Our Team

Our staff of experienced and expert veterinarian doctors and skilled vet staff is ready when your pet needs us. Call or contact us today to learn more.

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!

Client Care Representative

Dani

Dani at Tampa Animal HospitalHey, My Name is Dani, and I am client care representative here at Westchase Veterinary center! I was born and raised in Florida and I am currently going to Hillsborough Community College to pursue a career in Veterinary Medicine! When I am not at work or school I am either playing with my furry friends Tornado and Merlin the horses, Harley and Carley the dogs and Bandit and Cletus the rats, as well as spending time with friends and family or going outside to explore nature. I can't wait to see you and your furry family member on your next visit!

Emily

Emily at Tampa Animal HospitalMy name is Emily, and I am a Client Service Representative here at Westchase Veterinary Center. I am originally from Naugatuck, CT and moved here when I was 12. I have been working in the Veterinary field for about 11 years. I love being able to make a difference in the pet’s lives that I meet. I can't imagine doing anything else! I have a cat named CY and he's the most perfect kitty in the world and I also have a dog named Isabelle that is an 85 lb lap dog full of love. The most favorite part of my world is my husband Thomas and our sweet baby EJ!

Haley

Haley at Tampa Animal HospitalHello! My name is Haley and I was born, raised, and currently reside in St. Petersburg, Fl. I started my first job at a doggy daycare in St. Pete where I worked for 4 years and managed for the last 2. I started working as a receptionist in small animal practices shortly after and have been in three veterinary clinics over the past few years and I have loved it ever since. I am a college student working towards my business administration degree in hopes of owning my own business. I spend my free time at the park or at the beach with my 3 pitbull mixes (Deacon, Jameson, and Mosby) and 1 terrier mix (Jewels).

Kristin

Kristin at Tampa Animal HospitalHello! 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.

Emily

Emily at Tampa Animal HospitalHello! My name is Emily, I was raised in Tarpon Springs Fl, I graduated from Tarpon Springs High School in 2015, I went straight to Pinellas Technical College where I received my certificate in Medical Administration in 2017. I have been working around animals for a little more than a year and I love my job and being able to help animals whenever I can. When im not working, You'll find me exploring and trail hiking all over Florida's beautiful parks & beaches, going to a concert, or taking care of my 11 (yes, 11) Tarantulas! My family currently has 1 dog named Freddie (Yorkie mix), and my boyfriend Payton's family has, Otis (Beagle & Sharpie mix), Peggy (Cat), or our latest addition Coconut (Shi-poo).

Haley

Emily at Tampa Animal HospitalBio coming soon!

Cheyenne

Emily at Tampa Animal HospitalBio coming soon!

Certified Veterinary Technicians

Ariel

Ariel at Tampa Animal HospitalMy 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!

Teandra

Jade at Tampa Animal HospitalMy name is Teandra and I was born and raised in The Bronx, NY. I graduated from Alfred State College in 2013, and I've been working in the Veterinary field since! I have 3 furbabies: Winthrop 5 Y.O DSH/Bengal mix who took the long trek back home from college after graduation with me, Molly 11 Y.O Chihuahua who I adopted when I worked at Animal Care and Control Brooklyn shelter when she was 6 Y.O & last but not least my feisty 2 Y.O Belle DSH, who I've had since she was 2 wks old. I enjoy spending my free time with family and friends, and of course snuggling kitties and puppies.

Veterinary Technicians

Shaleena

Tracy at Tampa Animal HospitalHello, 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.

Tracy

Tracy at Tampa Animal HospitalHi, 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.

Olivia

Olivia at Tampa Animal HospitalHello! My name is Olivia. I am a proud Veterinary Technician at Westchase Vet. I have been a technician for 6 years and am currently a student at St. Petersburg College for Veterinary Technology. I am passionate about caring for animals and their families with a special interest in critical care and emergency. In my own family, I have a Chihuahua, Golden Retriever, Savannah cat, Cockatoo and 3 female rats. In my free time, I enjoy archery, running, kayaking, reading a good book and spending time with friends and family.

Taylor

Taylor at Tampa Animal HospitalPic and bio coming soon!

Cassandra

Cassandra at Tampa Animal HospitalHi my name is Cassandra and I am a Michigan native. I moved to Tampa in 2015 to continue my education in Veterinary Technology. I graduated from Hillsborough Community College with an A.S. in Veterinary Technology in May. I plan to take the national exam to become a certified technician in July (yay!). In my free time I enjoy spending time with my soon-to-be husband Hunter and our daughter Hudson as well as our two dogs Lexi and Pollux.

Melissa

Mlissa at Tampa Animal HospitalHello my name is Melissa. I have been working as a technician for over 12 years and love it. I have several animals and love helping any animal in need. I have a Bachelors degree from USF in Criminology and currently working on getting my certification from SPC to be a certified veterinary technician. I am married to my wonderful husband Chico and have two beautiful daughters named Willow and Meika.

Madison

Madison at Animal HospitalHi my name is Madison. I recently graduated from The University of Tampa with a B.S. in Biology and Mathematics. Before starting my job here at Westchase I had an amazing trip volunteering for 2 weeks in India with a local shelter. My goal is to pursue a career in veterinary medicine, so I am currently applying to veterinary programs. I have a dog named George who loves going hiking with me whenever I have the spare time. I also enjoy doing other outside activities like camping, playing volleyball, and going to the beach on my free time.