Pet Care Specialists
Erin is a Pet Care specialist who has been with Bethany Animal Hospital since September of 2000 and began her career in the animal care field in 1997. Her primary responsibilities include providing care for our boarding guests by ensuring they receive medications on schedule, are fed, exercised, bathed, and other general care needs.
“Everyone here is like a second family; very caring and thorough,” she says. “I feel everyone really wants to be here and takes pride in their job, no matter what their job is.”
She has a three-legged cat named Smokey, a Chihuahua named Ava and a Bloodhound named Bernie.
Carlyn credits his one-of-a-kind helpful, inquisitive personality as well as his thirst for learning with his success at Bethany Animal Hospital. Carlyn earned his BA in Communications from Northern Illinois University, but quickly discovered that animal care was his calling.
"I've been a pet sitter since grade school," he says, "but this is my first official animal care job. I love it!"
During his free time, Carlyn enjoys catching up on his favorite TV shows. He also spends time visiting his grandma and "learning her baking secrets."
Jackie joined the Pet Care Specialist Team in July of 2017. She loves working with animals and has over seven years of experience in grooming assistance, boarding care, administering medications and anything else the pets need while she is caring for them. She also enjoys learning some of the medical aspects that she is able to observe at the clinic. Her upbeat and positive attitude have made her a wonderful addition to Bethany Animal Hospital.
Jackie says, "The staff is so welcoming and high spirited. The clients are very pleasant and the animals are a blast to work with!"
Two lucky dogs get to call Jackie their "mom." Besides spending time with them, she has an amazing young son who she loves to watch grow. She enjoys baking and DIY projects!