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Welcome to Uptown Veterinary Hospital
Your Veterinarian in Charlotte NC
Call us at 704-332-5450

Pet Emergency? Call us right away at 704-332-5450!

If you live in Charlotte or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further.

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Jen Larson is a licensed NC veterinarian, treating all types of pets. Your pets’ health and wellbeing 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. Jen Larson has years of experience treating serious conditions and offering regular pet wellness care. Beyond first-rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and calm, so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting our Charlotte veterinarian.

We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles.

The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention, so becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to the ongoing success of your animal’s health. If you have any questions, call 704-332-5450 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our Charlotte veterinarian office is very easy to get to -- just check out the map below!

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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

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Jen Larson
    – DVM, 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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  • Eric Tempel
    - Associate DVM, ABVP

    I am originally a native of northeastern Kansas. I was inspired to pursue a career in veterinary medicine after adopting a Siberian Husky named Mila. Along with my family and other pets, Mila continues to be a source of inspiration for me.

    After earning a bachelor of arts degree in history from the University of Kansas, I attended Kansas State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, graduating cum laude in 2013. Following one year of private practice, I returned to the academic setting to acquire additional training and elevate my level of patient care. In 2015 I completed a one-year rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Virginia Tech’s College of Veterinary Medicine. I remained at Virginia Tech for an additional two years and recently completed an American Board of Veterinary Practitioners residency in canine and feline medicine.

    In my free time I enjoy spending time with my wife and daughter, walking our dogs, and watching Kansas Jayhawks basketball (Rock Chalk!). My other hobbies include playing guitar, reading, and automobiles. I am excited to be a part of the team at Uptown Veterinary Hospital and look forward to meeting you and your pet!

  • Kerry Chapman
    - Registered Technician

    I was born in Scranton, PA, but grew up in Greensboro. My husband and I moved to FL, GA, and Ohio before finally making our way back to North Carolina nearly 20 years later. It was hard leaving Cincinnati, where we raised our family and made great friends, but it's good to be home.

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  • Traci Wayne
    - Registered Technician

    Hello! My name is Traci Wayne and I am a registered Veterinary Technician here at Uptown Vet. I am a South Carolina native, but I’ve lived in the Gastonia area for approximately 12 years. I just began my adventure here at Uptown Vet but my experience in veterinary medicine started with graduating from the veterinary technician program at Gaston College in 2012. After that I worked in a small animal, general practice for three years before moving on to emergency/ICU medicine for almost two years. Once my husband, Terry, and I had our first child, Emma, I decided to return to general practice. I love client communication, education and making those wonderful lasting relationships with both patients and their owners.

    Terry, Emma and myself have four fur legged babies at home. Trixie and Abby are our sweet, senior labs and we have Mabel and Pyewacket, our sweet cats.

    When not at work I love spending time with my family and you can usually catch us at any University of South Carolina sporting event! Go GAMECOCKS!

  • Khori Parish
    – Veterinary Assistant
    I joined the Uptown team after bringing in my 5 rabbits for an examination by Dr. Jen. I recently started veterinary technician school and was excited to hear that Uptown was hiring.
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  • Kaitlin Gray
    - Veterinary Assistant
    I am excited to be the newest member of the Uptown Vet team! In the fall of 2018, I will be attending veterinary technician school. I've been volunteering at the Humane Society for several years in their Spay and Neuter Clinic and as a foster. At home, I have a one-eyed dog named Whittaker, a cat named Charlie, and 1-5 foster kittens depending on the day. My passion is caring for animals, and I will do everything I can to make sure your furry family members are happy and healthy!


    In my free time, I enjoy playing guitar, baking things that are terrible for me, kayaking, and reading. I pretend to like running.

  • 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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  • Shannon DeBruyne
    - Receptionist

    I relocated from Illinois in 2017 where I was employed at a 7 doctor clinic.  I am very excited to be part of Uptown Veterinary Hospital's family as well as becoming part of your extended family.  I enjoy spending time with my family and our fur babies Lieutenant Hopper, our Dutch Rabbit and Sassy, our Himalayan cat.  In my spare time, I enjoy Nascar, football, and hockey.  So stop in with your fur baby and say Hi!

  • Synthia Barringer
    - Marketing Manager

    I started at Uptown Vet as a volunteer, helping with the front desk duties.  I became passionate about helping the business grow, so I now serve as the marketing director.  I have enjoyed the opportunity to meet new people in Charlotte and their sweet fur babies!

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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Charlotte Office

Monday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

10:00 am-2:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

Testimonials

Read What Our Clients Say

  • "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."

Featured Articles

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    There is nothing cuter than a pet in a colorful sweater, but do our furry friends really need to wear clothing? Although clothing is not a necessity for every pet, some animals benefit from a little extra protection during cold or damp days. Others enjoy wearing festive clothing during holidays or other ...

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  • Introducing a New Pet to Your Current Ones

    Pet Proofing Your Home Introducing your new pet to your current one is only a single part of the equation relating to taking a new pet home. You also have to make sure your new pet is comfortable in your home, which is a foreign environment to the animal. Like humans, animals can experience high levels ...

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