Management Team

Kelly, Hospital Administrator

I’d/I/I’ll:Kelly  I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t hungry/ I believe every day should end (or start) with dessert/ I’ll always be first in line at the buffet.

My First Pet: Taffy – I was 5 years old, my sisters had a lot going on and my Mom & Dad asked what I wanted -not wanting me to feel left out. My response, “A dog” (it was even my first word).  They took me to the animal shelter and there was a litter of black and yellow lab mixes. Taffy was hyper and shy all at the same time and totally covered in filth – I knew that would be the one for me. He was my boy for 14 years and largely responsible for the path I have traveled.  I am so grateful for that head-strong mutt and the foundation he created.

Favorite Guilty Pleasure Song: Manfred Mann – Doo Wah Diddy. Makes me smile like non-other. Every time I hear it, I am instantly transported to childhood. My younger sister and I used to dance on our beds and sing it while we were supposed to be sleeping. I can still hear my parents storming up the stairs…

In my spare time I can be found: Fixing up my farm, hanging with my dogs, canoeing/kayaking, exploring the countryside American picker style, trying new restaurants or frequenting favorite ones – I love food!

Current Pets:

  • Sunshine – Quarter Horse
  • Thomas – Terrier Mix
  • Jacy – Catahoula/Beagle Mix
  • Doug – Rottie/Husky Mix
  • Petunia – Cattle Dog Mix
  • Kevin – Cream Tabby Cat
  • Wink – Dilute Calico Cat
  • 3 Goats – Annie Oakley, Daniel Boone, & the General Buford Lee
  • 2 Ducks – Barbara Allen & Fred
  • 9 Chickens

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Jill, Financial Manager

I’d/I/I’ll: I’d love for all of my days to be spent scuba diving, kayaking and /or bicycling. I am active in wildlife conservation with a strong interest in protecting our oceans and the fragile animals that call them home/ I’ll admit it, my husband Bill is my best friend!

My First Pet: A stray tabby cat we named Sammy! Mom said we couldn’t keep him and she released him in the morning, only for him to come back to us the next evening begging to be let in…the rest was history…we were owned by a very special cat!

Favorite Guilty Pleasure Song: I want a Hippopotamus for Christmas – Anyone who knows me will attest to my, sometimes unruly, addiction to four-legged friends…an Elephant named Blueberry?

In my spare time I can be found: Enjoying the great outdoors, Looking for Sand Dollars and Conch Shells, Traveling to foreign lands, Finding those little off-the-beaten-path restaurants and pubs that only the locals know about! Have deep, in-depth conversations with my dog…she’s a great listener!

Current Pets:

  • Kila – 8 yr old Chocolate Point Siamese….the ruler of the house!
  • Moose – Italian Spinone
  • Gia – Italian Spinone
  • Tally – Yellow Lab
  • Teach – Yellow Lab
  • Tugboat – Black Lab

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Megan, Reception Manager

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

Tobi, Technician Manager

I’d/I/I’ll: I’d rather be at the beach / I can surf and love being outside / I’ll go to a wine fest any day!

My First Pet: A pony named Padre. He bucked me off many times but I still pursued riding.

Favorite Guilty Pleasure Song: Any Beyonce Song = “Don’t Worry. Beyonce.” And whatever the DJ plays because, “I just wanna dance!”

In my spare time I can be found: Going out to eat- Nachos &  Margaritas are my favorite!, enjoying the weather outside during my favorite season: spring, shopping at Target – I can never get out of there without spending $100!, or at home on the couch watching reality TV or napping.

Current Pets:

  • Pepperoni – Blind rescued orange tabby cat
  • Pineapple – Blind rescued calico cat
  • Spaghetti – Orange Tabby
  • Meatball – Blind Brown Tabby

Vince, Kennel Manager

I’d/I/I’ll: I’d rather have my toes in a river / I am a diehard O’s fan! / I’ll never stop learning

My First Pet: Ferdinand – Our family dog. He was a shaggy pound mutt with a taste for the finer things and a thirst for adventure!

