Our Team

Dr. Matt Bryant

A 2004 graduate of Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Bryant pursued a companion animal practice in eastern Tennessee for over 10 years where most of his attention was directed towards family pets.  As his young household grew Dr. Bryant and his wife Cassidy desired to move closer to their families, so in the spring of 2015 they started Cleveland Animal Hospital.  Dr. Bryant looks to pay tribute to a well-known facility while modernizing the location to meet the medical needs of the community's pets.  Dr. Bryant's practice interests include preventive medicine, in-depth disease management and non referral surgery.  During his free time, Dr. Bryant enjoys spending time with his wife Cassidy and their two daughters Madelyn and Olivia along their two dogs Lily and J.B.  Dr. Bryant is also an avid motorcyclist so he is always looking for a new road to travel.

Dr. Ruffin Hutchison

Obtaining his Bachelors Degree from NC State University and a graduate of the University of Tennessee School of Veterinary Medicine.  

Cassie Grellman
Office Manager

Cassie grew up in Kings Mountain where she graduated Kings Mountain High School.  She has been working with the public for over 15 years and has always had a soft spot for animals.  Cassie is married and has a daughter.  She also has six fur babies, 4 cats and 2 dogs.  While away from work, Cassie enjoys bonfires, weekends at the lake, and spending time with her family and friends.

Cassidy N. Bryant, MPH
Practice Manager

With a longstanding history of public service ranging from senior care to mental health improvement, Cassidy has made a primary objective of providing for those in need.  To emphasize further, she obtained a Masters of Public Health with desires of employing her skills in a new and exciting ways.  In her position as practice manager for Cleveland Animal Hospital, Cassidy certainly fills a vital role serving both as an administrator and a patient care coordinator.  As a mother of two, Cassidy no doubt keeps a busy schedule, but in her down time she enjoys reading, cooking and being with family.  

Mary Kathryn Conner
Lead Client Care Coordinator

Mary Kathryn grew up in Kings Mountain where she graduated from Kings Mountain High School. She is married and has 3 dogs and 3 cats. Mary Kathryn has been in the Veterinary Field for many years. She loves all animals and truly enjoys servicing the community she grew up in. Mary Kathryn is full of knowledge and loves to pass it along!

Ashlyn McCoy
Veterinary Assistant

Ashlyn graduated Ashworth College with her Veterinary Assistant Certificate. She has always had a passion for caring for animals. Ashlyn currently has 3 dogs and 1 cat. In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors and spending time with family and friends. 

Savannah LaCount 
Client Care Coordinator

Savannah graduated from Bessemer City Hisgh School and is currently studying radiology at Cleveland Communtiy College. Savannah has 5 dogs. She has a passion for working with animals and their owners, softball, and spending time with family and friends. 

Jordan Burnette
Veterinary Assistant

Jordan grew up in Kings Mountain where she graduated from Kings Mountain High School.  She has worked with the public for many years. Jordan has 1 dog and 3 cats. She has always had a love and passion for animals and their wellbeing. Jordan is in the process of becoming a Certified Veterinary Assistant. Her favorite past times include reading, cooking and spending time with family and friends. Jordan has a very outgoing personality and loves everyone!

Chasity Hamrick 
Client Care Coordinator

Chasity grew up in Kings Mountain where she graduated from Kings Mountain High School. She has worked with the public for 8 years. Chasity has always had a love and passion for animals. She has 4 dogs, a cat, a macaw and a parakeet. She is married and a mother of 3 beautiful children. Her favorite past times are enjoying the outdoors with her family, cookouts with friends, and teaching the children's drama/music team at her church with her sister. 

Sarah Johnson
Veterinary Assistant

Sarah graduated from York Comprehensive High School and is now a junior at Limestone University with plans to become a Veterinarian. Sarah has 3 dogs, a cat, and a horse. Sarah has always had an interest in animal health and will make a great Doctor of Veterinary Medicine some day!  Her favorite past times are riding horses, soccer, and spending time with family and friends.  Sarah is a fast learner and loves to help others!