Meet the friendly staff at Wilmington Animal Fitness and Rehabilitation Center!
NATHAN NATHAN FAUL, RVT, CCRP
Medical and Rehabilitation Manager
Nate, the manager of our Rehabilitation and Medical Teams, joined the Needham Family in April of 2020. He is from Dayton, OH and relocated here to work with us! He comes with 8 years veterinary experience as an RVT and CCRP and his education comes from Sinclair Community College in applied sciences. He shares his home with 3 cats (Pete, Dexter and Cao) and his French Bulldog, Larry, and his boyfriend Will. In his spare time he enjoys spending time outdoors, bike rides and gardening. He is looking to pursue his VTS (Physical Rehabilitation) and certification in Companion Animal Pain Management.
Leif joined our Needham team in October, 2019 after moving to Wilmington from Starkville, Mississippi. She holds a master's degree in animal physiology from Mississippi State University and has worked in the veterinary field since 2011. Leif is currently attending classes to obtain her degree in veterinary technology and is on course to become a NC Registered Veterinary Technician. Her long term goal is to become a certified canine rehabilitation practitioner through the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. Leif shares her home with her cat, Mogli, and enjoys reading in her spare time. She was our employee of the month in March of 2020!
Tayler graduated from South Granville High School in Creedmore, NC in 2014 and is originally from nearby Sneads Ferry. She joined our Needham family to work in boarding and daycare in October, 2018. Tayler's love of all animals is evident and her job responsibilities were expanded in July, 2019 to include learning about animal rehabilitation and how to assist in caring for patients with a variety of physical impairments. When she's not working to help animals, Tayler enjoys spending time with family and friends, going to the beach and playing soccer. She was our employee of the month twice! Once in January of 2019 and once in June of 2020!
Dianne retired in 2020 but was the founder of Wilmington Animal Fitness and Rehabilitation Center at Needham Animal Hospital. She is a Registered Veterinary Technician and Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner (CCRP). She received her Associate of Applied Science degree in Veterinary Technology from San Juan College and became certified in rehabilitation after completing course work at the University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine. In order to obtain her certification as a rehab practitioner, Dianne had to successfully complete postgraduate coursework covering various orthopedic, musculoskeletal and neurological conditions and their treatment.
Earning her CCRP is the result of much effort and dedication to helping animals. Her professional experience with animals includes working with both large and small animal practices with an emphasis on alternative treatments. Dianne founded the rehab center at Needham Animal Hospital in 2011 and has been recognized as a 'pioneer' in laser therapy for her work with exotic animals. Dianne has twice been published for her photobiomodulation work with lasers. Dianne and her husband, Bill, love animals and share their home with their dogs, donkeys and chickens.