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Director of Administration
Brianne joined Eno as a client care coordinator in September 2017 and worked her way up to become our amazing director of administration. She loves getting to know all our pet parents and pets, and she has made so many memorable Eno friends: both human and furry! Her spirit animal is the affable, adventurous otter.
To Brianne, the best thing about Eno is helping pets get the best care—and for their people to get the best service. She has an associate degree in business fundamentals, and she channels her heart and talent every day into her work with our Eno team and family. She wants to stay in the vet field for the rest of her life.
Born and reared in Fremont, California, near San Francisco, Brianne came to Durham in 2010. She and her husband now live in Rougemont with their daughter; a tuxedo cat named Sir Martin Fuzzleton; Boris the orange tabby; a Dalmatian named Baileigh; and Kona the Whippet puppy. She enjoys reading and playing the ukelele. Her favorite mottos are also her favorite song lyrics: “stand tall” and “shine.”
Director of Marketing
Anna B. was born and reared in Greensboro, an only child with six cats. Today, she and her husband, Joshua, live in Durham with their beautiful feline family: Mortimer, Edith, Frances, Amelia, Seamus, Minerva, and Wynne. She believes in Hemingway: “One cat just leads to another.” And the philosophy that “until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.”
Anna B. enjoys feeding cats, snuggling cats, adding to her impressive collection of cat magnets, and cats. Her motto is: “Every special diet is worth it.” The best day of the week at her house is claw-clipping day. She is her cats’ spirit animal.
After earning her undergraduate degree in media communication from the College of Charleston, magna cum laude and with honors, and her master’s in journalism at Columbia University, Anna B. worked as a reporter, writer, and editor in New York City and lived in Brooklyn for many years. She also ran her own business as a freelance content creator and marketer for many top-tier and nonprofit clients, happily composing away with cats on her lap.
Anna B. joined Eno in April 2019. As director of marketing, she’s excited to grow the amazing Eno family and make a positive difference in the community. She’s impressed by Eno’s team spirit and commitment to education and our cause. Anna B. manages Eno’s website and social media. Feel free to contact her with thoughts, suggestions, and feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our team welcomed Brian, our first professional groomer, in February 2020!
Brian has years of experience in boarding and kennel care, dog training, pet salon management, and, of course, professional grooming. He loves classic canine cuts—for Poodles, Schnauzers, Bishons, Yorkies, and more—complete with precise hand-scissoring.
He’s also skilled in bathing, brushing, blowouts, shave-downs, de-shedding treatments, carefully combing out knotted fur, and gently removing mats. He gives great paw trims and face trims. Plus, he’s comfortable with cats!
The best part of grooming to Brian is seeing pets feel better in real time. His greatest reward is watching pets leave happy.
Brian loves working with his hands: not only to groom pets but also to fix up cars! He likes to hike, kayak, and be outside in nature. Brian grew up in Kinston and lives in Durham with his wife and three cats: Odin, Thor, and Loki.
Welcome, Noelle! She joined Eno as our second professional groomer in August 2020.
Noelle loves grooming, especially Poodle cuts, hand-scissoring, “neaten-up” trims, and helping matted pets. Matted fur can be a serious medical issue, and helping matted pets back to right is incredibly rewarding. Her favorite part of grooming is making pets feel better.
Born in Fort Lauderdale, Noelle grew up with three brothers and a tan-and-white long-haired cat named Tigger. Her family moved to Butner when she was eight years old, and she still lives there with her husband, two human children, two cats (Nac Nac and Charlie), and a ball python named Holmes.
After graduating from Granville Central High School, Noelle started working as a PetSmart bather. At PetSmart’s grooming school in 2017, she trained with an established groomer and has loved the work ever since.
Noelle has also been an Eno pet parent! She says, “Dr. Grinstead was wonderful with my pets. I could really trust her in every way a person should trust her vet.”
Her spirit animal is the courageous, fiercely protective, and loyal lioness. Noelle believes in relating to all people. Her motto is: “In life, not everyone will think the same way you do.”
Client Care Supervisor
Natalie grew up in Kings Mountain with all kinds of pets: cats, ferrets, reptiles, birds, and even a frog! She lives in Durham with Muffin, a 13-year-old Cockapoo; Loba, a three-year-old hound; Princess the 19-year-old cat; and a bearded dragon named Lenny. She joined our team in July 2019.
