Jason, who is also Dr. Jodi’s husband, has an interesting career history. He graduated from the University of Florida in 1998 with a B.S. in Business Administration and Finance. He worked for Morgan Stanley Dean Witter as a stock broker for a year before deciding that was not the career for him. Then he was given the unique opportunity to work for the University of Florida Tissue Bank where he climbed the ranks and was asked to open a satellite branch of the tissue bank in Los Angeles, CA.
When it was time for Jason and Dr. Jodi to start a family, they decided to move back to the East Coast. It was an easy decision to move to this area where most of Dr. Jodi’s family lives. Jason then worked for Fresenius Medical Care as the area manager for seven branches of their dialysis treatment centers. With his strong entrepreneurial spirit, he decided to go to work for himself rehabbing dilapidated homes here in the Raleigh area. He obtained a real estate broker’s license and still enjoys investment real estate.
Jason jumped at the chance when Dr. Jodi proposed opening their very own veterinary hospital and has been by her side during the entire process. We feel very fortunate to have him here with us. His real estate construction background helped build our hospital and his previous medical, managerial, and financial experience makes him a well qualified practice manager. He is a huge animal lover too…a must for his position!
Danielle SnyderOffice Manager
Danielle was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona and moved to Raleigh in 1997. A devoted animal lover her whole life; she has spent a lot of her spare time doing rescue work and volunteering with local shelters and rescue groups.
Danielle attended Appalachian State University and received a BA in Sociology, but quickly realized that her true calling was working with animals. She has worked as a kennel technician and receptionist and enjoys offering a helping hand in any situation. She was thrilled to join the Harmony family in May of 2012 as a receptionist. She was honored to soon be promoted to Lead Receptionist and again to her current role as Office Manager.
When she isn’t busy playing with animals, she loves to explore photography, painting, writing, watching horror movies and gardening. She also loves to get out of town for long weekends in the mountains, especially if it involves hiking on the Blue Ridge Parkway!
Danielle shares her home with her fur-kids which are all rescues; her two cats Azrael and Freya and her dog Briana.
Kristen HenleyAdministrative Assistant
Kristen was born and raised in Fort Myers, FL and moved to Apex in 2013. She has been an avid pet lover all her life and has had various types of pets including dogs, cats, guinea pigs, rabbits, mice, crabs, frogs, fish, and birds! Kristen originally pursued a career as an office Administrative Assistant in FL, but later realized she wanted to pursue a career in the animal field. Upon moving to NC she began working as a kennel tech in Holly Springs. In 2015 she joined the Harmony staff and she loves that working at Harmony has allowed her to pair her previous job skills with her passion for animals. Kristen married her high school sweetheart, Joel, and when she is not at work she enjoys spending time with him and their dog, Tank. Kristen is a big supporter of animal rescues and fostering pets in need. Kristen also enjoys reading fantasy fiction novels and comics/movies/shows, farmer’s markets, antique stores and nature adventure walks.
Debbie has been an animal lover all her life, and has over nine years experience as a Veterinary Receptionist, and is currently responsible for raising the bar in Client Satisfaction. Debbie has also completed volunteer work in animal rescue, resulting in 2 dogs of her own: Sprocket and Zach.
In her spare time, Debbie and her husband love to spend time in the mountains. She enjoys reading, gardening, and spending time with her 2 young grandchildren. Debbie is so excited to be working with Dr. Jodi and her team, and looks forward to having you visit us at Harmony Animal Hospital!
Customer Service Reps
Jennifer PetersenLead Customer Service Representative
Jennifer grew up in Greensboro, North Carolina. She has been a dog lover all her life, having grown up with Miniature Schnauzers and Chihuahuas. She graduated from Wingate University in 2004 with a degree in Education and taught sixth grade Social Studies for almost five years before relocating with her husband to Cary in 2011.
Jennifer’s background includes several years as a Veterinary Assistant and three years of experience as a Veterinary Receptionist in other veterinary hospitals. She very much enjoys seeing clients and their pets every day and knowing that she is helping to make pets healthier and happier! She and her husband adopted a comical mixed-breed pup named Lucy in September 2011 from Best Friends Pet Adoptions.
In their spare time Jennifer and her husband enjoy baking, singing, and training Lucy. Jennifer also enjoys running 5K races and has recently discovered a love for photographing portraits of people and their furry family members.
