Certified Veterinary TechnicianAna Garcia
Veterinary Tech School: Hillsborough Community College
I chose to be a veterinary technician not just because I love animals, but because I know that pets are an important part of people’s family. Being a technician means that not only do I have the chance to make someone's pet feel better, but I can also make the people who love them feel better too. Animals have always been a big part of my life and having the comfort of a pet has always helped me through the difficult points in my life, so I'm very happy to be able to help them feel better too.
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 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 Caine her 10 year old siamese.
I do this for the love the choatic atomosphere a hospital has and enjoys seeing the pet going home well.
Veterinary AssistantJennifer Foster
Hi there! My name is Jennifer Foster. I was born, raised, and went to school for education in upstate New York. After I graduated, I wished to follow my passion for animals into the career field and I have been working in the veterinary field since. I have found that my background in teaching has followed me into my position as veterinary assistant. I love educating clients on their pet(s) wellness, so please ask me questions! Animal medicine interests me so much because I am always learning something new! I have always been a girl with adventure in her heart and wanted to migrate south to live in warmer weather, closer to the ocean. I left my home to intern at Big Cat Rescue. While I love all animals, cats have always been my favorite, and my opportunity to work closely with these exotic cats was once in a lifetime for me. After my internship ended, my new adventure living in Florida, and working at VCA Noah’s began. While I miss my family and friends in New York with all my heart, I found a family at Noah’s Animal Hospital. I am surrounded by such an amazing and diverse group people with big hearts who are all here to help your companion animals.
Veterinary AssistantMichelle Greene
Michelle has been in the veterinary field for 6 years . She does what she does because she 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 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. I do this because I always wanted to do this my entire life. There is nothing more rewarding then coming to work and being greeted by wagging tails and sloppy kisses.
Veterinary AssistantEmily Smith
School: Eckerd College, B.S Marine Biology
I have been an animal lover of all sorts my whole life. I got into the veterinary field because I get great satisfaction out of helping animals and their owners. I grew up in New Canaan, CT and moved to St. Petersburg to attend Eckerd College where I received my B.S. in Marine Science.