Amber A Harrell
Amber joined our team in March of 2018 after already being in the veterinary field for 6 years. Amber always had a love for all animals so much that she decided to turn it into a career. Amber applies her skills in all areas here at the clinic. She is always willing to lend a helping hand to whoever needs her. You can usually find her at the front desk greeting the clients and their babies or somewhere in the back assisting Dr. Sult just to get the chance to play with all the sweet babies.
Amber currently lives in Martinsville, Virginia with her husband, Eric and daughter, Alexis. The current pet population of the Harrell household includes Brody; a beloved Great Dane mix, Bentley, Chance and Maya all of which are beautiful Pit Bull Terriers and their loving friend, Ziva Kitty. On her days off, Amber enjoys spending time outdoors such as hiking, camping and kayaking with her husband. She also enjoys traveling and attending concerts and music festivals with her daughter.
Barbara E Gee
Licensed Veterinary Technician
Barbara is our Licensed Veterinary Technician. For Barb, working in veterinary medicine is much more than a job or even a career. She's felt pulled toward animal care ever since she can remember- serving as a veterinarian professional is truly her calling!
A Roanoke native, Barb began her veterinary adventure in 1988 when she signed on as a Veterinary Assistant/Kennel Assistant at a local animal hospital. She then moved to another clinic, working her way up from a kennel position to the senior Veterinary Technician and obtained her Veterinary Technician's license at the same time. Barb remained with that hospital until 2010. After taking a few years off from the animal-care world and managing a fitness facility, she signed on with a clinic in Troutville, Virginia before joining the Noah's Ark Animal Complex in August of 2018.
As a Technician, Barb enjoys dentistry work and the instant gratification it can bring. She also really like cytology. Most of all, she loves to interact directly with clients on a daily basis and do whatever she can to brighten up a pet owner's day.
Barb's interests outside of veterinary medicine include reading, swimming (she's even won medals in the breaststroke and freestyle as a member of the local swim organization!) and enjoying time with her family. She and her husband, Colin, have two grown sons and a pair of wonderful grandchildren. Barb also shares her life with three dogs- Roxie the Australian Shepherd, a spoiled Terrier mix named Pepper, and a silly Australian Shepherd named Major Tom, as well as three fish and six quirky cats: Ben, Beckett, Grace, MJ, Stitch and Max.
Ariel joined the Noah's Ark team in April 2019 after working in the animal care world for close to five years. This Patrick County native moved a few counties over into Franklin County to join us. If you had asked her in high school where she saw herself in 5-10 years, she'd have never thought she would be dedicating her life to pets but she is so glad she did. When you visit us, you can usually find Ariel's smiling face behind the front desk ready to love on your fur babies. Her favorite part of this field would have to be the constant interaction with our wonderful clients and their babies, as well as continuing to learn and further her knowledge.
In Ariel's free time, she enjoys 4-wheeling, music festivals or any live music she can. She also enjoys traveling and spending time with her sweet Chiweenie, Ruger and her beautiful torti-shell kitty, Hazel D.