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"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.

Ashley Brown

Assistant Practice Manager

Ashley joined the Falls Village team in March of 2019 as Assistant Practice Manager. She has a background in Practice Management,  and hospitality. Ashley earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the University of South Carolina. She enjoys client communication, human resources, marketing and has a passion for giving clients and their pets the best care and service at all times.

Ashley spent a lot of her childhood in Beaufort, South Carolina, but traveled frequently because her dad was in the Marine Corps. She has three dogs: 2 German Shepards, Bella & Lynx and a Miniature Schnauzer, Fritz.  She enjoys spending time with family, traveling, cooking and soccer.

Ashley is currently studying to become a Certified Veterinary Practice Manager and hopes to earn this honor soon.

Stephanie Richards

Kennel Manager

Stephanie’s love of animals was developed as a child. She used to visit her father during his lunch breaks at the maintenance department at NC State. While there, she would visit all the animals at the vet school. Her family also had many animals at home, from livestock to house pets.

Stephanie has been with Falls Village since 2000, and we are proud to have her step up to be the head of our kennel department beginning in 2016. In addition to her experience in animal care, Stephanie also has a background in Early Childhood Development and has worked in daycare. Her nurturing spirit and generous heart make her a perfect fit for both of these fields.

It’s no surprise that Stephanie makes a priority of spending time with her family: her high school sweetheart and husband of 22 years, 2 children, 4 dogs and a cat. She also enjoys museums, learning about history, going to the lake, and watching movies. Her motto is “To have fun and enjoy life no matter what life throws at me.”

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.

Gloria Woodlief

Technology/Computer Manager

Gloria got a job working with pets right out of high school. Even after graduating college with a computer programming degree, she decided to follow her heart and continued in pet care. Currently she is owned by one whippet named Rain. She tends to gravitate towards water… oceans, lakes, pools, hot tubs and bath tubs.

Amaris Veiga

Lead Customer Service Representative

Amaris moved to the Raleigh area almost a year ago, and she has been working in the Veterinary field for almost three years. Amaris started out in specialty and emergency care in Miami and then moved to Southwest Florida and continued in the same field. Amaris has really grown to love what she does and the connections with our clients and their pets.

In her spare time, she does a lot of cooking (mostly tacos) and is a big movie-goer, especially anything in the Marvel series. Amaris lives with her boyfriend, and they have three kind-of-spoiled cats including one they adopted from this hospital who was brought in by one of our techs. She hopes to have a house big enough for a small cat sanctuary.

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.