Alena joined the Animal Kingdom family in 1998 when she helped to open the hospital. She is a long time resident of Cary, having moved here at the age of 13. Alena attended West Cary Middle and Cary High School before heading off to North Carolina State where she earned a B.S. in Zoology. She then chose a career as a Veterinary Technician and later joined Animal Kingdom.
She is happily married to her husband of over 20 years and has 2 beautiful daughters. She has several four legged babies including 7 cats and a rabbit
In her spare time she enjoys loving on her babies both furred and un-furred, gardening, reading, cooking with her daughters, spending time with her husband and the never ending task of home improvement.