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 HumphreyOwner 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 cat, Fatboy.
Kim MontecalvoVeterinary 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.
Cenie SmithClient Care Coordinator
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.
Sarah LatiniClient Services Representative
Sarah is fairly new to the veterinary field, having worked at only one other animal hospital for a brief time. She has worked in the customer service field for over 15 years. Sarah grew up in Buffalo, NY, but has called the Carolinas home since 2001.
Sarah has a 12 year old daughter that keeps her busy when she’s not at work, as well as two chihuahua fur babies, Tinkerbelle and Little Man.
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!