Diane, RVT, VTS (ECC)
Diane has been a Registered Veterinary Technician for over 15 years and is also a veterinary technician specialist in Emergency and Critical Care since 2011. She is originally from Maine and a graduate of the University of Maryland with a Bachelor’s in Animal Science.
As a 2016 certified “Fear Free Elite Professional,” Diane is a trusted resource to 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 also completed the Human-Animal Bond Certification Program which helps veterinary staff develop a formal understanding of human-animal interaction research and learn how to use that knowledge in everyday practice.
Diane has lived in North Carolina for nearly 15 years with her husband, Johnny, and shares her home currently with their 3 dogs, Hannah, Sonoma, and Penny -and 2 cats, Dover and Phoenix.
DJ grew up not too far from here in Albemarle, NC before attending North Carolina State University where he received his Bachelor of Science in Zoology. DJ has always been obsessed with 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!
As a leader in our mission of “Changing the Way Pets See the Vet” and a Fear Free Certified Professional, DJ conducts what we call “Happy Visits” where pets come in for treats, friendly interactions, and desensitization of stimuli that may cause fear, anxiety, or stress. Over time, many pets that are skeptical of coming to the vet become happy, willing participants in their annual exams! If you have a pet that experiences fear, anxiety, or stress while at the vet, ask about our “Happy Visits!”
DJ shares his home with his wife, Emily, along with their furry and scaly children: Mason the pit bull mix, Merlin the dachshund mix, Maple the kitty cat, and Midas & Minerva the bearded dragons.
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!
Grooming & Kennel Manager
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!
Inventory & Training Manager
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 worked in the veterinary field for over 6 years and is Fear Free Certified.
Ashley and her husband currently have a son named Luke. They also have three fur babies: Link the cat and 2 German Shepherds, Gryffin and King.