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CVT, 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 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 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.
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.
Customer Service Representative
Marina is one of the friendly faces you first meet at our 39th Avenue location. She has three dogs--one Pointer mix named Oakley, another Pointer mix named Zeva and a Pitbull named Winston. She also has a cat named Mowgli, 6 fish and a leopard gecko! When it comes to pets, she believes that all pets are family!
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.
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.'
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.
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 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.
Mallori graduated from UF with a degree in Business Management. (Go Gators!)and has one dog named Franco. As our office manager, she has a strong interest in applying the business principles of steady improvement, and customer service to veterinary medicine focusing on process flows and team dynamics. In her spare time, she enjoys playing tennis, cheering on the Gators with her family, indulging in Netflix T.V. series, and making homemade pizza. Her pet philosophy is 'Pets are a true source of unconditional love. They know how to love us without ever saying a word.'
Customer Service Representative
Makayla is at the front desk at our Newberry location. She has 2 dogs...a chihuahua named Ella and an American Staffordshire named Blake-- and also a cat named Alice. In her spare time, she enjoys time on the river and riding ATV's with her family and friends. As far as a pet philosophy, she feels that 'the love of a dog is a pure thing. They give you a trust which is total and you must not betray it.'
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!
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.'
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.
Jenny is one of the awesome Vet Techs at our Newberry location. She has 2 dogs, an American Bully named Cash, a Pit bull terrier named Mary Jane, and 1 cat named Gilbert. She is currently attending Penn Foster and is working towards becoming a certified veterinary technician. She loves hiking, boating, kayaking and exploring new places with her two kids, her boyfriend and his two kids.
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.)
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
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 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!'
Customer Service Representative
Jillian is one of our super-charged bundles of energy that helps Main Street do what they do best. She has one cat named Grace, and is studying Organizational Management at SFCC. She has an AA degree in Human Services at IRCC, as well as a Teacher Certification in Surya Yoga. In her spare time, she enjoys delicious food, excellent coffee, and watching movies and shows with her girlfriend Nina.
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 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.
Alana is one of our vet assistants that is currently in school at UF pursuing a degree in zoology. She has a lab mix named Bowie, a black cat named Spiderman, and a Beta fish named Harmon. She doesn’t have specific career plans, but she would love to work with large animals. Cows are her favorite! In her spare time she enjoys playing soccer and guitar and going on hikes with her friends.
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.'
Julia is one of the friendly faces you will meet at our main street location. She has 2 dogs, a Lab mix named Honeybear and a Coonhound named Petey. She also has an adorable Syrian Dwarf hamster named Sandy. She graduated from The University of Florida with a degree in Animal Science with an emphasis in Biology. Julia has a strong interest in exotic medicine. She would like to focus on getting into Veterinary School and specializing in Avian Dermatology or Ophthalmology. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring new nature trails and parks with her boyfriend and dogs! Her pet philosophy: 'Adopt, don't shop.'
Adia is one of the vet assistants at our Main Street location. She is currently a senior at the University of Florida studying Zoology. She has a strong interest in veterinary medicine and would like to pursue conservation medicine. She has a Shih Tzu mix named Lola and a calico cat named Keto. In her spare time, she enjoys crafting, going to the beach, and hanging out with her girlfriend and cat.
Hailey is one of the vet assistants that help take care of your pet when they visit. She is currently in the Vet Tech program and Penn Foster, and she has 2 cats, Ophelia and Meowkovich (as in John). She has an AA degree from Miami Dade Community College, and has a strong interest in caring for cats--especially nervous ones. In her spare time, she enjoys sewing, reading, and spending time with her husband and her cats.
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.
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.
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.