Our Assistants

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Our veterinary assistants greet our patients and clients, and prepare you to see the doctor. They obtain laboratory samples, fill prescriptions, restrain pets, and perform an array of other duties throughout the day. They are very knowledgeable and able to answer many of your questions. 


Liv has traveled a lot and has lived in 7 different states, but calls Ohio her home state. She and her husband moved to Asheville together in 2018 and they love it. She is registered as a diagnostic medical sonographer and was working as an ultrasound tech for four years before making the career change to focus more on her passion for animals. Since she was a child she has had many critters to brighten her life including dogs, cats, hedgehogs, ferrets, turtles and hermit crabs to name a few. Currently, she is a cat mom of two, Walden and Sunny, and a dog mom of one hyper pup, Minnow who is her soul mate. In her free time she enjoys hiking with Minnow, yoga, camping, traveling and trying new food. She is very excited to be providing care for animals needing rehab at the Animal Rehab Center!



Anina is originally from San, Carlos, CA and grew up on a farm in NC for most of her life. Surrounded by horses, goats, chickens,  rabbits, cats,and dogs, she quickly discovered her love for animal care. She moved to Asheville for school and now happily calls the mountains her home. She graduated form UNC Asheville in 2019 with a Bachelors in Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies, studying Anthropology,Sociology, and Health & Wellness. When Anina is not working, she enjoys training her Boxer/Pit mix Leo, hiking, tending to her plants, horseback riding, and singing.


Maude was born in Jacksonville Florida but has spent the past five years in Asheville. She started working at Charlotte Street in the summer of 2018 as an intern through City of Asheville Youth Leadership Academy (CAYLA). After the internship, she was offered a job as an assistant and from there has discovered a keen interest in veterinary medicine and health science. She plans on majoring in biology and minoring in philosophy at UNC Chapel Hill as the class of 24’. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and pups, playing roller derby, writing and reading.


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Kayla was born in Athens, Georgia but has lived in Asheville since she was one. Kayla has had a passion for animals since a very young age, cats and opossums in particular. It has always been her dream to work one on one with animals and her passion has only further been sparked since coming to Charlotte Street Animal Hospital. Kayla is currently taking classes at AB Tech and hopes to become a registered vet tech in the future. She also hopes to one day work with opossums, raccoons and skunks in a rehab setting, possibly opening her own rehab facility. In her free time, Kayla enjoys spending time with her cat, Toast, creating art and watching cartoons. 


Hannah Boyer was born in Virginia, but was raised internationally in various places, such as; Saudi Arabia, China and Korea with her parents who are teachers. Hannah has visited over 20 countries in her life, but currently calls North Carolina home. Hannah has a deep-rooted passion for cats, having been surrounded by them her whole life. She has always enjoyed feeding and aiding in rehabilitating animals and is especially proud to have been a part of Green Mountain Deer Rescue starting in 2008 all the way through 2015. Through working with multiple rescues, her eyes were opened to the animal field and she was fuelled by the impact she had. Hannah is currently attending AB-Tech with aspirations to become a Veterinary Technician, to further impact animals that she comes into contact with. In her free time Hannah spends time with her two dogs and boyfriend by bringing them on long hikes through the mountains and to lakes to swim and play.


Jessi was born and raised in Asheville, where she started caring for stray cats and kittens at a young age. She went on to foster and work for local animal rescues, including Mountain Pet Rescue Asheville and Asheville Humane Society. She's fostered dozens of pets, and her specialty is orphaned neonatal kittens. She is currently enrolled in AB-Tech's Veterinary Medical Technology program to  expand her reach of helping animals. In her free time, she enjoys playing video games and spending time with her family. She loves spoiling her kitty Oliver, dog Dexter, and Myrtle the turtle.


Brittany started working at Charlotte Street Animal Hospital in March of 2012, although she has been working with animals since 2004. Brittany grew up at the beach and loves living in the mountains of WNC. Brittany shares her home with her rescued German Shephard, Timber, and her cat, The Joker. She became certified in Low Stress Handling in 2016 and works hard to make sure that the patients here at CSAH are comfortable and experience the least amount of stress as possible. She recently became certified to process stem cells! Brittany loves Asheville and loves working at CSAH!

Valerie W.

A native of Asheville, Valerie has nurtured a love for animals her entire life. She graduated from UNC Asheville in 2011 with a BA in Photography and a minor in Art History. After working in an art museum and apprenticing with a local wedding photographer, Valerie embraced an amazing opportunity to work with and take care of sixteen horses and a donkey at the Biltmore Estate Equestrian Center. In doing so, she knew caring for animals was something she wanted to keep pursuing. After spending a year at Biltmore, she joined the team at Charlotte Street Animal Hospital! Valerie is very eager to learn and so excited to be with us here. During her free time she loves hanging with her family, including a Chihuahua named Alfie, and a cat named Finnegan. Valerie also enjoys traveling, being with friends and keeping up with her photography.