Hello! My name is Kristin and I am a client service representative here at Westchase Veterinary. I am a Florida native and student at the University of South Florida. I have two adorable pets, Kira, an American Dingo, and Sumi, my fluffy Himalayan cat. In my free time, I enjoy outdoor activities such as biking, kayaking, and rock climbing.
My name is Steve and I am the Practice Manager at Westchase Veterinary Center. Originally born in Florida, I lived the first 25 years or so in Georgia. Here I attended Georgia Southern University and received my Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. I eventually moved back to Florida and started my career as a staff chemist working at Mote Marine Laboratory. From there, I pursued my career in veterinary medicine as a hospital administrator. I bring 10 years experience to Westchase and a desire to service our clients and community to the best of my ability. I am married with 2 small boys, Jackson and Gunner. I greatly enjoy golfing, riding my bike (road bike or mountain bike) and my living saltwater reef aquarium.
Assistant Hospital Manager
My name is Katina and I have been with Westchase Veterinary since 2010, and am now the Assistant Hospital Manager. I am originally from El Reno, Oklahoma, but moved to Florida in 2002 to pursue my college degree. I attended and graduated from the University of West Florida in Pensacola, where I earned my Bachelors Degree in Marine Biology in 2010. After graduation my husband, Jeremy, and I relocated to the Tampa area. My husband and I have a son, Jaxson, who was born in June 2012, and 3 four-legged daughters, Ophelia and Hermia, who are Chihuahuas, and Serafina, a Pomchi. When not at work, I love spending time with my family and going to Disney.
Certified Veterinary Technician
My name is Samantha, and I am a Certified Veterinary Technician here at Westchase Veterinary. I have many years of experience as a veterinary technician ranging from holistic to general practice and critical care and emergency. I am a Kansas State Wildcat and graduated with a BS in Kinesiology. After several years of working in the veterinary field, I attended St. Petersburg College Veterinary Technician program. I am proud to say I recently (finally!) took the VTNE and became a Certified Veterinary Technician. I enjoy running, reading, and outdoor activities with my husband, Chris, and two young children, Kellan and Camryn. We all enjoy spending time with our 2 dogs and 2 cats: Bruce, Ruby, Sable, and Mosi.
Hello! My name is Lauren and I love being apart of the Westchase Veterinary family as the receptionist supervisor! I am originally from Rhode Island and moved to Tampa 5 years ago. I attended Hillsborough Community College and graduated with my associates in business administration. I love meeting and getting to know our awesome clients and patients. My boyfriend Tony and I have a four legged child, Rhody, who we named after our home state! In my free time, I enjoy hanging out at home, trips to Disney, and spending time with my family and friends!
Certified Veterinary Technicians
Hello! My name is Ashley and I am so excited to be a member of the Westchase Veterinary team as a Certified Veterinary Technician. I grew up in California, then went to school at Kansas State University to obtain my Bachelor's degree. After graduation, my husband Ryan and I moved here to Tampa where I finally decided to pursue my passion and returned to school to become a CVT. We have 4 wonderful four-legged children; Beasley, our Mastiff, Jordy, our Pit mix, and our 2 crazy orange kitties, Collin and Darren. All of our pets were named after Kansas State athletes. If I am not here, I am probably at Disney or the beach!
My name is Jade and I’m a veterinary technician with the Westchase family. After a short time in school to become a veterinarian, I soon learned that being a vet tech is where all the fun’s at! I entered the veterinary world in 2010 and worked my way up to being a trained tech. After graduating SPC’s Veterinary Technology program in December 2014, I went on to pass my national exam to become a Certified Veterinary Technician in March 2015. I love all aspects of veterinary medicine; however one of my favorite tasks is monitoring your pet under anesthesia. I live with my boyfriend, Ethan, and our two dogs, Dougie & Haley, and our cat, Puddin. In my spare time I like going to Universal Studios with Ethan, reading, outdoor activities with my pets and watching Grey’s Anatomy reruns.
Hello! My name is Corissa, and I am a veterinary technician here at Westchase Veterinary Center. I recently moved back to Florida from Atlanta with my two adorable fur babies, Mia, a 4 year old Toy Australian Shephard, and Miko, a 1 year old domestic medium hair. I am so excited to be back in Florida and plan on finishing my degree and SPC’s Veterinary Technology Program in the spring.
My name is Marissa, and I am a veterinary technician here at Westchase Veterinary. I have 11 years of experience as a technician working in general practice and emergency. I am originally from Raleigh, NC, and graduated from North Carolina Sate University with a BS in Animal Science. When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my family in North Carolina and most outdoor activities including training and competing in triathlons, riding and showing horses, and going to Tampa Bay Rays games with my boyfriend, Jon. We also enjoy spending time with our Border Collie, Harley, our Cockapoo, Kona, and our cat, Milo.
Hi, my name is Priscilla and I am a Veterinary Technician here at the wonderful Westchase Veterinary Center. I have two crazy dogs, Marley, a Corgi, and Penny, an English Bulldog. Both of them were originally fosters that turned into forever pets. I am a HUGE concert girl and love to go to the beach. I look forward to seeing you and your furry loved ones soon!
Hello, my name is Shaleena. I am born and raised in Tampa, Florida. I often get asked if I'mfrom the south, after telling them Florida, well Florida is the most southern state there is. I enjoy writing poetry, singing and traveling the world with my soon-to-be husband, Daniel Sr. and my kids D'armani, Senobia and Daniel Jr. I've known that I wanted to practice animal medicine since I was 10 years old. I graduated from Tampa Bay Technical High School with my certification and Veterinarian Assistant. I am currently finishing my A.A in Veterinary Technology at Hillsborough Community College. I would love to specialize in zoo medicine, laboratory animal and imaging within the next four to five years. I am certain that I will achieve as much knowledge possible working at Westchase Veterinary Center.
Hi, my name is Tracy and I am a Veterinary Technician in training. I grew up in Northern Virginia and moved to Tampa 10 years ago. After volunteering at Mote Marine Laboratory and Lowery Park Zoo for 3 years, I became and Animal Keeper at the zoo. After 5 years of working with exotics, I moved on to accept my position here at Westchase Veterinary. I am excited to learn the many aspects of veterinary care of our four legged friends. I am newly married to my wonderful husband, Andy. I have 3 children, Devon, Campbell, and Sydney, and 2 step-children, Drew and Ashley. My little zoo at home includes 2 dogs, 2 cats, a parrot, and 4 snakes. In our free time, we love to go fishing and taking the dogs to parks for walks.
My name is Courtney and I am a Veterinary Assistant here at Westchase Veterinary Center. I was born and raised here in Tampa and I am currently a student at the University of South Florida. I plan to get my Bachelors of Arts and Sciences degree in Integrative Animal Biology and continue my education further in Veterinary Medicine beyond USF. When I am not at work or school, I enjoy going to the beach, going on spontaneous road trips, and spending time with my family, friends, and two dogs, BJ and Milo.