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Katie Hospital Administrator

CVT, CVPM, Hospital Administrator

Katie

Katie is our super-charged bundle of energy! In addition to providing animal care, she wears multiple hats and is an integral component of the practices. Her professional interests include rescue work, human resources, leadership and business processes. She received her certification in Veterinary Practice Management in October of 2012. She earned her certificate as a Certified Compassion Fatigue Professional in February 2021. She enjoys walking, reading, gardening, and watching the Red Sox. She loves all of her animals, and believes that “when you enjoy your pets, you live life to the fullest."

Bookkeeper

Susan

Susan and her husband, David, love animals and have two energetic dogs, Brutus (pictured), and Lucy. Susan has been a vegetarian for over three years and enjoys looking for new vegetarian restaurants to try. In her spare time, Susan can be found running marathons, visiting her daughter Nicole in Orlando, or spending the day at the pool or beach.

Marketing Consultant

Laura 

Laura handles our hospital marketing as a member of the leadership team. Keeping pets as the focus, her approach to marketing just involves highlighting the role that pets play in our lives by helping our staff build great partnerships with the owners.  She also encourages consistent community support by helping promote other pet-related business's and non-profits. Laura's pets include Gunnar (chihuahua/min pin mix), a cat named SweatPea, and a farm full of cows, calves, and a bull. In her spare time, she is learning how to fuse glass in a kiln, loves to travel, and spends as much time as possible with her husband, Lance, and children, Cassidy and Austin.

39th Avenue Location

3909 NW 97th Blvd, Gainesville

This location is right off I-75 and SR 222.  It is down the street from the the Best Western Gateway Grand, and the Harley Davidson Dealership, and has the best hours of availability of all of our hospital locations.  

Lauren

Practice Manager

Lauren has a black Lab mix named Hausetta and a tuxedo cat named Baby. She received her Vet Assistant Certification while at Santa Fe high school, but currently attends Santa Fe college studying business management while she works as our Practice Manager for the 39th and the Holistic Hospital. One of her favorite sayings-  'Dog is God spelled backwards.' In her spare time, Lauren can be found doing outside activities, exploring new places, or spending time with her daughter, Tessa.

Sally

Customer Service Representative

Sally is one of our great personalities in reception.  Currently an Animal Science major at UF, she aspires to go to Vet School.  Her interests vary from helping raise funds for cancer patients and research through 'Sallybrating With A Cause' to inspiring youth towards community service.  In her spare time, she enjoys playing tennis, traveling and beach vacations with her family.  

Danielle

Client Service Representative

Danielle is one of the bright, efficient personalities that help our clients.  She has a cat named 'King Louie', a tuxedo cat.  She is a medical assistant, and loves working in healthcare.  In her spare time, she loves to go camping, and loves being outdoors.  She also enjoys reading, and playing computer games.

Christina 

Client Service Representative

Christina is enrolled at Penn Foster to become a CVT.  She has a lab mix named 'Snow' and a domestic shorthair gray cat named 'Clover'.  Christina also has a yellow-bellied turtle named 'Crush'.  She has known for quite a while that she wanted to spend her time caring for, and learning about animals.  In her spare time, she enjoys taking photos, doing puzzles, camping, kayaking, baking remodeling and time with her animals.  

Ashley

Client Service Representative

Ashley is one of the smiling faces  and voice you experience in reception at our 39th Ave location. She enjoys meeting new clients, and is the proud 'pet parent' of a dog named 'Venus' and a cat named 'Maze'.  

Gabrielle

Veterinary Technician

Gaby is one of our Vet Techs at 39th Ave location.  She has 2 dogs, Hiccup and Charlie, (Boxer/Pit mix and chihuahua), and 2 bearded dragons named Mushu and Ducky.  She is currently in school at SFCC with the intention to pursue a career in animals and Vet Med.  Animals are her passion! In her spare time, she likes to roller blade, swim, and creating bonfires.  

Mary 

Certified Veterinary Technician

Mary is one of the friendly vet technicians at our 39th location. Her family consists of her husband and all of her wonderful rescue dogs. She has two toy Australian shepherds Max and Alfie, a standard Aussie named Hera, a hound mix named Boomer, a Border collie mix named Rocket, and just a few household cats. In her spare time, Mary enjoys local car shows, rescue work, dog shows, and being a part of the Gainesville Street Rods. Her pet philosophy is that 'pets are family members, and should be treated as such.'

