Kennel AssistantKelsea Jenkins
Kelsea has been working for VCA Avalon Heart of Gwinnett since 2013. She attends UGA and plans to become a veterinarian. Kelsea shares her home with 2 dogs "Abby and Charlie"
"I am an Animal Health student at UGA planning to go to veterinary school after graduation. I have two family dogs named Bauer and Bella and a black lab mix of my own named Charlie. I love working at VCA Avalon Heart of Gwinnett as a kennel attendant because I get to interact with animals and learn something new every day. There are always new and exciting experiences working with exotic animals in addition to dogs and cats. I look forward to continuing to care for the pets that come in to our clinic for boarding in the years to come while I learn more about the medical side of the veterinary industry."
Kennel AssistantBrandee Joyal
Brandee joined the VCA team in 2013. She shares her home with many critters; 1 dog, 4 cats, 1 rabbit, 3 bearded dragons and 1 frog. In her spare time Brandee enjoys Crocheting.
"Improving the relationship between humans and their pets is an important part of veterinary medicine. I first started as a volunteer at a vet clinic while in a veterinary assistance class I took in high school. Just as I was about to leave and start volunteering at a new clinic, the clinic I was volunteering with offered me a job as a kennel technician. After a year of working, my family moved to Norcross, Georgia so we could all live closer together. After a week of looking for a new job, VCA hired me. The amazing feeling of trust forming between animals and humans is why I am in veterinary medicine. I want animals to form relationships with their caretakers."
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Corie has been working with VCA since July 2014. She has been happily married for 36 years and has 3 sons and 5 grandchildren. Her family and grandkids are the lights of her life. She moved here from Las Vegas, where she received her groomer training. Corie has been grooming for 15 years. She is originally from Colorado. "I really enjoy grooming! I love scissor work, especially Standard Poodles. I have an Aussie named Pheobe that is almost 14 years old and such a wonderful and smart dog. She is such a joy in my life. I'm very excited to be working at VCA and I look forward to a long relationship."