Our Team

PAM, OFFICE MANAGER

Pam has been serving as Office Manager since 2008, but she has been with Clayton Veterinary in varying capacities since 2006. She has a degree in Respiratory Therapy from Northeastern University and spent 20 years working in the human medical field before deciding it was time to spend her days with furry patients. In between human and animal medicine, Pam and her husband Rick were foster parents for the State of New Jersey and cared for medically fragile infants & children, adopting 5 of them along the way. She also has 2 grandsons living in California with her oldest son. She and her family are very active in animal rescue and foster for a number of rescues and shelters, with a special love for the very tiny babies and the oldsters who need extra love and attention. Her current pet family consists of 6 dogs and 7 cats, but there are always extras! Pam is an avid Dallas fan (sorry Eagles!) and struggles to live life without her beloved Mountain Dew which she gave up last year.

CINDY, GVT, LEAD VETERINARY TECHNICIAN

Cindy has been at Clayton Veterinary since 1997 (wow!) and has been a veterinary technician for more than 30 years. Cindy graduated from Harcum College, Bryn Mawr, PA in 1989 and completed her practicums in veterinary medicine at the Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and at Penn’s New Bolton Center in Kennett Square, PA. Cindy and her husband, Brian are very active members of their church community. Their son, Andrew, is a 2018 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY and is now a Captain in the US Army. Cindy and her husband are avid travelers and especially enjoy exploring other countries and cultures. They are also enthusiastic theater goers and have season tickets to the Walnut Street Theater, the oldest operating theater in the country. Because of their busy travel schedule, Cindy and Brian do not currently have a fur baby, but Cindy has always heeded the call to be a foster mom when needed. In her spare time, Cindy, who grew up Mennonite, enjoys baking Pennsylvania Dutch treats and often shares them with the Clayton office staff (yum!).

RANDI, RECEPTIONIST & VETERINARY TECHNICIAN

Randi joined Clayton Veterinary in 2004. In 2012, she took a couple of years off to be a stay-at-home mom and returned to work in 2014. Randi earned her Associates degree in Animal Science from Camden County College in 2007. She currently lives with her husband, Steve, and their 3 children, Jesse, Charlotte, and Willow. Randi and her family share their home with Gypsy, a female coonhound mix, and Nicky, a male Shih tzu mix whose favorite activities are to bark at everything and nothing all day long! In her spare time, Randi enjoys chasing waterfalls, hiking, camping, “beaching”, nature photography, and taking road trips with her family.

 

JULIE, RECEPTIONIST

Julie acts primarily as one of our receptionists and appointment schedulers and has been a member of the staff since 2020. Prior to her work in the Clayton office, Julie was a full-time Mom for almost 10 years. She enjoys spending time with her husband Keith and their four children. Julie and her family share their home with lab mix Wiley, boxer mix Storm, cattle dog Rocket, and her three cats, Lightning, Simba, and Aiken. Julie is often the first face that most people see when they enter our office. Her calm demeanor and kind words always put pets and their parents at ease! In her spare time, Julie enjoys trips to the beach, scrapbooking and traveling.

 

SAM, CERTIFIED VETERINARY TECHNICIAN

Sam came to Clayton Veterinary in 2012 as a volunteer while still in high school and then graduated from Camden County College in 2016 with a degree in Veterinary Technology. In the same year, she passed the Veterinary Technician National Exam, making her a certified Veterinary Technician. Sam enjoys interacting with dogs and cats of all ages and sizes. She is particularly adept at assisting with surgeries and doing dental procedures. Sam also appreciates learning about alternative medicine approaches to veterinary care. She currently owns a Karelian Bear dog, Kess. In her spare moments, Sam enjoys time with family, as well as crafting, playing video games, and reading.

BETH, VETERINARY TECHNICIAN

Beth Jackson is originally from Central Pennsylvania. She joined Clayton Veterinary in 2021. Beth has cared for animals since the mid 1980’s and has served in numerous specialized roles during her career, including as a Surgical Tech and Hospital Manager for a Southern NJ clinic for over 28 years. Beth and her husband Alan have been married since 1994 and currently own a small farm. They share their home with numerous dogs and cats, and several horses. In her spare time, Beth enjoys being outdoors where she can horseback ride and hike. Beth also enjoys photography and is an avid yoga practitioner.

