Rachel M.

Name: Rachel

Position: Pet Care Assistant

Hometown:  Huddleston, VA

Pets: Danny, Doc, and Dale 

More about Rachel: 

  • As a little girl, Rachel always had a love for animals. When she started high school, that love only grew when she started her first job at a vet's office. 
  • Outside of work, Rachel likes to draw, paint, and woodwork. She also enjoys hiking and spending time outdoors. 
  • Rachel has three dogs - Danny, Doc, and Dale. Danny was adopted from a friend, Dale belongs to Rachel's fiance, and Doc was surrendered. 
  • Her favorite vacation spot is Topsail, North Carolina. 

Kaeli D.

Name: Kaeli 

Position: Pet Care Assistant

Hometown:  Grand Rapids, Michigan

Pets: Bitsy, Orange Julius, and Smokey 

More about Kaeli:

  • Kaeli has had animals since she was a kid and cannot imagine her life without a fur baby of some kind. She currently has three pets: Bitsy the dog, Orange Julius the cat, and Smokey the cat. 
  • Outside of work, she enjoys video games (especially The Legend of Zelda), reading, journaling, travel, and going for walks through state parks. 
  • Kaeli's mother volunteers at an avian wildlife rescue in Florida and is one of her biggest inspirations when it comes to caring for animals. 
  • One of her cats, Orange Julius, is a "big orange baby" that Kaeli's mother found when he was just a kitten. He has the sweetest, sassiest personality and always greets people at the door when they arrive. 

Alahna M.

Name: Alahna 

Position: Pet Care Assistant

Hometown:  Hudsonville, Michigan

Pets: Milo and Aspen the cats

More about Alahna:

  • Alahna has always loved animals. She was able to volunteer at an animal hospital in high school and really enjoyed getting to meet all of the animals that they had. 
  • In her free time, you can find Alahna singing, drawing, playing board games with her wife, and playing with her cats. 
  • Her favorite vacation spots are Drummond Island and Cozumel, Mexico. 
  • Alahna's favorite show is One Tree Hill - her favorite movie is Adams Family Values - and her favorite music is country! 

Jena M.

Name: Jena 

Position: Pet Care Assistant

Hometown:  New Boston, Michigan

Education: Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Biology from Grand Valley State University 

Pets: Loki, Bentley, and Tuck 

More about Jena:

  • Jena originally went to school to become an aquatic animal veterinarian. As she progressed in her degree, her passion turned towards researching animal behavior. She now hopes to become a zoologist. 
  • Outside of work, you can find her reading a Colleen Hoover novel or watching a sci-fi film. She enjoys spending time with her roommates and watching movies. She also loves to swim - she actually used to be a varsity swimmer in high school! 
  • Jena has wanted to work with animals since she was a child. Animal Planet was one source that developed her passion for wildlife. She would love to eventually be able to spot the differences in animal behavior by working with them. 
  • She has three pets - Loki (the anxious, but sweet, Jack Russell), Bentley (the sweet, senior Yorkie), and Tuck (a spunky, sassy, mixed mutt). All three are rescues from an animal shelter. 
  • Jena's favorite vacation spot is Myrtle Beach, SC or Florida.