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Our Careteam

Your pet’s emotional and physical well-being is prioritized with every visit.
We put the patients first!

Lexie

Lexie

Hospital Manager


As a child, whenever Lexie was asked what she wanted to be when she grew up, she always said it would have something to do with animals. Her passion for creatures big and small began with killer whales and eventually moved to dogs and cats. Something about them just called to her, and ultimately led her to her career as Hospital Manager here at West Shore Animal Hospital.

Lexie earned her undergrad degrees in Zoology and Psychology. Before relocating to North Carolina, she spent some time at a zoo in New York, working with penguins and other outdoor birds. Upon moving the Charlotte, where there were no nearby zoos, Lexie officially made the transition to veterinary medicine. In 2009, after moving to Lake Normal, Lexie joined the West Shore team as a veterinary tech and worked her way up to manager.

Professionally, Lexie appreciates the fact that no two days are the same and you just never know what might happen. Having been an integral part of the team for nearly fifteen years, Lexie has built some amazing relationships with our patients and their human counterparts. Seeing them come through the door is like seeing an old friend or family member. It really is the best feeling!

Lexie currently resides in Denver with her two active boys, Ethan and Aiden. Their family is made complete with Penelope, a miniature pinscher and cocker spaniel mix whom Lexie rescued in 2012. Penelope accompanies Lexie to work every day and loves to swim whenever she has the chance.

When she’s not busy managing the clinic or chasing after her kids, Lexie can often be found trekking back and forth to Disney World, where she has participated in multiple 10ks and half marathons. She also enjoys crafting, lounging on the beach or by the pool, eating Mexican food and sipping margaritas. 


Danielle

Danielle

Receptionist


Bio coming soon.


Lauren

Lauren

Receptionist


Growing up in Mount Holly, NC, Lauren found herself constantly surrounded by animals – from dogs to pigs to horses, and just about everything in between. She credits her mother’s passion for horses as her inspiration for pursuing a career in the veterinary industry. As a Receptionist at West Shore Animal Hospital, Lauren is thrilled to be able to help others who share her love of animals.

This is Lauren’s first job working at a veterinary clinic. She joined the West Shore team in October of 2021. Professionally, Lauren enjoys getting to meet all the sweet pets and their owners when they come in for services. She especially loves playing with the puppies! Lauren is eager to learn more about the different ailments that animals experience and the various ways we can make them feel better.

At home, Lauren has two dogs of her own: Sadie, a German shorthaired pointer, and Scout, a German shepherd mix. Sadie loves to run and hunt squirrels and birds all day long. Meanwhile, Scout prefers to lounge around and watch Sadie.

In her spare time, Lauren enjoys doing anything outside – especially riding four wheelers or going to the beach. Spending time with her family and her dogs is what brings her the most joy.


Megan

Megan

Receptionist


When Megan was a toddler, her parents would bring her to the zoo a lot. It was during those many memorable trips – particularly the time spent in the petting zoo – that Megan officially fell in love with animals. As a Receptionist here at West Shore Animal Hospital, Megan is able to share that love with our patients and their human friends.

Prior to joining the West Shore team, Megan had been working in the human medical field. She always felt there was something missing, however, and in 2019, found what she’d been seeking when she responded to our ad for a front desk role. She relishes in the fact that every day is unique. It’s a joy to see and interact with both new babies as well as our older patients who have been with us for years.

Outside of work, Megan shares her life with her husband and best friend, Rocky. Together, they have five children and one grandson (so far!). Their massive animal family consists of four dogs – Keiko, Kaia, Holland and Shiloh, who can smile on command; a cat named Fiona, a hamster, three fish, and an angry crawdad. They also have two pot-bellied pigs, a hedgehog, a chinchilla and several chickens. All of their babies – whether furry or finned, are well-loved and living their best lives.


Jenn

Jenn

Receptionist


Bio coming soon.


Paige

Paige

Receptionist


Bio coming soon.


Alyssa

Alyssa

Technician/Assistant


Bio coming soon.


Becky

Becky

Technician/Assistant


Becky has always had an undeniable love for animals and passion for their wellbeing. With innocence and unconditional love, they console us on our worst days, make us laugh out loud on our best days, and are always happy to greet us no matter how long we’ve been apart. Becky views our furry friends as babies, and as long as they are in her care, they will be treated as such. Whether it be her own pet or someone else’s, she vows to love and care for them to her utmost ability.

