Our Staff

Dr. Rachel Cain

Dr. Rachel Cain


The Vet-REC team is excited to welcome our newest veterinarian. Dr. Rachel Cain joins us in Mid-May from Ohio. We hope you will help us give her a big North Carolina welcome!




Kristen Watson

Kristen Watson

Often the first to greet new patients at our doors, Kristen is a receptionist and technician assistant at Vet-REC Veterinary Rehabilitation.

Born and raised in the Charlotte area, she attended CPCC - Central Piedmont Community College and received an associate degree in office administration in 1998, but her passion and love for animals led her into veterinary medicine. At a very young age she began pet sitting and had her heart set on a career as an animal caretaker. Her long term goal was to work in a veterinarian office and soon applied her office administration skills as a veterinary receptionist.

After fifteen years in veterinary medicine holding various positions in kennel, reception and office management she developed a strong desire to work in rehabilitation therapy for animals. Kristen is thankful for the opportunity to create special bonds with patients and their owners. She appreciates the ability to help animals maintain and improve their quality of life.

In her spare time, Kristen is involved in her church with a special interest in missions that have sent her around the world for many beautiful experiences. Kristen has a passion to help local and international less fortunate children. Kristen and her husband Frank share their time by getting outdoors, camping and hiking.

She shares her home with her beloved dogs, "Gidget", a Yorkshire Terrier, "Twiggy", a Chihuahua mix, and "Kimber", a black Lab.