Meet the Team

Our Team

Katherine Armstrong, DVM  photo

Katherine Armstrong, DVM

Dr. Armstrong is a 1979 graduate of the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. After practicing for three years in Atlanta she moved to Union County and established Monroe Animal Hospital. Her special interests are Dentistry and Dermatology. Dr Armstrong lives in
Monroe with her husband Larry. They have recently “downsized” from a pair of Great Pyrenees to a Standard Goldendoodle puppy named Sam. Sam loves to hang out at the hospital to meet and greet everyone. In Dr. Armstrong’s free time she enjoys hiking and skiing.

Aaron Luckey, DVM  photo

Aaron Luckey, DVM

Dr. Luckey is originally from Indiana, but moved to Charlotte in 2000. He has a BS in Biology from the University of Findlay in Ohio, and he obtained his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Tennessee. He has 3 dogs - Clarence, Daisy, & Graham . Dr. Luckey also has 1 cat - Cheddar. Dr. Luckey also has four children, Landon, Lillie, Eli and Avyn.

Elizabeth George, DVM  photo

Elizabeth George, DVM

Dr. George (formerly Dr. Wemple) is originally from Chicago, Illinois but moved to North Carolina in 2007 where she attended North Carolina State University. She graduated Summa Cum Laude while earning a BS in Animal Science with a Minor in Genetics in 2011. She continued to be a part of the Wolfpack Family by attending North Carolina State University's College of Veterinary Medicine where she obtained her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 2015. In her spare time, Dr. George enjoys spending time with her husband and their 2 dogs - Twiggy and Osiris while exploring all that Monroe and Charlotte have to offer.

Norma Jean  photo

Norma Jean

Norma Jean is Monroe Animal Hospital's clinic cat extraordinaire. She adopted us in December of 2015 when she walked up to Dr. Luckey in the back parking lot. Because of her age and an advanced heart murmur, the decision was made for her to become the clinic cat, rather than trying to place her in another home. Though the marking on Norma Jeans's face make her appear extremely grumpy, she is actually the sweetest cat you could ever hope to meet. She loves to be brushed, nap in her bed by the window and have her belly rubbed. Every afternoon she can be found expectantly waiting for her daily snack of cheese. Because of Norma Jean's distrust of the paparazzi, she has rarely seen in the front of the clinic. Instead, you can rest assured that she oversees all activities in the treatment room, being certain that your pet is treated with the utmost love and care. 

Carrie  </br> Office Manager photo

Office Manager

Carrie was born in South Carolina. She moved to North Carolina as a toddler. She graduated from high school and went on to North Carolina State University graduating in 1995 with a BS in Animal Science. While in school she worked at a cat clinic. In 1997 her husband started his own business and they moved back to Charlotte. In the fall of 1997 she began working at Sharon Lakes Animal Hospital becoming head receptionist in 1998. She came to Monroe Animal Hospital in 2006 as head receptionist, and was promoted to Office Manager in 2009. Working in Monroe gives her the opportunity to be close to home and her son, Aaron.

Jenny </br> Client Services photo

Client Services

Jenny was born in New York but moved to North Carolina in 1996, recently moving to Union County. She has just begun working at Monroe Animal Hospital as a receptionist. Prior to joining our team she has cared for infants and worked in the veterinary field for 20 years. Jenny loves spending time with her family and being creative with DIY projects. She has a 14 year old son Kristopher as well as 3 pets CoCo, Picasso and Raven.

Jennifer </br> Veterinary Nurse  photo

Veterinary Nurse

Jennifer is originally from South Boston, Virginia, but moved to Monroe at the age of 13. She attended North Carolina State University where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Animal Science. She has been working at Monroe Animal Hospital since August of 1996, and is interested in all areas of Veterinary Medicine. In her time away from the clinic she has her own pet sitting business, which brings her a lot of joy. She has an assortment of animals which include: 3 Border Collies, 1 Ferret, 5 Cats, a Rabbitry, and 1 Chinchilla. Along with spending time with her pets, husband, and daughter, Emma, she enjoys cross-stitching, jewelry making, and has been a NASCAR junkie since the age of 5. 

