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 had a beautiful wedding in December 2014 and is looking forward to a wonderful future with her husband.
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
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
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
Julia joined the VCA Augustine Loretto Animal Hospital family in the summer of 2015. She relocated to Florida from Bucks County Pennsylvania with her husband and 3 daughters. Growing up, Julia was fascinated by her father’s and grandmother’s stories of raising orphaned wildlife and farm animals in the Appalachian Mountains of Kentucky. It bestowed empathy and appreciation for animals in a young child. So her family had indulged her passion for animals, allowing her to have parakeets, rabbits, ferrets, a turtle, a koi pond, a skunk, and several kitties throughout the years. Julia has worked in the animal care community for 22 years. She began working around wild animals in a drive through the Safari. Following that, she had worked and volunteered in several other facets from administrative, emergency animal response, socialization of feral cats and kittens, rehabbing wildlife, exotic animal care, and teaching humane education, to owning her own highly successful accredited pet sitting service. In more recent years, Julia has settled into the animal medical field because she enjoys working closely with animals, their people, and the doctors that make miracles happen on a daily basis. “ VCA Augustine Loretto has a great team of compassionate and caring individuals. I am honored to be a part of this team.” Julia
School: Unversity of North Florida, BA (History), Dental Certified
Lucinda moved from the Orlando-area in 2006, and started at the clinic as a technician, but now works as both tech and receptionist. Lucinda is a 2013 graduate from UNF, but wishes to never stop learning! She enjoys SCUBA diving, travel, and hanging with her awesome German Shepherd Dog (Anja), and fluffy kitty, Yahtzee.
I love being able to see medicine help any animal in need; all creatures (great and small) are very important to me! Lucinda
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
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
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
Cynthia was born in Venezuela, after attending 5 years of college for Medical Lab Technology, she moved to the United States in 2010. She has worked as a technician for the last 3 years in Jacksonville. We are happy she has joined our VCA team , she brings a smile and a cheerful attitude every day. Her feline friends are Dangle and Casper whom she loves dearly. I love working with animals because they always find a way to cheer you up. When I see them hurt I always want to help. You will never find a more grateful and accepting comrade than an animal you have comforted. Cynthia