Our Assistants

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. 


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 camping, trying new restaurants, and exploring the mountains with her dog. Brittany also enjoys taking care of her two ducks (or “feathered dogs”), Lulu and Dot, who have amazing personalities!  She is delighted to have moved to such an “animal friendly” area and loves working at Charlotte Street Animal Hospital!


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. 


CSAH is delighted to introduce our veterinary assistant Cammy to our clients and patients! Cammy moved to Asheville after graduating from Christopher Newport University in 2012 and completing an internship at the Smithsonian National Zoo in DC.  Cammy also has spent time volunteering at the Wildlife Center of Virginia, the Virginia Living Museum, and the Western North Carolina Nature Center.  Although her experience thus far has focused more on wildlife and exotic animals, Cammy is very excited to be working with the patients and people at Charlotte Street Animal Hospital.  Outside of work Cammy enjoys cooking, spending time outdoors, and playing with her young niece Finnley.  She has a 3 year old shepherd/lab mix named Remy who loves cuddles and going along on hikes!  Cammy also holds a special soft spot for dachshunds, and misses her own two mini doxies who live in her family home in Virginia.

Valerie W.

A native of Asheville, Valerie has nurtured a love for animals her entire life. She graduated from UNC Asheville in 2011 with a BA in Photography and a minor in Art History. After working in an art museum and apprenticing with a local wedding photographer, Valerie embraced an amazing opportunity to work with and take care of sixteen horses and a donkey at the Biltmore Estate Equestrian Center. In so doing, she knew caring for animals was something she wanted to keep pursuing. After spending a year at Biltmore, she joined the team at Charlotte Street Animal Hospital! Valerie is very eager to learn and so excited to be with us here. During her free time she loves hanging with her family, including a Chihuahua named Alfie, and a cat named Finnegan. Valerie also enjoys traveling, being with friends and keeping up with her photography.


Jamie Heath joined our team in September 2014 as a Veterinary assistant. She graduated from Blue Ridge Community College with her Veterinary Assistant Certification, and has been working in the veterinary field for 13 years! Jamie is currently in school at South College Asheville to receive her degree in Radiology. In her spare time she enjoys reading, knitting, hiking, canoeing, camping, and spending time with family and friends. Jamie and her partner Jo moved here to North Carolina in 2010 from Virginia. They share their home with their 2 dogs: a Collie called Chewy & a 3-legged Lhasapoo named Bones; and cat named Koda; and multiple chickens. 


Born and raised in Rhode Island, Mary moved to Asheville in 2014 to study at UNCA. She has care for many different animals throughout her life and plans to spend the rest of her life continuing to do so! When she is not spending time doting on her two feline babies, Mary enjoys reading, gaming, and spending time outdoors. She is currently pursuing a degree in Biology, and plans to continue her education in the field of animal care and medicine.


Sidney, a native of Asheville,  has always loved and been interested in animals. This compassionate lady with a gorgeous smile is currently attending Asheville Buncombe Technical Community College, and will soon begin the veterinary medical technology program. Sidney has a Basset Hound named Maggie Lee who she adores! In her free time she enjoys reading, being outdoors, and spending time with family and friends.  One day she hopes to travel the world and experience new cultures.



Graham was raised in a dog-loving family and now shares a home with two rabbits. When not lovingly assisting our patients and clients, Graham roasts coffee in a family-owned coffee company and keeps busy writing lyrics and exploring hip-hop. Also in his free time he loves swimming, hiking, driving, basketball, and good fragrances. 


Kate was born in Indiana, but grew up in Asheville, spending almost every weekend at the WNC Nature Center exploring her love for exotic animals. While attending college she worked at a small nature center training and caring for large and small birds of prey. Kate graduated from Western Carolina University in 2013 with a Bachelors Degree in Biology, and moved to Hawaii to work as an intern at the San Diego Zoo's Conservation Center in Volcano, Hawaii for six months. She then travelled to Florida to work for a bird-focused conservation and animal training company, but missed our mountains and returned home in 2014.  Working with birds is Kate's passion, along with spending time with her husband  Edwin, fat cat Sophie, ball python Stan, and guinea pig Wheezy. 


Marie was born and raised in Asheville, but has travelled the states with her husband and four pups. She obtained her Certificate for Veterinary Assistance from Pima Medical Institute in Colorado. She has always had a passion for animals and plans to further her education by becoming a Registered Veterinary Technician and specializing in Physical Rehabilitation for animals. We are so happy this thoughtful, gentle young woman has joined our team!


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Holly was born and raised on a farm here in Leicester. She enjoys spending time with her boyfriend and his son, and working on their farm. She also shares her life with two horses, Colt and Buckshot, two pigs, Skunk and Lula, 3 ducks and 1 chicken, two dogs, Faith and June, and a cat named Salem. Outside of work Holly is also in the Army Reserves. In her free time she loves to go fish, hunt, camp, horseback ride, and spend time with her family.


Elizabeth, originally from Jacksonville, FL, arrived at Asheville via Mars Hill University where she studied Biology. She loved working at an animal hospital in Florida but just had to escape the heat and return to fresh mountain air. Elizabeth and her husband George’s world stays happy and busy with their 4 year old and new baby, as well as their kitty   Eden. She also enjoys spending time at church, horseback riding, snowboarding, volleyball, and fishing.



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