Jessica joined the VCA family in March of 2012. Jessica currently works as a veterinary technician for VCA Gulf Bay. In her free time Jessica enjoys training and competing with her six dogs in the sport of dog agility. Jessica has competed in dog agility for eleven years and has been training dogs for thirteen years. Throughout her training and trialing career, Jessica, has acquired over forty titles on her dogs, attended four AKC National Agility Championships, became the first handler under eighteen from the state of Delaware to receive a Master Agility Champion title on a dog, and recently competed in Belgium on the 2013 USA European Open Team with her four year-old Border collie, Crusade. Jessica has recently relocated dog training business called Get Set Dog Training which offers obedience, dog agility, and behavior modification training to the Tampa Bay area.
"Jessica became a veterinary technician because she loves working with animals. She particularly enjoys specializing in the training of dogs in sport, obedience, and behavior modification. It seemed only natural to include medical training as well! Jessica enjoys educating clients on what is best for the health and happiness of their pet. For her, the reward is in seeing pets at their full potential."
Will joined our VCA Gulf Bay team in April 2013. He graduated from Sante Fe College with a degree in Zoo Animal Technology in 2007. He has worked with tigers, bears, alligators, venomous snakes and monkeys at an exotic sanctuary and still has all his fingers and toes. Prior to VCA Gulf Bay, he worked 4 years in emergency veterinary medicine. At home he has 4 dogs, a cat, snakes, turtles, frogs and fish, along with a 1 1/2 year old son. When not at work, he enjoys fishing and spending time with his family.
"I've known since childhood that working with animals was what I wanted to do with my life. Having worked with everything from cats and dogs, to tigers and alligators, I can honestly say that there are few things more rewarding than the bond developed between animals and their care givers and I wouldn't trade that for anything."