Meet the Team of Harbor Point Animal Hospital
Get To Know Our Team
Dr. Jamie Laity
Dr. Laity knew from a very early age that she wanted to be a veterinarian. In her lifetime, she has been privileged to share her heart with 9 cats, 6 dogs, 3 horses and 1 quail!
Dr. Laity grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, and after high school, moved to Lexington, KY to pursue her passion for horses. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Kentucky (GO BIG BLUE!) and then promptly moved to Athens, Georgia to earn her DVM at UGA. While at UGA, she found her love for small animal practice and decided to pursue a career as a general practitioner.
As a veterinarian, Dr. Laity spends much of her time focusing on preventative medicine – helping your pet live its best life. She also enjoys surgery, dentistry, and practice management. Her biggest sense of satisfaction comes from interacting with clients and making a positive difference in their lives and those of the animals they love. Dr. Laity is Fear-Free Certified.
Dr. Laity’s fur family is always growing! She initially came to Charlotte with two cats. In the last four years, her family has grown to include two cats (Bridget Jones and Fitz Herbert,) three dogs (Koda, Barley, and Layla) and two horses (Daenerys and Drogon)!
Between work and her own pets, Dr. Laity finds time to learn new hobbies and take on as many DIY projects as she can handle! She enjoys traveling and loves to experience different parts of the world. She has found a new interest in landscaping and trying her hand at water sports on Lake Norman. Her guilty pleasure is all things chocolate!
Dr. Melissa Keck
Dr. Keck grew up in middle Tennessee and spent much of her childhood around animals. From raising puppies and adopting feral cats and dogs, to helping feed and pasture cattle, Dr. Keck acquired a love and passion for animals at a young age.
Dr. Keck acquired her Bachelors in Agriculture with a focus in Animal Science as well as her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Tennessee, graduating Cum Laude in both. During her clinical year as a vet student, Dr. Keck had the opportunity to participate in a veterinary mission trip in East Africa, an experience that changed her forever. She learned in a new way how caring for animals also expressed a care for people. Following graduation from vet school, she moved to New England and attended Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary, where she graduated Cum Laude and earned a degree in Intercultural Studies.
Dr. Keck has spent the past 15 years in Boston with her husband and 4 children, where she has practiced small animal medicine and surgery in a variety of animal hospitals. She has a keen desire to help cultivate a positive working environment and create an attitude of lifelong learning for staff. With an affinity for animal behavior, Dr. Keck enjoys caring for patients in such a way as to eliminate fear and anxiety during their hospital experience. This is one of several factors that led Dr. Keck to join the team at Harbor Point Animal Hospital!
Dr. Keck lives here in Mooresville where she spends time with her family (husband, 4 kids, domestic shorthair cat, a Doberman Pinscher and a Frenchie). She loves kayaking, hiking, writing poetry and playing guitar.
Dr. Breanna Caltagarone
Dr. Breanna Caltagarone made her way to North Carolina from Pennsylvania. She developed a love of science and animals at young age. After getting her first job working with a veterinarian she was hooked and knew veterinary medicine was for her.
She graduated from Dickinson College in Pennsylvania with a Bachelor in Science. After graduation she moved to Philadelphia for graduate and veterinary school. She graduated from Drexel University and then attended the University of Pennsylvania Veterinary School. She then completed a rotating internship in the D.C area.
Dr. Caltagarone has been practicing emergency medicine in Charlotte and Pennsylvania for the past 7 years. She has special interests in feline medicine, emergency and critical care, surgery, and the human animal bond.
Dr. Caltagarone is cat lover and her home is currently run by three rescue felines Mickey, Nitro, and the newest addition Ozzie. In her free time she enjoys the outdoors and all North Carolina has to offer, trying her hand cooking new recipes (and usually failing!), and reading.
Dr. Kieran Kelly
Dr. Kelly spent her life in New Jersey until veterinary school took her across the Atlantic Ocean
to Ireland. Upon completing veterinary school at the University College Dublin, she completed a
one-year small animal rotating internship at a busy specialty and emergency practice in NJ. Since
then, Dr. Kelly has spent the last few years working in both busy ERs and general practices.
