The veterinary technician is an integral member of the veterinary health care team. Registered Veterinary Technicians (RVTs) have been educated in the care and handling of animals, the basic principles of normal and abnormal life processes, and in many laboratory and clinical procedures. Our RVTs and our Assistants provide the highest quality care for the patients at Mayfair Animal Hospital.
Alaya was born in Landover, Maryland, and moved to Rocky Mount, NC, in 1993. She graduated from NC State University with a B.S. in Animal Science in 2011. She shares her home with three dogs: Maya, Sasha and Kobe; and three cats: Isis, Sanai and Maddox.
Erin was born in Roanoke, VA, and grew up in Fairfax, VA. She moved to Cary in 2010. She graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in Animal and Poultry Science. Her hobbies are reading, spending time outdoors, traveling, aquaculture, appreciating all things musical, gardening, and having marathon telephone conversations with friends and family. Her pets include two cats: Rasputin (Razzy) and Pocket, and a dog: Echo the Hobgoblin. Her favorite thing about veterinary medicine is things are rarely "textbook," requiring thinking outside the box and being creative. Erin loves the "top-notch" clients at Mayfair as well as the sense of community amongst the staff.
Gena is our Exam Room/Laboratory Team Leader. She attended Central Carolina Community College, graduating with honors in 1983 with an Associate's Degree in Applied Science. She is a Registered Veterinary Technician who has worked at Mayfair since 1983. Gena has a special interest in hematology and cytology. Gena has 2 daughters and two cats named Colby Jack and Lily Anna Faith. Outside of work Gena likes to spend time with her family and work out at her local gym.
Jennifer was born in Florida, but moved around frequently growing up because her father was in the Navy. She considers her “home” to be Syracuse, New York. She graduated with a degree in Athletic Training from SUNY Cortland in 2000, and spent 7 years as a Certified Athletic Trainer. She discovered that her true calling was to work with animals, so she went back to school in 2006 to Central Carolina Community College in the Veterinary Technician Program. She is now a Registered Veterinary Technician. She is married with 2 dogs named Zoe and “B,” and a cat named Morgan. She enjoys veterinary medicine because there’s never a dull moment and there’s always something new to learn! She and her husband were blessed with their first baby girl, Aislynn Ciara, in August of 2009!
Lily is a true Raleigh native (GO WOLFPACK!). She began her professional career as a hairstylist, but after several years realized her passion and dream of caring for animals. She took this passion into Central Carolina
Community College, and obtained her degree in Veterinary Medical Technology. In her free time, Lily enjoys volunteering and participating in fundraisers to support local animal rescues. She also likes taking her little pup, Roxy, to the beach, and spending quality time with friends and family. Lily brings with her a slew of knowledge, a drive to learn, an eagerness to be involved, and an infectious sense of humor!
Mary graduated from Bridgewater College in Bridgewater, Virginia with a BA in History, and soon realized that the job market was not clamoring for history majors. Mary grew up on a farm and enjoyed working with animals, so she then decided to pursue employment in veterinary medicine. Mary has worked at Mayfair Animal Hospital since 1992. She enjoys all aspects of her job but has a special interest in hematology, cytology, client education and keeping the lab machines in running order. Mary is married with a wonderful son named Taylor. She shares her home with a Chihuahua mix named Pebbles and an orange tabby named Cheddar.
Nichole comes to work every day from a home filled with animals – she has two cats, two dogs and a chinchilla! She puts her compassionate nature to good use here at Mayfair where she enjoys educating the clients about animal health. While she has only been with us a short time, Nichole has worked in the veterinary field since 2005.
Renda received a degree in Psychology with a minor in Exercise and Health Science from UC Santa Barbara in 1998. She moved to North Carolina in December 2003 to pursue a DVM degree. She has two hound mixes, Haiku and Willow, and a cat named Milo, “the Hound Terminator.” Outside of work she enjoys volleyball, hiking, camping, snowboarding, and travel. One of her personal goals is to travel through Europe, Asia, and the rest of North America before she is 50 years old. Renda enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, but she is especially fascinated by veterinary dermatology and the challenge of diagnosing pets’ illnesses.
Sally is originally from New York and participated in the Veterinary Technology Program at Delhi College, New York. Sally has been working in the veterinary field since 1996. She is married and has two dogs, four cats, and a 50-gallon saltwater aquarium. Outside work Sally likes painting, sewing, baking, camping, hiking and doing craft projects. Sally and her husband have two beautiful children, Aidan and Meagan.