Certified Veterinary TechnicianBonnie Farago
Bonnie has been in the veterinary field for 10 years and sees both the ups and downs of being in the veterinary field. She is such an animal lover and hates seeing any animal in pain or discomfort. She loves seeing a sick pet become well again. She has 2 cats, a Himalayan named Izzybella and a Persian name Sophee. On her spare time she loves her volunteer work at the Big Cat Resuce in Tampa and loves to play volleyball and go to the beach.
Veterinary Tech School: SPC
I graduated from St. Petersburg College with a degree in veterinary technology this past August. I will be taking the VTNE national examination during the June/July window to achieve certification. I am a full time employee at VCA Noah's in St. Petersburg FL. I started here April 2, 2014. I was born in Pittsburgh, PA but grew up in Bridgeport, WV. I am just beginning my career in veterinary medicine after spending most of my professional life in outside sales. I also have a B.A. in Broadcast Communications from Salem College, Salem WV. I graduated in 1981. I have three cats: Jack (9), Nemo (9) and Carmen (6). Carmen and Nemo are all black cats and Jack is a tabby. They were all rescues. I love fostering kittens from Pinellas County Animal Services and have been helping them for the past three years. I also fostered when I lived in Washington, D.C. for Montgomery County Humane Society. I have always wanted to work in an animal hospital and have been lucky that I was able to have a second career with VCA and Noah's. It is very rewarding to help a sick animal recover from an accident or illness. I also enjoy meeting the clients and getting to know their pets. I am hopeful the Washington Redskins will eventually make it back to the Super Bowl.
Veterinary Tech School: SPC
Lisa has been around animals her entire life. She does what she does because there is nothing more satisfying than sloppy kisses and being covered in fur head to toe. She loves her job and would not trade it for anything else in the world. She is a proud owner of one kitty named Kioey and a chihuahua named Zoey. On her spare time she enjoys spending time at the beach, kayaking, and spending time with friends.
Veterinary AssistantDawn Cohen
Dawn grew up in New Bedford, MA. She has worked tin the veterinary field for over 9 years as surgery technician. She is currently the proud owner of our "B", the famous pit bull that was attacked by the killer bees, and Caine her 10 year old siamese.
Dawn does what she does because she loves the choatic atomosphere an emergency hospital has and enjoys seeing the pet going home well.
Veterinary AssistantJennifer Foster
Jennifer does what she does because she enjoys education clients on patient care.
Veterinary AssistantMichelle Greene
Michelle has been in the veterinary field for 6 years and has always had a strong love for animals. Michelle grew up on a farm in North Carolina and started in the veterinary field straight out of high school. Michelle feels that VCA Noah's is more of a family rather than a job. On her time off shee loves boating. fishing , running and biking all things she does with her pit bull Goober. She also has a Yorkie named Indy, a cat named Lilly and potbelly pig named Mooshu.
Veterinary AssistantLucas Ingram
Lucas originally started his career in the armed forces, where he enjoyed supporting our country. He has now switched the love he has for helping other into helping pets in need. Helping pets allows him to utilize his technical expertise.
Veterinary AssistantStephanie Shanklin
Stephanie has done kennel work for the last six years before starting here with VCA. She is a born and raised Floridian who shares her home with three goats, two dogs, and two cats. In her spare time she enjoys going to the beach, camping, riding her two horses, and line dancing. She does what she does because she's always wanted to do this her entire life. There is nothing more rewarding then coming to work and being greeted by wagging tails and sloppy kisses.
Veterinary AssistantChristopher Tripp
School: Pima Medical Institute, Certified Veterinary Assistant
Christopher recently relocated here from Las Vegas, NV, his interest include fishing with his children. Christopher does what he does because he's always been fascinated by animals and concerned about their well being. The greatest feeling is to see a sick pet become well again and know that he contributed a small part in their recovery.