Natalie’s most memorable moments at Eno include seeing puppies and kittens grow up healthy and live long lives and seeing sick animals nursed back to health. She has a special place in her heart for Mocha, an injured and emaciated stray who, with the best care, became strong and happy!
A natural-born helper, Natalie always gives her all to those in need. She earned an undergraduate degree in social work with a focus on child welfare from Western Carolina University; interned with Child Protective Services; and worked in a legal office helping people with disabilities gain access to benefits. She’s always eager to lend a helping hand to any pet or pet parent!
Natalie’s motto is: “Remember to be a pineapple! Stand tall, wear a crown, and be sweet on the inside.” Her hobbies include binge-watching Netflix shows and eating ice cream.
Client Care Coordinator
Tori was born in Bull City and has kin in both Durham and Bahama, our wonderful neighbor to the north. As a child, she happily tended the family pets: a Doberman named Blue and an Australian cattle dog named Lottsie, plus cats, fish, frogs, hamsters, guinea pigs, and a parakeet. To Tori, looking after animals was never a chore!
Tori graduated from Northern High School, right across the street from our new hospital, and is currently studying radiography at Vance Community College. She joined Eno as a client care coordinator in November 2018. The best part of her job is building relationships with pet parents and making friends with our “frequent flyers.” Plus, getting to snuggle adorable fur babies is certainly a perk!
For fun, Tori crafts, eats, and spends time with loved ones. She lives in Rougement with her fiancé and their chocolate Labs, Kimber and Sig, who was a surprise gift with her engagement ring! She likes a challenge and lives by the motto, “great things never come from comfort zones.” Tori’s spirit animal is the determined, wise polar bear.
Client Care Coordinator
We were thrilled to welcome Vickie in June 2019, after she retired from three decades of serving Durham public school kids as a physical education instructor. To many pet parents, and even Eno team members, she will always be Miss Modlin, local hero!
Vickie is beloved both in the community and at our hospital. Her spirit animal is the monkey: playful, lighthearted, cheerful, and chatty. Her favorite thing about Eno is interacting with pets and pet parents. Vickie believes “people who seek vet care are great people.” She loves team meetings and being a valued member of our “devoted, caring, hard-working” team.
Vickie grew up in a small town called Tyner, outside Edenton in eastern North Carolina, with a dog named Duchess and a Persian named Puffin. The four-legged love of her life was Shelley, a Yorkie who lived to be almost 18. Today, Vicky lives a few minutes from Eno—and right next to her 94-year-old mother—with her partner, Tracy; their senior dog, Claire; nine gorgeous hens; and the many deer who come to feed in the yard every day when called.
At East Carolina University, Vickie earned her bachelor’s degree in K-12 health, magna cum laude, and a master’s in education. For fun, she makes jewelry and creates cool crafts—like the Eno-painted rock outside our front door and now our very fashionable and important masks! In keeping with a lifetime of inspiring everyone she meets with her warmth, kindness, and good nature, Vickie’s motto is: “It’s never too late to have a happy childhood.”
Client Care Coordinator
A native Durhamite, Khrista grew up with a Pomeranian named Tootsie, a white German Shepherd named Jack, a Dachshund named Chiquita, and Bella—a smart, sassy, and stubborn Shepherd and Khrista’s special girl.
Khrista learned at a young age that pets can’t communicate as people do. She wanted to learn their language, cues, and signals so she could be an animal advocate, and working at Eno helps her do both.
She earned her undergraduate degree in theology and volunteered in Asia to help communities that struggle to be heard. A fluent Spanish-speaker, Khrista helps our Spanish-speaking Eno family communicate with our team—and get the help their fur babies need—in their heart language. We’re proud of our diverse team and family!
Khrista habla español y puede ayudar a nuestros clientes latinos comunicar con nuestro equipo y obtener la ayuda e información que requieren sus mascotas. Estamos orgullosos de la diversidad tanto en nuestro equipo como en nuestra comunidad!
Khrista joined Eno as a client care coordinator in February 2020. Her favorite thing about Eno is how much we care; we celebrate every success and grieve every loss right alongside our pet parents. She has a miniature Schnauzer named Shaggy and loves to weave loom art. Her spirit animal is the protective, loyal Mexican Gray Wolf.
Director of Medical Services
Jena grew up in Bull City with a dog named Mickie. Together, they had many happy adventures, big and small: traveling to the beach and the mountains and playing fetch in the backyard.