When she was growing up, Dr. Kelly always imagined her grown-up house would be a zoo.
While she hasn’t quite gotten there yet, she currently has a very friendly collie mix named Luna,
a cantankerous Irish calico named Maisie and she shares custody of two wheaten terriers, Max
and Ruby, with her parents. She hopes to add to the menagerie in the future.
In her free time, she enjoys reading, binging TV shows, and unwinding with friends and family.
Dr. Aislinn Klein
Dr. Aislinn Klein was born and raised on the east side of Michigan. She has always had a heart for animals and knew being a veterinarian was her dream job. Dr. Klein went to a small private school called Spring Arbor University where she studied biology. Dr. Klein recently completed her veterinary degree at the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana. Her life currently revolves around her husband, Jeremy, and their 4 fur babies- 2 dogs (Moses and Paisley) and 2 cats (Ritz and Walter). In her free time, she enjoys getting to know their new home of North Carolina and almost all activities that are outdoor-related, as well as DIY projects and crafting.
RVT, VTS (ECC) + Practice Manager
Diane has been a Registered Veterinary Technician for over 15 years and is also a veterinary technician specialist in Emergency and Critical Care since 2011. She is originally from Maine and a graduate of the University of Maryland with a Bachelor’s in Animal Science.
As a 2016 certified “Fear Free Elite Professional,” Diane is a trusted resource to enhance the quality of our medicine as well as reduce or remove anxiety triggers that can cause pets to be fearful at home, in transport, and at the veterinary hospital. Diane has also completed the Human-Animal Bond Certification Program which helps veterinary staff develop a formal understanding of human-animal interaction research and learn how to use that knowledge in everyday practice.
Diane has lived in North Carolina for nearly 15 years with her husband, Johnny, and shares her home currently with their 3 dogs, Hannah, Sonoma, and Penny -and 2 cats, Dover and Phoenix.
DJ grew up not too far from here in Albemarle, NC before attending North Carolina State University where he received his Bachelor of Science in Zoology. DJ has always been obsessed with everything science and animals. He is very passionate about understanding animal behavior to better care for them. This translates over to making sure all our veterinary patients have the most stress-free visit possible!
As a leader in our mission of “Changing the Way Pets See the Vet” and a Fear Free Certified Professional, DJ conducts what we call “Happy Visits” where pets come in for treats, friendly interactions, and desensitization of stimuli that may cause fear, anxiety, or stress. Over time, many pets that are skeptical of coming to the vet become happy, willing participants in their annual exams! If you have a pet that experiences fear, anxiety, or stress while at the vet, ask about our “Happy Visits!”
DJ shares his home with his wife, Emily, along with their furry and scaly children: Mason the pit bull mix, Merlin the dachshund mix, Maple the kitty cat, and Midas & Minerva the bearded dragons.
Katherine began working with a variety of animals at an early age. She is a Mooresville local and graduated from UNC Charlotte with degrees in Spanish and Criminal Justice. Her passion for helping animals has never wavered and this led her to work in the veterinary setting. Katherine is Fear Free Certified and eager to learn new and adaptable ways to help you and your pets!
Katherine currently shares her home with 3 dogs – Luke, Spuds, and Jerry, and 2 cats – Ralph and Carter. She looks forward to caring for your pets the way that she cares for her own!
Grooming + Kennel Manager
Carey is a North Carolina native who resides in Kannapolis. She has worked with animals since 1995 and began grooming in June of 2001. Carey loves spending time with her son, Aiden, and their two dogs: Sookie and Gia. She is an avid animal lover and motorcycle enthusiast. Carey takes pride in making your pets look and feel their best. She can’t wait to spoil them!
INventory + Training Manager
Ashley has lived in Charlotte and the surrounding area for over 20 years. She is an alumni of UNC Charlotte where she studied Biology and Anthropology. Ashley has worked in the veterinary field for over 6 years and is Fear Free Certified.
Ashley and her husband currently have a son named Luke. They also have three fur babies: Link the cat and 2 German Shepherds, Gryffin and King.
