Meet our Veterinary Specialists
Dr. Laura D. Dvorak, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVS
Dr. Dvorak obtained her doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Florida in 1998. She completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Missouri-Columbia. She then completed a surgical internship at Affiliated Veterinary Specialists in Jacksonville, Florida. Her small animal surgical residency training occurred back at the University of Missouri-Columbia from 2000-2003. She continued at the university for one year as a clinical instructor before moving to Charlotte, NC in 2004.
Dr. Dvorak performs orthopedic, soft tissue and neurologic surgeries. Her special interests include oncologic surgeries, reconstructive procedures, and minimally invasive surgical techniques.
Dr. Peggy Sayer, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM
Dr. Peggy Sayer is originally from New Mexico and attended veterinary school at Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, graduating in 2002. She completed an internship at the Animal Medical Center in New York in 2003 and a cardiology residency at North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in Raleigh, NC in 2006. Dr. Sayer has been honored with multiple awards for service and teaching during her tenure at the Animal Medical Center and North Carolina State University. Her research focused on the effect of the drug pimobendan on the rennin angiotensin system and has served as an investigator in several large multicenter clinical trials.
Dr. Sayer has provided cardiology services in the Charlotte market since 2006.
Dr. Amy Fauber, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVS, Diplomate ACVIM
Dr. Fauber obtained her doctorate in veterinary medicine from The Ohio State University, and completed a small animal surgery residency at Purdue University. Dr. Fauber became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2007. While on the faculty as a small animal orthopedic surgeon at Purdue University, Dr. Fauber completed a second residency in neurology. In 2012, she became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Neurology).
While less than a dozen veterinarians in North America are dual-boarded ACVS and ACVIM (Neuro) Diplomates, Dr. Fauber has the distinction of being the first woman to obtain these credentials.
Dr. Kathleen Bonawandt, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM
Dr. Bonawandt is a board certified internal medicine specialist. She did her undergraduate studies at Cornell University, where she graduated with Honors in Animal Science. Dr. Bonawandt obtained her doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Michigan State University. She then completed a one-year internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Long Island Veterinary Specialists. In 2011, Dr. Bonawandt completed a three-year residency in small animal internal medicine at the Animal Specialty Center in New York.
Dr. Bonawandt specializes in non-invasive endoscopic and ultrasound guided procedures, and provides her patients with expertise in the treatment of acute and chronic diseases. She is certified in veterinary western herbal medicine and considers an integrative therapeutic approach for clients interested in natural remedies.
Dr. M. Wesley Campbell, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVIM
Dr. M. Wesley Campbell is a board certified oncology specialist. She did her studies at Presbyterian College in South Carolina. She obtained her doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Georgia and then completed her one-year internship in small animal medicine and surgery at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina. Dr. Campbell completed her residency in medical oncology at Auburn University. She has a 9-year old Australian Shepherd, Jake, who’s always eager to play with his frisbee and is a great cuddler. Jake was diagnosed with a rare tumor on his leg at the age of 6 and remains cancer-free today!
Dr. Campbell’s special interests in oncology include the treatment of hemangiosarcoma, osteosarcoma and other sarcomas as well as lymphoma and leukemia. Her medical practice involves novel therapeutics to treat cancer, and she strives to provide the best care while maximizing quality of life for cancer patients.
Dr. Joshua Broadwater, DVM, Diplomate ACVO
Joshua Broadwater was born and raised in the small coal mining town of Lonaconing, Maryland. He attended the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, where he studied biology and graduated with highest honors. Dr. Broadwater earned his DVM from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine followed by a one year rotating medicine/surgery internship at Florida Veterinary Specialist in Tampa, FL. He then completed his 3 year ophthalmology residency at the Animal Eye Specialty Clinics of South Florida. After completion of his residency, Dr. Broadwater continued to work in West Palm Beach, FL for 6 years until moving back to his “second home” in North Carolina.
He is currently an ophthalmologist at CARE, where he has special interest in areas such as cornea disease/surgery, cataract surgery, and glaucoma surgery. In his spare time, Dr. Broadwater enjoys working out, skiing, traveling, playing piano, and spending time with his dog Cooper.
Meet our Emergency Doctors
Dr. Jill S. Pascarella, DVM
Dr. Pascarella received both her BS and her DVM degrees from the University of Florida (Go Gators!!). After graduation, she completed a one-year small animal rotating internship at a private referral hospital in Massachusetts. Upon completion of her internship, she continued to practice emergency medicine for another two years.
A desire for warmer weather brought her to Charlotte, North Carolina over 7 years ago, where she has been in small animal general practice. Her special interests include emergency medicine, infectious and immune mediated disease and radiology.
Dr. Amy Hartman, DVM
Dr. Amy Hartman, DVM was born and raised in Miami, FL. She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Chemistry with a minor in English from University of Alabama in 1994. She proceeded to University of Florida for their masters graduate program in Animal Nutrition. Her DVM degree was then earned at Mississippi State University in 1999. She participated in several emergency and critical care externships, and this became her field of passion.
She has been in the Charlotte area since 2000 practicing emergency medicine. During her free time, Amy enjoys riding and competing in dressage with her three horses and taking care of her horse farm. She also enjoys exercising, cooking and traveling.