School: Florida Institute of Animal Arts, Vet Assistant
Maritza started with VCA Howell Branch in November 2013 as a technician. She is originally from the Orlando orea. Maritza has 3 dogs: Cain, a boxer, Freya, a Siberian Husky, and Daisy, a Yorkie. She also has 2 cats, Patches and Chloe. In her spare time, Maritza loves to read sci-fi, fantasy books, draw and play video games.
"Ever since I was little I loved animals. But one experience taking my pet to the vet when she was sick and seeing the care and diagnostics done, made me realize, 'I want to do that when I grow up, help animals.' In the future though I want to continue my education to be a doctor." -Maritza
School: Daytona State College
Ryanne was born and grew up in Deltona, Florida and started working here at Howell Branch Animal Hospital as a kennel assistant in 2010. Since then she has moved up to work as a receptionist and now technician. Ryanne has worked with animals for several years in several environments and cared for horses as a stable-hand before that. She loves animals and enjoys everything that is involved in the care for them during their stay at our hospital. She currently has 5 pets, 2 dogs: Bailey and Scuzzy; and 3 cats: Neko, Buggy, & Sherbet.
"The reason I do what I do is simply because I enjoy my work. I enjoy challenging myself to learn more, to keep up with the fast-paced nature of this work, and lastly because I enjoy helping the pets and owners in whatever ways I can." -Ryanne