Favorite Guilty Pleasure Song: Megan Trainor – All about that Bass. – Damn you Youtube! I just wanted to learn how to cast!

In my spare time I can be found: Hiking with Eileen, Shooting Hoops, Target Shooting, Watching or Listening to the O’s

Current Pets:

  • Eileen – Black Pitbull. Obsessed with ropes and balls.
  • Ralphie – Grey Cat

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
  • Oscar – Tabby Cat
  • Albus – Long haired Cat
  • Scooter – Tabby Cat

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
  • Chare – Manx
  • Baby Janey – Manx
  • Timmy – Cat
  • Sammie – Border Collie

Heather

I’d/I/I’ll:  I’d have a German Shepherd if we had the space for one! For now I’m just fawning over every one that comes into the hospital / I am really passionate about learning and am currently diving into the world of veterinary rehabilitation, massage, and pain management! / I’ll talk about my dog Mango for hours if no one stops me!

My First Pet: A big fluffy orange cat named Horatio, who I loved with all my heart, a lovable Husky named Natasha, and a beta fish named Fluffy who I thought lived for 9 years but it turns out my mom just kept replacing him and not telling me.

Favorite Guilty Pleasure Song: Listen To Your Heart by Roxette (and all subsequent remixes)- my cousin and I started a weird tradition of texting the lyrics to each other whenever we hear it, no matter where we are or what time it is, and it makes me laugh every time I send it to him, or open my phone to a text from him that just says “LISTEN TO YOUR HEARTTTTT!

In my spare time I can be found:  Reading, spending time with my boyfriend Luke and with our families in Rhode Island and upstate New York whenever we can, hiking, eating (a constant activity for me), and of course- hanging out with my constant companion Mango

Current Pets:

  • Mango – Terrier Mix, although to be honest I’m not always sure he’s really even a dog, maybe some kind of fox-chupacabra hybrid. His DNA test says he’s 5% German Shepherd though!
  • Kingsley – 100% Rag Doll/100% weirdo

Isabel

I’d/I/I’ll: I’d rather be reading a good book / I am a nature enthusiast / I’ll go hiking in all the national parks one day

My First Pet:  Lucy, an Australian shepherd mix. she was a spitfire with such a big personality and my entire family adored her. she really taught me the value and meaning that animals can give to our lives.

Favorite Guilty Pleasure Song:  Don’t Blame Me by Taylor Swift. it’s so fun to listen to while driving at night.

In my spare time I can be found:  Hiking with my dog, reading, spending time with my boyfriend and friends, camping, or tending to my very large plant collection

Current Pets:

  • Shiloh- border collie
  • Ebenezer- domestic shorthair
  • Beetle-domestic shorthair
  • Mushroom-domestic shorthair
  • Otto-domestic shorthair
  • Mobi- domestic shorthair

Jenn

I’d/I/I’ll: I’d rather be riding my horse / I am a true crime enthusiast / I’ll be a rehab tech after graduation.

My First Pet: Peanut – Short haired, red, mini-dachshund & Patti – long-haired standard dachshund.  They were the best dogs!

Favorite Guilty Pleasure Song: Anything Hamilton!  I can’t get enough.  Tell me how to say no to this!

In my spare time I can be found: At the barn – either cleaning stalls or riding.  Showing my horse or studying for tech school.  Hanging out with my cats and watching scary movies!

Current Pets:

  • Rick – Orange Tabby
  • Morty – Orange Tabby
  • Lucille – Black Cat
  • Poe – Thoroughbred Horse ‘2011 model

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:

  • Nina – Boxer
  • Streaky – Brown Tabby Cat
  • Prancer – Grey Tabby Cat
  • Buck – Boxer Mix

Paige (bio coming soon!)

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Sarah (bio coming soon!)

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Summer

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

Trish (bio coming soon!)

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In my spare time I can be found:

Current Pets:

  • Gibbs – Black/Brown Tabby
  • Huey – African Grey Parrot
  • Monty – Ball Python
  • Tater Tot – Jack Russel Terrier
  • 8+ Chickens

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Reception Team

Courtney

I’d/I/I’ll: I’d love to travel to Italy one day/ I enjoy photography and working on DIY projects/ I’ll usually be found hanging with the dogs at any gathering

My First Pet: Russell the Jack Russell-  He was my best furry friend for 17 years and was the reason I became such a dog lover!

