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 Carolina State University in 2010.
Dr. Berman has practiced in the Charlotte area since 2010 at several different hospitals including TotalBond Veterinary Hospital 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 the North Carolina 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 (https://cvm.ncsu.edu/outreach/turtle-rescue-team/) 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 and newborn son, as well as her dog, Layla and cuddle with her 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.
Heather was born in Pittsburgh, PA. She attended the University of Pittsburgh for her undergrad. She completed the veterinary technician program at the Median School of Allied Health in Pittsburgh.
She moved to Charlotte in September 2008 with her family. She has worked with wildlife rehabilitation since she was 14 years old. Her favorite animals to work with are squirrels, deer and racoons.
She has three furry family members - Miller, Gator, and Doby. In her spare time she likes to go hiking, taking her dogs to the beach, and reading. Her favorite books to read are crime novels. She has been in the veterinary industry for 20 years, and hopes to study and specialize in great danes.
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.
Tanya grew up in the military (go Army, beat Navy!) and lived in Fort Bragg for sixteen years. She moved to Charlotte in 2015 and graduated from UNC Charlotte in 2019 with a degree in Biology and a minor in Psychology. She has one spoiled chocolate lab: Knox. Tanya is new to veterinary medicine and has spent the last six years working in customer service. Off the clock, she spends her time reading, working out (or trying to), and spending quality time with Knox.
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 is also Fear Free certified and strives to create an environment that reduces fear, anxiety, and stress for all patients. Off the clock, she enjoys painting, rescuing and fostering orphaned kittens, and spending time with her cats.
Hector was born in Columbia and has lived in Charlotte for the last 16 years. Before moving to Charlotte, he lived in Corona, Queens. Hector grew up loving all animals, but has two dogs and two cats: Brutus, BB, Boi, and Girl Kitty. Outside of work, Hector likes to spend his time outdoors. He loves snowboarding, skateboarding, and gardening.
Lakisha was born in Washington D.C. She moved to Charlotte in June of 2019. She loves spending time with her son, Keaun and her dog, Dolce. In her free time, she enjoys swimming, reading, and relaxing. She's worked in Veterinary Medicine for 8 years as a technician and enjoys petsitting when she's off the clock.