Becky’s journey into veterinary medicine began at a Rock Hill animal hospital, where she worked her way up from Kennel Attendant to Veterinary Assistant and finally to Veterinary Technician. During this time, she discovered that she had a passion for critical care and emergency medicine. Following that passion, she spent a year and a half at an emergency clinic before the long hours and unfortunate outcomes began to take their toll. In 2016, Becky decided it was time to return to general practice. She joined the West Shore Animal Hospital team and hasn’t looked back since!

Professionally, Becky enjoys internal medicine cases, geriatric care, and of course, critical care and emergency situations, because they allow her to think on her feet. She also enjoys performing diagnostic tests, including bloodwork, radiographs and ultrasound. All of this aside, hospitalized patients are her number one priority on a daily basis. There’s nothing quite as satisfying as when a patient leaves the clinic with their family having done a complete 180 from the time of presentation.

Outside of work, Becky shares her life with her supportive and patient husband, Matthew, who has resigned himself to the fact that her position as a veterinary professional will indefinitely ensure a spot in their home (and hearts) for animals that are in need of end of life care and/or are just “unwanted.” Their daughter, Syndey, is her mother’s “mini me,” including a shared passion for animals.

The family currently has five furry friends at home: two dogs and three cats, all of whom are rescues. Moochie is a Chihuahua mix who prances around like a baby deer when she gets excited. Cooper is a Lhasa/Shih Tzu mix who is obsessed with rubber duckies. Their feline family members include a sweet calico named Girl, a marshmallow of a Siamese mix named Steve and a talkative Maine Coon named Big Cat. 

Becky’s personal interests include gardening and bird watching. In her spare time, you can usually find her with Matthew and Sydney, going on adventures to parks, seasonal festivals and farmers markets.


Brittany

Brittany

Technician/Assistant


Bio coming soon.


Janice

Janice

Technician/Assistant


Bio coming soon.


Kristy

Kristy

Technician/Assistant


Bio coming soon.


Madison

Madison

Technician/Assistant


Bio coming soon.


Mikayla

Mikayla

Technician/Assistant


When Mikayla’s beloved cat crossed the rainbow bridge a few years ago, she was struck by the tremendous love, support and compassion she received from the West Shore Animal Hospital team. In fact, the experience made such a profound impact on her, that she decided to pursue a career in veterinary medicine – and what better place to start than right where it all began?!

Mikayla was initially hired at WSAH as a kennel attendant at the age of 16. After a year and a half of training, she was promoted to her current position of Veterinary Assistant. Professionally, Mikayla has a particular interest in dental appointments, because she finds periodontal health to be very interesting. She also loves any case that has to do with the pancreas.

Outside of work, Mikayla is fur mom to a senior cat named Jasmine and a wild Min Pin named Lucy. Mikayla’s personal interests include fitness and the dental world.


Morgan A.

Morgan A.

Technician/Assistant


Bio coming soon.


Morgan D.

Morgan D.

Technician/Assistant


Growing up in West Palm Beach, Morgan could usually be found with a stray cat in tow, or carrying around a frog she’d found. Her passion for animals is what ultimately drove her toward a career in the veterinary industry, and not surprisingly, it suits her perfectly. As one of West Shore’s veterinary technicians, Morgan is able to put her love of animals to work, helping our patients enjoy happier, healthier lives.

While she was still living in Florida, Morgan launched her career at an emergency veterinary hospital, where she worked until she relocated to North Carolina in 2019. Shortly thereafter, she joined the West Shore Animal Hospital team, where she frequently draws from her experience in emergency medicine. Working with patients who have urgent care needs keeps her on her toes and challenges her every day.

At home, Morgan has one dog of her own – a young pit bull named Layla. Together, the two go on endless adventures, hiking and exploring. Layla also enjoys swimming and is always up for a car ride. Then there is Wheezy, a remarkably tolerant rescue cat who will let Morgan do just about anything to him, including giving him baths and walking him on a leash.

When Morgan isn’t busy working or caring for her fur babies, she can usually be found doing something (anything!) outdoors, whether it’s hiking, fishing, or just hanging out with friends around a fire. Her favorite place to be is the mountains. There’s just nothing like the sense of accomplishment you get from finally reaching the peak, not to mention the incredible views!


