• Alena
    Office Manager / Senior Technician
    Alena joined the Animal Kingdom family in 1998 when she helped to open the hospital. She is a long time resident of Cary, having moved here at the age of 13. Alena attended West Cary Middle and Cary High School before heading off to North Carolina State where she earned a B.S. in Zoology. She then chose a career as a Veterinary Technician and later joined Animal Kingdom.

    She is happily married to her husband of over 20 years and has 2 beautiful daughters. She has several four legged babies including 7 cats and a rabbit

    In her spare time she enjoys loving on her babies both furred and un-furred, gardening, reading, cooking with her daughters, spending time with her husband and the never ending task of home improvement.

  • Kristen
    Veterinary Assistant

    Kristen hails most recently from Seattle and is enjoying the abundance of sunshine that North Carolina offers. She joined the Animal Kingdom family in January of 2016. She is finishing up her degree in the quest for a future veterinary degree. Kristen has been in the veterinary field for over 10 years. Currently, Kristen lives with her husband David and her three cats Bear, Nigel, and Yoji. Keeping four boys in line is a full time job in itself. Her spare time is devoted to crafts like leather working, sewing, and costume construction. Her other favorite activities are camping, hiking and baking.

  • Alicia
    Veterinary Assistant

    Alicia has been a member of the Animal Kingdom family since August of 2013. Prior to her work here, she volunteered for Noah's Landing in Coats for 8 years as a Zookeeper, Tour Guide, Camp Counselor and eventually Camp Director. Her heart is with exotic animals, especially rabbits. She has been a licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator specializing in Eastern Cottontail Rabbits for over 5 years.  Together with her husband and parents they currently have 15 pets along with a varying number of wildlife at any given time. Her dogs are Hope and Wilson. Her cats are Lily, Maia and Elsie. Her rabbits are Adelina Mae, Remy, Carl, Cole and Clementine along with 3 non-releaseable wild rabbits Spinny, Blue and Quasimodo. She also has a cockatoo named Sophie.

  • Diamesha
    Veterinary Assistant

    Diamesha became a member of the team in February 2018. She is originally from Greenville, NC and moved to Raleigh to attend North Carolina State University. At NC State she majors in Animal Science and is a part of the class of 2019. Diamesha plans to go to vet school and become a mixed animal veterinarian. At home Diamesha has one pet currently, a Shih Tzu named Slater. In her free time she enjoys watching Animal Planet, spending time with her family, and enjoying life!

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