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 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 StaffPaige McGraw, Kennel Attendant

Working as one of our exceptional Kennel Attendants, Paige McGraw is a great help around the hospital. Some of Paige’s daily responsibilities include providing the highest standards of patient care, keeping our facilities clean and organized, helping manage our schedule, and much more. Paige has been working with Aloha Pet & Bird Hospital since March of 2019.

Outside of work, Paige is a wrapping up with her education at Melbourne High School. She has 3 pets of her own, including a Shihtzu Poodle mix named Blackie and a cat named Mittens. Paige loves taking Blackie for walks on the beach, and loves spending quality time with her family and friends.

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Aloha StaffHannah Gwinn, Kennel Attendant

As one of our terrific Kennel Technicians who joined the Aloha Pet & Bird Hospital team in June of 2019, Hannah Gwinn provides exceptional services to all our clients and patients. Hannah is responsible for feeding and providing water to patients and boarding residents, cleaning and organizing our facilities, disinfecting and sanitizing our kennels, equipment, and much more. One of her favorite aspects about working here is interacting with the dogs that come to our hospital and being able to converse with such loving pet owners.

“Everyone is super friendly and willing to teach here at Aloha Pet & Bird Hospital,” Hannah says. “The employees not only treat their patients amazing, but their owners are treated amazingly too!”

Hannah is a hardworking and motivated individual who is passionate about helping animals and others in need. She is currently attending East Florida College, and aspires to graduate in fall of 2019. Away from the hospital, Hannah loves going to the beach, traveling, and spending time with family, friends, and her wonderful pets. She owns three dogs, two of whom are Shorkies, named Fuzz & Daisy, as well as a Pit named Buddy.

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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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