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Vicki

Vicki has been with us for over 26 years. She has a background in accounting and an Associate Degree in Business. Vicki won Best of Breed at Westminster (Breeder/Owner/Handler) with her Mastiff (Bud) in 2009 and had the #1 Owner-Handled Mastiff in the country (Jasper) in 2014. She currently has a Mastiff named Brewtis and a French Bulldog named Chase.


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 three cats, Mazie, Otis and Junior!


Ashley

Ashley has been with our office since 2000. Ashley shares her home with two cats, Ichabod and Greta; a German Shepherd, Rambo; a Dachshund, Marshall; a hedgehog named Hedginald and a tortoise, Hank. Ashley completed the EMT program and is a Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician. She has a son named Connor.


Kristy

Kristy has been a part of our reception staff for over 20 years. She and her family volunteers their time and home for Southeastern Guide Dogs as part of their breeding program, in which they care for the moms until they are ready to give birth.  Kristy her husband Todd, and 2 children all share their home with their own little dog named Archer.


Nancy

Nancy has been in our front office since February 2003. Nancy and her husband, Bryan live in a RV in Palmetto and love the tiny home feel. They also enjoy spending time outside gardening, fishing and hanging out with friends. Their pets include a crazy but precious Jack Russell Terrier named Libby and a rescued awesome Rat Terrier named Flash.


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 her boyfriend Garrett, a wacky, but sweet, Catahoula mix, Tessie and an adorable Boxer mix, Penelope.


Stacy, 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.


Jill, 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 and her husband have 3 children and 2 cats, Hoagie and Slider. When not at work, Jill enjoys hiking and road trips.


Lis

Lis has been a member of our veterinary assistant staff since March of 2014. She is from Lima, Peru and moved to Florida in 2006. Lis has two children, Nathan and Reagan. They share their home with a Siberian Husky named Marshall, a three-legged rescued chihuahua named Minie Waffle, and a rescued cat named Sweet Potato. Lis is also one of our bilingual staff members who speaks English and Spanish.


Crystal

Crystal joined our practice in 2017 and is dual trained as an assistant and receptionist. Crystal was born and raised in Bradenton, and both of her parents are from Mexico. She shares her home with her husband, 5 children, a little Aussie mix named Ivy, and a Chihuahua named Milo. Crystal and her husband Danny also own a landscape company that serves Manatee and Sarasota Counties. Crystal is also one of our bilingual staff members who speaks English and Spanish.


Zoey

Zoey joined our practice in May 2019 and is currently attending St. Petersburg College for Veterinary Nursing. She shared her home with a cat, Eva the Diva. Zoey is originally from New Jersey and moved to Florida in 2004. Her favorite football team is the Chicago Bears and she’s a huge fan of scary movies!


Sarah, CVT

Sarah joined our staff in 2020 after moving to Bradenton (closer to the beach!) from Birmingham, AL with her fiancé, Mark. She graduated from Jefferson Community College with her degree in Veterinary Technology. She became a Licensed Veterinary Technician in 2018. Sarah and her fiancé have a mixed breed dog named Kaya.


Brianna

Brianna began working with us in the summer of 2020. Originally from Connecticut, she attended the University of Rhode Island where she studied Marine Affairs and Biology. She has since worked part-time in various aquariums, teaching the public about marine conservation. She has joined our team to further pursue veterinary medicine, and eventually work with rehabilitating exotic animals. Outside of work, she loves to stay active and take her dog, Blue, on walks around her new home here in Florida.


Katie

In 2020 Katie joined our veterinary assistant staff. She just graduated from high school. She is interested in animal behavior and would eventually like to become a Zoologist. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, and watching scary movies. Katie and her family rescued an awesome Husky named Nala.


