Laurelee - Surgery Team Leader
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 (Xander, Titan, and Riley) and her 1 kitty named Merlin.
Christian - Lead Operating Room TechnicianChristian 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.
Jason - Operating Room TechnicianJason 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.
Mr. Lee - Operating Room Technician
Mr. Lee was raised in Jacksonville and has been a part of the Mandarin community since the age of 5! He started his veterinary career in general practice 23 years ago. He has been in specialty veterinary surgery for the last 12 years and has academic training as an Operating Room technician. Mr. Lee loves all aspects of surgery including working as a Surgical Assistant.
Mr. Lee spends most of his free time with his wife. He is both an avid fisherman and gardener.
Emily - Surgery TechnicianEmily 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.
Donni - Surgery Technician
Donni has been a veterinary technician for the last 15 years working in small animal general practice. Her love of surgery and anesthesia led to her decision to transition to specialty practice over 1 year ago furthering her training and career.
Donni has 7 dogs!, 1 cat, 1 turtle, 1 bird, and 2 human children! She enjoys hiking, kayaking and spending as much time in the outdoors as possible with her 2 sweet girls.
Kennedy - Surgery Technician
Kennedy is a Florida girl through and through. She loves the outdoors and enjoys being close to the river and beaches. She is currently a student at UNF and is working towards her Bachelors of Science degree in coastal and marine biology. She hopes to further her education and gain acceptance into Veterinary Medical School upon completion of her undergraduate degree.
She enjoys spending her free time with her two beautiful German Shepherd dogs and her Maine Coon cat.
Madison - Surgery Technician
Madison is a native of North Carolina, moving to Florida in 2018. She has been a part of the veterinary field for 3 years & absolutely loves it. She has 2 fur babies of her own Brasi & Luca.
Megan - Surgery Technician
Megan is Jacksonville native and loves being near the water. She has been in the veterinary field for the last 6 years and loves all aspects of surgery and anesthesia. We were so happy when she joined the team in 2019 bringing with her experience in specialty veterinary anesthesia.
In her time away from work, Megan enjoys relaxing with the kids, her dog Jonah, 2 cats (Shoe and Boxo) and exploring the many natural bodies of water in the area.
Michelle - Surgery Technician
Michelle is originally from Daytona but has lived in Jacksonville for a number of years. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of North Florida. She is a seasoned technician having been in the veterinary field for over 6 years. She is truly passionate about animals. She is the proud mother of a dog named Copper and 2 cats named Tom and Jerry. On the weekends, she enjoys boating, cooking, and curling up with her fur babies to watch movies.
Phillip - Surgery Technician
Phil is a Mandarin native! Raised in Jacksonville, Phil originally trained in the human field as an EMT. He followed his true passion 2 years ago and joined our team as a Veterinary Technician. He joined the Canine Rehabilitation Department and works hard under Dr. Darrow get our four-legged patients walking after orthopedic surgery. Phil spends all of his free time with his family; he is the proud father of 2 beautiful children. Phil also loves sharing his time with his 3 dogs, his 2 cats, and his Bearded Dragon named Freddy. We are so happy he part of the CVSJAX team!
Michael - Canine Rehabilitation Technician
Michael was born in raised in Anchorage, Alaska. He started his career in the veterinary field as a kennel volunteer in high school just trying to get his foot in the door. He has been in the field for 7 years now and joined the Capital Veterinary Specialists JAX team in August 2019. In his free time, Michael enjoys watching movies, playing sports, and spending time with the sweetest puppy in the world, his 4 year old Siberian Husky named Sky.
Lanielle - Surgery Patient Care Technician
Lanielle grew up a Navy brat, moving every few years. She was born in San Antonio, TX but calls Jacksonville home now. She has a handsome energetic 4 year old son. Together they care for a Dachshund, SoCo and a tripod Blk Mouth Curr mix, Trey. She attended Pima Medical Institute in Chula Vista, CA and graduated with a Associates in Occupational Science: Veterinary Technician June 2011. Her hobbies include doing just about anything with her son, exploring on hikes, fishing, kayaking, exercising, and music.
Sheyenne - Surgery Patient Care Technician
Born in North Carolina, Sheyenne is 'military brat' and has lived all over the country (going as far as San Diego). She has always had a love for animals and is actively pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Biology with a special focus in Biomedical Sciences. Her goal is to become a veterinarian in the near future.
Given all of her studies, it's safe to say she doesn't have much free time! When the books are away, she enjoys spending time with her family and her four, fur babies (Nugget, Nala, Meeko, and Emmie).