Technician Team

Chrissy

Chrissy

I’d/I/I’ll: I’d like to one day own enough land to have my own horse farm / I have interest in equine medicine. In college I took classes in equine massage, nutrition and behavior. / I’ll one day get certified in Equine Massage.

My First Pet: Shadow, a Black Labrador Retriever. He was our family dog and the sweetest dog you’d ever meet. He brought in the newspaper every morning!

Favorite Guilty Pleasure Song: Spice Girls – Wannabe. I still remember every word! My sisters and I have a mini concert in the car whenever it comes on.

In my spare time I can be found: Spending time with my other half – Ben, my friends, and my family, Hiking with my dogs, Taking trips to different wineries, Horse Back Riding

Current Pets:

  • Bentley- Yellow Labrador Retriever
  • Hudson – Chocolate Labrador Retriever
  • Oreo – Black & White Rat
  • Oscar – Tabby Cat

Dena

I’d/I/I’ll: I’d rather be fishing, camping, working on photography and graphic design / I enjoy most of my time with my dogs / I’ll be old one day.

My First Pet: Kojak – My 150lb. Rottweiler

Favorite Guilty Pleasure Song:  Bob Marley – “Three Little Birds” – Especially on a tough day.

In my spare time I can be found: Kayaking, Time with My Dogs, Photography

Current Pets:

  • Dyce – Old English Bulldog
  • Astrid – French Bull Dog

Ellen

Ellen

I’d/I/I’ll: I’d rather be fishing or relaxing at a pool / I like cooking, gardening, and x-box gaming / I’ll probably retire at 65 as a Vet Tech.

My First Pet: Socks & Mittens – 2 kittens. They were given to me by my ex-sister in-law 25 years ago!

Favorite Guilty Pleasure Song: Sound of Music – When Walking Outside.

In my spare time I can be found:  Watching TV, XBoxing, Cooking, Shopping, Listening to Music, Walking

Current Pets:

  • Tiny – Cat
  • Tommy – Maine Coon
  • Ralphey – Cat
  • Clinton – Maine Coon
  • Jake – Manx
  • Melissa – Long hair Calico Cat
  • Chare – Manx
  • Baby Janey – Manx
  • Timmy – Cat
  • Sammie – Border Collie

Jess (bio coming soon!)

I’d/I/I’ll:

My First Pet:

Favorite Guilty Pleasure Song:

In my spare time I can be found:

Current Pets:

  • Charlotte – Pit Bull
  • Rock – Pit Bull
  • Katrick Swayze – Orange Tabby Cat
  • Kat Russell – Orange Tabby Cat

Joyce

Joyce

I’d/I/I’ll: I’d like to travel to Ireland one day when my children are grown / I am passionate about overbreeding and wish everyone would spay and neuter their pets / I’ll cry tears of joy when my two kids graduate high school.

My First Pet:  Hard to name my first as my family always had so many which meant lots of time in vet offices. I respected what they did for my pets so much!

Favorite Guilty Pleasure Song: Bad to the Bone – It reminds me of my first dog that was soooo Bad! We used to change the words in the song to make it about my dog.

In my spare time I can be found: Spending time with my 2 adopted children and husband, Carl. Going to the dog park together with our 2 dogs

Current Pets:

  • Jasper – Boxer Mix
  • Dane – Boxer
  • Nina – Boxer
  • Streaky – Brown Tabby Cat
  • Prancer – Grey Tabby Cat

Megan (bio coming soon!) 

I’d/I/I’ll:

My First Pet:

Favorite Guilty Pleasure Song:

In my spare time I can be found:

Current Pets:

  • Bubbles – Black Cat
  • Gideon – Rabbit
  • Remington – Mini Labradoodle
  • Sage – Mutt

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Reception Team

Cathy

I’d/I/I’ll: I’d love a quiet get away / I may not be right but I’m a heck of a lot of fun / I’ll be serious only when I have to be

My First Pet: Hucky – A Husky/ Shepherd Mix. My friends adopted him from a shelter for me while on vacation – they snuck him into the hotel in a lettuce box. He was so tiny he didn’t even leave paw prints on the sandy beach. One evening while a little inebriated, I tried to say Husky & it came out Hucky and thus his name.

Favorite Guilty Pleasure Song: Good Vibrations – Marky Mark & the Funky Bunch. It was popular during a very “good” period of my life and it makes me happy.

In my spare time I can be found:  Spare time? Unless it’s fall – then you will find me jumping in front of the TV like a Jack Rabbit cheering on my “Fighting Irish”. Otherwise, I am most likely chasing down huge fur balls in my house before they grow legs & I end up with dog #4!

Current Pets:

  • Nikki – Black Lab
  • Marli – Lab/ Rotti Mix
  • Sydni – American Staffordshire Terrier/Boxer/Beagle/Lab Mix….aka a Mutt! 
  • Rudy – Pit Bull Mix

Katie

I’d/I/I’ll:  I’d like to live in a world where chicken nuggets are an essential food group / I start listening to
Christmas music in October / I’ll pick animals over people every time.

My First Pet: I had three dogs waiting for me at the house after I was born –
Smokey, a big lump of Labrador who, of course, lived for food. Ginger, a neurotic Jack Russell.
And Chessie, a sweet and gentle Rottweiler who slept beside my bed every night.

Favorite Guilty Pleasure Song: The theme song to The Office.

