For After-Hours Emergency Care


University of Florida
Small Animal Hospital

PH: (352) 392-2235
2089 SW 16th Ave
Gainesville, Fl 32608

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ADMINISTRATION STAFF

Katie, 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 practice. Her professional interests include rescue work, human resources, and business processes. She received her certification in Veterinary Practice Management in October of 2012. She enjoys kickball, 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 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.

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39th AVENUE LOCATION STAFF

Katherine, Practice Manager

Katherine manages our 39th Ave location and has a bachelors degree in Business Management from Warner University.  Her interests are in educating clients about pet care and training new associates. She is has a pitbull named Maverick. In her spare time she enjoys running, hiking, fishing, working on cars, and promotions.   Katherine's pet philosophy is this:  'Pets show us a love we never knew possible. It is our job to advocate for our patients and provide the highest quality medical care in a compassionate manner.'

Mishelle, Client Service Representative

Mishelle is one of the smiling faces you see at our 39th avenue location. She has two pets-- 1 dog, (shiba inu) named Katara, 1 cat named Zeka.  She loves spending time with her son, painting, traveling, and adventure.

Marina, Client 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!

Mary, Certified Vet 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.'

Ryan, Vet Technician

Ryan has two sweet tuxedo kitties, a brother and sister pair, and a Dachshund/Lab mix that keep him busy! He has a Bachelor's Degree in Animal Science and aspires to become a veterinarian with specialization in small animals and wildlife. In his spare time, he enjoys running, playing video games, spending time with his pets, and helping out with church events. When it comes to pets, Ryan believes that they keep our hearts soft and compassionate; they love us and help us to love others.

Christine, Vet Technician

Christine is one of the smiling vet technicians at our 39th location. She is currently enrolled in Florida Gateway College studying animal science. In her free time Christine loves long boarding, cooking, and spending time with all of her animals. Her three dogs Remi, Kilo, and Melo enjoy taking trips to the beach with her! Christine also has 4 cats who love getting some attention when she’s home.

Alanna, Vet Technician

Alanna owns one cat, one dog, one corn snake, two bearded dragons and a beta fish. In her free time she practices martial arts. She hopes to continue her education in Zoology and work for the conservation efforts of Big Cats & Wolves. Her philosophy is " your pets are family, as family I will always treat them with respect and kindness." 

Leticia, Vet Technician

Leticia is one of the friendly vet technicians you will meet at our 39th location. She has 1 coonhound named Kane, and two cats named Amelia and Sarab. Leticia graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in biology. She aspires to become a small animal veterinarian in a general practice. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and playing video games. Her pet philosophy is that "Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole."

Jessie, Vet Technician

Jessie is one of the smiling technicians you meet at our 39th Avenue location. She has one dog, Beni, who is a Black Mouth Curr mix, 2 pigeons named Peep and Hope, 12 chickens, and a horse named Harley Quinn.

Jessie has a Bachelors Degree in Animal Science from UF, as well as a strong interest in exotics and would like to focus on veterinary physical therapy and rehabilitation. Her pet philosophy is to provide comprehensive and compassionate care through a combination of modern, holistic, and other therapeutic methods. In her spare time, she enjoys painting models, exercising, and gaming with her boyfriend.

Megan, Vet 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.   

NEWBERRY LOCATION STAFF

Amanda, Office Manager

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Makayla, Client 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.'  

Kristen, Vet Technician

Kristen is a UF Graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Biology. Growing up, she cared for many kinds of animals, but has one cat named Dart. Kristen believes that animals have always given her joy, and as she gets older, she would like to have more them in her life. Her goal is to be accepted into Vet School, and her interests are in Zoo medicine and ER/Critical care. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her boyfriend traveling, finding new restaurants, and outdoor activities like hiking and swimming.  

Kailey, Vet Technician

Kailey is one of the friendly vet technicians at our Newberry location. She is currently studying veterinary medicine at Eastern Florida state university. Her two dogs Bella and Bigboy enjoy accompanying her to the river in their spare time! Her pet philosophy is that 'connecting to animals is the purest form of love, trust, and loyalty.'

Cari, Vet Technician

Cari has two dogs, Luna the Australian Cattle Dog and Harley the Miniature Schnauzer, two cats, Catie and Storm, six ducks, a turkey, and lots of chickens! She has worked in the field of veterinary medicine for over 18 years! In her spare time, Cari can be found gardening, crafting, being outdoors, and spending time with friends and family.

Taylor, Vet 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.

Ann, Vet Assistant

Ann is one of our Vet Assistants that is in school at Florida Gateway College.  She is certified in phlebotomy and is pursuing certification as a CVT.  In her spare time, she enjoys family time with her husband and three sons doing puzzles, bike riding and swimming.  Ann believes that 'spending time with pets is beneficial to their health and yours!'

MAIN STREET LOCATION STAFF

Lauren, Office Manager

Lauren is one of the cheery voices that greets you on the phone and in person at our Main Street location! She has a black Lab mix named Hausetta and two cats named Cara and Simba. She completed the Veterinary Assistant Program at Santa Fe High School and is currently getting her Associate's Degree in Office Administration at Santa Fe College. In her spare time, Lauren can be found on the water, spending time with her daughter, Tessa, or hanging with friends.

Olivia, Administrative Support

Olivia has what should be considered a 'small animal farm' to some people!  She has dogs, cats, a rabbit, 3 chinchillas and a salamander.  She is also hoping to get a horse, soon! In her personal time, she loves hiking and anything 'Harry Potter', and enjoys helping Operation Catnip.  In her spare time, she loves reading and learning about the vet industry.  

Kylie, Client Service Representative

Kylie has been working with animals since 2010, and aspired to be a Certified Vet Technician.  She has 3 domestic short-hair cats name Velcro, Serina and Spot.  In her spare time, Kylie enjoys spending time with her 3 children doing outdoor activities, arts and crafts, and loves to sing.     

Chloé, Vet Assistant

Chloé has has a Finnish Lapphund mix named Sirius. She has a strong interest in Animal Reproduction and would like to focus on Theriogenology. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and playing video games, and being with friends. Chloé's pet philosophy is, "Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened"

Dawn, Certified Vet 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.  

Faith, Vet Assistant


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.'

Sabrina, Vet Assistant

Sabrina is a vet assistant at our 39th Ave location, and 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.

Holistic & Wellness Location Staff

Heidi, Office Manager, 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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