Veterinarians

Veterinarians

Ann Meadows, DVM

A native of Atlanta, Dr. Ann Meadows began practicing medicine at Matthews Animal Clinic in 2002. Dr. Meadows and her husband, Dr. Walker Meadows, purchased the clinic in 2003.

Dr. Meadows attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she received a Bachelor's Degree in Biology and Psychology. She continued her education at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine and was awarded her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1997.

Dr. Meadows' hobbies include mountain biking, yoga and cooking. At home she can be found spending time with her daughters Reagan, Elizabeth and Emily. Additional family members include their Dashchund, Pickles and cat, Chicken.

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Walker Meadows, DVM

Dr. Walker Meadows began practicing medicine at Matthews Animal Clinic in 1997. Six years later, he and his wife, Dr. Ann Meadows, purchased the hospital. Originally from Charleston, South Carolina, Dr. Meadows attended Clemson University, where he received his Bachelor's Degree in Animal Science in 1993. He went on to attend the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, receiving his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1997. His professional interests include cardiology, orthopedic surgery and soft tissue surgery.

Dr. Meadows is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the American Veterinary Medical Association, the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association, the North Carolina Academy of Small Animal Medicine and the American Animal Hospital Association. In addition to his duties at the clinic, Dr. Meadows founded and plays guitar for The ShowGoats, a Charlotte-based pop band that performs throughout the area. The band's CDs can be found on iTunes. He also enjoys spending time with his daughters Elizabeth, Reagan and Emily. Dr. Meadows' family also includes one dog and a cat.

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Cecily Thompson, DVM

Dr. Cecily Thompson grew up in Albany, Georgia and practiced medicine in New Jersey before joining Matthews Animal Clinic as a general practitioner in 2006. A graduate of Washington and Lee University, Dr. Thompson received a Bachelor's Degree in Biology in 1999. She attended the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine and was awarded her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2003. Dr. Thompson is a member of Alpha Psi, a veterinary fraternity; Phi Zeta, the veterinary honor society; Kappa Alpha Theta sorority and the American Veterinary Medical Association. Her professional interests include soft tissue surgery and endocrinology.

When she's not at the hospital, Dr. Thompson enjoys spending time snowboarding, gardening and reading. Dr. Thompson and her husband Matthew, also a veterinarian, both enjoy traveling. Dr. Thompson loves caring for her daughter, Eloise, plus her four special needs pets.

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Chris Brader, DVM

Dr. Chris Brader has practiced medicine at Matthews Animal Clinic since 2004. A native of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Dr. Brader attended Virginia Tech, where he received his Bachelor's Degree in Biology in 1999. He continued his education at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine and was awarded his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. He has a continuing education certification in ultrasound, and his professional interests include soft-tissue surgery, seizures and gastroenterology.

Dr. Brader is a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. His hobbies include fishing, snowboarding, and following Virginia Tech sports. He lives with his wife Lindsey, their sons, Evan and Carter, and their two dogs, Mingus and Luke.

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Emy Shepard, DVM

A native of Charlotte, Dr. Emy Shepard began practicing medicine at Matthews Animal Clinic in 2003.

Dr. Shepard is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in Biology in 1995. She went on to attend North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine and was awarded her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1999. Dermatology is among her many professional interests.

Dr. Shepard loves outdoor activities, including mountain biking, hiking and golf, as well as spending time with her husband Kris and their daughters, Madeleine and Ava. The family also includes a cat named Lilly and a dog named Sydney.

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Janthi Webster, DVM

The daughter of missionaries, Dr. Janthi Webster was born in Malaysia and lived in Savannah, Georgia and Lindenhurst, New York before moving to North Carolina to practice medicine at Matthews Animal Clinic. Dr. Webster previously practiced medicine at Jamestown Veterinary Hospital from 1993 to 1994.

Dr. Webster attended Wake Forest University and received her Bachelor's Degree in Biology in 1989. She then attended North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine and was awarded her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1993. Her professional interests include exotic animals such as rodents, rabbits and ferrets, public health and zoonotic diseases. Dr. Webster is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association.

Dr. Webster and her husband, Jonathan, have three children: Miriam, Jonathan and Hannah. Her hobbies include reading, traveling and spending time with family and friends. She also has three pets: Daisy, a dog; Fiddlesticks, a cat; and Benjamin, a guinea pig.

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Mary Getz, DVM

Dr. Mary Getz has practiced medicine as a general practitioner at Matthews Animal Clinic since she graduated veterinary school in 1998. A native of Chicopee, MA, Dr. Getz attended the University of Massachusetts and received her Bachelor's Degree in Biology in 1993. She went on to attend North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine and was awarded her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1998. Her professional interests include internal medicine and surgery.

Dr. Getz is a member of numerous professional organizations and honor societies, including Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Zeta, the veterinary honor society; the American Veterinary Medical Association and the North Carolina Academy of Small Animal Medicine.

Dr. Getz and her husband D.J. enjoy traveling and outdoor activities. They have two sons: Ryan and Michael. Her hobbies include photography and reading science fiction novels. She has three pets: Tyson, a shepherd mix, and two cats, Stormy Bear and Grizzly Bear.

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John Pritchett, DVM

Dr. John Pritchett is a native of northeast Georgia. He received his Bachelor of Science in Biology in 2002 from the University of Georgia. In 2007 Dr. Pritchett graduated from the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine. After vet school graduation, Dr. Pritchett completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery in Brooklyn, N.Y. He then worked as an emergency veterinarian for 3 years prior to relocating to the Charlotte area. His professional interests include emergency medicine and internal medicine.

Dr. Pritchett enjoys all outdoor activities, traveling and spending time with his family including his wife, son and daughter. Additional family members include two cats, Baxter and Miss Puff, a dog, Buster, and seven fish (aka Nemos).