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Meet Our Team
The veterinary team at Veterinary Specialties at the Lake looks forward to meeting you and your pet! Learn more about the people behind your pet’s care.
Veterinary Specialties at the Lake
Welcome to our veterinary team page! We are a dedicated group of animal lovers who are passionate about providing exceptional veterinary care to all of our patients. Our team is composed of skilled veterinarians, knowledgeable veterinary technicians, and friendly support staff who work together to ensure that your pet receives the highest standard of care.
Jane Barber DVM, MS, DACT
Dr. Jane Barber has devoted her whole life to the well-being of animals. She set her sights on becoming a veterinarian when she was just eleven. She did just that and a whole lot more. After eight years to become a veterinarian, she went on to nine more years of specialty training in behavior and theriogenology (reproduction and neonatology). She spent so many years in school that she did not settle down to marry and start a family until she was forty. Dr. Barber and her husband, Scott Nephew, have two “tall, dark, and handsome” sons, Preston and Jonathan. She is active in state, national, and international professional organizations and in the Lake Norman community in which her family resides. Dr. Barber believes that 60 is the new 30. In her 60s, she became licensed to teach Zumba when her instructor fell ill and could no longer teach the class. She still teaches the class today. Fascinated with cetaceans, she (also in her 60s) went on an excursion to swim with humpback whales in the middle of the ocean. Her work as a veterinarian is her passion; she loves it and her patients. Each day spent in service to her fur friends and families is her joy and privilege.
Heidi Morgan, Associate DVM
Heidi is our associate DVM. She has been practicing for 25 years and went to Mich State. She prides herself on providing excellent, compassionate care to dogs and cats while treating clients with empathy and compassion.
In her free time, she enjoys playing the cello, reading, and spending time with her family.
Lacey Rosenberg, Associate DVM, DACT
Dr. Lacey Rosenberg was born in northern New Jersey and grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. She completed her undergraduate studies at the California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo before earning her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Kansas State University in 2016. She then completed a rotating internship in Small Animal Medicine, Surgery, and Emergency Medicine at VCA PetCare in Santa Rosa, CA, and worked as a general practitioner in the area the following year. Having always had a special interest in reproduction, Dr. Rosenberg decided to pursue specialty training by completing a Residency in Comparative Theriogenology at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in July 2020. Dr. Rosenberg is a Diplomate of the American College of Theriogenologists. She enjoys all aspects of canine and feline reproduction and is looking forward to offering advanced reproductive veterinary services to the community. Dr. Rosenberg spent the last year providing Theriogenology Services at a large specialty and emergency hospital in Central New Jersey before moving to the beautiful Lake Norman area to join Veterinary Specialties at the Lake.
Dr. Rosenberg is a breeder and fancier of Cavalier King Charles Spaniels – she regularly exhibits her Cavaliers in Conformation Shows in the American Kennel Club and the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club, USA. She also enjoys traveling, reading, and exploring the outdoors. She is looking forward to experiencing all that Lake Norman and the Greater Charlotte Area has to offer!
Megan Sweet, Associate DVM
Jennifer Brown, Practice Manager
Jennifer Brown has been a part of the industry for 20+ years. Her favorite part is educating owners so they can understand their pet’s conditions and help with their care. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family outdoors. They also spend a lot of time trail riding with their mules and my daughter.
Lyndsey Dawson, Vet Assistant
Lindsey has been practicing for five years and is currently a student at N.C. State University. She takes pride in working in many environments and with many other animals. Her passion for veterinary medicine spans several aspects of the animal world.
She loves to cook in her free time and do anything outdoors, like hunting.
Harley Sanders, Receptionist
Harley has been practicing for two years and attended Gaston Community College. She prides herself on being able to build a relationship with her patients and their owners and making sure that they get the care that they deserve. She enjoys spending time outside fishing, hiking, and laying in the hammock while her dogs play in the yard. She also likes going to the zoo and aquariums.
Alexa Smith, Vet Tech Assistant
Alexa Smith is our vet tech assistant and she prides herself in making sure your pet is treated the way she would want hers to be treated. In her free time, she usually is either sleeping or playing/ cuddling with her puppy, Wren.
Russell Helma, Veterinary Technician
Russell has been at Veterinary Specialities Hospitals at the Lake for one year but has been practicing for four years. He received his AA degree from Southwestern Community College and is EMT-B Certified. He prides himself in learning from the doctors to better explain the case and procedures they provide, as well as helping enhance the lives of patients or save patients. He likes to read, hike, travel, and play video games in his free time.