Carol Suggs, Receptionist, Team member since 2007: My love for animals has been in my blood since I can remember. When other kids were playing dress up or teacher, I was playing veterinarian. My passion turned into reality the day I applied at a veterinary clinic I passed every day on the way home. I was called for an interview and the rest is history- that was March 1990! My current family includes 3 cats, a dog, and fish: Leo, my brown tabby, Emily my sassy tortie and Sophie, the wayward lemon. I love them more than words as does the entire Cat Care staff! Ellie, my labrador mix, two 2-footed children, Connor and Jack round out the rest. I love veterinary medicine and am lucky to have the extended family here with all our feline patients and look forward to caring for your furry friends as if they were my own!
Lynn Birr, Licensed Veterinary Technician, Team member since 2008: I graduated from the Veterinary Technician program at Macomb Community College and have been working with animals for over ten years. My very first job was at Best Friends Pet Resort; I was there for five years. After I left Best Friends, I got my first job at a veterinary clinic as an assistant. I absolutely fell in love with helping nurse animals back to health. I enjoyed working with cats and wanted to pursue working in a feline only clinic which lead me to Cat Care.
My husband and I have three furry children; my oldest is Roscoe, who is a Siberian Husky. Hooie looks like a Maine Coon and is the middle child. Last but not least is the tabby baby, Tinkerbell. I love working with cats and feel honored to experience meeting owners who love and adore their feline friends as much as I do.
Hayley Carpenter, Practice Manager, Team member since 2014: I graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor's of Science in Zoology. Taking care of all of our feline patients is rewarding and engaging, and meeting everyone's furry family members is my favorite part of my job. I started at Cat Care in 2014 as an assistant, and became practice manager in 2016. I am extremely grateful to be working in a hospital with such wonderful colleagues, and awesome clients.
I have two cats (right now): Nymeria (also known as Nymmie or Noodle) and Ghost (also known as Goose or Goobers). They are a handful and get into trouble on a daily basis, but I couldn't see my life without them. I like snow, the color green (Go State!), and biking.
Vicki Mastny, Licensed Veterinary Technician, Team member since 2014: I have been in the veterinary field for twenty years and I don't regret a day that I came into this profession; I love my job. I worked at a dog/cat practice for 17 years before joining Cat Care. I had always enjoyed taking the cat appointments at my previous position, so now I get to enjoy my job even more.
I have a Labrador at home as well as two wonderful cats. Panda is a domestic long hair, who is beautiful and affectionate. There is Pickles who is more clumsy then you would think a cat should be, but just as loveable as he throws himself to the ground to have his belly rubbed.Outside of work, I love gardening in the summer and reading in the winter. I also love to travel. I have been to some amazing places and hope I can continue to visit new places in the future.
Rachel Stanko, Licensed Veterinary Technician, Team Member since 2017: I had no animal medical history at all, but I knew I wanted to be a vet tech since I took a career test in middle school. During my classes at Baker College, I completed an internship at another cat clinic and was hooked before I graduated in 2014After getting married, I decided to leave the small animal practice I was at and pursue a career in just feline medicine, and I am loving it! There's just something so rewarding and challenging about cats.
I personally have 3 cats: Zoey, Bosco, and Kitten. They are looked over by my rescue dog Winry and "little brother" Gwapo.
Kayla Parks, Veterinary Assistant and Receptionist, Team Member since 2018: I’ve always had a love of animals, big and small, and I’m so happy that I get to make a career out of that love. I have been working with exotic and domestic animals since 2013 when I starting working as a zookeeper at the Saginaw Children’s Zoo. After moving closer to family, I was welcomed into the Cat Care Crew with open arms. Working with people who are crazy about cats makes everyday a joy.
I have two pets of my own, a Boston terrier named Oreo and a short haired tortoiseshell named Gretchen Weiners.
Michelle Vidor, Veterinary Assistant and Receptionist, Team Member since 2018: I started working as a veterinary assistant/receptionist at Cat Care in 2018 but started working in the veterinary field in 2014, after receiving my veterinary assistant certification from Ross medical the same year. Before starting in the veterinary field, I worked as an EMT and for a medical monitoring company. I enjoy being able to help people but have always had a special place in my heart for animals, especially cats. I recently lost a cat I had had since she was 6 weeks old to oral cancer. It was very difficult to lose her after 15 years but now I am lucky enough to have Charlie, a great cat who I first met when she was just a few weeks old who officially became my little girl this past October at 6 months of age.
Andrew Wroblewski, Licensed Veterinary Technician, Team Member since 2018: I have always been an animal person. Growing up I had a variety of pets ranging from cats and dogs to lizards and guinea pigs. I became an LVT because it combined two of my passions: medicine and animals.