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.
    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, RVT 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. 

  • Teresa Head Receptionist

    Hi everyone, my name is Teresa and I am the Head Veterinary Receptionist here at CVMH.  My boyfriend 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 2 amazing children, one darling grandbaby boy and 7 feline fur babies.  I can’t wait to meet you and your furry family! 

  • Natalie RVT

    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.

  • 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 Tech Assistant

    Hey everyone, I'm Damien and I am a Veterinary Assistant at CVMH. I was born and raised in the Carolinas and have always had a love for animals. I have 2 amazing dogs myself, Huey & Gino. I look forward to meeting your furry best friends and giving them the best care that I can. 

  • Gia Receptionist

    Hello, my name is Gia and I am a Receptionist here at CVMH. I enjoy spending time with my family which includes my boyfriend, our daughter and our 2 dogs Huey & Gino. I love being a part of your fur children's lives and making them feel as comfortable as possible while they are in our care.  I look forward to meeting you and your furry family!

  • Lana Receptionist

    Hi!  My name is Lana and I am a receptionist 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!


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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