Meet Our Team

Dr. Madison Cloninger

Dr. Cloninger grew up in Salisbury, NC. She wanted to be a vet since the age of 7 when she started playing doctor. She attended NC State for her degree in Animal Science, graduating as a valedictorian. She went on to veterinary school at Colorado State University, where she also became certified in veterinary acupuncture. She enjoys the ever-changing cases and people she gets to meet in general practice, but also has a keen interest in emergency medicine. In her spare time, she loves outdoor activities– hiking, kayaking, horseback riding, and playing at the parks with her toddler, Elliot, and infant, Nora.

Dr. Anna Austin

Dr. Austin was born and raised in small town Eden, NC. She has loved animals of all sorts for as long as she can remember and spent most of her childhood reading about them or taking care of them. At various times, her menagerie ranged from rodents and birds to dogs and cats.

When she asked her parents for a pony at age 8, they jokingly told her she could have one when she could buy it herself. A few months later, her parents were a little shocked when she told them she had found a pony that cost $300 (the exact amount she had saved). They kept their word and let her buy the (very naughty) little white pony named “Magic.” She continued to be involved in horses for the next 25 years and was even N.C. 4-H Horseman of the Year in 1997.

Dr. Austin received her undergraduate degree in Zoology from N.C. State University (go Pack!) and her doctorate in veterinary medicine from the University of Pennsylvania (go Quakers!). She completed an additional one-year internship at Blue Ridge Equine Clinic in Charlottesville, VA before moving back to N.C. to be near family.

She has been a proud team member of MAH since 2016. She is Fear-Free and USDA accredited. Her special interests include soft tissue surgery and behavior. She loves developing long-term relationships with clients and their pets! Dr. Austin lives in Cornelius with her husband, 2 children, and rat terrier, Foxy. In her free time, she enjoys traveling with her family, wandering around bookstores, and spectating at equestrian events. She is asking for a pony for her next birthday.

Dr. Carlene Smith

Dr. Smith is a Mooresville native and began her veterinary career at Mooresville Animal Hospital nearly 30 years ago. She attended Davidson college prior to being accepted into vet school. She is a dear friend to many pets and their families. When she is not at Mooresville Animal Hospital or dragon boat racing, she enjoys tending to her family farm, cats and chickens.

Dr. Kathleen Grace

Dr. Kathleen Grace grew up along the shore of Lake Michigan in Muskegon, MI. To all who knew her as a child, it is not surprising that she grew up to become a veterinarian. Her first word was “doggy,” and as a child, she would pass the time at her grandparents’ house by looking up different dog breeds in the encyclopedia. Besides animals, her other love as a child was reading, and she eventually earned her undergraduate degree in English from the University of Michigan. Though she received her veterinary degree from Michigan State University, her loyalty lies with the Wolverines (Go Blue!)

Dr. Grace and her husband, Ryan, recently moved to Mooresville, NC. They share their home with a mixed-breed dog named Ferris and a domestic shorthair cat named Sloane. In her free time, Dr. Grace enjoys running, hiking, and camping with her family, as well as reading and baking. Dr. Grace is very excited to be part of the Mooresville Animal Hospital family and looks forward to meeting you and your pets!

Dr. Joseph Aquino

Dr. Joey Aquino grew up in a small New Jersey suburb near Long Beach Island. His first dog was found in the street in his parents’ north Jersey hometown and would protect him as a baby, play basketball with him like Air Bud, and allow him to do all the crazy things a toddler does with their companion. His love for her and other animals at a young age, along with his family’s support, pushed him toward a career in veterinary medicine at a young age.

Dr. Aquino attended Rutgers University for his bachelor’s degree in animal science before attending Ross University for his doctorate. He completed a year of clinical studies at Oklahoma State University, with externships in Kannapolis and West Point, Nebraska. He started his career at MAH, and after a brief period practicing in Charlotte, is back in the saddle at his original stomping grounds.

Dr. Aquino currently shares his home with a 1-year-old tortie cat, Magnolia. Within the field, Dr. Aquino has a passion for client communication, compassionate patient care, parasite prevention, and endocrinology. He is Fear Free Certified. In his spare time, he enjoys listening to music, collecting records, attending shows and concerts, staying in shape at the gym and at NoDa Brewing Run Club, reading fiction and music books, biking, hiking, and attending Charlotte’s lustrous brewery scene. He is excited to be back at Mooresville Animal Hospital and to work with our clients and their wonderful pets.


Kinzey is one of our kennel technicians and tech assistants. She has lived in Mooresville most of her life. She has 1 cat and 2 dogs of her own.  She has been at Mooresville Animal Hospital for over 6 months. What she enjoys most about working at Mooresville Animal Hospital is meeting new fur babies every day and watching them play together in our play yard. During her free time, she enjoys swimming, hiking and reading on rainy days.


Jessica has been a technician at Mooresville animal hospital for nearly 3 years. She started her veterinary career nearly 15 years ago. Jessica is originally from Harmony, NC, but now lives outside of Mooresville with her husband and young daughter. When Jessica isn’t helping us at Mooresville Animal Hospital, you can find her baking or riding horses!

Beth- Assistant

Beth has been with our hospital 21 years, and as she puts it, this is her second family. When not helping care for pets, she enjoys spending time doing crafts, decorating, organizing, planning parties and occasionally gardening. She is married and cares for her father.

Samantha- Assistant

Sam is originally from the Mooresville area and has been at Mooresville Animal Hospital for nearly 9 years.  She is hard working and dedicated to helping animals. Sam knew from an early age that she wanted to be involved in the veterinary field. In her spare time, she enjoys riding horses and spending time with her family.

Elizabeth- Assistant

Liz has been a technician at Mooresville Animal Hospital for over 3 years. Liz was born and raised in Kannapolis, NC and is happily married with a beautiful son. She has 2 dogs of her own, but her favorite breed would have to be a Corgi. What Liz loves about her job is being able to work with animals and educating clients.

Kimberly- Lead Receptionist

Kimberly is a Mooresville native. She has been with Mooresville Animal Hospital for over 3 years. She has several pets of her own, including a beloved Australian Shepherd mix named Tucker. In her free time, she enjoys horseback riding, traveling, flying and spending time with her young son.

Sheena- Professional Groomer

Sheena has not only a talent for beautifully styling her customers, but she also makes them feel almost immediately comfortable and at ease with her kind demeanor.

Britney K.

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