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.


Megan Dorman, Veterinary Technician

I have a great passion for animals and have been involved with taking care of them for over 15 years by working, volunteering or fostering. Helping animals is my favorite thing to do! I have 4 dogs, 2 ferrets and a fish!


William, Veterinary Technician

William is a very experienced technician that came to us from a management position at another hospital. He decided to take a step back to spend more time with his family. He enjoys his spare time spending it with his three children and his wife. William has been working in the veterinary field for over 10 years. His love for animals came from growing up in a local veterinary practice and starting his first job there. William was also in 4-H for 5 years before starting his career in veterinary medicine.



Robert, Veterinary Technician

I’ve been in the vet field as an assistant since 18 and love what I do. Now as a technician I hope to take care of our friends here for a long time.

Ariel Jordan, Veterinary Assistant

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.


Mackenzie, Receptionist

I’m Mackenzie, I’m a new receptionist here and I have a passion for helping animals. I’m a recent graduate of USF. And I have a 1 and 1/2 year old pointer mix named Strider who’s my best friend.


Brittney, Receptionist

Brittney, Receptionist

Brittney is a experienced receptionist and ready to assist in anyway. When Brittney is not working, she enjoys being with her partner Ryan and son Dylan. Brittney has two cats Lucus and Fiona and an English Bulldog named Mazzy.