Meet Our Team

Staff Directory

  • Thomas Watson
    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.

    After graduating from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Mississippi State University in 1993, Dr. Watson relocated to Charlotte and worked as an associate veterinarian and a traveling relief doctor at vet hospitals throughout North Carolina. While in veterinary school, Dr. Watson was called to serve his country as an Army combat officer during Desert Storm. Committed to his team and serving the Charlotte community, Dr. Watson regulary donates his time and skills to non-profit organizations for homeless pets and was the 'Resident Veterinarian' on Charlotte's Fox News Rising morning TV show for 6 years. An avid outdoorsman, Dr. Watson enjoys camping, hiking, mountain biking, golf, scuba diving, and photography. He is the proud parent of his son Lucas and numerous rescued dogs and cats: 2 dogs and 1 cat at this time.

  • Dr. Fine CVMH
    Dr. Joy Fine

    Dr. Joy Fine is originally from Perrysburg, Ohio.  She has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Richmond where she was a member of the university dance company, a member of the Alpha Phi sisterhood, and founded the pre-veterinary club.
    She earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Ross University where she was the vice-president of the student chapter of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians.
    She completed in certification in Veterinary Acupuncture from the Chi Institute on the first day of Chinese New Year 2012.
    When not working, Dr. Fine enjoys practicing tai chi, dancing, cooking, and attending performing arts events.

  • Peggy Bentley cvmh
    Peggy LVT, Practice Manager

    Hi,  my name is Peggy and I am the Practice Manager and a Veterinary Technician here at CVMH. I have been a Licensed Veterinary technician for many years in both Michigan and Florida.  I have transplanted to Charlotte area now and am lucky enough to be part of the Carolina's Veterinary Medical Hospital family!
    I have 3 grown children that have all transplanted here as well.  I have been a part of the CVMH family since January 2019 and I love all the things Charlotte has to offer.
    I look forward to meeting you and your fur babies. 

  • Natalie Parent CVMH
    Natalie RVT, Offsite Practice Manager

    Hey, my name is Natalie and I am a Registered Veterinary Technician and offsite Practice Manager here at CVMH. I am originally from Michigan where I attended the Veterinary Technician program at Baker College of Port Huron.  I graduated with an Associates degree in Applied Science in the summer of 2007. Shortly after, I was welcomed to CVMH and I have loved every minute of it. I enjoy anything outdoors, especially the beach and a nice bonfire! I love activities involving dancing or gatherings with friends and family. Everyday with your furry family members is a happy reminder why I have wanted to work with animals my whole life. My furry family consists of two cats adopted from different places: Missy and Spooky. Along with my kitty gang is my little chihuahua Quila, whom you may see running around when visiting us.  Please feel free to stop by for a tour. I can’t wait to meet your animal family.

  • Teresa Foy cvmh
    Teresa Client Services Supervisor

    Hi everyone, my name is Teresa and I am the Client Services Supervisor here at CVMH.  My fiance and I moved from Waynesville, NC to be closer to our family.   I left the hospitality industry in 2012 to pursue a career in animal care. Realizing very quickly that this is where I belong, I have been loving every minute of growing in this field and caring for amazing patients.  We have two amazing children, four darling grandchildren and seven feline fur babies.  I can’t wait to meet you and your furry family! 

  • Annalisa and Sully CVMH
    Annalisa Kennel Manager

    Hi! My name is Annalisa and the Kennel Manager and a Veterinary Assistant 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.  I am currently in school to become a Veterinary Technician but my long term goal is to become a Veterinarian. I am very family oriented and love being a big sister! I love being a part of our CVMH family. I have also gained amazing bonds between our wonderful clients and their fur babies that I cherish.  Come in and see us, I look forward to meeting you and your babies! 

  • Damien bigham cvmh
    Damien Vet Assistant

    Hello everyone, my name is Damien, and I am a veterinary assistant here at CVMH. I was born and raised in the Carolinas and while I graduated with an Engineering degree, I have always had a love for animals, and I enjoy working and learning with them every day. I have 3 dogs of my own, Gino, Vittoria and Huey.  I look forward to meeting you and your pet and giving them the best care that I can.

  • Gia CVMG receptionist
    Gia Client Services

    Hey there! My name is Gia, and I am a Client Services Rep here at CVMH. I was born and raised on the west coast and lived in Las Vegas for 10 years before I moved to North Carolina in 2013. My love for animals started young as I have always had dogs and/or cats growing up. I currently have 3 dogs of my own, Gino, Huey, and Vittoria who constantly keep me busy, along with my daughter Sophia. I cannot wait to meet you and your furry best friend and give them the best care that they deserve!

  • Lana cvmh
    Lana Client Services

    Hi!  My name is Lana and I am a Client Services Rep here at CVMH.  I recently moved to Charlotte in 2020 after living in sunny Florida for over 30 years. I have enjoyed working at Animal Hospitals for most of my life and can’t imagine doing anything else.  I have 2 daughters Stephanie, who lives here with me, and Jamie who lives with her husband in Seattle.  I also have a dog named Rambo and a cat named Ninja. Next time you come by the Hospital please say Hi!

  • Amy cvmh
    Amy Vet Tech

    Hello, my name is Amy. I attended Vet Tech school at Gaston College and graduated in 2016. I have worked intermittently in the field since. I chose this career because I have always had a soft spot for all animals ranging from babies to seniors and won the 'Biggest Heart' award in school. 

    In my free time, I love watching The Office and spending time with my long-time boyfriend, Michael. We have two dogs, Reba Barkintire and Diesel and three cats, Oliver, Penelope Lane and Harley!

    I joined the CVMH family December 2022 and I have really enjoyed getting to meet all your furbabies and you! I look forward to seeing/meeting them all and you soon!

  • Sydney cvmh
    Sydney Animal Care Giver

    Hi, my name is Sydney and I am a Animal Care Giver here at CVMH. I have been an avid animal lover my whole life. I studied Criminal Justice at Winthrop University, and though I loved it, I quickly realized I was meant to work with animals. I am currently a Penn-Foster Vet Tech student, and couldn’t be more excited for all the new things I’m going to learn. I can’t wait to meet your furry best friends!

Location and Hours

10330 Feld Farm Lane Charlotte, NC 28210

Carolinas Veterinary Medical Hospital


7:30 am - 6:00 pm


7:30 am - 6:00 pm


7:30 am - 6:00 pm


7:30 am - 6:00 pm


7:30 am - 5:00 pm



7:30 am - 12:00 pm