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. Jennifer Jones

Veterinarian

About Dr. Jones

Dr. Jones has been a colleague of Dr. Adams and Dr. Fennell for many years. She is a graduate of Virginia Tech University with a biology/pre-vet major. She earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2006 from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine after completing her clinical year at the University of Missouri. Dr. Jones grew up in Miami, FL, with a love for animals at a very early age. Her special interests include feline medicine and soft tissue surgery. She attends many medical conferences to keep abreast of current developments in veterinary medicine and has recently become proficient in using surgical lasers. She is licensed in South Carolina and North Carolina. Dr. Jones is a loving “mom” of two rescued pets: one amazing cat, Rave, and a small hyper dog named Remy!

Our Staff

Melissa Griswold

Practice Manager

About Melissa

Year I joined the team:
2020

Favorite part of your job:
Watching the doctors and staff love on and care for each animal that comes into the clinic as if they were their own pets. Everyone here truly loves animals and it is such a beautiful thing to step back and watch.

Personal pets:
Pudge- 8-year-old cat, female, tuxedo
Allie- 8-year-old cat, female, brown tabby
Kitten- 7-year-old cat, female, dilute calico, longhair
Ichigo- 3-year-old cat, male, white and orange tabby
Orion- 8-week-old, male, black and white border collie (from our assistant Billie’s dog, Inferno’s, most recent litter)

Hobbies/free time activities:
I love to read, I love spending time in nature, and my boyfriend and I have just taken up hiking, something we are excited to share with our new puppy, Orion. I love spending time with friends and family and do so as often as possible.

An interesting fact or something few people know about you:
I collect snowglobes and have quite a collection. My grandmother used to buy one for me for each of my birthdays and I began collecting them from cities I’ve visited as well as from special events I attend. I have no intention of stopping anytime soon and I love the variety in my collection.

Ross Frady

Veterinary Assistant & Receptionist

About Ross

Year I joined the team:
2019

Favorite part of your job:
If I’m being honest it’s the puppies and kittens. Adult animals are great too but there isn’t much else like the unbridled joy of a puppy.

Personal pets:
Eleanor and Meryl, 1.5-year-old female cats

Hobbies/free time activities:
Playing guitar and saxophone, video games, watching movies, and doing too much schoolwork

An interesting fact or something few people know about you:
For several years I was the lead guitarist in a very unsuccessful metal band.

Nichol Henderson

Veterinary/Kennel Assistant 

About Nichol

Year I joined the team:
2019

Favorite part of your job:
Assisting with veterinary procedures. 

Personal pets:
– Bo (2-year-old male dog)
– Taffy (6-year-old female dog)

Hobbies/free time activities:
Hiking, woodworking, and dog training.

An interesting fact or something few people know about you:
I won the 2015 NC FFA land judging competition.

Luisa Parham

Vet Tech

About Luisa

Year I joined the team:
2019

Favorite part of your job:
Being hands-on and learning as much as possible

Personal pets:
*Lolita, 4y, feline, DLH, female
*Taz, 4 y, feline, DSH, male
*Tom, 5 y, feline, DSH, male
*Tomasa, 3y, feline, DLH, female

Hobbies/free time activities:
Hands-on crafts and photography

An interesting fact or something few people know about you:
I volunteer for a wildlife organization in Peru

Leah Sherrill

Technician Assistant & Receptionist

About Leah

Year I joined the team:
2020

Favorite part of your job:
Having a wonderful Veterinary family to work with and adorable patients who make me constantly smile.

Personal pets:
CJ, Miniature Schnauzer, 9 yrs old, Male

Hobbies/free time activities:
Artist, Photographer, Entrepreneur/self-employed since 17, and Blogger. I love serving others and helping any way I can! VFW Bingo on Friday nights and helping kids with the Sandbox organization of Charlotte.

An interesting fact or something few people know about you:
Singing is another passion of mine whether alone doing covers or with a group! I used to travel and tour with a worship ministry/group to Nashville, Ohio, etc. It was so much fun!

Kelly Nash

Receptionist & Veterinary Assistant

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.

Kat Iocco

Veterinary Assistant

About Kat

Year I joined the team:
2020

Favorite part of your job:
Calming down animals while they’re getting their exams and making sure they’re comfortable while they’re here

Personal pets:
Holland/Dog (Samoyed)/1yr/girl
Honey/dog(Retriever)/13yr/girl
Sprout/bearded dragon/1yr/boy
Bella/dog(Mastiff mix)/4yr/girl
Max/dog(English bulldog)/3yr/boy
Maui/cat/16yr/girl
Rosie/cat/1yr/girl

Hobbies/free time activities:
Crocheting, gardening, yoga, weight lifting, rugby

An interesting fact or something few people know about you:
I stayed on a game reserve in South Africa for 2 weeks, and our vehicle was almost tipped over by an endangered Black Rhino.

Kara Rodriguez

Veterinary Receptionist & Technician Assistant

About Kara

Year I joined the team:
September 2019

Favorite part of your job:
Working with a group of wonderful coworkers and learning something every day.

Personal pets:
4-year-old domestic longhair cat named Misty

Hobbies/free time activities:
I like to read books and run outside.

An interesting fact or something few people know about you:
I am in school for computer engineering and just finished building my own PC.

Jennifer Moses

Veterinary Technician & Assistant

About Jennifer

Year I joined the team:
October of 2019

Favorite part of your job:
My favorite part of my job is being able to see all of the different species of animals! My day normally consists of seeing at least 1-2 exotics!

Personal pets:
I have 4 very spoiled pets. My sweet German Shepherd named Angel; she is 12 years old, My spoiled Yorkie named Maggie and she just turned 10 years old, A grumpy little grey kitty named Baby and she is about 13 years old, and then my wild Umbrella Cockatoo Lupita who is 20 years old.

Hobbies/free time activities:
In my free time I like to read and craft. I also help my sister and brother-in-law out with their Small business of crafts. I am also OBSESSED with makeup! I love trying out new and crazy looks especially for the holidays.

An interesting fact or something few people know about you:
An interesting fact about myself would be that growing up I actually was terrified of birds! After working here and being able to handle them more, I have now turned into the crazy bird lady of the hospital! After becoming more comfortable with birds, and slowly falling in love with them I ended up rescuing my sweet Lupe in April of 2020.

Jaida Riley

Kennel Assistant

About Jaida

Year I joined the team:
2020

Favorite part of your job:
Seeing all the different patients of course! or probably getting to know the other staff members

Personal pets:
N/A

Hobbies/free time activities:
Painting, drawing,  and doing makeup

An interesting fact or something few people know about you:
I plan on going to school to be a professional makeup artist, or maybe that I have a weird knack for present wrapping!

Billie Kerr

Vet Tech

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.

Amanda Nickel

Dog Groomer

About Amanda

Year I joined the team:
2018

Favorite part of your job:
When I finish a pet and they act like they just got a beautiful makeover and they know they are the cutest

Personal pets:
I have one pup named Gus that is a 16-year-old Shih Tzu/Pekingese/Bulldog mix.

Hobbies/free time activities:
I am obsessed with gardening, I would turn my whole yard into a hobby farm if I thought the HOA would let me get away with it. I also need to keep my hands busy at all times so I do a lot of knitting and crafts. I am a history buff and love reading history books and watching documentaries.  I do love cooking and trying new foods (the cleaning up, not so much)

An interesting fact or something few people know about you:
My interesting side is pretty much the same as my hobbies and activities.