Pet Care Clinic of the High Country
Meet Our Team
Mandi Johnson, RVT, CVPM
Mandi is a Registered Veterinary Technician and a Certified Veterinary Practice Manager living in Sugar Grove, North Carolina. She graduated from Central Carolina Community College in 2004, with an A. A. S. degree in veterinary medical technology. Mandi began her career in private practice at the age of 15 and realized that veterinary medicine was where she wanted to be. She also received her certificate in Veterinary Management from St. Petersburg College in 2013.
Soon after graduating from CCCC she went from general practice to emergency medicine. Emergency medicine is where Mandi decided that she wanted to be, until she got thrown into the business part of veterinary medicine. She helped create the general practice and pet lodging portion of her clinic and just finished setting up the new building that houses both of them. She is the hospital administrator to Animal Emergency Clinic of the High Country, Pet Care Clinic of the High Country, and Ridge Runner Pet Lodging.
Mandi received the honor of Certified Veterinary Practice Manager in 2018.
Mandi also sat on the NC Board of Veterinary Technicians in 2018.
Mandi is married with two sons. She has two cats, “Wittn” and “Pig”. One dog, her oldest son, “Obi”, that she has had since her days at CCCC. She loves to teach others about the business ins and outs of veterinary medicine. When she is not working she loves to spend time with her family, playing video games, fishing at the beach and watching her boys play sports.
Human Resources Manager
Kelly Allen, RVT
Kelly is a 2006 graduate of Lincoln Memorial University with an Associates of Applied Science in Veterinary Medical Technology. She is also graduated from NCSU in 2008 with a BS in Animal Science and a minor in Agriculture Business Management. Kelly joined the Animal Emergency & Pet Care Clinic team in 2010 as a Registered Veterinary Technician. In her spare time you'll find her spending time with her husband, daughter, Australian Shepherds, and horse back riding.
Client Services Representatives
Clarissa is a current student at Appalachian State University majoring in chemistry with a concentration in forensic science and a minor in criminal justice. She will graduate in May 2019 and will continue working at the Emergency Clinic afterwards. Clarissa also participates in research at Appstate where she tests the acid content of biodiesel fuels made from used cooking oil utilizing nano-reactors. In her free time she enjoys hiking, reading, and hands-on hobbies such as cross-stitching.
Our Technicians and Technician Assistants
Cheyenne was born and raised in Boone, NC. She is a recent graduate from Auburn University with a bachelors degree in Animals Sciences. Cheyenne moved back home to be closer to family and for her love of the mountains. Outside of work she enjoys hiking, swimming, and spending time with family and her two dogs Loki and Petey.
Jessica Carver, RVT
Jessica graduated from Gaston College Veterinary technician program in 2016. After graduating, she moved to Boone and started working at the emergency clinic. When we opened Pet Care Clinic of the High Country in 2017 Jess came over and started working here as a veterinary technician. She does some fostering and pet sitting in her free time, she also enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and furry children Wrangler, Remi, and June Bug.
Lori is a veterinary assistant at Pet Care Clinic of the High Country. She has also worked at our emergency clinic, where she started her employment. Lori has been a team member for almost 5 years, and has always had a deep passion for working with animals. She was born and raised in Asheville, North Carolina, but currently lives in Banner Elk with her spouse Brandon, daughter, and two German Shepherds. Lori is currently a full time student pursuing a career in diagnostic medical sonography at South College. She is very excited to embark on this new journey and will always consider PCC staff and animals family.