Meet Our Veterinary Team in Matthews, NC

At Austin Village Veterinary Hospital, our team is a unique group of pet-loving people who also happen to be very good at what they do! Many of us are Fear Free Certified Professionals, so you can be sure every visit with us will be less stressful and more enjoyable. Find out more about our incredible team.

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Dr. Allie Seagle, DVM

Dr. Seagle is originally from Charleston, South Carolina. She received her B.S. in Animal Science at Clemson University and then graduated as a DVM from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. After spending a number of years at a fast-paced small animal clinic in Las Vegas, Nevada, Dr. Seagle is excited to be back in the Carolinas!

At home, she has a Blue Heeler named Beckett, a tabby cat named Charlie, and a 'torbie' cat named Marlene.


Sarah Spallina, Practice Manager

Sarah joined the team in 2020 after moving from Rochester, New York to get away from the snow. She has had a management role in human medicine since graduating from The University at Buffalo in 2013 with a BSA in Health and Human Services.

While this is her first role in veterinary medicine, she looks forward to exceeding the expectations of all our clients and their furry family members.


Kim Heisel, RVT, CVPM

Kim Heisel has enjoyed a very diverse veterinary career with experience in general, specialty/referral, and emergency practices as both a technician and practice manager. She has also worked as an animal health pharmaceutical representative. An active veterinary practice consultant and a provider of CE presentations for veterinarians and support staff, Kim also owns and operates a practice consultancy group in addition to her role.

Kim attended school at St. Petersburg College in Florida where she earned her bachelor’s in veterinary technology and hospital management. Kim is a registered veterinary technician, a certified veterinary practice manager, and is Fear Free certified. She is an active member of VSPN (as a board moderator), VHMA, and NAVTA.

She proudly resides in Charlotte, NC with her husband, their two sons, and a houseful of fur. When she is not busy in veterinary medicine, she is active with her family, loves traveling and the outdoors, enjoys photography, and is an avid Carolina Panthers fan.


Helee, Veterinary Assistant

Helee grew up in Greensboro, NC and has been with the Austin Village family since just after opening in the Spring of 2019. She has been in the veterinary field for 22 years and has been a technician for 21 years. She started working as a kennel assistant and fell in love with the profession. She worked her way up, learning the skills she needed to become a technician. She has worked at private hospitals, emergency centers, and most recently a dental specialty hospital. She returned to a practice like Austin Village Pet Hospital because she loves the connection between pet owner, patient, and the medical team. She has her passion in Fear Free medicine doing everything she can to assure patients have a positive experience during their visit.
When she is not at work, Helee adores spending time with her two beagles, boxer mix, and three cats. She's an avid fan of music, nature, sports, and spending time with her life partner, who is a professor at Wingate University. They both enjoy living in the area and spending time with their fur-babies.

Narvice, Customer Service Representative

Born and raised in Pineville, NC, Narvice comes to us after an eighteen-year career in the real estate business. Having previously worked in the veterinary field, she has returned to her one true love, working with animals.

Her many years of dog sitting and volunteering with pets clearly show where her heart is. She shares her home with two amazing, but very spoiled, Pit Bull pups, Gracie and Ophelia. In her free time, Narvice enjoys the outdoors, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

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Brian, Veterinary Assistant

Brian Williams joined the team at Austin Village Pet Hospital in July 2020. Originally from Taylorsville, NC, he has always had a special love for animals. After receiving his Veterinary Assistant diploma from Penn Foster College Career School, He entered the veterinary field in 2011.

Brian spends his free time enjoying NASCAR racing, college football, country music concerts, shopping at antique stores, traveling on cruise ships, and being an active member of Westford United Methodist Church. He lives in Concord, North Carolina with his partner of 14 years, Reed, and their beloved pug, ‘Otis’.

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Mya, Veterinary Assistant

Mya is from Pineville, NC and is Narvice’s daughter. She joins us after seven years in the food service industry. While she is new to the field, her love of working with people and animals makes her a great fit. Mya loves coming to work to learn how best to take care of all our fury friends.

When not at work, she enjoys travelling, trying new foods and spending time with her daughter, Nora and her pit bull, Ophelia.


Chris, Customer Service Representative

Chris relocated from the Atlanta area with her husband, daughter, and 2 cats and is happy to call the Charlotte metro area home. Her background includes software development, substitute teaching, and office administration. She loves interacting with both the clients and patients here at Austin Village Pet Hospital. Her experience working in a dental practice has translated well to working in a veterinary office. Chris enjoys the outdoors playing golf with her family, having morning coffee with her cats on the deck, cycling the greenway trails, and taking long walks in and around the area.