Matthew Wheelock, DVM
Dr. Wheelock is a 2002 graduate of Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine. While in school he was keeper for LSU’s live tiger mascot and a co-chair for the LSU Wildlife and Raptor Rehabilitation Unit. He did a preceptorship with the Baton Rouge Zoo before graduation.
After graduation, Dr. Wheelock spent a year practicing small animal medicine and emergency care at
Dr. Wheelock published (Feb 2007) an online article about one of his pet interests: Chameleons! The article is about Calcium Supplementation in Chameleons and gives an overview of the supplementation and care needs of these special little guys. To read the article, please go to http://www.chameleonnews.com/?page=article&id=102
Dr. Wheelock is married to Dr. Jill Smith-Wheelock. They currently have two sons, 1 pomeranian, 1 quaker parrot, 1 panther chameleon, 2 leopard geckos, multiple leachianus geckos, multiple crested geckos and various “critters” required for feeding the reptiles.
Jill Smith-Wheelock, DVM
Dr. Smith is a 2000 graduate of Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine. While in school, Dr Smith pursued her special interest in dermatology and feline medicine. Dr. Smith was awarded “Outstanding Feline Practitioner” for her veterinary class.
After graduation, Dr Smith spent two years working at Causeway Animal Hospital in Metairie, Louisiana honing her skills in small animal internal medicine. Dr. Smith took a small hiatus to give birth to her two sons, but has kept up to date acting as a relief doctor in Roanoke Rapids and
Dr. Smith is married to Dr. Matthew Wheelock. She currently has two sons, a pomeranian, and 1 quaker parrot. (Dr. Smith tolerates Dr. Wheelock’s in-hospital reptile menagerie…)
Michelle Cameron, DVM
Dr. Cameron received her BS in Biomedical Science from Texas A&M in 2004. She then graduated with a DVM from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 2008. During veterinary school, she was awarded the American Association of Feline Practitioners Senior Student Award.
After graduation, she completed a 1 year internship in small animal medicine and surgery here in Charlotte at Carolina Veterinary Specialists. Now done with her internship, she has been drawn to Dilworth’s close knit community and the continuity of a neighborhood family practice. Her interests include feline medicine, dentistry, and emergency medicine. Outside of the clinic, Dr. Cameron enjoys traveling and reading.
The Cameron household is ruled by a Persian cat named Peggy. The Camerons also have two sweet and energetic Labradoodles named Ellie & Kevin.
Austin Whitlark, DVM
Dr. Whitlark graduated from North
Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in
2011. She received the Outstanding Senior Student awards in
Radiology, Internal Medicine and Exotic/Wildlife Medicine, which echo her
professional interests. In vet school she was president of the
beloved Turtle Rescue Team, which treats injured and sick native turtles and
returns them into the wild. She also spent time treating sea
turtles at the coast, endangered whooping cranes in Maryland and the animals at
the North Carolina Zoo during her fourth year. Following
graduation Dr. Whitlark completed a rotating small animal medicine internship at
Carolina Veterinary Specialists. Her name during her internship
was Dr. Duncan, but has recently married the love of her life and is now
proudly – Dr. Whitlark!
Dr. Whitlark is excited to stay in Charlotte with her husband, their rescued weimaraner (Dakota), their rescued australian shepard (Layla) and their rescued cat (Moose).
When she is away from the clinic Dr.
Whitlark enjoys hiking, playing lacrosse, yoga, gardening and traveling.
Adam Berman, DVM
Dr. Berman joined Dilworth Animal Hospital in March of 2013 and he is very excited to be a part of the team. He is truly passionate of veterinary medicine and strives to provide the highest quality care that he can to his patients. Dr. Berman plans to pursue board certification in canine and feline general practice with the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners one day as well as practice management and ownership. Dr. Berman is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Animal Hospital Association, the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association.