Courtney Phillips

Courtney Phillips

Kennel Attendant

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Courtney Phillips, Lead Kennel Attendant, began her time with SVVS in June 2021. She has 1 cat named Andy and 2 dogs; Bandit and Whinnie. She also has 6 mini horses, a donkey, a horse named Shadow, chickens and a chameleon. When not at work Courtney loves horseback riding, photography and reading.

Clarissa Passmore

Clarissa Passmore


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Clarissa started with SVVS in August 2019. In her time with SVVS she has been a kennel attendant and has begun her time at Virginia Tech, majoring in Animal & Poultry Sciences. Her hope is to attend vet school and become at Veterinarian. She has 3 dog and 5 cats. In her spare time she likes spending time with her boyfriend and all of her animals. She also loves to read!

Kade Russell

Kade Russell

Kennel Attendant

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Kade Russell started his journey with SVVS in December 2021 as a Kennel Attendant. He currently has 1 dog named, Roxy. He loves animals and wildlife, video games and watching sports.

Alexis Kite

Alexis Kite

Kennel Manager

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Alexis began her journey with SVVS in March 2022 as a Kennel Attendant. She has 3 dogs and 1 cat. She is a recent graduate of Castlewood High School and is currently in school to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician. In her spare time she likes to spend time with her boyfriend, Bradley and her friends and family.

Amber Young

Amber Young

Kennel Attendant

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Amber started with SVVS in April 2022. Amber’s favorite place to be is in the outdoors. With her love of Dachshunds, of course, she has 2; Scout and Luna. She wants to attend school to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician.

Kaitlin Estep

Kaitlin Estep


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Kaitlin began her job with us in June 2023. She has 2 dogs, Duke and Neo who she loves spending time with. When she is not working she likes spending time outdoors; kayaking, fishing and hiking. She also likes to read, color and play video games.