Our Staff

David Woody

Practice Business Manager

David, known best by his friends and colleagues as Davey, is one of our most fun-loving team members! His favorite book is The Hardy Boys, and he loves football (Clemson is his team of choice!). He has a special love for Bulldogs of any shape or size (Frenchies, English bulldogs, American bulldogs, Boxer-Bulldogs, etc.); he also loves Reese’s chocolates. In his spare time, he loves working with farm animals. His favorite movie is Private Eyes; He loves watermelon, and he is allergic to coconuts!

Education: Bachelor of Science, Agriculture and Natural Resources

Karen Byrd

Administrative Coordinator

Karen is our Dog Training aficionado, conducting obedience and agility training in her spare time. She also loves hiking and horseback riding. Her favorite movie is Gone with the Wind, and her favorite book is Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers. She loves to listen to Contemporary Christian and Southern Gospel music, and some of her favorite snacks are Zero Bars, granola bars, nuts, and cheese. Karen’s favorite color is pink. Interesting fact: She has no sense of smell!

Ashleigh Jones

Customer Service Representative

Ashleigh, born and raised in Burnsville,NC, joined our All Pets Family in 2018. She shares her home with her husband, Christian and son, Chapel. Her fur-children include a yorkie, Ruby, a shipoo named Jordy and their working LEO K-9's, Reco and Kai. Ashleigh can often be found in the kitchen grabbing a snack, she has a major sweet tooth! Chocolate, coffee and caramel are some of her favorites! During her days off, Ashleigh loves spending time with her large family, working in her flower beds or snuggled up on the couch to watch movies! “Steel Magnolias” and “The Help” are some of her go-to’s!

Pamela Burgess

Customer Service Representative

Pam is a graduate from the University of South Florida with a B.A. in history. In 2010, after spending 30 years in restaurant management Pam began a career in animal welfare, joining us in 2018. Pam is owned by 2 cats, Midge, and Milly. She considers her pet sitting clients her extended family. Along with a passion for cats, Pam is a professional photographer, owning a small business. She enjoys taking photographs of animals at a local rescue and of nature during her down time.

Allison Greene

Customer Service Representative

Allison is excited to be back in her hometown of Asheville, NC. Her sweet yorkie Levi, made the move back with her from Virginia. In her spare time, Allison enjoys yoga, hiking and exploring around Western North Carolina. She can be found snacking on cheese sticks, berries and gummies but you won't find her with any raisins (yuck!). Allison is an avid lover of all types of podcasts and is currently listening to “Dolly Parton’s America.” When at home, you can often find her crocheting and crafting.

Crystal Reece

Customer Service Representative

Crystal was born and raised in Asheville, NC. Crystal has a degree in Cosmetology but her real passion is in dogs. She lives with her husband Chantrey and her 6 dogs Axle, Kai, Marley, Bella, Dexter and Lily. She also has 2 guinea pigs Sugar and Spice. On her off time from work she loves to work on her online pet supply business.

Charity Ogle

Customer Service Representative

Charity is a native of Black Mountain NC and she has worked in the veterinary field for over 16 years. She enjoys crafting and doing DIY projects during her off time. She and her husband Mike share their home with a Pit mix named Kodak. Even though her children Dakota and Gracie are adults they will forever be her babies. Also, if you ever want to give Charity a gift just remember cheese! All things cheese. Lots of cheese.

Luna Scott

Customer Service Representative

Luna has lived in Asheville for 3 years and is so happy to be a new addition to the All Pets team. When she's not being a friendly face in the lobby or a caring voice on the phone, she is spending time with her partner Dan and their two dogs Nellie and Mac. Days off you will find her on her snowboard, mountain bike or enjoying a cup of coffee by the river.

Brianna Ward

Customer Service Representative

Brianna is a native of Marshall, NC. She joined us in the fall of 2023. When Brianna is not a smiling face at the front desk, she can be found doing home remodeling projects with her furry family members Waylon and Salem, and her human family member Tyler.

Tammy Gregg, RVT

Head Veterinary Technician

Tammy is lovingly known as the protective “mother figure” of the All Pets Team--a trait that has earned her such nicknames as “Mama Jo” and “Mama T.” In her free time, she loves crafting, baking beautiful cakes, and getting involved with church activities. Tammy’s favorite color is green. She is allergic to many things, with a special aversion to mushrooms.

Education: Associates degree in Veterinary Medical Technology (RVT), AB Tech

Brianna Mickey, RVT

Registered Veterinary Technician

Brianna, most often referred to as Brie, is the goat expert of the family, with a background in showing and breeding dairy goats. In addition to her goat hobby, Brianna has two dogs (Buster and Lucy), a cat (Yoda), and quite a few guppies.

In her free time she enjoys working with her goats, gardening, hiking and reading. Her favorite candy is dark chocolate Reese's, and she loves mystery, science fiction and romantic comedies!

Education: Associates degree in Veterinary Medical Technology (RVT), AB Tech

Katie Szymanski

Veterinary Technician

Katie, a native of Asheville, received her degree in Parks and Recreation from NC State in 2008. After working in marketing for the family business, Katie decided to pursue her passion for animals and went back to school. She received her degree in Veterinary Medical Technology A.A.S. in 2013. Katie, along with Joseph her husband of 2 years, enjoys hiking with their dog Juniper and snuggling with her feline friend Ralpie.

