Technician SupervisorDiana R
"Most of my life I have loved and cared for various animals, devoting myself wholeheartedly to their well-being. But it's not just about the pets. Through my years of working in the Veterinary field I have met so many beautiful people. I know that NO other job could give me the same satisfaction. I found where I belong!" Diana was originally born in North Carolina but moved to South Florida at a young age. She is a Certified Veterinary Technician and brings over 7 years of experience to our team here at Central Park. She loves working with both people and their pets, and it instills in her the greatest satisfaction to help educate our clients on proper animal care. When not at work, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her daughter and her pets. She has quite the collection: three dogs, two cats, and two turtles! All of her pets have been rescued either through the hospital or from the wild outdoors of south Florida!
"When I was in high school I was involved with their animal care program, where I truly found a love for animals. And I have always enjoyed the company of people. So working with people directly and taking care of their pets, I find very rewarding. I get a lot of satisfaction when I see a sick dog leave our hospital feeling better." Irene was originally born in Brooklyn, New York. She moved to South Florida with her husband over 25 years ago. Irene has over 30 years of experience working with animals in the Veterinary field and has been with Central Park for over 12 years. She is married with two lovely daughters. Her pets include a sweet dog named "Buddy" and a parakeet named "Twiggs".
"I enjoy working with pets. The veterinary field and the human medicine field is very similar. I became really involved in veterinary medicine when two of my dogs started having seizures and wanted to learn more about what the potential causes could be."
Jay was born in Ohio and spent most of his childhood and teenage years in North Carolina. Moving to south Florida over three years ago, he became involved in Veterinary medicine more exclusively. Having a background in emergency services such as State Trooper and Paramedic, Jay brings over 18 years of experience in the medical field to VCA Central Park. He has been with us for almost 3 months and has four adorable dogs and two birds at home.
Veterinary Tech School: Sanford Brown College
“Most of my life I have loved and cared for various animals, devoting myself wholeheartedly to their well-being. But it’s not just about the pets. Through my years of working in the veterinary field I have met so many wonderful people. I know that NO other job could give me the satisfaction that I get working at VCA Central Park! I found where I belong, and enjoy it everyday!”
Taylor was born and raised in Malibu, California, and moved to South Florida in 2010. Within a month of living in South Florida, Taylor decided it was finally time to broaden her knowledge and follow through with her passion for animals and enrolled in Stanford Brown to study Veterinary Technology. At home Taylor has two pit bulls named Chad and Dallas and also has a cat named KeeKat. If Taylors not working she’s definitely spending time with her animals at home!
Veterinary AssistantAlesa C
"I've always been fascinated with the animal kingdom. When I was small I had the habit of 'adopting' any animal (or insect) I could get my hands on. Lizards, frogs, snakes, turtles, stray cats and dogs, and even the occasional opossum! My house was a zoo and I thrived in it. My passion for animal science and medicine grew from these experiences."
Alesa is a native to South Florida. She has been with Central Park Animal Hospital for close to 4 years and enjoys the experience of working with both clients and their pets. She is currently on the long academic road of Veterinary medicine and is enrolled in an online college to pursue her Veterinary Technician certification. She has three dogs at home: "Milkdud" and "Lady", both of the terrier breed, and "Zoe", a small Shih tzu rescue. New to the family is a young cat named "BB', adopted as a stray from the Hospital.
Veterinary AssistantMily L
“I became interested in animals when I was very young. I was obsessed with Steve Irwin’s TV show. Since then, I have always dreamed of working with animals, never afraid of them, and having all kinds of pets while growing up”.
Mily was born in Colombia and moved to Fort Lauderdale, FL in 2001. She is currently attending school to become a veterinary technician. She has been married for 7 years and has a blue nose Staffordshire Terrier named 'Asher'. She has been with the VCA Hospital since October 2014.