Surrounded by beloved animals from an early age, it was only natural that Scott would earn the rank of Eagle Scout through his work at his local humane society. Scott was drawn to the mountains of NC by the outdoor-friendly climate, the hiking and camping, and the animal-friendly culture. He joined our team in 2007 and has since become an integral member of the CSAH family. Scott brings to our hospital a special interest in working with frightened and aggressive animals. His gentle touch, versatility, and extraordinary skill help ensure that each patient receives the best possible care. When not at the hospital, Scott spends time with two-legged friends as well as with his feline friend Miso, his Ball Python Igby, and exploring WNC with Nougat the Beagle.
Our veterinary assistants greet our patients and clients, and prepare you to see the doctor. They obtain laboratory samples, fill prescriptions, restrain pets, and perform an array of other duties throughout the day. They are very knowledgeable and able to answer many of your questions.
Jaime came to CSAH in March 2008 from Roanoke, Virginia, where she worked for a hunter/jumper stable. She has completed an AAS degree in Equine Technology and a BA in Anthropology from Appalachian State University. Jaime enjoys bike riding, eating veggies, and playing roller derby.
Jess moved to Asheville in 2006 to study at Warren Wilson College, and started working as an assistant at CSAH in 2008. She has since gone back to school at UNCA to pursue a degree in biology with a minor in mathematics. She enjoys spending her free time with her super sassy cat Stinky and goofy dog Zeke. She also likes to make often-failed attempts at gardening, cooking, and crafts, and loves to kitesurf and snowboard when given the opportunity.
Jen started working with animals in 2004 at Sweeten Creek Animal Hospital where she worked her way up to a technician position. It is here that she got her first hands-on experience working with cats and dogs, as well as several species of birds and other exotics. After a few years, she then moved on to working at REACH, excited to be able to help patients in an emergency setting. Jen then came here to join CSAH's team as both a Veterinary Assistant and Receptionist. Her expertise in all areas of the hospital make her a valuable team member and we are so happy to have her with us. Jen shares her home with 3 small, lucky dogs: a sweet Cairn Terrier named Tessie, a special Yorkie mix named Taz, and a high-maintenance Bichon Frise that goes by the name of Roxie B., as well as 2 beloved cats: Luke and Bo.
Blair brings to CSAH over a decade of experience working in animal hospitals and managing a dog grooming salon. Blair and her husband moved to Asheville during the spring of 2011. This talented lady is a licensed massage therapist and hopes to become certified in canine massage therapy. In her spare time, she enjoys cuddling with her dog Ellie, reading, and fluffy puppies!
Born and raised in Winston-Salem, NC, Ian worked summers as a veterinary assistant while studying English and Film and Media Studies at Davidson College. Following a two-year stint in New York City as a grant writer and cameraman for a non-profit documentary production company, Ian moved to Asheville in April 2012 to begin work for Charlotte Street Animal Hospital. Ian plans to return to school to become a veterinarian. In the meantime, he enjoys reading, creative writing, and foreign films.
Our Head Assistant Brittany has worked at CSAH since March of 2012, though she has been working with animals since 2004. Brittany’s one true love and constant companion is her dog whom she rescued in 2007. After working through challenges with her own dog, Brittany has become more interested in canine behavior and training. In her free time, Brittany enjoys spending time outside hiking, camping, swimming, trying new restaurants, and exploring with her dog. She is delighted to have moved to such an “animal friendly” area and loves working at Charlotte Street Animal Hospital!
Kate is originally from central Florida and moved to the Asheville area in 2007, after earning an Associate of Arts Degree from Polk State College. Kate has been working in the veterinary healthcare field for over four years and joined our team in April 2012. Katie shares her home with three rescued mixed breed dogs, Monkey Magoo, Allie, and Izzy, and two cats, Lulu and Ruby. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, camping, kayaking, photography, seeing live music, spending time with her dogs, friends, and family, and she is always up for a new adventure! Kate is currently working on the awesome task of section hiking all 2,100 miles of the Appalachian Trail when CSAH thinks we might be able to manage a few days without her.
