Staff

Staff

Staff

Staff

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Becky

Hospital Coordinator

Becky has been the hospital coordinator at Capital Veterinary Specialists since the Fall of 2017. She has 20+ years of experience working in veterinary practice management and has an MBA from Brenau University. She and her husband Bob have three cats, Mr. Magoo, Herbie and Jellicle and two dogs, Kamira and Roki. She enjoys sailing, watching football and spending time with her family.

Nell

Nell

Administrative Director

Nell has been working in Capital Veterinary Specialists management since 2012. She lives in Thomasville Georgia with her husband Murray and yorkie Tori. She enjoys cooking, gardening, fishing and hunting.

Victor

Transport Driver

Vic started his career as a black smith shoeing horses in both the Rockies and along the East coast. He later owned and operated a cross country trucking company hauling produce from Florida to California for over 12 years. After settling down, he landed in St. Augustine with his wife and furry baby Chaser - a blue tick healer. Victor served proudly in Vietnam and when not transporting patients for Capital Veterinary Specialists, he spends time with his two grandchildren Liliana and William Drygas. We are lucky to have his experience and expertise behind the wheel of our transport!

Will

Transport Driver

Will recently retired from the State of Florida after 35 years of service. He was born in Brooklyn, NY and is a 1982 graduate of FSU. Will is an avid golfer and enjoys all Seminole sports. He and his wife have a beagle named Kaylee and a cat named Puma. They have two children and a granddaughter.

Dawn

Dawn

Reception

Dawn is originally from Waynesboro Pennsylvania, and graduated from Virginia Intermont College with a BFA with a teaching certification. She is owned and loved by three Dobermans who regularly compete in AKC events including obedience, rally, agility and conformation. She likes to spend her free time volunteering as a member of Tallahassee Dog Obedience Club Training Committee as a senior instructor where she teaches basic obedience class.

Glen

Reception

Glen comes to Capital Veterinary Specialist following a career in human medicine as a Respiratory Therapist and Rural Hospital Administrator. Growing up in an Air Force family, he has lived in Canada and across the United States from Vermont to Hawaii, ultimately moving to south Georgia. Glen and his wife Pam have been adopting retired greyhounds for over 20 years and are active in lure coursing, open field coursing, completive obedience, and some armature racing. They have a whippet named Ruby and greyhound named Ridge who they love to see running about.

Katie

Katie

Reception

Katie was raised in Tallahassee, graduated from SAIL high school and then attended Tallahassee Community Colleges nursing program. She's an avid juggler and also enjoys swimming, wood burning and hiking. She enjoys spending her free time with her fiancé and son. Her 4-legged family includes 2 dogs, Jax (American bulldog) and Lilly (mixed breed), 2 cats, Alfredo and Shadow and a bearded dragon named Galaxy.

Lauren

Reception

Lauren is a Tallahassee native and received an AA from Tallahassee Community College. She is a wonderful addition to our Reception team she has always had a love for animals. Their unconditional love is a pillar of strength for her. She is a wonderful addition to our Reception team. Lauren has 2 Husky rescues, Anchorage and Dakota and a rabbit named Mr. Bun. Her spare time is spent relaxing and enjoying life.

Tammy

Tammy

Reception

Tammy joined the CVS team in February of 2018. Tammy grew up on a small farm in Monticello and has over 16 years of experience in the veterinary field. She's not only a wife and mother of 2 sons and a daughter, she's also a professional photographer. She shares her home with 2 English ​​​​​​​Cockers named Scout and Annie.

Sharla

Sharla

Reception

Sharla is originally from Moultrie Georgia and joined CVS during the summer of 2019. She has a degree from the University of Georgia in Forensic Anthropology and is a mother of 3 children. In her limited spare time, she enjoys reading, floral design, writing and painting.





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Jane

Reception

Jane has a BS in Biology from The University of Florida and is pursuing a PhD in Biology at FSU. She's originally from Callahan, Florida and grew up showing dairy goats. Other pets include horses and a mule. In her very limited spare time, she enjoys horseback riding, reading, showing dairy goats and napping.




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Cassidy

Reception

Cassidy is a native of Ocala Florida and a true cat lover. Her feline friends include: Beau, Butters, Dante, Kia and Enzo. She's a former foster parent for the Leon County Humane Society. She enjoys fashion, spending time with her cats and traveling as often as possible.





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Kalie

Reception

Sky grew up in Middletown Delaware and relocated to Tallahassee in 2018. She is currently a student at Tallahassee Community College. She spends her free time hanging out with friends and her fur babies, Cat - Grayson and Dogs - Nitro, Lovie & Fendi.