Paige gained 4 years experience as an animal care technician before joining the Harmony team. She really enjoys working with clients and getting the satisfaction of working somewhere that ensures the best care for their patients. She currently has a 6 month old beagle named Bailey. Paige adopted Bailey after finding her in the woods, very skinny and malnourished. Now, she is back to a healthy weight and being her cuddly beagle self.
Paige grew up in Goodyear, Arizona where she first found her love for working with animals while volunteering at animal shelters in her teenage years. She graduated with an associate’s degree from Wake Technical Community College where she also found her interest in Criminology and Latent Evidence. Ideally, she hopes to one day combine her love for animals and interest in law enforcement into a position with a K-9 unit. When not at work, Paige loves to be spontaneous. She loves to travel and be outside in the fresh air, and she also loves cooking new things.
Emilee GloverCustomer Service Representative
Emilee has been in Cary, NC her whole life. She has always had a huge love and passion for animals. Ever since she can remember, her dream career was to work in the veterinary field. After receiving her degree in Hospitality Management, she begin working for an animal hospital in Raleigh, NC as a receptionist assistant supervisor. She is beyond excited to be part of Harmony now.
In the future her goals are returning to school to further her education in animal science and to begin her own rescue to help as many animals that she can. Until then, she enjoys doing crafts, traveling to Myrtle Beach to see her family, and going to the dog park in her free time.
Emilee and her boyfriend live with their 2 rescued dogs. Smoke, their fluffy Australian Shepard was adopted in November 2012. Cleo, their hyper boxer mix was adopted in December 2014. They hope to add another rabbit to their family again soon.
Karla TousleyCustomer Service Representative
In 2002, Karla relocated from Upstate NY down to North Carolina, after finishing high school. Her love for animals started at a young age, as most of her family members have rescued countless animals. Growing up she had a Golden Retriever, Goldie, who became an amazing sister to a blind Shar-Pei, Bailey. Caring for Bailey’s eye showed Karla just how much gratification and enjoyment can come from aiding an animal that needs a bit more attention than usual.
Currently she has one cat, Lucy, who is epileptic, which has taught Karla more than she could have imagined! In her free time she enjoys spending time with her nieces and nephew, reading, crafting, knitting, swimming, and hiking. She’s excited to be a part of Harmony Animal Hospital, because they offer top-notch care, and have the best doctors and staff of any animal hospital she’s ever seen!
Mandi WalnohaLead Veterinary Technician
Mandi was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pa. She received a B.A. in Psychology from a small liberal arts school in Pennsylvania. Shortly after college she moved to Columbus, Oh where she decided to fulfill her interest in animal care and received an associates degree in veterinary technology from the Vet Tech Institute at Bradford. Mandi moved to North Carolina shortly after receiving her associates degree where she began her career in veterinary medicine. Mandi came to Harmony with over 3 years of experience as a veterinary technician. She purchased a home in Fuquay-Varina where she resides with her boyfriend, her 3 dogs: Charlie, Echo, and Madison, and 1 large cat: Doobie. When not working, Mandi enjoys trying out different restaurants with her boyfriend, spending time with her pets, and fixing up her home.
Jennifer BurchTraining Coordinator
Jennifer was born and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina. She graduated from North Carolina State University in 2001 with a degree in Animal Science, and has been in the veterinary field for the past 13 years.
Jennifer is currently the Lead Veterinary Nurse/Technician at Harmony Animal Hospital where she supervises her team of compassionate & qualified Veterinary Nurses/Technicians.
Jennifer shares a home with her husband James, and children Christopher and Savannah. She has 2 dogs: Layla and Mick; 3 cats named Reagan, Riley and Oscar; and an assortment of fish.
When not at work Jennifer enjoys spending time with her kids, gardening, and working on home improvement projects.
Brandy grew up in Asheville, NC. She moved to Raleigh in 2006 with her family. Though Brandy always had a love for animals as a child, she wasn’t sure that veterinary medicine was the right place for her. While on her initial career path of elementary education, she soon found her passion was in fact in the veterinary field. Brandy studied Veterinary Technology at Miller-Motte College and graduated in October 2015. She comes to Harmony Animal Hospital with nine years of experience in the veterinary field. She is very interested in holistic medicine, as well as exotic animals.
Brandy lives in Morrisville with her husband, David, and their fur-babies. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, watching movies, traveling, reading, playing video games, and baking.
Liz FoxVeterinary Nurse
Liz comes to us with 10 years experience in the veterinary medicine field. She started her career as a Kennel technician, and worked her way up the ranks to Veterinary Nurse/Technician.
