Vicki Mastny, Licensed Veterinary Technician, Team member since 2014: I have been in the veterinary field for twenty years and I don't regret a day that I came into this profession; I love my job. I worked at a dog/cat practice for 17 years before joining Cat Care. I had always enjoyed taking the cat appointments at my previous position, so now I get to enjoy my job even more.
I have a Labrador at home as well as two wonderful cats. Panda is a domestic long hair, who is beautiful and affectionate. There is Pickles who is more clumsy then you would think a cat should be, but just as loveable as he throws himself to the ground to have his belly rubbed.
Outside of work, I love gardening in the summer and reading in the winter. I also love to travel. I have been to some amazing places and hope I can continue to visit new places in the future.
Lynn Birr, Licensed Veterinary Technician, Team member since 2008: I graduated from the Veterinary Technician program at Macomb Community College and have been working with animals for over ten years. My very first job was at Best Friends Pet Resort; I was there for five years. After I left Best Friends, I got my first job at a veterinary clinic as an assistant. I absolutely fell in love with helping nurse animals back to health. I enjoyed working with cats and wanted to pursue working in a feline only clinic which lead me to Cat Care.
My husband and I have three furry children; my oldest is Roscoe, who is a Siberian Husky. Hooie looks like a Maine Coon and is the middle child. Last but not least is the baby, Tinkerbell. She is a domestic medium hair.
I love working with cats and feel honored to experience meeting owners who love and adore their feline friends as much as I do.
Carol Suggs, Receptionist, Team member since 2007: My love for animals has been in my blood since I can remember. When other kids were playing dress up or teacher, I was playing veterinarian.
My passion turned into reality the day I walked out of a dead end insurance job and applied at a veterinary clinic I passed every day on the way home. I was called for an interview and the rest is history- that was March 1990!
Over the years, I have literally brought my work home with me as I have fallen in love with strays/rescues that have become wonderful additions to my family. My current family includes 3 cats, a dog, and fish: Leo, my brown tabby is the ruler of the roost, or so Emily, my sassy tortie lets him think.
Sophie, the wayward lemon, is a domestic shorthair that veterinary medicine is baffled with. Her special needs definitely keep me and the doctors on their toes as she always has something going on. I love her more than words as does the entire Cat Care staff!
Ellie, my labrador mix, two 2-footed children, Connor and Jack round out the rest.
I love veterinary medicine and am lucky to have the extended family here with all out feline patients and look forward to caring for your furry friends as if they were my own!
Kaitlyn Fyfe, Veterinary Assistant and Receptionist, Team Member since 2016: For as long as I can remember, I have always had a passion for working with animals. I graduated in 2009 with a Degree in Animal Management. I started working at an animal shelter in Niagara Falls, NY – this is where I developed a love for working with cats, and also where I adopted my two furbabies: Dewey and Bella Bean. After that, I worked at different veterinary clinics. In October of 2015, I followed my heart and moved to Michigan to live with my boyfriend and eventually found my way onto the Cat Care team. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my cats, relaxing, working out, and traveling. I love being weird and making people laugh.
Hayley Carpenter, Practice Manager, Team member since 2014: I graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor's of Science in Zoology. Taking care of all of our feline patients is rewarding and engaging, and meeting everyone's furry family members is my favorite part of my job.
I have two cats (right now): Nymeria and Ghost. They are a handful and get into trouble on a daily basis, but I couldn't see my life without them. I like snow, the color green (Go State!), and biking.
Rachel Stanko, Licensed Veterinary Technician, Team Member since 2017: I had no animal medical history at all, but I knew I wanted to be a vet tech since I took a career test in middle school. During my classes at Baker College, I completed an internship at another cat clinic and was hooked before I graduated in 2014.
After getting married, I decided to leave the small animal practice I was at and pursue a career in just feline medicine, and I am loving it! There's just something so rewarding and challenging about cats.
I personally have 3 cats: Zoey, Bosco, and Kitten. They are looked over by my rescue dog Winry and "little brother" Gwapo.