Alexis

Alexis

Specialty Nurse - Surgery

Alexis grew up in Cairo, Georgia and graduated from Southern Regional Technical College's Veterinary Technician program. She joined Capital Veterinary Specialists in Spring of 2019 as part of our surgery team. She has 3 furry family members at home: Blue, Little Kitty, and Coco. When she's not at work she enjoys reading.

Angela

Angela

Specialty Nurse - Internal Medicine

Angela is originally from Columbus, Ohio but has been enjoying the Florida sun for the past 25 years. She started in general practice veterinary medicine in 2001 and has experience with wildlife rehabilitation and exotic animal care. Angela has her AA in medical transcribing and has been a great addition to Capital Veterinary Specialists. Her interests in specialty medicine include complex internal medicine and cancer patient therapy. When she is not working hard at CVS, you can find her at home building and painting with her family – husband Joshua, daughter Katie, and son Caden. She cares for her puppy Prada (dachshund) and three cats Mermer, Vespa, and Delilah.

Sharonda

Specialty Nurse - Internal Medicine

Miami is Sharonda's hometown, but like many, she came to FAMU, graduated with a degree in Animal Science, and never left. She has two children, Anthony & Amaryah and shares her home with pets: Hershey, Zulu and Blizz. In her spare time, she enjoys watching football, crafts and travel.

Julia

Julia

Specialty Nurse - Internal Medicine

Julia is from Peachtree City, Georgia and came to Tallahassee to attend FSU to pursue a degree in Biology. Julia is a former guide dog trainer. She has two black labs named Remington and Leia. When not at work or studying, she enjoys hiking with her dogs, canoeing, the beach and spending time with her fiance.

Ariana

Specialty Nurse - Treatment

Ariana is from Pembroke Pines, Florida and is currently a Biology major at Florida State University. She's been working in the veterinary field for over 5 years and is an advocate for adopting pets from shelters. She has an adopted cockapoo named Noah. In her limited free time, she enjoys crafting, traveling and spending time with family.

Blair

Blair

Specialty Nurse - Surgery

Blair is from Crawfordville, Florida and has been working as a Veterinary Technician for five years. She has 3 dogs: Benji (a Poodle mix), Reesie (a Chihuahua mix), and Sallie (a bulldog mix). Caring for animals is a main priority in Blair’s life whether it is at work, for her own pets, or at local shelters. She is a huge rescue and shelter advocate and loves to volunteer. In her free time, Blair enjoys being on the water or at the beach.

Carolina

Specialty Nurse - Treatment

Carolina is a Fort Lauderdale native and is studying at Florida State University and is the President of the Pre-Vet Club. She has had interesting opportunities in the veterinary field which include: shadowing veterinarians in S. Africa, farrier work on giraffe hooves, and giving subcutaneous fluids to a meerkat! Carolina has a Manx cat named Tailer and her hobbies include traveling, surfing, and skiing. She joined the CVS team in 2019.

Cathy Z.

Cathy Z.

Specialty Nurse - Rehabilitation

Cathy is a Tallahassee native and has been with our team since 2014. She has over 15 years of experience as a veterinary technician and began providing canine rehabilitation in 2006. She has completed the Canine Rehabilitation program at the University of Tennessee. Cathy's pets include: 1 German shepherd (Nate), 1 great Pyrenees (Bradley), 1 Husky mix (Sophie), 1 dachshund (Coco), 1 Min Pin/Chihuahua mix (Penny) and 1 toy poodle (Lulu). All of her pets are rescues that came to her maimed and broken but now live happy and healthy. When she's not working she enjoys baking, the beach and all outdoor activities.

Dana

Dana

Specialty Nurse - Urgent Care

Dana joined the CVS family in June of 2018. She is a 2017 graduate of Tallahassee Community College, a native of Crawfordville and has been working in the veterinary field for over 6 years. Her pets include Tanner (Pomeranian), Clyde (Hound/beagle/walker mix) and Jasper (a rescued cat). She enjoys gardening, reading, restoration projects, crafts, food and crocheting.

Ean

Specialty Nurse - Treatment

Ean is originally from Christiana, Pennsylvania where he studied Culinary Arts. After he finished school, he pursued his career in veterinary medicine. He came to CVS in early 2019 and loves working with our patients. In his spare time, he enjoys baking, video games and board games. He has 2 dogs - Brom and Zoe and a cat named Kyohi.

Emma

Emma

Specialty Nurse - ICU

Originally from Orlando Florida Emma moved to Tallahassee to complete her undergraduate degree in Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences at Florida State University. While working in the ICU she strives to give the best care to patients. She enjoys playing soccer, hiking and volunteering at the Tallahassee Animal Service Center.

