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.

Miranda Cicchetti, Receptionist 

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.

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.

Mallory Sullivan – Veterinary Technician

Mallory recently graduated from the University of Florida with her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science. It has always been her dream to become a veterinarian, and she hopes to eventually attend UF’s veterinary school. She enjoy’s snorkeling, boating, scuba diving, and pretty much anything on the water. She has a rottweiler named Guiness and cat named Kaia.

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.


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.