Waxhaw Animal Hospital

Waxhaw Animal Hospital is our community's wonderful animal hospital, located in the heart of Waxhaw, NC for over 35 years.  We love being your other family doctor! We strive to provide the best information and lifelong veterinary care to your pets and your family!  We are a member of the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), and continue to advance our skills and technology to keep your pets' health options convenient and affordable.

Our Motto:
"Helping your pets enjoy a lifetime of good health."

Our Mission Statement:
To consistently provide comprehensive, high-quality, compassionate veterinary care to all of our clients and their pets.

Hospital Philosophy:
It is our desire to provide the highest quality medical and surgical care to our patients and offer the best possible service to our clients. Our clients are friends as well as customers, and we value their continued trust and goodwill.
Young boy and girl sitting in grass with dog
  • M - Th: 7:30 am-7:00 pm
  • Fri: 7:30 am-6:00 pm
  • Sat: 8:00 am-12:00 pm
  • Sun: 5-6 pm (Boarding Pick Up Only)
  • Dr. Tanya S. Burtis, DVM

    Dr. Burtis grew up in central Michigan, where she learned to care for the cows at the neighboring dairy farm, as well as many other animals through a strong 4H program.  She went on to major in Biology and Psychology, with a minor in Biochemistry, and concentrations in Political Science and Theatre at Hope College in Western Michigan, then graduated from Michigan State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1996. She and her new family then moved to North Carolina and she began as an associate veterinarian with Dr. Tapley in 1997.  She now owns the practice, and is dedicated to continually offer the best medicine to all of our clients' pets for their entire lifetime.  Dr. Burtis has completed advanced training in ultrasonography, echocardiography, dental procedures, emergency medicine, and many more areas, all of which she thoroughly enjoys because they help better serve her patients and clients.  She lives here in Waxhaw with her husband and three children, two dogs, and one cat.  She loves quiet time at home when she is not at the hospital or busy with the family, and helping to decide lines of high quality, veterinary-approved pet products for Reigning Cats & Dogs Pet Boutique.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1996
    Michigan State University School of Veterinary Medicine
    Orthopedic Surgery, Emergency Medicine, Ultrasonography, Endoscopy, Internal Medicine, Diabetes Control, Behavior, Pocket Pets, Advanced Internal Surgery
  • Dr. Sonia Borrell, DVM

    Dr. Sonia Borrell was born and raised in Miami, FL. She graduated from the University of Miami and attended St. Matthews University School of Veterinary Medicine as part of the charter class. She was then accepted to the clinical year program at NC State School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Borrell has been practicing in the Charlotte area for 4 years. Dr. Borrell's interests include Exotic Animal Medicine, treating species such as reptiles, birds and small mammals. She believes strongly in the importance of husbandry and its education to treat these special pets. She is member of AVMA, AEMV (Association of Exotic Animal Veterinarians), and AAV (Association of Avian Vets). Her other areas of interest are pathology and disease processes. Dr. Borrell is USDA certified to complete health certificates for both national and international travel for both companion and food animals. She is completely fluent in Spanish and is able to provide Spanish speaking clients with a thorough and comprehensive understanding of preventive care and emergency care. Outside of veterinary medicine, Dr. Borrell is an avid crafter ranging from rock tumbling and jewelry making to knitting and crocheting. She has 2 beautiful rescue cats, Guzo and Gracie that have her well trained in the feline world. 
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2009
    St. Matthews University School of Veterinary Medicine & NC State School of Veterinary Medicine
    Companion Animals, Small Mammals, Exotics such as Reptiles and Birds
  • Dr. Robina M. Walker, DVM

    Dr. Robina Walker received her undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2000 and then from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. She grew up In Charlotte and married her high school sweetheart. She practiced in Chicago at a private practice for 2 years, working at area shelters doing spay-neuter surgeries on her days off until switching to full time to shelter medicine. 

    When she moved to Charlotte she was the head surgeon for the Humane Society of Charlotte Spay Neuter Clinic. She has also worked as a part time veterinarian at Waxhaw Animal Hospital since 2006. Dr. Walker has performed over 10,000 spay and neuter surgeries, loves Siamese and Ragdoll cats and retired racing Greyhounds. She is passionate about spending time with her family and just had her 5th child on Christmas Day 2013!

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2004
    North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine, 2004
    Soft Tissue Surgery, Feral Cat and Shelter Medicine, Feline Medicine, Companion Animals
  • Dr. Glenn D. Baron, DVM

    Dr. Glenn Baron graduated from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1977. He moved immediately to North Carolina and soon started working at Mathews Animal Clinic doing large and small animal medicine. From 1991 until 2001 he was the practice owner, but then decided to make a career switch.  He got a Masters in Elementary Education and became a fifth grade teacher. Today he is a full time teacher and a part-time veterinarian. He works with us at Waxhaw Animal Hospital on the weekends and during the summer. He lives in Waxhaw with his wife on the horse farm called Gone to Ground Farm. He and Joan have two adult children, Katie and Patrick.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1977
    Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine, 1977
    Companion Animals; Vet Camp kids!
  • Jason Burtis

    Practice Manager / Vet Camp Curriculum Coordinator
    Jason is Dr. Burtis' husband, and has been helping to manage the hospital since 2007.  He also currently enjoys helping their children with many activities, including being his son's Den Leader in Cub Scout Pack 100.  Before working as manager with Waxhaw Animal Hospital, Jason was a Teacher of Spanish and French at Weddington High School, Charlotte Christian School, and a High School Theatre Director & Spanish / French teacher in Michigan.  He has enjoyed the teaching and development aspect of management and working on our VetCamp Program, and is committed to advancing Waxhaw Animal Hospital as the premier animal hospital in our area.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2007
    Hope College - BA / Winthrop University - MA
  • Cindy Byler

    Kennel Manager
    Cindy is a native to this area growing up in Monroe, NC. She graduated from Parkwood High School in 1993 and began working at Waxhaw Animal Hospital in 2005. She lives in Waxhaw with her 2 daughters, her 2 dogs; Izzy and Joey, their cat Macy and last but not least, their 2 guinea pigs; Charlie and Autumn.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2005
  • Myka Jowers

    Director of Administration

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2011