Heather Joseph Rosenberg, DVM
During Dr. Rosenberg’s pursuit of an undergraduate degree in biochemical research, she worked as a technician at a veterinary clinic. One day some of her friends brought her a puppy having seizures. With help from the clinic veterinarian, she nursed the puppy back to health and found it a happy home. The joy and gratification of this experience gave her far more reward than the benchwork of research, so she decided to shift her focus and follow her childhood dream of becoming a veterinarian.
As a veterinarian, Dr. Rosenberg is passionate about helping pets in her care feel comfortable and supported while getting them and their owners through a challenging time. She looks at each pet as if it was her own and works to find the best outcome medically for all involved, while trying to limit the financial setback to the owner. Her goal for every patient is to reduce suffering by working hard to diagnose and come up with a good treatment plan to help the pet feel better and get back home as soon as possible.
Outside of veterinary medicine, she enjoys yoga, jewelry making, plant care and gardening, and anything active – hiking, running, walking, kayaking, you name it. She is also a beer connoisseur and enjoys the Charlotte breweries.
- Bachelor of Science, Chemistry and Pre-Professional Biology, California University of Pennsylvania
- Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine
- Small Animal Intern, University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine
- Exotic, Zoo and Wildlife Intern, University of Saskatchewan, Western College of Veterinary Medicine
She enjoys the variety of emergency medicine and is fond of treating conditions such as toxicities, anaphylaxis, and is passionate about emergent stabilization of exotic pets, as well as calming “difficult” and stressed animals with medical problems to make the process less scary for them.
Husband Greg, who is a wonderful dad to their flock at home and is a dedicated physical therapist.
Four dogs ranging in size from a Great Pyrenees to a Corgi, two birds – a rose breasted cockatoo and a sun conure, and a plethora of plants. All help her recharge and keep grounded, as well as provide daily entertainment.