Our Careteam

Shayla
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Tara
Receptionist
Everyone has their own unique source of happiness. Some enjoy seeing nature, others enjoy talking with people. For Tara, her source of happiness comes from interacting with animals. As a receptionist at Claws N Paws Animal Hospital, she gets a chance to do just that on a daily basis!

Tara has always felt a deep connection to animals, and appreciates the beauty and uniqueness of all species. A self-professed “lover of underdogs,” she loves helping animals overcome whatever issues they come into the clinic suffering from.

Having grown up in Elkridge, MD, Tara has always been on a mission to help animals, even before she joined Claws N Paws. After witnessing just how many abused and neglected animals there were out there, she would attend fundraisers that raised money for homeless animals. She decided that she wanted to take her help a step further, so she attended CCBC Essex Campus to take courses to become a veterinary assistant..

Tara finds the veterinary field to be ultra-rewarding, as it gives her a chance to make a big difference in the lives of pets and pet parents. She feels helping animals is what she was meant to do.

In her free time, Tara enjoys going on long walks and hikes with her dogs, Snoopy and Miranda Leigh. She also enjoys shopping, watching crime shows and hanging out with her boyfriend.
Jackie
Receptionist
Kristin
Technician Supervisor
Kristin can’t remember a time when she wasn’t passionate about animals. She was always volunteering to bring home the classroom pet during grade school, and couldn’t get enough of biology and other science classes. The older she got, the more her fascination grew. Kristin has always known that she wanted to work hands-on to better the lives of pets! She gets to do just that as the Lead Veterinary Technician here at Claws N Paws Animal Hospital.

Kristin is an Anne Arundel County native and attended Anne Arundel Community College to obtain her Veterinary Assistant certification in 2009. She signed on as an Assistant in her very first vet clinic that same year. Kristin joined the team at another local hospital as a Technician in 2013, and joined the Claws N Paws Animal Hospital family in August of 2017 after having earned her Bachelor’s degree from Stevenson University earlier that year.

Having known Dr. Singh for many years, Kristen was happy to join forces with him once again here at Claws N Paws Animal Hospital. She loves to educate pet owners on the importance of preventative care, diagnostic testing, and other healthcare measures, and she also likes to meet a great variety of pet and human personalities on a daily basis.

Kristin’s interests outside of work include drawing, spending quality time with family, and enjoying the company of her own pets at home. She has two animal companions: Akira, who loves to dance for treats and hog the bed, and Sasha, whose favorite pastime is sitting on her mom’s feet for love and attention.