Staff

  • Alena E.
    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.

  • Alicia H.
    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.

  • Katelyn B.
    Veterinary Assistant

    Katelyn joined the Animal Kingdom family near the end of 2020. She is from Greensboro NC where she currently has multiple family pets which include a German Shep-radore named Murphy, two kitties named Boy Kitty and Girl Kitty, Gus the guinea pig and Clarence the fish.
    As well as attending NC State to earn her bachelor’s degree in Animal Science, she also fosters for the SPCA and has her own fur-baby named “Cinnaman” who she lives with in Raleigh.
    Katelyn plans on applying to vet school after graduation and in her free time loves to tackle DIY projects, read (Stephen King mostly), and referee soccer for NCFC and the local high schools in the Triangle Area. 


  • Kristen K.
    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 at NCSU.
       Kristen has been in the veterinary field for over 12 years. Currently, Kristen lives with her husband David and her three cats Bear, Goose, 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.

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Holiday Hours

Monday:

7:30 am - 5:30 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am - 7:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am - 7:00 pm

Closing Noon 12/24 and 12/31

Friday:

7:30 am - 5:30 pm

Closed 12/25 and 1/1

Saturday:

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Closed 12/26 and 1/2

Sunday:

Closed