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3736 Monroe Road
Charlotte, NC 28205
Mon, Thurs: 7:45 AM - 8 PM
Tues, Wed, Fri: 7:45 AM - 6 PM
Sat: 7 AM - 1 PM Sun: CLOSED
About Our Clinic
In 1985 Dr. Marty Davis purchased the practice from Dr. Richard Freund who was retiring. Dr. Marjorie Widay, who had been an associate veterinarian since 1995, became a partner in the ownership of the practice in 2004. Each doctor brings the best veterinary medicine has to offer to the practice. More importantly, they exemplify compassion and commitment to our patients and their owners.
Monroe Road Animal Hospital works closely with several specialists within the area to provide our clients with a referral system for specialty veterinary medical and surgical care. In addition, we have an active adoption program which provides safe housing and medical care for hundreds of animals annually. We also work closely with several local animal rescue and assistance groups as well as Charlotte Mecklenburg Animal Control, the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police K9 Unit and various licensed wildlife rehabilitiators. We take pride in our commitment to the community and to the animals in need in our area.
Meet Our Staff
Dr. Marty Davis
Veterinarian / Owner
Dr. Marty Davis was born in Lawrence, KS and raised in Louisville, KY. She did her undergraduate work at the University of Louisville and received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Auburn University in 1984. She completed a one year internship in medicine and surgery at the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1985. Her areas of special interest include geriatrics and glandular disease. She enjoys challenging cases and the team approach among the veterinarians in the practice to solve them.
When not busy at the practice, she enjoys spending time with her children Erin, Charlotte, Dana and Savannah. The family also consists of a vast array of cats and dogs. Dr. Davis is an avid reader and enjoys crochet and walking.
Dr Marjorie Widay
Veterinarian / Owner
Dr. Widay was born and raised in Syracuse, New York. She graduated from the University of Georgia in 1989 and received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1993. She joined Monroe Road Animal Hospital and became a partner in the ownership of the practice in 2004 Dr. Widay enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine,especially surgery..
Marjorie and her husband Russell, who is also a veterinarian have two children; Alex and Madison. They share their home with cats and dogs, as well variety of exotics. When not busy at the veterinary practice she enjoys working out, staying active and spending time with her family.
Dr Russell Breckwoldt
Dr. Breckwoldt was born in Brooklyn and raised in Goshen New York. Much of his youth was spent exploring the streams and woods behind his house in search of snakes and salamanders. Russell attended the University of Massachusetts and graduated cum laude with a BS in wildlife bioligy in 1984. He received his masters degree in parasitology from the University of Georgia in 1987 followed by his doctorate of veterinary medicine in 1991. After practicing in Athens Georgia and suburban Chicago, he relocated to Charlotte in 1996 where he opened Carolina Exotic Animal Hospital. After taking time off to play Dr. Daddy, he returned to work and practiced emergency medicine at a 24 hour facility. Russell enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine and has a special interest in exotics including reptiles and pocket pets.
Russell has returned to roost at Monroe Road Animal Hospital with his wife Dr. Marjorie Widay, who is co-owner of the practice with Dr. Marty Davis. Russell spends his spare time playing drums, gardening, cheering on the Mets and spending time with his family.
Michelle Ray, our Hospital Administrator joined the staff in 1992. She began her career in animal care and quickly moved to the technical arena. In 2004, she was promoted to hospital administrator and is responsible for overseeing the financial, marketing, purchasing and day-to-day operations of the facility.
Michelle is a licensed wildlife rehabilitator and shares her home in the country with scores of wild animals in various stages of rehabilitation, waiting for release back into their natural habitat. She is also on the board of directors of Wildlife Rehabilitators of NC and chairs the Rabies Vector Species committee for the organization. Michelle also works part time as an animal handler for High Country Films.
Technical Team Supervisor
Alvaro Castro our technical team supervisor joined the practice in 2006. He was raised in Colombia, South America and spent most of his weekends at the family farm around numerous animals, where he developed a passion for caring for them. Alvaro is a 1998 Foreign Veterinarian graduate from the University of Tolima, Colombia. He also earned an online diploma in medicine, surgery, and animal science from University Autonoma Mexico in 2013 and is currently enrolled in the Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates program through the American Veterinary Medical Association.
When not busy at work, Alvaro enjoys listening to music, watching movies, playing tennis and other outdoor activities, or just spending time with friends, family and his African Gray "Titus".
Boarding Facility Manager/Adoption Coordinator
Chris was born in Salem, OR and raised in Lincolnton, NC for most of his life. He received his AS in Zoo Animal Technology from Santa Fe College in Gainesville, FL in 2011. Needless to say, Chris brings an outstanding amount of expertise to the practice through his diverse experience.
In his free time, Chris enjoys attending zoological conferences and spending time with his canine companion Penelope, a pointer who came from our adoption program!
What to Expect
In House & Online Pharmacy
Friendly, Family Atmosphere
"Just wanted to take a moment to thank everyone at Monroe Road Animal Hospital. My furbabies mean a lot to me and to know Tessie was in such good hands during her hospitalization with pancreatitis means the world to me. She is catching up on her sleep as I type this. Thank you again to everyone there!"
'I've been taking my 10 yr old dog, Bootsie, since she was a puppy, 'I've been taking my 10 yr old dog, Ive been taking Bootsie, since she was a puppy, and my almost 15 yr old cat, Pabo since she was 2 to Monroe Rd Animal Hospital. Even though I moved to Ballantyne 6 years ago, I still take them to you guys because of all the great years of service and compassion you've given."
"M.R.A.H is awesome! My dogs have been going to Monroe Road AH for over ten years - excellent care. I would not trust their health to anyone other than Dr.Widay and Dr. Davis. In addition to excellent care - they have an excellent boarding facility."
"Inspired, Insightful, Dedicated, and best of all cheap. I have been with MRH for years and found them to the THE most down to earth and knowledgeable vet in the city! I highly recommend you give them a try."
"I have been an extremely satisfied customer of Monroe Road Animal Hospital for 8 years now. They have taken wonderful care of my two dogs and cat. Dr. Davis, Dr. Widay, and the entire staff have a level of care and customer service that are second to none. They have always treated my pets like they were their own. I would recommend Monroe Road Animal Hospital to anyone who is looking for top notch veterinary care in Charlotte. They are hands down the best veterinary clinic in town!"