Megan is a veterinary technician here at Morrisville Cat Hospital. She has worked in many capacities in the hospital since 2005 when she started part time. She started as a kennel technician, then a receptionist, then a technician assistant before becoming a full time technician. Her background is in Zoology and Conservation, with a specific interest in Madagascar and lemurs. She works here at Morrisville Cat Hospital because it is important for her to work somewhere that makes a difference. She loves working with a team of people who care and do their best every day to provide the best possible care to our patients and clients. She loves getting to know the patients, some of which she has known from kittens into their senior years, and the ongoing relationships we have with the clients. Even though the job is exhausting some weeks, she said there is no better feeling than helping a sick patient and then watching them go home once they are feeling better!
April joined the Morrisville Cat Hospital in August 2010. She started working in the veterinary field in high school doing kennel work. She attended North Carolina State University and majored in Zoology. While attending college, April began working at an emergency clinic in Raleigh. She continued to work there even after college and spent a total of 7 years there. April also spent a year at a research laboratory and a spay/neuter clinic. She has four pets total: 2 cats and 2 dogs. She enjoys hiking with her dogs, camping, traveling and baking.
Chris is currently a student at North Carolina State University studying animal science. Chris will be graduating in the Spring with a BS in Animal Science and plans to apply to vet school to work towards his DVM. Chris joined the team at Morrisville Cat Hospital in August of 2009 and has been enjoying it ever since! He has been in the veterinary field for a number of years and primarily concentrates on working with cats and dogs. In his spare time you can find Chris hitting the books, on the racquetball court, or hanging out with his cat, Toto.
Megan has worked at MCH since 2016 as a Technician and could not be happier! Megan is originally from California, made the move to North Carolina in high school, and recently moved to Durham from Raleigh. Megan has always loved animals and has dreamed of working in the veterinary field her whole life. She graduated with her A.A.S. in Veterinary Medical Technology from Central Carolina Community College in 2016 and is RECOVER CPR certified.
One day, Megan hopes to one day obtain a veterinary technician specialty in feline medicine. She has a strong passion for anesthesia and looking at everything possible under the microscope. She really enjoys making a positive difference in the lives of her patients and their owners.
Outside of work, Megan enjoys hanging out with her cats and family, tending to her houseplants, reading, hiking, and watching reruns of The Office. Megan has four cats: Mason, Pig, Louie, and Olive (AKA Miss Kitty, a former clinic cat at MCH)!
Originally from California, Kaeleigh moved to North Carolina while still in school. Kaeleigh has been a part of the nursing staff at Morrisville Cat Hospital since 2012. She trained as a veterinary assistant during her undergraduate study at NC State. She later transitioned to a full time veterinary nursing position once she graduated with her B.S. in Zoology. A lover of all sorts of animals, Kaeleigh gained a larger appreciation for felines after learning more about their health and behavioral needs. Kaeleigh was trained from the ground up solely using gentle handling techniques, and is grateful to be a part of a team that provides low stress care for their feline patients.
Kaeleigh is particularly interested in feline nutrition and behavior, as well as client education and skill training. She can often be found looking at nutritional analyses of various diets and previously helped incorporate more food enrichment recommendations to the clinic after attending the 2016 AAFP conference with Dr. Simpson. Kaeleigh is passionate about ensuring clients feel comfortable with the treatment plans for their cats and enjoys demonstrating and teaching various techniques to provide provide cat owners with the confidence and skills they need to successfully medicate and care for their cats at home.
When not working at the clinic, Kaeleigh enjoys frequenting the local movie theaters, playing video games, and snuggling with her own cats at home. Kaeleigh has two cats, Luke and Chewy, that she adopted from Morrisville Cat Hospital when they were kittens.
Shawnee is a Veterinary Technician at Morrisville Cat Hospital. She grew up in southwest Virginia as a Hokie and just recently re-located to North Carolina with her husband in the summer of 2014. Growing up, Shawnee was always the little girl who frequently brought new strays home with her. She loves to nurture and care for various creatures of all kinds but cats have a special place in her heart. She currently has 2 black cats of her own at home, named Terra and Vader, and a backyard full of domestic ducks. When Shawnee isn’t pampering your kitties here at MCH she is at home playing with her ducks. She is known as the “duck momma” in her neighborhood and even has a duck blog called, “It’s A Hard Duck Life.”
Vinita is currently an undergraduate studying Animal Science at North Carolina State University. Originally from New Jersey, she moved down South to pursue a higher education and is loving the warmer weather! At NC State, she works as an pre-veterinary advising intern and coordinator for an internship with the local shelter. Vinita is also currently a foster mom for a dog and a few kittens with the Wake County Animal Center. In her free time, she loves to go sailing, play tennis, and eat ice cream.
Jennifer joined the MCH team in October, 2006 after spending 5 years working at another veterinary hospital as a Kennel Caretaker, Veterinary Assistant and Veterinary Receptionist. With her gentle spirit and deep compassion, she found the veterinary field a natural fit for her. She has always felt a connection with animals, and enjoys meeting every cat that comes in the hospital. Jennifer’s favorite thing about working at MCH has always been the wonderful clients and being a part of an organization that honors and respects the relationship each human has with their feline family member. Being a part of something bigger — making a difference in every cat and person’s life who steps through our door has also been a huge personal reward in Jennifer’s life.
Sophie joined Morrisville Cat Hospital in 2015. She moved to Raleigh, NC in 2014 from Arizona to attend veterinary school at NC State, and is a third-year veterinary student.
She has a strong interest in feline and exotics medicine, and anesthesiology.
Her menagerie at home include: two cats- Nutmeg and Cami, two senior dogs- Chase and Taylor, a lizard, a turtle and several snakes.
When she isn’t studying or at school, Sophie enjoys hiking, rock climbing, traveling and cooking.
Jennie joined the Morrisville Cat Hospital team in May 2016 and has worked in veterinary clinics across NC for a number of years.
She is currently a DVM candidate at NC State University, College of Veterinary Medicine.
She received her undergraduate degree at Appalachian State University where she received a B.S. in Biological Sciences.
Jennie enjoys working with all animals but is especially interested in cats and their humane treatment in the veterinary hospital.
She has lived in North Carolina her entire life and currently resides in Raleigh where she loves spending her free time with her husband, tortoiseshell cat named Elsie, and two dogs.
Amanda began working at the Morrisville Cat Hospital in March 2018. She previously worked as an EMT, conducted epidemiological research in India, and worked on a sheep farm in the UK. However, she recently realized veterinary medicine is her passion and cats make the best patients!
Amanda has a B.A. in International Relations focusing in Global Health and a Master of Public Health. She is planning on applying to vet school next year.
In her spare time Amanda can be found completing antibiotic resistance research, swimming, and breeding her Betta fish.