Doctors and Staff

  • Doctor Adam Berman

    Dr. Adam Berman was raised in North Carolina and has always had a passion for animals. He received his Bachelor of Science (BS) in Animal Science from North Carolina State University in 2004. He then went on to receive his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from the College of Veterinary Medicine at North Caroline State University in 2010.

    Dr. Berman has practiced in the Charlotte area since 2010 at several hospitals including TotalBond Veterinary Hospitals and Dilworth Animal Hospital.

    He is thrilled to be fulfilling his dream of founding his own practice with the opening of Quail Hollow Veterinary Hospital in 2015.

    Dr. Berman's clinical interests include wellness and preventive medicine, clinical nutrition, and dermatology. He is an active member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Animal Hospital Association, and the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association. In his spare time, Dr. Berman enjoys family time with his lovely wife Ivy and their young daughter and son. His four-legged companions include two rescued Labrador retrievers (Sophie and Emma).

  • Doctor Austin Whitlark

    Dr. Austin Whitlark graduated from NC State College of Veterinary Medicine in 2011. Dr. Whitlark completed an internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at Carolina Veterinary Specialists in 2012 and entered General practice as an Associate Veterinarian at Dilworth Animal Hospital. She developed a love and respect for animals as a young girl growing up in Charlotte.  She graduated from Vance High School where she swam and played lacrosse, volunteered extensively at the Carolina Raptor Center and hiked most weekends at Crowders Mountain. 

    As an undergraduate at NC State she coached and played lacrosse, volunteered at the Wake County Animal Shelter and Piedmont Wildlife Center, played leadership roles in the Student Alumni Association and Scholar's Council and was selected as the student commencement speaker at the 2005 graduation.

    In veterinary school Dr. Whitlark traveled to Honduras, rural North Carolina and The Cherokee Nation to provide volunteer veterinary care.  She also led the Turtle Rescue Team (see her photo on the homepage! and started a service organization for future students.

    Her professional interests include internal medicine, ophthalmology, surgery, exotics and geriatric care.  At home she likes to hike with her family, run, garden, swim, play with her daughter, rescued dogs Dakota and Layla and cuddle her rescued cat Moose.

  • Doctor Matt Ritter, Board Certified Veterinary Surgeon (ACVS)

    Dr. Matt Ritter attended Iowa State University where he received his undergraduate degree in Zoology. He then continued on at Iowa State University where he graduated with his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Ritter completed an internship in medicine and surgery at the University of Pennsylvania and a residency in surgery at Michigan State University.

    Dr. Ritter became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in January 2007 (Dipl. ACVS). Dr. Ritter owns Acacia Mobile Veterinary Surgery and provides assistance to our veterinary team with advanced surgical cases.

  • Bobby
    Practice Manager

    Bobby is originally from New Jersey and moved to Charlotte, North Carolina in 2015. His previous career was as a Respiratory Care Practitioner at a Prominent Regional Trauma Medical Center in New Jersey. Here at Quail Hollow, Bobby is able to mix his love of animals and medical background. He grew up with dogs and has always loved animals. Bobby has been with the practice and Dr. Berman since the opening of the hospital in September 2015. He started out as a receptionist then worked his up to lead receptionist, assistant manager, and finally practice manager. In his spare time, he loves to spend time with his nephew, Mizu (pictured), who is one of our many beloved patients.

  • Naomi
    Lead Receptionist

    Naomi grew up near Pittsburgh, PA in a small town called Apollo. She had lived there her whole life up until 2017 and decided to venture out and make the move to Charlotte. She grew up with various different pets
    such as dogs, cats, a turtle, a rabbit, different lizards, snakes, chameleon, hamster. Naomi always knew she was happiest being around animals. Being an animal lover, Naomi enjoys having so many dog friendly places in Charlotte. She has a Siberian Husky named Veira, who is her best bud and goes everywhere with her. Naomi loves to be outdoors and go camping or hiking and is always down for some good food. She is eager to continue exploring Charlotte and the surrounding areas.

  • Destinii

    Destinii is new to the Charlotte area and originally from San Diego, CA. She was born in Chesapeake, VA and has lived in the Raleigh/Durham area for over 7 years. Destinii recently worked as a client service representative at the Veterinary Specialty Hospital of the Carolinas for a little over a year and previously as a client service specialists for Bank of America for 2 years. She grew up with a lot of different pets and has since developed a love to care for animals. Destinii has one kitty named Dashe who is probably the cutest, green eyed, pink nosed, orange tabby you'll ever see.  In her spare time she is probably kayaking, going on a different cruise or eating! She is excited to be in the Charlotte area and look forward to growing with her new family and friends!

  • Stacia
    Veterinary Technician

    Stacia grew up in the military (go Navy, beat Army!) and lived overseas for ten years. She moved to Charlotte in 2016 and graduated from UNC Charlotte in 2018 with a degree in Biology. She has three cats that she loves more than anything in the world: MuMu (pictured), Riley, and Nyx. Stacia is a veterinary technician that is passionate for feline medicine and is Quail Hollow's designated Cat Advocate. She strives to create a stress-free environment for all feline patients. Off the clock, she enjoys painting, rescuing and fostering orphaned kittens, and spending time with her cats.

  • Samantha
    Veterinary Technician

    Samantha is a Charlotte native with over 20 years of experience in veterinary medicine. She is a huge cat lover and has 3 cats of her own: Sunshine, Skye, and Callie. Samantha also has a beautiful dog named Beowulf (pictured). Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family and activities such as painting, swimming, kickboxing, and walking in nature.


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Read What Our Clients Say

  • "We are glad you are here to help us with our dogs. It’s nice to have someone we can count on."
    - Brian Hatem
  • "We LOVE Quail Hollow! Always welcoming us and treating our dogs like their own."
    - Lauren Edmiston
  • "Very attentive and they have an excellent service. I’m glad I found them and I’ll definitely bring my Lizzy again."
    - Rosalba Bustos Lopez