Dr. Mark Ledyard is Charlotte Street Animal Hospital’s founder and Medical Director. When not practicing veterinary medicine, he spends his time overseeing the administration of the hospital, leading daily rounds and doctors meetings, and working to ensure that CSAH maintains the highest possible quality of medical care and client services. Dr. Ledyard opened the doors of the original small hospital in March 1998. Since then, the CSAH family has grown from 2 doctors and 3 support staff to 7 veterinarians and 36 dedicated staff members who all work together in an environment of hard work, compassion, and positivity.
Our Office Manager joined the staff of Charlotte Street Animal Hospital in 2003. Her life-long passion for animals and empathy for the people who love them inspired her to assume a vocation in the field of veterinary medicine. Karina was one of the first class of enthusiastic students to graduate in AB Tech Community College’s Veterinary Technology program, and in 2007 she received certification from the AAHA Veterinary Management Training School.
Outside of work Karina delights in the company of her husband and children Ava and Max. Along with enjoying the abiding friendship of dog Zino Bambino, cats Whiskers and Pearl, parakeet Blue, and guinea pigs Sparkle and Fluffy; the Mosers spend their time gardening, reading, practicing gratitude, and finding the humor in life.
Leah came to us in July 2012 as a Registered Veterinary Technician and already stepped up to the position as our Head Technician May 1st the following year. While being in charge of scheduling, she also manages her team’s projects and assures efficiency in all aspects of her position. Leah is the go-to representative for the incoming interns and shadows to our hospital, having had personal experience being one here herself prior to graduating from AB Tech’s Veterinary Medical Technology Program in 2012. She is a direct link between doctor and technician communication and CSAH’s fabulous tech team thrives in part by her commitment to them. Leah, RVT, along with Brittany, Head Veterinary Assistant, are licensed Bee A Tree presenters with Doggone Safe, and they both enjoy going to local elementary schools and libraries to educate children about dogs and their body language to prevent dog bites!
As Head of the Assistant Department, Brittany is dedicated as a compassionate and fair leader. Our diligent assistants work in many parts of our hospital: in the treatment area supporting technicians with hospitalized patients, in our pharmacy processing and filling medications, as well as assisting doctors and patients in exam rooms. The Head Assistant is in charge of creating the assistant schedule and conducting weekly meetings. New ideas to further the efficiency of the Assistant Team are created during these meetings because Brittany ensures that lines of communication are kept open. Her goal is to guarantee that each and every assistant at Charlotte Street Animal Hospital has a voice and feels extremely fortunate to work with such an amazing group of people! Brittany also takes it upon herself to organize the Charlotte Street Clean Ups we conduct throughout the year. She also contacts Asheville Green Works and neighboring businesses along Charlotte Street in order to achieve the best turnout possible. She also, coordinates and oversees the Youth Outreach internship, through City of Asheville Youth Leadership Academy (CAYLA). Brittany, Head Veterinary Assistant, along with Leah, RVT, are licensed Bee A Tree presenters with Doggone Safe, and they both enjoy going to local elementary schools and libraries to educate children about dogs and their body language to prevent dog bites!