Our Administrative Staff

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NICOLE, RVT – TOWSON HOSPITAL MANAGER

Nicole is a Registered Veterinary Technician and avid bulldog lover who oversees the daily operations of VNIoC. Nicole has been with VNIoC for several years and was instrumental in building the imaging program. She is a doting mother to three dogs: Stella, Burt, and Ferdinand. She is a devoted volunteer for Bullies 2 the Rescue.

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SARAH, PATIENT CARE COORDINATOR

Sarah has been working in the veterinary field for the past 15 years. She began in private practice and has been with our team since 2018. She lives in Harford County with her boyfriend, two Olde English Bulldogges, three cats, and a peach front conure. In her free time she enjoys sailing, horseback riding, and spending time with family and friends.

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ALEXIS, PATIENT CARE COORDINATOR

The oldest of three, Alexis was born in Pennsylvania but moved to Maryland with her mom when she was eight. Previously she worked in Emergency medicine as a CSR before coming to VNIOC– she’s a true animal lover. Alexis has a chocolate lab she says is “Wild!” and a painted turtle that will be 30 years old this summer. In her free time, she loves spending time with family and friends including those in Pennsylvania, going camping in western Maryland, and fishing with her dad and boyfriend–though she tells us, “I don’t like touching the fish!” She also has a green thumb and loves getting new plants.

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DR. LEIGH CLAYTON, SVP, PLANNING AND STRATEGY

Dr. Leigh Clayton’s full-time job is as vice president of animal care and welfare at the National Aquarium in Baltimore Maryland, where she was previously the director of animal health and welfare. She loves creating team environments that foster learning, innovation, and excellence in animal care. She believes that when people are working well together, animals get the best care possible, and she is deeply committed to improving the lives of animals—and the people who care for them—in a variety of settings. She brings this passion for learning and excellence to everything she does, including going back to school herself! She is recently completed the executive MBA program at the Smith School of Business, University of Maryland.

She is a graduate of Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine. Her veterinary training included programs in small animal medicine and surgery internship at Friendship Hospital for Animals in Washington, DC, zoo and aquarium medicine internship at Lincoln Park Zoo and John G. Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, IL, and avian/ exotic animal medicine and surgery residency at Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston, MA. She is an American Board of Veterinary Practitioners Diplomate in Avian and Reptile/Amphibian.

COME WORK WITH US!
COME WORK WITH US!
COME WORK WITH US!