Heather, Practice Manager
Heather has worked in the veterinary field for over 25 years. She started her career at Animal Care Center as a veterinary technician in 1997 and quickly realized that human resources was her passion. She has dedicated her veterinary career to the betterment of client and patient care, always striving to exceed client and patient experiences. Heather is currently the Practice Manager for Animal Care Center and has been since 2004. She is always focused on creating a healthy, positively charged work environment. While not in practice, Heather enjoys spending time with her husband and fur-children.
Amy, Lead Tech/Surgery Tech
Amy joined our team in 2005, having started working in the veterinary field nine years prior. A married mother of two, she has lived in Florida since she was 11 years old.
Amy’s furry family consists of two dogs, Jace and Kip. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, hiking, and exploring and playing sports with her kids. She’s also active as a volunteer, attending an annual fundraiser to find a cure for polycystic kidney disease, a condition that affects her mother, sister, and brother.
Her special interest is surgery. Because of her skills in anesthetic monitoring, she’s sometimes affectionately referred to as the “dental queen.”
Lynsee, Veterinary Technician
Lynsee joined our team in 2012. Her twin sister is also on staff and they love working together. Lynsee’s favorite parts of her job are training new hires and taking care of hospitalized patients.
She and her husband have a young son named Frankie and a large furry family that includes Silas, Willy, Phil, Fetty Wap, and Slim Shady. A native Floridian, she enjoys boating, fishing, and makeup.
Melissa, Veterinary Technician – Inventory Manager
Melissa has been with Animal Care Center since 2002. She has more than 22 years’ experience in the veterinary field.
Married with three children, Melissa loves kayaking, working out, and spending time with her human and furry family. Her pets include Ellie, a Spaniel mix, and two tortoises – Zoey and Katie.
Tiffany, Vet Tech/Crematory Director
Tiffany first started with us in 2005 as a receptionist and technician. She has extensive experience in feline and canine behavior and enjoys dog training, and wildlife rescue, as well as hospice, senior, and end-of-life care.
Her furry and feathered family consists of American bulldogs Angus and Beefy, a Puerto Rican rescue named Daphney, a Pomeranian named Fergie, a cat named Albert Fuddy, a conure named Howdy, Leroy the giant Flemish bunny, and several chickens.
In her free time, Tiffany enjoys horseback riding, camping, and kayaking. She can also be found helping out on her sister’s hobby farm, spending time with friends and family, and lazing around on the beach.
Pam, Certified Veterinary Technician
Jessica, Certified Veterinary Technician – Lead
Jessica joined our team in 2015 after earning her CVT from St. Petersburg College. Born and bred in Pasco, she has a large pet family that includes dogs, cats, ducks, rabbits, a guinea pig, and a snake. She has a special interest in veterinary dentistry and phlebotomy.
In her free time, she enjoys gardening, kayaking, being outdoors, and spending time with her friends, family, and fur babies.
Gina, Certified Veterinary Technician
Gina has been working in the veterinary field for more than 22 years. She joined our team in 2019 and earned her CVT from St. Petersburg College a year later. She has a special interest in small animal medicine and loves working with patients and learning new ways to make them healthy and happy.
In her spare time, Gina loves to run, bike, and paddleboard. Fitness is a passion. So is the outdoors. She also loves going to Disney World and curling up with her Chihuahua, Kanga, while reading a good book or watching a Disney movie.
Jamie, Certified Veterinary Technician
Jamie started at ACC in 2015, having graduated magna cum laude from SPC in 2012 with her A.S. in Veterinary Technology. She became a certified vet tech shortly thereafter.
A life-long animal lover and mother to a baby girl, Jamie enjoys anything having to do with fitness and the outdoors. When she’s not working or taking care of her daughter or animals, you can find her taking part in her favorite activity, obstacle course racing! She also enjoys running, hiking, biking, and CrossFit.
Her furry family includes her three dogs – Muffin, Cupcake, and Cowboy – and four cats: Sasha, Spicer, Spencer, and Snacks.
Alyssa, Veterinary Technician
Alyssa joined our team in 2015, a year after earning her CVT from St. Petersburg College. Her furry family consists of one dog – Sierra – and five cats: Tuna, Lily, Kevin, Jazzy, and Rosita.
Alyssa loves every aspect of her job as a vet tech, but her particular interests include geriatric medicine, surgery, and internal medicine. In her free time, she loves to swim and do arts and crafts.
Aimee, Veterinary Technician
Aimee joined our team in April 2022, bringing with her an affinity for preventative medicine and ultrasound. A Florida native, Aimee’s experience with animals stretches back to her days managing stables and working with horses. She shares her home with three lovely cats: Ruger, Remington, and Winchester. Alongside her work, Aimee relishes camping trips and swimming. Her partner, Russell, is a dedicated Park Ranger, and together, they are proud parents of an energetic 6-year-old boy.
