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!

  • Brooke Spolidoro
    - Veterinary Assistant

    Hi there, I'm Brooke - nickname is Brookie here at Uptown! I joined this wonderful team in January 2020. With the teaching and guidance from Uptown Vet, I am in the works of becoming a Veterinary Technician. I come from a rescue home where we have rescued and re-homed since we moved here from Ft. Lauderdale in 2003. Currently, my rescue family is five dogs - Raven, Diesel, Molly, Teddy, and Chrissy and two cats - Alfie and Midnight. After working four years at a local pet store and rescuing fur babies, my love and care for fur-babies, reptiles, pocket pets and more grew fonder!! My fur-babies mean the world to me - I know yours mean the world to you! While not at Uptown Vet, I enjoy spending time with my Fiancé, Elijah, and our dog, Raven taking long walks on the greenway, hiking and binge watching my favorite shows! 

  • 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'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.


  • 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.

  • Lisa Kleucker
    - Veterinary Assistant

    Hi I’m Lisa! I am a Charlotte Native and have been working with animals since 2013. I started working as a veterinary technician in 2016 and I have never looked back. I love it and cannot imagine doing anything else! I am currently in college pursuing my dream of becoming a veterinarian. In my free time you can typically find me hiking, kayaking, rock climbing or camping. Pretty much anything outdoorsy! I also love seeing live music, reading, checking out new restaurants and breweries and attending football games- Go Panthers! I have a “mini farm” of my own that consists of 3 dogs, 3 cats, a ball python and a potbelly pig. My pets are an incredibly important part of my family, and I dedicated my life to helping animals in need at very young age because of this! It feels great to make that dream a reality, and I was thrilled to have started working at Uptown Veterinary Hospital in June of 2020. I can’t wait to get to know you and your fur babies!

  • Anna Flis
    - 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.

  • 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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  • Megan Freeman
    - Receptionist

    I joined the Uptown Vet team in March and I am so glad I did! I recently moved to the area and wanted to continue to work in the veterinary field as I have for around 6 years now. I have 2 very spoiled and loving rescue dogs, Zoey and Copper who both have the most unique personalities. I am currently enrolled in college to become an RN but Veterinary medicine will always hold a special place in my heart! I feel so blessed and grateful to have the opportunity to work with such a great team to provide the best care for your 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."

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