Liz shares her home in Fuquay-Varina with her husband Steve and son Kyle, two horses (Star and Jazmine), a Spitz named Madison, and a Great Dane named Kayne. She also has two cats, Kazi and Skeeter, that enjoy their leisure time watching birds and socializing with the neighbor’s cats.
In her spare time Liz enjoys being with family and friends, riding horses, and anything else that has her outside in the fresh air.
Bekah was born and raised in the triangle area. Bekah found her love of working with animals when she worked at Petco and quickly knew she wanted to persue a career in animal care. Bekah is thrilled to be apart of the Harmony family and loves working for a company where clients are treated like family.
Bekah lives in Zebulon with her boyfriend, Terry. They also share their home with LeBron, a 6 year old husky mix and Jack, the mouse catcher. In her spare time Bekah enjoys taking LeBron the dog park, working out, reading, or exploring new music.
Ashley LandauVeterinary Technician
Ashley moved to NC in 2010 after growing up in Orlando, FL. After completing her B.S. in hospitality and tourism management in Florida, Ashley decided she wanted to go back to school and pursue her love for animals.
Ashley graduated from Central Carolina Community College in May 2013 with her degree in Veterinary Medical Technology. She comes to Harmony Animal Hospital with 3 years of experience and is a registered Veterinary Technician.
Ashley currently lives in Apex with her husband and 2 furry daughters Lilly and Patsy. She enjoys various crafts, gardening, and spending time outside.
Michaela grew up in the 40/42 area in Johnston County, North Carolina and went to East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina where she obtained her B.S. in Public Relations. After working in corporate settings after college, she decided that she wanted to pursue her love for animals.
Michaela is excited for the opportunity to gain more knowledge in the veterinary field and plans on returning to school that will hopefully lead to her obtaining her DVM. Her dream is to work with exotic animals and create the best life possible for them.
Michaela loves animals, especially sloths; but since her husband says she can’t have a sloth of her own, they have 2 wonderful Australian Shepherds named Gatsby and Whisper who always make them laugh.
In the warmer months, you can easily find Michaela and her husband outside on their porch grilling and having friends and family around a fire. She also enjoys Crossfit and watching movies.
Chelsea ColeTechnician Assistant
Chelsea was born and raised in North Carolina. Her grandparents had a horse farm in Garner, and both of her parents loved animals and made them part of her family throughout her childhood. She grew up in Cary and attended school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she studied anthropology. While in school, Chelsea volunteered with a local animal shelter and found her passion for working with animals. She is thrilled to be at Harmony where she can care for animals every day. In her spare time, Chelsea loves singing and playing the piano and, of course, playing with her two cats. She has a grey tabby named Aiden and an orange tabby named Jax.
Jessy Kraft is originally from Saratoga Springs, New York. She moved to Rochester, New York, with her high school sweetheart to attend college. In 2012, she graduated from Monroe Community College with her Associate’s degree of Science in Health. When her husband accepted an IT job in Research Triangle Park, they moved to Cary, North Carolina, and then purchased a home in Fuquay-Varina. They own five beautiful hens and have three fur-kids: two Shelties named Blue and Sam, and a mini Aussie named Jack.
Jessy has always wanted to work in the veterinary field. When she saw a job listing for a Vet Assistant, she decided to pursue her passion. She was hired by a mobile clinic and loved working with the animals there. Searching for her next opportunity, she was thrilled to find Harmony Animal Hospital –and is so excited to be a part of the team!
Megan McLaurinTechnician Assistant
Megan has called North Carolina her home since birth. During high school, she began volunteering, and then working at a local veterinary clinic. She originally attended North Carolina State University as an animal science major, and plans to return in the future to study wildlife biology and entomology. She is excited to be working in an area that she loves and has experience with, and really values the opportunity to work with animals and learn new things daily.
In her spare time, Megan enjoys being outside, music, binge watching television shows on Netflix, and hanging out with her rescue cat, Kitty.
Rhiannon was born in New Bern, North Carolina, but has been in the Harnett County area for most of her life. Her love and passion for animals started at an early age since her mother often rescued them. Growing up, their home was more like a farm, from dogs and cats to chickens and horses. Currently, Rhiannon is pursuing an Associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology at San Juan College. In the future, she would like to specialize in large-animal medicine, particularly equine. Rhiannon has a son, River, who enjoys animals as much as she does. They have two fur babies – Dixie, an Australian Cattle Dog, and Sahara, a Quarter Horse cross. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, barrel racing, archery, being on the lake or anything outside.