Technician SupervisorMichael Hernandez
Michael has been with VCA East Colonial since November 2011. He has worked in the animal care field for over 25 years. He grew up in South Florida and began working at Miami Metrozoo in his 20s. Michael has worked with a wide variety of animals from Koala bears to Komodo dragons. He has always been passionate towards helping others and working with animals. In 1998 Michael moved to Orlando to work at Disney's Animal Kingdom, where he worked for 7 years. He is currently the Veterinary Technician Supervisor here at VCA East Colonial.
Michael is fluent in English and Spanish.
" When I was younger I was always surrounded by animals. I love to help those who can't help themselves. We are not alone in this world, we are not the only ones who fell, love, and need to be loved. We have so much to learn from all life and are always learning something new everyday."
Jessica joined the VCA East Colonial family in May 2013 as a Receptionist but her true calling has always been to work directly with the pets and helping them. So in December 2013 she was moved over to the Technician side of the hospital. Jessica was born and raised in Orlando, Fl. As a teenager she would go to Puerto Rico to visit family every summer and while there she volunteered at a Veterinary Clinic. She is currently attending Valencia with the goal of becoming a Veterinarian.
Jessica is fluent in English and Spanish.
" I am so excited to be able to work with animals. Making that connection with clients makes my day. Hearing funny stories about someones pet, or the inspiring stories of how they rescued their companions is what makes me happy. coming to work and seeing the faces of the pets that come in, and seeing their owners, reassures me that I am exactly where I want to be. I come to work everyday to learn, to serve, and to make a difference. "
Corey has been with VCA East Colonial since July 2014. He has worked in the animal field for some years now. Growing up Corey would volunteer at the local animal shelter, aiding in adoptions and fostering abandoned puppies and kittens. Originally from Brooklyn, NY, Corey moved to Orlando in 2012 in hopes to gain more knowledge and experience in the veterinary world. He currently has three pets at home. A blue nose pit named Roc, and Yorkies Star and Khaleesi. He is also going to school to become a certified vet-tech.
"Saving lives isn't just a job to me, it is what I love to do. The best feeling is knowing I made a difference and the client left the hospital with enough information to help their pet live a long healthy life."