Our Staff

Our Staff

Jeanne Saxon, Office Manager

Office manager Jeanne Saxon has been part of the Matthews Animal Clinic staff for more than 40 years. She is a native of Iowa and moved to Charlotte when she was 15 years old.

A devoted Carolina Panthers fan, Jeanne can be found at a Panthers game when she's not working. Jeanne has three dogs, Louise, Coal and Blue, and four cats, Sixty, Coffee, Remus and Max. She also enjoys spending time with her children and grandchildren.

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Lisa Sidders, Front Office Manager

Originally from Athens, OH, front office manager Lisa Sidders has worked at Matthews Animal Clinic since 1991. Lisa is proud to work with the knowledgeable veterinarians and caring staff at the clinic and loves talking to clients and their pets.

When she's not at work, Lisa can be found reading, walking and watching her daughter play soccer. Her four dogs and one cat also keep her busy.

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Faye Honigman, Receptionist

A receptionist at Matthews Animal Clinic since 1991, Faye Honigman is proud of the high-quality care provided at the hospital and loves the family-like atmosphere in the clinic. When she's not at work, Faye can be found spending time with her grandchildren, hiking, canoeing and tubing.

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Patty Powell, Receptionist

Receptionist Patty Powell was a client at Matthews Animal Clinic for 35 years before she joined the staff in 2005. The care and attention the doctors and staff provide to patients has always impressed Patty.

Patty is active in breeding and showing dogs. She is a pet sitter and groomer in her spare time. She is also a member of the Siberian Husky Club of America, the Charlotte Dog Training Club and the Central North Carolina Siberian Husky Club. Patty also is a trainer with Charlotte Dog Training. Patty's other hobbies include watching baseball, gardening and spending time at the lake.

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Shirley VanCamp, Receptionist

Receptionist Shirley VanCamp joined the Matthews Animal Clinic staff in July 2007 after 14 years as a client at the hospital. She has worked in the animal care field for more than 14 years and is actively involved in showing and breeding dogs along with obedience training.

Shirley is a member of a number of kennel clubs, including the Southeastern Bloodhound Club, the Carolina PBGV Club, the Golden Retriever Club of America, the American Bloodhound Club and the PBGV Club of America. Shirley has 12 dogs that keep her busy, and her hobbies are spending time with friends and family, Panthers football, trailing with the Behind the Hounds Trailing Club and competing in AKC events.

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Libby Foster, Receptionist

Libby Foster is excited to have recently joined the team at Matthews Animal Clinic. She has been a hairstylist for the past 18+ years, but discovered her true passion a few years ago when she became involved in animal rescue. Libby fosters mostly English Bulldogs and Shih Tzus, but will happily take in any dog needing a soft place to land for a while. Her own two Shih Tzus, Tink and Tuffy are (usually) happy to share her.

Libby's two children really enjoy helping with the foster dogs, and are always asking "when are we getting a new doggie?!"

She is currently in school studying to become a Registered Veterinary Technician, and is looking forward to this new chapter in her life.

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Jessica Honeycutt, Registered Veterinary Technician, Head Technician

Waxhaw, N.C. native Jessica Honeycutt joined the Matthews Animal Clinic staff in 2004. She became a certified veterinary Technician after attending Gaston College and earning her Associate's Degree in Applied Science in 2005.

She and her husband had their first child in 2011.

Jessica is very active in Union County Agriculture, leading the 4-H Livestock club for kids and The Cattleman's Association. She enjoys raising and showing cattle. In her free time she enjoys gardening and spending time with her dogs and pet goat.

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Katie Scott, Veterinary Technician

Veterinary technician Katie Scott began working at Matthews Animal Clinic as a kennel attendant in 1999. A native of Matthews, Katie attended Gaston College and received her Associate's Degree in Veterinary Technology in 2007. Katherine loves working with animals and enjoys the learning experiences the hospital provides.

When she's not at work, Katie can be found spending time with her husband Shannon, stepson Blaine and daughter Kelsey. She also keeps busy caring for her dogs, Sarah and Ariel, and her cat Eddie.

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Sarah Cantrell, Veterinary Technician

Veterinary Technician Sarah Cantrell joined Matthews Animal Clinic in 2011. She enjoys spending time with her husband and three cats, Binx, Fritz and Vivien. When she is not working Sarah enjoys camping, hiking, and kayaking.

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Dawn Dameron, Registered Veterinary Technician

Dawn Dameron has been a veterinary technician at Matthews Animal Clinic since graduating from Gaston College in 2009. She enjoys spending time with her husband Chris, their two dogs, Cheyenne and Nola, and their cat named Jadis. Dawn has a passion for gardening and a love for chickens.

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Janie Santos, Registered Veterinary Technician

Janie Santos, a Charlotte native, graduated from Gaston College in 2013. She graduated with her degree in Applied Sciences in Veterinary Technology. She has one dog named Tosh, a four-year-old old Beagle/Yorkie mix. She enjoys music, crafts, and making friends and loved ones laugh.

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Vicki Ritch, Surgical Technician

Surgical technician Vicki Ritch has been caring for pets at Matthews Animal Clinic for more than two decades. Vicki loves working with animals and the family-like atmosphere at the hospital. Vicki's hobbies bowling, golf, dancing and spending time with her pets. She has two dogs, Spanky and Skeeter, and five cats, Breezy, William, Boots, Missy and Prissy.

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Ashley Gabriel, Surgical Assistant

A surgical assistant at Matthews Animal Clinic since 2007, Ashley Gabriel is a native of the Charlotte area. Ashley is proud to be a new mother of a sweet baby boy named Mason. Her hobbies include running and spending time with her husband and pets Peanut, Harley, Briggs, and her cats, Akasha and Monkey.

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Lily Day, Technician Assistant

Technician Assistant Lily Day joined Matthews Animal Clinic in 2014. She loves working with animals everyday. She enjoys spending time with her husband, Blake, and their two dogs, Azula and Kodiak. When she is not at work Lily's hobbies are playing volleyball and hiking with the dogs.

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Katie Almond, Technician Assistant

Katie is a native of Matthews, NC and graduated from ECU in 2014. She has 2 Yorkie-poos named Blake and Miranda. Outside of work she enjoys watching the Panthers and ECU Pirates, hunting, fishing and crafting for her Etsy store.

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Nikki Guinn-Robinson, Groomer

Nikki was born and raised here in Matthews. She has been with Matthews Animal Clinic since October 2011. Nikki has been in the grooming/pet industry for 13 years, but grooming professionally for 5 years. She has a son and two pit bulls she calls family. She loves being in this industry, and wants to one day own a Bully Breed and Arabian Horse Rescue. She also works in the boarding facility on the weekends.

Her interests, when not working are playing games with her son, taking care of her pets, riding horses and spending time with her family.

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Jenny Montgomery, Groomer

Jenny Montgomery has been working at Matthews Animal Clinic since May 2010, but has been in the grooming industry for over 25 years. She has a standard poodle named Major that has competed with in the conformation and grooming rings. She recently rescued a kitten named Pete from the shelter. Her other hobbies included running and yoga.

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Shannon Scott, Kennel Manager

Shannon Scott has been a member of the Matthews Animal Clinic team for over three years. He's also a seasoned professional, with over 20 years' experience in management.

In his free time Shannon enjoys studying classical and Spanish guitar, and he stays busy with his wife Katie and their two children, Blaine and Kelsey.

Sam Griffith, Assistant Kennel Manager