Jamie

Veterinary Technician

Jamie is one of our Vet Techs at our 39th location.  She has two cats - Isabell and Peaches. She graduated from UCF with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology. When it comes to pet care, Jamie is interested in small animal emergency medicine and critical care.

Kat

Veterinary Technician

Kat is a vet tech that graduated from SFCC with an AA degree in Animal Science. She has one dog named Juanita and one cat named Mau Mau.  She has a strong interest in being a Veterinarian, and Zoological medicine, in general.  Kat's pet philosophy is 'Sometimes the best medicine is unconditional love for your pet.'  In her spare time, she enjoys painting, going to the beach, watching movies, and hanging out with friends.  

Natasha

Veterinary Technician

Natasha is one of our very helpful vet techs that cover both 39th Ave and Holistic locations on busy days.  She has a cat named Peanut, and aspires to go to Vet School in the future.  She enjoys time with family at the beach in Miami, and loves to tend to her garden and watch good shows on TV.  

Allison

Veterinary Technician

Allison is one of our vet technicians that is also studying animal science at SFCC.  She has one dag named Ghost, a White German Shepherd, and a domestic longhair cat named Cosita. She has a strong interest in small animal veterinary care, and in her free time, enjoys traveling and hiking with her dog, Ghost. 

Natalie

Veterinary Technician

Natalie is one of our vet techs that enjoys a team environment, and aspires to go to Vet School.  She is currently at UF studying Zoology and she has a Shepard/greyhound mix named 'Lily' that loves to visit dog parks.  In her spare time, Natalie is a dancer for Extreme Dance Co.  

Christine

Veterinary Technician

Christine has a border collie/shepard mix named 'Dean', a Maincoon kitten named 'Rocket', and a dusty torti kitten named 'Merlin'. She is currently working towards her CVT, but has experience as a nutritional coach and supervisor, and is a cosmetologist with mastery skills.  Christine enjoys learning in general, and is interested in animal behavior and surgery.  In her spare time, she plays soccer, video games, and loves to read and swim.

Sammi

Veterinary Technician

Sammi is one of our vet techs that loves to make a difference in a pet's life.  She has a lab mix named Barkus, and earned a BS in Zoology from UF.  Sammi aspires to attend Vet School, and is very interested in rehab medicine.  In her spare time, she enjoys gardening and painting, walking Barkus, and reading.

Maya

Veterinary Technician

Maya recently graduated from UF with a BS in Biology.  Her goal is to attend Vet School.  She has 2 dogs, a papillion named 'Scarlet' and a Jack Russell mix named 'Forrest'.  In her spare time, her hobbies include pottery, rock climbing and hiking.  

Megan

Veterinary Assistant

Megan is one of the smiling faces that take care of our boarding patients! She has a pitbull, 3 cats, and a bunny!  She is currently studying Animal Science at SFCC, but already become a Certified Vet Assistant through Santa Fe High School. Her pet philosophy is that 'all animals deserve to be loved and well taken care of'  In her spare time, Megan loves to play Volleyball with her family, friends, and boyfriend. 

Latasha

Veterinary Assistant

Latasha is one of the smiling faces that takes care of our boarding patients! She has a pitbull named Bella and a shorthair domestic cat named Chai, as well as a yellow-belly slider name 'Thomas the turtle'!  Her pet philosophy is that 'Pets make you live a happier life', and in her spare time, enjoys taking family trips and playing Farmville Tropical Escape.    

 
 

Newberry Location

280 SW 250th Street, Newberry

This location is in Newberry, about 10 miles from Tioga Town Center.  It is our original location that opened in 1990, and in 2020, we celebrated our 30 year anniversary in business.  

Nina

Office Manager

Bio to come!

Mary

Customer Service Representative

Mary is one of our receptionists at our Newberry location. She has always had a love for animals.  In her spare time, she is spending time with her two dogs Zorro (Australian Cattle Dog) and Pumpkin Pie (mixed breed). If she is not with her dogs you can find Mary in the barn with her horses!  Mary has over 30 years in various customer service related experience, and she and her husband enjoy exploring the outdoors on horseback. She is currently competing on 'The Renegades' equestrian drill team and is also the current coach of the team!

