Our Staff

Allison Brooks – Allison is a Registered Veterinarian Technician. She 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! Allison was born in Pensacola, FL but moved to Gastonia, NC in 1998 with her family. She graduated from Hunter Huss High School in 2006 and from Gaston College’s Veterinary Technician Program in 2009. She has been working as a RVT since. Allison enjoys playing volleyball, shopping and spending time with friends and family. Allison married her husband, Josh Brooks, on October 27, 2017. Together they love to travel and cheer on the South Carolina Gamecocks!

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 volunteers at many animal-welfare events and works with several rescue groups in the county. Michael also is a consultant to the Board of Directors for the Animal League of Gaston County.

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. Brandy is the mother of two grown children and four fur babies.

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.

Ali Medlin – Ali recently joined our staff as a Vet Assistant. She graduated from Ashbrook High School and attended Gaston Community College and Central Piedmont Community College, having received associate degrees in Medical Office Administration and Paralegal Studies. Ali is an Army veteran and a trained EMT. She is the mother of four children and has three pet “kids”. We are happy to have her on our team.

Terry Albright Kenny – Terry is our Executive Director. She was instrumental in raising funds to start the spay/neuter clinic and has been our director since the clinic opened in 2009. Although Terry is an attorney, she spends most of her time working to improve animal welfare. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Wake Forest School of Law.

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.