We proudly offer expanded avian services upon referral and with a direct appointment!

Veterinary care in Huntersville, NC.

We have a full-service clinic offering state-of-the-art veterinary services in an upscale atmosphere.

We go above and beyond for your family.

We treat our patients as if they were our own pets and offer clients service that they desire and deserve. We also take an individualized approach to the long-term care of each of our patients and are dedicated to providing our clients with the ability to make appropriate decisions concerning the health care of their furry companions.

Thank you for trusting us with your pet’s care! Stop by for a personalized tour of our facility and have a glass of sweet tea with us on our patio. We look forward to meeting you and your pets!

Our Doctors

Dr. Alisha Fennell

Veterinarian

About Dr. Fennell

Dr. Alisha Fennell is one of the founding members of Carolinas Veterinary Care Clinic, since 2011. She grew up in Summersville, West Virginia where family dogs, cats, ferrets, and birds were a large part of her life. Dr. Fennell attended the University of South Carolina, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. During her third year of undergraduate, she received early admittance and a scholarship to Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine near Auburn, Alabama. While in veterinary school she was a member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners and received awards for Outstanding Excellence in Veterinary Anesthesia and Pharmacology. Dr. Fennell completed an internal medicine preceptorship at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in 2007 where she met her now business partner Dr. Adams.  Her areas of interest lie in the field of Veterinary Dermatology, Surgery, and Exotic Animal Medicine. Dr. Fennell lives in Lake Norman with her husband of 16 years and her 18-year-old cat Reise.

Dr. Alycen Adams

Veterinarian

About Dr. Adams

Dr. Adams is one of the founding members of Carolinas Veterinary Care Clinic, since 2011.

Though I have grown to love and enjoy the urban lifestyle of Charlotte, NC, I grew up on a small farm in rural southwest Tennessee. It was this upbringing that made me realize my desire to be a veterinarian at a very early age. It also piqued my interest in learning about farm animals as well as companion animals. It was this upbringing that allowed me to have a childhood filled with pets and exposure to farm animals. I attended high school at Hardin County High School in Savannah, TN where I not only maintained my interest in veterinary medicine but also was a member of the softball team, the symphonic band, and the marching band. After completion of high school, my interest in veterinary medicine had only grown since childhood so I relocated to Martin, TN where I attended the University of Tennessee at Martin. I graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture with a major in Animal Science in May of 2003. While attending the University of Tennessee at Martin I was also invited to be a member of the university’s symphonic band in which I played the flute and piccolo. Because of my love of music, I became a member and eventually an officer of Sigma Alpha Iota the professional music fraternity for women. I was also honored to be a member of Alpha Zeta and Phi Kappa Phi Honor societies. It was during my first year of college that I was finally of age to work in the field of veterinary medicine and have been working in the veterinary field in some capacity ever since. This valuable experience further confirmed that Veterinary medicine was my desired career that I wanted to pursue. Upon completion of my Bachelor’s degree, I accepted admission to The University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in Knoxville, TN. While attending veterinary school I was a member of Alpha Psi Veterinary Professional Fraternity. I was accepted into the USDA animal health technician internship program for veterinary students during my second year of veterinary school. I participated in center of excellence projects working with the internal medicine and nutrition service at the University of Tennessee’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital. I developed a strong interest in nutrition that has only grown while in practice. Early in my formal training, I realized that I have a strong interest in Endocrinology, Internal Medicine, and bovine reproductive and herd medicine. I expanded my training in these areas through my clinical year and through various externships. Shortly after receipt of my degree as a doctor of veterinary medicine, I participated in an additional internship at the University of California at Davis’ research center where I furthered my knowledge and training in bovine reproduction and herd medicine. It was a great experience and I learned so much but the main thing I took away from the experience is that small animal medicine was my true passion and the direction I wanted to take my career. It made me realize how much I love helping people’s pets because really I am helping their family members. It is truly rewarding to make people’s lives more complete by keeping their four-legged family members happy and healthy. In order to fulfill this passion, I accepted a job in the Charlotte, NC area and have been practicing small animal medicine since Fall 2007. Besides my passion for small animal medicine, I continue to have a love of music of all genres and enjoy attending concerts. I also enjoy outdoor activities such as gardening and swimming. I enjoy attending live sporting events. Most of all she enjoys spending her free time with friends and family, visiting Tennessee family, and spending time with her dog, Flash, and cat, Sarah.

Dr. Tracey Ritzman

Dr. Tracey Ritzman

Veterinarian, Avian and Exotic Companion Mammal Board Certified Specialist

About Dr. Ritzman

Dr. Ritzman graduated from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1995. During the first year of her veterinary career, she completed an avian and exotic animal medicine internship with Kaytee Products. She then remained on staff at Kaytee Products for several years after her internship with a focus on avicultural medicine and avian nutritional research. Dr. Ritzman became board certified in Avian Practice with the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in 2002 and she served as a staff veterinarian in the Avian/Exotics Section of Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston, MA from 1998 until 2006. She then went on to become certified in Exotic Companion Mammal practice in 2010. She supports the veterinary community through teaching in the area of avian and exotic animal medicine and recently moved to the Charlotte area with her husband and son from Michigan.

Our Staff

Billie Kerr

Lead Surgery Technician

About Billie

Year I joined the team:
Jan. 2014

Favorite part of your job:
I enjoy helping in surgical procedures and dentals. I like helping and teaching the younger staff that are just coming into the field.

