Our Team Overview

The friendly, professional staff at VCA Parkway is made up of dedicated individuals who make it their mission to help pets live long, healthy lives. To be true to this mission, the hospital team relies on many individuals, each equally important in helping us deliver the best patient and client experience for both you and your pet.

Teamwork is a constant in our daily practice. From the friendly staff at the front desk to the talented and dedicated technicians and doctors, to the fun-loving kennel and day-care staff, our team works cohesively to create a warm and welcoming experience for both you and your pet.

Our team provides exceptional veterinary care of the highest quality, including the care and dedication that make a difference.

Explore our staff biographies and learn about the people who make our facility an excellent choice for your pet care needs.

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Dr. Catharine
Medical Director

Dr. Catharine Hennessy completed her veterinary degree at North Carolina State University in 2001. After practicing in large animal medicine and as an industry consultant, she returned to small animal medicine and has been enjoying working with canine and feline patients for the last 10 years. Her clinical interests include dermatology, internal medicine and geriatric care.

Outside of practice, Dr. Hennessy enjoys spending time with her family, baking and cooking, volunteering at church, and playing the piano. She shares a home with her husband, 2 sons, 3 cats and 1 dog. She loves the team at VCA Parkway and is excited about providing the best care to her patients.

Rachel
RVT Hospital Manager
Rachel started working at Parkway in 2010 while finishing her Bachelors in Zoology from North Carolina State University in 2012. She completed her Associate of Science in Veterinary Technology qualifying to take the state and federal boards in May 2018 to be a Registered Veterinary Technician in the state of North Carolina. In 2019 she accepted the position of Lead Veterinary Technician here at Parkway and recently in 2021 accepted the role as Practice Manager. 

Rachel's interests include Feline medicine/behavior, client education, emergency care and dental procedures. She also works with a local volunteer TNR group, Operation Catnip, altering feral cats in the community. In her free time, she teaches Yoga (Hot flow and Aerial) at a local Raleigh studio and enjoys spending time reading, outside and traveling. Rachel lives in Raleigh with her 2 kitties (Chuck and Vito) and her partner Greg, in Downtown Raleigh.
 

Veterinarians

Our veterinarians are a team of highly trained individuals dedicated to the health and well-being of your pets. Explore our veterinarians' biographies and learn about the individuals who make our hospital an excellent choice for your pet's care.

Veterinarian Support

Our technicians and support team members are all gentle animal lovers who treat your pets with the compassion and respect they deserve. Explore our support team members' biographies and learn about the individuals who make our hospital such a good choice for your pet's care.

Administration

The hospital administration team consists of management personnel who oversee all staff members, hospital activities and the facilities. Together, they keep the hospital running smoothly, ensuring quality patient care and excellent client service. From the moment you check in, our administrative staff is here to deliver the best possible experience to you and your pet before, during and after your visit.

Client Services

We are committed to providing the best possible service and our Client Services team loves to exceed pet owner's expectations. Whether it's answering your calls, guiding you and your pet to the exam rooms or checking you in and out quickly, our Client Service representatives and Receptionists are dedicated to providing helpful client and patient support that raises the bar on customer service.

Pet Care Specialists

Just as we emphasize health, we also understand the value of providing a full line of care to our clients, which may include boarding and/or grooming services. Our team of caring and compassionate staff are here to offer your pets exceptional services that keep them feeling and looking their best while you're away.
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