Karen Gayton, Practice Manager

Karen, along with our other receptionists, is our official greeter. Since 2000, she has been with Animal Care Extraordinaire making clients feel welcome and assisting in providing efficient service. Karen is married with two children. In addition to work, she enjoys primitive camping, hiking, geocaching and playing with her five grandchildren.

Gabby Lord, Veterinary Technician

Gabby is an experienced Veterinary Technician 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

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.

Dakota Hardy, Veterinary 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.

Shauntel Duncan, Veterinary Technician and Receptionist

Born and raised in South Florida. Took an interest in animals at a very young age. From owning cats and dogs, and a variety of exotic pets. Experience in the Veterinary field since 2005. Special interest include small animal dentistry and patient care. Outside of work hobbies include being outdoors. Being at the beach, fishing, hiking and anything and everything Florida outdoors offers!

Ariel Jordan, Kennel Technician and Receptionist

My passion is animal care. I love the time I spend with the clients pets. In my free time I enjoy outdoor activities and spending time at the beach with my dog.