Staff Members

Veterinary Technician

Angie Hudson has been a Registered Veterinary Technician since graduating in June 2001. She obtained her many veterinary skills at several emergency clinics in the Cincinnati area. She joined PetCare in February 2012. Angie is a University of Cincinnati graduate with degrees in both Biology and Animal Sciences.

During her many years as a technician Angie has developed a strong interest in animal behavior as well as exotic and small animal medicine. She prides herself on educating clients in all aspects of animal care.

Outside of work, Angie enjoys spending time with her own pets. She also enjoys running, hiking, drawing and painting.

Veterinary Assistant

Lauren Pakalnis has been a veterinary assistant at PetCare since June 2010. Lauren previously worked in the Operations Department at the Newport Aquarium. At PetCare, she enjoys helping clients establish preventative care strategies to help their pets live a happy, healthy life.

Lauren is a volunteer at the Newport Aquarium with both the husbandry staff and DIVE crew. Outside of work she enjoys spending her time hiking, SCUBA diving, camping, and spending time with her family and friends. She shares her home with her boyfriend, four cats, three frogs, two turtles, a snake and a tank full of fish.

Veterinary Assistant

Laura Packard (Lou) joined PetCare in April 2013. Lou grew up on a farm in Mount Vernon, OH and has always had pets. Cats, dogs, horses and birds were part of her growing up as well as showing sheep and hogs with 4-H.

Laura went to Ohio Wesleyan University where she graduated with a B.A. in Zoology. Her love of animals keeps her busy at home with 3 dogs, Bella, Eddie and Layla. When not at PetCare or taking care of her dogs at home, Laura likes to travel. Whether backpacking or on a cruise, aslong as she can experience new places, food and cultures Laura is content.