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."