Meet the Team

Meet the River Run Animal Hospital Team

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    Amanda LaMar
    Practice Manager

    Amanda has over 20 years of experience in the Veterinary field. Born and raised in Rhode Island, Amanda has an undergraduate degree in Veterinary medicine from the University of Rhode Island. Before coming to River Run, Amanda worked as the Lead Veterinary Technician in the Small Animal Clinic at the University of Florida. She has had the opportunity to work with world renowned Veterinarians and spent 16 yrs training the next generation of doctors. She has two senior pets at home, a handsome Rottie mix named George and a sassy Siamese cat named Mya. In her spare time Amanda loves to be with her family and has enjoyed exploring and getting to know North Carolina!

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    Justin Farris
    Business Manager

    Born and raised in Montgomery, Alabama, Justin graduated with a business degree from Auburn University Montgomery.  Husband to Dr. Siggi Farris, the couple has two boys, Finn and Nils.   Justin loves dogs and grew up with Boston Terriers.  He currently has one Boston named Nyah, along with a cat named Forrest.  Justin enjoys all of the excitement found within the animal hospital... from the variety of puppies and kittens to the surgeries performed to save the lives of the pets... there is always something to see and learn from! In addition to overseeing the business side of things at RRAH, Justin is an avid car fan and owns a car dealership in Alabama. When not at RRAH, you can find Justin with his boys exploring the outdoors. Since moving to NC, he has discovered the numerous disc golf trails scattered throughout the area and has the goal of playing them all!

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    Lauren Henry
    Lead Client Services Representative

    Lauren is a first-year Veterinary Technician student through Penn Foster College and works as a Vet Assistant at RRAH. She was born in Ohio and lived on a dairy farm for a few years before relocating to North Carolina. With her own furry friends at home including Jessie, her dog, and Mr. Pickles the cat, she understands the busy life of a pet parent. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, baking delicious desserts, and spending time with family and friends. Lauren has the drive to provide loving and compassionate care to our four-legged friends and their families.

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    Kathy Cleaver
    Client Services Representative

    Born and raised in Maryland, Kathy has also spent time living in California and South Carolina before finally rooting herself in North Carolina.  Kathy has been a life-long pet owner and LOVER!  She lives with her husband and her menagerie of dogs, cats, and horses in Charlotte.  

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    Stephanie West, RVT
    Registered Veterinary Technician

    Stephanie was born in Goldsboro, NC, and holds a degree from Central Carolina Community College, where she studied Veterinary Technology and became an RVT. She also holds her Fear Free Certification, Feline Friendly Certification, and Recover CPR certification. Always a lover of animals, Stephanie first entered the world of the veterinary field in 2014 and “loves making a difference in pet’s lives and their owner’s lives”. When she’s not working, you can find Stephanie hiking and/or camping, spending time with her husband, or hanging out with her four cats, two dogs, seven chickens, one hamster, aquarium friends, and her goldfish pond! 

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    Amy McDonald
    Registered Veterinary Technician

    Born in raised in Gastonia, Amy grew up around dogs and when she went to Gaston College for school, realized they had recently launched a vet tech program which helped her decide to pursue her veterinary career. Amy loves using her passion for animals to help them live longer, healthier lives. In her free time, Amy loves spending time in her jeep, painting, gardening, traveling with her family & hanging out with her “fur babies (four dogs & three cats!). Amy has been married to her husband David, a National Guard Solider, for 27 years. 

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    Stephanie Jecha
    Kennel Assistant

    New to the veterinary field, Stephanie has always loved animals and decided she’d like to make her passion her career. Having the chance to meet and play with fur babies as a Kennel Assistant is a dream come true. Outside of her time at RRAH, Stephanie is a full-time nanny to two kiddos and loves finding time to hike and/or curl up with a good book. Stephanie enjoys spending time with her husband, Dallas, and their two pittie reccues, Wylie & Luci! 

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    Taylor Celeste
    Technician Assistant

    Originally from Indian Trail, Taylor has been in the veterinary field since 2021. She finds animal care interesting and rewarding and loves seeing patients grow while getting to know their families. These passions & interests drove her to enroll in the VT/VA Program at Penn foster. When she’s not working, she loves reading, watching Disney movies & exploring greenways.

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    Laura Bojorquez
    Technician Assistant

    Born in New Jersey, Laura started her career in the veterinary field in early 2021. Her interest in the field first occurred when she found a stray cat in her neighborhood she was able to care for… after that, her love for the industry only continued to blossom! She loves having the opportunity to contribute to the wellbeing of any animal she can and believes that each animal is “pure and deserve the best”!When she’s not at work, you can find Laura singing and writing songs, playing video games, and experimenting with various make-up looks. Laura has one dog, a leopard gecko and two rats (one hairless, one hairy!). 

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    Schante' Levingston
    Technician Assistant & Social Media Coordinator

    Say hello to Schante’! Originally from Columbus, MS, Schante’ later moved to Arizona where she attended the University of Phoenix and has been involved in the veterinary field since February of 2017. Her interest in caring for animals and their owners sparked her intrigue in the industry, and after she got involved, there was no looking back! Schante’ loves being a part of patient’s story and recovery and preventive health. When she’s not working, you can find her fostering her love for the outdoors with hiking, kayaking, biking & live music! Schante’ and her boyfriend, Jordan, welcomed their first baby in February of 2022… Peyton! They also have a “derpy” nine-year-old Husky named Riley and an “adorably needy” cat named Cornelius. 

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    Jade Wilber
    Client Service Representative

    Jade is originally from Taunton Mass, she decided to enter the field of veterinary medicine when she started volunteering her time at an animal shelter. New to the Charlotte area, Jade loves finding new coffee shops, reading, and hiking. She has an interest in helping animals find their Fur-ever homes. Jade has an orange tabby named Bart and a Beagle/Basset hound mix named Binx.

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    Taylor Cash
    Customer Service Representative

    Taylor grew up in Florida and was around animals their whole life. Since joining the River Run Team. Taylor enjoys building client relationships to educate owners on the importance of regular grooming and preventative care. Taylor and their partner Lisa have multiple rescue pets at home including 2 dogs, 5 cats, and 4 tanks of various-sized fish! When Taylor is not working they spend their time painting, playing video games, and watching reality tv or horror movies.

Hours of Operation

Monday

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Tuesday

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Wednesday

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Thursday

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Friday

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Saturday

*10:00 am to 12 noon for boarding drop-off and departures only

Sunday

Closed

Monday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
*10:00 am to 12 noon for boarding drop-off and departures only
Sunday
Closed

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