Kennel & Grooming Staff

Aloha StaffKathy Lewis, Kennel Manager

Kennel Manager Kathy Lewis has been with Aloha Pet & Bird Hospital since February of 2014. Her responsibilities include overseeing our kennel team, providing quality care, cleaning up after patients and adoption animals, and assisting our veterinarians, technicians, and other management staff members in any way needed.

"We perform housekeeping duties to ensure a high standard of cleanliness throughout our facility and the grounds," she says. "I have much compassion and concern towards the patients I help care for, and I take this responsibility seriously."

Outside of Aloha, Kathy is a freelance artist, working in several areas- fine art, murals, face and body painting, costume and jewelry design, and various crafts. She has a cattle dog-Pointer mix named Ally, two parakeets named Huey and Louie, and two rescued wild blue-crowned conures named Duvall and Gaston.

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Aloha StaffMcLean Becton, Kennel Technician

Kennel Technician McLean Becton started with Aloha Pet & Bird Hospital in August of 2014. His responsibilities include walking our overnight patients, ensuring they are fed and have fresh, clean water, and helping keep the hospital clean. McLean most enjoys helping fellow staff members when they need assistance. He is currently enrolled in college.

During his free time outside of work, McLean likes going to the gym and beach and hanging out with his friends. He has one dog, a Shih Tzu.

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Aloha StaffTaylor Foster, Kennel Technician

Kennel Technician Taylor Foster began working at Aloha Pet & Bird Hospital as a volunteer in August 2016, and is currently working part-time while studying at Eastern Florida State College. Some of her daily duties include walking pets, feeding and caring for boarding animals, feeding and caring for animals that are up for adoption, and facility maintenance.

“I love Aloha’s sense of teamwork and passion towards all animals.”

Away from the office, Taylor enjoys playing soccer and tending to her beloved pets. At home, Taylor is the proud owner of one dog, one cat, and one veiled chameleon.

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Aloha StaffFaith Ward, Kennel Technician

Faith Ward joined the Aloha Pet & Bird Hospital team as one of our kennel technicians, and since has been doing a great job helping to look after our boarding facilities. Her responsibilities include feeding & walking our kennel residents, housekeeping, and more, but the part of her job that Faith enjoys best is cleaning our adoption room.

Faith attributes a level compassion and responsibility that is quite admirable everyday she comes into Aloha Pet & Bird Hospital. She is currently enrolled in at Eastern Florida State College, where she hopes to further her education in the veterinary field.

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Aloha StaffMary, Groomer

Mary has been a valuable member of our grooming team for the past 23 years, having started with us in September of 1992. In addition to grooming, she is responsible for staying on top of monthly grooming supply ordering, confirming appointments, and keeping pets safe and looking good while in her care.

With her positive attitude and friendly personality, Mary has developed meaningful relationships with many of our clients and their pets. "I love my job, most people can't say that," she says. "I love our clients and love to interact with animals."

Mary has two cats, Finn and Allie, two parakeets, Largo and Mumbles, and four Beta fish. She is currently in the market for a dog to add to her pet family. Mary enjoys traveling to new places, browsing at garage sales and thrift stores, and anything that has to do with being outdoors.

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Aloha StaffKelly Nolan, Groomer

Kelly is one of our phenomenal Groomers here at Aloha Pet and Bird Hospital. She joined our kennel staff team full time in July of 2018 and has had over 22 years of experience in the animal related field. Before bringing her talents to Aloha Kelly worked for a horse and carriage company where she began developing her passions for working with animals. She has been grooming animals since 1998, and loves being able to interact with animals and helping them feel better, refreshed, and more comfortable after a groom.

Some of Kelly’s primary daily responsibilities include maintaining our amazing patients’ physical appearances by brushing and cutting fur, clipping nails, cleaning ears, bathing, drying, and styling the patient’s fur. Kelly finds it very satisfying seeing our clients’ reactions when they come to pick up their newly groomed and clean pets. “I love how pet friendly and family-oriented Aloha Pet and Bird Hospital is,” Kelly says. “It’s great how pets are able to get their specific needs met.”

Away from the hospital, Kelly likes to take her dogs to the beach or to the dog park. She owns an adorable doodle, named Charlie, and two cats, named Ragnar and Baby Ragnar.

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Aloha StaffAdam Silbernagel , Groomer

Adam is a full-time Groomer here at Aloha Pet and Bird Hospital who will work hard to keep your dog feeling comfortable and looking great! He has been working with animals since 2010, having prior experience working at a horse barn and fostering for animal rescue. Some of Adam’s responsibilities include bathing, blow-drying, cutting-hair, and ensuring that all clients and patients are satisfied with the quality of care being provided.

The aspect of his job that Adam find most enjoyable is getting to be creative and keeping up with the latest grooming trends to keep our patients looking incredible. “I like working at Aloha Pet and Bird Hospital because of its friendly atmosphere,” Adam says. “Everyone is always willing to lend a helping hand when needed.”

Adam has numerous pets of his own including a Blue & Gold Macaw named Jake, Ruby the Ruby Macaw, two Cockatoos Dama and Peachy, as well as two horses named Pretzel and Tandy. He also owns a cattle dog named Lucy, a Chihuahua named Timmy, and two cats named Sassy and Freedom. In his spare time, Adam likes to go horseback riding or making visits to the beach.

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