We have an incredible team of people that work hard every day to provide the outstanding pet care your pet deserves. Trained in pet first aid and CPR, our staff goes above and beyond to make sure your pets are in the best possible hands while they are with us. Our dedicated pet care professionals are passionate about the work that we do here and fulfilling our mission statement of taking care of your pets like our own.
Jody is the current owner of Gochenauer’s after it being passed down from his mother Pat. He runs Gochenauer’s with a deep understanding of the pets we care for as well as the people that we serve. The trust he has in his team to run the show and make decisions when he is not there, is second to none. His strong work ethic and problem-solving expertise is noticed by all, and something that all of our employees strive to match.
Gail joined our team in May 2007. Since becoming manager, she has helped to elevate our team to new heights as she has a gift for recognizing the strengths in others to help us run as efficiently as possible. A planner at heart, Gail always has a backup plan, helping to create a work environment where everything runs smoothly. Her desk at work is surrounded by pictures of her bulldogs, but her dog, and cat, knowledge spreads far beyond that of a single breed.
Sam joined our team in May 2016 and has risen in the ranks as a result of her dedication to her work and her knowledge of animals– from reptiles and gerbils to cats and dogs. With years of experience working with dogs, she is great at understanding their body language and behavior, which can be seen in her expert handling of dogs of all personalities. Although she has a special soft spot for Pitties and bully breeds, she is a true animal lover who welcomes all pets with the same excitement as she would her own.
Lead Pet Care Technician/Receptionist
Asia joined our team in June 2016 She mainly works in the kennel, making sure that all of the dogs are happy and healthy, and keeping the living quarters clean. Her passion for animals shines through in her work ethic that is second to none, and her joy is contagious amongst her coworkers. She adores her own 3 cats, and spends any extra time up in the kitty condos giving our feline guests extra love and attention.
Trudy joined our team towards the very beginning in June of 1992 and has become a staple of our team. Often referred to as the “work mom”, Trudy helps keep everything running smoothly and efficiently, all while keeping her coworkers and our clients smiling. She handles everything with an empathetic calmness that we all strive to achieve. Although Trudy loves all of our furry clients, she loves the GSPs just a little bit more!
Kelsey joined our team in February 2021. Her background in retail, combined with her love of dogs, has made her an invaluable member of our team. She is always willing to do whatever is asked of her and is always happy to help her coworkers with anything they need. Her sense of humor keeps her coworkers laughing, brightening everyone’s day. Kelsey absolutely adores her chocolate lab Tucker, and she makes sure to give extra love to every Labrador that walks through our doors.
Pet Care Technician/Receptionist
Kayla started at Gochenauers in May 2022 and quickly became a beloved member of our team. She loves every single pet that she interacts with, always taking note of the little quirks that make them special. Kayla did not have much experience with animals before joing our team, with the exception of her adorable bulldog, but she is a sponge for knowledge, and we love watching her grow.