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Meet The Team

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Caroline Lavigne

Business Owner

I was born French Canadian in Montreal, Quebec and have lived in the United States since 2012, after graduating from a Biology degree at University of Montreal. 

My first Veterinary Technician position was in 2007 and convinced me to pledge healing animals in need whenever possible. I fostered hundreds of animals, as well as volunteered in shelters, and started a Catch & Release program with one of the many clinics I have worked at in Montreal.

 

After 14 years working as a Veterinary Nurse, I started a position as a Veterinary Manager in a local rescue. 

I finally decided to work for myself and started WNC Pet Care in 2017, after caring many pets as a side job. 

My veterinary knowledge has allowed me to provide a superior approach to this business. Our staff is CPR certified, and has training for basic procedures, such as nail trimming, injections and more. 

I couldn't be more grateful for all my client's trust with their beloved pets. I am, and always will be taking care of animals as my own, and share this important business moto with my employees. 

Caroline L.

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Amanda B.

Customer Service Specialist
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Professional Pet Sitter

I graduated in 2011 from the University of Southern Indiana with a bachelor’s degree in Individual Studies with an emphasis in Nutrition and  minors in Marketing and Business. In 2010 I graduated from massage therapy school. I’m also a Certified Transformational Life Coach, Bowen Therapy Practitioner, and hold a 200 hour RYT. 

 

Although, my career path has led me to work mainly with people, I’ve spent my free time caring for our furry friends. I grew up on a small farm in southern Missouri. It was there that I learned to treasure our four legged family members. 

 

I started rescuing animals in 2004. In 2013 my husband and I started a small domestic cat rescue on our property in southern Illinois. 

I’m truly honored to be a part of such an amazing community! I’m looking forward to helping care for your furry family members!

 

Amanda B.

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Cora W.

Assistant Manager
&
Professional Pet Sitter

A newish Asheville resident, but have loved and connected with animals of each and every kind my whole life. I work as a Veterinary Assistant when I'm not working with WNC Pet Care. I spend the other parts of my life with my two fur babies (Hayden and Rose), practicing yoga, dancing to all kinds of live music....and in my house,  and of course hiking!

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Zachary T.

Professional Pet Sitter
&
Dog Walker

Following my dream of a new life, in June 2021 I moved to Asheville with my partner Coral and our 6 year old German Shepherd, Jada. 

 

I was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Growing up I had aspirations of becoming an anesthesiologist and following the family tradition of working in the medical field. I graduated from Homestead High School in just six semesters and immediately began planning my career path. It was then that I picked up a simple gig as a dog bather and kennel worker to make ends meet while going through pre-med. This experience opened my eyes to the world of K9 care and training. After almost two years I made the decision to leave medicine behind me and go all in on this newfound passion. I sent myself to Grand Rapids, Michigan and enrolled in Paragon School of Pet Grooming where I became certified to groom. Eventually I moved on to Pet Containment and worked as the technician and trainer for The Invisible Fence Company. In the years since I have worked with thousands of people and their furry companions in daycare settings, kennels, off-leash dog bars, private grooming & training, as well as general health and wellness advising. In the near future I intend on furthering my education in K9 training and psychology.

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Rebecca G.

Professional Pet Sitter
&
Dog Walker

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Piette C.

Professional Pet Sitter
&
Dog Walker

I am a life long animal lover. From the pets I had as a child, to the multitude of species I took care while my own children grew up, I have always adored animals. I have spent decades serving to better the lives of many pets while working in animal rescue, gaining skills in medical procedures, advocating for spay/neuter, fund raising and multitasking in all aspects of animal lives. I have also been told to be a true cat whisperer!

 

I bring to you a package of skills and compassion in taking care of your beloved pets just as they were my own. I am happy to do anything you and your babies need to stay safe, happy and secure! 

Piette C.

Born in Dallas, Texas but a native to North Carolina since I was 2 years old, I have been exploring the great outdoors since early childhood. I spent many times hiking with my German Shepard of 12 years, and also venturing the Blue Ridge Parkway with my family. 

 

I graduated from Enka High with high honors, and went on to obtain an Associate in Arts at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College in May of 2017. I was an honors student at Capella University, working toward my degree in Education as well as Psychology, until the birth of my son in December of 2018.

 

I have always felt that animals speak to us, and coming from Native American descent I felt connections when out in nature through just that. I love that my little boy got to know Jada (her German shepherd) before crossing over the rainbow bridge. 

 

Ever since my dog saved my life when I received a concussion several years ago, I knew that our fur babies are a love that can’t be put into words. I want to give that same love back to the world, in honor of my sweet Jada.

Rebecca G.