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Steve at Tampa animal hospital

Steve
Practice Manager

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.

Katina at Tampa animal hospital

Katina
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. We have a son, Jaxson, and 4 four-legged daughters, Ophelia and Hermia (who are Chihuahuas), Serafina (a Pomchi), and Leia (a Terrier Mix). When not at work, I love spending time with my family and going to Disney.

Lauren at Tampa Animal Hospital

Lauren
Reception Supervisor

Hello! My name is Lauren and I love being apart of the Westchase Veterinary family as the reception supervisor! I am originally from Rhode Island and moved to Tampa 7 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 fiancé 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!

Ariel at Westchase Veterinary Center and Emergency

Ariel
Technician Supervisor

My name is Ariel (like the little mermaid) and I am a new Florida transplant from Los Angeles, CA. where I was born and raised. My husband and I recently made the drive cross country camping our way through the states along with our pit bull/ dogo argentino mix, Eva. I have been in the veterinary world for 13 years and got my certification in CA (RVT license) around 3 years ago. A little over a year ago I also became a Fear Free Certified professional. I love volunteering and working with large exotic animals (lions and tigers and bears Oh my!) as well as helping our small animal companions. When I'm not working or volunteering I was a big hiker/ camper in CA but now I'm usually hitting the beach or exploring my new home state!

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