Client Services Manager
Kasey was born and raised in North Carolina. She attended Appalachian State University for both her undergraduate and graduate career, earning an M.S. in Exercise Science with a concentration in Research degree. After graduating, Kasey decided to pursue a career in the veterinary field as she has always been an avid animal lover. While this change has been a jump out of her comfort zone, she has loved every minute of it! Kasey is Fear Free Certified and is excited to continue learning and growing in the veterinary field.
In her free time, she enjoys hiking, cooking, baking, and playing with her two cats, Axel and Sophie, and her adopted family dog, Reiner.
Heather grew up in North Carolina. She has been a Registered Veterinary Technician since 2002. She graduated from Gaston College with an Associate’s Degree in Veterinary Technology. She recently became Fear Free certified.
In her free time, she loves to spend time with her husband, 4 kids, and her cat, Tigger.
Lead Veterinary Assistant
Grace found her love and passion for working with animals at a very young age when her family rescued a Golden Retriever named Texas. While he is no longer with them, he was cherished for many years and will always be in their hearts. Grace was born in Katy, Texas, and moved to the Charlotte area about 5 years ago.
Lead Veterinary Assistant
Cindy was born and raised in Newark, New Jersey until high school when she moved to Mooresville, NC. Cindy is bilingual and can speak both English and Spanish. She loves anything that involves food and is a Pit Bull advocate through and through. Cindy has 6 fur babies, 3 dogs (Mia, Rustie, and Levi) and 3 cats (Lilo, Dory, and Roland)!
Kellie has been a Registered Veterinary Technician since 2003. She graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science and graduated from Blue Ridge Community College with an Associate’s Degree in Veterinary Technology. Kellie recently became Fear Free certified.
In her free time, Kellie enjoys crafts, cooking, and gardening. She also enjoys spending time with her husband and son and their furry children.
Sean grew up on the coast in Savannah, GA, but has called the Charlotte area has called the Charlotte-area home for 8 years now. He discovered his love for animals at an early age when his family adopted a Shetland Sheepdog named Reilly. His appreciation for animals has only grown in the years since and he is currently working toward a degree in Biology at UNC Charlotte, with hopes of gaining acceptance into veterinary school in the near future. Sean is excited to begin his career in the veterinary field at Harbor Point Animal Hospital, where he can develop the skills and knowledge to provide the best care possible for all of your furry friends!
Ethan was born and raised in North Carolina and had a desire to help animals from a young age. His fondest memories growing up were spent with his three labs: Rocco, Ruben, and Pele. He is currently enrolled at East Carolina University with a major in Exercise Physiology. Although he is new to the veterinary field, that does not take away his eagerness to learn and help in any way possible!
In his free time, he likes to watch shows, learn about new things and support his favorite football team, the Buffalo Bills. He also enjoys spending time with his two dogs, Max and Noelle, and three cats; Ash, Rey, and Diggs.
Ashlee is an Army Veteran of 4 years and was stationed in Korea and Italy. In 2021, she moved from Wisconsin to Charlotte to explore more of what North Carolina has to offer! She has purrfect two cats, Billie and Ren. In her free time, Ashlee has a passion for volunteering with local shelters and a wildlife sanctuary in Georgia.
Charlotte was raised in Charlotte, NC and now lives in the Statesville area. It has always been a childhood dream of hers to work with animals! Charlotte is married and together she and her husband have a dog, Hades, and a cat, Officer Sheldon. In her spare time, Charlotte enjoys hiking, cooking, and spending time with her family.
Raven recently moved back to the Charlotte area from Nashville TN. There, she completed a Veterinary Assistant Certification Course at Volstate Community College, became Fear Free Certified, and worked at a high-volume spay and neuter clinic. Raven has two dogs, Oliver and Rocko, several tarantulas, and a large aquarium filled with exotic fish. Raven grew up volunteering at many different places around NC, as well as working with wildlife rescues in Florida during the summer. In her spare time, Raven enjoys gardening, swimming, exploring new places with her dogs, and playing videogames
Client Services Staff
Brandy was born in Florida but has spent the last 27 years in North Carolina. Brandy’s love for animals began at a young age as she grew up with many animals in her home and always felt a special connection with them. Brandy has an associate degree in Biology and is excited to expand her knowledge in veterinary medicine.
