Dr. Rakosky is a general practitioner that started working with Randolph Animal Hospital in June 2016. She earned her Bachelors of Science in Animal Science from North Carolina State University and received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from North Carolina State University as well.
Her special interests include behavior and canine sports medicine.
Dr. Rakosky spent her younger years living in many different states but considers North Carolina to be her home. Since she was a child she knew she wanted to be a Veterinarian. She grew up volunteering at the local animal shelter and fostering sick and injured animals. She spent most of her free days either training dogs or at the barn with her horses. Dr. Rakosky has a passion for all animals and loves seeing the human animal bond. .
Dr. Rakosky calls herself the crazy dog lady as she lives with her boyfriend and 11 dogs. Her dogs include 3 border collies, 3 shetland sheepdogs, a Staffordshire bull terrier, 2 border collie/whippet mixes and 2 mix breeds.
Outside of work you can find Dr. Rakosky training and competing with her dogs. She enjoys performing in agility, flyball and herding events. She also loves horseback riding and hopes to own horses again soon.
Dr. Barnett has been the owner and chief of staff at Randolph Animal Hospital since May of 2002. Dr. Barnett earned his Bachelors of Science in Zoology from Auburn University and then his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Auburn University's College of Veterinary Medicine. In addition to his science and veterinary degrees, Dr. Barnett holds an MBA from Wake Forest's Babcock School of Management.
As a child Dr. Barnett lived something of a nomadic lifestyle. His father was in the military service, which required the family to move quite a bit. He was born in Augsburg, Germany–his mother is German–and spent most of his early life, up until the 10th grade, living in various German towns such as Leipheim, Giessen, Kitzigen, Schwabisch Hall, and Bad Kreuznach. As a result of his time in Germany, he is fluent in German.
Dr. Barnett says that he has always wanted to be a veterinarian, which he adds is in large part due to the influence of his grandfather's love for all of nature's creatures. Being a veterinarian also provides him with the privilege of serving others and feeling like his work makes a difference to the lives of his patients and human counterparts. He also loves interacting with the various animals, educating pet owners, and the great variety of the work he does-no day is the same. This variation can be seen in his areas of expertise, which are dermatology, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, and practice management (ergo the MBA).
Dr. Barnett's home is a busy one. His wife Shea is a retired nurse, fulltime CEO of their home and mother to their three children, Lucy Kate, Sullivan, and Hayes. The family also shares their home with a domestic longhaired cat named Stella, a Jack Russell Terrier named Lucy "Rutabaga" Jane and a Boston "terrorist" named Mr. Wilson.
Dr. Barnett spends free time hiking, running, lifting weights, collecting coins and stamps, studying the stock market, and gardening, especially rare or unusual vegetables. He also considers himself to be something of a foodie that enjoys cooking and exploring various culinary traditions from around the world. He is also a world traveler and huge college football fan – WAR EAGLE!
Dr. Voorhees is a small animal private practitioner who owns and manages her own relief practice in central North Carolina, NC Relief Vet. She earned her Bachelors of Science in Biology from Houghton College and then her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in 2006. After graduating, she worked for a year on the North Shore of Boston prior to moving to North Carolina in 2008 to be closer to family. Dr. Voorhees started her relief practice in 2011 and has enjoyed the flexibility it provides to engage in some of her favorite hobbies. She loves rock climbing, yoga, archery, and reads several dozen books a year. Her ultimate goal is to go whitewater rafting and bouldering in Patagonia someday. She lives near the Pinehurst golf resorts and enjoys spending time with her husband, mini Australian Shepherd ‘Emmy’ and cockatiel ‘Migo’.
Brittany is a technician, with a recent background working for Animal Control. She enjoys talking with clients about the importance of regular health maintenance and preventatives to keep their pets happy and healthy.
Brittany moved here 3 years ago from Virginia where she grew up on a small Timber Farm. She recently married her best friend and they are settling down on a small hobby farm that continues to grow as they share their love for animals.
Brittany's hobbies include working on small house projects, traveling and going to Nascar Races.
Becca is a vet technician. Born and raised locally in Star North Carolina, she loves living where there are more trees and dirt-roads than buildings and pavement. Becca loves to fish, hunt, and spend time with her dogs; Binkie (Feist) and Bella (Jack Russell/Feist).
Becca's father, who is now retired, worked in the hosiery mill industry (Fruit of the Loom/Renfro) for over 35 years and her mother is a school teacher at Greenridge Elementary. She has a sister who is a senior at East Montgomery High. Her father always made sure that growing up, she always had a dog to call her own, so Becca's love and compassion for animals started at a very early age.
After graduating 3rd in her senior class from East Montgomery, she pursued a Bachelor's degree in Zoology at North Carolina State University with the intention of working with exotic animals; a mammal curator to be exact. However, after graduating and working in veterinary with small animals ever since, she has found that the joy she feels working with companion animals is overwhelming.
"Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole." — Roger Caras (writer and photographer).