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Andrea Eriksson

Andrea Eriksson

Cardiologist

I became a veterinarian as it combined my interest in biomedical sciences with that of the welfare of animals.

I was born and raised in Eugene, Oregon where I learned to love hiking, camping, tide-pooling, and braving the rain.

I was accepted for a cardiology residency at North Carolina State University in 2006 (residency 2006-2009) after I received my DVM (2001-2005) and completed a rotating internship at Oregon State University (2006). I then became an American College of Internal Medicine specialist in cardiology (2009) after successfully passing a series of exams in general internal medicine and cardiology.

I have had the privilege of working with preeminent leaders in pet cardiovascular disease at Oregon State University as a rotating intern(Drs. David Sisson and Marco Margiocco), North Carolina State University as a cardiology resident(Drs. Clarke Atkins, Bruce Keene, and Teresa DeFrancesco), and Virginia Maryland Regional CVM with Dr. Jonathan Abbott as an assistant professor.

My research interests and background include investigation of the renin angiotensin aldosterone system and how it relates to congestive heart failure in dogs; thyrotoxic heart disease and advanced cardiac imaging.

I am professionally interested in early detection of heart disease in dogs and cats;  the treatment of end-stage congestive heart failure; and novel therapies and surgical options for chronic degenerative valve disease.

An important aspect of my practice is client communication and education as well as outreach and continuing education for primary care veterinarians. My goal is to provide a comprehensive triad of cardiovascular care that encompasses the pet family, the primary care veterinarian and myself.

My clients and referring veterinarians comment on my approachability as well as compassionate demeanor. I am a passionate advocate for my patients and their families.

During my personal time, I love to spend time with my husband and daughter. We love to travel, spend time with our family and friends, sing and play music, and enjoy this beautiful life!

Andrea’s published articles

  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27009288
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26618728
  3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25771846
  4. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25224804
  5. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24350989
  6. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23879846
  7. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22966900
  8. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22126693
  9. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19719439
Christian Eriksson de Rezende

Christian Eriksson de Rezende

Internal Medicine Specialist

  DVM Ms, Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine

Department: Internal Medicine

Dr Christian Eriksson obtained his undergraduate degree in Microbiology with High Honors and a Masters in Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics from the University of Maryland at College Park. After conducting research in the area of food safety, he elected to pursue veterinary medicine and earned his DVM degree from The Ohio State University in 2006. He then completed a one-year internship at the Veterinary Referral and Emergency Hospital in Norwalk, CT, followed by a three-year residency in Small Animal Internal Medicine at Michigan State University.

Dr Christian Eriksson’s particular interests in internal medicine include but are not limited to gastroenterology, hepatology, nephrology as well as endoscopy and ultrasonography. Dr. Christian Eriksson was born in Stockholm, Sweden and grew up in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. After serving the New York-New Jersey area as an internist for almost 10 years, he elected to relocate to Charlotte to contribute to the pool of veterinary specialists and cofounded Skyline Veterinary Specialists.

When not working, he loves to read, practice guitar and spend time with his wife Andrea and daughter Solveig.

Memberships:

American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
American Veterinary Medical Association
American Society of Veterinary Nephrology and Urology

Selected recent publications:

Jaya Kochenburger, Christian Eriksson, Marc Greenberg, Laura Hoyt. Ultrasonography of a ureteral and bladder fungal granuloma caused by Scedosporium apiospermum in a basset hound. Vet Radiol Ultrasound. 2019.

Cynthia de A Lucidi, Christian L. E. De Rezende, L Ari Jutkowitz, Michael Scott. Histologic and cytologic bone marrow findings in a dogs with suspected precursor-targeted immune medicated anemia and associated phagocytosis of erythroid precursor. Vet Clin Pathology.
2017.

Suliman Al-Ghazlat, Christian Eriksson de Rezende, Jean Ferreri. Feline Small Cell Lymphosarcoma Versus Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Diagnostic Challenges. Compendium. 2013.

Christian Eriksson de Rezende and Suliman Al-Ghazlat. Feline Small Cell Lymphosarcoma Versus Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Treatment and Prognosis. Compendium. 2013.

