I am the technician supervisor at Kindness West. My passion is to help animals and wildlife. I love to educate clients on their pets’ well-being.
During my time in the Marine Corps I was involved in Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraq Freedom and Operation Sheltering Sky. I got out to have a family with my beautiful wife Melissa. We now have a full house with my two amazing girls Ariyanna Rain and Kahmora Star.
We also have a small zoo of two pit bulls Mayhem and Rox, one Chihuahua Pebbles, Pinto my tortoise, Timmy my rabbit, Hitler my red tail boa. I am also going to school to get a diploma as a master dog trainer / instructor.
After being a technician for more than 10 years, Joanne joined the Kindness Animal Hospital team in the summer of 2015. She has extensive experience in animal care, earning awards as a Veterinary Nutritional Advocate and in Companion Animal Dentistry. Her favorite part of the job is the pets and people she sees every day. She loves that everyone at Kindness is truly kind! Joanne and her husband of 33 years have 3 daughters and 4 grandchildren. She also has 3 dogs: Duke, Daisy, and Bella.
Tabatha is a certified veterinary technician with an Associate’s degree in veterinary technology. She enjoys working with animals, helping pets get better, and educating clients about their pet’s needs. She has a 2-year-old daughter. When she isn’t working, Tabatha enjoys reading, collecting comic books, and kayaking. She looks forward to continuing her education to one day become a veterinarian.
Hannah is a certified veterinary assistant and intends to continue her education in the veterinary field. She enjoys working with the staff at Kindness Animal Hospital where everyone is always so positive and warm, even from her first day. Everyone goes out of their way to help each other. She has her own pet, Loki, a Nebelung cat. When she isn’t working, Hannah enjoys reading, playing cards, doing puzzles with her dad, loving on her cat, and playing video games with her boyfriend.
Mercedes is currently pursuing her CVT, and has an associate’s degree in General Animal Science from Heritage Institute. She decided to pursue a career in veterinary medicine because she found every aspect of the field interesting, and she loves that there are so many compassionate people in this field who are willing to speak for animals that can’t speak for themselves. In her free time, Mercedes loves to go to the beach, hang out with her friends, and have playdates with her dog, Raikou.