Cheri </br> Registered Veterinary Technician photo

Registered Veterinary Technician

Cheri is a Certified Veterinary Technician who has been with us since 2002. She graduated in 1996 from Morehead State University with an Associates Degree of Applied Science. Married to her husband Cody since 1996, they have two girls- Cheyenne and Alexandra. Cheri loves cats and has four of her own, Beau, Wade, Athena & Snowflake. Her years of experience are mostly in small animal pratice, but include two and a half years working with Internal Medicine Specialists. She loves teaching and training others in the veterinary field.

Erica </br> Veterinary Nurse  photo

Veterinary Nurse

Erica started working at Monroe Animal Hospital in 1999. After working as a kennel assistant for a short time, she is now a veterinary nurse. She also works with the inventory and accounting areas of the hospital. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, daughter and animals. Her animals consist of 3 dogs, 2 birds, 2 snakes.

Alex Barnett </br> Veterinary Nurse photo

Alex Barnett
Veterinary Nurse

Alex is orginally from Westchester County, New York but has been in the Carolinas since 2004. She has worked in the veterinary industry for 17 years, beginning her career in the kennel of a small animal practice. Alex spent five years working in the emergency department of a specialty hospital prior to returning to school to complete her degree. She graduated with honors from Winthrop University, obtaining a B.S; in English with a technical writing concentration. Alex is an avid equestrian, working with and showing horses for over 20 years. She also loves bass fishing and working outdoors. Alex and her husband have a small farm here in Monroe complete with two horses, two dogs, two cats, and several chickens.

Mike </br> Veterinary Nurse photo

Veterinary Nurse

Mike is a Union County native who enjoys spending time with his family and working out. Mike is a marine veteran and is very excited to be in the veterinary field in his second career path. He is our primary treatment nurse on weekends and holidays for hospitalized patients. We always know he will provide competent loving care and will alert the Doctor if any change in a pet’s Condition is noted. Mike has been working with Dr Armstrong since 2009.

Brittany  </br> Veterinary Assistant photo

Veterinary Assistant

Brittany, aka Ms. Clean, gives lots of love and personal attention to all the animals in her care at Monroe Animal Hospital. Away from work, her two adorable dogs, Ali and Tyson, keep her busy. She is an avid Carolina Panthers fan and can be spotted in the stands at home games. A kind and generous friend, she often brings scrumptious home baked goodies to share at work, which are promptly devoured.

Shena Massey </br> Veterinary Assistant photo

Shena Massey
Veterinary Assistant

Shena is from Monroe and has always loved animals. After graduating high school she attended Tuskegee University located in Tuskegee, AL where she received both her B.S and M. S. degrees in Animal & Poultry Science. During her graduate research Shena microscopically identified 6 species of coccidia (intestinal parasites) that infect goats here in the southeastern United States, using Alabama as a model. This was the first time in research history that these particular parasites were characterized and identified in a southeastern state. Shena returned to North Carolina and in December 2013 she began working with Dr. Armstrong and became a part of the team as a Veterinary Nurse. Shena enjoys every moment with her two fur babies, Rocky & King, watching movies and just relaxing.

Monroe Animal Hospital

207 East Phifer Street

Monroe, NC 28110

For general information, questions, appointment requests, call us at:

(704) 289-5242 If primary number is not in service during normal business hours please call 980-699-7022

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**Closed for Continuing Staff Education on Fridays Noon-2PM**

Sunday Closed

Monday 8:00am - 6:00pm

Tuesday 8:00am - 6:00pm

Wednesday 8:00am - 6:00pm

Thursday 8:00am - 6:00pm

Friday 8:00am - 6:00pm

Saturday 8:00am - 12:00pm

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