Jennifer

Specialty Nurse - Internal Medicine

Jennifer is a native of Havana Florida. She joined our team just after Hurricane Michael in 2018 and has been in the veterinary field for 6 years. Her and her husband Randy, have horses, dogs and cats that share their homestead. Her spare time is spent riding and showing horses, going to the beach, cuddling her cats, playing fetch with the dogs, road trips and family time.

Jessie

Jessie

Specialty Nurse - ICU

Jessie is originally from Indianapolis, Indiana. She joined our team in 2017 and works overnights in our ICU. She has 2 dogs, an English Shepherd named Huckleberry Finn and a Pitbull named Fredo. A horse named Lacey rounds out her 4 legged family. Jessie has over 6 years of veterinary technician experience, including emergency medicine. While she's not working, she enjoys playing the guitar, carpentry and painting.

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Jordan

Specialty Nurse - Rehabilitation

Jordan was born and raised in Tallahassee. She graduated from Tallahassee Community College with an AA degree then moved to Jacksonville to attend Sanford Brown College where she graduated with an AS degree. She passed the Veterinary Technician National Exam and became a certified veterinary technician in 2014. She has a dog named Leia who keeps her occupied outside of work.

Juan

Juan

Specialty Nurse - Sterile Supply

Juan is originally from the Canary Islands where he was a supermarket manager and restaurant/bar owner. Juan joined our team in 2017 as part of our surgical nurse team and is the husband of Dr. Sofia Morales. His interests outside of work include soccer, gardening, fishing and spending time with family. He shares his home with Dr. Morales, daughter Sofia Isabela (who wants to be a doctor too) and dogs, Rico Suave and Pedrito.

Keeley

Keeley

Specialty Nurse - ICU

Keeley is originally from St. Maarten. She left island life behind when she attended Florida State University and received her BS in Environment Studies. She is currently enrolled in the Veterinary Technology Program at St. Petersburg College. She joins our team with 7 years of experience in veterinary medicine. Keeley shares her home with her husband, Adam, 2 dachshunds (Sookie & Penny), 1 chihuahua (Jacob) and 2 rabbits (Dexter and Waffles).

Kelli

Specialty Nurse - ICU

Kelli grew up locally in Crawfordville and joined CVS early in 2019 with 4 years of experience working in the veterinary field. She has a mixed breed dog named Paisley and a Border Collie/Australian Cattle dog named Oakley. She enjoys going to the gym, cuddling with the dogs and spending time with her boyfriend.

Kenny

Kenny

Specialty Nurse - Surgery

Kenny trained as a Certified Surgical Technologist at Fort Sam Houston in Texas with the Air Force and in human surgery with the Army and Navy. He was awarded the Soldier of the Year by the US Army in 1983. He has 35 years of experience working in the medical field. He enjoys reading, spending time with his family, 5 dogs and awesome wife Barbra.

Keri

Specialty Nurse - Surgery

Keri has a degree from Florida State in Biology. She has worked as a veterinary technician since 2011, and is part of our surgery team. She grew up in Palm Harbor, Florida before coming to Tallahassee. She's enjoys hiking the many trails in Tallahassee, spending time at the beach, practicing yoga and watching football. (Go Noles!) Keri has 3 dogs, Lena, Noah and Junie.

Kimberly

Kimberly

Specialty Nurse - ICU

Kimberly calls Pembroke Pines, Florida home, but FAMU brought her to Tallahassee. With an interest in Urgent Care and as a soon to be graduate from the Veterinary Technology program at FAMU, she's joining our overnight ICU staff. Her hobbies include dance: contemporary and hip-hop. She has a Boston Terrier mix named Mello.

Laura

Laura

Specialty Nurse - ICU

Laura grew up in Jacksonville and is currently enrolled at Florida State University working on her nursing school pre-requisites. She has AA from Tallahassee Community College and a Bachelor's in Sociology with a minor in Psychology from FSU. She is the proud mom to 2 yorkies, Duncan and Rena. With the very little free time she has, Laura enjoys playing the piano, exercising and spontaneous adventures.

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Lauren

Specialty Nurse - Surgery

Lauren is originally from Saint Cloud Florida and came to Tallahassee on a softball scholarship with Florida State University where she played all 4 years and got to travel to 32 states. While at FSU Lauren also majored in Social Science and minored in Communications. She has two dogs, Fendi and Brody, a Guinea Pig named Clover, two pet cows, Lily and Chloe, and 8 chickens. She enjoys being outdoors, fishing and throwing the ball around.

