Jennifer is a native of Los Angeles, CA and recently moved to the Jacksonville area. Prior to joining Capital Veterinary Specialists, JAX in September of 2016, she worked for a multi-specialty Emergency and Referral Hospital practice in Los Angeles. Her primary responsibility was ensuring clients and patients received service and care that exceeded their expectations, Overall, she brings 13 years of client service experience, supporting the fact that her passion for client and patient service is what drives her and continues to inspire her on a daily basis. When not at work, Jennifer enjoys running, cooking, and exploring her new surroundings in Jacksonville. She shares her home with her partner Eric and their two cats, Mimi and Lucy,
Julie is a Jacksonville native. She joined Capital Veterinary Specialists, JAX in October 2015. Julie shares her home with her husband of 18 years, Gene, and their 2 boys. She has 2 Vizsla lap dogs named Callie and Ridge. In her free time, Julie enjoys spending time outdoors with her family and friends.
Melanie joined Capital Veterinary Specialists, JAX in July of 2015. She has worked the last 9 years in the veterinary industry as a technician and as an office manager. Melanie lives with her husband Brett and their clowder of cats. In her spare time, she volunteers with cat rescues, loves gardening, and enjoys playing golf.
Stacy joined Capital Veterinary Specialists, JAX in September 2015. She has worked in the veterinary profession for over 15 years. Stacy shares her home with her husband of 18 years, Will, and their 3 wonderful children. She is also the proud mother of a rescue Pitbull/ Boxer mix named Koko. She enjoys cheering on her children during their basketball games in her free time. She is also an avid Georgia Bulldogs fan and travels home to Georgia to visit family when she can.
Wanda joined Capital veterinary Specialists, JAX in February of 2015 with over 19 years of veterinary specialty experience. Wanda shares her home with her husband Terry and their 2 fur babies, Charlie, a yellow Lab, and Midnight, a white kitty. In her free time, Wanda enjoys cheering on her home town team, the Kentucky Wildcats, and Face-timing her beautiful granddaughter.
Our leader of this exceptional team is ready to help in any way! She enjoys her spare time with her numerous fur babies.
Angelina, AKA Lina, is originally from St. Paul Minnesota. She moved to Jacksonville in 2011 to escape the cold and to further her career. Lina has her A.A.S. in Veterinary Technology and is working towards her B.A.S. degree in Veterinary Technology. Lina is a Certified Veterinary Technician through the Florida Veterinary Technician Association. In her spare time, Lina and her husband Brandon enjoy taking care of their fur babies. They are the proud parents of a French Bulldog named Minion, a Devon Rex named Yoda, and a tuxedeo DSH named Renegade.
Jennifer is originally from Buffalo, New York. She moved to Florida 16 years ago and began her veterinary career in general practice. Jennifer began with a focus on shelter medicine in an effort to broaden her knowledge base. She transitioned into the specialist field in 2008 working in the field of Internal Medicine. She particularly enjoys intensive nursing and caring for animals on their road to recovery. Jennifer also enjoys scrapbooking, dancing, and enjoying the Florida sunshine. She and her son share an immense love for all animals, and, together, they care for Anabelle (a rescued Beagle/ Australian Shepherd mix), Butter (a rescued Pitbull mix), and Gomez (a rescued DSH cat).
Kate is originally from Tennessee but has been enjoying the Florida Sunshine for the last 8 years. She has been a veterinary technician since 2006 and has 8 years of experience in specialist fields of medicine, surgery, and emergency medicine. Outside of Capital Veterinary Specialists, Kate enjoys photography, watching college football, and being outdoors. She is the proud owner of two Terriers, Captain and Beaux, and a one-eyed rescue named Bruiser.
Monica began working in the veterinary field in 1997. She took a few years off when she had her three children. She rejoined the workforce in 2003. Monica has extensive experience in the Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine and Dermatological Specialties. Monica is an avid animal lover and has had the pleasure of sharing her life with many exotic pets. She has been a board member of the Jacksonville Herpetological Society since 2012 where her focus has been on public education, wildlife preservation and the special role reptiles and amphibians play in the environment. She is currently doing volunteer work for the U.S. Geological Survey on frog populations. She is also a member of Bat Conservation International.
Christian has been working in the field of veterinary medicine since 2007. He works with our surgical team and particularly loves his involvement in canine and feline rehabilitation at Capital Veterinary Specialists, JAX. In his spare time, Christian works with various rescue groups and enjoys fostering (and sometimes adopting!) special-needs pets. He also enjoys numerous outdoor activities such as hiking, mountain biking, and surfing.
Brenda is originally from the Northeast. She has been a veterinary technician for over 14 years, nine of these in a specialist hospital setting. She has extensive technician experience in surgery, emergency medicine, anesthesia, and critical care monitoring. Brenda and her husband Steven are the proud parents of 7 dogs, 2 cats, a goldfish, and a partridge in a pear tree. Brenda enjoys cooking, riding motorcycles, and spending time with her four-legged friends in her free time.
Brian is from Middleburg, Florida and joined Capital Veterinary Specialists, JAX in May of 2016. He has been in the veterinary field since 2007 with the majority of his experience coming from emergency medicine. Brian has one dog named Yeezy and two cats named Ben and Luna. Brian spends his free time kayaking and doing other outdoor activities.
Emily grew up in Boca Raton, Florida and joined the Capital Veterinary Specialists, JAX team in February of 2016. She brings 8 years of experience with her - 2 of which were in a specialty setting. She has two dogs named Trixie and Penelope and a cat named Cheettoh (who is really a dog disguised as an orange tabby!). She takes advantage of her days off by enjoying Bikram and SUP Yoga, hunting for sharks teeth, and just enjoying the outdoors in general.
Jason is a native of Florida and has over 13 years of experience in veterinary medicine. He has worked in all fields of veterinary medicine including general practice and small animal surgery. Jason's work interests include surgical diseases, fracture repairs, and advanced instrumentation. Jason enjoys outdoor activities including surfing, snowboarding, fishing, and camping.
Laurelee is from Orlando, Florida but mostly grew up in Camden County Georgia. She joined the Capital Veterinary Specialists, JAX team in May of 2015, and she brings 4 years of experience in the veterinary field. She truly enjoys working with the surgical staff. When she's not at work, she enjoy's family time, makeup, video games, and spending time with her 3 dogs.
Savannah joined the Capital Veterinary Specialists, JAX crew in July of 2016. She has worked in the veterinary field for over 6 years. She is an avid equestrian and has 3 horses of her own. She competes in barrel racing in her spare time and has also competed in dressage.
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