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Dr. Mary Fluke


Dr. Fluke has wanted to a veterinarian since she was a youngster.  She thought she would practice on farm animals and horses...imagine her surprise when she ended up specializing in dogs and cats!  She earned her BA from Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio, and graduated from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1986.  She completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Purdue University before moving to Charlotte in 1987.  She enjoys all aspects of veterinary practice, but often finds herself focusing on surgery and behavioral issues.

Dr. Fluke is a charter member of the Carolina Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen Club and enjoys showing her PBGVs.  She does scent training and competes in hunting trials.  She is also a board member of Samaritan House, a recuperative care facility here in Charlotte, where people who are homeless may stay to get well after being discharged from the hospital.  

When not working or cleaning up after her dogs, she can be found in her garden, repainting her living room, or playing music with the Charlotte Folk Society


Professional Associations
American Veterinary Medical Association
North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association
The Association of Pet Dog Trainers

Animal Whisperer

Years in Practice: 30


Oberlin College

North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine

Purdue University

Dr. Kari Hyatt

An interesting thing happened to Kari Hyatt after earning her BA in Art History and Studio Art from Wake Forest University and becoming an award winning Architectural Student from NC State, she realized her passion was for the care and healing of animals.

A varied resume including the care of Asian Elephants in Thailand, emergency care for critically injured or ill pets back in the States, and intensive surgery experiences for small animals have prepared her for the profession of taking care of the animals of families who are as passionate about their own pets.

After receiving her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from North Carolina State University in 2005, Dr. Hyatt has practiced small animal medicine across North Carolina. The lure of family, and the opportunities Charlotte has to offer brought her to share her calling with Mallard Creek Animal Hospital.

In her spare time, Dr. Hyatt loves to read, draw, travel, and has taken on home improvement challenges. She and her husband share their home with their daughter Harlowe, two dogs, and 4 cats.

Professional Associations
American Veterinary Medical Association
North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association


Craft Master

Years in Practice: 11


Wake Forest University

North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Rebecca Johnson

Dr. Rebecca Johnson decided at four years old that her profession would be veterinary medicine. A graduate of Iowa State University Vet School, her special interest includes internal medicine and endrocrinology. She has enjoyed over 20 years of practice including owning a busy animal hospital in Atlanta, and eight years in the Lake Norman Area.

 Dr Johnson endures marathons and actually enjoys taking photos and scrapbooking. She is an avid reader and can knit up a sweater in her spare time. She mostly enjoys spending time with her children and is often found doing the chauffeur shuffle around town.

 Dr. Johnson and her husband live in the Highland Creek Area with their two children, one cat, two Dachshunds, and a Petite Basset Griffon Vendeen.

Professional Associations
American Veterinary Medical Association
North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association


Laugh Master

Years in Practice: 22


Colorado State University

Iowa State University Vet School

Dr. Laurie Anne Walden

Dr. Walden has been with Mallard Creek Animal Hospital since 1995. She grew up in South Carolina and graduated from the University of South Carolina with the B.A.S., an interdisciplinary degree from the Honors College. She received her DVM from North Carolina State University and completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Auburn University.

After several years as a full-time veterinarian, Dr. Walden is now a part-time vet and a full-time mom. She and her husband Gary live in Charlotte with their two children, and two dogs.   She enjoys reading, classical music, and hand bell ringing. When not chasing her children, she also volunteers for, helping produce audio books for the public domain.


Professional Associations
American Veterinary Medical Association
North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association


Our Bell Ringer

Years in Practice: 21


University of South Carolina

North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine



Dr. Green

Dr. Mark Green

In 1984 Dr. Green and Mary Ann founded Mallard Creek Animal Hospital.  During those 35 years they employed more than 219 people, saved numerous pet's lives and brought love and happiness to countless pets and their families.

Everyone whose lives they touched wishes them a great and well earned retirement.


Retired Vet, Gone Fishing!

Years in Practice: 34


University of Tennessee

University of Illinois

Donna Pintye Practice Manager

Practice Manager Donna Pintye comes to Mallard Creek Animal Hospital with over 25 years of experience in management in pediatrics.  She often compares her small human patients and experiences with our furry friends.

A native New Yorker (with lovely southern qualities), Mrs. Pintye received an AAS in Community Service from Ulster College in New York and a BA in Business from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 1971.

Along with Dr. Green, Mrs. Pintye is responsible for managing the business aspects and personnel of Mallard Creek Animal Hospital.  She says her favorite perk of the job is "puppy kisses."

She loves to travel and is a gourmet cook.  This combination has taken her to study with chefs in New York, France, and Italy.  When not whipping up a spectacular dish or an employee into shape, Mrs. Pintye enjoys reading and spending time with her family.

She shares her home with a Schnauzer Reilly, a Shepherd Kutcha, a Collie Molly, and a stepson.


Professional Associations

Veterinary Hospital Manager's Association


Peace Maker

Years in Practice: 47


Ulster College

Fairleigh Dickinson University

Our Exceptional Front Staff

Mallard Creek Animal Hospital offers our excellent customer service due to the kind, caring, professional nature of our staff.  You will always find a welcome from Michelle, Casey, and Kim at the front desk.  If you need more help don't hesitate to ask Kaitlin, Adyson, Leah, Jennifer, Kendall or Tina.

The Players

Combined, our support staff has over 115 years of veterinary experience working at Mallard Creek Animal Hospital.


Our Exceptional Technicans

Working as a team is one of the very special bonds that make your experience at Mallard Creek Animal Hospital so special. The wonderful medical care your pet receives comes from our licensed and trained Veterinary Technicans Christine, Pam and Harold.

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They are all here to help you with anything they can, just ask.

Our Exceptional Veterinary Assistants

Kate, Charidy, Jennifer, Adyson, Sarah, James, Susan and Adam assist the veterinarians and care for your pet's needs.

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Merlin has been with Mallard Creek since 2007.  He loves playing host at the front door when everyone comes in.  He has learned to bark with the dogs, meow with the cats, and "wolf whistle" at everyone. His very favorite noise is the fire truck.  Please stop by and whistle a tune with him.

The Merlin

When you're not here, I fly around the office and keep an eye on everything!