Dee has a Bachelor of Science in Animal Technology from Quinnipiac College, and received her Connecticut AHT certification and AALAS certifications at the LAT level following her graduation. She has previously worked at the Boehringer Ingelheim’s Animal Resource Center for 11 years. Dee then moved to San Diego with her husband where she was employed as the Veterinary Service Coordinator at the Salk Institute where she earned her RVT certification. Later, a position at St. Jude Children’s Hospital for her husband brought them here to Memphis where she has worked at Gentle Care Animal Hospital for the past 16 years. Dee’s primary focus is to assist with canine reproduction services offered here at Gentle Care Animal Hospital.
Debbie started working at Gentle Care Animal Hospital in April 2007. She studied Animal Science at UT Martin, choosing veterinary technician as her career. Her first job in a veterinary hospital was in 1986. She has worked in every area in a veterinary hospital, from kennel, to vet tech, to receptionist. Debbie is in charge of inventory control. Semen freezes, dentals and cesarean sections are some of her major interests in our hospital. She also enjoys working with surgery and sick patient recovery.
Debbie has one daughter, Mallory, who also works in animal health. Most of her spare time is spent with her two grandchildren, Cheyenne and Knox. They like to shop, go to the zoo and paint together. Debbie also likes crafts and rehabbing furniture.
The most important fur baby in her life is Allie. Allie is an American bully and is four years young. Debbie got Allie as a six week old puppy and later found out she is deaf. Allie is very entertaining, loves everyone she meets and enjoys coming to the hospital to visit.
Brandon started working at Gentle Care in 2010. Brandon started in the kennel and now works as a vet tech at the hospital. Brandon has always had a passion and love for helping animals. Brandon was born and raised in Memphis and is a big fan of the Tennessee Titans and the Grizzlies. Outside of work he likes to spend time with his girlfriend of two and a half years, and sharing time with his friends and family. Brandon has one pet named Big Meech who he loves very much.
Mallory began working at Gentle Care in 2016. She studied Animal Science and Pre-Veterinary Medicine at the University of Tennessee at Martin for three years and intends to continue her studies at the University of Memphis. As an avid animal lover, Mallory has known from childhood that she would have a future in the animal care industry. Gentle Care is her first professional step on her long journey to become a veterinarian. In her free time she likes to read, watch movies and build model figurines.
Heather has been with the clinic since August of 2006. She started as a kennel assistant and later became cross trained as a receptionist and vet tech. She loves doing lab work and is responsible for Gentle Care’s participation in the Morris Animal Foundation’s Canine Lifetime Health Study. Gentle Care Animal Hospital has the most participants in their region for this study thanks to Heather! In her spare time away from work, Heather enjoys volunteering with her dog for Midsouth Therapy Dogs and Friends. Bourbon and Heather have been a therapy team for over 2 years and together they have done visits at LeBonheur Outpatient Rehab, Lakeside, Ronald McDonald House and Baptist PEDS. She also enjoys training her other two dogs, Percy and Julep, in obedience.
Lindsey has been with Gentle Care since the summer of 2015. Lindsey started working as a kennel assistant and went to school to become a veterinary technician. Lindsey makes sure the animals are cared for with the same regard as she would have for her own pets. She so very enjoys her job.
Laura has been a technician at Gentle Care Animal Hospital since 2015 after moving from her home in the state of Alaska. In high school, she started her first job at a vet clinic and has been in the field ever since. She studied Biology at the University of Fairbanks Alaska and took the National Vet Tech Exam to become a licensed technician in 2008. After moving to Memphis, Laura continued on with studies, earned a BS degree in Biology and is currently in the process of applying to veterinary school. Transitioning to Memphis, Laura brought her Cattle dog, Labrador, and homebred Warmblood. Horses have always been a a passion and when she's not working she's training her mare for dressage and jumper disciplines. When working, Laura loves her job being able to work with the animals both sick and healthy. Special interests include surgery, such as orthopedics, and hopes to one day become a veterinarian.
Alicia grew up in Bartlett, TN and is very active in her church, as well as, with her family. She has a younger sister whom she loves dearly along with 2 brothers, and 5 dogs. She started working at Gentle Care in the kennel and has now moved up as a vet tech. She has an associates degree in early childhood education, but her true passion is working with animals. She plans to return to school to pursue her degree in veterinarian medicine.