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Tina Bennett, Hospital Manager
Bio coming soon!
Barbara, Team Lead, Client Service Co-ordinator
Hannah, Client Service Representative
Hannah Tolbert joined the ANRVA team in 2018 as a client service representative. She works with us part time while being a full time student at App majoring in Healthcare Management. She has a four year old English yellow lab and a ten year old lab mix at home. She also has a thirteen year old American Quarter horse that lives at her mom’s farm. Hannah has an A.A. S. in Veterinary Medical Technology from Central Carolina Community College. She enjoys being a CSR because it allows her the chance to work with clients and their pets. In her limited free time she enjoys reading, watching Netflix, taking her dogs walking on the Parkway and trail riding at Moses Cone with her horse.
Kristen, Client Service Representative
Kristen Masencup began working at ANRVA in June of 2019 as a client service representative. She is currently working on a Bachelors Degree in Communications and a minor in management at Appalachian State. She loves her job and looks forward to coming in everyday. She says it makes her feel good to know that she is doing her part in supporting the owner who wants the best for their pets. Kristen has a cat, Doobie, and two dogs Sage (a beagle/blue heeler) and Whiskey (a lab/boxer). All three have their own crazy personalities! Growing up in Morganton, NC, she has always had a passion for the mountains, which is why Boone was the perfect choice for her to live and enjoy her hobbies of fly fishing and hiking with her dogs.
Deena, Registered Veterinary Technician – Team Leader
Kara, Registered Veterinary Technician
Michelle, Veterinary Assistant
Michelle Makdad has been a veterinary assistant with us since May 2018. Her bachelor’s degree is in Zoology from NC State University. Michelle has five younger siblings, as well as, the family pets of two dogs and two cats. She has her very own adorable hedgehog whose name is Sonic who is three years old. While working with us, Michelle is expanding her medical skills knowledge as she moves toward a career in a zoological setting and wildlife conservation. She enjoys playing with Sonic, reading, spending quality time with her sisters and listening to music.
Sara, Veterinary Assistant
Sara Fraley joined our team in 2018 as a veterinary assistant. She has previous experience working in emergency veterinary medicine and has a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science. Sara recently moved to Boone with her husband, two dogs and a cat. She enjoys being outside, kayaking, fishing and walking her dogs.
Jade, Veterinary Assistant & Team Lead – Pet Care