VCA Augustine Loretto Animal Hospital

Veterinary Support

  • Technician Supervisor

    Brittany Brown

    Brittany started at the clinic in December 2009. She is originally from South Carolina and moved to Jacksonville in 2007. Her passion is animals, especially cats- she has three feline babies (Phil, Lil, and Tommy). Brittany is looking forward to getting married to her wonderful fiancé in December 2014!

    I  love cats and kittens especially- The best part of my day is seeing kittens and enabling their humans to keep them healthy and happy. Brittany

  • Technician

    Samantha Ellison

    Samantha has been working at the clinic since 1997. She has a lively household with three cats (Neko, Oliver, and Cleo), and two dogs- a black Labrador (Bailey) and a double for The Little Rascals, a black/white All-American (Piper). Samantha has been married to her amazing husband since 2013.

    I am dedicated to keeping all animals healthy and safe. Everyday brings new challenges and rewards in helping our clients and their pets. We now  see pocket pets and I  especially enjoy this new experience. Sam

  • Technician

    Brandon Ezell

    Brandon has been a Veterinary Technician for 9 years, all of which were here in Jacksonville , Florida. As you can see he is a true Gator Fan.                                                                                                                                                  Working here at VCA Augustine Loretto Animal Hospital with the staff is awesome. We all seem to share the same passion for what we do.  Between our patients' unconditional love and our clients' constant affirmation and appreciation for what we do, it always makes our job so fulfilling.  Brandon

  • Technician

    Hayley Hall

    Hayley started working at the clinic as a kennel technician in 2008, but quickly moved up to technician.  She has a dachshund (Rascal), an Italian Greyhound (Abby), and two cats (Sam and Phoebe).

    I  love working with animals because of the great feeling inside after making a difference in an animal's life!  Hayley

  • Technician

    Angela Holsinger
    School: Oklahoma State University, Associates

    Angela started working for at the clinic in February of 2014. She is originally from Moore, Oklahoma and moved to Jacksonville in 2013. Angela started working with horses in Oklahoma then switched to small animals. She has an Animal Sciences and Equine Science degrees and has over 20 years experience working with animals. Angela proudly owns two rescue dogs and one awesome cat.

  • Technician

    Patrick Kelly

    Patrick started as a kennel technician at the clinic in 2006 and became a technician in 2008. He has experience in animal emergency medicine, as well as large animal work. In his free time, Patrick is an avid fisherman, and loves taking his two black Labradors to the beach!

    I enjoy client interaction and helping the reception staff with client communication. Patrick

  • Technician

    Stephanie Spahn
    Veterinary Tech School: Veterinary Institute of Pittsburgh

    Stephanie moved from New York in September of 2013, moving to sunny Florida after earning her Associate's in Veterinary Technology. She has been with the clinic since December 2013, and adopted her little black "Riven" from the clinic shortly thereafter!

    I  dreamed of working with animals since I was very little; making a difference in the lives of those creatures who can't speak for themselves. Stephanie


Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency, please call us immediately 904-262-4553.

 If it is after hours, please call Clay Duval Pet Emergency Clinic  904-264-8281. They are located at 275 Corporate Way Suite 200 in Orange Park FL .