Megan has been working at Morrisville Cat Hospital in different capacities such as boarding staff, receptionist and as a technician since 2005.
She met Dr. Simpson while working at the Duke Lemur Center as a technician and has been a member of the team ever since! She has a BS in Zoology from NC State and a Masters in Primate Conservation from Oxford Brookes University.
When taking time off from working in her field of lemur conservation in Madagascar, Megan enjoys coming back home to the clinic as she finds working with our patients to be very rewarding.
She is lucky enough to have two cats, Elly and Tortellini, as part of her home!
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 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 joined the MCH nursing staff team in October 2014. She has worked in the veterinary field since she was 16 years old.
She moved to North Carolina from Virginia shortly after completing her Animal and Poultry Science degree at Virginia Tech.
She has a love for a wide variety of animals but cats have always held a special place in her heart. She currently has 2 black cats at home named Terra and Vader. When Shawnee isn’t working with cats, she loves to ride horses and scrapbook. She hopes to one day have a horse and a pond full of ducks.
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 has been with Morrisville Cat Hospital since August of 2013. She is attending NC State’s College of Veterinary Medicine and will be graduating in 2021. She is a Food Animal Scholar, active in multiple clubs, and is focusing on large animal medicine.
During Jennifer’s spare time she enjoys riding horses, doing outdoor activities with her 2 dogs Callie and Logan, relaxing at home with her cat Zoey, and spending time with friends and family. Jennifer has been passionate about veterinary medicine since she was very young!
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.