Atrium Animal Hospital and Wellness Center is located in Charlotte, North Carolina. They are an AAHA accredited animal hospital. The hospital treats a wide range of animal species, including dogs, cats, small mammals, exotic pets and birds (including poultry). The practice provides a large range of services including integrative, emergency, and preventative. The hospital has their own full, in-house laboratory and pharmacy.
Dr. Laura Lathan grew up in North Carolina and earned her DVM degree from North Carolina State University in 1995. Over her 25 years in clinical practice, she has developed a special interest in dentistry and exotic (rabbit, bird, reptile, and “pocket pet”) medicine. Dr. Laura moved to Charlotte in 2007 and is delighted to be practicing at Atrium Animal Hospital. During her years at Atrium, she has grown her exotic clientele to 40% of her patient load, and sees exotics on a daily basis. Atrium has always been a strong supporter of wildlife, and Dr. Laura is happy to donate her services to the local wildlife rehabilitation group. She enjoys all things “teeth” and attends national dental education seminars regularly. She currently lives in Matthews with her husband Rob, sons James and Jackson, Smithy the dog, and snakes Sphinx and Scarab. Dr. Laura is a member of the national and NC Veterinary Associations, the American Veterinary Dental Society, and the Vet Associations for Exotic Mammal, Avian, and Reptile and Amphibian. In addition to practicing medicine, she is an active leader in Scout Troop 118, and a talented vocal harmonizer, cake decorator and balloon-animal twister!
Patrick Morrison, DVM
Dr. Morrison was born in frigid Michigan, but grew up along the East Coast in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. He returned to the cold to study at the University of Michigan (GO BLUE!) where he received an undergraduate degree in Biology before attending Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine and graduating as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2015. Before moving to Charlotte in August 2018, he was practicing in Northern Virginia seeing primarily exotic animals; reptiles, rabbits, guinea pigs, “pocket pets”, birds, etc. His other veterinary interests include preventive medicine, surgery, and pain management. In his free time, when he is not basking in the sun with his pet bearded dragon, Gru, you can typically find him hiking a trail or taking in a baseball game. Dr. Morrison is a member of the American and North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association, the Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians, and the Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians