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Katie Hospital Administrator

Katie

CVT, CCFP, CVPM, Hospital Administrator

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."

Susan Bookkeeper

Susan

Bookkeeper

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.

Laura Marketing Consultant

Laura 

Marketing Director

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 cat named Tito, and a farm full of cows. In her spare time, she loves to fuse art glass in a kiln, travel, and spends as much time as possible with her husband, Lance and son, Austin.  Her daughter is on active duty in the U.S. Space Force.

Best Animal Hospital in Gainesville Florida

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 Miller

Lauren

Hospital 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.

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Elizabeth

Team Lead

Liz is our Team Lead in reception at 39th. 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.'

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Sally

Vet Tech/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.  

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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'.  

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Kaitie

Client Service Representative

Kaitie is one of our welcoming receptionists at our 39th location! Kaitie has two pets named Tig and Merlin. She loves waking up and coming to work doing what she loves. To Kaitie, the most important parts of her job are being able to multitask and help make the doctor’s jobs easier through helping with the clients. When Kaitie is not in the clinic, she is playing video games and spending time with her loved ones.

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Georgelina

Client Service Representative

Georgelina is a kind and caring receptionist at our 39th location! Georgelina’s favorite things about being a CSR are interacting with all the clients and their pets as well as learning new things about the veterinary field. She has a female black lab named Emerson and a female rescue shih tzu named Olive, with whom she loves to spend time with. Georgelina also has a husband which she loves to hike and explore new places in Florida with. When Georgelina is not in the office, you can find her spending time outdoors and reading.

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Faith

Veterinary Technician, Team Lead

Faith is the Technical Team Lead at our 39th 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.'

Mary CVT Gainesville

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.'

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Christina 

Veterinary Technician

Christina is enrolled at Penn Foster to become a CVT.  She has a lab mix named 'Jon Snow' and a domestic shorthair gray cat named 'Clover'. 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.  

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.  

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Sydney

Veterinary Technician

Sydney is a Vet Tech at our 39th location. Sydney is working towards a biology degree and goal is to become a Veterinarian!  Sydney's passion is working towards her goals and Shelter medicine. Sydney has a Pyrenees mix named Wren and 2 cats Aurora and Hazel. Sydney enjoys her time trick training her dog, playing disc, going dock diving, and training for agility.

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Olivia

Veterinary Technician

Olivia is one of our Vet Technicians at our 39th location! Olivia is currently at UF studying Zoology and Animal Genetics. Her love for animals inspires her to attend vet school and become a veterinarian. In her free time, she enjoys painting, baking, and hiking. She also loves traveling and exploring new places.

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Jon

Veterinary Technician

Jon is one of the warm and welcoming vet techs you will meet at our 39th and Holistic locations! Jon has a passion for canine behavior and introductions and uses that passion to educate the public on animal behavior in shelter settings every day! His favorite part of the job is handling all the animals and getting to learn and grow through them. Jon has multiple pets he cares for at home: 2 dogs named Llana and Marcy, 2 cats named Cake and Dax, a cow named Moolissa, and a number of chickens, ducks, and turkey! When Jon isn’t helping with patients in the office, he loves spending his free time with his wife and son.

Megan Veterinary Assistant Gainesville

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. 

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Sammy

Veterinary Assistant

Sammy is one of the friendly vet assistants at our 39th Ave location! As a recent UF Biology grad, Sammy plans to use her passion for orthopedic surgery and canine prosthetics to eventually pursue veterinary school. In the clinic, you can find Sammy connecting with the clients and their pets and learning as much as she can from the veterinarians. When she’s not at NAH working with clients, she loves to play video games with her friends and occasionally continues her search for a potential cat to adopt!

 
 
Small Animal Hospital Gainesville Newberry Florida

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.  

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Hospital Manager

Hospital Manager

Bio to come!

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Jaime

Customer Service Representative

Jaime is one of our smiling faces you will see in our reception area. She has a black mouth cur named "Montana" and a cat named "Lily". Originally she is from Vermont and has spent the last two years traveling the country with her wife, Heather, in their class A Winnebago camper.  This is what caused them to land in Newberry, Fl. In her spare time you can find her reading, crocheting, coaching, and exercising. Jaime also has a degree in psychology from Johnson State College. She loves enjoying every moment in life, and her favorite quote is " help as many people as you can and enjoy life." 

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Abigail

Customer Service Representative

Abigail is one of the bright and shining faces you will see as you check in at our Newberry location! As a CSR, Abigail loves seeing all the different kinds of pets that visit the office every day. She is a great liaison between the doctors and clients when needed, and enjoys being able to help her coworkers whenever she can. Family is very important to Abigail, who values the time she gets to spend with them and her Blue Pit, Daisy Mae.

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Victoria

Customer Service Representative

Victoria is one of the bright and happy CSRs at our Newberry location! Victoria takes pride in ensuring the safety of both owners and pets and facilitating a happy environment for everyone in the office. She is a graduate of Florida State University and owns 19 animals! Among these are 3 dogs named Duke, Toby, and Bruno, 3 cats named Megara, Sheeran, and Asher, and a number of smaller animals. When Victoria is not working at the clinic, she can be found relaxing and spending time with her pets.

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Kelli

Customer Service Representative

Kelli is one of the energetic CSRs at our Newberry location! Kelli prides herself on getting to be the one to help clients and patients feel at ease when they walk in the building every day. She has 2 dogs, Bolt and Sugar, and a cat named Belle. Fun fact: Kelli has studied Baking and Pastry Arts! When she has free time, she usually spends it baking, playing guitar, planning her wedding, and playing with her kids and pets.

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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.)

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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

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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.

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Rene

Veterinary Technician

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.

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Emma

Veterinary Technician

Emma is one of the amazing veterinary technicians at our Newberry location! Emma loves helping pets and their owners as well as learning from all the DVMs who are so willing to teach. She looks forward to using all this knowledge and more in the future, as she has aspirations of eventually becoming a veterinarian. Emma has 2 pets, Wilbur and Pickle, and enjoys going to school and hanging out with friends when she is not at the clinic!

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Bailey

Veterinary Technician

Bailey is one of the sweet and friendly vet techs we have at our Newberry location! She is currently studying Animal Science at UF and has plans to pursue a veterinary degree when she finishes. Her motivation to wake up and care for her rescue cat, Annie, every morning fuels her desire to learn more about veterinary medicine and help patients when she comes into the clinic. When Bailey is not working as a tech, she can usually be found hiking and horseback riding!

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Caitlyn

Veterinary Technician

Caitlyn is one of the caring and helpful vet techs at our Newberry location! She has a special affinity for radiology and surgery, and aspires to become a CVT in the future. Her motivation to come to work every day stems from her love of caring for animals and learning more about the veterinary industry. Caitlyn has a German Shepherd/Lab mix named Harley and a rat named Remi! When Caitlyn is not hard at work, she can be found spending as much time as she can with her boyfriend and pets! 

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Chris

Veterinary Technician

Chris is one of the friendly and knowledgeable veterinary technicians at our Newberry location! With passion for animal welfare and shelter work, Chris comes to the clinic every day with the drive to make a difference in every pet’s quality of life. Chris enjoys an environment where he can be constantly learning from everyone around him, and thrives when he can continually work towards his goals. He has 3 pitbull mixes, Chili; Waffle; and Bailey, and a cat named Loops. When he is not in the clinic, Chris can be found listening to podcasts, reading, running/hiking, traveling with his wife, and lazing around with his dogs.

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Anabelle

Veterinary Technician

Anabelle is one of the bright and friendly veterinary technicians at our Newberry location! Anabelle prides herself on providing a safe and stress-free environment for all the animals that visit the clinic as well as assisting doctors and staff with whatever they may need. Anabelle has a Bachelors in Animal Science Equine from the University of Florida and plans to pursue veterinary school in the future. She uses her Belgian Malinois mix Cash and brown Tabby mix June as her motivation every day. In her free time, Anabelle loves hiking with Cash, reading, hammocking, and going to the beach.

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Lori

Veterinary Assistant

Lori is one of bright and smiling vet assistants you will see at our Newberry location! Lori’s motivation is to make a difference in the lives of the animals she takes care of and is currently finishing her CVT degree to even further her experience in doing so. She has a cat named Peach and two cattle named Holly and Elsie. When Lori is not helping care for the animals here at NAH, you can find her cooking, fishing, or watching college football & softball.

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Marshall

Veterinary Assistant

Marshall is one of the hard-working veterinary assistants at our Newberry location! As one of the main caretakers of our boarders, Marshall enjoys tending to the needs of the pets that stay with us. He takes pride in bonding with them so they feel less alone and ensuring they are well taken care of. Marshall also enjoys supporting the DVMs and vet techs and learning more about vet medicine along the way. He has a dog named Piper, a cat named Moxy, and a flock of chickens that help motivate him every day. When Marshall is not helping with pets in the clinic, he can be found working as a freelance artist and animator!

 
Best Veterinarian near downtown Gainesville FL

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.  

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Ivy

Hospital 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!'  

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Megan

Team Lead

Megan is our Team Lead and problem solver in reception. 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.

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Olivia

Customer Service Representative, Marketing Coordinator

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 HSNCF, 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, and take Shark on hikes around Gainesville.  

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Dana

Vet Tech/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.

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Danny

Customer Service Representative

Danny is one of our friendly CSR’s at our Main Street location. She is originally from New York and is newly adjusting to the sunshine state! She has a black lab named Tarzan and a Shar-Pei/Bully mix named Guppy. Danny has a passion for photography, music and tattooing!

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Christina

Customer Service Representative

Christina is one of the bright and friendly CSRs at our Main Street location! Christina is currently studying Animal Science Biology at the University of Florida with plans to pursue veterinary school in the future. In the office, she loves greeting the people and animals that walk in the door as well as getting closer with the other staff and doctors. When she’s not in the office, Christina can be found reading, studying, or spending time with the love of her life - her fluffy & sassy cat Hercules!

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Dawn

Certified Veterinary Technician, Team Lead

Dawn is our Technical Team Lead and has worked in this industry honing her skills and knowledge of animal care over many 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.

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Kelli

Certified Veterinary Technician

Kelli is a Certified Vet Tech who is full of motivation and passion for the industry! She graduated from UF with a bachelors in Biological/Forensic Anthropology and then attended City College and received her Associates in Veterinary Technology. Kelli has a strong interest in surgery and anesthesia but truly just wants to make a difference in a pets life. She has several fur babies of her own, Marty, Sammy, Jake and Bella and a wonderful fiance who she enjoys traveling with.

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Ryann

Veterinary Technician

Ryann is one of the friendly Vet Techs you see at our Main Street location. She has a growing goldendoodle named Ozzy, and prides herself of the fact that 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.

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Jen

Veterinary Technician

Jen is one of our knowledgeable and eager techs here at our Main Street location. Her biggest motivation is making a difference in the life of animals. Jen has her BS in Animal Science from UF. She plans on attending vet school so she can reach her goal of becoming a vet before the age of 30! When she isn’t working she loves spending time with her boyfriend, Wyatt and cats, Oswald and Charlie.

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Ashley

Veterinary Technician

Ashley is one of our energized vet techs! She has a passion for helping others and continuing her education and knowledge of vet med. She has two twin kittens named Mashed Potato and Tiramisu and a terrier mix named Bitsy. In her spare time, Ashley enjoys cuddling her fur babies and taking it easy at home.

 
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Holistic Location

3909 NW 97th Blvd, Suite B, Gainesville

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.  

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Heidi

Client Service Representative

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

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Sabrina

Veterinary Technician, Training Lead

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.

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Danielle

Veterinary Technician

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.