Shana

Shana

Technician/Assistant


Shana credits her father with instilling her love of animals. Growing up, she can recall countless stories about the many animals he has owned over the years, from dogs and cats to bats and baby gators. Being able to come to work every day and make the lives of animals better (and, of course, sneak in as many snuggles as possible) brings Shana tremendous joy.

When Shana was a teenager, she got a job working as a receptionist at a local animal hospital. It didn’t take her long to decide a career in veterinary medicine was in her non-so-distant future. She took an at-home course to become a Veterinary Technician, and this led her to where she is today. 

Professionally, Shana enjoys getting to know our patients on a more personal basis. She finds it very rewarding when a nervous pet comes in and, by the time they leave their appointment, they’re much more comfortable and actually enjoying the attention. She also has a particular interest in exotic patients, especially reptiles.

At home, Shana’s family consists of her husband, their two children and their own furry gang. Currently, they have a senior tuxedo cat named Ninja, who Shana bottle raised from the age of two weeks; a shepherd mix named Tilly and a red Doberman named Asher.

A self-described “old soul,” Shana loves reading fantasy novels, crocheting or spending time out in nature. You will almost always catch her dancing around or goofing off, because she can’t sit still. Shana’s greatest joy in life, and what she considers to be a true gift, is making other people smile.


Hannah

Hannah

Kennel Supervisor


If she’s going to be brutally honest, Hannah will tell you she prefers being around animals more than being around people. Having grown up on a farm, she’s always had a special connection with the furry and four-legged kind. When her family rescued a former bait dog, Hannah decided that she would one day become a voice for those who cannot advocate for themselves. As Kennel Supervisor and one of our tech assistants, Hannah takes great pride in what she does and treats each animal as her own.

Hannah started out volunteering her time at local rescues and animal shelters. From there, she was hired at a pet resort and doggie daycare center before eventually making her way to West Shore in August of 2020. Professionally, Hannah enjoys learning new things and assisting the techs and doctors. She has a particular knack for making our boarders feel comfortable and is happy to provide their owners with peace of mind, knowing that their fur babies will be in excellent hands while in our care.

At home, Hannah has several pets of her own, including a lab mix named Kendall, two Chihuahua mixes named Kai and Rico, and a golden retriever named Ryder. She also has two Holland lop bunnies named Bentley and Oakley. 

Besides volunteering, Hannah loves to draw – a talent for which she’s won several awards growing up.


Courtney

Courtney

Kennel Staff


Working with animals isn’t just a job for Courtney. It’s a passion. In fact, she couldn’t imagine doing anything else! As one of our Kennel Technicians, Courtney firmly believes that every animal deserves a positive boarding experience, and she strives to provide that kind of experience to each and every guest.

Courtney’s journey began with volunteer work at a local dog and cat rescue, which she did throughout high school. From there, she landed her very first job at a dog daycare and boarding facility before moving on to launch her own pet sitting and dog walking business. While her business endeavor was a success, Courtney decided to go in a different direction when she moved to Catawba. She joined West Shore Animal Hospital team in 2021 and hasn’t looked back since!

Professionally, Courtney has quite the knack for setting the minds of pet parents at ease. It’s important to her that our clients know that when they entrust their loved ones to us, they will be receiving plenty of love and care. Getting to know each animal’s unique personality is also rewarding; they are all so amazing in their own special way.

Outside of the clinic, Courtney resides with her boyfriend, Justin. Together, the couple have a veritable zoo of their own, with three wonderful dogs (Ruby – a Pit Bull, Odin – a Rottweiler and River – an Australian Shepherd), three cats (Flynn, Twain and Mickie), two parrots (Mellow – a Pineapple Green Cheek Conure and Lila – an Indian Ringneck), a Holland Lop rabbit (Waffles) and 20+ chickens.

When she’s not busy tending to her ever-growing animal family, Courtney enjoys going to flea markets and antique stores, visiting farmers markets, traveling to the mountains, fishing, and collecting gem stones. She has also fostered and rehomed countless kitties – many of whom were initially feral.


Pet Visits

22,005

Pet Visits

Treats Given

19,115

Treats Given

Mouths Cleaned

19,166

Mouths Cleaned

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