Amanda - Amanda is the Practice Manager at Anchorage Animal Hospital. She began her career in veterinary medicine in 1990 with Dr. Gaines at Breckenridge Animal Hospital. Amanda began working at Breckenridge as a part time evening assistant. One month later, she was working as a full-time receptionist/technician with 2 other full-time employees.
As the practice grew from the original staff of 3, there was a need for a dedicated office manager and as the practice continued to grow, she was promoted to Practice Manager. When Dr. Gaines’ vision of an east end practice became a reality in 2001, she was assigned her current position at Anchorage.
When she’s not busy juggling the management of 2 animal hospitals, she enjoys traveling, needle crafts, gardening and University of Tennessee football. She is also a huge technology nerd. She shares her home with a Jack Russell Terrier, “Wilson” and a recently adopted cat "Bacon" and “Sky” a Spotted Saddle Horse.
Jean - Jean joined our staff in 2005. She brings many years of practical experience having worked as receptionist, veterinary assistant, or office manager at various veterinary hospitals since 1980. Jean obviously loves what she is doing as she continues to work part time, even after “retiring” 8 years ago.
Jean was a breeder and exhibitor of English Springer Spaniels for many years and worked with the parent club to bring the rare breed, Spinone Italiano into AKC recognition. She is also a retired AKC judge. She and her husband share their home with their cat, a dog and an Arabian mare. Her interests are fishing, crafts, caring for her horse and other pets and most of all, being “Nanny” to three beautiful granddaughters.
Camille - Camille joined Anchorage Animal Hospital in June 2015, after a long career as a newspaper illustrator and graphic designer at the Lexington Herald-Leader. She and her husband Don, the former University of Kentucky head track and field coach, moved to Louisville to be closer to their daughters and grandchildren. Camille is very active with training and showing her newest agility dog Victor. She also enjoys running, and when not running after grandchildren, she is running with the dogs!
Ashley - Hailing from Paducah originally, Ashley moved to Louisville in 2010 and joined the AAH team in September 2017. Ashley attended Murray State University where she studied Pre-Veterinary medicine and gained experience working in a vet clinic throughout college. After graduation, she moved to Louisville and spent almost 8 years working as a Paramedic. Ashely and her husband Jeff share their home with 3 dogs Hadley, Luna and Zoey. In August of 2019 they welcomed their first child Annalise.
Biography coming soon...
Lori - Lori has worked as a receptionist at Breckenridge Animal Hospital since 1995. She joined the AAH team in February 2020.
Lori and her husband Steve share their home with Bella a Sheltie. She is an active member of Southeast Christian Church and works there on the weekends. In her spare time she volunteers with Mini’s from Heaven, a non-profit organization using miniature horses visiting seniors in nursing homes. She also enjoys cross-stitching and reading.
Pickle - Pickle, our office mascot/CEO, joined our team in 2005. At the time he was almost 2 years old, unsure of his surroundings, a little scared and definitely not afraid to show it. After months of love, kisses, belly rubs and cat nip he became much more comfortable and hasn't looked back. As a vital member of our team Pickle oversees the daily activities and isn't afraid to voice his opinion with a hearty meow. In his spare time Pickle enjoys playing with his toys, rolling around in cat nip, stalking birds through the window and eating. He is currently single and has no plans to start a family (he's neutered), but he enjoys being a surrogate father to cats and kittens up for adoption in the clinic.