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. Katherine Crocco

Veterinarian

About Dr. Crocco

Dr. Katherine Crocco was born in Orlando, FL, and has lived in TX, AZ, and now, the beautiful state of NC! She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Zoology at Texas Tech University in 2016 before attending veterinary school at Midwestern University in AZ. While attending veterinary school, Dr. Crocco was involved with many extracurricular volunteer projects, from TNR (trap, neuter, release) of feral cats to helping AZ Fish and Wildlife with the medical care of endangered species. She was also the exotic animal chair and then president of Midwestern’s exotics, wildlife, aquatics, and avian medicine club for 3 years. During her clinical year, she focused on gaining experience with exotic animals and wildlife while also becoming more proficient in small animal surgery, dentistry, and clinical pathology. During vet school, she married her high school sweetheart, and they have many pets together, including 4 dogs, 3 cats, a snake, and a horse! She loves all animals, whether scaly, furry, feathery, or slimy. In her spare time, Dr. Crocco enjoys spending time outside, swimming, horseback riding, bird watching, and exploring the natural habitats of snakes and other reptiles in the wild. Dr. Crocco volunteers at local wildlife rehabilitation facilities and is her neighborhood snake relocator.

Her professional interests include exotic animal and avian medicine and husbandry, small animal surgery, internal medicine, geriatric care, and maintaining life-long relationships with her clients and patients. She is also passionate about learning and continuing education in the ever-changing field of veterinary medicine!

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

Billie Kerr

DVM Assistant

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.

Kara Rodriguez

Receptionist, DVM 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

DVM 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.

Ross Frady

Receptionist, Technician Assistant

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.

Kelly Nash

Receptionist, Technician 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.

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!

Jayde Lefler

Technician Assistant

About Jayde

Favorite Part of your job:
Getting to meet all the different breeds and species and learning each one’s personality.

Personal Pets:
Noel is my 11-year-old Chiweenie, Diesel or D is my 7-year-old chocolate lab Australian shepherd mix. I have a beautiful Balinese named Sadie, who is about 4 years old. Dabs(6 years old) and Mary Jane (4 years old) are my fiance’s two orange tabby cats. We also have about a 14-foot reticulated python named Medusa. A Sulcata tortoise names Franklin/ Frankie. A beautiful mack snow leopard gecko names Leia and Han, who is a jungle glow raptor morph leopard gecko. We also have an aquarium with quite a few different fish.

Hobbies/Free time Activities:
I am normally at home tending to the little zoo that I have and gaming with my fiance. I love watching/listening to true-crime podcasts/ tv shows. When I have the time, I enjoy baking and drawing as well.

An Interesting Fact or Something few people know about you:
I guess you could say I’m kind of a nerd, I love all things Disney, Harry Potter, Pokemon, Star Wars, you name it.

Taylor Roland

Technician Assistant

About Taylor

Favorite Part of your job: working with the different animals.

Personal Pets: Dixie is an American bulldog she is 3 years old, Diesel is a 7-month-old husky boy. Fun fact they are both runt babies

Hobbies/Free time Activities: I love spending my free time with my fur babies and family

An Interesting Fact or Something few people know about you: I have a championship ring from high school softball and was voted most athletic.

Taylor Grosvenor

Taylor Grosvenor

Technician 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!

Nicole Garrett

DVM Assistant

About Nicole

Favorite Part of your job: I love working with animals and being able to love the pets that do come in to see us.
Personal Pets(name/species/age/gender): I do not have any pets at the moment.

Hobbies/Free time Activities: I love to watch and go to the movies. I like to read as well when I have free time.

An Interesting Fact or Something few people know about you: I am originally from Kansas but have lived here for about 15 years now.