Our Staff

  • Brian Vargus-Cruz, Veterinary Assistant

    Brian joined the team in March of 2021. He works as a Veterinary Assistant lending a helping hand to the doctors and caring for the patient's needs. 

    'My favorite part of the job is meeting all the clients and pets, especially the puppies!' 

    Brian has a German Shepherd named 'Alaska' (seen in his picture) and a white cat named 'Camilla.' When not spending time with his family, friends or pets, Brian enjoys playing the piano.

  • Shelby Johnson, Receptionist

    Shelby joined our team in May of 2020 and supports us as a part time Receptionist. She helps manage our appointments and patient records while answering phones and assisting clients. 

    'My favorite part of this job is meeting all the pets and their families. I also love working with this amazing staff.'

     Shelby's fur family consists of 3 kitties; Poncho, Lefty and Zoe. She enjoys spending her free time with family and her fur babies.

  • Katie, Veterinary Assistant and Receptionist

    Katie joined our team in August of 2020. She helps fill in every where we need her at the moment. 

    'My favorite thing about this job is getting to know the pet before their exam and establishing trust with them so they are comforted as I hold them for the doctor.'

     Katie has a foxhound mix, 'Fankie', a black lab mix, 'Blu' (the goddess of destruction) and a black cat, 'Kali.'

  • Alayna Basaldu, Veterinary Assistant

    Alayna joined our team in March of 2021. She assists the doctors and the team in caring for all of your pets when they are in our care. 

    'Being able to meet and help amazing animals is the best part of my job.' 

    Alayna used to have a cat named 'Kit-Kat' but sadly no current pets. Her hobbies include reading, writing stories and being around family and friends.

  • Laura Robards, Receptionist

    Laura Joined our team in August 2016. She started assisting the doctors in the rooms and taking care of any animals staying at the  hospital during the day. But now she has moved to our front reception area and is now greeting clients, answering phones and making appointments.

      'Animals are my favorite people'

     Her favorite part of her job is meeting interesting people and their pets, but mainly holding puppies. Laura spends her spare time with her family and friends. She enjoys movies, books, drawing and watching football. She has one cat named Church and an elusive outdoor cat named Judge Judy.

  • Nikki Simmons, Veterinary Assistant

    Nicole began as a weekend kennel assistant in 2014. She has been faithful to our clients and patients and has worked her way up to Lead Veterinary Assistant.

    “I like seeing and visiting with all of the different animals that come in each week while their families are out of town”

    She has one dog named Badger that is a Chihuahua/Yorkie mix. While not working at the hospital she loves taking Badger to the dog park, spending time with her son Izaak and watching movies.

  • CiCi Carter, Kennel Assistant

    CiCi Joined us in July 2015. She helps us take care of the animals when they board while we are closed. She takes care of them by letting them out to exercise and gives them food and water.  

    'I love seeing all the new faces each weekend and then also remembering the regulars'

    CiCi shares her home with her dogs Trixie a gray and white Maltese mix and Arkham a Boston Terrier mix. She loves to spend her free time with friends and taking the dogs to the park.

  • Mason Fell, Veterinary Assistant

    Mason joined us in July of 2018. He works as a veterinary assistant helping in the rooms and also during surgeries. 

    'I love how even after the hardest day of work, you can return home and that stress just melts away due to our pets!'

    Mason grew up with pets his whole life, ranging from reptiles, birds, dogs, and also cats. He loves all types of animals! At home, Mason has 3 ball pythons, 2 cats, a tegu, bearded dragon, and a deaf boxer mix.

  • Brooke Johnson, Veterinary Assistant

    Brooke joined our team in July of 2019. She works as a veterinary Assistant helping the doctors with patient care during exams, treatments, surgeries and boarding. She is one of our Lead Assistants.

    'I couldn't be happier to have my dream job. I've always wanted to work at a Vet since I was little. I LOVE animals.'

    Brooke has 2 cats named Luna and Mia. She is a proud 'Tabby Mom'. She loves to spend time with her kitties and her fiancé in her free time.

  • Lauren Lipa, Veterinary Assistant

    Lauren joined our team as a Veterinary Assistant in the Fall of 2021after moving to Greensboro. This is her first job in the Veterinary field and we love having her as a part of the team.

    'My favorite part of each day is hearing the tippy taps of dogs just happy to be here.'

    Lauren has 2 cats, Juniper (seen in the picture) and Aspen. She spends her free time hiking, baking and spoiling her kitties.

Your West Market Veterinary Hospital Family!

Staff Photo 2019


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Read What Our Clients Say

    I am very happy with both the office staff and the drs here. They’re patient and kind and helpful. They really care about the pets and what’s best for them.

    Kimberly A Plum

    I had a great experience here. Dr. Ron took the time to answer my long list of questions about my cats, was very knowledgeable, and explained everything clearly.

    Kaity Aigner