About Us

Meet our team.

Andrea Eriksson

Andrea Eriksson


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.


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.

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).

Noelia Moreira

Noelia Moreira

Internal Medicine Technician

Noelia Moreira is a veterinary technician originally from Miami, Fl. She has over 13 years of experience working with specialists in internal medicine, and emergency/critical care in New York City and South Florida.

New to the area, Noelia is looking forward to starting her pet clan by adopting a kitten in the near future. On her time away from Skyline, she enjoys spending time outdoors, exploring all the food options Charlotte has to offer, running a jewelry business with her best friends, writing and traveling the world.

Courtney Richardson

Courtney Richardson

Veterinary Technician

Ever since Courtney could remember, she always wanted to work with animals and pursue her career in veterinary medicine. Courtney received her AAS of Veterinary Science, with Honors, at Bergen College. She has worked in research, general practice, and specialty medicine. Courtney loves the challenge of working in specialty and emergency medicine and being there for pets and their owners during difficult times.

Courtney is excited about living in the Charlotte area and growing her family! She is originally from New Jersey but also lived in Florida, where she met her husband, Brian, while they worked together at Walt Disney World. In her free time, Courtney loves to eat, drink, and travel, especially back to what she considers her second home, Disney. She lives for spoiling and spending time with her fur baby crew, @the.lazy.lemon.squad which includes her dogs, Emmitt (Smith), Bernie (Williams), and Tequila, and her cats (John) Cena, Enzo (Amore), and Dwayne (“The Rock” Johnson).

Manuela Velasquez

Manuela Velasquez

Internal Medicine Assistant

Manuela has just moved from northern New Jersey. She enjoys working with animals and people, so working in the veterinary field is a natural fit. In her free time she enjoys being in nature, spending time with her family, cooking, and reading suspense and thriller novels. Her favorite aspects of the veterinary field include internal medicine and emergency medicine. She is super excited to be joining the Skyline Team!

Elizabeth Mewengkang

Elizabeth Mewengkang

Veterinary Assistant

Elizabeth recently moved to Charlotte from New Jersey to join the Skyline team! Animals have been a passion of hers since she was young and she has always known she’s wanted to work in the veterinary field. She enjoys all specialties in this field but surgery sparks her interest the most! In her free time she enjoys trying new foods, hiking or anything outdoors and going to the beach!
Michelle Cook

Michelle Cook

Client Services Coordinator

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.
Mackenzie Laughridge

Mackenzie Laughridge

Business and HR Administrator

Mackenzie has been working in the veterinary field for 10 years. She obtained her Bachelors of Animal Science in 2014 from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC. She went on to graduate from Keller Graduate School for Management obtaining her Masters in Business Administration in 2017 and her Professional in Human Resource Certification in 2019. Mackenzie has a passion for business and human resource management, specifically in the veterinary field. She lives in Huntersville, NC with her husband and two dogs, Avery and Potter. When not working, Mackenzie enjoys spending time with her family on the lake and Burn Boot Camp.

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


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

Urgent Care

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


2440 Plantation Center Dr.
Matthews, NC 28105

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