Meet Our Doctors.
Experience You Can Trust.
Dr. Katherine Queck
DVM, FAVD, DAVDC, Founder
Dr. Katherine Queck is the founder of The Hospital for Veterinary Dentistry and Oral Surgery, the Vet Education Center and the Center of Excellence. The flagship hospital is the only dental referral center located in Matthews, North Carolina with an additional location in suburban Charleston, South Carolina. As a 1986 graduate of Iowa State University, Dr. Queck pursued her passion for dentistry and became a Fellow of the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry (AVD). In 1992, she relocated to Charlotte to establish a progressive dental clinic and became a national thought leader for her contributions in dentistry to the broader veterinary community. Dr. Queck is highly respected by her colleagues and was named Veterinarian of the Year by the NCVMA, Fellow of the Year by the Academy and served as Secretary of the AVD. As a Diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College (AVDC), Dr. Queck is a board-certified specialist and a preferred service provider with over 35 years of experience in veterinary dentistry and oral surgery. She is committed to serve her clients, train dental residents and offer CE courses to general veterinarians and their staff. Globally recognized, Dr. Queck is a published international speaker and well-known Principal Investigator for field pilot and longitudinal studies bringing new innovations to the field of veterinary medicine. Dr. Queck enjoys outdoor activities with family and friends, including her Pet Family of 3 dogs and 1 cat.
Dr. Kayla Steffes
DVM, Practice Limited to Dentistry and Oral Surgery
Dr. Kayla Steffes is a native of Moorhead, Minnesota. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of North Dakota and her DVM from Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, CA. She completed a one-year Rotating Internship at Inland Valley Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Center in Upland, CA and also provided part-time veterinary services to clients at VCA in California. Dr. Steffes relocated to North Carolina to pursue a Veterinary Dental Residency, which she completed in 2022. Even though Dr. Steffes grew up in a metro area, surrounded by her own family pets, her love of animals was heightened as she spent considerable time at family farmsteads throughout her childhood years.
She has two furry children, Olive and Cinder, a Croatian Shepherd and a Doberman. She loves building memories and traditions with family and friends and also enjoys traveling, working out, hiking, camping, coaching, sporting events (attending and participating), drawing, woodburning, baking, and music.
Dr Steffes’ goal is to make sure that your pets are healthy with a great quality of life and for you to feel like they are taken care of like they were one of her own. Her practice is limited to dentistry and oral surgery.
Dr. Brooke Reynolds
DVM - Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Brooke Reynolds studied veterinary medicine at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, graduating in 2012. Her true passion has always been dentistry. She has completed extensive training in both canine and feline dentistry under the guidance of several boarded veterinary dentists. After 10 years in general practice, she decided to follow her passion and pursue a residency in dentistry and oral surgery under the supervision of her mentor, Dr. Katherine Queck.
Dr. Laura Bartl
DVM, Diplomate, ABVP (Canine & Feline Practice)
Practice Limited to Dentistry and Oral Surgery
Dr. Bartl is originally from Alexandria, Virginia. She received her undergraduate degree from Virginia Tech and graduated from the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine. She spent 15 years practicing Emergency and Primary Care medicine in Northern Virginia. She was named a VCA Medical Director of the Year and served as Chief of Staff at her practice in Northern Virginia. Dr. Bartl was an Associate Professor in the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine in Blacksburg, Virginia from 2012-2022. While at the College of Veterinary Medicine, she held numerous leadership roles including Primary Care Service Chief and Assistant Hospital Director of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Dr. Bartl has been a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (Canine and Feline Practice) since 2006. She has a love for family, companion animals, horses, and dentistry. She pursued a dental residency under Dr. Katherine Queck to allow her to bring forward her passions to further serve broader communities to improve the overall quality of life for small animals. Her practice is limited to dentistry and oral surgery. Dr. Bartl has a large pet family of 3 dogs, 2 cats, and a horse.
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