Our Careteam

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Sierra
Sierra
Kennel Technician
Sierra is a loving and compassionate member of our Kennel Technician team! She is currently in school for grooming and loves spending time building relationships with our patients. When she is not at work, she can be found trail riding, fishing, hunting and playing tennis (spoiler alert- she was the #1 tennis player on her high school team!). Sierra is valued by her teammates due to her open and honest communication style and kindhearted nature.
Sarah
Sarah
Veterinary Assistant
Sarah has recently joined our team after completing her Veterinary Assistant Externship! She is a quick learner who never hesitates to jump in and help everyone. We can't wait to introduce Sarah to all of our clients!
Janelle
Janelle
Receptionist
Bio coming soon.
Ashley
Ashley
Kennel Technician
Ashley has over 20 years of experience working with animals, and it shows in her deep connection with and compassion for all the animals she watches over! In her spare time you can find her at the beach or snapping photos. Ashley is a stand out member of our team and our kennel could not run without her!
Jordan
Jordan
Veterinary Assistant
Jordan is our newest veterinary assistant, but she has felt like a natural part of the team since her very first day. She has several years of experience in veterinary medicine, has completed her veterinary technology degree, and has a deep compassion for her patients and their owners. Outside of work, Jordan loves spending time with her husband and two dogs.
Courtney
Courtney
Licensed Veterinary Technician
Courtney grew up in California but has fortunately settled in North Carolina with her husband, 2 boys, and super handsome dog Bane. While she has recently joined the Academy family, she is far from new to veterinary medicine and has been a registered veterinary technician since 2011. She has a passion for dental care, herding breeds, and spending her weekends at BMX parks with her kids. We are thankful that Courtney has joined us to provide excellent patient care!
Krishus
Krishus
Receptionist
Kris is an incredibly kindhearted person who grew up rescuing a variety of animals and has always known that she would join the veterinary team. After working a few years as a veterinary assistant, Kris ventured into animal training for exotic and marine mammals until she moved to Spring Lake and joined the Academy team. When not loving on her cute furry patients, she enjoys evening walks with her German Shepard and taste testing food at all the local restaurants.
Christa
Christa
Head Technician
While she is a new member of our team, Christa has over 15 years of experience providing quality patient care, leading surgery, and overseeing advanced procedures. Her passion for veterinary medicine and her attention to detail make her a great asset to Academy Pet Hospital. Join us in welcoming her to our staff!
Laura
Laura
Office Manager
Is a hands on manager who jumps in frequently to help wherever she is needed in the hospital. She is a compassionate, caring, and always looks for ways to improve our practice for employees, clients, and pets. When not at work, Laura can be found enjoying mountain time, kayaking, and hiking with her husband and 3 pups.
Alex
Alex
Veterinary Assistant
A compassionate educator for our clients. Alexandra knows how important our patients are to their families and wants to ensure that every owner has access to care for their pet. Newly married, when she is off the clock she can be found spending time with her husband and cats, Amber and baby Grant. Our team is made better by Alex’s positive energy, sense of humor, and determination to see things through.
Annie
Annie
Veterinary Assistant
Began working in the kennel area of the hospital while training to become a veterinary technician. Annie believes that our role is to serve as the advocates for our patients and provide them with comfort as well as care. On her personal time, Annie is often accessorizing with her incredibly adorable dog Taz. Our team relies on Annie’s endless patience, compassion, and understanding of animal behavior.
Jessica
Jessica
Receptionist
Jessica came to our reception team from human medicine and she isn’t looking back. She enjoys learning about veterinary care and sharing that knowledge with our customers on a daily basis. When she is not at work, she can be found loving on her 3 huskies or spending time with her friends. Her teammates appreciate how giving and understanding Jessica is and value her open communication.
Dawn
Dawn
Receptionist
Bubbly team player. Dawn has been at Academy Pet Hospital since the very beginning and has deeply cared about so many of our clients and pets! Although she typically works in our reception area, she is cross trained in all areas of the hospital and enjoys working with patients. Dawn's heart is in everything that she does (which is a lot) and her desire to help others is what makes her teammates sing her praises.
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