In my spare time I can be found: Watching old horror movies with my best friend and better half, Jason, hiking with my dog,
drinking coffee, organizing any and everything, listing and journaling, eating sushi, or watching
social strategy games (Survivor, Big Brother, etc.).

Current Pets:

  • Linus – Gery & White Cat
  • Louie – Chihuahua Mix
  • Shannon – Tabby Cat

Megan

Megan

I’d/I/I’ll: I’d rather be out on a boat or in the mountains camping / I have a compound bow and love archery / I’ll hopefully live in the Caribbean one day.

My First Pet: A Dalmatian named Rolly that my Grandfather bought me when I was about 8 or 9. He was named after one of the many 101 Dalmatians 🙂

Favorite Guilty Pleasure Song: Any old school Jock Jams. I love 90’s dance music even though I can’t dance!

In my spare time I can be found: Cooking, baking, always thinking of new recipes, walking the dogs, camping, fishing, kayaking

Current Pets:

  • Camo – Belgian Malinois/Mastiff Mix
  • Diesel – American Staffordshire Terrier

Rebecca

I’d/I/I’ll: I’d like another dog/ I wish that I could sing/ I’ll have a third dog soon

My First Pet:  A westie named Fancy because my parents let a 6 year old (me) name our dog.

Favorite Guilty Pleasure Song:  This is it!  Kenny Loggins, no explanation necessary.

In my spare time I can be found:  With or near my boys Owen and Eli, hearing live music with my husband Ted and friends, dreaming of Summer.

Current Pets:

  • Meatball – Boxer Mix
  • Cisco – Hound Mix
  • One day will have a kitten to call her own

Shana

I’d/I/I’ll: I’d rather be painting or playing with my dogs/ I love to be outdoors/ I’ll be an animal cop one day or own my own rescue!

My First Pet was: Kia & Chance – my family’s Siberian Husky and Bernese Mountain Dog.  And of course my Nintendog on my Nintendo DS – He was a Golden Retriever named Radar!

Favorite Guilty Pleasure Song: Gypsy by Stevie Nicks. I don’t know why, but I can always jam out to it!

In my spare time I can be found: Painting pictures, Playing Vollyeball with my Family, Hiking, Fishing, Playing with my Dogs, and Kayaking

Current Pets:

  • Scooby-Doo – Chihuahua Mix
  • Mishka – Chihuahua

Tech Assistants & Kennel Team

Cassie – Kennel Lead

I’d/I/I’ll:  I’d rather be at the beach with my toes in the sand / I started my love of animals at the Humane Society. It made me so sad they didn’t have a home to go to so I did what I could to make their space more homey aka extra blankets, extra love. I also LOVE Cold Stone ice cream – cheesecake with strawberries and raspberries mixed in it! / I’ll go back to doing hair one day

My First Pet: Buddy – He was a dog and my first best friend.

Favorite Guilty Pleasure Song:  Knee Deep – It makes me think of the beach which makes me happy.

In my spare time I can be found:  Hanging out with my Cousins and God Daughter or Doing my Nails

Current Pets:

  • Almond & Nibbler – 2 Lop Rabbits
  • Isabella – Cat
  • Daisy – Netherland Paws Rabbit

Gary (bio coming soon!)


Summer, Vet/Tech Assistant

I’d/I/I’ll: I’d rather be at the beach in North Carolina, watching the surfers and eating a crab cake sandwich from Frisco Sandwich Co. / I love food almost as much as my dog does! / I’ll be at the hors d’oeuvres table.

My First Pet: A yellow Labrador retriever named Biggie. We grew up together from the time I was eight years old and said goodbye when I was twenty-two. He’s the reason I will probably always have a lab in my animal family!

Favorite Guilty Pleasure Song: The Cupid Shuffle.

In my spare time I can be found: Going for long, slow walks with my dog and cat, watching Netflix reruns of New Girl, and enjoying live music with friends and family (any genre will do, but Classic Rock and Country are my favorite!)

Current Pets:

  • Zoey – Yellow Lab
  • Mercury – Tabby Cat

Grooming

Kathleen, With us since 2000!

kathleen

I’d/I/I’ll: I would like to go back to school to study brain disorders and birth defects / I was born with superior canal dehiscence syndrome. Dr. Lloyd B. Minor came upon this discovery in 1998. I was diagnosed in 2011. As Dr. John Carey from Hopkins said to me,” Everything you’ve felt was real.” All my life Doctors didn’t understand me, not all, just some. But I knew there had to be a connection to it all. I have read so much about SCDS, have spoken to people like myself and I continue to learn more. / I’ll keep learning!

My First Pet: Skipper – A beagle/fox terrier Mix. He was originally named Skippy after Skippy Peanut Butter cause that was his partial color.
My 1st turtle was April – Give to me on my birthday.
My 1st Cat was Little Bit – Named because she was so tiny when he was rescued off the City Streets.

Favorite Guilty Pleasure Song: Oh What a Beautiful Morning – Oklahoma. It reminds me of my father, god rest his soul, and my mother – who taught me and my siblings to love and respect nature and its surroundings and to give thanks for our many blessings.

In my spare time I can be found: Refurbishing old furniture and bringing it back to life, Painting, Poetry – my 1st love, I sometimes use my poetry on Greeting Cards that I design, Walking, Spending time with family & friends

Current Pets: I have a 3 foot tall white rabbit who wears purple suspenders and a pink polka dot bandanna.