Dr. Simpson’s childhood was almost tailor-made for a future veterinarian: her father, a pediatric oncologist, instilled a sense of medical compassion, while her mother, a nurse, filled the house with dogs, cats, birds, guinea pigs, and rabbits (much to her father’s chagrin), leading Brittany to develop a deep love of animals. Now she puts that background to use every day to serve clients at Page Point Animal Hospital and Pet Resort, which she owns and operates with her husband, Andrew. (However, if you ask the Simpsons who is really pulling the strings behind the scenes, they will point to their son, Fawkes, and their golden retriever mix, Tart.)
She recalls rescuing and rehabilitating baby squirrels with her mother, and now brings the same level of comprehensive, gentle care to her patients at Page Point. She seeks to offer the communication and personalized attention of a “small town” vet, all while providing access to the most current medical knowledge and technology. In addition to client service, Dr. Simpson makes community service a priority at Page Point, as the business has working relationships with three animal rescues and the police department. In her off time, Dr. Simpson enjoys traveling and spending time with Andrew, Fawkes, Tart, and their cat, Rhone.
Dr. Katherine Salaun
Dr. Katherine Salaun learned to love animals from an early age growing up in DeLand, Florida, in a home full of shelties, bunnies, fish, and horses. Carrying that love with her into her career, she earned her DVM from the University of Florida and practiced as a small animal veterinarian in Mississippi before moving to Durham with her husband in 2021. She believes that client education is the key to happy and healthy pets, and champions the important work done by charitable organizations like Neuse River Golden Retriever Rescue. When Dr. Salaun isn’t helping you care for your pets, you might find her practicing agility and dock diving with her dog Kona or cuddled up enjoying a good book with her cat Triscuit.
Favorite dog breed? “A mutt — they are the perfect mix of everything!”
Dr. Kensey Wenner
Dr. Kensey Wenner credits her passion for veterinary care to an experience she had as a child growing up on a farm in Greenville, South Carolina, in which her family rescued and rehabilitated a malnourished 28-year-old Morgan mare named Cricket. Ever since, Dr. Wenner has been committed to providing the same compassionate, comprehensive care to her clients. After earning her DVM from the University of Georgia, she and her husband Ian moved to North Carolina along with their dogs Summer and Gracie and cat Maple. The whole family loves the closeness to nature that their home in Wake Forest offers, whether it’s the dogs lounging and playing frisbee in the yard or Maple hunting for mice at night. Dr. Wenner sees her practice as an opportunity to advocate for the voiceless and seeks to educate and empower clients to provide the best care possible.
Favorite wild animal? “I am in awe of dolphins! To me, seeing a dolphin in nature never gets old. Their intelligence and their many human-like qualities make them so interesting to me.”
Dr. Ericka Wenner
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Operations Manager and Business Developer
Lara MacGowan grew up in New York and Connecticut before moving to Raleigh in 2006, where she now lives with her husband, Junior, their German Shepherd named Shep, and their two cats, Little Girl and Bernie. She has spent time as a veterinary technician, dental assistant and receptionist, and makes use of that deep operational knowledge every day to keep Page Point humming. A born leader and true jack of all trades, her day might include leading doggy daycare in the morning, working the front desk at lunch, and assisting with a surgery in the afternoon.
Lara is a lover of German shepherds, and her late Jake will forever be the mascot of the resort. She strives to treat every pet as if it were her own, holding similarly high standards for her team.
Guiding light in your work? “I believe that you need to start every day positive and with a smile on your face. Take the time to say hello to everyone and greet them with a smile, lead your team by example and be the person who you want to work with.”