Our Team

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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.
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.
Jennifer
Jennifer
Receptionist
While you may not recognize her face, Jennifer is often the voice that our clients hear most often. Jennifer chose veterinary medicine because she enjoys working with our appreciative clients AND their equally wonderful furbabies. When she is not at the clinic she can be found spending quality time with her nieces or her adorable pit mix Emma. Our team looks to Jennifer daily for her leadership, understanding, and sense of humor.
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.
Victoria
Victoria
Receptionist
The newest member of the Academy Pet Hospital Family. Although she recently joined us, Victoria has years of experience as a veterinary reception team member. She always embraces a challenge and has experience with a number of exotic animals, including sugar gliders and snakes. Our team is so thankful to have Victoria with us!
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.
Ilana
Ilana
Veterinary Assistant
Deeply compassionate member of our Veterinary Assistant team. Working in veterinary medicine is a passion for Ilana that allows her to provide quality care to both pets and clients. Outside of work Ilana enjoys spending time with her family and participating in Suicide Prevention outreach. Our team values Ilana’s positive attitude and genuine love for our patients.
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.
Kathryn
Kathryn
Veterinary Assistant
Kathryn is the newest member of the veterinary assistant team at Academy. She is a shining star of positive energy, compassionate care, and kindness who always takes extra time to give our patients the love they deserve. Outside of the clinic she is typically spending time with her fiancé or pets, Mali and Ming.
Allora
Allora
Veterinary Assistant
As a part time veterinary assistant and full time student, Allora is not a face you will see every day; however, you can be sure that when you do there will be a smile on it.
Dr. Ryan Reid
Dr. Ryan Reid
Owner / Director of Facility Services
Dr. Ryan Reid was a member of the 4-H Club while growing up, and his experience helping to care for and raise his Polled Hereford Steer, Big Red, made a permanent impression. The steer arrived at Dr. Reid’s family ranch in the summer of 1991, sick with a severe respiratory disease. After eight months of an intense daily healthcare routine—which included medications and prescription feed, high-powered fans to help lower the steer’s temperature, regular bathing, and more—Big Red recovered and was healthy enough to place second in the race for Grand Champion! Dr. Reid saw firsthand what the power of proper animal healthcare could do, and he hasn’t looked back since.

Dr. Reid is originally from Cedar Creek, Texas, where he grew up as the oldest of four siblings. He attended Texas A&M University to earn his degree in biomedical science, and obtained his Master’s degree in public health at the University’s School of Public Health. Next, Dr. Reid earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Minnesota’s College of Veterinary Medicine.

After his schooling, Dr. Reid decided to serve his country as a member of the United States Army. He spent seven years on active duty as a Veterinary Corps Officer, and is currently a veterinarian in the U.S. Army Reserves! After his active-duty service, Dr. Reid entered into the world of private practice. He and his wife, Dr. Shannon Poole, also own Cross Creek Animal Hospital. Dr. Reid has been serving the pets and animal owners of the Fayetteville area since 2014!

Outside of his interests in the veterinary care world, Dr. Reid is an avid marathon runner—his crowning achievement thus far was completing the Walt Disney World Dopey Challenge in 2016, in which he ran 48.3 miles over four days!—and also loves to travel. He and his wife have been to Finland, Denmark, Russia, Italy, and Malaysia thus far, and he hopes to visit Alaska in the near future.

At home, Drs. Reid and Poole share their lives with two dogs, a Border Collie named Diablo and Watson the Sheep Dog, as well as three Maine Coon cats: Sherlock, Tamale, and Mayhem.
Brittany
Brittany
Boarding
Innovative thinker who genuinely adores yoga and spending time with our boarding pets . Our team is so thankful to have welcomed Brittany this year- her presence brightens up our days! She says “I didn’t choose the dog life; the dog life chose me”.
Dr. Janet Johnston
Dr. Janet Johnston
Associate Veterinarian
Dr. Janet Johnston is a pet owner herself, and she knows exactly how she would like her own animal companions to be treated at the vet’s office. She makes it her mission to offer that same level of care for every patient and pet owner that she meets! Dr. Johnston is proud to help pets and animal parents as a member of the veterinary team here at Academy Pet Hospital.

Dr. Johnston graduated from the University of Findlay in 2005 with her pre-veterinary degree and a chemistry minor, then headed to Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine to earn her Doctorate. She graduated in 2009 and moved to North Carolina that year, and with the help of several well-established small-animal practitioners in Fayetteville, transitioned from equine medicine into small-animal care. It wasn’t long before Dr. Johnston joined the Academy Pet Hospital team, where we are happy to have her as a member of our family!

Dr. Johnston’s clinical interests include wound management, lameness evaluation and treatment, and soft-tissue surgery. Dr. Johnston is certified in veterinary acupuncture and is even a current member of the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS).

When she’s not helping pets here at the clinic, Dr. Johnston likes playing tennis, hiking and camping, woodworking, dabbling in arts and crafts, and traveling. She’s also an avid horseback rider and even trains ex-racehorses to be hunter and jumper prospects. Dr. Johnston lives in the country with her husband, daughter, a pair of dogs, and three horses.
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