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Veterinary Assistants

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Greta Temple

Greta is a valued veteran employee of Roanoke Animal Hospital beginning her veterinary career with Dr. Ricks in 1994.  Over the years, Greta has been promoted to the position of Technician Team Supervisor.  Greta and her team are responsible for taking medical histories of the patients, samples for lab testing, radiographs, doing dental procedures, and assisting with surgeries.  Greta also serves the veterinary team as surgical assistant and assists in soft tissue surgeries.  In 2000, Greta was named Technician of the Year among southeast veterinary hospitals and, after two years of extensive continuing education, received her certification as a veterinary technician assistant.  She serves as the hospital purchasing agent making sure the hospital is always stocked with necessary medical and surgical supplies. hrough her job, Greta has developed a great love for Jack Russell Terriers.  In her own words, she “likes things chaotic.”  For that reason, she owns 2 Jack Russel Terriers: Chaos, an 8 year old and 3 year old Cooper. Outside of the hospital, Greta has a son, Brandon, who is currently attending Halifax Community College. She also likes to spend time working at “Beverlyz,” her sister’s unique shop, where she finds making designer wreaths relaxing.

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Heather Delbridge

Heather has been with Roanoke Animal Hospital since 1997. She is a graduate of Halifax Community College with an Associate's Degree in Applied Science.  Heather also received certification as a veterinary technical assistant.  She is the Lab Supervisor. In her own words, “I love my career. It’s never the same. My job has many varieties in what occurs, from calm-cuddly pets to 911 surgeries and situations.  I really love to come to work each day.”  Heather is affectionately known as “Sarge” because when a task needs to be addressed or an emergency arises with a patient, Heather is a natural leader. Heather has a daughter named Meagan 2 dogs Bane and Rambo and 2 cats, Wiggles and Halo

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Leigh Ann Phillips

 Leigh Ann came to work at Roanoke Animal Hospital in August of 2010.  Leigh Ann says she has a real love of animals, which is evident in her home where she cares for 6 dogs.  Leigh Ann graduated from Halifax Community College in 2003 and has an Associate's Degree in Applied Science.  She has been married to her husband Harold for more than five years and together they have two children, Kember and Wyatt.  In her spare time, Leigh Ann enjoys relaxing at home with her family and pets.  She is pictured with Rocco, a male Alapaha blue-blood bull dog.

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Faith Wallace

Faith returned to Roanoke Animal Hospital in 2010. Prior to 2004, she worked at the hospital as an assistant but took a few years off to enjoy being a stay-at-home mom. Faith is a lifelong residents of the Roanoke Valley and has two daughters and four dogs. When not working or shopping with the girls, Faith enjoys attending motorcycle racing and dirt track racing events. Faith is show here with one-year-old Famous.

Groomers

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Michele Wilson

Michele has been with Roanoke Animal Hospital since July 1997.  She began as a veterinary assistant and held that position for five years.  Upon completing her groomer certification from Eastern Carolina Pet Grooming in Rocky Mount, she began grooming for the hospital in 2002.  Michele’s natural calm and sweet disposition makes her a natural when grooming pets, even the “wiggly” ones.  Her grooming skills and special affinity for animals make magic happen with every client.
Michele married her husband, Tim, in 2005.  She has a son, Joshua, and two step children, Zach and Cameron.  She has several dogs and cats (pictured is Peanut, a Jack Russell mix).  Michelle enjoys spending time with her family and pets, attending the many sports events in which her children are involved

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