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 StaffMary B., Groomer

Part-time groomer Mary B. has been with Aloha Pet & Bird Hospital for 27 years and has additional experience working at other grooming shops. She helps care for pets by washing them, cleaning their ears, cutting nails, blow drying, giving haircuts, and making pets look fabulous! She also checks pets for any skin or ear abnormalities to help prevent serious health concerns from going unnoticed.

Mary loves being around animals and talking to clients about all things pet care! Mary loves her job and working with everyone here at Aloha and considers us to be one big family! Mary has a four-year-old dog named Jentezen, and two 6-year-old cats named Finn and Allie. In her free time, Mary enjoys working out, cooking, going to the beach, going on bike rides, and she loves going to church.

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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 StaffJackie Turner, Groomer

Great customer service and knowledgeable pet experience are two qualities that make Jackie Turner an outstanding Groomer here at Aloha Pet & Bird Hospital. Jackie became a team member in June of 2019 and is responsible for providing grooming services to dogs that come to our facilities, administering client service and education, checking vaccinations, and much more. One of her favorite parts of working as a Groom is getting to chat with our clients about the pets’ haircuts and making each pet look and feel their best.

Having worked in the animal related field for over 20 years, Jackie has an extensive knowledge of the veterinary industry. She has held prior positions as a Receptionist and as a Kennel Technician, possesses even more training experience, and has helped in other capacities as needed.

When asked about working for HOPSNAME Jackie says, “I enjoy that it is a full service facility and that everyone seems to genuinely care about the animals and people, including myself.”

Jackie likes spending her free time with family and friends. She owns French Bulldog named Minke, a Frenchie mix named Hank, a Bulldog mix named Coretcher, and an African Grey named Jersey. While she isn’t spending time with loved ones or pets, Jackie likes to go to the beach, exploring the state of Florida, and just saying in to watch football. Her favorite team is the Kansas City Chiefs.

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Aloha StaffGuy Larmay, Kennel Technician

Full-time Kennel Technician Guy C. Larmay has about 5 years of experience working in the veterinary care field. Before coming to work at Aloha Pet & Bird Hospital, Guy worked at Pine Hills Clinic in Orlando and at Windermere Vet Hospital as both a Kennel Technician and Assistant Veterinary Technician. Guy has an AA degree from Valencia College and a BA from Ringling School of Art and Design. As a Kennel Technician, Guy helps keep our kennel, dog run, and exam rooms clean and sanitary. He loves to learn and work hard, and he's passionate about educating clients on how to help care for their furry friend.

When asked why he loves working with our team, Guy said "Aloha Pet & Bird Hospital has the best staff of any place I've ever worked. I feel welcome and valuable; it really does feel like family. The love and care for the clients this office provides is always one step above."

In his free time, Guy plays guitar, bass, and keyboard. He also writes and records music with his band, Milk Carton Superstars. Guy is also an artist and spends time painting personal and commercial works of art. He loves animals and has been a vegetarian for most of his life.

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