Brookline Pet Grooming & Boarding
Kennel AssistantJohn Ayotte
John joined the team at VCA Brookline Animal Hospital in the summer of 2010. Prior to joining our team, John was working as a freelance graphic designer. He enjoys working with animals and is particulary interested in the general care of cats and dogs. He enjoys walking and caring for the dogs, as well as running playgroups. John is pictured above with our friend Erie the Greyhound, and he hopes to own a greyhound of his own one day. John is also intested in customer service and is learning technical skills, as he hopes to be a veterinary assistant or technician in the future.
Kennel AssistantWesley Chin
Wesley joined the team at VCA Brookline Animal Hospital in 2008. He is currently a student at Bunker Hill Community College, where he is persuing courses to enhance his veterinary knowledge. Wesley plans to continue working with animals and hopes to become an animal behaviorist. He lives locally with his dogs, KoKo, Duke, and Lady.
Kennel AssistantShannon Cooper
Veterinary Tech School: Mount Ida
Shannon is a kennel attendant/technician assistant that joined the VCA team in September of 2014. She is currently pursuing a veterinary technology degree at Mount Ida with a special interest in animal behavior and exotics. When she is not busy with school or work, she likes to spend her free time volunteering as a Zoo Keeper Aide at Stone Zoo as well as hanging out with her husband, her three cats, Touque, Aslan, and Basha and my "lap" dog Takoda (who weighs as much as she does!).
Kennel AssistantChristine Ferlito
Christine joined the VCA Brookline team in 2000. Christine loves working with animals and takes extra special care of the cats here. She lives locally with her family. In her free time, Christine enjoys swimming at the local YMCA, spending time with her cat Bogie, and also working at Children's Hospital three days a week.
Kennel AssistantEva McCown
School: Framingham State
Eva joined our staff after volunteering in our treatment area while she was still in high school. She excels at working in our busy boarding kennel, and loves supervising the many playgroups that go on during the day. Eva is a hard working college student and has a special love for poodles- as she has two of her own at home, Freddie and Ginger.
Kennel AssistantJuanita Pires
Veterinary Tech School: Mount Ida
Juanita joined the kennel staff in spring of 2014. In between working here in the kennel, she is a busy Mt Ida College studying veterinary technology, and is aspiring to become a successful veterinary technician upon graduation. In addition to her background in retail, she also worked in the kennel at Mt Ida, and brings her experience and love of animals to VCA Brookline. Juanita lives locally and enjoys spending time with her friends.
Kennel AssistantMiranda Reville
School: Roxbury Community College, Certified Veterinary Assistant
After successful completion of the Veterinary Assistant program at Roxbury Community College, Miranda joined the kennel staff of the VCA Brookline Animal Hospital. She aspires to one day enhance her skills and work as a technician. The many dogs that board with us adore her, and she makes sure to give them all special attention. In her free time, she also works as a classroom assistant working with children. Miranda lives locally with her dog, Sadie.
Kennel AssistantAmanda Saker
Amanda is a kennel attendant and tech assistant. She started interning at VCA Brookline in high school and officially joined the team in the summer of 2012. Amanda is currently pursuing a degree in illustration and is continuing to take classes in the animal sciences. She loves working with animals, whether it be learning about them in the medical field or spending extra time with your pet in boarding. Amanda lives locally with her dog, Amber.
Kennel AssistantKarein van der Lee
Karein joined the team at VCA Brookline animal hospital over a decade ago and has devoted her life to the care of pets and their owners. She is very passionate about the human-animal bond. Karein gives special attention to every animal under her care, and is skilled and caring enough to notice any changes in an animal and bring it to a doctor's attention. Karein lives locally with her cat, Zuzu.