Veterinary Support

  • Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Laura Belleavoine
    Veterinary Tech School: The University of Georgia

    Laura completed her A.S. degree with the University of Georgia in Veterinary Technology. She has been devoted to the veterinary field for over 30 years. Laura's special interests include preventive and critical care, exotic pet health care, public health awareness of zoonotic diseases, laboratory, dentistry, anesthesia and pain management. In Laura's spare time she enjoys fostering kittens and making jewelry.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Why I joined the Veterinary field:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I have been in the veterinary field for over thirty years.  I graduated from the University of Georgia in 1989.  I have loved animals since the day I was born.  I love to teach and also learn new medicine that VCA offers on a daily basis.  I am a firm believer that you have to have a great sense of humor and a lot of love, compassion and patience to be in the veterinary field.  There isn't a day that I ever regret joining the Veterinary profession.                  

  • Technician

    Becky Dych

    Becky has been a dedicated veterinary technician to our family for over 16 years. Becky's special interest include surgery, radiology, dentistry and preventive care. She also enjoys customer service, public health awareness and providing education on zoonotic diseases. During Becky's dedication to our hospital she was our Technical Supervisor for over four years followed by devoting herself to our surgical department and assisting in training. Becky has been a devoted asset to our family. During her spare time she enjoys genealogy, spending time with her family including her husband Ed of 30 plus years, her three children and one grand child. She also enjoys spending time with her 4 dogs and 7 cats.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Why I joined the Veterinary field:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I have worked here at VCA St. Mary's Animal Hospital for over 16 years.  Over the years it has become my second home and family.  I thoroughly enjoy working with the variety of patients that we see and the many clients that are part of our VCA family.                                                                                                              

  • Technician

    Nicki Kolberg

    Nicki has been dedicated to the veterinary field for over ten years. Her experience includes working at a general practice as well as a specialty referral center including surgery and critical care medicine. Her special interests include surgery, critical care and pain management, emergency medicine, preventive care and public health awareness.  Nicki enjoys spending  time with her husband, who is also a Veterinary Technician  in addition to their large family of rescued pets.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Why I joined the Veterinary field:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        From a young child I have always dreamed of working with animals!  I have been a Veterinary Technician for greater than 10 years working in emergency/ critical care, surgery as well as general practice.  My husband and I enjoy spending time with our large animal family as well as wildlife rescue and rehabilitation.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

  • Technician

    Shanda Mikulewicz

    Shanda has been dedicated to the veterinary field for over nine years. She has an extensive background working at veterinary specialty centers as well as general practice. Shanda has continued her education within the veterinary field through CPR training, a focus on animal behavior and advanced canine training. In spare time Shanda enjoys spending time with her Great Dane Nika, Mini-Dachshunds Penny and Jack Baur and her husband Stan.

  • Technician

    Heather Nelson

    Heather has been devoted to the veterinary field for many years. Heather's experience includes working as a veterinary technician in which she enjoyed exotic medicine, cardiology and opthamology. She especially enjoys working with pet parents assisting with pet parent education. In Heather's spare time she enjoys spending time with her children and going to the beach.

  • Technician

    Pam Bader

    Pam has been a dedicated Veterinary Technician to our family for over ten years. Pam attended the University of North Carolina and received her BA degree. She enjoys Preventive Care, Exotic Medicine and customer service. In her spare time she enjoys spinning, yoga, fishing and paddle boarding. She also enjoys spending time with her husband and Vizsla named Cedar.