 

KATIE, RECEPTIONIST

Katie joined us in 2021 after previous experience as manager of a pet store and an ecology tour guide in the Cape May area. She attended both Atlantic County Community College and Stockton University where she majored in Biology. Katie, her husband, and their daughter share their home with 7 dogs (Lexie, Wesson, Dakota, Arya, Bowie, Charlie, and Alex), a bunch of kitties, 2 bunnies, 3 rats, various goats, chickens, ducks, geese, and a pig! Katie is a passionate lover of all animals and has fostered for a number of different rescue organizations. She especially has a soft spot for special needs fosters. Katie and her dogs are show enthusiasts where they participate in a variety of dog sports. In her spare time, Katie enjoys all sorts of outdoor activities and reading fantasy books.

CARLY, CERTIFIED VETERINARY TECHNICIAN

Carly is a Certified Veterinary Technician who has been affiliated with Clayton Veterinary since 2006. She received her veterinary training at the Camden County College and is largely self-taught as an expert in veterinary nutrition. In 2022, Carly decided to pursue her interests in pet nutrition in a more rigorous fashion. However, she continues to work part time in our Clayton and Pennsville offices. Carly currently has 8 cats (Amelia, Luna, Worm, TigerLilly, Sif, JellyBean, Minnie, and Fichi – wow!) and a Papillon, Caspian. Carly and Caspian are devoted to training for agility competitions and Caspian has earned his novice jumper and standard titles, and he and his Mom also do trick competitions. Through her volunteer work with Furrever Friends, Carly has been an expert foster mom for numerous rescued kittens. She also enjoys lending a helping hand at local horse shows. In her spare time, Carly is an avid gamer and maintains a close circle of friends and family for movie nights.

MARILYN, VETERINARY ASSISTANT

Marilyn is a native of NJ but has a large family in the Dominican Republic. She started working at Clayton Veterinary in 2022. Marilyn earned her Associate’s Degree in Biological Sciences from Rowan College of South Jersey, and continued her education at Stockton Univertsity, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 2022. Marilyn plans to become a veterinarian and she joined the Clayton office in order to gain experience in all phases of veterinary medicine. Her not-so-furry, but very loving animal friend is Rory, her parakeet. Rory is committed to making sure that Marilyn achieves all of her goals and follows all of her dreams. In her spare time, Marilyn enjoys reading, visiting new places, and learning new things.

JON, VETERINARY ASSISTANT

Jon Young became a Veterinary Assistant in 2022. His current enrollment in the Veterinary Assistant Program at Camden County College is a testament to his dedication to compassionate care for all animals. In addition to his studies, Jon continues to work, while receiving on-site instruction, in our Clayton office. Jon enjoys a full family life at his home with parents, Pam and Rick, and brothers, Charlie and Chris. The household also includes 6 dogs (BackRoadTrip, Happyhappy Joyjoy, Potato, Blueberry Bagel, Sir Chantsalot, and Rosie) and 7 cats (Charlie Brown,  Linus, Schroeder, Tater Tot, Midnight Spots, Cannoli, and Victor)! Cuddling with his dog, Chance (Sir Chantsalot’s nickname) is always a favorite activity. In his spare time, Jon likes to run, bike ride, watch the Dallas Cowboys (sorry Eagles!) and to experience all things Star Wars.

SQUASH, OFFICE CAT

Our newest resident kitty, Squash came to us mid-pandemic in the Fall of 2021 from the Gloucester County Animal Shelter. Originally here to be neutered and adopted out, Squash had a pretty loud heart murmur and was unable to be neutered at the time. We all fell in love with his sweet, spunky and goofy personality and decided he had to be an office kitty! This juvenile delinquent spends his days lounging about in his hammock, playing with his toys and begging for chicken from everyone. He loves interacting with our clients, watching the world through his window and has a severe addiction to Chicken PureBites.

IN MEMORIUM

UV, OFFICE CAT

UV was born in Woodstown in 2002 and was an integral part of the Clayton Veterinary team until his passing in 2023. His duties included supervising, greeting clients, and providing comic relief and comfort to all. UV was most often found “pretending” to sleep on his chair behind the reception desk as he supervised the staff and received admiration from clients.

IN MEMORIUM

EDO, OFFICE CAT

Edo was born at Clayton Veterinary in 2003 and was a beloved member of the  office family until his passing in 2022.  A shy fellow, he was not often seen by clients and preferred to spend his time in the staff only areas of the hospital. There he held the very important role of offering love and companionship to the staff and doctors. He is dearly missed and lovingly remembered.

Portrait Photography by Carol Shimp and Mark Bohn. All other web photography by Andrew Christman

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