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Gold Collar Academy & Resort Staff

April Spivey Galindo, Certified Obedience TrainerApril Spivey Galindo, Certified Obedience Trainer

April Spivey Galindo is our Certified Obedience Trainer, and joined the staff in July 2013.

April's responsibilities include teaching several types of group obedience classes, overlooking daily functions of our Furternity program, running the weekly sessions for our puppy Kinderbarken classes, and answering all training-related questions for our clients. The highlight of her job? "Giving my expertise to each of our clients by showing them the benefits of training in a positive way," says April.

She appreciates working at Jones Bridge Animal Hospital because of the variety of options available for four-legged family members. In addition, "Jones Bridge gives you that old southern hospitality that makes you feel like home. The employees are very welcoming to each other and especially their clients."

Chica the chihuahua, Lucky terrier mix, Nikita the shepherd/husky and Rio the Chihuahua foster keep April company at home. When not working, she enjoys continuing her dog training knowledge by keeping current with positive training educational methods. She also enjoys playing poker at local tournaments, billiards and taking nature walks with her husband and dogs.

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Jason Aird, Resort Manager Jason Aird, Resort Manager

Jason Aird has been working for Jones Bridge Animal Hospital since August of 2010 and has been working professionally with animals for 3 years. He assists veterinarians and technicians with various tasks and manages a wonderful team of resort employees. "I love building bonds and bringing loving care to the pets. It's always a blast!" said Jason.

Jason's youthful and positive personality is a welcome addition to the office staff. "I'm an upbeat, energetic person and bring great energy to the animal hospital!" he said.

Jason enjoys working at Jones Bridge Animal Hospital because of the genuine care given to the clients and pets. "It's nice to be part of something important and to work with such a special group of people. My coworkers are caring and fun to be around," Jason said about his work here.

Jason enjoys spending time at home with his bearded dragon, Xena, and his handsome guard dog, Gadge. He likes to workout, swim at the pool, and spend time with his family. He also enjoys boxing and playing football.

Dante' Aird-Harris, Kennel/Resort Caretaker

Dante is a full-time kennel and resort caretaker at Jones Bridge Animal Hospital. He joined the team in June of 2016, but before that he had been a volunteer at our hospital. Dante is responsible for supervising the animals during walks, playtime, and feeding. He loves spending time with the animals and the amount of designated playtime. His work ethic and sense of humor make him a great asset to the staff.

At home, Dante cares for a cat of his own. A Russian blue short hair named Bishop. He is a big fan of professional sports, and is currently pursuing martial arts training. Dante enjoys playing video games and cooking in his free time.

Justin Scully, Pet Care Technician

Pet care technician Justin Scully is a full-time member of the Jones Bridge Animal Hospital staff who works hard each day to provide a speedy, proactive approach to our pet care. Some of Justin’s daily responsibilities include feeding, walking, bathing, nail trimmings, restraining, checking patients in, stocking food, and facility maintenance. The part of his job that Justin enjoys most is playing with the dogs that enter our establishment.

When asked about working for Jones Bridge Animal Hospital, Justin declares, “It is the best animal hospital I’ve been to. The people are great, and the pets are awesome. The customers are also nice too, which makes the job a lot less difficult.”

In his spare time, Justin trains Jiu Jitsu and likes to remain active. While he is not training, Justin enjoys eating, watching football, playing video games, watching movies, and running. At home, he has a German Shephard mix, named Scirenz.

Freddy Robles, Pet Care Technician

Freddy, one of our phenomenal pet care technicians, joined our team in August of 2016. He considers getting to know the pets that come to our hospital and being able to play with them outside as the best aspect of his job. Freddy assists with taking care of the pets that lodge with us, providing them with bedding, water, and feeding them. To keep them happy and active, Freddy plays with them outside as well as keeping them comfortable indoors.

“I like the energy of the people we have that work here and the pets as well,” proclaims Freddy. “I want to bring as much positivity as I can, and me being the funny person I am, to make people laugh. Everyone here works as hard as they can for the pets and clients to make sure they are well taken care of.”

In his down time, Freddy enjoys being out in nature, and loves to workout. He enjoys playing football when he has the chance, and of course, loves looking after animals. At home, he owns a Labrador Retreiver named Ashley.

Our Resort Staff Team:

Resort Staff

Aaron, Jake, Mitchell, Jason, & Randall