About us

Uptown Veterinary Hospital

Contact us today at 704-332-5450

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WE ARE LOCALLY OWNED AND OPERATED! Uptown Veterinary Hospital is a urban veterinary hospital for companion animals and exotics located in Charlotte, NC. Our hospital is staffed with best-in-class doctors, and is outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment. We pride ourselves on delivering great service for both pet and owner. We stay on top of the latest advances in veterinarian technology and above all, remembers that all animals and pets need to be treated with loving care in every check-up, procedure, or surgery.

Meet Our Team

  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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!

  • 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!!)

  • 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.

  • 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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  • 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!  

  • 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!

New Client Form

Please complete our New Client Form with your and your pet's basic information so that we may effectively and efficiently provide the service you deserve!

Payment Options

We accept debit cards, credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express) CareCredit and cash.


Preventative Care

  • Vaccinations: Core vaccines, rabies, distemper, leptospirosis, bordetella, influenza, feline leukemia.
  • Examinations: Recommended semi-annually or annually, these checkups are preventative medicine and will help to ensure that your pet remains in good health all year round. Exams typically inspect: eyes, ears, mouth, heart, respiratory, abdomen, skin and coat.
  • Spaying / Neutering: An important procedure to help control the pet population as well as the health of your dog. Spaying and neutering reduces (or eliminates) a number of health concerns – mammary and ovarian cancers, testicular cancer, and more – which can be expensive and difficult to treat.
  • Dental care: This area of pet care is often overlooked by cat and dog owners. Professional cleaning and X-ray screenings are essential to avoiding various periodontal diseases which can be costly to you and painful for your pet. Dental care truly begins in the home with daily brushing of your pet's teeth. Consult the Veterinary Oral Health Council (VOHC) for more information on products and food that promote oral health in dogs and cats.

Specialized Diagnostic

  • Digital X-ray: A common procedure done on pets to diagnose a variety of problems such as bone fractures, masses (tumors), obstructions, bladder stones, hip dysplasia, and more.
  • Ultrasound: A non-invasive test that allows for us to see internal organs in detail, thereby helping to determine the best course of treatment.

Dental Special Services:

  • Full Mouth Radiographs
  • Dental prophylaxis
  • Dental sealant
  • Extractions and gingival flaps

Medical Service

  • Soft-tissue surgery: These surgeries do not involve bone but only soft-tissue. Typically this involves the removal of a mass or lump but it is also common when ear and eye infections occur. If a mass was removed, a piece of the soft-tissue is often biopsied to ensure it is not cancerous.
  • Orthopedic surgery: These surgeries deal with bone and joint problems. As with humans, the complexities of such surgeries can vary greatly. Bone fractures and joint injuries (especially in larger dogs) are most common.  We work with a board certified veterinary surgeon who will travel to our hospital to ensure you get the best care for your pet.
  • Therapy laser: Help your pet heal with therapy laser. Drug Free. Surgery Free. Relief for your pet. Therapy Lasers have been scientifically proven and successful in treating post-surgical pain and many acute and chronic conditions. http://www.litecure.com/companion
  • In house laboratory: If you pet is ill, we have a CBC, Chemistry, and Urinary analyzer to help us get to the root cause of illness and start directing treatment immediately so your pet can get better faster.


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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Charlotte Office


8:00 am-6:00 pm


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8:00 am-6:00 pm


10:00 am-2:00 pm