Katie Grzyb

Katie Grzyb

Medical Director

Dr. Katie Grzyb received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Ross University in 2009. She continued her clinical training at the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana and, following this, completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery. She worked as an emergency clinician at the Veterinary Emergency and Referral Group in Brooklyn, NY, where she discovered her love of emergency medicine. She ventured into a small animal general practice in Brooklyn, NY, where she quickly took on the role of the medical director and honed her skills diagnosing and treating both acute and chronic medical conditions. Katie has special interests in critical care and stabilization, soft tissue surgery, and the human-animal bond.

Originally from Rhode Island, Katie enjoys laughing with family and friends, spending time near the ocean, serenading others with her karaoke skills. She also considers herself quite the foodie. Her greatest joy is spoiling her high maintenance tortoiseshell feline, Ruby Sassafrass (Queen of the Household).

Management

Autumn Edwards

Autumn Edwards

Business Manager and HR Coordinator

Autumn was born and raised in Concord, NC. She attended UNC Charlotte where she studied Medical Administration and has been in the veterinary field for almost 10 years; having worked in both general practice and specialty and emergency hospitals. Autumn has always had a passion for working with animals and has managed to combine her love for them and medical administration here at Skyline Veterinary Specialists. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her family, spoiling their rescued fur babies and exploring the city.

URgent Care

Erin Thibodeau, RVT

Erin Thibodeau, RVT

Patient Care Team

Erin Thibodeau is a Registered Veterinary Technician with 10 years of experience in the veterinary field ranging from emergency/urgent care services, preventative medicine, and exotics/wildlife. Erin received her B.S. in Wildlife Biology with a concentration in Wildlife Rehabilitation from Lees McRae College. She is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Biology with the intention of teaching higher education, as she has a special interest in Ecology and Evolution. Erin happily proclaims herself as a crazy cat lady and currently lives at home with 3 meows and her very patient partner and cat dad. Outside of work and school, Erin finds time to adventure outdoors, with her favorite pastimes being hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, and exploring!
Allison McLaren, RVT

Allison McLaren, RVT

Patient Care Team

Allison is a Registered Veterinary Technician that has dedicated her career to the specialized care of pets in need of advanced care. A native of Western New York State, she grew up with a passion for animals and the Buffalo Bills. After graduating from the University at Buffalo with a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology, she decided to move to Charlotte with her two cats and boyfriend, Andrew. She set her sights on furthering her love for animals, graduating from Gaston College’s Veterinary Technology program with honors while planning a wedding! Since graduating in 2012, Allison and Andrew have grown their family to include four cats, two dogs, and two wonderful children. They enjoy watching movies, cooking, and traveling as a family. Allison’s love for her animals extends to her love for her patients, which will show in the details of her care.
Elizabeth Mewengkang

Elizabeth Mewengkang

Patient Care Team

Elizabeth initially moved to Charlotte from New Jersey to join the Skyline team. She has been in the veterinary field since high school, where she started with an internship at a general practice that eventually led her to work in specialty and emergency. Elizabeth enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine but especially likes emergency and surgery. She has a total of 7 fur babies at home, including a handsome Pug named Potato and a mouthy kitty named Remmington. In her free time, she enjoys exploring the city, trying new restaurants and breweries, and any activities on the water.

Cardiology

Suzanne Voll

Suzanne Voll

Patient Care Team

Suzanne is originally from Boston, MA but has previously lived in Columbus, OH, and Gainesville, FL, prior to moving to Charlotte in 2018. Her veterinary career originally started in 2007 at a general practice doing a little bit of everything. Since 2014 Suzanne has worked as a technician in specialty private practice and academia in small animal surgery and anesthesia. Suzanne has a special interest in veterinary cardiology as her dog Ella was diagnosed with heart disease four years ago. In her spare time, Suzanne enjoys spending time with her boyfriend and their three dogs Ella, Quincy Patrick, and Gus. Her favorite activities include running, reading, and gardening (both outdoor and indoor plants).
Katie Turner, RVT