Danielle, CVT

Danielle joined our team in the fall of 2020. She is a graduate of St Petersburg College with an Associate in Arts degree and an Associate in Science degree in Veterinary Technology. She is a lifelong Manatee County resident and is a Certified Veterinary Technician. Her greatest passion is for Pit Bulls and their mixes, but loves all animals and breeds. She now enjoys a handsome son named Memphis who loves animals just as much. Danielle also has seven lovely pets, three dogs and four cats. She is proudly supported by a wonderful husband and family and they continue to be her cornerstone in this career. Outside of work, Danielle enjoys listening to old country music while boating, fishing, or doing anything outdoors with her family, friends and her bully mixes.


Jessie

Jessie is the daughter of our Certified Veterinary Technician, Jill. She has been working at the clinic since December 2020. Jessie is currently enrolled at Manatee High School and is on the cross country track team. She shares her home with two lovely cats named Hoagie and Slider.


Aliyah

Aliyah is the niece of Crystal, one of our other staff members. She joined our reception team in April of 2021. Aliyah just graduated from High School. She has future plans to enroll in the Dental Hygiene Program at SCF. Currently Aliyah shares her home with a cute mini schnauzer named Caesar and a sweet orange cat named Simba. Aliyah is also one of our bilingual staff members who speaks English and Spanish.


Krissy

Krissy has brought her fur babies to DeSoto Animal clinic for the past 28 years. She graduated from Manatee School for the Arts majoring in theatre with Florida State University MFA “Master Acting” credits. Her current family dog is named Millie, after the musical Thoroughly Modern Millie. Krissy is a huge Disney fan, makes a purr-fect trivia night buddy, and enjoys pointing out adorable animals in public. Krissy works hard so that one day she can have a rescue pup of her own!


Alex

Alex has been volunteering with the clinic for over a year, and has finally took the plunge to join our staff. This is his first job. Alex has just graduated from high school in 2021. Alex is deciding on what his future will hold, but his interests are in Biochemistry Engineering or Veterinary Medicine. Alex is hoping his experience in working at our practice will be a great stepping stone for his future career. Alex has 3 pets a pekingese named J.J., a chihuahua named Sushi Roll, and a sassy tortie cat named Joy.


Candace

Candace moved to Florida almost 2 years ago from New Hampshire with her husband Fred, her two dogs Guinness an American Bull dog mix and Luna the silliest Great Dane, along with her kitty named Snickers. She is an enthusiastic equestrian. She is currently attending St. Petersburg College and pursuing her degree in Veterinary Nursing. In her spare time Candace enjoys taking her dog Luna on adventures and continuing her training, as well as being a volunteer at Clearwater Marine Aquarium’s Rescue Team.


Destiny

Destiny is a native Floridian, who just graduated from High School. Her future plans are to go to college to become a Certified Vet Tech. She enjoys traveling and going to the beach. She has 2 awesome pups named Elvis and Ranger. Dolphins are her favorite animal.


Annalynne

Annalynne is one of our youngest staff members and in the fall she will be a junior in high school. She lives at home with her parents and 4 great dogs. Annalynne’s future plans are to attend cosmetology school to become an esthetician.


Hannah

Hannah is one of our newer assistants, she is from Illinois, and has lived here a little over a year. She says, “This is a whole new experience, I love animals and I’m loving every second working with them.” She enjoys spending time with friends and going to the beach. She has a sweet 15 year old Yorkie named, Gracie.


Ella

Ella will be a senior at Bradenton Christian in the fall. She has plans to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. In her free time she likes to play volleyball, go to the beach, and spend time with friends and family. She lives with a Berne-Doodle named Wyatt.


Stephanie

Stephanie is a new member to the DeSoto Animal Clinic family however she has been part of the BVE team since November 2017. Stephanie loves spending time with her husband, James, and the dogs. She was involved with Southeastern Guide Dogs puppy raising. She currently lives with the perfect golden retriever named Cooper a teeny Chihuahua named Linda and a couple of crazy cats. Stephanie started in veterinary medicine at the age of 18 where she cross-trained in reception as well. From there she went to Southeastern Guide Dogs where she worked in the puppy kennel and took care of neonates as well as the pregnant mothers. Stephanie loves visiting Savannah, Ga and would love to make that an annual trip! European travel is a life goal.


Cassandra

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Autumn

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Allison

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