"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be
judged by the way its animals are treated."

- Mohandas Gandhi

Our Management Team

Ginny Rigsbee

Practice Manager

As early as she can remember, Ginny knew she wanted to work with animals in some form or another. After beginning her career as a veterinary assistant, she became interested in the business aspect of veterinary medicine. Now, she works as Falls Village Veterinary Hospital’s Practice Manager and has served in the animal care industry for over 30 years!

Ginny grew up in Southern Pines, North Carolina with her parents and two brothers. She first became fascinated by the animal care world as a child, when she would visit the local veterinarian’s office with her mother. After finishing high school, Ginny attended North Carolina State University before focusing on the business side of the industry and turning her focus to practice management. She was hired here at the hospital in August of 1984, and has happily been tending to the needs of Raleigh’s pets and animal owners ever since.

As a Manager, Ginny feels that she’s done her job well when the clinic has a busy month, pet owners are happy, and pets are feeling their absolute best. Her favorite part of the day is witnessing the hospital running like a well-oiled machine during peak business hours! In addition to her duties here at the clinic, Ginny is the practice management chairperson for the North Carolina Veterinary Conference held right here in Raleigh and also runs her own small business braiding and clipping horses.

Ginny and her husband, Kenny, have a daughter named Jordan and two sons named Brian and Justin. The family shares their lives with a dog, Bailey; five cats named Jinx, Cleo, Zeke, Zoey, and Butter; and a horse named Cotton.

Matthew Byrne

Assistant Practice Manager

Matt was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio and lived there until moving to Raleigh 3 years ago. Matt enjoyed working with the clients and patients for an animal hospital for 14 years, while also running a successful pet and house sitting business. He graduated from Fire Academy, as well as receiving his bachelor’s degree from the Ohio State University. Over the years, he has rescued 10 animals; 5 being geriatric (4 dogs and 1 cat), the youngest of those being 12 years old. In his spare time he loves hiking with his black lab Jett, throwing darts, backpacking, landscape photography, cooking, golfing, watching sports, or any outdoor activity. Matt’s thrilled to be joining the team, and continuing his career, at Falls Village Veterinary Hospital.

Lori Garner

Lead Customer Service Representative

Lori grew up in North Carolina with supportive parents that did everything to aide in her passion for animals, big and small. She has always had a fascination and love for exotic animals, especially elephants and monkeys. This love sparked her journey to graduate from North Carolina State University in Animal Science in 2010. She started out being a keeper at the Duke Lemur Center where she wanted to experience more in the research aspect and moved to being a technician at NCSU vet school in Lab animals. While working at NCSU she met her now husband and moved from Raleigh to Florida, to Charleston and back to Raleigh. During these moves she focused her passion for animals to get into the veterinary field as a Veterinary technician.

Now living in North Raleigh, she and her husband have added to their family two golden retrievers, Annabelle and Magnolia, two cats, Gidget and Gizmo, along with four chickens, a turtle, and several fish.

Lori’s hobbies and interests include gardening, knitting, crocheting, sewing, refurbishing furniture and propagating plants.

Julie Pellicore

Study Coordinator

Julie has filled a variety of roles since first coming to work at Falls Village in 1999. When our hospital began participating in clinical trials for various animal health companies in 2014, Julie took the opportunity to transition into the role of Study Coordinator.

In this position, Julie keeps the various trials organized and recruits qualifying participants. She ensures that we follow Good Clinical Practice (GCP) guidelines and all the rules established by the FDA and USDA for the health and well being of enrolled our patients. Julie is passionate about being a part of trials that advance veterinary medicine and help pets live healthier lives.

When she isn’t busy keeping us all pointed in the right direction, Julie enjoys spending time with her 3 dogs and her cat, as well as human family members.

We are currently participating in the international INSPIRE study, evaluating an investigational medication to manage Chronic Kidney Disease in cats so they might live healthier lives. For more information please visit http://www.catswithkidneydisease.com or call us at 919-847-0141 and ask for Julie.

Sharesa Spiker

Lead Veterinary Assistant

Sharesa grew up in North Raleigh with her parents and younger sister on a small family farm with their dog, 3 horses, and cats. Sharesa’s passion for animals started young when she joined Eno Triangle Pony Club and became active in 3 Day Eventing. She joined the Falls Village Family in 2010 and worked part time in the kennel while working toward Nursing School before deciding that animal medicine was her passion and started full time as a Veterinary Assistant. She helped in creating and expanding a low stress environment for clients and their furry family members and became Fear Free Certified in 2016.

Anne-Marie Camp

Kennel Manager

Anne-Marie has more than a decade caring for and supervising animals in a kennel/veterinary care setting. This includes experience caring for dogs of all sizes and breeds, as well as cats and smaller animals. Prior to joining Falls Village Veterinary Hospital, she worked at the Walt Disney World Canine facility providing care for high-value security dogs.

Anne-Marie is also the loving pet mom to two dogs, Alfie and Rizzo. She has plenty of experience boarding her own puppies at a kennel, and is therefore empathetic to how pet parents feel when entrusting their beloved pets to the staff at Falls Village. She strives, therefore, to make sure each pet stay is as happy and stress free as possible, for both the pets and their parents!

When not at work or loving on her two puppies, Anne-Marie also enjoys traveling and getting lost in a good book.