Staff

  • Dr. Siggi Farris
    Siggi Farris , DVM

    Dr. Farris has always had compassion for animals and often brought rescue animals home (much to her parents’ dismay!). With this in mind, pursuing a career in the veterinary field where she can care for hurt animals and help prevent health issues was only natural

    Dr. Farris grew up in Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany and first became a Licensed Veterinary Technician in Germany and was planning on attending Munich University College of Veterinary Medicine. Plans changed after doing an internship at a small animal hospital in Alabama and meeting her husband, Justin.

    Dr. Farris graduated from Auburn University Montgomery with honors and then earned her DVM at the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine with summa cum laude. After graduation, she worked with Montgomery Veterinary Associates for 9 years before moving to Charlotte, NC to pursue her dream of opening her own Veterinary Hospital. While River Run Animal Hospital was being built, Dr. Farris worked as the Medical Director of Piedmont Animal Emergency and also as an ER veterinarian at Carolina Veterinary Specialists in Charlotte.

    Dr. Farris and her husband Justin live in Charlotte, NC with their two sons Finn and Nils. Their furry children include an energetic and lovable Boston Terrier named Nyah, and an elderly, much-loved Mini Golden named Aslan. Their household is currently cat free after their senior cat Yeti passed away, but hopefully not for long. In their free time, the Farris Family likes to mountain bike, hike, downhill ski, enjoy the outdoors and spend time together.

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    Derrick Reed , DVM

    Dr.Reed graduated with both undergraduate and DVM degrees from The University of Tennessee in Knoxville.  After practicing in Chattanooga, TN for 3 years, he moved with his family to the Charlotte area. 

    Dr. Reed has been practicing at Plantation Animal Clinic in Matthews for the past 14 years seeing not only canine and feline friends, but also furry pocket pets including rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets, hamsters, gerbils, mice, and others.

    Dr. Reed is excited to be joining the staff at River Run Animal Hospital and continuing to provide experienced patient care, advice, and treatment for your pets!  His interests include radiology and ultrasound, preventative care, pain management, internal medicine, and surgery.

    Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, their 2 rescue dogs - Grant, the best pound dog ever, and Abe Froman, a dachshund and the sausage king of Charlotte, 18-year-old cat, Moises, and lionhead rabbit, Beatrice. You can also find him hiking, searching out the latest and greatest in craft beer and local breweries, enjoying backyard astronomy, watching baseball and other sports (Go Cubs!), gardening and yard work, traveling, watching movies, listening to music, and attending concerts (hopefully soon!), and he is an avid Sci-Fi, Star Wars, and Tolkien fan. 

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    Rachel Bowles, DVM

    Born and raised in Texas, Dr. Rachel Bowles is now overjoyed to call North Carolina home. She has always had a deep love for animals and as a child dreamed of being a zookeeper when she grew up. She attended Wheaton College in the Chicago area where she earned a degree in biology and met her now-husband, Robby. She returned back to Texas for veterinary school at Texas A&M University. 


    Dr. Bowles and her husband are proud parents of a very inquisitive tortoiseshell cat named Pebble. They love to spend as much time outside as they can, finding new places to explore. She is always up for an adventure and has been skydiving, hot air ballooning, and bungee jumping. Dr. Bowles also likes cooking and traveling. She has enjoyed participating in veterinary mission trips and hopes to continue that involvement throughout her career.


    When it comes to veterinary medicine, Dr. Bowles values spending time getting to know you and your pet in order to provide compassionate and individualized care. She loves the unique bond that forms between our pet patients, our clients, and the River Run veterinary team.

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    Vanessa Dollo, DVM, DACVIM

    Dr. Dollo is our MOVES veterinary internal medicine partner in the Charlotte region. She is available to perform consultations and advanced internal medicine procedures including ultrasound and endoscopy at River Run Animal Hospital. Dr. Vanessa Dollo has always had a passion for caring for animals. She received her bachelor’s degree in Zoology and Environmental Science from Miami University (Oxford, Ohio) in 2009. She graduated with honors from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2013. Following veterinary school, Dr. Dollo completed a small animal internship and a three-year internal medicine residency at Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital in Akron, Ohio. After residency, Dr. Dollo continued to work as a board-certified internist in Akron for several years. Her desire to enjoy warmer weather and closer proximity to family prompted a move to Charlotte, North Carolina.

    Dr. Dollo is dedicated to giving her patients the best possible quality of life and loves the challenges internal medicine provides. Her areas of interest include endocrinology, immune-mediated disease and chronic renal disease. She has experience with abdominal ultrasound, endoscopy, cystoscopy, bronchoscopy and rhinoscopy and is excited to work closely with family veterinarians to provide excellent care for her patients.

    In her free time, Dr. Dollo loves traveling to Disney with her husband and daughter, scrapbooking and hiking. She has two dogs: Jack (Husky) and Petey (Labrador). 

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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