Highlands Pet Hospital - Huntersville, NC - Our Staff

Highlands Pet Hospital

10050 Edison Square Dr. NW Suite A-102
Concord, NC 28027



Our Staff

Nancy Payne

I was born in Kingston, NY, but have also lived in Texas and Pennsylvania.  We currently live in Kannapolis, NC.  My husband and I are empty-nesters, as we have two daughters in college.  I was mostly a stay-at-home Mom over the years, but am really enjoying working with Dr. Condon and the staff at Highlands Pet Hospital now that my kids are grown. 

We have always had pets, and currently have 3 dogs and 2 cats.  Our dog Cooper (not pictured) was a rescue, as well as our two cats, Bella and Bentley.  Emma, our golden retriever, was born here in NC, and was happy to return home.  Gracie, our llasapoo, thinks she rules the roost.

I have really learned so much already working here, and enjoy my job tremendously.  I love all the pets I have met thus far in our office, and look forward to meeting you all soon

Carolyn Hynes

I was born and raised in this area of North Carolina. I have always had a passion for all animals and veterinary medicine. I have wanted to become a veterinarian from a very young age. I graduated from Clemson University in 2018 with a B.S in Animal and Veterinary Sciences. I am currently attending North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine to become a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM). I enjoy working at Highlands Pet Hospital when I am back home for holiday breaks and summer. Dr. Condon and Dr. Joyce have been wonderful at helping me learn important technical and medical skills for my career in the future. Right now, I plan on pursing a veterinary career in mixed animal medicine, with a focus on behavior and rehabilitation. In my free time I enjoy volunteering at animal shelters, hiking and camping with my 2 dogs, as well as practicing yoga.

Aaron Kalma-Bruton

I recently moved to North Carolina with my wife and kids. I have worked with and around pets my entire life. My family opened the first pet store in New Mexico, they quickly branched out into pet boarding and training facilities. I became a vet assistant about 5 years ago, but have lots of experience caring for all types of animals. I look forward to taking care of all of you and your furry family members. I am a certified massage therapist and I love to use the skills that I have learned to make your pets feel calm and relaxed while in our care.