Jen Larson is a licensed NC veterinarian, treating all types of pets. Your pets’ health and well-being are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.

Uptown Veterinary Hospital is a full-service animal hospital and welcomes both emergency treatment cases as well as pet patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care. 


At Uptown Veterinary Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Jen Larson
Charlotte Veterinarian | Uptown Veterinary Hospital | 704-332-5450

626 N Church Street Charlotte
Charlotte, NC 28202

Meet Our Skilled Team

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  • Dr.
    Jen Larson
    – Veterinarian, Owner
    I grew up south of Atlanta in the small town of Fayetteville, GA. My interest in veterinary medicine sparked after shadowing a veterinarian at Zoo Atlanta when I was in the 4th grade.
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  • Dr. Greg Brethel
    - Associate Veterinarian

    I am originally from New York, growing up on Long Island.  I studied veterinary medicine at St. George's University on the island of Grenada and finished at NC State for my clinical year.  I then went back to New York with my wife Sara to do an internship in New Jersey and worked as a general practitioner in Brooklyn and Queens.  We then moved to Gainesville Florida where my wife completed her residency as a veterinary cardiologist.  We then made our way  back to North Carolina to settle in Charlotte.  My favorite aspects of veterinary medicine include Neurology, Internal Medicine, and Dentistry.  When not working I enjoy hiking and kayaking, checking out restaurants and breweries, and spending time with my dog Maisy, and two cats Cinder and Daredevil

  • Dr. Jocelyn Becker
    Associate Veterinarian

    I grew up in Minnesota and completed my undergraduate degree in Animal Science at the U of M. I studied veterinary medicine at St. George's University on the island of Grenada and finished at NC State for my clinical year. After graduation, I completed a private practice ER & GP internship in Charlotte. My favorite aspects of veterinary medicine include preventative care, soft tissue surgery, and nutrition. In my free time, I love to either be outdoors, traveling/hiking with my husband, or inside reading with my cats, Peanut Butter & Tuna. 

  • Kaitlin Gray
    - Practice Manager

    I've been a member of the Uptown Vet team since January of 2018. In my free time, I enjoy playing guitar, baking things that are terrible for me, kayaking, and reading. My passion is caring for animals, and I will do everything I can to make sure your furry family members are happy and healthy!

  • Anna Flis
    - Technician Supervisor/ Veterinary Assistant

    Growing up in the beautiful state of North Carolina, with grandparents living on a farm, I had a foundation built on a deep love for animals of all kinds. According to my mom, I would bring home abandoned bunnies, frogs, insects, and anything else I found on my adventures. This passion made my career path a natural decision. Being a Veterinary Technician is my dream come true, and I am fortunate to continue my education here at Uptown Veterinary Hospital.  For fun, I enjoy every minute I can with my family: my husband, Brian, two Pitties, Diesel and Reggie, and two bunnies, Peaches and Melvin. I also love to garden, cook, bake, and craft. Above all, my time with family is what I cherish most.

  • Brooke Hill
    - Veterinary Assistant

    Growing up in a rescue family, all I ever wanted to do was help an animal in need any chance I could. While going on my 4th year of Vet Med, I joined Uptown in 2020 of January, where I quickly learned a lesson that I still live by today - “ Slow progress is better than no progress!” Finding a career in Veterinary Medicine has been a lifetime goal of mine and I’m so happy to have found a practice that provides patience and teamwork. While not at UVH, you can find me binge watching shows with my dog, Raven, at hobby lobby or spending time with my nieces!! Except on Sundays, you’ll find me on my couch watching football with my Husband, Elijah!! (GO PANTHERS!!)

  • Tierra Scott
    - Veterinary Assistant

    Hi my name is Tierra, I am a new addition to the Uptown Vet team! I am originally from Virginia but recently relocated to Charlotte. I have had a passion for animals since I was little and decided to continue that passion by obtaining my bachelors degree in Animal Science from Virginia Tech. I have worked with animals of all sizes and love being able to help animals and their owners! On my free time, I enjoy spending time with my two pitbulls Ace and Khione or binge watching shows!  

