When you enter the Ballantyne Veterinary Clinic, you’ll find a clean facility and an efficient office environment. You’ll also be greeted warmly by members of our knowledgeable and professional staff. Our staff’s love of animals and compassion for those who care for our clients is plain to see whether you’re visiting for the first time or following up a previous appointment.

  • Dr. Josh Humphrey

    Dr. Josh Humphrey

    Owner and Medical Director

    Dr. Josh Humphrey is owner and medical director of Ballantyne Veterinary Clinic, managing all patient and client needs. A native of North Carolina, Humphry earned his degree from the North Carolina State University College of Veterinarian Medicine in 2006 and his Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from East Carolina University in 1997. Dr. Humphrey’s vast experience in veterinary medicine, particularly as an emergency clinician, has cultivated sharp diagnostic skills and a keen understanding of animal behavior. What you see as an unusual or puzzling behavior for your pet is more than likely a typical symptom he’s seen before as an emergency clinician. Dr. Humphrey’s comprehensive experience and training enable him to get your pet the proper course of treatment and set on the road to recovery. Dr. Humphrey has been known to offer house calls when requested and is licensed in both North and South Carolina. Dr. Humphry lives in Charlotte with his wife, Liana, children Nate and Elias, and family rescue dog, Sadie.

  • Cenie Smith

    Cenie Smith

    Office Manager

    Visitors to Ballantyne Veterinary Clinic can expect a friendly greeting from Cenie Smith, our client care coordinator. Cenie has served in various occupations in the veterinary field from managing an animal hospital in Palm Beach, FL to owning and operating a pet grooming and supplies business when she returned to NC. Cenie is married to her junior high school sweetheart Ron. Cenie is the proud parent to college nursing student Caroline and son, Nicholas, also entering the medical field. They make their home with two rescue dogs (Yogi and Hogan) and a standard poodle, Jeffrey. A cockatiel and their cats complete their family.

  • Beth Malone

    Client Services Representative
  • Beverly Yount

    Client Services Representative
  • Kim Montecalvo

    Kim Montecalvo

    Veterinary Assistant

    Veterinary Assistant Kim White is a native Charlottean. This is Kim’s first professional position in the veterinary field. Kim completed her Veterinary Assistant certification and is currently working on certification for Veterinary Technician. Kim is the proud pet owner of a dog Lucy, a Corgi/Aussie mix, a Lab named Maddox, and two Chihuahuas, River and Marco. Since Kim joined our team, she married Ron Montecalvo and they had a baby boy in October, 2016, named Brantley.

  • Erin Bell Pinillo

    Veterinary Assistant

    Erin has been in the veterinary field for over 4 years. She started in the reception area and moved into a veterinary assistant position.She moved here from Portland, Oregon a little over 3 years ago. Since that time, she has recently married and lives with her husband, 3 cats and the occasional foster kitties! She has always had a love for animals and critters of all varieties. Helping animals is dear to her heart.

  • Emily Church

    Veterinary Assistant
  • Sandra Talley

    Veterinary Assistant
  • Aeisha Freeman

    Aeisha Freeman


    Aeisha Freeman brings over 10 years of grooming experience to Ballantyne Veterinary Clinic. In 2006, Aeisha became a certified groomer, learning and growing in her knowledge of the grooming industry. She didn’t stop there! In 2010, she became a certified cat groomer.
    Aeisha loves her career as a groomer! She exhibits love, care, patience and compassion with each pet, from new puppies to seniors! In order to ensure each pet’s comfort, Aeisha grooms each pet at their own pace. Her favorite breed of dog is the poodle, (probably because she has one of her own), however she enjoys grooming every breed from Affenpinschers to St. Bernards. If there is a breed she is not familiar with, she has the drive and talent to learn something new!
    Outside of grooming, Aeisha loves classic cars, old movies, the theatre and good food!

  • Donna Welch

    Office Assistant
  • Spike and Griffin

    Pest Control

    Spike and Griffin are both rescue cats! They are the owners of Cenie Smith! Spike is a big boned Maine Coon mix and Griffin is just a good eater! Spike considers himself to be in charge of everything, but responsible for nothing. Griffin excels in toy testing. Both are excellent taste testers for Royal Canin food.