Our Medical Staff


Dr. Heather Les
HSC Spay/Neuter Veterinary Surgeon
Dr. Les is a transplant from the suburbs of Chicago, IL. She attended Illinois State University undergraduate school with a passion for biology but was unsure about her future path. She considered a job in research or teaching, however, it was while working for 3 years on the medical staff of an animal shelter that she fell in love with veterinary medicine and decided to pursue a veterinary degree at the University of Missouri (2011-2014). After graduation, she worked in private practice in Illinois before switching to a shelter job in Florida which more suited her passion for non-profit veterinary work. While in the sheltering world, the large number of homeless animals drove Dr. Les to become a spay/neuter veterinarian, as she feels this has one of the most direct impacts on lowering the number of unwanted pets in a population. She lives with her fiancé Kevin, lab-mix Griffey, and 2 cats Payton and Wrigley.


Sarah Hernandez
HSC Spay/Neuter Registered Veterinary Technician
Sarah grew up in Miami, FL where she always had a love for animals.  She enlisted in the United States Air Force Reserves in 2002 and served as a Medical Technician for 11 years. Sarah then returned to school in 2006, where she knew that small animal medicine was where her heart was. She attended Miami Dade College and graduated in 2008 with an Associates in Veterinary Technology becoming a Certified Medical Technician.

Soon after graduating, she accepted a position in the preventative clinic at the Humane Society of Greater Miami. This was her first experience in non-profit veterinary work, and she says she has been hooked ever since. Sarah moved to the Charlotte area in February 2017 with her fiancé, Jairo, Lab mix Hannah and Chihuahua, Kal-El.