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.

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.

Robert, Veterinary Technician

My name is Rob and I am a technician. I love working here and with animals. I have been a tech for 6 years and could not imagine doing anything else as a career. In my time off I play rugby and enjoy being outdoors.

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

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.

Susan, Kennel Technician

Hello! I’m Susan. I have a passion for animals. I’ve been involve with dog and cat rescues for a number of years. I love and care for all animals! I’ve been caring for animals since I was 18. I have done volunteering for horse rescues as well as Bush Wildlife Sanctuary so I have a wide variety of experience with animals! My position here at Animal Care Extraordinaire is taking care of your fur babies while boarding. I am also the bather and I get your babies clean and looking their best! All my current furry friends love me as much as I love them and have plenty of love and kisses while they are in my care! I would love to meet and take care of your babies so come see me for your fur babies baths! The more new furry friends the better!