Riverbend Veterinary PetCare Hospital

Meet Our Team

At Riverbend Veterinary PetCare Hospital, we consider all of our patients and clients part of our family. Every day, our team of veterinarians, technicians, and support staff are ready to provide the best care possible to all of our patients, and the most courteous customer service to our clients.

Our love for animals is what drives us to deliver nothing but amazing compassion towards the animals we see everyday. We know how important the relationship is between human and pet, and we will do our best to ensure that your pets live long, healthy, and happy lives with you. To learn more about our staff, facilities, or amenities, please feel free to give us a call or stop by and say hello!

Kim Langholz

Co-Owner, Medical Director, & M. Ed., DVM

Dr. Kim Langholz has wanted to be a veterinarian since grade school, and is currently the co-owner and Medical Director at Riverbend Veterinary PetCare Hospital. Dr. Langholz originally took a different path and used her biology teaching degree to be a research technician. After a variety of research positions, Dr. Langholz decided to get her Masters of Education in Special Education. She taught grades 6-12 at a hospital school for many years. She then served as the Director of the Challenger Learning Center and after hearing a particularly inspiring speech from an astronaut, she decided to pursue her dream of becoming a veterinarian! Dr. Langholz graduated with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2000.

Originally from Iowa, Dr. Langholz has lived in Arizona, California, Missouri, and North Carolina, and is licensed to practice veterinary medicine in 4 states. She is married and has an adult son, a daughter-in-law, two delightful granddaughters, and one dog, Tebow. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and painting. She enjoys watercolor, acrylic, and oil painting but would like to become skilled in watercolors particularly.

Jamila McKenzie


Dr. Jamila McKenzie is a Veterinarian at Riverbend Veterinary PetCare Hospital. She earned her undergrad degree from Tuskegee University in 2010, and went on to graduate from Kansas State University with her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2014. Her areas of professional interest include anesthesiology, cardiology, and feline medicine. Dr. McKenzie began working in the veterinary field in 2004 and knew she wanted to become a veterinarian after growing up caring for dogs and horses. She says the best part of working in the veterinary field is the satisfaction of knowing that her actions helped to make a pet’s life better and giving pet parents some relief.

Dr. McKenzie grew up in Appleton Estate, Jamaica, in the West Indies. She currently lives in Charlotte, with her three cats MacKenzie, Stryker, and Nutmeg. In her free time she enjoys reading, sleeping, and riding roller coasters.

Jasmine W.

Practice Manager

Jasmine joined us after moving to North Carolina from Virginia and has been a wonderful addition to the Riverbend family. She has been involved in the veterinary field for 18 years and is very passionate about our clients, both human and pet! She lives in Charlotte with her daughter, and five dogs, Apollo, Casanova, Gypsy, Nyomi, and Ruger.

Hope C.

Registered Veterinary Technician

Hope joined the Riverbend team after relocating from Columbus, Ohio with her family and is a Registered Veterinary Technician in both North Carolina and Ohio. She has worked in veterinary medicine for over 10 years and has been an RVT since 2009. Hope has wanted to work in veterinary medicine since she was 5 years old and is passionate about internal medicine and geriatrics.

She shares her home with her husband, two gray cats, Huckleberry Finn and Fionna, and two orange and white rabbits, Ceviche the Magnificent Lion and Pimento Loaf. She enjoys gardening, baking, traveling, scrapbooking, quilting, and all things Christmas!

Christina A.

Registered Veterinary Technician

Born and raised in New York, Christina moved to Charlotte, NC seven years ago and has been working with the Riverbend family for over a year. Growing up, she always had a great passion for animal care and became a Registered Veterinary Technician in 2020. She shares her home with a shy and sweet little rescue dog named Cherry and is thrilled to provide the best care for your fur babies!

Shelby P.

Technician Assistant

Shelby is a Veterinary Technician Assistant at Riverbend Veterinary PetCare Hospital. She was born and raised in Concord, NC and is a graduate of Northwest Cabarrus High where she was a member of the FFA (Future Farmers of America). Outside of the office, she enjoys everything agriculture and showing cattle during the fair season. Her fur-child is an AKC American Basset Hound named Skeeter Mae Abilene.

Katlyn K.

Technician Assistant

Katlyn joined the RiverBend Team as a Veterinary Technician Assistant in April 2021. In the spring of 2020 she relocated from New York to sunny Charlotte, NC after 27 years and decided to turn her passion for animals into a career. In her free time she loves cooking, kayaking and photography, especially pet portraits. She shares her home with her fiancé and two wonderful cats, Miss Sassafras and Clara Jane.


Technician Assistant

Brian is a Charlotte native and joined the Riverbend family in September 2021, as a vet technician assistant. He spent 10 years in New York City in the fashion industry, including graduating from Parsons School of Design. He moved back to Charlotte to pursue a career related to his love for all animals. He is the proud parent of rescue pets, 2 cats named Skeeter and Poe and a chinchilla named Chin.

Mary G.

Customer Service Representative

Mary is a native of Charlotte. Her passion has always been caring for animals and people. Mary has over a decade experience in customer service. When not pursuing her passion she loves spending time with her husband, their dogs, Clara, Jack and their cats Sophia and Percy. Other hobbies include hiking, reading and playing video games.

Atiana T.

General Assistant

Atiana is the General Assistant at Riverbend Veterinary PetCare Hospital. She is currently a student at Zebulon B. Vance High School and plans to become a CAT Scan Technician in the radiology field. She currently helps the staff with whatever they need assistance with while gaining experience in the medical field which will help her in her future career!

Sara R.


Sara joined the TotalBond team in October 2020 as a Receptionist and has over a decade of customer service experience. She grew up in Charlotte but has family in Boston and Cape Cod. In her free time she loves hanging out with friends, walking on the Greenway, or reading fantasy and thriller novels. She loves all things nerdy, especially Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and Marvel. She is very creative and loves writing, painting, and making dreamcatchers.