Our Team

Meet our talented team!

Trust the surgeons your vet trusts.

With more than 30 years of combined surgical experience, our team of board-certified veterinary surgeons partners with your primary care veterinarian to provide expert, compassionate care for your pet.


Matthew Ritter, DVM, DACVS-SA

About Dr. Ritter

Dr. Ritter was born and raised in Iowa, and he attended Iowa State University for his undergraduate degree and veterinary degree. After graduating, he completed a one-year internship at the University of Pennsylvania, followed by a three-year surgical residency at Michigan State University. He earned his board-certification in veterinary surgery in January 2007. He then spent eight years at a referral hospital in Greenville, SC, before starting Acacia Mobile Veterinary Surgery (now Bedrock Veterinary Specialists) in 2014.

Dr. Ritter loves performing surgery. He strives to help pet parents understand the issues affecting their pets so that they can make the most educated decisions when advocating for them. Dr. Ritter enjoys performing a range of surgical procedures, including orthopedic procedures like the TPLO and other knee surgeries, fractures, back surgery for disc disease, as well as other challenging soft tissue and oncologic surgeries. Dr. Ritter has performed over 3500 TPLOs. He has written the current chapter of salivary gland disease in the main veterinary surgery textbook. Dr. Ritter believes that a good surgeon evaluates all non-surgical and surgical options when assessing a patient’s problem. In practice, his focus is three-fold: to educate well, to execute precisely, and to minimize complications

Dr. Ritter and his wife, Stacia, have eight children, ten chickens, three dogs, three cats, and three rabbits. In addition to his hobbies of woodworking, camping, hiking, and traveling, he is also passionate about working with Set Free, a nonprofit organization dedicated to freeing children from child slavery in India’s rock quarries. As someone who became a veterinarian to care for patients without a voice, Dr. Ritter sees his partnership with Set Free as an opportunity to be an advocate for those whose voices often go unheard.

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Glen Bonin, DVM, DACVS-SA

About Dr. Bonin

Dr. Glen Bonin was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. Dr. Bonin is a 2008 graduate of the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine, where he was recognized for academic excellence graduating summa cum laude. Before entering veterinary school, Dr. Bonin was a paramedic in New Orleans for over 14 years.

Following graduation from veterinary school, Dr. Bonin completed a rotating internship at the University of Tennessee, followed by a surgical specialty internship at the Dallas Veterinary Surgical Center. He then completed a three-year small animal surgery residency at Texas A&M University. As a senior surgery resident, Dr. Bonin was awarded the “resident of the year” for his outstanding efforts in both orthopedic surgical research and surgical patient care. Dr. Bonin successfully completed all requirements of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) and attained diplomate status as a board-certified veterinary surgeon. Dr. Bonin has published numerous articles on basic science research as well as veterinary clinical research. During his residency, the Veterinary Orthopedic Society recognized Dr. Bonin’s research advancements by awarding his research efforts at the 2013 annual conference.

As a board-certified surgeon, Dr. Bonin excels in soft tissue, orthopedic, and neurologic surgery; however, Dr. Bonin has particular interests in wound care, pain management, fracture repair, cruciate ligament injuries, and minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Bonin’s greatest professional rewards are developing lasting relationships with pet owners and referring veterinarians in the community while also improving the lives of his patients and their families. Dr. Bonin is married to Dr. Melissa Schupp, also a veterinarian. They have two dogs named Bandit and Reno. In his off-time, Dr. Bonin enjoys fly fishing, mountain biking, martial arts, woodworking, rock climbing, and hanging out with friends and family.

Wes Roach, DVM, DACVS-SA

About Dr. Roach
Dr. Roach is a native of Mooresville, North Carolina, and graduated from Davidson College in 1999 with a Bachelor of Arts in History. He earned his veterinary degree (DVM) from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005, graduating summa cum laude. He then completed a one-year rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Tennessee, followed by a one-year surgical internship at Dallas Veterinary Surgical Center in Texas. Dr. Roach returned to the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine to complete a three-year residency in small animal surgery. He is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons.
Dr. Roach enjoys all aspects of veterinary surgery, including orthopedic, soft tissue, oncologic, and neurologic surgeries. He previously worked as a surgeon in Nashville, Tennessee, from 2010-2021. His passion for helping injured, homeless animals lead him to start “Merle’s Angels” in 2011 – a donor-advised fund through The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee – to provide specialized surgery for animals that otherwise had no chance. Merle’s Angels was named after Dr. Roach’s dog, Merle.
In 2021, Dr. Roach moved back to Mooresville to be closer to family. He enjoys his life with his wife Laura, their daughters Birdie Mae and Weezie, their sweet dog Ruby and mischievous cat Boone. Riding the tractor, playing guitar, sitting around the campfire, and tending to their chickens and honeybees are some of his favorite things.