  • Alex Midgley
    - Veterinary Assistant

    Hi my name is Alexandra Midgley. You can call me Alex for short. I am a new addition to the Uptown Vet family and I am excited to learn and grow as an up and coming Veterinary Technician. Currently, I am enrolled at Penn Foster and hope to be a Certified Vet Tech in a few years. I have been working in the veterinary field for a little over a year with a background in caring for reptiles, birds, dogs, cats and pocket pets including ferrets, hamsters, guinea pigs, rabbits and rats. I love every one of them including the scaly type! Yes someone has to love them too! I knew I wanted to care for animals since the 2nd grade.  Right now we have a family dog named Sasha who is a 6 year old female Keeshond.  I hope to have a few more fur babies of my own in the future.

  • Laura Wright
    - Veterinary Assistant

    Hi there! My name’s Laura. I recently moved to Charlotte from Utah an am so excited to be a part of Uptown Vet! I made the switch from human medicine to animal medicine a few years ago and haven’t looked back. I love meeting new pets and getting to know their unique personalities! In my free time I enjoy reading, playing sports, and spending time outdoors with my husband and our sweet dog Chewy. 

  • Tracy Nguyen
    - Veterinary Assistant

    Hello, my name is Tracy, and I am a true charlotte native. I was born and raised in the heart of the city. My passion is to provide quality care for you and your pet and I have a genuine sense of compassion for every member of your fur family. I have a fur baby of my own, a 2 year old Australian Shepherd name Thor. In my free time I enjoy spending it at the dog park along with my friends and Thor's friends or going on hiking adventures with our group of dog friends and parents. My primary goal is to pursue my passion in continuing my education in the veterinary field and I am thrilled to be a part of Uptown Veterinary Hospital

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    Dominique Martin
    - Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist

    My name is Dominique and I am so glad to meet you and your furry family! I am a seasonal worker due to being in college, but when I am home I make sure that your pet is cared for. I am a Charlotte native and have been serving on the Uptown Vet Team since 2014. I have my own fluffy and scaly babies that will sometimes visit to bring cheer to the office. I am also a pet sitter for the Charlotte Metro area when I am home from school. I planned on originally going to school to become a veterinarian, but I am now aiming for a Masters in Environmental Science. I love all animals big and small, so please bring them by so I can love on them! I love traveling and getting to see different animals around the world. I aspire to preserve their habitats and enhance their surroundings.

    I have recently accomplished my Girl Scout Gold Award, which is the highest award in Girl Scouts. My project was building raptor houses to be placed at different locations around the Charlotte-Metro area so that these creatures, such as owls, hawks, and falcons could have a safe and secure place to raise their young.

  • Kassandra Contreras
    - Veterinary Assistant

    Hi! I'm originally from Charlotte, NC but I've recently moved back from Orlando, FL. I received my bachelors in Health Sciences at the University of Central Florida and I plan on going back to school to become a certified Veterinary Technician. I have two fur babies that I love with all my heart Ella (Miniature Goldendoodle) and Draco (Doberman). I am so excited so see myself grow in this field and even more excited to be a part of an amazing team!

  • Brittany A.
    - Receptionist

    Hey there! My name is Brittany and I joined the amazing Uptown Vet team in March 2021. I have loved animals pretty much all my life. I am a graduate from NC State with a Bachelor of Science in Zoology and a minor in Health and Human Values. I began my career in veterinary medicine back in 2011, and I have had the pleasure of working in specialty, emergency and general practice; but general practice will always have my heart. I also have a soft spot in my heart for exotics, especially reptiles. I have two dogs, Virgo (pictured) and Dash. I also have a leopard gecko named Nechi. In my free time, I enjoy watching the latest movies and self-teaching new craft hobbies. I look forward to meeting all of you and taking care of your sweet fur babies!

  • Nancy Swanagan
    - Receptionist
    I have always had a love for animals, and while growing up in Columbus, Ohio was blessed to live in a house full of little critters. I received a degree in natural resources and wildlife management which led to a job at the Columbus Zoo.
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  • "Dr. Larson was concise and patient with me and my dog. She did everything right in front of me and told me what she was doing. Jenna was considerate and loving. 10/10 would recommend."
  • "The Uptown​ personal touch and genuine TLC gives me assurance that we are entrusting Charlotte's health in the right hands."
  • "I can honestly say I have never been happier with a Vet. Dr. Larson is so sweet. Her 'bedside manner' is impeccable. The place is really nice, new and shiny. All of the staff, from the front desk guy to the vet tech to Dr. Larson, were so, so nice and accommodating."
  • "The vet staff makes you feel like you are part of their family. They are incredibly loving and truly care about the services that they provide."

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