Karen Gayton, Practice Manager

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.

Miranda Cicchetti, Veterinary Technician

Miranda has worked in the veterinary field for the past five years and has always had a passion for animals. Miranda has become well trained in all areas of the hospital. Miranda has two fur babies at home, China and Boston. She believes this kind of work is just “something that fills your heart without trying.”

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.


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.