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.
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.
DVM, CCRP, Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons – Small Animal
Dr. Latimer grew up in the Washington, D.C. area, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University. He then moved to southern California for four years and received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Western University of Health Sciences in 2014. He immediately continued his education with post-graduate training at the University of Tennessee where he completed a one-year rotating internship and a three-year surgical residency. His areas of special interest include gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary surgery and wound management.
When not working Dr. Latimer loves to compete in bass fishing tournaments, run, and lift weights. In his spare time, Dr. Latimer enjoys spending time with his girlfriend, Suzanne, and their three dogs Gus, Ella, and Quincy Patrick.
- Latimer C, Lux C, Grimes J, Benitez M, Culp W, Ben-Aderet D, Brown D. Evaluation of short-term outcomes and potential risk factors for death and intestinal dehiscence following full-thickness large intestinal incisions in dogs. JAVMA. 2019;255(8):915-925.
- Latimer C, Lux C, Roberts S, Drum M Braswell C, Sula MJ. Effects of hyperbaric oxygen therapy on incisional and open wound healing in dogs. Vet Surg. 2018;47(6):827-836.
- Latimer C, Lux C, Sutton J, Culp W. Lung lobe torsion in seven juvenile dogs. JAVMA 2017; 251(12):1450-1456.
- Latimer C, Odunayo A. Clinical View: Canine Lung Lobe Torsion. Clinician’s Brief. March 2015;105-106.
- Thomason, M; Latimer C. Intussusception Reduction. Clinician’s Brief. April 2020;30-36.
Dr. Laura Keener received her undergraduate in Animal Science from the University of Georgia (Go Dawgs!) and followed this with her veterinary degree from North Carolina State University. She graduated in 2018 and went straight into emergency medicine. During this time, she also received her certification in Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine and Acupuncture. After a few years in emergency medicine, she transitioned to general practice in Wilmington, NC to expand her long-term management skills. She is excited to join Skyline’s emergency services to get to know her patients, their owners, and the local community.
Dr. Laura has a special interest in internal medicine, geriatric care and quality of life, and integrative medicine. She enjoys getting to know each of her patients individually through her interactions and through the stories from their families.
Laura is originally from Hickory, NC, and is excited to spend more time with her family (especially her nieces and nephews). She loves snacks, naps, and as much beach time as possible. You can find Dr. Keener and her 2 dogs (Magic and Ting Ting) on the overnight/emergency shift at Skyline.
Dr. Kelly McClure received her undergraduate and graduate from Northern Michigan University in Marquette, MI followed by her veterinary degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2007. She completed a 1-year rotating internship at Carolina Veterinary Specialists in Charlotte and Huntersville. Dr. Kelly spent seven years as a general practitioner at two different hospitals, one in Charlotte and one in Gastonia, followed by six years as an emergency veterinarian working overnight and on weekends. Shortly after, she transitioned into a daytime emergency veterinarian working alongside Internal Medicine, Oncology, and Surgery specialists. She is excited to join Skyline’s emergency team!
Dr. Kelly has a special interest in neurology cases but loves to expand her knowledge in internal medicine, cardiology, and surgery as well. She enjoys the diversity of cases seen in emergencies and being able to advocate and care for pets (and their people!) at their greatest time of need.
When not working, she has two sons who keep her on her toes. They enjoy visiting airports and watching and learning all about planes (her oldest dreams of being a pilot). Her youngest has started to play baseball so she enjoys practicing and watching him play. She recently purchased her own home and is very much into remodeling (thanks HGTV!) and gardening. When she has free time, she loves to watch the Packers and movies, reading, baking, hiking, swimming, and napping (when she can).
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).
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.