Brandy currently has 2 cats, Jelly and Creature, and a betta fish named Lucian. In her free time, Brandy enjoys live music, hiking, and traveling.
Client Services Staff
Born and raised in Statesville, early grad from south Iredell high. I have a chunky cat named Grayson who is my world. It’s always been a childhood dream of mine to work with animals and I love helping people. I like to read and do diamond art painting in my spare time.
Client Services Staff
Kiersten lived in Mooresville for 17 years and has lived in Wilmington, NC for the last 5 years. She has recently relocated back to the area. Kiersten has 2 years of experience in vet medicine in Wilmington, and loves ALL animals. She has one chunky cat full of personality named Oakley, who is 3 years old. Kiersten found him when he was 2 weeks old, anemic from fleas- and bottle-fed him back to life. Oakley is her love. In her free time she enjoys going on the boat, watching Big Bang Theory, and of course anything with her love Oakley.
Client Services Staff
Austan was born in Alabama. She has lived in North Carolina for 9 years. Austan has a love for exotic, small, and large animals. She is working on graduating high school with an associate’s in science. Austan enjoys rodeo for fun. She shares her life with two dogs Petey & Precious and one horse June Bug.
Client Services Staff
Kisha has lived in Troutman NC her whole life. She has attended Mooresville Graded School District and graduated from CCTL-Early College. She holds several medical certifications however, this is her first time working in Vet Medicine. She has two fur-babies, Whitney (Cocker Spaniel) & Artemis (American Bully), and a Bearded Dragon named Odin. When she is not playing fetch, giving baths, or meal prepping she enjoys reading, cooking, baking, and traveling. She owns a small baking business and a homemade gifts/craft business that she runs in her free time.
Client Services Staff
Courtney graduated from the University of North Georgia in 2018. She soon after moved to Tennessee and most recently to North Carolina! Courtney has grown up around unique animals (horses, turtles, donkeys, goats, and more!) and currently has 2 cats, Maverick and Millie, and 1 dog, Daisy. In her free time, she enjoys cooking and traveling.
Client Services Staff
Kristen is originally from Detroit, MI (GO MSU!) and has lived in Mooresville, NC for over 20 years. She has aspired to be in the veterinary field since she was 7 years old and is currently studying to become a certified veterinary technician. Kristen’s pack includes 2 dogs, Dior, Hazel, and Lilly, and 2 rabbits, Trudy and Judy. In her spare time, Kristen enjoys watching MSU football and basketball.
Lead Kennel Staff
Sam was born in Madison, Wisconsin & moved to Mooresville, NC when she was 12. She has always grown up with dogs & loved all animals, the past few years Sam has worked as a pet sitter/dog walker taking care of many fur babies but personally, her fur family consists of a Chihuahua / beagle mix named CiCi & a pit bull named Bruno. Sam enjoys cuddles with her babies and lots of outside time with them. Sam aspires to continue her education & become a vet tech.
Megan was born in Tennessee and moved to the Lake Norman area five years ago. She currently
has an Associate’s in Science and is in the process of earning her Bachelor’s in Biology from
UNC Charlotte. In her free time, she enjoys live music, going out to eat, relaxing at the beach,
and spending time with her cat, Swick, and her pup, Benny.
Miranda was born in Virginia and moved to Mooresville around 8 years ago. Ever since she was little she has had a strong passion for working with animals. Miranda has 2 cats named Simon and Momma cat and two dogs named Ale and Snuggles. In her free time, she enjoys helping others with pet sitting, babysitting, baking and cooking. Miranda aspires to one day work at an animal shelter or work at a rehabilitation center and show people the beauty of exotic animals.
Marissa was born and raised in Lincolnton, North Carolina and is currently a student at Gaston College working towards her degree in Veterinarian Technology. She knew she wanted to help other animals when she adopted her canine fur baby Harper from the humane society at 6 weeks old. She enjoys making other animals feel like they are at home and treating them as if they were her own!