Receptionist SupervisorHeather M
"I love animals. Helping them is my passion. It's the worst to see animals suffer or in trouble, but it's the greatest feeling when you can help them. My job is very rewarding because I can observe the process of animals being helped everyday!" Heather was originally born in Florida but spent most of her childhood in rural Louisiana. Growing up there, she was exposed to a variety of animals, including dogs, cats, horses, cows, pigs, and chickens! She moved to South Florida to work on her academics and pursue a career in the Veterinary field. Heather has over 5 years of experience working in animal hospitals and has been with VCA for more than 3 years. She has two pets at home, "Remi" her Foxhound mix rescued from the recent Arizona flooding, and her spoiled cat "Dexter" whom she bottle-fed since infancy.
Veterinary Tech School: Penn Foster
"I'm excited to join the VCA team in Plantation. I look forward to learning everything I need to know to become a valuable employee and eventually a skilled veterinary technician as well. Returning to work with animals after so many years away just feels right. Better late than never."
Lateasha was born and raised in Rocherster, New York. She moved to Florida in 2007 and has never looked back. She has been part of the VCA Central Park family for almost 6 months. She has two cats at home: Mango and Jimmy.
"Animals are my passion. I absolutely hate seeing an animal that's in trouble or sick. That's why I chose to work in an environment that is dedicated to the care and the treatment of animals. I go home feeling blessed that I was able to make a difference in the lives of pets and their owners." Stephanie was born and raised just outside of New York City, in a small town called Glens Falls. She recently moved down to South Florida and has been with Central Park Animal Hospital for almost a year. She has a lot of experience in the animal healthcare field, having previously worked as a technician. She has two cats at home, "Marley" and "Cole", both rescued at a young age.
"I have been with the VCA family for over 5 years now. I come to work everyday with the hope that I can make a difference in any small way to a defenseless pet who can't speak for itself. It gives me a sense of purpose and value. I love my job."
Michele was born in Brazil and moved to Florida in 1993. She has been with VCA for 8 years and joined the Central Park family almost 10 months ago. She has two cats at home: "Nevita" and "Meatwad".
"Ever since I was little, I have been fascinated with medicine and I love being around animals. I have always wanted a career that would allow me to combine both of my passions, and working at VCA Central Park Animal Hospital allows me to do so. I love being able to make a difference in a pets life." Ashley was born in Michigan and lived most of her childhood in the snow. She moved to south Florida over 6 years ago with her family and has been enjoying the change of weather. Her love for animals has always been present in her life, and she has always held a special fondness for horses. Whether it be general animal medicine or specifically equine studies, Ashley knows her future will be dedicated to animals and their health and well-being. She is currently enrolling in a local college in pursuit of her future academics. At her home, or should we say ranch, she has 7 horses, 3 dogs, 3 cats, a chinchilla, a rabbit, and a pond full of fish!
"Ever since I moved from Columbia to the U.S. as a little girl, I realized my love for animals. I grew up in a household full of animals like dogs and birds. This is why I enjoy workinga at VCA. I get to interact with animals all day!"
Maria was born in Columbia and moved to South Florida when was very young. She is fairly new to working with animals but has always been an animal lover at heart. She has been with VCA Central Park for about 3 months. She has a young kitten she adopted from the Hospital at home named Ophelia.
"I fulfill my passion for animals by working as technician in the Veterinary field. It gives me a great deal of satisfaction watching animals walk out the door in a healthier state than when they first walked in. I love working for VCA Central Park because it enables me to offer the best quality of veterinary medicine to pets and gives me the tools to help educate clients on animal care."
Allison was born in south Florida and has lived here all her life. She has been a Veterinary technician for almost 7 years and has been with the VCA family for over 3 years. She has a young daughter at home and a loving boyfriend. Just like Allison at a young age, her daughter is showing an interest in animals and their care. And like her mother, it may very well turn into a passionate career. At home she has a cherished chihuahua named "Pee Wee", who she dotes over endlessly.