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Meet Our Veterinary Team

The compassionate veterinary team at Providence South Animal Hospital provides the best possible care for our patients and their owners in Waxhaw. 

Administrative Staff

Neil Kelker, Waxhaw Hospital Manager

Neil Kelker

Hospital Manager

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I have been working in veterinary medicine in the Charlotte area since November 1992, and at Providence Animal Hospital since January 2014. I am the Hospital Manager at both our Waxhaw and Charlotte locations. 

I graduated with a degree in Biology with a minor in Business from Western Carolina University. I have experience working in both general veterinary practice and specialty medicine.

My interest are travel and sports. I’m originally from Pittsburgh (Go Steelers, Pirates and Penguins!). I also enjoy golf and try to play as much as I can.

Chris, Waxhaw Receptionist

Chris Christifulli


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Originally from Wisconsin, I have been living in Waxhaw for the past 8 years with my husband and our two black labs, 12 year old Baron and 4 year old Rosie. We also have a grown son who, for the time being, is living in Arizona.

Being from Wisconsin I’m a die hard Green Bay Packer fan. When not at work I enjoy hiking, exploring North Carolina, reading, working out and dreaming about taking a trip to England.

Previous to working for Providence Vet I was a dog groomer for 5 years and worked for an event planning company. I have grown up with animals my whole life and I enjoy seeing everyone’s fur babies that come through our doors.

What I love most about my job is getting to see everyone's fur babies and play with the new puppies and kittens.

Veterinary Assistants

Jessica, Waxhaw Veterinary Assistant

Jessica Smith

Veterinary Assistant

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I am a God-loving 29 year old from Fort Mills, and have been working in the veterinary field for 8 years. I have 2 children, a fiancé and 2 dogs, a toy poodle (Treasure), and a Blue heeler (Denbigh).

In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family, going to church, outdoor activities, and gardening.

I love going to work everyday because everyday is not the same. I love caring for animals and helping them and their health. I am very passionate about my work. I strive to be the best I can be everyday.

Jennifer, Waxhaw Veterinary Assistant

Jennifer Griffin

Veterinary Assistant

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Sarah, Waxhaw Veterinary Assistant

Sarah Maloni

Veterinary Assistant

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I have been working in the veterinary field since 2003 working my way through kennels, reception and vet assistant.

I have a wonderful husband and together we have a daughter and a fur-child named Savannah.

My hobbies include chasing around our toddler, camping, crafting and woodworking.

Malayna, Waxhaw Veterinary Assistant

Malayna Morgan

Veterinary Assistant

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I started this job straight out of high school and I’m currently enrolled in a Veterinary Technician program.

I was born and raised in Monroe NC. I’ve grown up around animals all my life, I previously worked at a dog Kennel and on a farm. I

’ve rescued many animals one being this little guy, this is Pigmas McKoi also known as McRib! He was born premature when we went to another farm to rescue his mom and some others. I took him home to care for him shortly after realizing his mom had no interest in him, despite all of his medical issues he is the best companion I’ve ever had and is almost a year old now. He is my little adventure buddy and goes everywhere I go. 

“In rescuing animals, I love my mind but found my soul” 

Emma, Waxhaw Veterinary Assistant

Emma Know

Veterinary Assistant and Kennel Assistant

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Providence South Animal Hospital provides comprehensive veterinary care for your cherished pets in Waxhaw.

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