April is a former preschool teacher who specialized in special needs and language arts. She has been with us since 2010. Born in MO, but raised right here in Memphis, April is the oldest of 5 sisters. She married her high school sweetheart and they now have three children of their own. They are members of Faith Baptist Church and are currently foster parents. April spends most of her free time with her family, but when time allows, she dabbles in photography and sells Thirty-One. She has five four-legged children - Maximus, Pepper and Polly (Rotties), Daisy (Dalmation) and Sammie (Schnauzer). April chose this career because she simply loves dogs.
Veterinary Tech School: San Juan College
Kalin was born and raised right here in Memphis, TN. When she was eight, she started pet sitting for neighbors. She worked at a boarding facility for two years before joining our team in 2012. Kalin is married and has three big, beautiful German Shepherds - Lady, Memphis and Maggie. She is currently in school to become a LVMT, but when she has time off, she and her husband head to the beach. She is a die-hard fan of the New England Patriots and Bruno Mars! Kalin is just one of our technicians who volunteers with the local, low-cost spay/neuter clinics. She believes that because of the joy our pets bring us during their short time on Earth, we should do all we can to make their lives happy and healthy.
Veterinary Tech School: University of Tennessee - Martin
Raised in historic Memphis, TN, Rickelle spent her childhood as a country girl enjoying the simple things like building a treehouse or hiking with her family. She received a BS in Science at UT Marting where she focused on Companion Animal Science. She was among the first students to participate in UT's new Veterinary Technology program. Rickelle spends her spare time working out at the gym, enjoying the company of friends and family or snuggling with Kujo (Yorkie). We were very excited to welcome Rickelle to our team in 2012. She loves being able to help pets live long, healthy lives, and if you see someone skipping through the halls at VCA Eads, it's probably her.