Elizabeth

Customer Service Representative

Liz is one of the client service reps that takes care of you at reception. She has 4 dogs (a Blue Nose Pitbull named Puppy, a Pitbull Terrier named Hazel, a German Sheperd named Sasha, and a Lab mix named Mavis) and a cat (a Domestic Shorthair named Miyagi).  Liz is currently studying at Penn Foster to be a Vet Tech, but already has a B.S. in Psychology from UF.  She has a strong interest in helping Pitbulls, and helping abandoned/abused animals. In her spare time, she loves to camp, swim, kayak, have bonfires (really anything outdoors). Liz's pet philosophy is 'Be the person your pet believes you are. Your pet will always love you unconditionally, even when you struggle to love yourself.'

Rebekah

Customer Service Representative

Rebekah is one of our positive influences at this location.  She has an English Bulldog named 'Chanel', a Golden Retriever named 'Peanut' and 2 cats: 'Tip' and 'Athena'.  Rebekah has a BA in Criminology from FSU.  She has a passion for rescue animals, and just enjoys making the lives of her own pets that much better.  It is not unusual for her to grab her keys and take her pups for treats at the local coffee shop. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her family.  

Taylor

Veterinary Technician

Taylor has three dogs,  Sasha (lab mix), Zeus (corgi mix), and Dobby (terrier mix). She graduated from Athens Technical College with a Veterinary Technician degree, and became a Registered Veterinary Technician in 2014. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family, with her dogs, or at Disney World.

Shelby

Veterinary Technician

Shelby is one of the Vet Techs at our Newberry location.  He has 2 cats (Stevie Wonder & Cheddar), and a dog named Coco.  Shelby is an FSU graduate in biochemistry and chemistry, but has his eyes set on vet school.  He is fascinated by internal medicine and hopes to specialize in this area as a doctor.  His pet philosophy is that 'Pets are people, too.'  In his spare time, he enjoys staying active outdoors and reading.  (He believes that the secret to a good work day is a tasty sandwich, plenty of snacks and a lot of coffee.)

Stacy

Veterinary Technician

Stacy loves being a vet tech.  She has two dogs, a a blue nose pit/black mouth cur named Millie, and a dachshund named Daisy. In her spare time, she enjoys boating, fishing and other outdoor fishing and other outdoor activities with her daughter and fiance'.  

Michelle

Veterinary Technician

Michelle is one of our Vet Techs who has 2 rescue mutts named Llana and Marcy, 2 cats named Cake and Dax, 1 cow named Moolissa, and 16 chickens!  She is currently at UF student studying microbiology and cell sciences. She has a strong interest in shelter medicine and is applying to veterinary school.  In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband Jon, and son Finnley, on their little farm. Her Pet Philosophy is: "Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened" - Anatole France

Diana

Veterinary Technician

Diana graduated from UF with a degree in Animal Science.  She has a strong interest in small animal care, and has 2 Boston Terriers named Penny and Rosie.  In her spare time, she enjoys doing DIY projects and furniture building.

Rene

Veterinary Assistant

Rene is staffed at our Newberry location.  She has a cat named Luna, 2 geckos, a frog and a horse named Soldier.  Rene is a graduate of SFCC Zoo Animal Tech program, and enjoys working with exotics, animal conservation and education.  In her spare time, she enjoys sewing, drumming, horseback riding, drawing, cosplaying, and mermaid-ing! Her philosophy is that 'there is no greater gift than the love of a pet. Through them, we learn to respect nature and all the creatures we share our planet with.

 

Main Street Location

1609 S. Main Street, Gainesville 

This location is located near University of Florida, Shands Hospital and Downtown Gainesville.  It is also down the street from First Magnitude Brewery, The Cade Museum and Depot Park in an area of town that has been the focus of Alachua County's recent revitalization efforts.  

Ivy

Office Manager

Ivy is our bright, positive Manager at Main Street.  She has an abundance of customer experience in the retail industry and loves animals.  She has one Pit Bull named Sushi, and two cats named Bagel and Eleanor.  She has a strong interest in Anthropology and people development.  In her spare time, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her wife, Morgan, and daughter, Juniper.  Her pet philosophy is 'If you have one, you might as well get 3 more!'  

Megan

Customer Service Representative

Megan is one of the smiling faces you see at our Main Street location. She has one dog named Butch, and three cats named Daisey, Ivy and Hazel.  In her free time she enjoys crafting, and hanging out with her cat.

