Laconia Pet Grooming & Boarding

  • Kennel Assistant

    Braedon Alward

    Braeden hails from our hometown of 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 a adoption from 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 also recently taken and completed his EMT courses.  You may know Braedon also from the local Community Theater Organization the Streetcar Company!  This is what Braeden had to say when we asked for a bit of info on himself: " I love acting, I am a very serious actor and I'm on the board of directors for the Streetcar Company Community Theater group.  I also love football, lacrosse, rugby and sports in general.  I have always loved animals ever since I was a child.  Although I intend to pursue a career in human medicine I am very lucky to be working with them (animals) so closely now.  I hope to be become a Dr of physical therapy and will be attending the Pre med program at PSU this fall.  I also have a dream to make a film, either as an actor, writer, or director."

  • Kennel Assistant

    Kaitlyn Parks

    A recent graduate from Moultonboro Academy, Kaitlyn joins our family at VCA as a kennel assistant and receptionist.  Originally from Connecticut, she and her family moved to NH in 2003, and she has been working with animals all along. Before joining our team Kaitlyn helped manage a canine boarding facility while attending Lakes Region Community College for her Liberal arts degree.  When asked to describe herself Kaitlyn said she is an " avid hiker and lover of the outdoors, a devoted reader, and hobby photographer."  After completion of her liberal arts degree she plans on pursuing schooling in Veterinary Technology.  She is the mom to a sweet little Chihuahua named Kiko, and our hospital cat Squirt likes to claim her as his own too!

  • Kennel Assistant

    Darlene Smith

  • Groomer

    Kelly Berg

    Kelly Berg has been a NH native all her life. She's always had a passion and love for working with animals and at a very young age she knew that's what she wanted to do. She started working for Lakes Region Veterinary Hospital in 1999 where she was a kennel tech for 2 years. In 2001, she apprenticed for a groomer and started her career grooming cats and dogs in the hospital. Kelly also has a passion for Maine Coon cats and Siberian Huskies. She is a Maine Coon breeder and has over a dozen cats. She also trains and races sled dogs competitively in New England. She has 17 Siberian Huskies. Her hobbies are sled dog racing, cat shows, NASCAR racing and watching movies. She has a twin sister, Kim, who also works part time at Lakes Region Veterinary Hospital as a groomer. Kelly's sister Kim also competes with the dogs and cats. She currently lives in Ashland, NH.