My name is LeAnna Chupp. I have been the Practice Manager at Eastridge Animal Hospital since it opened in September 1998. I started working in the veterinary field in 1989 as a kennel assistant when I was fifteen years old because of my love for animals. I live with my husband Jess and our two children Kendall and Rylan. We have several pets which include a dachshund named Pebbles, two boxers Carley and Gunner, a guinea pig named Cookie, a boer named goat Lucky Girl, a horse named Scarlett and 14 chickens. In my spare time I like to read and spend time with my family.
My name is Cindy Freiberger. I have worked as a veterinarian technician at Eastridge Animal Hospital since 1998. My areas of interest include surgery, lab and critical care. I live in Clover, SC with my husband Lewis. We have two dogs, Pearl and Rose, my cat Tootie and horse Kruise. In my spare time I enjoy reading and trips to the mountains.
My name is Shannon Branham. I have been working at Eastridge since 2004. I am cross-trained to work in all areas of the hospital. My love for animal rescue and fostering medical/special needs pets led to my job here. I live in Gastonia with my husband, Shawn. We have 2 children Colton and Marah. We have a poodle named Annie. Three boxers named Dottie, Ellie and Jesse. Also cats named Annabelle, Boo and Munchkin. In my free time aside from my pets, I enjoy attending my daughters travel softball games, RV camping anywhere there is water or mountains, and recently have started learning how to garden.
My name is Kris Kenley. I have worked in the veterinarian field for 22 years. As a receptionist I am able to interact with the pets and their owners. I live in Gastonia with my husband Mike and daughter Mabel. We have three dogs, Ruby, Max and Russell and two cats Baby Kitten and Sweetie Pie. My hobbies include shopping and spending time with friends.
My name is Samantha Starcher. I graduated from Gaston College in the spring of 2015 from the Veterinarian Technology Program. I have worked in the veterinarian field for 2 years. I have a horse Freckles, a dog Rusty, 2 calico cats Nala and Kali, along with 2 guinea pigs Annie and Cocoa Chanel. My hobbies include reading, hiking, traveling, and horseback riding.
My name is Hannah Englert. I have worked at Eastridge Animal Hospital for a little over a year working as a veterinarian assistant. I have two dogs, Cooper and Marlee and enjoy hiking, reading and spending time on the lake.
My name is Mickie Nelson. I have recently started working at Eastridge Animal Hospital as a veterinarian assistant. When not caring for my pets, I enjoy traveling, spending time with my grandchildren, and having an active role in my church.
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