After serving her country as a member of the United States Army, Amanda attended a few colleges in search of a career she would be happy with. When she saw a commercial on television advertising a program in veterinary technology, she knew instantly that she wanted to help animals as a Veterinary Technician! Amanda hasn’t looked back since—she’s now a proud member of the Friendship Animal Hospital family.
Amber has wanted to work in the healthcare field for as long as she can remember. She’s also had many opportunities throughout life to help animals. For Amber, combining her passion for pet care and her fascination with the world of medicine simply makes sense! She’s proud to serve the area’s pets as a Veterinary Assistant and Kennel Assistant with the Friendship Animal Hospital team.
Audrey grew up in Baltimore, Maryland with her parents, sister, and the constant company of the family pets. She would frequently bring home stray animals she encountered, and her mother was always willing to help return them to full health and find them loving homes. Audrey knew early on that a career spent caring for pets was the perfect path for her!
Emily was a teenager when her family cat fell ill—her experiences made her realize that she wanted to help others through difficult times with their own pets. What better way to do that than by serving as a veterinary professional? Emily uses her skillset and innate compassion for animals every day as a member of Friendship Animal Hospital’s talented care team.
Heather had a variety of pets while growing up in Charlotte; she cared for everything from dogs and guinea pigs to fish and hermit crabs. She never tired of visiting the zoo and poring over her collection of books about different animal species. Heather always knew that a career spent tending to animals was the perfect fit for her—she decided to dive headfirst into the veterinary world, and hasn’t looked back since!
Tracy is originally from Syracuse, New York, where pets were a constant in her household growing up. She was especially inspired by her grandfather, who always helped feed wild birds and stray pets. For Tracy, helping to care for pets professionally simply made sense! She’s thrilled to satisfy a lifelong dream of hers by caring for the area’s pet owners and animal companions here at Friendship Animal Hospital.