EFFECTIVE WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25th LOBBY WILL BE CLOSED, but we will be seeing patients only on a drop off and pick-up basis to help protect staff and reduce risk of disease spread.

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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. 

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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
    – 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.
    Kelly Vida
    - Associate Veterinarian

    I grew up in the Nashville area and attended the University of Tennessee for both undergraduate and veterinary education.  I recently moved to the Charlotte area after practicing as an associate in Northern Virginia for 8 years.  I have special interests in ophthalmology, ultrasonography, and soft tissue surgery.  In my free time, I enjoy hiking and camping with my husband, taking barre classes, and trying local restaurants.  I am excited to be in the area and to meet you and your loved one!

  • Dr.
    Eric Tempel
    - Associate Veterinarian, 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!

  • Kaitlin Gray
    - Veterinary Assistant

    I've been a member of the Uptown Vet team since January of 2018. 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.


  • 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!

  • 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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  • Lexie Herrick
    - Receptionist/Veterinary Assistant

    After spending our whole lives in the Midwest, my husband and I decided to move to Charlotte 3 years ago! We absolutely love it! I grew up in Nebraska and went to school at Kansas State University, where I graduated with a degree in Animal Science. I have always loved animals and knew I wanted to have a career centered around them! I started bringing my dogs to Uptown Vet when it first opened and have always loved the friendly and caring staff. I am so happy to join such an amazing team! I have 4 amazing rescue dogs (Skyy, Charlie, Kansas and Eisenhower) and a handsome horse (Gus) that occupy all my free time, and I wouldn’t have it any other way!!

  • 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.

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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."

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