Client Service Representatives

April Llewelyn, GACC Manager

April Llewelyn

When April was about eight years old, she decided to become a dog groomer. This decision was largely influenced by her desire to work with animals. She has always had a strong love for animals. After graduating from a culinary arts program, she went on to Becker College and enrolled in the animal care / grooming program. She also took canine massage classes at the Spencer School of Massage. April has worked for a kennel, grooming facility and other veterinary offices before finding herself at the Gardner Animal Care Center. After many years of hard work and dedication she now heads the department of our Client Service Representatives.

April was born in Gardner, Massachusetts. Her family moved frequently starting when April was four. She has lived in numerous parts of Massachusetts - Winchendon, Royalston, Athol, Orange, Colrain, Greenfield, Ashfield, Amherst, Hubbardston and Gardner - and has had the chance to enjoy the many cultures of Massachusetts.

April was married in April 2006 to her husband, Bruce. In 2007, they welcomed their daughter, Morgan, to the family. Their house is protected by one cat and four dogs. When not working, you can find her roller skating, ice skating, bowling, watching movies, enjoying dinner and spending time with her family.

Jacqui Dickinson

Jacqui Dickinson

Jacqui began working at the Gardner Animal Care Center in Aug of 2006. She started caring for animals at the age of 10, taking in stray cats and spending her allowance on examinations and vaccinations and finding good homes for them. Working with animals has always been her dream and she loves taking care of all the dogs and cats who board at our facility. She is currently working on achieving a Veterinary Technician degree and really enjoys her classes. Jacqui lives with her husband, their 10 year old orange tabby, Kung-Fu, and her wrinkle-faced dog, Gertie, a 13 year old Golden Retriever/ Shar-pei mix they adopted from the Humane Society. She enjoys spending her free time with her two beautiful children, Ella and Clark.

Jennifer LaFleur

Jen LaFleur

From as far back as Jennifer can remember, she had a great love for animals. Her first pet was a hamster named Fluff-a-Nutter. Since him, things have gotten a little crazy. She loves to foster and care for animals of all kinds.

Jennifer was born in Germany and moved to the United States when she was three. She spent her childhood in Fitchburg and Lunenburg. She attended Monty Tech where she took four years of culinary arts classes. Jennifer had a pet mouse that lived in her locker there - the teachers never knew! She would even take him to classes with her in her purse. After she graduated high school, she began working at Twin City Animal Hospital and has been working at animal hospitals ever since.

Jennifer lives in Winchendon with her husband, Randy, daughter, Rachael, and son, Zachary. Their home is owned by LOTS of pets! It's a lot of work but she would not change a thing. Life is good!

Michelle Bourdages

Michelle Bourdages

Michelle started working as a client services representative in September 2015. She lives with her two cats, Merlin and Max, and her two dogs, Rosey and Ginger. She has a degree in commercial art and design. Michelle was self-employed for nine years as a nail technician. Prior to joining us, she also took an online course for medical transcription. Her hobbies include gardening, painting, stained glass and crafting.

Kasey Quinones

Kasey Quinones

Kasey started at the Gardner Animal Care Center in 2014. Kasey went to school in South Carolina for business management while serving four years in the United States Air Force. After her enlistment she returned to Massachusetts and was married shortly after. Her and her husband have three boys that keep them very busy! When Kasey was about 7-years-old she witnessed a stray cat deliver a litter of kittens. Since then she knew she wanted to do something that involved animals. She believes working for a veterinarian is a great way to provide customer service which she loves doing and also being around animals all day.

In her free time Kasey likes spending time with her family and being outdoors. She is also a big baseball fan. You can usually find Kasey at the local baseball field watching her kids play. At home, Kasey has two American Bullies named Vayda and Brix and a cat named Kiki.