Kennel ManagerSheila N
Sheila started her career at ourhospital almost 4 years ago. Since beginning as an assistant to our groomer, she has moved up to be a Technician, our Cat Champion, and the Kennel Manager. Sheila has been caring for animals all her life as she grew up at a local animal rescue. She currently has a large family of four legged kids that she and her fiance' adore, including cats, ferrets, a horse and their three rescue dogs: Loki, Wiley and Wowzer.
"I have been around animals all my life, and even though I tried different career paths, nothing makes me happier or more fulfilled than spending my days with animals. As much as I love helping and caring for sick and injured animals and making them healthy again, the highlight is always getting to know who they really are. During their stay with us, whether it is for surgery, medical issues, or boarding, pets will slowly show you who they are, what they do and don't like. It is like being let in on a secret, one you can oly learn if they are comfortable with you, if they trust you. That is why I do what I do, to get to know each of them, individually, as if they were my own; and to make them as comfortable, happy, (and spoiled) as possible while we have them."
Kim has been VCA Old Trail Animal Hospital's Groomer for 7 years. She has lived in the area since she was 5 years old. She enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and furry kids of dogs, cats and guinea pigs.
"I have always been an animal lover and on my 11th birthday, I got Misty, a poodle. we took her to the groomer who let me watch her give Misty a haircut. I said when I grow up, that's what I want to do. So I did. I have been a groomer for 25 years. I enjoy making my furry friends and their owners happy with their tubbies and haircuts."