Dr. Terra Berardi

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Berardi attended the University of California, Davis, where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Biology. While pursuing her undergraduate education, she expanded her passion by working with animals through scientific and medical perspectives. She worked in a lab, which provided her the experience and knowledge to publish research on salmonella in California Sea Lions. She worked in an animal blood bank, helping animals both donate and receive blood. She volunteered at wildlife rehabilitation centers, the Sacramento Zoo, and the California Raptor Center. These unique experiences gave Dr. Berardi a strong interest in medicine, which led her to veterinary school.

Dr. Berardi attended Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and completed her clinical rotations at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation, she stayed in the midwest for a few years working in a small animal clinic. She quickly learned that the midwest weather was too cold for her California blood. She moved to Charlotte, North Carolina with her family (fiance, dog and cat) to be closer to her California family that had migrated to the Carolinas. She rescued and adopted two additional cats while working a few years in Denver, North Carolina. Dr. Berardi is excited to share her love for preventative care, education, surgery, and internal medicine to help the clients and patients of Hambright Animal Hospital.

When not working or playing with her fur babies, Dr. Berardi enjoys spending time outside, going to the movies, and working on home improvement projects.