West Brookfield Pet Grooming & Boarding
Kennel SupervisorEd M.
Ed began working at VCA Wickaboag in August 2002. His clear compassion for animals and need to make them feel comfortable while boarding away from home, made him a clear choice to become kennel manager after only a year of working at the hospital. Ed is very active in the greyhound rescue community and shares his home with 2 greyhounds, Aly & Cindy, as well as his wife Deb.
Kennel AssistantAmelia J
Amelia has enjoyed caring for the animals boarding at VCA Wickaboag since 2015. It is her priority to make people's pets comfortable and happy during their stay.
Amelia is a North Brookfield resident currently in her senior year of high school. Growing up, there were always many animals at home for her to help care for. She currently lives with four dogs, three cats, and chickens.
In addition to working as a kennel assistant at VCA Wickaboag, she is also the grooming assistant here on Saturdays as well as a dog trainer at a local training facility.
In her free time, Amelia enjoys playing basketball, going for hikes, and spending time with her animals at home.
Kennel AssistantKim R
Kim's passion for animals has been locked in her heart since the very beginning. Before she can even think about taking care of herself, she was around the house helping take care of her pets at home and dreaming about all of the different jobs she could do with animals; not just helping them, but becoming a voice for them as well. Although she has a long road ahead of her, she says she is lucky enough to begin her journey with animals here at VCA Wickaboag Animal Hospital. You can find Kim helping all over our hospital from assisting Terri the groomer with baths, helping out in our kennel area and even right up front in reception! Kim has completed the education portion of Animal Behavior College's veterinary assistant program, and after her externship is complete, she will begin a new chapter of animal care in her life and believe us, she won't stop there! With a lot of hard work and the care and comfort of all animals in mind, she reports she will do her absolute best to advance even further in the veterinary industry!
Theresa Tomlinson Buckland is an award winning National Certified Master Groomer by the National Dog Grooming Association of America. A Massachusetts native, Terry began her career while still in High School working in her family's salon, and on weekends worked for one of the top Professional Dog Show Handlers in the country, Mr. William Trainer. Terry attended Quinabaug Community College in Connecticut for Business Administration. She now has over forty years of grooming experience including sixteen years of teaching experience. Terry has certified over 400 students and continues her own education by studying with some of the industry's top Professional Handlers, grooming competitors and judges. She attends numerous dog shows, trade shows, and seminars, and has competed in numerous grooming competitions. Terry shows and breeds Standard Poodles under the kennel name Cashmere, and now has three home bred AKC Champions.