Jo Heath joined the team at CSAH in August 2012 as a Veterinary Assistant. She graduated from Hudson Valley Community College with an Associate degree in Arts, but has been working in the veterinary field for 16 years! Jo especially enjoys educating clients so they can provide the best possible health care for their pets. She also loves working hands-on with animals. One day she hopes to adopt a Greyhound and Bernese Mountain Dog. Jo and her partner Jamie moved here from Virginia in January 2010. They love the area for its mountains, lakes, and joyful people. In Jo’s spare time she enjoys camping, hiking, and canoeing. Jo and Jamie share their home with 2 dogs: a Collie called Chewy & a 3-legged Lhasapoo named Bones; 2 cats: Zuri & Koda; a Red-eared Slider Turtle named Target; and a variety of fish and chickens. Jo earned her Wildlife Rehabilitation License in 2011 from the WNC Nature Center and performs rescue, rehabilitation, and adoption for all sorts of critters.
We are delighted to welcome Kelley to our team of veterinary assistants. Kelley moved to Asheville in 2005 to attend UNCA where she earned her BA degree in Art with a Concentration in Oil Painting. Kelley brings to CSAH years of experience from her work at a doggie daycare, the Asheville Humane Society, and a grooming salon. Outside the office Kelley creates jewelry and other arts and crafts, hula hoops, and enjoys nature with her furbabies, Tabi and Dora.
Preston was born on the muddy banks of the Mississippi River in the city of Davenport, Iowa. After 10 years of living there with his family, he moved to the Outer Banks of North Carolina. For another 10 years he lived on the beach, spending hours in the ocean and marveling at the wildlife along the coast. Since a young age, Preston has been inspired to learn about the animals we live with, both in and outside the home. From the first day he started working at the Roanoke Island Animal Clinic, he fell in love with veterinary medicine. After graduating high school and taking a semester at the College of the Albemarle working toward an Associate's Degree in Science, he moved to Asheville and continues classes at AB Technical Community College in hopes of transferring to North Carolina State University to begin Pre-Vet studies. He dreams of one day becoming a veterinarian and continues to work toward that goal while enjoying time with all the wonderful people here at Charlotte Street Animal Hospital.
Jeanne is originally from The Land of Cheese, otherwise known as Wisconsin, where she shadowed large and small animal veterinarians. Jeanne has had pets all her life and loves them all! She got her BA in Biology, and followed that up by living abroad teaching environmental education for two years. She just finished a Masters in Conservation Medicine in Boston (which is human and veterinary public health rolled into one with an environmental perspective), and is looking forward to learning a lot about the clinical side of veterinary health while working here. She's considering further education either in vet school or epidemiology. She is very excited to live in Asheville, with its mountains, good food, and fun people!
Delilah took in her first stray cat at a young age, and ever since then, caring for animals has developed into her life’s mission. From snakes, to chipmunks, to goats, Delilah grew up caring for a multitude of pets. She loves—and loves learning about—all animals. Having earned an Associate of Arts Degree, Delilah moved from the coast to the mountains of western North Carolina in 2012. She is planning on becoming an animal rights attorney. Outside of work and school, Delilah spends time enjoying nature with her darling dog Ginger, reading, and exploring music.
Cate comes to us from southwestern Virginia, but she has lived and worked all over—including one amazing summer working on the Continental Divide Trail in Colorado. She graduated from Sewanee: The University of the South with a BS in Biology in May 2010. From there, she moved to Waynesboro, Va, to complete a 6-month internship at the Wildlife Center of Virginia as their Rehabilitation Intern, caring for native songbirds, raptors, mammals and reptiles. Since then, Cate has spent the majority of her time in and around Asheville, working, taking classes, back-yard birding, hiking, and spoiling her 2 rotten kitties, Crush and Speckles. Eventually, Cate hopes to attend the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine and practice somewhere as awesome as Charlotte Street Animal Hospital!