Lucas

Lucas

Specialty Nurse - Sterile Supply

Lucas is originally from Champaign, Illinois and relocated to Florida to enjoy the warmer weather. He came to work with Capital Veterinary Specialists in the summer of 2017. He shares his home with a yellow lab named Kody. When he's not working, Lucas enjoys all types of outdoor activities, including: running, biking, hiking, water sports and fishing.

Megan

Megan

Specialty Nurse - Urgent Care

Megan was born and raised in Tallahassee Florida but graduated from the Veterinary Technology program at Southern Regional Technical College in Thomasville Georgia. She became a registered Veterinary Technician in August of 2016 and has special interest in critical care and anesthesia. She has three dogs, Clover (a jack Russell), Grissom( a pug) and Heist( a lab mix) a cat named Taylor Ray and an African Grey Parrot named Nala. She enjoys spending time doing anything outdoors, arts and crafts, and with family.

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Natianna

Specialty Nurse - Treatment

Natianna is originally from Benning Georgia but due to having military parents she has lived in various cities, states and countries. She is currently enrolled at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University pursuing Animal Sciences. Natianna is an aspiring veterinarian and currently takes care of her husky, Amira and rabbit Eevee. She enjoys volunteering, spending time with family, friends and pets, as well as seeking new adventures.

Pamela

Pamela

Specialty Nurse - Internal Medicine

Pamela knew from a young age that she would work in the veterinary field. She has worked in small animal general practice for 10 years, and became a certified veterinary technician in 2011. Nursing care and post-operative care are two of Pamela’s special interests. She joined our hospital in February 2014. Pamela enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons, traveling, swimming, and reading. She has one bulldog, Joker, and one cat named Chester.

Patti

Patti

Specialty Nurse - ICU

Patti moved from New Orleans to Tallahassee and has been loving life as a Floridian ever since. She has been working in the veterinary field for over 8 years and at Capital Veterinary Specialists for over 1 year. Upon graduating from Florida A&M University she will be working towards an MS in Animal Science focused on reproductive physiology in animals. Outside of work she enjoys reading, yoga, writing and volunteering at Goose Creek Wildlife Sanctuary, Inc. We are blessed to have Patti as a team member and value her dedication to our patients!

Mathew

Rhonda

Specialty Nurse - Surgery

Rhonda was born in Gainesville and has lived in Hawaii, Mississippi and Alabama, before settling in Tallahassee 18 years ago. She has over 16 years of experience as a surgical technician. She has 2 dogs and 3 cats at home and enjoys fishing, the beach, kayaking and camping in her spare time.

Sabrina

Specialty Nurse - Urgent Care

Sabrina joined CVS in 2018. She enjoys living in her hometown of Tallahassee and spends her time off with her husband and a 3 legged golden retriever named Barbossa, a terrier mix named Gigi and her cat named Kitten. She enjoys kayaking, hiking andbinge watching TV. We're proud to have her on our ICU team.

Sabrina

Specialty Nurse - ICU

Sabrina graduated from Fairmont State University in 2015 with a degree in Veterinary Technology. She has a special fondness for horses, but her lab mix, Mojo, makes a much better house pet. Being with her family is what’s most important to her, but reading, going to the beach and painting are activities she enjoys. Sabrina joined CVS in 2018.

Sarah Kate

Specialty Nurse Assistant

Sarah Kate grew up in Tallahassee, received her AA degree from Tallahassee Community College and is now attending Florida State University. She joined the CVS team in the spring of 2019 as a veterinary nurse assistant. When not at work or attending classes, she enjoys drawing, painting, playing video games and hiking. She has a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Lexi, a leopard gecko named Nyx and a ball python named Minerva.

Jessica

Specialty Nurse Assistant

Jessica joined CVS in the summer of 2019. She's originally from Cooper City, Florida and attends Florida State University. She will graduate with a major in Criminology and a minor in Biology/Chemistry. She plans to attend vet school and study equine medicine. Jessica is an avid horseback rider and owns a horse named Alfie. She also shares her home with a cat named Mowgli.

Stacey

Stacey

Specialty Nurse - Internal Medicine

Stacey is originally from Miami. She has a bachelor's degree from the University of Alabama and graduated from the veterinary technician program at Southern Regional Technical College. She has a special interest in internal medicine. Her pets include 3 cats: Franklin, Althea and Greta Grace and a dog named Lily. She enjoys traveling with her husband, biking trails and Netflix binge watching.

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Stephanie B.

