Meet Our Veterinary Staff on The Peninsula

In addition to two skilled veterinarians, Colony Animal Hospital is proud to have a team of veterinary staff to provide your pet with quality care and provide you with quality customer service. Click on the headers below to learn more about our staff. If you have any questions or would like to make an appointment, feel free to let us know!

Jane, Practice Coordinator

Jane is the practice coordinator at Colony Animal Hospital and has worked alongside her husband, Dr. Greg Piske, since 1998. She earned an Associate of Applied Science degree in Veterinary Medical Technology in North Carolina. She is also a graduate of the American Animal Hospital Association’s (AAHA) educational program, The Veterinary Management School. She is a member of AAHA and the Veterinary Hospital Managers Association, which allows her to gain the most current information in veterinary medicine. With her 30+ years in the field, she loves that every day is unique and includes a wide array of pets. She also has a deep commitment to making the hospital and staff successful.

Jane and her husband are proud parents of two adult sons, Matthew and Andrew, and they now have a granddaughter, too. Her four-legged family includes an Airedale named Moe, a Skye terrier named Teddy, a cat named Oliver, and a Dutch Warmblood named Finn. When she’s not helping patients, clients, and staff at work, she enjoys traveling, horseback riding, and crafting.

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Stewart, Assistant Practice Coordinator

A graduate of the University of South Carolina, Stewart began working at Colony Animal Hospital in February of 2014. She always wanted to work in an animal-related field, which is what led her to her position at Colony. As the assistant practice coordinator, she enjoys being part of a veterinary hospital and all the hard work, keeping pets and their owners happy. She also loves seeing the close bond that her clients have with their pets and the many learning opportunities that come with her position. Stewart has a red golden retriever named Bodhi and in her spare time, she enjoys spending time with horses (her favorite animal) and digging in her garden.

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Jessica, Veterinary Assistant

Unfortunately, after years of waiting, Jessica never received her acceptance letter to Hogwarts, so instead, she turned to her other passion: animals. She grew up watching Steve Irwin on Animal Plant and seeing his positive impact on the world inspired her to pursue a career working with animals. She has a lot of experience, too. She worked at an equestrian clinic, volunteered at animal shelters, and even worked at a llama farm for four years. In fact, one of her greatest achievements is learning the language of llamas! It wasn’t until she had her daughter, Rylee (who is 3 and loves to dance), that she made her first step to becoming a veterinary assistant and truly finding a career that she loves. Jessica’s favorite part of her job is seeing an owner’s face after realizing that their fur baby is going to be okay.

At home, she has two pets of her own, Oliver, “Ollie,” a Shetland Sheep Dog and Blue, a Domestic Short Hair cat. In her spare time, she also enjoys going on adventures, writing short stories, reading comics (her favorite is Spider Man), and watching movies.

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Ardra, Kennel Attendant

Ardra has always dreamed of working with animals and helping as many of them as she can. That’s why she’s dedicated her life to their care! She aims to provide the utmost care for any animal as if they were hers. In fact, she has three pets of her own: Star and Binx, her two cats, and Marley, her chihuahua mix dog.

When not at work, she loves to spend time with her fiancé, Kris Dicker, as well as going to auctions and antique shops with her parents. She also enjoys movies, and her favorites are Back to the Future and The Nightmare Before Christmas.

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Brianne, Kennel Assistant

Brianne is a dedicated kennel assistant who is certified in small animal science and technology and ACT kennel assistant training, and has also completed a veterinary science course, all at New Horizons Regional Education Center. Working with animals is her dream job and she loves getting to know each animal’s personality while making them safe and comfortable during their stay. Brianne loves all animals, but has a special passion for small animals like guinea pigs. She is planning on continuing her career in veterinary medicine by attending tech school in order to become a licensed veterinary technician.

At home, Brianne has 3 pets of her own: a Shih Tzu named Harley as well as two guinea pigs named Ellie and Zoey. When she’s not working, she enjoys spending time with her animals and her family, as well as taking trips to the beach!

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Kayt, Animal Caretaker

Kayt has always loved animals and wanted to work with them. She started out at a boarding facility during college, then moved to an animal shelter after college, and finally decided she wanted to work on the medical side of things. She earned her veterinary assistant certification from Penn Foster and loves caring for the animals at our clinic!

Kayt has four pets of her own at home, including three Chihuahua mixes named Ted, Chico, and Lucy, as well as her three-legged cat, Robin. When she is not working, she likes reading, practicing yoga, being out of the house, and spending time with her family (including the furry ones). Her greatest achievement is going any length of time without being bitten by a grumpy pet!

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Caitlin, Receptionist

Caitlin began her career in human medicine and she worked as a certified nursing assistant in South Carolina for some time. However, she has always had a love for animals and wanted to further her education towards veterinary medicine, she began working as a kennel assistant with all types of animals. Then she relocated and has been working with us as a receptionist. She loves welcoming new families and their pets to our animal hospital. One of her greatest achievements in veterinary medicine in getting her mom’s Lab, Riley, to be heartworm negative, since he was positive when they adopted him!

When she is not working, Caitlin enjoys traveling with her significant other, Nathan, and their two dogs, Bella, a Golden Retriever/Collie mix and Hazel, a German Shepherd. She also has two ferrets at home, Charlotte and Griffen.

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Pauli, Receptionist

Pauli started her academic career as a pre-dental major, but then fell in love with all the class pets in her Biology classes, so switched to a biology major to focus more on animals. She also volunteered at an animal shelter, worked as an assistant at a day practice and an emergency clinic, then came to work with us in June 2017! She loves helping educate clients and working with them to make the lives of their pets the best they can be! She is most proud of an achievement outside of work: she helped trained her parents’ two deaf Dalmatians, Frankenstein and Marshmallow, sign language commands, totaling about 25 commands!

At home, Pauli has two pets of her own including Maggie a Cocker Spaniel, and Sheldon a Russian Tortoise. In her free time, she enjoys taking Maggie to the beach and spending time with her significant other, Jonathan.

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