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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    Kathy Cleaver
    Lead CSR

    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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    Lauren Henry
    Second Lead CSR

    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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    Stephanie West, LVT
    Lead Veterinary Technician

    Stephanie was born and raised in North Carolina. She started in the veterinary field at the young age of 15. Since then she has followed her passion, graduating from Tech school in 2010 then going to work at an Emergency Specialty Hospital. Stephanie has found her true home here at River Run Animal Hospital. Her fur and flipper and feather family currently consist of two dogs, six cats, one tortoise, one hamster, numerous chickens, and a gold fish pond. 

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    Paige Riley
    Veterinary Assistant

    Paige has worked in the veterinary field for five years. Originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan, Paige relocated to North Carolina nine years ago.  She has two dogs (Chewie and Solo) and three cats (Isabelle, Anna, and Sir-Purrs-A-Lot). Paige loves animals of all kinds including snakes, hamsters, geckos, and even rats and mice.  Paige enjoys the outdoors and theater. 

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    Liliana Mercado
    Veterinarian Assistant

    Born in Medellin, Colombia, Liliana graduated from the University of Antioquia with a doctorate in Veterinary Medicine, After graduation, Liliana oversaw a small mixed animal practice in Cartagena Colombia before moving to the United States in 2001.  Liliana has been working as an Emergency Veterinary  Technician for many years and has loved stepping onto the RRAH team. In her free time, Liliana enjoys the outdoors, hiking and road trips with her family.

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    Brandynn Alston
    Veterinary Assistant

    Brandynn grew up in High Point, NC,  the furniture capital of the world. She earned her bachelor's degree in Laboratory Animal Science from North Carolina A&T State University and earned an associate's degree in Veterinary Medical Technology from Central Carolina Community College. Brandynn began working at RiverRun Animal Hospital in June of 2020, and has not looked back since. She is very family and friend-oriented, and spends most of her free time loving on her miniature (but not so miniature dachshund!), Bumpy. Brandynn is an avid runner and adores working in the animal field where no two days are the same and learning new things comes with the territory.

  • Tracey
    Tracy Nguyen

    A true Charlotte native, Tracy was born and raised in the heart of the city.  Tracy carries a bubbly personality and enjoys brightening everyone's day.  Her passion is to provide quality care for you and your pet and she carries a genuine sense of compassion for every member of your fur family.  Her baby is a one-year-old Australian Shepherd named Thor. Her primary goal is to pursue her continued education in the Veterinary field and she is thrilled to be a part of the River Run team!

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    Kaye Stanfield

    A new Charlotte-area resident, Kaye recently moved to the area. With four cats, one dog, three hermit crabs, and one horse, Kaye is an avid-animal fan and has worked in veterinary medicine for six years... and cannot imagine doing anything else!

     
     

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    Victoria Martin

    Victoria has had a love for animals ever since she was able to talk. Victoria studied grooming at Animal Behavior College and graduated in 2020 and has started grooming at River Run, and is also pet CPR and First Aid Certified. With having learned to gain trust,  she is able to groom difficult and nervous dogs. Victoria resides in Gastonia along with her many animals one dog, three cats and a horse.

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

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

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
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sunday
Closed

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