Personal pets:
Roxie: Borer Collie, 14.5 yrs old, spayed female
Inferno: Border Collie, 3 yrs old, female
Picasso: Border Collie, 5 months, male
Trooper: Tuxedo kitty, 8 yrs old, neutered male
Niko: Siamese mix, 5 yrs old, neutered male
Pico: Orange tabby: 6 months, neutered male
Pekin ducks: 3 females and 2 males

Hobbies/free time activities:
I enjoy sheep and duck herding with my dogs on the weekends. When I’m not working my dogs, I like being at the barn with my daughter and her horse, reading on my kindle or just being with my family. I run MJ Border Collies, where I train and breed BC’s for working and sport homes.

An interesting fact or something few people know about you:
In high school, I was in a movie called Nightmare in Montgomery county that was filmed here in Huntersville. I trained and showed Quarter Horses in Western Pleasure for several years.

Kelly

Kelly Nash

Lead Receptionist

About Kelly

Year I joined the team:
2019

Favorite part of your job:
Dogs and dragons! I love interacting with all of the clients and I love being able to comfort all the pets.

Personal pets:
I have two wonderful dogs: Tiberius (he is the best boy), he is a 6 year old boxer/pittie mix. Reese (she is a sweet little lamb); she is a 3-year-old boxer/pittie mix. I also have 1 plecostamus catfish named Oliver.

Hobbies/free time activities:
I love a good documentary (historical or true crime) and I love a big chunky fantasy book to devour

An interesting fact or something few people know about you:
I am an open book and also quite boring.

Taylor Grosvenor

Taylor Grosvenor

Lead Veterinary Care and Facilities Assistant

About Taylor

Favorite Part of your job: Being able to see all the exotics and learning about them. Also being able to see the veterinary technicians’ daily tasks to see if I want to go to school to become one.

Personal Pets: Kaylee and Grayson are mutts and are 9-10 years old. Myrtle is almost 2 years old and is a Pit-bull/ boxer mix. The last family member is Hobbs and he is almost 1 and is a full-blooded Boxer.

Hobbies/Free time Activities: Horseback riding and hang out with my friends.

An Interesting Fact or Something few people know about you: One thing people don’t know about me is I’m an identical twin!

Kristin

Kristin Ledford

Veterinary Technician

About Kristin

Year Joined Team: 2022

Favorite Part of your job: Learning about and seeing exotics and that everyone here is so nice!

Personal Pets(name/species/age/gender): Lupin is a 4-year-old male Carolina dog mix, Despair is a 2-year-old male DMH, Murph is a 2-year-old female ball python, and Taffy is a 9-month-old male ball python

Hobbies/Free time Activities: I read a lot of books, play video games, trail hike, and I am currently in school to be a licensed vet tech hoping to specialize in exotics!

An Interesting Fact or Something few people know about you: I have 32 spiders and counting! 28 tarantulas, 3 brown widows, and a wolf spider.

Nikki

Nikki Rumble

Technician Assistant

About Nikki

Year Joined Team: 2022

Favorite Part of your job: Being able to help all the kitties, but I love being around all animals

Personal Pets(name/species/age/gender): Bessie Coleman is a 6-year-old female black and white feline

Hobbies/Free time Activities: Walking my cat on her leash and volunteering at the cat shelter (Princeton Meow)

An Interesting Fact or Something few people know about you: I have a degree in interior design, but helping animals is my true calling.

Pierce

Pierce Pirando

Technician Assistant

About Pierce

Year Joined Team: 2022

Favorite Part of your job: Feeding bunnies veggies

Personal Pets(name/species/age/gender): Delle is a 3-year-old male cavapoo

Hobbies/Free time Activities: Trading cards, board games, and exercise

An Interesting Fact or Something few people know about you: I groomed baseball fields for two years

Taylor Grosvenor

Jessie Dillbeck

Receptionist

About Jessie

When I joined the team: November 2021

Favorite Part of your job: Working with awesome people, helping people and their animals, and learning about different species.

Personal Pets: Mr. Meow Meow is a 7-year-old male cat, Bob is a 5-year-old male cat, Skye is a 3-year-old female cat, and Batman is a 2-month-old male cat

Hobbies/Free time Activities: My free time is spent with my three boys, as they keep me busy. I love spending time at the beach with my Mom and Sisters.

An Interesting Fact or Something few people know about you: I am currently going to school for my medical coding certification, CPC.

Taylor Grosvenor

Victoria Cooper

Receptionist

About Victoria

When I joined the team: 2022

Favorite Part of your job: Getting to learn about and see animals and exotics I don’t see on a regular basis

Personal Pets: Percy is a 4-year-old male red merle aussie and Copenhagen is a 2-year-old male red golden retriever

Hobbies/Free Time Activities:heavy metal shows, reading books, and finding new things to do with the pups

An Interesting Fact or Something few people know about you: When I was younger my Mother made me do beauty pageants and the age of about 1, I won my one and only pageant.

Taylor Grosvenor

Laila Locklear

Groomer

About Laila

When I joined the team: 2022

Favorite Part of your job: Meeting the pups and building a bond.

Personal Pets: Lilo a 4-year-old cat, and Winnie and Sea Pea are my two lion head bunnies who are 1 year old and both females. Juniper, Willow, Curry, and Ivy, are guinea pigs who are 5 and 4 years old.

Hobbies/Free Time Activities: During my free time I enjoy writing novels and scripts, playing video games or reading novels and comic books.