Meet Our Team

Staff Directory

  • Dr.
    Thomas Watson

    As one of Charlotte's most talented veterinary orthopedic and soft tissue surgeons, Dr. Thomas Watson leads a seasoned team of trained and licensed animal technicians with more than 100 years of experience. Dr. Watson is the founder and owner of the Carolinas Veterinary Medical Hospital serving patients from puppies and kittens to lions and tigers since 1998.

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  • Dr.
    Lawson Hardee

    Hello everyone, I am Dr. Lawson Hardee. Overall I've been in the vet world circa 2008. I'm a proud Clemson and Missisippi State alumnus! I've always had a passion for animals and pursued my dream job.

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  • Heather Whelan

    I am an Animal Caregiver at CVMH. My pet family currently includes two dogs, Jerri and Demi, and a ferret named Rex. While growing up, in Somers, NY, I had a dog, cat and guinea pig but I always wanted more animals. My mother used to say, 'When you grow up, you can have as many animals as you want.'

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  • Natalie Parent

    Hey, my name is Natalie and I am a Registered Veterinary Technician and the Practice Manager here at CVMH. I am originally from Michigan where I attended the Veterinary Technician program at Baker College of Port Huron.

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  • Kimmie Swaim

    Hello, my name is Kimmie and I am a Verterinary Assistant here at CVMH.  I moved to Charlotte in 2008 to pursue my degree in Earth Sciences at UNC Charlotte. Since then, I have had the privilege of making my passion for animals my career. I have been in this field since 2008 and have experience in animal husbandry varying from animal hospitals and boarding facilities, to museums such as Discovery Place.

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  • Brittany Goldsmith

    Hi there! My name is Brittany and I am the Customer Service Manager here at CVMH. I grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and spent all of my life there before I moved to Charlotte in June 2015, when I started working at CVMH. I have always had a passion for animals. I've been horseback riding since I was 10 years old and have grown up with cats and dogs.

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  • Jayda Robbins

    Hello, my name is Jayda and I am an Animal Caregiver at CVMH. I have 3 adorable fur babies, 1 kitty and 2 dogs. I have been surrounded by animals throughout my life which lead me to pursue becoming a veterinary technician.

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  • Annalisa Boyce

    Hi! My name is Annalisa and I am an Animal Caregiver at CVMH.  I am a proud parent of 4 fur babies. I have 2 cats, Shimi and Max and 2 pups, Gabbie and Sully. I have had a love for animals since the day I was born and have dedicated my life to trying to help as many animals as I can.  

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  • Peggy Bentley

    Bio coming soon!

  • Nia Powell

    Hello! My name is Nia and I’m a Veterinary Assistant and Receptionist at CVMH. I’ve wanted to be in the veterinary field for as long as I can remember. Growing up, I was always doing something animal related and I’ve worked with many different kinds of animals. When I was in college, I even volunteered at the Australia Zoo!


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  • Melissa Santa Maria

    Bio coming soon..

  • Teresa Foy

    Hi everyone, my name is Teresa and I am a Veterinary Receptionist here at CVMH.  My boyfriend and I moved from Waynesville, NC to be closer to our family. 

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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Monday:

7:30 am

6:00 pm

Tuesday:

7:30 am

6:00 pm

Wednesday:

7:30 am

6:00 pm

Thursday:

7:30 am

6:00 pm

Friday:

7:30 am

6:00 pm

Saturday:

7:30 am

12:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

Closed

Testimonial

Read What Our Clients Say

  • "For over 15 years Dr. Watson has cared for our pets. I trust his opinions. The level of care given at this clinic is the best I have seen."
    Sandra D
  • "Best Veterinarians! Highly recommend them."
    Rhonda H
  • "The staff and doctors here are very friendly and professional. I had a 17-year-old cat that had been sick in my previous vet had never diagnosed him. Since he’s had his surgery he has gained 4 pounds! They’re Wonderful!"
    Jennifer G