VCA Orange City Animal Hospital

Client Services

  • Client Service Manager

    Kelsey Lindemann

    Kelsey has worked with us since 2004 and originally began working as a kennel technician, working her way up to Client Service Manager. She has her bachelor's degree in Business Management and an associate's degree in general education. She has 2 rhodesian ridgebacks, a pitbull, 2 retriever mixes and many kitties. Animals are her passion and she enjoys working with them everyday.

    Why am I here?

    I began working here when I a teen and this has been my first and only job so far. I began working here because I loved and respected Dr.Athey so much and I wanted to work with him and animals. I love animals with my whole heart, every animal has their own personality and I love being able to come to work and have them be a part of my day. Animals can't tell us what is wrong and they can't take care of themselves when they are sick, so that is what they are for. I am also here because I hate seeing animals in pain or suffering and I can help ease their pain with love and affection.


  • Receptionist

    Cherie Heiny

    Cherie started with VCA in April, 2010 as one of our receptionists. She has a deep love for animals and enjoys helping people and their pets stay healthy. Cherie has 5 cats and a dog named Penny. She enjoys spending time with her two children and pets.

    Why am I here?

    I orginally started working here to change careers from retail and because I have always had a strong passion for animals. After being around the patients and seeing the doctors and my coworkers caring and dedication to their treatment I came to love it even more.


  • Receptionist

    Laura Norton
    School: Angley College, Phlebotomy

    Laura joined VCA in January of 2013 as a receptionist, but she also helps out as a technician when needed. She grew up in California and Virginia, but has lived in Florida for over 20 years. She has been working in the animal field for over 5 years and she has 3 pets of her own, Mr. Monk, Charlie Brown and Cole. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, fishing, hiking, traveling and camping.

    Why am I here?

    I am often asked "Why do I do this job?". The answer to this question is very easy, I have LOVED animals for as long as I can remember and being in a position to provide quality care and work with people is, to me, the perfect job. I get to meet new people every day, interact with pets, watch puppies and kittens grow, be a shoulder to cry on when they are sick, celebrate a pet's recovery, and help our clients really feel like part of our VCA family.



Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency, please call us immediately. If it is after hours, check with a local animal hospital emergency clinic.