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candyCandy

Candy has been with DeSoto Animal Clinic for over 25 years. During her time here she has filled many roles, including working as an assistant and in reception. Candy currently manages our annex where we sell pet foods and some pet supplies. Candy and her husband Joe share their home with a cat named Napoleon. Candy and Joe have two adult sons, and when she’s not working Candy loves to spend time with her grandkids.

vickiVicki

Vicki has been with us over 20 years. She has a background in accounting and an Associate Degree in Business. Vicki won Best of Breed Westminster (Breeder/Owner/Handler) in 2009 and had the #1 Owner-Handled Mastiff, 2014.

Chelsea, CVT

Chelsea is a Certified Veterinary Technician. She graduated from St. Petersburg Junior College in 1996 and came to work with us in 1997. She’s originally from Massachusetts and is a huge Red Sox fan! She has several cats, including Grace, Mazie, and Jack; and a Jack Russell Terrier named Katie.

ashleyAshley

Ashley has been with our office since 2000. Ashley and her fiance, Wes, share their home with two cats, Lancelot and Baby; a German Shepherd, Rambo; two Dachshunds, Jackson and Stella; and a tortoise, Norman. Ashley completed the EMT program and is a Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician. She and Wes welcomed their first child in 2014, Connor.

Michaela, CVT

Michaela joined our staff after moving to Florida from New York in 2005. She attended Adirondack Community College and SUNY-Canton where she received her certification as a Veterinary Technician. Michaela shares her home with a wacky, but sweet, Catahoula mix, Tessie.

rachel1Rachel, CVT

Rachel has been a member of our staff since 2006. She became a Certified Veterinary Technician in 2010 and holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology from St. Petersburg College. She and her husband share their home with a sweet Carolina Dog, Roo and a rescued mutt, Harvey.

kristy1Kristy

Kristy has been a part of our reception staff for 10 years. She and her husband share their home with two dogs, Archer and Sophie.

jillJill, CVT

Jill has been working in the veterinary field since 1998. She received her degree from St. Petersburg College in 2004 and joined DeSoto Animal Clinic in 2012. She has 3 children and 2 cats, Sandwich and Hoagie. When not at work, Jill enjoys hiking and road trips.

bettyBetty

Betty is originally from Germany and relocated to Florida in 2012, joining our staff in 2013. She and her husband Tom share their home with four ferrets named Lenny, Louis, Linus, and Alfred; and two cats, Emmy and Gertie. Betty is a Certified Commercial Correspondent and is passionate about ferrets, food, and fitness. She enjoys veterinary nursing and learning new skills. Betty has joined the Navy and is shipping off to boot camp this fall!

liz3Lisbeth

Lisbeth has been a member of our veterinary assistant staff since March of 2014. She is from Lima, Peru and moved to Florida in 2006. Lisbeth and her son, Nathan have two dogs, a German Shepherd Dog, Bonita and a Siberian Husky, Marshall.

ashley-1Ashley

Ashley completed an internship at another area veterinary practice before joining DeSoto Animal Clinic in 2014. She loves animals and also loves art. She would like to become a veterinarian one day. Ashley likes to spend her time off at the beach with friends, shopping, or relaxing at home.

stacyStacy, CVT

Stacy began working at DeSoto Animal Clinic when she was in high school. She continued with us during college and worked as an assistant after graduating from Mars Hill University with a BS in Zoology. She decided to further pursue veterinary medicine and moved to Denver, Colorado to attend Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology. Upon graduating she took a position at an animal hospital there and worked for 7 years before returning to the Bradenton area to be closer to her family.  In her free time, Stacy enjoys kickboxing and spending time with friends and family.

sarahSarah

Sarah joined our clinic in 2015 as a receptionist and is now an assistant as well. She enjoys interacting with people and animals and is working toward becoming a credentialed veterinary technician. Sarah likes going to the beach and practicing yoga in her free time.

laraceaLaracea

Laracea joined our reception team in March of 2016. She previously worked in retail while she volunteered with us. She likes spending her time off at the beach and hanging out with her handsome dog, Ranger. She graduated from EMT school and has plans to go on to nursing school!

Lauren

Lauren joined our team in January 2017. She has worked in the veterinary field since 2006 and is currently finishing her degree in veterinary technology. Lauren and her husband share their home with two Boston Terriers, Rebel and Bocephus, and a Boxer named Layla.

Lura

Lura joined our team in May 2017. She was born and raised in Palmetto and played soccer throughout her childhood and into college. She has dreamed of become a veterinarian since she was 3 years old, but also has a special interest in politics. She has 3 dogs and 5 cats. In her spare time, she’s out fishing on the boat with her dogs.

Holly, CVT

Holly has worked in the veterinary field since 2006, starting out as an assistant here at DeSoto Animal Clinic. She earned her degree in Veterinary Technology at St. Petersburg College, and has since worked in both general and specialty practices in California and Maryland. She has a special interest in wildlife conservation and has experience with wildlife, including sea otters and birds of prey. Holly loves all creatures but she is especially fond of her tortoise-shell cat, Penny. She also enjoys outdoor recreation, being around water, and spending time with family and friends.