Jena decided she wanted to be a veterinarian in middle school. She started along this exciting path by volunteering at Eno, then worked her way up to the highly skilled position of vet assistant in May 2017. Jena recently graduated from Averett University with a bachelor’s in biomedical sciences.
Jena’s favorite part about Eno is the family atmosphere. She loves the people she works with and making connections with pet parents. Her most memorable Eno patient is Chester: a dog who was happy even when he got sick. Chester loved all the love he got at Eno and enjoyed every walk, until the end.
Jena lives in Durham with her two-legged family, four dogs, and five horses. Her spirit animal is the loyal, loving, and calm koala bear. She will do anything for her friends, and she would rather relax on a beach or by a river than run a marathon. Her favorite quotation is: “You are enough just as you are.”
Charles recently celebrated 14 years at Eno Animal Hospital! He joined Eno in June 2006, which far predates even our owner, Dr. Grinstead. As an incredible veterinary assistant, Charles embodies Eno and our mission like no other. He grew up on a farm not far from here and has had a passion for animals his whole life.
Everybody in the Eno family knows and loves Charles. He loves cuddling wiggly patients, and he can always make friends with nervous pets. Every day, he gives Eno his all—helping healthy pets get the best wellness care, helping sick pets get the best treatment, administering laser therapy, performing dental cleanings and monitoring surgery patients, and being there with pet parents for the tough times. In all he does, Charles makes sure we are the best hospital we can be.
Charles lives in Rougemont with his wife and huge fur family: six cats, the Eno-famous Great Pyrenees (Alaska), and so many ducks and chickens. When he isn’t holding the fort at Eno, he loves to fish.
A native of Roxboro, Shania always had a passion for helping animals. Her grandmother set the example by feeding more than 30 stray cats—and naming every single one. Shania also grew up with two house cats, Fluffy and Bubbles. Bubbles was her “truly-meant-to-be-mine” cat: a friendly, outgoing orange tabby who loved making friends. Today, Shania is a dog mom to her sweet pit mix, Lilly.
Shania joined the Eno team in May 2019. As kennel manager, Shania takes great time and effort to walk, feed, bathe, love, spoil, and get to know the unique personality of each Eno boarding pet. She’s also training hard to become a vet assistant. Her favorite part of Eno is tending to every creature in our care. She especially loves caring for rescue pets and helping sick patients heal.
To Shania, Eno is “a big, welcoming family.” Her spirit animal is the owl, which represents both wisdom and freedom.
Adrian joined our team in June 2020. Her favorite thing about Eno is helping patients feel better, and caring for so many pets.
Her home in North Durham, just a 10-minute walk from our hospital, is all about creating a farm. She chose to live in our great Tar Heel state for its beautiful climate.
Adrian likes to spend time with her human and fur family: husband, daughter, Bengal cats Apollo and Ares, Sampson the Pomeranian, and a mini Jersey cow named Maybelle.
Her spirit animal is the cat: powerful, clever, intuitive, and magical. Her favorite quotation: “It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness.”
Brad is married to Dr. Sabrina Grinstead and has many roles in the family business: public liaison, IT wizard, and, most importantly, dad to their two children, Alayna and Connor. He grew up in Arlington, Texas, an only child with a miniature Poodle and two gerbils.
Brad holds a PhD in electrical engineering and runs a small software development company. He also has experience in computer tech and sales. Dr. Brad’s favorite part of Eno is, of course, helping his beloved wife succeed in her dream. It makes all the gross medical talk he’s endured at the supper table worth it! His spirit animal is the steady, steadfast, and sensitive pangolin.
Brad’s hobbies include reading, hiking, playing computer games, and taking the dogs, Leia and Badger, on walks. He lovingly tolerates the family cats and follows the tenet that “life is too short to eat brown bananas.”
Brandi joined the Eno team in October 2013 and has been both a kennel assistant and client care coordinator.
On Jan. 1, 2019, Brandi became our trusty bookkeeper. She has an associate degree in business administration with a specialization in tourism management, and she is currently studying emergency management and disaster services at Durham Technical Community College.
Brandi was born in Pensacola and grew up in Albany, Georgia with four brothers, five sisters, and many Collies and Shelties. She volunteers with the Red Cross and enjoys reading, writing, swimming, watching TV, and spending time with family. She and her husband, Chuck, are the lucky pet parents of pooches Paige and Sassie.
Of all the beautiful memories Brandi has made at Eno, watching the dream of our new hospital become a reality is her favorite. Her spirit animal is the optimistic, nurturing bear.