In her free time, Kellie enjoys crafts, cooking, and gardening. She also enjoys spending time with her husband and son and their furry children.

Veterinary Assistants

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Fear Free Certified ProfessionalDJ

DJ grew up in the small town of Albemarle, NC. He also went to North Carolina State University where he majored in Zoology. DJ has a love for everything science and animals. He is very passionate about understanding animal behavior to better care for them. This translates over to making sure all our veterinary patients have the most stress-free visit possible! DJ is Fear-Free Certified.

DJ shares his home with his wife, Emily, and their two furry boys, Mason, a pit mix, and Merlin, a golden/dachshund mix.

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Grace

Grace found her love and passion working with animals at a very young age when her family rescued a Golden Retriever named Texas. While he is no longer with them, he was cherished for many years and will always be in their hearts. Grace was born in Katy, Texas, and moved to the Charlotte area about 5 years ago.

Grace and her husband Cody now have two dogs in their family, Zash, a Belgian Malinois/Pit Mix and Jordi a Basenji Mix. Grace continually strives to serve her community and hospital with the same love and passion she shares with her co-workers at Harbor Point Animal Hospital.

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Fear Free Certified ProfessionalAshley

Ashley has lived in Charlotte and the surrounding area for over 20 years. She is an alumni of UNC Charlotte where she studied Biology and Anthropology. Ashley has been a veterinary assistant for over 2 years and continues to grow in the field of veterinary medicine by becoming Fear-Free Certified!

Ashley and her husband currently have 2 fur children, Link the cat and their newest addition, Gryffin, a German Shepherd, with hopes to add a couple of humans in the future!

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Fear Free Certified ProfessionalKatherine

Katherine began working with a variety of animals at an early age. She is a Mooresville local and graduated from UNC Charlotte with degrees in Spanish and Criminal Justice. Her passion for helping animals has never wavered and this led her to work in the veterinary setting. Katherine is Fear Free Certified and eager to learn new and adaptable ways to help you and your pets!

Katherine currently shares her home with 3 dogs - Luke, Spuds, and Jerry, and 2 cats - Ralph and Carter. She looks forward to caring for your pets the way that she cares for her own!

Customer Service

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Fear Free Certified ProfessionalSandy

Sandy is a North Carolina native who grew up and finished her education in Orlando, Florida. As a young adult, she moved back to North Carolina and has lived in the Denver area for the last 29 years. Currently Sandy shares her heart with Princess, a German Shepard, and CeeCee, a Jack Russell.

Beyond her passion for animals, she loves serving in her church and community and is continually taking in strays of both the 2-legged and 4-legged variety. Sandy is Fear-Free Certified.

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Fear Free Certified ProfessionalAlex

Alex has called North Carolina home for most of her life, aside from a wonderful year spent living outside of Seattle, WA. She grew up surrounded by animals and has always had an interest in working with them. Alex entered the veterinary field over 2 years ago and fell in love with her work. Alex recently became Fear Free Certified and is excited to continue learning and growing her career with Harbor Point Animal Hospital.

In her free time, Alex enjoys spending time with her boyfriend Avery and their two dogs, Gunner a silver lab and Boone a rough collie. They love being by the lake or hiking in the mountains.

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Jess

Jessica attended the University of South Florida where she received a degree in Interdisciplinary Social Science. She was living in Florida while working in the banking industry for over thirteen years. Jessica moved to Charlotte six years ago to be closer to her family. Once she moved to North Carolina she made the decision to change career paths and started working in the emergency veterinary field. Since she started working in the client service area of the veterinary field, she has given five rescue dogs a forever home. Jessica strives to provide excellent customer service to pet owners while interacting with their pets on a daily basis.

Grooming

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Carey

Carey is a North Carolina native who resides in Kannapolis. She has worked with animals since 1995 and began grooming in June of 2001. Carey loves spending time with her son, Aiden, and their two dogs: Sookie and Gia. She is an avid animal lover and motorcycle enthusiast. Carey takes pride in making your pets look and feel their best. She can't wait to spoil them!

Mascot

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Huckleberry Finn

Huck is an English Bulldog who was surrendered to Harbor Point Animal Hospital in March of 2018 at just 3 months old. Huck suffers from Spina Bifida (a congenital spinal cord malformation) and is incontinent of bowel and bladder. Because of his condition, Huck wears diapers and must have his bladder manually expressed. Dr. Laity (and all of the staff at Harbor Point) quickly fell in love with this sweet boy and adopted him. Since March, Huck has undergone spinal surgery to help prevent his symptoms of weakness and incontinence from progressing. In his free time Huck loves playing with his sisters Barley (an English Lab) and Layla (a boxer) and all things peanut butter!