Specialty Nurse - Internal Medicine

Stephanie is originally from Athens Georgia but moved to Cairo Georgia in 2009 after marrying her husband Will. They live in a cabin built by Will and his father from trees milled from the property. She graduated from the Veterinary Technician Program at Southern Regional Technical College in 2014. She has special interests in Internal Medicine, nutrition, and exotics and plans on specializing in internal medicine. She and her husband have three dogs and a cat and enjoy outdoor activities and traveling.

Stephanie C.

Stephanie C.

Specialty Nurse - ICU

Stephanie was born and raised in Tallahassee. She joined our team in 2015 and has 16 years of experience in veterinary medicine. She is passionate about providing gentle and loving care to our most critical patients and supporting their owners during hospitalization. Stephanie is married and has 4 children. She enjoys going to the beach, reading, watching movies and spending time with family, friends and her orange tabby cat, Zach.

Stephanie S.

Stephanie S.

Specialty Nurse - Internal Medicine

Stephanie is a Tallahassee native and graduated from FSU with a BS in Biology. She's been working in the veterinary field since 2011 and joined Capital Veterinary Specialists in the spring of 2019. She has 4 dogs: Scarlett, Arrow, Dune and Jordan and 2 cats: Kiki and Gray. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, camping, baking sweet treats and spending time with family, friends and her pets.

Steven

Steven

Specialty Nurse - Surgery

Steven is originally from Ohio, but after joining the United States Marine Corps he was stationed in Hawaii then moved to Colorado. In Colorado he graduated from Bel- Rea Institute of Animal Technology. Steven moved to Florida shortly after marrying his wife Haley and brought their dog Tonks and cat Figaro. He enjoys exploring Tallahassee and traveling.

Sylvia

Sylvia

Specialty Hospital Nurse

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Tara

Tara

Specialty Nurse - Internal Medicine

Tara grew up in Washington State and moved to Tallahassee with her husband Mike. She loves camping, hiking and backpacking, usually with her dog Midas tagging along. They also have three cats, Semper, Crookshanks, and Lana as well as a guinea pig named Gimli.

Tracey

Specialty Nurse - Surgery

Tracey joined the CVS family in February of 2019. He comes to us with many years of experience working in a specialty hospital and enjoys working in ICU and on the surgery team. He's a native of Quincy, FL, graduated from Santa Fe Community College and FSU with majors in biological science and sociology. He shares his home with pets: Shadow, Scooby Doo, Pan Pan, Grey Girl, Orangy, Lil Bun & Honey Bunny. When he's not working or caring for his furry friends, he enjoys music and cooking.

Angela

Specialty Nurse - Surgery

Angela is a Certified Veterinary Technician who's originally from South Bend, Indiana. She has worked in general veterinary practices, as well as, emergency clinics. She has pets named: Maxim, Hustler & Charlie. She spends her free time with her 2 young sons and husband and enjoys reading, gemology and outdoor activities. She joined our Surgery team in the Summer of 2019.

Madison

Specialty Nurse Assistant

Madison graduated from FSU with a BS in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. She's currently working on her Master's in Aquatic Environmental Science. She's an Ochlochonee Bay Florida native and enjoys outdoor activities. These include running, playing soccer, hiking and going to the beach with her Rottweiler rescue - Henri. She also has a Maine Coon named Baya.

Billy

Specialty Nurse Assistant

Billy grew up in Tallahassee and graduated from North Florida Christian School. He enjoys playing baseball, golf and watching FSU football.

Catherine

Specialty Nurse Assistant

Catherine is from St. Augustine, Florida and attends FSU. Her future plans include vet school. Her hobbies include playing basketball, volleyball and softball.

AJ

Specialty Nurse - ICU

AJ is a Senior Veterinary Technician student at Florida A&M University. She plans to attend vet school. She is a from Newport News, Virginia, but now calls Tallahassee home. She has a great dane - Dakota, a bobtail calico - Kulea, a guinea pig - Johari and a bearded dragon - Nefertiti. When not studying and working, she enjoys traveling, reading, nature walks and dancing.





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Kalie

Specialty Nurse - Treatment

Kalie joined our Santa Rosa Beach location in October of 2019 after working at a local pet boarding/training facility. She's originally from Montgomery Alabama. Kalie has a Pitbull Terrier named Oakley and enjoys reading and running in her spare time.

Angie

Specialty Nurse

Angie grew up in Miami, Florida and comes to CVS with over 12 years of veterinary medicine experience. She enjoys cooking, reading, traveling and spending time with her son Blenn. Her pet family includes a terrier mix - Ezekiel, a bully mix - Keno and a DSH cat - Malachi. She joined our team in 2019.