Client ServiceCarrie America
Carrie has been with VCA Beacon Hill Cat Hospital since September 2013.
She was born and raised here in Northern Virginia. She graduated in 1999 and attended community college.
Carrie has 2 large dogs, a 2-year-old son and a fiance that all keep her extremely busy! She enjoys playing all sports and any outdoor activity shared with family and friends.
"I've been working with animals since 2000, but it's never felt like work. I enjoy what I do; having the opportunity to work with both clients and their pets. I could not imagine doing anything else or any other career path - I am right where I want to be."
Client ServiceGina Kreigh
Gina has been worked at VCA Beacon Hill Cat Hospital since 2012 and was previously working at VCA Old Town. She is married to Andres and they have a two-year-old son, Ziv. He is a nonstop little pistol! Ziv is learning English and Spanish, and now they are tackling potty training! Andres works at the Coca-Cola warehouse and is a photographer. He is originally from Peru. They love to travel there whenever they can. Gina is fluent in Spanish as well. When Gina is not at work, she enjoy spending time with her family, studying, playing soccer, photography, and resting! She is also currently studying Animal Massage and Reiki and plans to get her certifications within the next year.
"I love my line of work! I do not really view it as work though. I enjoy coming here everyday in order to help others; animals and people alike! I feel that animals prolong our lives and make us happy, so we should do the same for them. They cannot tell us how they feel or if they are sick, so it’s our job to figure those things out so we can care for them! This makes us feel accomplished, the clients happier, and keeps the pets healthy! They are all our friends. The cats and owners here bring a lot of joy to my life. I enjoy making them happy and I love when they show us their appreciation. I have really grown to love cats. I am so glad that I work here. I hope to continue to build upon my skills and learn more, especially regarding what technicians do. I also want to improve on customer service skills. I love working with animals and people. I think we have a wonderful crew here at VCA Beacon Hill. It is so fun working with all of my pals."