Our Staff

Allison Miller – Allison is also a Registered Vet. Tech who graduated from the Gaston Community College’s Vet Tech. program. Allison is in charge of the very tedious job of determining the proper medications for each patient. Allison is our “Charge Nurse” for the clinic and is excellent at what she does!

Michael Guthrie – Michael is our very experienced Vet. Assistant. Michael is responsible for preparing the patients for surgery as well as intake and discharge. No one can lift our big dogs like Michael can! Michael is the father of a young son as well as his rescue pup “LadyBird” who is the clinic mascot.

Brandy Gibson – Brandy is our Vet. Assistant who assists with surgery preparation but her main responsibility is assuring all surgical instruments are sterilized and properly packed for each animal. She also is the one who we refer to as our “cat whisperer” and we have yet to see a cat she can’t handle.

Kathy Cole – Kathy is a Registered Vet. Tech having graduated from the Gaston Community College and the Clinic’s first employee.  Kathy is our “up front” person.  She handles client services and  medical records.  Kathy is very active in animal welfare.  She was a founding member of the Animal League of Gaston County since it’s start in 2002.

Leesa McKeonLeesa McKeon – The clinic general manager relocated back to Gastonia having lived in Cashiers and Asheville, North Carolina for a number of years.  Leesa was very involved in starting the Zoe Marvil Humane Society in Cashiers, N.C. in the 1980’s.  Established in 1987, the new Cashiers-Highlands Humane-Society’s shelter was and still is a “no-kill shelter” in the southern end of Jackson County.  Among many other things, she is very involved with the marketing and advertising of the spay/neuter clinic.

We are very proud of our experienced staff.  Each member of our team is specially trained in the most up-to-date surgical techniques, and all have years of experience.   Our paramount concern is the  health and safety of our patients.

Our clinic is a National Spay Neuter Response Team.  In order to receive the designation, each staff member was required to complete intensive training on high-quality surgical techniques.  Additionally, our veterinarian reviews our procedures to insure that we adhere to the highest standards of medical care.