Gilford Pet Grooming & Boarding

  • Kennel Assistant

    Braeden Alward

    Braeden hails from Laconia NH and lends his time to VCA as a kennel assistant and receptionist.  He has 4 pets, a mixed breed dog named Dexter, a ferret named Bear and his cats Flynt and Mudd (Mudd was an adoption via VCA Lakes Region Veterinary Hospital)  Braeden is a graduate of Laconia High School and will be attending Plymouth State University in the fall, for pre-med, and physical therapy. He has recently completed his EMT basic.  You may also know Braeden from  the local community theater  The Streetcar Company. 

  • Kennel Assistant

    Kaitlyn Parks

    A graduate of Moultonboro Academy, Kaitlyn joins VCA as a kennel assistant and receptionist. Originally from Connecticut, her family moved to the Lakes Region in 2003 and she has been working with animals since that time. Before joining the VCA team Kaitlyn was an assistant manager at a local pet boarding facility and attending Lakes Region Community College for liberal arts.  She is the mom of a cute little Chihuahua mix named Kiko... and the VCA Lakes Region Hospital cat Squirt has adopted her as his primary food giver!

  • Groomer

    Tara Humiston

    Tara is our groomer at VCA Laconia Animal Hospital. She has been grooming dogs and cats since 2003 in Virginia, New York City and now locally in New Hampshire. She is passionate about her job grooming animals, and loves to hand scissor!