Sarah, Veterinary Technician
Sarah began her journey with us in January 2022. Born and raised in Chardon, Ohio, her early connection with animals started when she was quite young, always enjoying her time spent among animals. Before becoming a tech, Sarah was a member of a 4H club, caring for cows. As she transitioned into a career here at the Animal Care Center of Pasco County, her passion expanded to exotic pets as she delved into surgery, medicine, husbandry, and phlebotomy. Her own lively household includes a menagerie of animals. She has bearded dragons Karl and Harold, Nebula, the leopard gecko, Groot the crested gecko, and a spirited pit bull-pointer mix named Yogi. Away from work, Sarah is fond of hiking, lounging at the beach, spending quality time with her family and friends, grooving to music, and channeling her creativity through art.
Morgan, Veterinary Technician
Morgan came on board in May 2023. Morgan’s fascination with animals is deeply rooted in her upbringing. Raised in Bordentown, NJ, she’s always been driven to advocate for animals, giving a voice to the voiceless. An alumnus of Eckerd College, Morgan specialized in biology, environmental studies, and psychology, graduating in 2018. Her early experience in the field dates back to her teens when she interned as a tech assistant at the age of 15. Morgan’s personal feline companions include Catsby, an 8-year-old DSH, Engeene (or Geeny), age 4, and the lively 5-month-old, Cheese. When she’s not assisting with internal medicine, behavior, and exotic pet care, you can find her kayaking, embracing nature walks, or exploring local parks.
Veterinary Technician Assistant
Tanya, Client Care Representative – Lead
Tanya has worked as a veterinary client care representative for 18 years and loves interacting with pets and their families. She’s the mother of two children and has a pug named Hanna.
In her free time, she loves listening to music, going to the beach, and spending time with her family.
Laurie, Receptionist/Client Care Specialist
Laurie joined Animal Care Center in 2019 after moving back home to Florida from South Carolina. She has been active in the veterinary field for 15 years.
In her free time, Laurie enjoys spending time with family, hiking and swimming with her two dogs, Pok and Trek, and going to the beach.
Joy has more than four decades’ experience working in the veterinary field. She joined our team in 2012 and is the proud caretaker of four kitties.
Marieanne, a member of our team since 2007, is the proud mother of two boys and memaw to one adorable grandson.
Her furry family consists of two dogs: Wrangler, a pit/lab mix, and Gracie, a yellow lab. In her free time, Marieanne enjoys fishing, crafts, baking, archery, and being with her family as much as possible.
Samantha became a part of the Animal Care Center team in 2019. At home, she takes care of three dogs – Teddy, Bella, and Daisy – one cat (Nala), and one hamster (Ollie). In her free time, Samantha loves being with her family, catching up with friends, taking her dogs to the park and beach, and visiting Disney as often as she can.
She’s currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in pharmaceuticals.
Natalia, Client Care Representative
Natalia joined our front desk team in 2020. She is currently studying to become a neonatal nurse.
In her free time, Natalia enjoys fishing, mudding, shopping, and spending time and exploring nature with her family and boyfriend. She’s a dog mom to Hanna, a pug, and Ellie, a Shih Tzu.
Originally from New York, Virginia worked as a technician for 10 years and moved to Florida in 2018. She is a certified dog groomer and joined us as a receptionist in 2019. She loves helping owners care for their pets. She has been married to her husband Lou for 10 years, and they share their home with Labs Axel and Amber; German shepherd, Angus, and foster-fail kitten Selena. In her free time, she enjoys gardening and going to theme parks. Virginia says she loves all dogs.
Animal Care Attendant
Jim, Animal Care Attendant
Jim joined our team in 2008. A family man, he has four children and five grandchildren. He’s also the proud caretaker to three birds, four turtles, and a Maltese mix named Buster.
In his spare time, Jim enjoys painting, gardening, reading, and building model sets.
Jessica, Animal Care Attendant
Jessica joined our team in 2017. A huge animal lover, her furry and scaly family consists of two dogs, two rabbits, and two bearded dragons. When she’s not working, she loves spending time with her pets and playing with her baby.
Amanda, Animal Care Attendant/Kennel Tech
A member of our team since 2019, Amanda is the proud caretaker to six dogs, nine bunnies, and one pig. In her spare time, she enjoys being with family, working on her big truck and rebuilding cars, kayaking on the river, line dancing, and tending to her small farm.
Timothy, Animal Care Attendant
Timothy came to us in 2020. He loves dogs – particularly huskies – and has four at home.
In his free time, he enjoys playing baseball and hanging out with friends and family. His professional interests include sports medicine and surgery. He’s also our resident trivia nut.
Lexi, Animal Care Attendant and Veterinary Assistant
Lexi is originally from Westchester, NY, and earned her Bachelor of Science in Animal Biology from the University of South Florida in 2021. She joined the team at the Animal Care Center in 2022. In her free time, she enjoys reading and live music. Lexi currently has one fur baby, a boxer named Zina.