Our Doctors

Dr. Spencer Ellis

Medical Director

Dr. Ellis has had a passion for helping animals for as long as he can remember. In high school and college, he worked as a veterinary technician, and in 2014 graduated from NC State College of Veterinary Medicine.

Keeping true to his passion for helping animals, Dr. Ellis has served on multiple mission trips to underserved areas of the country. He has also pursued his interest in internal medicine, radiology, soft tissue surgery and orthopedic surgery.

Dr. Ellis lives with his wife Catherine in Statesville. They have two dogs, Calie and Dixie, and a cat, Jasmine. In his free time, he enjoys outdoor activities, traveling, and spending time with his family.

Dr. Timothy Jordan


Dr. Timothy Jordan has been a practicing veterinarian for over 35 years and has worked with both large and small veterinary practices. He also currently owns and has previously owned several veterinary practices, modernizing their care and service to meet the needs of the communities they serve.

Dr. Jordan has a passion for veterinary surgery and has completed advanced training to further his surgical skills and techniques. He has now performed over 3,000 different orthopedic procedures and can offer colleagues and pet owners alike an insight into the possible options and outcomes of many orthopedic and soft tissue problems encountered in a veterinary practice.

Click here to learn more about Dr. Jordan’s specialty surgery experience.

Dr. Christen Ragle


When Dr. Ragle is not saving the lives of animals or hanging with her pets, she makes fancy decorated cakes as a hobby. She also enjoys traveling and kayaking when the weather is nice.

Dr. Ragle has known veterinary medicine was her calling for quite some time—she’s been working in vet hospitals since 2006, and earned her DVM from St. George’s University in 2015. She has a special interest in internal medicine, soft tissue surgery and puppy training.

After living in the Caribbean for three years, Dr. Ragle scuba dives and loves and travel. When she’s not seeing patients, she enjoys spending time with her three rescue dogs—a beagle, a Plott hound and a Newfoundland.

Dr. Ariel Martin


Dr. Martin joined the team as a Veterinarian in the spring of 2022.
She was raised in Fayetteville, Ga. Then pursued her childhood dream of attending Undergrad for animal and poultry science and veterinary school at The Illustrious Tuskegee University.
After obtaining her DVM in 2020 she started a career in shelter medicine, clinical practice and pursuing mentorship with emergency medicine.

Ariel decided to move to Charlotte for a change in life pace and her husbands career.
Her professional interest is in fear free practicing and feline medicine. She has always had a strong connection with cats and realized there is a general misunderstanding associated with their behaviors and she enjoys being able to provide a safe and comfortable visit for all patients.

Currently her husband, daughter and fur son are her greatest supporters!