Registered Veterinary Technicians
Angela, Head Registered Veterinary Technician
I am originally from Montoursville, PA. I have also lived in Binghamton, NY, and outside of Boston, MA. My mom bred Himalayans and Persians, so while growing up I was always busy helping her with the gang. This led to me wanting to be a Veterinary Technician. I graduated from Mount Ida College in Newton, MA, in 2003 where I earned my Registered Veterinary Technician status.
I started my career in veterinary emergency medicine and quickly burned out. I then worked at a general day practice in Massachusetts with Dr. Reeves and loved it. I also worked an externship at the Buttonwood Park Zoo where I helped with an oil spill and a dolphin stranding. I hope to work in zoo medicine again some time in the future. I have completed the training and am now Fear Free Certified.
I have two dogs, both doxies, Mo and Mocha Bean, and Peppercorn, a gray and white American shorthair who thinks he is too cool for school.
Jayné, Registered Veterinary Technician
I am originally from Orange, California. I have always loved animals and when I was younger I wanted to be a vet. During high school I was able to get a job as a receptionist at a veterinary hospital. While there I decided I would rather be a tech to work more closely with the animals executing the doctor's orders. I moved up to an assistant position while still in high school, then went to Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, California, to earn my RVT. I love helping animals to feel better and have a good quality of life.
I adopted a cat named Mushu from the shelter in Orange before moving here. Mushu is a Himalayan that was surrendered by her owner when the owner became allergic. I'm the luckiest person in the world to have found such a special critter. She loves her feather toys and angry bird pig catnip ball. Mushu is the first pet my husband has had, and he loves her much more than he thought possible. He is officially a cat person.
I enjoy traveling and watching movies. I recently donated 12 inches of my hair to Locks of Love. And I am an only human child, with a puggle brother named Gromit. Everyone should snuggle their puggle once a day.
Tania, Registered Veterinary Technician
I am from Vancouver, British Columbia, in Canada but have lived all over Canada. I moved to North Carolina in September of 2015. I have always volunteered in rescue shelters and wildlife rehabilitation centers. I was going to college for an arts degree when I realized how much I enjoy caring for and helping animals. I changed programs and graduated from Northern Alberta Institute of Technology as a Veterinary Technician.
I love being part of a team that helps people take the best care of their furry family members. I am planning on taking the required exam so that I will be a Registered Veterinary Technician in North Carolina.
I have three rescue cats named Caspurr, Chewbacca, and Millie. They all moved with me to Durham from Montreal, Quebec. I love all forms of visual arts, and when I'm not behind a camera taking pictures or video, you will find me creating something on any number of art software programs I have.
Abbie, Registered Veterinary Technician
I was born in Massachusetts, moved to the Raleigh/Cary/Apex area when I was 3, and have been here ever since.
I graduated from the Central Carolina Community College Veterinary Technology program in 2013, and became a Registered Veterinary Technician in January 2016. I've always had a love for animals. Growing up I was the kid that dressed up and pretended to be a veterinarian. I even wanted to become one when I started school, but realized that I would spend more time working directly with animals as an RVT. I have added my Fear Free Certification to my RVT.
I grew up with a Great Dane named Max. I have a cat named Jack who I adopted from CCCC while I was in the Veterinary Technician program, and I have an albino ball python named Ghost. While I enjoy doing just about anything in my free time, my favorite things to do on my days off are going hiking, reading good books, watching movies, and playing video games with my fiance.