Pet Care Veterinary Hospital

Licensed Veterinary Technicians

Meet Janyce, Licensed Veterinary Technician

Janyce, LVT, VTS-Dentistry

Five Things Janyce Would Like You To Know About Her.

  1. Janyce has a huge passion for learning. She will research random topics just to explore and gain a full understanding of that topic.
  2. She loves dentistry and anesthesia. She will flip a lip and do an oral exam on any animal she touches.  She has passed on her tooth passion to her kids and they, in turn, have lectured owners about brushing their animal’s teeth.
  3. Janyce will spend a great deal of time researching dentistry and anesthesia topics to share with the Pet Care team. She travels to clinics to train their teams on improving their quality of dentistry and their standards of care.
  4. Her kids fill any spare time she has.  She spends countless hours at her son’s martial arts classes. Her daughter dances and could easily spend most of her days being a fashionista ballerina diva!
  5. In what free time she may have, Janyce give her brain shut down time by watching television or listening to music.

Laura, LVT

Five Things Laura Would Like You To Know About Her.

  1. Laura is that rare creature, a Norfolk native, and will probably always live close to the water.  Being a Navy town, native born Norfolk people are few and far between.
  2. She is a graduate of Northern Virginia Community college, 2016, and received her license shortly after.
  3. Laura has always had a menagerie of different pets growing up. She currently has 3 cats and 2 dogs, almost all of which are rescues.
  4. She has a soft spot for adopting geriatric canines and giving them the best last few years that they may have left.
  5. When not at work, Laura spends her free time reading, gardening, traveling or going on adventures with her daughter.
Meet Laura, Licensed Veterinary Technician
Meet Michaela, Licensed Veterinary Technician

Michaela, LVT

Five Things Michaela Would Like You To Know About Her.

  1. Michaela lives for punny jokes, Spongebob Squarepants references, dogs and reptiles. Her first pet was a bearded dragon named Buddy which sparked her interest for all things scaly.
  2. She was born and raised on the Chowan River in Edenton, NC with her Grandmother. Her love for wildlife began at a young age where she was blessed with having an abundance of exposure to wildlife and having her Godmother by her side to answer millions of questions about all the different birds, turtles, and fish.
  3. In high school the family cat, Scooter, developed an aggressive form of tissue cancer at the age of 18. Her first encounter with Veterinary Medicine was having to bandage her leg daily as the cancer became more and more debilitating and her quality of life diminished. Her family had to make the difficult decision to send Scooter over the Rainbow Bridge.  She has always remembered how she and her family felt and is mindful of those feelings when with clients’ during their Rainbow Bridge moments.
  4. When deciding a career path Michaela took two totally different routes. At the age of 3, Michaela loved ballet and jazz. Not knowing that veterinary nurses existed and not interested in becoming a DVM, she did the only other thing she was passionate about, dancing.  Later, while researching the veterinary field after falling out of dance love, Michaela left the professional company she worked for to attend Central Carolina Community College veterinary technician school. 
  5. In a past life she must have had gills. If she is not at work or home with her two dogs, bunny, and ball python, she can be found fishing or swimming. Though she loves the ocean, she would rather be classified as a fresh water aquatic creature.

Sarah, LVT

Five Things Sarah Would Like You To Know About Her.

  1. Sarah’s passion for veterinary medicine and environmental conservation was sparked during her internships with the Virginia Living Museum and the Virginia Aquarium.  She loves all things furred, feathered, scaled and finned.
  2. An award winning young adult fiction author, Sarah’s adventure series, The Coelacanth project, features 5 Virginia teens and begins right here on the Chesapeake Bay.
  3. When not working or writing, she dotes upon her 3 cats:  Big Kitty, Little Kitty and Meowse.  Sarah and her husband love searching out new places to have fabulous adventures.
  4. Sarah’s favorite animal is a squirrel!  She loves all squirrels – grey squirrels, flying squirrels, red squirrels- and hopes to attend the annual White Squirrel Festival held in Brevard, North Carolina.
  5. One of Sarah’s goals is to one day see the wild puffins in Maine.
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Meet Perry, Licensed Veterinary Technician

Perry, LVT

Five Things Perry Would Like You To Know About Her.

  1. Since graduating from vet tech school (2015), Perry has become a huge veterinary technology/medicine nerd! She is beyond eager to learn everything about this field and truly believes that school never ends for those who love learning!
  2. She is passionate about client education and advocating for animal well-being and mental health in companion animals and those living in captivity or are part of conservation efforts.
  3. Since graduating from vet tech school (2015), Perry has become a huge veterinary technology/medicine nerd! She is beyond eager to learn everything about this field and truly believe that school never ends for those who love learning!
  4. She is passionate about client education and advocating for animal well-being and mental health, both within companion animals and those living in captivity or are part of conservation efforts.
  5. During her time off, she loves to go on adventures with her dog. She enjoys watching a great movie or reading a well-recommended book. However, once the the weather begins to cool, she usually heads to the mountains where she happily camps with her loved ones.

Emily, LVT

Five Things Emily Would Like You To Know About Her.

  1. Emily holds a BS in Marine Biology with a minor in Chemistry from the University of North Carolina – Wilmington, and her LVT from Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College for Veterinary Medical Technology
  2. Her home menagerie consists of 2 dogs, 1 cat and 7 reptiles
  3. The best gift she ever received was from her dad – her love for animals!
  4. The work accomplishment she is most proud of is earning her Veterinary Certification Membership – Avian/Fear Free Pets.
  5. Working with animals is a reward in of itself but seeing their health improve due to what she has done is the best! Not being able to help is her worst feeling ever.
Meet Emily, Licensed Veterinary Technician
Meet Kat Licensed Veterinary Technician

Kat, LVT

Five Things Kat Would Like You To Know About Her.

  1. Kat is a graduate of Old Dominion University, receiving a BA in Journalism and a BS in Biology.  She earned her Licensed Veterinary Technician certification in 2019 from Northern Virginia Community College while working as a Veterinary Assistant here at Pet Care.
  2. Working with animals has always been a passion.  While living in Maryland, Kat was the only Registered Veterinary Technician at the practice which resulted in her honing her medical skills as well as finding out how resourceful and patient she could be on an everyday basis.  
  3. She truly enjoys working with all animals but finds exotics to be especially challenging and rewarding.  
  4. When not at work, you can find Kat walking her two dogs, Zhu Zhu and Foster or playing with kitties Maggie and Minerva.  
  5. One of her goals is to scuba dive with whale sharks in the wild.