Casey Gaskin-Aukett

Veterinary Technician

Casey received her Associates in Zoo Animal Technology from Santa Fe College teaching zoo in Florida and worked for a rescue for two years after receiving her degree. She moved to Asheville in 2018 where she has continued her career in veterinary medicine. Casey is currently in the veterinary technician program at Penn Foster College. She enjoys being able to hike with her dog Simba in our beautiful mountains as well as relaxing while watching Netflix. When not working Casey can be found pet sitting exotic pets and farm animals.

Gavin Jones

Veterinary Technician

Gavin has been in the veterinary field for about 4 years but more recently joined our team! A local graduate of North Buncombe High School went on to get his Applied Science Degree in Veterinary Medical Technology in 2021 from AB Tech. When Gavin isn't running around our parking lot, you might find him chasing his own furry friend, Jarvis, a 2 year old lab mix. He also loves spending time outdoors camping and hiking around WNC. His favorite indoor activity is watching movies with friends!

Gary Carr

Veterinary Technician

Gary, known by his friends and colleagues as Gare Bear, is a native of Asheville, NC. He received his degree in Surgical Technology from South College. After working in the operating room for several years, Gary decided to pursue his love for helping animals and went back to school. He received his degree in Veterinary Medical Technology from Penn Foster in 2021. He shares his home with his two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Jolene, and Lilibet. During his days off, Gary can be found hiking in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains or curled up with his two furbabies reading a good book. Some of his favorite shows include, The Crown and Downton Abbey. His favorite snack is fruit, fruit and more fruit.

Audrey Byrd

Veterinary Assistant

Audrey has been a part of the All Pets family for years, always willing to assist where needed. From kennel to reception, Audrey has made All Pets her home. Speaking of home, She shares hers with her pride and joy Katara, a heeler mix. They enjoy watching movies together. The Lion King and Titanic are her favorites. You can also find Audrey outside taking in the fresh air by hiking or camping, of course Katara isn't far behind. Snacking is another favorite pastime, Audrey loves sweet tarts and Doritos.

Samantha Chandler

Veterinary Assistant

Born in Texas and raised in Virginia, Samantha grew up with a dog, two cats, and multiple birds and fish. She spent 6 years in the Navy before settling down in Asheville to feed her love of hiking, distinct seasons, and craft activities. She spends most of her free time anchored to the couch by her cats while listening to true crime podcasts and knitting or crocheting. Samantha enjoys pottery, making candles, and baking too. When not at home or work, she can often be found either in a yarn store crafting with more experienced yarnies or sifting through antique shops.

Lili Thompson

Veterinary Assistant

Lili joined the All Pets Team in Sep 2021 after completing her Veterinary Assistant Degree. She has a passion for all Animals that shines bright through her smile . When she isn’t at the clinic you can find her spending quality time with her big family, enjoying the outdoors with her husband Caleb or studying her bible. Lili also has a shitzu , Australian Shepard , Fish & a leopard gecko that she adores very much.

Emma McCoy-Hollrah

Veterinary Assistant

Emma recently joined the All Pets family and also attends UNCA as a sculpture major where she works with glass, metal, and wood. Stained glass is her favorite. She also has a passion for doing special effects makeup from whimsical face paint to gory flesh wounds and zombies. Her fur family includes Leo, an adorable pointy eared mutt, two twin tabbies named Pixie and Dixie, 5 leopard geckos and 2 crested geckos. Her favorites from the reptile lot would be Soro (a hard of seeing leopard gecko) and Ghillie (obsessed with mom crested gecko).

Mikaela Robertson

Veterinary Assistant

Born in Arizona but raised in St Thomas in the Virgin Islands, Mickey visited Asheville in 2012 and fell in love with the mountains, so much so she didn't want to leave. She is currently finishing her associate's degree in Veterinary Medical Technology at AB-Tech and is working on becoming a RVT. Her hobbies include: drawing art, sewing costumes, watching anime, and playing video games. At least that is when she's not neck deep in fur from her two fluffy babies. Most of the time at home, she is brushing, snuggling, or playing with her Siberian cat, Bandit, or her great pyrenees mix, Bella.

Liv Stamey

Veterinary Assistant

Liv has been in the veterinary industry for 4 years but more recently joined our team. Liv is a native of Asheville, and is currently enrolled at AB Tech to get her Applied Science Degree in Veterinary Technology. Liv is self proclaimed "Swifty" (Lover of Taylor Swift), and loves all things related to Harry Potter. In her free time, she enjoys hiking with her dog, Whiskey, or hanging out at home with her feline friend, Potter, and her leopard gecko, Norbert. Liv also loves to read, mostly psychological thrillers, and her favorite snack is Salt and Vinegar chips!

Katelyn Peek

Veterinary Assistant

Katelyn joined the All Pets team in November of 2023. She is currently working on completing her Associates in Veterinary Technology degree through Penn Foster. Katelyn has always had a passion for animals, large and small. She has rescued and rehabilitated several animals throughout her career. When she isn’t busy helping out furry friends, you can find her rolling up to car meets or casting a line into the river, and if not there then she’s home spending time with her own critters.