VCA Briarcliff Animal Hospital

Veterinary Support

  • Technician Manager


    Kathy has been a member of the VCA Briarcliff team since 1999. She has her B.S. in Dental Hygiene from Loyola University, New Orleans. She has been in the veterinary field since 1989.

    When she isn't busy working hard as our technician manager, Kathy enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, breeding dwarf shrimp and painting.

    Kathy also shares her home with "Sahvin" (a Doberman Pincher), "Rush" (a Retriever Mix), "Liberty" (a Chihuahua),  "Cynder"  (Domestic Shorthair cat), "Raighne" (a Domestic Longhair cat), "Nim" (Domestic shorthair cat), "Keller" (domestic shorthair cat), "Five" (Domestic short hair cat) "Pickles" (a Double yellow-headed Amazon Parrot), "Echo" (African Grey), "Indi & Mochi" (Netherland Dwarf rabbits) and also maintains 3 large aquariums. 

  • Technician

    Mary *

    Mary is originally from Jacksonville but moved to California for 6 years. She started working with exotics and small animals when she was 19 years old in Los Angeles. She worked at a 7 doctor practice in LA for 3 years. After moving back to Jacksonville she worked at a Affiliated Vet Specialist as a operative nurse. When Mary is not busy at Briarcliff she enjoys going to the beach or being on a boat in the river with friends. Mary shares her house with "Melody" a 9 year old chihuahua who she rescued when she was in LA.

  • Technician

    Kelly Ferguson

    Kelly has been a member of the VCA Briarcliff team since October 2003. When she isn't busy working hard as a technician, Kelly enjoys spending time with her husband Nate,  designing websites, drawing, graphic design, all things "crafty", being outdoors, horseback riding, drinking Starbucks coffee, reading as well as spending time with family and friends. Kelly and Nate share their home in the heart of Jacksonville with eight "furry children" - Levi, a blue merle Australian Shepherd, Red, a black labrador, Reese, a wacky chocolate labrador, four rescued felines - Hemi, Gutter, Pixel and Sushi as well as a very talkative African Grey Parrot known as Aries.

  • Technician

    Rachael Mahy

  • Technician

    Shauna Morris

    Shauna has been a member of the VCA Briarcliff team since May of 1996. When she isn't busy working hard as a technician, Shauna enjoys playing with her two daughters and watching football. Shauna shares her home with "Bump" (a large breed mix dog) and "Calix" (kitty).

  • Technician

    Lindsey Swank

    Lindsey has been a Veterinary Technician for 3 years. She is originally from Tallahassee, Florida. When Lindsey is not working she loves going to the beach and taking her dogs. She enjoys spending time with her family and boyfriend. Lindsey also loves attending Jaguar games! She shares her home with Holly (Chihuhua mix) and Gunner (Golden Retriever)


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. If it is after hours, check with Affiliated Veterinary Emergency Center they are located across the street from us at 3444 Southside Blvd. Suite 101 Jacksonville, FL 32216. Their contact number is 904-642-5911. If you are located closer to Beach Blvd please contact Emergency & Critical Care Pet Hospital located at 14185-7 Beach Blvd Jacksonville, FL 32250. Their contact number is 904-223-8000.