Olivia

Customer Service Representative

Olivia is one of our client service representatives that helps manage the flow of calls and visitors so everything runs smoothly.  She has a foster-failed Sharpei mix named 'Shark' that she adopted from the NCFHS, and Shark is the love of her life.  Olivia graduated from UF with a BS in Sport Management, and is pursuing a Master's in Digital Marketing. She has a special interest in dog training and behavior, and in her spare time, her and her boyfriend visit Universal Studios, golf, play Pokemon, and take Shark to the local dog parks.  

Dana

Customer Service Representative

Dana is a someone that helps our clients that call in reception, and wants to make a difference.  She has a Siamese(linx point) cat named 'Shanel' and a cat named 'Sasha' who is a 'maltese mix'.  Dana graduated from the University of West Florida with a Bachelor in Biomedical Sciences.  Her goal is to go to become a Veterinarian, and is very interested in wildlife and livestock medicine.  In her spare time, she loves travel, new foods and culture, and has a large family in which she loves to share fun experiences.  When not with family, she is a big fan of 'self-care' days.

Dawn

Certified Veterinary Technician

Dawn has worked in this industry for 25 years, and has a Brussels Griffon named Sprout (pictured), and six cats, Koi, Dinner, Lilly, Ahi, Cheeto, and Mango. She loves scuba diving, kayaking, going to the beach, biking, sailing, and working out.

Arianna

Veterinary Technician

Arianna is a Vet Tech at our Main Street location.  She has a dog named Rover and 2 cats named Cassie and Skyy.  She is currently attending school at University of Florida studying Animal Biology with a strong interest in veterinary medicine.  In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and going to the beach with her friends and family.

Ryann

Veterinary Technician

Ryann is one of the friendly Vet Techs you see at our Main Street location. Although she does not have any pets at home, she treats every single one of her pets she cares for at NAH as her very own.  Ryann is a SFCC graduate with an AA in Animal Sciences and is currently a Vet Tech student at Penn Foster.  She has a strong interest in becoming a CVT with a focus on surgical procedures. In her spare time, she enjoys practicing yoga and hanging out with friends and family.

Faith

Veterinary Technician

Faith is one of the friendly faces you will meet at our main street location. She has 3 dogs; a hound mix named Queslar, a Pekingese named Jupiter and a chihuahua named Chico. She also has many cats and loves to foster animals. She graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelors degree in Animal Science. She has a strong interest in veterinary medicine and would like to focus on animal behavior and psychology. In her spare time, she enjoys singing, drawing and spending time with her family, animals included. Her pet philosophy is: 'Until one has loved an animal, a part of ones soul is unawakened.'

Savannah

Veterinary Technician

Savannah is one of the smiling faces that loves to be hands-on with the pets that visit us.  She has a BS in Biological Engineering, but intends on going to Vet School in the near future. Her interest vary, but in her spare time, she enjoys taking care of her many plants, knitting, puzzles, going hiking, and pretty much anything outdoors.  

 
Holistic Pet Vet Gainesville FL

3909 NW 97th Blvd, Suite B, Gainesville

Holistic Location

Our holistic location has a single veterinarian that practices both eastern AND western medicine, as well as our only location that affords acupuncture and laser therapy in addition to regular wellness care and prevention for your pets.  Lauren is also the office manager of this location.  The holistic hospital finishes up the hospital group nicely, but also has it's own website at NAHolistic.com.  

Client Service Representative

Heidi

Heidi has three sweet dogs, Buddy, Daisy (pictured), and Buster, and five cats. She loves swimming and spending time with her family and friends.

Veterinary Technician

Sabrina

Sabrina is currently in school at the University of Florida studying Animal Sciences with a specialization in biology.  She has 3 dogs; Cocoa-Puff, Alacran, and Ranger. She has 8 cats; Jack-Lynn, Cleo-Leo-Patra, Nevada, Mercy, Meechie, Racer, Goldie, and Frisky. She also has 2 horses; Rogan and Kodiak. She has a strong interest in surgical medicine and would like to focus on large animal surgery in the future, and in her spare time, she loves horseback riding and playing video games with her family.

Veterinary Technician

Danielle

Danielle is in school at UF studying biotechnology and animal biology.  She has 3 pets:  a German Shepherd mix named Monty), a cat (Turkish Van named Ciri) and an Appaloosa horse named Grace. In her spare time, she loves going to the park with her dog, riding her horse, and playing video games.