Katie Turner, RVT

Patient Care Team

Katie graduated from the AVMA Accredited College of Central Carolina Community College in 2018 and successfully passed her National and State Board examinations to obtain her license as a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) in the fall of 2018. Soon after graduation, Katie was accepted into a 1-year RVT Internship where she spent 1-2 months as an active RVT in the following specialty services: Surgery, Neurology, Internal Medicine, Ophthalmology, Cardiology, ER/ICU, and Oncology. Following her RVT Internship, she went on to follow her passion for surgery. In October 2020, she discovered her “Unicorn” job with Skyline Veterinary Specialists. Katie works with the Cardiology and Urgent Care services and is currently helping develop our future surgery service. Katie enjoys phlebotomy and various phlebotomy procedures such as PICC lines and arterial catheter lines for critically ill patients. Other interests include critical/emergency surgeries and critical care nursing.

Internal Medicine

Noelia Moreira, BS

Noelia Moreira, BS

Patient Care Team

Noelia Moreira is a veterinary technician originally from Miami, Fl. She has over 14 years of experience working with specialists in internal medicine and emergency/critical care in New York City and South Florida. During her free time, Noelia enjoys caring for her 3 cats and extensive plant collection. She loves spending time outdoors, exploring all the food options Charlotte has to offer, running a jewelry business with her best friends, and traveling the world.
Jessica Jackson

Jessica Jackson

Patient Care Team

Jessica moved to Charlotte from South Florida last year. She began her veterinary adventure in 2005, working every position from the kennel up. She spent the last 8 years as a small animal oncology technician before joining our internal medicine team. Jessica’s furry family includes 2 cats- Frank and Spooky, and her boyfriend, Dominic. In her free time, she enjoys roller-skating, board games, and traveling. 
Cassidy Serio, BS

Cassidy Serio, BS

Patient Care Team

Cassidy graduated from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science with a concentration in Pre-Veterinary Medicine.  She has worked in the field for close to 25 years, but four years ago, she found her true passion in internal medicine.

Cassidy is a mother to three beautiful daughters, Sydney, Charlotte, and Caroline. When Cassidy is not loving on her daughters, she enjoys traveling, going to the beach, singing, dancing, laughing, and reading. Her heart is also shared with her fur babies rat terrier Roxy, French Bulldog Delilah, Red Golden Retriever & goof-ball Jameson, and sweet and sassy kitty Vina. She also has a 16-year-old bearded dragon named Ember.

Client Service Coordinators

Michelle Cook

Michelle Cook

Michelle was born and raised in Charlotte, NC. She has been in the Vet Industry for 6 years and counting, starting off with emergency-only services then moving into Specialty Medicine. Being in Client Services she gets the best of both worlds, getting to interact with the animals as well as their owners. She has one dog, a Pomeranian named Jaxx who is the love of her life. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with friends and family, being outdoors/near the water, and traveling.
Megan Harmon

Megan Harmon

Megan joined the Skyline family in 2020 after falling in love with veterinary medicine while volunteering at the humane society in high school. She has worked as a receptionist in the field since 2019 following four years of experience as an office administrator. Megan is currently completing her Bachelor’s degree at UNCC in hopes of pursuing graduate school to become an educational administrator. On her days off, you can find Megan building and modifying cars with her boyfriend or spending time outside with her two rescue pups, Ozzy and Shiloh.
Alexandra Palazzolo

Alexandra Palazzolo

Alex is originally from New York but has been in North Carolina for the past 10 years. She discovered her true love for client services when she joined the field 5 years ago. She plans to further her education in business administration within the coming year. She has 7 fur babies at home, including her handsome terrier mix Gino, nephews Potato and Sir Remmington, as well as 4 guinea pigs. When she is not working, she enjoys spending her time with the animals finding new movies or podcasts to watch, and trying new breakfast spots in Charlotte.

Compassionate veterinary care for the pets of Matthews, NC and beyond.

The Skyline Veterinary Specialists team is here for you and your pets throughout every stage of their lives. From specialized to urgent care, we’ll be here for you when you need us most.

Contact Info

Phone: 704-672-5590
Fax: 704-565-4215
Email: info@skylinevetspecialists.com

Hours

Mon - Fri: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat-Sun: Closed

Urgent Care

Mon - Fri: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Location

2440 Plantation Center Dr.
Matthews, NC 28105

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