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 rescue dog, Sadie.
Cenie SmithOffice 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 Caroline(a nurse in New Bern, NC) and son, Nicholas, a paramedic in Cabarrus County and continuing his education in emergency medicine. They make their home with two rescue dogs (Franklin(foster failure) and Hogan) and a standard poodle, Jeffrey. A cockatiel and their cats complete their family. Never a dull moment in this household!
Beverly YountClient Services Representative
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 and is having a baby girl in 2019.
Erin Bell PinilloVeterinary 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.
Sandra TalleyVeterinary Assistant
Spike and GriffinPest Control
Spike and Griffin are both rescue cats! They are the owners of Cenie Smith! Spike is a big boned fluffy(which accounts for the extra weight) 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 dry Royal Canin food and canned Fancy Feast. Unfortunately, we lost Griffin in February 2019. At this writing, Spike has not been able to find a worthy office assistant.
We are very pleased to have Rachel join our staff! Rachel is an experienced groomer of dogs and cats! She can groom breed specific and she can also groom with flair and color, if requested. She has a very calm, quiet nature that the pets sense within her. Rachel is very sensitive to special needs and requests. In her spare time, she and her Rottweiler mix, Opie, participate in fly ball competitions.
Nancy SandiferVeterinary Assistant