Amanda Allex, Hospital Administrator

A native of Stuart, FL, Amanda is a 2008 graduate of the University of Florida, with a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Education and Communications. Amanda enjoys riding and training horses. She has a blue tick coonhound, Cayenne, and a pet pig, Fiona.

Karen Gayton, Lead Receptionist

Karen, along with our other receptionists, is our official greeter. She endeavors to make our clients feel welcome and to assist you in providing efficient service. Karen is married with 2 children. She has 4 dogs – Ariel, Jester, Ellie and Emily; 4 cats – Sera, Monkey, Timmy and Lil Cat and 2 snakes – Jack and Alice.

Gabby Lord, Veterinary Technician

Gabby is an experienced veterinary receptionist who enjoys interacting with our clients. When Gabby is not working, she is spending time on her ranch taking care of chickens, ducks, pigs, and cows. She has a puppy named Remi and 2 cats, Layla and Oliver.


Heather Mihalko, Veterinary Technician, Inventory Specialist

Heather oversees our pharmacy and laboratory. Her duties include ordering supplies for our office and our clients. If there is something you need, please do not hesitate to contact her. She has 2 children and 2 dogs.

Jessica Parker, Veterinary Technician

Jessica “P” is an experienced veterinary technician with a strong interest in emergency medicine. She is married with 1 child. Jessica has 2 dogs and 1 cat.

Rachelle White, Veterinary Technician

Rachelle is an avid animal lover owning 1 dog, 3 cats, a rabbit and fish! She is an experienced veterinary technician who has been at Animal Care Extraordinaire for a number of years. Rachelle is married with 2 children and enjoys swimming and snorkeling.

Dakota Hardy, Kennel Technician

Animal lover Dakota works tirelessly to ensure that your pet receives loving care while boarding with us. Dakota has 2 dogs – Brandi and Bear, 2 cats – Spade and Cricket and a parrot – Mango. Dakota is currently attending college studying business.

Nicole Bowman, Veterinary Technician

Native to Stuart, FL. Has been a veterinary technician for the past 7 years. When not working, loves to spend time with her 2 boys and fiancé. Loves the beach and just about anything to do with the outside or water.


Linda Motz, Lead Kennel Concierge

Linda is our Kennel Supervisor and Kennel Concierge. She supports our clients and their pets with obedience training. Linda loves working with animals and has been a pet “mommy” to her beloved German Shepherds for over 35 years.


Janet Reker, Kennel Concierge

Janet has 23 years experience in the care of animals and loves every one of them. She has been working with Animal Care Extraordinaire for over 6 years, keeping our kennel fresh and clean and making sure all of our furry friends get their exercise, medications and, above all else, the love and care they need and deserve.

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Kyra Lollar, Groomer

I had worked my way through college as a dog bather in a pet store and loved every minute of it. I enjoyed seeing animals every day, found their presence to be therapeutic and even inspirational and loved having a creative outlet for my artistic abilities. Remembering this was the only job that I had looked forward to every morning, I decided to enroll in grooming school! Over the last 5 years, I have acquired grooming management skills, attended multiple grooming shows and seminars to stay current with the latest trends, worked in multiple salons earning the title of “senior stylist.” I’ve also created essential oil blends for fur clients with special needs.