Favorite Guilty Pleasure Song: Journey’s Don’t Stop Believin’- who doesn’t belt out this song everytime it comes on?!

In my spare time I can be found: In the Dunkin’ drive through getting my iced coffee, at a concert, hanging out with my husband and our pups, crafting, or shopping with my sister.

Current Pets:

  • Jerry Lee – German Shepherd
  • Nala Mae – Cur Mix

Dani

I’d/I/I’ll: I’d rather be at Universal Studios / I have been to a taping of Saturday Night Live / I’ll work on Broadway one day.

My First Pet: A black and white cat named Mister Mistofolees.  I named him after my favorite character in the musical cats.

Favorite Guilty Pleasure Song: Defying Gravity from Wicked.  I can often be found belting out the lyrics in my car

In my spare time I can be found: At a concert, reading or watching Harry Potter, watching Ru Paul’s Drag Race, or singing songs from Broadway shows.

Current Pets:

  • Ginny – Orange Cat
  • Marvel – Long-haired Tabby

Gretchen

I’d/I/I’ll: I’d be happy to help any animal that comes my way whether it be furry, feathered, scaly or slimy/ I have been a professional naturalist since 2017 and love teaching others about nature / I’ll hopefully be running my own animal sanctuary one day in Florida

My First Pet: Juniper, my potbellied pig.  I have had other cats and dogs growing up but this was my first pet that was completely my responsibility. I was only 13 when I got her and she changed me forever.

Favorite Guilty Pleasure Song: Careless Whisper by George Michael, I can’t get enough of that saxophone!

In my spare time I can be found:  Herping/birdwatching with my boyfriend, Hiking, Kayaking, River tubing, Spending time with my little sisters, Volunteering at a local potbellied pig rescue, and Tie-dyeing!

Current Pets:

  • Juniper – Potbellied Pig
  • Spruce – Potbellied Pig
  • Clementine – Eastern Box Turtle
  • Olive – Gulf Coast Box Turtle
  • Ginnebig – Black Rat Snake
  • Domino – Leopard Gecko
  • Artemis – Shepherd Mix Dog
  • Beans – Polydactyl Black Cat
  • Tuwie – Orange Tabby Cat
  • Hansel – Black Long Haired Cat
  • Licky – Black Cat
  • Tula – Grey cat

 


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

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
  • Pepper – The sassiest most puuurfect kitty in all the land

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

Kennel Team

Bridget

I’d/I/I’ll:  I’d rather be in Greece enjoying the views and delicious food / I am a huge Marvel fan and movie enthusiast / I love taking walks with my family and friends

My First Pet:  Buster – the family cat.  My family wanted to rescue an older cat from teh local shelter and he was the perfect choice.

Favorite Guilty Pleasure Song:  Anything Queen – I am a fan of anything Queen!

In my spare time I can be found:  Horseback riding, binging Netflix shows with my family, hiking, listening to music, swimming, hanging out with friends outside

Current Pets:

  • None currently but plan to have many in the future!

Rachael (on our tech team too!)

I’d/I/I’ll:  I’d rather be scuba diving in the cayman islands / I am an absolute book fanatic / I’ll write a book one day that will be published

My First Pet:  A Jack Russell Terrier named Peanut who I got when I was 5. He was absolutely obsessed with food and was the quirkiest little guy who ended up basically adopting me.

Favorite Guilty Pleasure Song:  Hysteria by Muse, perfect for whatever mood I am in!

In my spare time I can be found:  Studying and pursuing my bachelors in Biology, going on hikes/walks with my dogs, reading, spending time with my friends and family and sleeping….lots of sleeping!

Current Pets:

  • Prim – Great Dane
  • Pippin – Border Collie
  • Elle – great dane
  • Sookie – Jack Russell terrier
  • Willa – Jack Russell terrier
  • Moomie – Jack Russell terrier