Meet the Staff

Familiar & New Faces Alike

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Amber Sipes

Amber Sipes had been employed with the former Trillium Pet Care since 2006, acquiring 14+ years of experience in pet grooming and care. She has over 10 years of experience as a canine obedience instructor, therapy dog tester, and is a certified Canine Good Citizen (CGC) evaluator with the AKC as well as a therapy dog evaluator. Striving to be involved in the dog world as much as possible, Amber has titled and trained dogs in multiple venues such as conformation, obedience, barn hunt, coursing ability, search & rescue, Rally obedience, and therapy dog (TDI). She is currently training and working with her personal dogs Vintage, Cliché, and Extra, all Standard Poodles, in agility, obedience, conformation, and scent work. Roman, her Doberman Pinscher, is now happily retired. She is also the proud owner of Vintage Country Pet Resort.

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Katie Sayers

Katie had been employed with the former Trillium Pet Care since 2011, acquiring 7+ years of experience in pet grooming and care. She is currently the head groomer at VCPR as well as a certified CGC & S.T.A.R. Puppy evaluator. Katie has titled and trained her personal dogs, Larry, an All American, Sequin, and Gossip, both Standard Poodles, in multiple venues such as obedience, rally obedience, barn hunt, agility, scent work, and therapy dog. Larry is now happily retired. She is currently focusing on agility and obedience with the girls.

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Lauren Chikosky

Lauren had been employed with the former Trillium Pet Care since 2016, acquiring 4+ years of experience in pet care. She is the head kennel attendant and receptionist. Lauren has titled and trained her personal dogs, Shock, a Border Collie, Cherry, a Border Collie, Kahlua, an Akita, and Zephyr, an All-American, in multiple venues such as conformation, obedience, barn hunt, coursing ability, rally obedience, dock diving, agility, and scent work. She is currently focusing on coursing ability, agility, herding, and obedience

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Claudia Thompson

Claudia had been employed with the former Trillium Pet Care since 2008, acquiring 12+ years of experience in pet care. She has been a loyal jack of all trades, working as a kennel attendant, bather, grooming prepper, and a (retired)groomer. She does not currently have any pets but loved her past dogs Grace, an All American, May, a German Shepherd, and Belle, an English Bulldog, very much. 

Gail Beatty

Gail Beatty

Gail had been employed with the former Trillium Pet Care since 2010, acquiring 8+ years in pet care and hygiene. She is a kennel attendant and the master cleaner of VCPR. Gail rescued her dog Ben, an All American, from Orphans of the Storm in 2015 and also has two cats, Mama & Tux. She is an avid animal lover and strives to give all of our guests the VIP treatment.

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Kendra Draa

Kendra has been employed with VCPR since August 2020 as a full-time kennel attendant and part-time bather. She is currently focusing her time on her career. Kendra currently owns Scout, an Australian Cattle Dog, and two German Shorthaired Pointers, Beau & Tuck. 

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Darla Kinnan

Darla has been employed with VCPR since February 2019 as a part-time kennel attendant. She is an extremely hard worker, always wears a smile, and is a guest favorite. Darla has completed Obedience classes with her personal dog Diesel, an All American, and plans to take them in the future with Cash, an English Bulldog. She loves the guests like her own.

🐾 In loving memory of Abbey 2019.

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Gaylene Kennedy

Gaylene has been employed with VCPR since August 2021 as a part-time kennel attendant. She is a hard worker with a chipper to-do attitude. Gaylene currently owns her personal dogs at home and loves the guests just the same. 

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Angela Thompson

Angie was a former employee of Trillium Pet Care who has now come back to work with us at VCPR starting June 2022. She is a hardworking animal lover who makes the guests feel right at home. Angie currently owns Gwaine, an Australian Shepherd mix.

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Jenni Ashbaugh

Jen has been employed since March 2022 as a part-time kennel attendant. Jen has completed obedience class with her current dog Annie, an All-American. She has a lot of love to give our guests and they love her right back!