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.
The saying goes “do what makes you happy”. Being able to work with animals is what makes me smile beyond belief. I love all animals, which is what drew me to working for an Animal Hospital. When I was in undergraduate school, I did a lot of volunteer work at a local Humane Society, which is amazing and it gives you so much gratitude. I am so fortunate to be able to work with a group of people who love animals as much as I do.
Veronica was born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas. After being accepted into Nova Southeastern University, she moved to South Florida with her husband and two Beagles, 'Wrangler', and 'Oakley' in early 2014. She has been with VCA Central Park for just under a year.
"Ever since I was little I’ve loved animals, both exotic and domestic. I remember going to the zoo and aquariums and thinking to myself how amazing would it be to work with animals. I’ve surrounded myself with all types of pets, cats, dogs, horses, fish and always try to help stray animals. Every time I would see a stray dog or cat I would beg my mom to take it home. My passion and love for animals has made me pursue my career in Veterinary Medicine, just nursing a sick patient back to their normal selves bring e such joy and happiness. This field is very rewarding and gives me great joy in knowing that I’ll be making a difference in the animal kingdom."
Amanda was born and raised in Miami, Florida and is currently enrolled as a nursing student at FIU. At home, Amanda is a mother to three beautiful babies. A Siberian Husky named 'Zeus', who just turned his terrible two’s. A German shepherd 'Xena', who loves to destroy everything she can get her teeth into. And finally a little Terrier mix 'Sammy', who loves to cuddle up under the sheets.
"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.
"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!
All my life I always pictured myself playing soccer professionally. A recent ankle injury that ended my soccer career left me confused with what I would do with my life. One day, coming home from a very rough day at school, it hit me when my little Lola ran to me and greeted me at the door with this smile that could light up the world. That feeling of her being ecstatic to see me got me thinking. I would LOVE to go to work at a place where my patients are always happy to see me. And that is why I choose to work with animals. They brighten up my day and for the most part are happy to see me! My full name is Desiree Nicole Reyes. I was born and raised in Pembroke Pines Florida. I currently am in my second year at the Florida International University studying Biology. I am a Kennel Assistant/ Receptionist. I haven’t been in the Veterinary field for long, but my knowledge in caring for animals grows with each and every day! I used to be a part of SGA (Student government association) for my old high school, and I played soccer for fourteen years, so I do have a fair amount of experience in working with people and working as a team. I have five fur babies at home (all canines). I have a huge heart and soft spot for animals. My pup’s names are: Boris, Muffin, Champion, Lola, and Brodie. The eldest is 12 years old and the youngest is 4 months. My babies make me want to be a better person which is why I live by the quote, “Be the person your dog thinks you are”.