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Staff

Meet the friendly staff at Halifax Veterinary Center!

  • Dr.
    Kathleen Bartos
    Kathleen D. Bartos M.S., D.V.M. received her B.S. degree in zoology from Duke University and her M.S. in veterinary physiology from the University of Florida before attending veterinary school. She completed her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.) degree at the University of Florida in 1986.
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  • Sue Bennett
    Practice Manager

    Sue started at HVC as a Client Services Representative in 2015.  After a couple of years as Lead Client Services Representative and Office Manager, she is now Practice Manager.  Sue came to us from New Jersey, where she worked 30 years in the legal field. Sue and her husband have a daughter and two 'dawgs.'  Sue is a HUGE NY Rangers fan and can always guess when a patient is named after an NHL player. She always does what is best for not only our clients and our patients, but also for our staff.  

  • Kathy Tavenner
    Assistant Practice Manager

    Kathy joined our reception staff in 2002.  Kathy is a vital part of our team, acting as Assistant Practice Manager. She keeps all our staff on their toes, as she is tasked with making sure charts are handled correctly. 

  • Nikki Reed
    Lead Veterinary Technician

    Nikki has been a technician at HVC since 2013.  She is not only a fantastic tech, but a great person with a wonderful smile.  Nikki is a highly knowledgeable and skilled Veterinary Technician. Nikki will rescue any animal she finds who needs rescuing. 

  • Val Bennett
    Inventory Manager/Client Services Representative
    I am Valorie. I have been at HVC since July of 2009. I started as a receptionist and now I am the inventory manager. I have also been a client of the practice since February 1991. I currently have two Siamese cats, Mischief and Poppet. They keep my husband Al and me on our toes. We have always been dog people and know how to speak dog. Cat language is a whole different ballgame. Speaking of ball games, I am also a big Gator fan. I have just recently been introduced by my coworker Sue on the awesomeness of professional hockey. Go Rangers!