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Whole Pet Mountain Island was founded in 2021 to provide integrative and advanced, holistic medicine to Whole Pet clients and patients traveling from Charlotte, South Charlotte, Belmont, Gastonia, and Denver areas.  Three outstanding veterinarians from our Davidson location lead the Mountain Island location offering the same quality and compassionate veterinary services our Whole Pet clients count on. At Whole Pet Mountain Island, we offer wellness exams and careful vaccinations and preventative care, advanced medicine and surgery, herbal medicine, holistic nutrition, acupuncture, and spinal manipulation, as well as medicine and surgery for exotic pets.


Dr. Khare



Dr. Laura Lathan

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Dr. Richard Keller



Dr. Sheehan

Dr. Nicole Sheehan


Dr. Sheehan's Bio

 Certified Veterinary Acupuncture, Certified Veterinary Food Therapy, Certified Veterinary Chinese Herbs, Certified Meridian Autonomic Testing, Fear Free Certified

Special Interests: General medicine and surgery, acupuncture, herbal and alternative medicine, orthopedics, cardiology

Education: The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine

Hometown: Strongsville, Ohio

Pets: Cooper and Skippy (dogs), Kaya and Simon (cats)

Dr. Nicole Sheehan has always had a love for and ability to communicate with animals since she was a young girl. After graduating from veterinary school and moving from Ohio to North Carolina, she felt at home in the area but not in her profession. She was blessed with mentors as a new graduate who pushed her to practice detailed and advanced medicine, but she wasn’t happy with her quality of life. As she started a family and alternative treatments such as acupuncture, she sought different opportunities to improve her medicine and life. She found herself frustrated by inefficient systems and poor work cultures. Although her son was only one year old and she was pregnant with her daughter, she decided she had to do it differently. So she set up Whole Pet Veterinary Hospital in 2013 to create a place where she could pay her bills and still love going to work. Little did she know this would create so much more!

What resulted was a place where EVERYONE liked coming to work—where people are free to develop their skills and talents in an encouraging and supportive environment. Being free to learn and try new treatments, her clients pushed her harder and harder to move beyond standard treatments that weren’t working to discover new medications that actually reversed the disease. As animals were healing permanently from chronic diseases, she joked that she was “the worse business owner in the world” because her patients were getting better and only needed to come back for yearly check-ups. She was wrong—her results brought her new clients from all over the state and, eventually, phone consults all over the United States, as well as Europe, Australia, and Asia.

In seeing mostly second opinions (or what we lovingly call “sixth opinions”), with a careful history, thorough physical exam, and subtle changes in lab work, she has identified a handful of triggers for animals’ common diseases. Her practice’s mainstay is “Food First,” where high-level nutrition is used first to improve the health and balance of the body. Any signs of toxins or disease triggers are treated with herbal or pharmaceutical medication. While she identifies herself as a holistic Veterinarian, she is willing to use whatever treatments give the best results, and so she still does surgery and chemotherapy when necessary. In the hospital, she will often use laser, ozone, PRP, and acupuncture to improve mobility and treatment outcomes.

After years of reversing chronic diseases that typically are considered irreversible, such as skin allergies, autoimmune disease, kidney failure, and paralysis, she has become convinced all diseases are treatable, including cancer. For example, she has successfully and fully treated her own dog’s heartworm disease with homeopathy, her cat’s kidney failure and hepatitis with herbal medicine, and her own autoimmune disease with herbs and meditation. This outlook on healing has greatly impacted the outlook of her clients and coworkers on their own health and the health of their animals. A common saying you will hear around here is, “Once you see it, you can never unsee it.”

Advanced Courses and Certifications:

  • Veterinary acupuncture
  • Chinese food therapy
  • Veterinary Chinese herbal medicine
  • Meridian autonomic testing (muscle testing)
  • Detoxification medicine
  • Tick- and vector-borne diseases
  • Abdominal and cardiac ultrasonography

Publications and Appearances:

  • Glycoflex National Commercial
  • VetriScience National Advisory Board
  • Veterinary Practice News
  • VetFolio Podcast
  • Fox News Rising
  • Charlotte Today

She recently has developed a way of sharing her treatment strategies outside of Whole Pet Veterinary Hospital through Nicole the Vet, where she highlights cases, offers classes to vet professionals, and speaks out about problems within the industry. Visit her on Facebook and Instagram at @nicolethevet and see videos on pet care and nutrition on YouTube at @nicolethevet. Be on the lookout in 2020 for her book on healing animals naturally, and new holistic veterinary hospitals in the area to serve more animals and people!


Emily Frammartino


Emily's Bio
Emily opened our very first Whole Pet practice in Davidson and has been a leader in our team since day one. She is responsible for organizing all new hospitals as well as leading and training the medical teams in Davidson, Wilmington, and Mountain Island. She brings her expertise, compassion for the animals, and commitment to excellence to each of our practices.
Jenna Glover

Jenna Glover


Jenna's Bio

Pets: Nancy (dog) and Crew (crested gecko).

Jenna is born and raised in Charlotte, NC, and moved to South Carolina with her husband a few years ago. She has been in the veterinary field since 2007 but has had a love for animals since she was young. Jenna has a passion for wildlife and loves to work with exotic pets, and this has driven her to pursue a degree in environmental science so she can help preserve natural land for these native creatures.

Jenna is very excited to join the Whole Pet family to further her career in integrative veterinary medicine. She is also Fear Free Certified.

In her free time, she is usually cuddled up with her dogs or out exploring the city with her husband.

Patient Care Team


Tiffany Doceti

Veterinary Assistant

Tiffany's Bio
Tiffany has always had a love for animals since she was little. She knew even back then that her future would revolve around them. While she is a serious cat lover, she also has a love for many other creatures. Tiffany has several of her own fur (and scale) babies at home including 1 dog, 1 rabbit, 2 cats, and a bearded dragon. She loves to ride horses in her free time and hopes to own some of her own in the future. One of her many special talents is working with nervous animals and showing her patients love and support. Tiffany loves being a part of the Mountain Island team and is always eager to learn and expand her skillset.

Evelin Honcharova

Veterinary Assistant

Evelin's Bio
Evelin grew up in Indian Trail, North Carolina. She has always had a drive to help. Being drawn to the outdoors, she would always find interest in all the creatures she could find. In her spare time, she likes to spend time with her family and discovering new hobbies for herself. She enjoys traveling and spending time outdoors. Evelin is always trying to learn and expand her knowledge base. Evelin is excited to be a part of our team and learn more about our holistic approach to provide the best care for your pet!

Meagan Park

Veterinary Assistant

Meagan's Bio
Meagan is a North Carolina native who started her veterinary journey in 2008. She loves everything about her career and has a special love of dentistry and surgery, but what she loves the most is being a mom. Meagan has an 8-year-old sassy, intelligent, and funny daughter who aspires to be a marine biologist or vet- so it runs in the family! On her time off Meagan enjoys cooking, gardening and spending time outdoors with her husband and daughter. Summer is her season for life! In addition to being an amazing mom to her daughter, she is also mom to 4 cats (Kiwi, Luna, Red Man, and Flynn) and 1 senior Cavalier King Charles Spaniel (Cooper). Meagan is really excited to be a part of the Whole Pet team and learn more about our holistic approach.

Client Care Team