Nursing Team

Tara, LVT

About Tara
Tara is a licensed veterinary technician who graduated from Tri-County Tech in 2007 with a degree in Veterinary Technology. Her experience is vast and has experience working with some wonderful veterinary specialty practices. She lives in South Carolina, enjoys playing music, hunting and playing with her dogs Chigger and Camo.

Monica LVT, VTS

About Monica
Monica Spence has been a Licensed Veterinary Technician since 2004. She has always loved animals and knew she wanted to help animals from a young age. She currently lives in South Carolina with her husband and two children. She enjoys spending time with her family and her animals, a golden named Phoebe and two cats named Willa and Lulu. She and her family also enjoy camping, visiting her family in Ohio, and spending time at the beach.

Stacy, LVT

About Stacy
Stacy lives in Central, SC. She went to school at Tri-County Technical College and became a Licensed Veterinary Technician in 2005. She is married to her husband, Alan, and they have a son, Jack. She currently has a German Shorthaired Pointer, Coupe, and a cat, Max. She and her family all love goofing off with each other, hanging out, and having a good time together!

Daisy, RVT

About Daisy
Daisy has been in the veterinary industry since 2007. She worked in general practice for 13 years and her focus was always towards surgery. Daisy graduated from Gaston College in 2010 as a Registered Veterinary Technician. She joined Dr. Ritter’s Mobile surgery team in the fall of 2018. She lives on a small farm in Rowan county with her husband and new baby girl they welcomed in November 2019. There they have horses, barn cats, a pig and three spoiled dogs that keep them busy at home. She is a country girl through and through who loves taking on new adventures outdoors and enjoying “good” country music!!


About Abby
Abby was born and raised on a small town farm in Pennsylvania where she graduated from Edinboro University but decided to move south in fall of 2012. She started her career in veterinary medicine in 2013 at a general practice with an emergency department and quickly gravitated towards surgery. After realizing surgery is where her heart is, Abby decided to go to a specialty hospital where she could really focus on expanding her surgical knowledge. In December 2019, Abby started working with Dr. Ritter and Dr. Bonin doing mobile surgery for something new and exciting. She enjoys doing anything outside including horseback riding, fishing, and hiking. Music makes her world go round and animals are her one true love. She has 2 black cats named Louis Armstrong and Ray Charles, and a Palomino Quarterhorse named Ritz.


About Sarah
Sarah has worked in the veterinary field since she was 16 years old. At a young age, she knew veterinary medicine was a passion that she wanted to pursue. She attended Clemson University and Tri-County Technical College and began working as a veterinary technician in 2005. She has worked in both general practice and specialty medicine with a passion for patient care. She married her high school sweetheart and has four children, along with a golden retriever, George Jones, and five cats. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and cheering on the Clemson Tigers!


About Nichole
Nichole grew up in a veterinary background with her mother being a Vet Tech at a general practice in Charlotte, NC that she would often go to when she was younger and help her mother with simple tasks. She had always had a passion for animals and began her very own path in the veterinary field in 2013 in El Paso, Texas after receiving her CVA. Since then she has really learned a lot along the way from emergency, specialty, ICU and many other things far and wide and in between. She enjoys spending her free time with nature, anything from hammock camping, hiking, kayaking or even walking her two dogs, Ace & Miki, when the weather calls for it. She also has two cats, Simon and Maggie, who she loves to snuggle with.


About Amy
Amy joined Bedrock Veterinary Specialists in 2020. Amy is a native Texan where she spent her entire life and career before moving to North Carolina in 2020. She brings experience in general medicine and internal medicine.

Amy lives in Mooresville with her husband, Michael and their two dogs: Applejax and Colt. Amy also enjoys keeping various species of tree frogs.


About Nikki
Nikki is from Long Island, New York and moved to North Carolina in 2014. She started her career in the veterinary field once she moved south and couldn’t imagine working in any other field. Nikki has two pitbulls named Gus and Tuna who love to go on hikes with her. She loves to spend time outside on the lake, riding horses, and relaxing with a good book.

