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
Christian Eriksson de Rezende
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 & Emergency.
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.
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).
Dr. Natalie Allers joined our emergency department late 2022. She graduated in 2015 from the Royal Veterinary College in London.
Initially she worked in a large non-profit practice in the UK, which she found highly rewarding both personally and professionally. She then moved to a mixed general practice and specialty hospital, where her love for veterinary emergency and critical care blossomed. While working, she undertook postgraduate education to gain accreditation and became an ‘Advanced Veterinary Practitioner’. For the last two years, she has worked solely as a Hospitalist and ER doctor, taking care of pets in the Charlotte area.
Dr. Allers moved to the US from England with her wonderful husband in 2020. Their family has grown to now include two perfect kitties, Peach and Wolfie, that they love very much. Despite the distance, family remains as important as ever, and Dr. Allers spends as much time as she can traveling to England to spend time with her loved ones.
Dr. Jen DeLong is originally from Birmingham, AL. She completed her undergraduate training at Mississippi State University and her DVM degree at Auburn University in 2011. After graduation, she completed a rotating internship here in Charlotte and then moved to Arizona to a general and emergency practice for both small animals and exotics. She moved back here in 2015 and has been in the emergency field ever since.
When she’s not working, she enjoys going to National Parks, bird watching and spending time with dogs, cats, and leopard geckos.
Dr. Jordan Morris received her undergraduate degree and veterinary degree from the University of Florida. GO GATORS! She continued her veterinary education with a rotating internship in small animal/exotic animal medicine in Tucson, Arizona. Since her internship, she has been working as an emergency doctor in the Charlotte area. Dr. Morris loves that she has the opportunity to help her community through emergency medicine. Her main areas of interest as an ER doctor include soft tissue surgery, wound management, and the human/animal bond.
In her free time Dr. Morris enjoys spending quality time with her golden retriever Olive, her family, and her friends. She also enjoys hiking, yoga, wakeboarding, singing, theater, and traveling the world.
Human Resources Manager
Autumn is a North Carolina native, born and raised in Concord, NC. In 2009 she attended UNC Charlotte where she studied Medical Administration and started her career in veterinary medicine working in general practice. While Autumn has always had a passion for working with animals, after spending a little over a decade in both general and specialty and emergency hospitals, she found her passion grew into also wanting to make a positive difference for her teammates.
In 2021 Autumn joined Skyline Veterinary Specialists as the Human Resources Manager. Her favorite part about being HR is the opportunity to make people’s working lives better.
When not working, she enjoys spending time with her family, spoiling their dog, Wilford, two cats, Panda and Zebra and exploring the city.
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Client Service Supervisor | Finance Coordinator
In her free time, she enjoys cuddling on the couch with her pup, Mango, baking (particularly cheesecake), and traveling the country with her boyfriend, Sean.
Marketing & Community Relations Manager
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Compassionate veterinary care for the pets of Matthews, NC and beyond.
The Skyline Veterinary Specialists & Emergency team is here for you and your pets throughout every stage of their lives. From specialized to emergency, we’ll be here for you when you need us most.
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2440 Plantation Center Dr.
Matthews, NC 28105
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