Pet Care Team

Pet Care Team

Hailey, Technician Assistant

I was born and raised in Wisconsin. I left there at age 20 when I married an infantryman for the U.S. Army and we moved to Ft. Bliss in El Paso, Texas. After 2 years in Texas we moved to Zanesville, OH and were there for 3 years before moving to Morrisville. I grew up with all sorts of animals, and I always had the duties of taking care of the family pets. Personally I think animals make better patients than most people!

I volunteered with Saving Grace before coming to work at Falconbridge. I earned my Pet CPR and First Aide Certification and am continuing my education to become a Registered Veterinary Technician. Taking care of the pets that are here for boarding and day care is very rewarding for me. I also help the techs and doctors with their patients. We vet assistants are the driving force behind keeping Falconbridge Animal Hospital running smoothly!  I am also Fear Free Certified.

My husband and I have a 4 year old male English Bulldog named Dana. We like to explore and find new and interesting places to visit, and constantly take Dana with us on hikes. I also enjoy cooking and baking, hiking, exploring, and boating. Anything that gets me out in the sun is fun for me!

 

Juan Cardona, Pet Care Manager

Born and raised in Connecticut, I move to the Triangle area 3 years ago to find myself and spread my wings.

I've done a variety of jobs from construction to working here at Falconbridge.  Growing up I wasn't the typical boy who burned ants with a magnifying glass.  I have always appreciated life, in all its forms, but especially animals.

I have 3 dogs, 2 chihuahuas names Bagel and Pencha, and a Jack Russel Terrier named Ike that I adopted after the passing of our groomer, Pinky.  I enjoy reading, creating art, playing computer games, martial arts, and just overall relaxing in my free time.

Maria Wall, Pet Care Attendant

I was adopted from Russian when I was three years old and have live in Raleigh since then, so North Carolina is home. Even as a small child I loved animals, and knew that I wanted to work with them in some capacity. I just needed to choose between assisting, grooming, or kennel.

After high school I opted to work for a year in an animal hospital just to be sure I could handle all aspects of working with animals including caring for them when ill. This experience led me to love the work and I enrolled in Miller-Motte College, graduating from the Veterinary Technician program in December 201 6. I love working here at Falconbridge where I care for the boarding animals, providing love and cuddles to them through the day, making sure they are walked, fed, and bathed, as well as cleaning up after them. When not with the boarders, I assist the veterinarians.

My mom is an accountant and my brother is a carpenter. We have three red tabby cats, Bonnie, Clyde, and Harry. I have a hamster named Petey. My brother has a beagle who is a frequent visitor to our house. We all enjoy going out to dinner, doing outside activities, and traveling. I also like doing puzzles, pet sitting for my neighbors, and visiting wineries. My greatest achievement was graduating Miller-Motte, and I am hoping to become certified by passing the VTNE test.

Stephanie Carnell, Pet Care Attendant

I was born and raised in Hillsborough, NC. I worked at a doggie day care for two years and found my passion. I love helping animals and taking care of them, and knew I wanted to work with them the rest of my career.

I spend most of my time at Falconbridge walking dogs, caring for kitties, and assisting the doctors and technicians. I also take pride in performing all the cleaning necessary to keep the hospital up to the high standards we set.

I am married to Robert, and we have three daughters, Haley, Rachael and Aliyah. Our family also includes our dogs, Matty and Opal. We all enjoy the outdoors and family time, and share a love of our fur babies. Robert also enjoys video games, and Haley loves writing and reading. I love working with animals and being a mom. It's the most challenging and rewarding thing I have ever done. It keeps me on my toes.