Home Staff

Lori, Office Manager

Lori has over 35 years in the hospitality management and customer service industry, she has had a passion to help animals her entire life and now has the opportunity to do so.  Lori will go out of her way to do whatever she can do to make you and your pet feel warm and welcome in our hospital and takes a special interest in making sure you return and tell others of your great experiences.  Lori’s management style is a hands-on style of management and leads by example.  Her attention to detail is a welcome addition to our already great team!  When not working, she enjoys her time cooking, gardening, fishing and being on the water.  She is the proud mom of 4 children, 4 kitties and 1 puppy!

Katrina Demitroff

Katrina is a proud graduate of Florida State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in biology and a passion for helping animals.

She has been helping animals since 2012 and aspires to become a veterinarian, able to care for any animal in need.  Katrina enjoys learning new things, spending time with her family, and taking care of her two-family rescue dogs, Viper and Harmony.

Dakota Kiebler, Receptionist

Dakota, who likes to be called “Koda” comes to us from the hospitality world, where she worked under our practice manager, Lori for a few years. There she learned the importance of top-notch customer service, that begins with the initial phone call. Koda is passionate about all animals and has two fur-babies at home. She is known for her generosity, where she has paid for clients with her own money so they could have the treatment they needed. When Koda is not working, she works with some of the local rescues to help in any way possible. She also enjoys good food, spending time with her family and hanging out with her dogs, Zena and Pax!

Dominique Valdes

Dom started working with animals at the age of 14 and also raised all different kinds of animals with her  mother.  She then went on to re-habing animals for release and becoming a vet technician.  When she’s not working, she’s home with her fur babies watching Netflix or going on adventures.

Gabi Baehr, Veterinary Receptionist

Gabi is our new receptionist who has a 5 year hospitality background and enjoys helping people and pets.  Gabi had a career interest in human health, which is now heavily shifting into animal health.  Growing up, she had every pet in the book, from turtles, to cats to dogs.  She enjoys knowing just a phone call, may make someones life easier and cannot wait to dive deeper into this profession.

Jade Gargulak, Kennel Technician/Assistant Veterinary Technician

Jade has over 5 years in the animal field, from pet stores to dog daycare/boarding facilities.  Jade is going to school to be a veterinarian and loves all animals.   She is very gracious to be on our team and we enjoy having her here!  In her words, “I can’t see myself doing anything else, this is my career for life”