Sanford Animal Hospital's Dedicated Team
Our team of veterinary professionals is dedicated to delivering the best customer service and compassionate care to you and your pets.
Margie Giles – Office Manager
Margie joined our team in 2015 after working in the optometric field for 27 years. She has had a love of animals all her life and is thrilled to be working so closely now with them now! Margie has three children and two grandchildren, and lives in Sanford with her Pitbull, Sophie and her Boxer, Bull. We at SAH, are so happy that Margie found her way here!
Michelle Walker – Lead Receptionist
Michelle is originally from New York and now resides in Sanford with her fiancé, Joe, her two children, Xander and Sydney, a foxhound named Leah, and a lab named Logan. She came to Sanford Animal Hospital in 2012, after deciding to leave the funeral service business where she worked as a licensed funeral director, to spend more time with her family. Michelle is also very active with the Save A Lab Rescue. She will always greet you with a smile and a laugh on your way out the door!
Amy Douglas – Receptionist / Cold Laser Assistant
Amy is back working with all of us at Sanford Animal Hospital, and we could not be happier! She is currently working as a receptionist and will transition into an assistant for Cold Laser Therapy and Acupuncture. Amy loves working with the animals and clients; she has worked as a veterinary assistant in the past and so is such a great help to all areas of our practice.
Kim Mcleod, RVT – Lead Veterinary Technician
Kim grew up in Rochester, NY and moved to North Carolina in 1985 to attend the Veterinary Technician program at Central Carolina Community College. After graduation she worked the College for 11 years as the lab facility manager and animal clinical practices lab assistant. She left that job to work as a large animal hospital supervisor at NC State University College of Veterinary Medicine for the next five years, and then worked in private practice with Apex Equine Hospital before coming to settle at Sanford Animal Hospital as one of our primary technicians. Kim loves all animals, but has a special passion for dogs and horses. Kim has three dogs, Lucky, Ellie Mae and Ginger, and a horse named Smokin’s Frostbite. She always has a hug ready for you if you are having a bad day!
Heather Corbin, RVT – Veterinary Technician
Heather graduated from Central Carolina Community College in 2005 with an Associate Degree in Applied Science Veterinary Medical Technology. She has been working at Sanford Animal Hospital since the spring of 2005. Her interests include client education, patient care, and international health certificates. If you need to travel with your dog anywhere in the world, she will get you there! Heather lives with her husband, Brandon. They have been married only two years, but they are high school sweethearts! She also has a sweet Pitbull name Rocket and four cats that still live at home with her parents (they just aren’t ready to leave the nest.) In her spare time, Heather enjoys family time, shopping, fishing, and photography.
Morgan Asbill, RVT – Veterinary Technician
Morgan has been at Sanford Animal Hospital since 2012. She starting working in the kennels and is currently one of our wonderful Veterinary Technicians. We could not get through the days without her! She recently graduated from the Central Carolina Community College with a degree in Veterinary Medical Technology, and we were so happy when she accepted a position here.
Morgan is particularly interested in pet dentistry, wellness, and providing exceptional care to our hospital patients. She is also very creative and helps to keep us organized. She lives with two adorable beagles named Abby Lou and Lucy, and a mischievous cat named Silas who can open the refrigerator door!
Dustin Strickland, RVT – Veterinary Technician
Dustin joined the Sanford Animal Hospital team in August of 2013, first working in our kennel and then as an assistant, to help him towards his goal of becoming a Certified Veterinary Technician. He graduated from Central Carolina Community College as a Veterinary Technician in May of 2017. We are happy to say he accepted a full-time position here with us and look forward too many years of working with Dustin.
He is interested in learning more about behavior and animals, as this is such an important part of what we do and how to understand why our animals do the things they do. In his spare time, Dustin is a big football fan, the Baltimore Ravens are his favorite team. He is also a big foody and loves all types of food, is a fan a Star Wars, and enjoys rock music and fishing. We are lucky to have him here and look forward to helping him learn and grow as a Veterinary Technician.
Tara Gillis, RVT — Veterinary Technician
Originally from Fayetteville, NC, Tara moved to Sanford to attend the Veterinary Medical Technology Program at Central Carolina Community College (CCCC) and graduated in May of 2018. Tara joined the Sanford Animal Hospital team in August of 2017 as a veterinary assistant while finishing her degree at CCCC. When she graduated, we promptly hired her as a veterinary technician!
