Meet Our Veterinary Team

The compassionate veterinary team at Providence Animal Hospital provides the best possible care for our patients and their owners in Charlotte. 

Administrative Staff

Neil Kelker

Hospital Manager

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I have been working in veterinary medicine in the Charlotte area since November 1992, and at Providence Animal Hospital since January 2014. I am the Hospital Manager at both our Waxhaw and Charlotte locations. 

I graduated with a degree in Biology with a minor in Business from Western Carolina University. I have experience working in both general veterinary practice and specialty medicine.

My interest are travel and sports. I’m originally from Pittsburgh (Go Steelers, Pirates and Penguins!). I also enjoy golf and try to play as much as I can.

Laura Landino

Receptionist

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I joined the team at Providence Animal Hospital in June 2019. I am a native of northeast Pennsylvania however, have called Charlotte my home for the past 15 years.

I am married and have two daughters, Briana & Audra. I have two dogs; a beagle mix, Shelby and a boxer mix, Kona. In my free time I enjoy cooking, traveling and spending time with my family, friends and fur babies.

I love meeting our clients and learning about their fur family. I also enjoy working with such a fun and caring staff of professionals.

Maryann Wood

Receptionist

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I joined the team at Providence Animal Hospital in July 2018. I am a USC alumni and honey bee enthusiast.

I have 2 cats, Frank and Beans, and 2 dogs, Mavis and Buttercup.

In my spare time I enjoy beekeeping, traveling and live music.

Ariel Stevens

Receptionist

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Bio coming soon. 

Veterinary Assistants

Jayme Gaylor

Veterinary Assistant

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I began my medical career in 2013 on the human side in the fields of trauma and emergency medicine. In 2018, I had the opportunity to join the amazing team at Providence Animal Hospital and transitioned over to veterinary medicine, and I have not looked back since.

While growing up with many different pets, I got my love of animals from my mother. I am an alumnus of East Carolina University with a soft spot for Schnauzers. I have one fur baby who is the light of my life, Dori Bella.

I love having the opportunity to build long lasting relationships with our clients and their pets. This is has been one of the most rewarding jobs that I have ever had.

Dara Huneycutt

Veterinary Assistant

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Jan Mecca Mlincek

Veterinary Assistant

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I have worked at Providence Animal Hospital for over 10 years. I have years of experience with all types of animals, from dogs and cats, to horses, goats, chickens, geese, rabbits and many others.

Currently I have a number of pets of my own, some of them from a Feral colony I have maintained for 12 years. To add some humor, I'd like to share the names of my furry ones. My oldest is Monkeeface, and my youngest is Joeytribbani. In between, I have, Curbie, Pippi, Baby Cheese, Mew, Blackie, Grey Kitty, Missy, Benjamin, and Baby. In training are Catfish and Pearlie from the Feral colony.

Our pets are precious gifts, and I have been blessed many times. I do have many other interests as well, but they pale in comparison, to the pets, I am lucky enough to care for.

Every single pet that comes in the door, makes my job completely rewarding. It is my honor to be able to care for them. I give them my all, and they give me more.

Sarah Lierz

Veterinary Assistant

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Chris O'Hara

Veterinary Assistant

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I was born and raised in Queens, New York. My interest in the world of veterinary medicine was indisputable from a very young age. My parents who both Migrated from Peru and Colombia discovered my passion for the well-being of animals as early as the age of 7 when I was caught feeding and caring for the stray animals that swarmed the streets of these third world countries.

I completed my studies at Mercy College, Majoring in Pre-Veterinary Medicine with a Minor in Film Studies. I’ve done work internships at the Queens Zoo, Small Animal Practices, Strictly Feline and Exotic practices, and volunteering at international spay/neuter clinics. My special interest includes Neurology, Orthopedics, Small Mammals/Exotics, Internal Medicine, and Emergency.

Outside of Pet Vet Care Centers, I enjoy exploring the city of Charlotte, Sports, Films, Photography, Music, Reading/Writing, and Entrepreneurship. I one day want to open up my own animal sanctuary.

Maria Hale

Veterinary Assistant

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I am a graduate of Purdue University and enjoy yoga, gardening, decorating and walking our two labs, Sophie and Scout. My husband and I have two sons, one is a junior at Purdue and one is a junior in high school.

After working at Providence Animal Hospital from 1995 to 1999, I enjoyed an 18 year maturity leave, returning to work in January 2017.

My favourite part of my job is puppy breath, dog kisses, giving belly rubs and saving a life. And I love working with such a dedicated and positive group of people who come in every day with the mindset to give their all to the animals who love us.

New Patients Welcome

Providence Animal Hospital has been providing comprehensive veterinary care for your cherished pets in Charlotte since 1993.

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704-542-0049