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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!