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Staff of West Market Veterinary Hospital

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. 

Erin Mead, Lab Assistant and Office Manager

Erin joined us in October of 2007. She collects and analyzes laboratory samples, supervises treatments and surgery preparation, and is also responsible for inventory control. She is currently in school to complete her Veterinary Technician degree.

“What I enjoy most about my work is interacting with all of our furry friends each and every day.”

Erin spends her spare time with her friends and family doing outdoor activities like, running in races, camping and fishing. She likes watching football, and cooking.  She also enjoys taking her two dogs Maddux, a Chocolate Lab and Soldier, an English Bulldog, on walks and swims with her husband Andrew and son Colston.

Catie Sawyer-Hurst, Lead Veterinary Assistant

Driven by her love for animals, Catie joined West Market Veterinary Hospital in June 2006. As a veterinary assistant her duties include caring for patients, performing laboratory work, bathing pets, and training new veterinary assistants.

"I enjoy working with patients and getting to know them personally"

Catie shares her home with six pets: Rajah, a black German Shepherd, and five cats named Macie, Michael, Kaylie, Miller and Russell. In her spare time, Catie enjoys hiking with Rajah, watching Carolina basketball, going to the beach, cooking, and spending time with her wife Miranda.


Nikki Simmons, Kennel Assistant 

Nikki has been one of our kennel assistants since December of 2014. She has the joy of taking care of the pets that come to stay with us during weekends and holidays when we are closed. She makes sure that each pet gets the food, water and exercise they need while they are boarding.

“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.  

Your West Market Veterinary Hospital Family!