When not at work, Tara, enjoys her two dogs, Scamp and Millie. Tara is smart, fun and loves the animals – she is a great asset to our hospital and we are so glad she is part of our team.
Angel Timkey — Veterinary Assistant
Angel has been working at Sanford Animal Hospital since February 2018. She is originally from upstate New York, but she likes the North Carolina winters much better! She has been working with animals for over 15 years and is a wonderful team member. She is a mother of four humans and one puppy named Kimber. She loves traveling, music and being outdoors.
Angel believes if you make one person smile a day life is good. She makes all of us smile every day, so she is doing her job well.
Baylee Heath — Veterinary Assistant
Baylee was born in San Angelo, TX and grew up here in Sanford, NC. She continues to reside in Sanford with her four-legged companion, Piper. She has a fiancé, who is currently serving in the US Air Force. Baylee is currently attending Central Carolina Community College (CCCC) to become a veterinary technician and plans to graduate in May of 2020.
Baylee is doing a fantastic job here while learning and we all enjoy helping her learn and grow!
Megan Hall — Receptionist
Megan joined our team in August of 2018. She graduated from Central Carolina Community College in 2017 with a degree in computer networking. She has a senior pit bull named Red and you can often find Megan camping or kayaking with her family and her fiance in the beautiful NC Mountains.
We are thrilled to have her on our team!
Lindi Renwick – Kennel Manager
Lindi has worked on and off at Sanford Animal Hospital for the past 30 years. For the past four years, she has worked here full time as the Kennel Manager. She graduated from a Veterinary Technician program in 1989, but prefers to care for dogs and cats that are boarding here and need a little extra care and love while you are away from home. Lindi lives with two dogs, a lab mix named Wilson and a Great Dane named Otis. She also has three cats, Squirrely, Simon and Spanky. In her spare time she enjoys running, sleeping, and collecting Beanie Babies. She has two daughters, Anna and Lori, which we have all enjoyed watching grow up with while Lindi has worked here at Sanford Animal Hospital.
Sarah Cruz — Kennel Assistant
Sarah was born in Newburgh, NY but now resides in Sanford with her family. She is newly married and has two dogs, Eva and Dandy, and two cats, Mimi and Lucy.
She is looking forward to learning all she can at Sanford Animal Hospital and taking care of the dogs and cats that spend their vacations here!
Lisa Francisco — Kennel Assistant
Lisa was born in Chapel Hill, NC, but currently lives in Sanford while attending Lee County High School. She will graduate in June of 2021 and then plans to join the police academy. She is currently on the Drill Team as a part of the JROTC Program.
Lisa enjoys traveling and being outdoors and also enjoys taking care of your pets while you are away. She is a fun, bilingual person, who loves to make people smile and laugh, all while taking care of her two parakeets at home.
Yu Han Di Ilio — Kennel Assistant
Yu Han started working as a Kennel Assistant in late 2018. She was born in Taipei, Taiwan, moved to California, and lived there until meeting her husband. They moved to Sanford in 2016. Yu Han has three dogs, a terrier mix named, Yoda, and Mr. Bean and Lucy, both pugs. She also has a rabbit, a leopard gecko, two cockatiels, a parakeet, guppies and cherry shrimp.
In her spare time, Yuhan likes to crochet and paint. Her dream is to have a house with a big back yard so she can rescue more dogs. Please say hi when you are dropping your dogs off for boarding as it is clear that she loves a variety of animals!
Janea Williams — Kennel Assistant
Janea joined our team in August 2018. She graduated from high school in Lincolnton, NC in 2016. Her love of animals brought her to Sanford to attend Central Carolina Community College in the Vet Tech program.
Janea has six dogs; Taz, Winston, Debo, Marlee, Xena and Toby and two cats; Kodak and Aspen. She is currently working as a kennel assistant, but hopes to move to a tech or tech assistant position. Janea always has a smile and loves caring for your pets while they are here.
Amanda Blakley – Pet Groomer
Amanda has been grooming animals at Sanford Animal Hospital since 2003. She enjoys grooming both dogs and cats to create the perfect haircut for your pet. She is very patient and willing to spend the extra time to make sure that your pet gets the personal attention to ensure a happy grooming experience. Most dogs love coming to spend the day with her!
Amanda and her husband, Michael, welcomed their son, Kyler, in the summer of 2015. They live on a farm with horses, cows, and chickens. In her free time, Amanda enjoys showing in dressage horse shows.