Meet Our Staff



Michelle started as a veterinary assistant in 1999 in Rolesville, NC. She move to Charlotte after marrying her husband in 2002.  This is also when she started working at Hickory Grove Animal Hospital. When she is not working, Michelle enjoys going to baseball games with her son, and dance with her daughter. She recently rescued a miniature poodle name Jiff.


Kristal started her career at Hickory Grove Animal Hospital in 1997. She pursued her degree as a Certified Veterinary Technician, graduating from Gaston College in 2001. She married her husband in 1999, and they have 3 children. During her off time she enjoys attending her daughter’s cheerleading competitions and twin son’s soccer and baseball games. They also have a cat named Lily and a dog named Ellie.


Valerie is originally from Orlando Florida. She moved here 5 years ago with her husband and 3 cats. Valerie started her career as an assistant in 2003 after graduating from the Florida Institute of Animal Arts. After graduation she was the primary surgical technician at a 5 Doctor practice in Florida. In off time Valerie enjoys going to the beach, reading and bike riding. She has two cats named Maya and Wally. and a dog named Lulu.


Lyan was born and raised here in Charlotte. Her passion for animals led her to pursue this wonderful career. She has been working at Hickory Grove as an assistant for 4 years. Lyan is our bilingual staff member speaking English and Spanish fluently. She is the owner of 2 energetic Siberian Huskies named Pelusa, and Flicka. In her spare time, she enjoys drawing, relaxing at home, and spending time with her friends and family.


Paige has been an assistant at Hickory Grove since August 2019.


Helena has been an assistant at Hickory Grove since March 2020.


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Read What Our Clients Say

  • "I took Jasmine here for the first time and I can't say enough good things about this animal hospital, Dr Huskey and her staff. They all went over and above helping me to diagnose my dog with lymphoma and get her treatment started."
    Michelle D.
  • "Thankful for a kind, caring, ethical group of professionals that work hard at keeping Luka and Chloe healthy! I have been very pleased with every visit and would definitely recommend the Hickory Grove Animal Hospital."
    Laura R.