Brittany, RVT

About Brittany
Brittany is a Registered Veterinary Technician who graduated from the Gaston College Veterinary Medical Program in 2011 with Honors. She has been working in the veterinary field since she was in high school. She has several years of experience in general practice and emergency medicine but surgery has always been a favorite of hers. Brittany is from a small town in West Virginia where she grew up on a farm raising Herford cattle and riding Saddlebred horses. She moved to NC in 2009 to be closer to Cody, who is now her husband, and to attend school at Gaston. Brittany, Cody, and their son, Jaxon, now reside in Mooresville, NC on a small farm where they raise miniature donkeys, horses, ducks, and chickens. Her passion has always been animals since she was a young girl. She enjoys anything outdoors such as horseback riding, farming, fishing, hiking, and being on the lake. She loves spending time with her family, watching sunsets, her animals, and listening to country music. Brittany has 4 dogs, 3 cats, and several farm animals. Brittany joined the Bedrock team in May 2021.


About Dewy
Dewy is from Flint, Michigan and moved to Mooresville in 2005. She has been in the veterinary field for the past 5 years and loves to learn new things. She has two cats named Bear and Kudos along with a rabbit named Zazu. Dewy loves to spend time at the beach with her husband and daughter. They also leave to spend lots of time outside.


About Leigh
Leigh was born and raised in Charlotte, NC, where she got her first pet, a cat named Chrissy, at the young age of 4 years old. She knew since then she would always have a strong passion for animals and helping those in need. She started her career in Veterinary Medicine in 2005 when she started gaining her experience in emergency medicine and ICU care for hospitalized patients. Leigh has had many types of animals throughout her life, including dogs, cats, iguanas, and snakes! She currently has 5 dogs of various breeds named Maddi, Luci, Lilli, Mari, and Gunner. In her spare time, Leigh likes to spend time outside in the garden and loves baking delicious treats for all of her friends and family.


About Alyssa
Alyssa moved from West Palm Beach, Florida, to North Carolina in 2020. She started her career in Veterinary Medicine in 2016 at a general practice. She quickly learned her passion for helping animals and decided to move to a specialty hospital where she worked in Neurology for over 3 years. Alyssa realized she loved the surgical side of neuro, so she decided to switch things up and move departments to a surgery team. At home, Alyssa has 2 pit bulls, Lacie and Stumper, who love to play fetch at the dog park. In her spare time, she loves doing outdoor things like hunting, fishing, and going to country music concerts.


About Jenny
Jenny is a registered veterinary technician who graduated from Gaston College Vet Tech program in 2012. She started her career in general practice and was quickly drawn to surgery. After being a surgical tech in general practice for years, she wanted to expand on her skills. Jenny has a golden retriever mix that she rescued named Chloe and enjoys hiking with her. Jenny also enjoys sewing, baking, crocheting, and biking in her spare time.


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About Michelle

Michelle moved down from Ohio to the Lake Norman area in 2004 with her husband and two sons. Shortly after Oliver, a Goldendoodle, and Spots, a rescue dog, joined their family. After being a stay at home mom for 11 years, Michelle was ready to do something more. Due to her love of animals, it only made sense for her to join the veterinary field. She has ten years of experience working in a veterinary clinic and also worked three years with a mobile end-of-life care veterinarian. Michelle brings a ton of care and compassion with her to Bedrock. She loves spending time with her family, fur babies, and friends on the lake or entertaining at home.


About Emani
Emani was born and raised in Washington D.C., but moved to Charlotte about 12 years ago. She graduated from Queens University of Charlotte in 2016 with a major in Biological Science and a minor in Pre-Med. Emani has 3 brothers and she is the only girl so she may be a little bit spoiled. She started her career in Veterinary Medicine 2 years ago and found a deep love and understanding for the craft. It has always been her passion the help people in any capacity she can and with Vet Med she truly found the fulfillment to do so. In her free time, Emani likes to paint, draw, watch her favorite shows, and make meals for the people she loves. 


About Shaina
Shaina was born in Charlotte and raised in Mooresville. She has a daughter who attends Campbell University to study Pharmaceutical Research, which makes her mother very proud. Shaina graduated from NC Dental Assisting Training School, where she earned her DA license in 2005. After practicing for a year or so, she quickly realized it wasn’t for her and began her career in the Veterinary field shortly after. She immediately fell in love and knew that was the career for her. In her free time, Shaina loves spending time with her family, specifically her sister and niece. She and her sister are very close in age, so it’s more like a best friend.
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