Veterinary Support

  • Certified Veterinary Technician

    Jenna St. Charles
    Veterinary Tech School: Hillsborough Community College

    "I've been an avid animal lover since before I could talk.  I grew up on a farm in Michigan and spent my days watching my idols, Jack Hanna, Stever Irwin and Jeff Corwin.  I knew one day I would step into their world of educating people on the not so furry animals of the world.  I am a recent graduate of Hillsborough Community College where I earned my certification in veterinary technology.  I love to volunteer my time rehabbing wildlife and workign with freshwater turtles.  I love the feeling of knowing that I am helping make a difference in the lives of all animals whether they are furry, feathered or shelled!


  • Technician

    Jenifer Benner
    Veterinary Tech School: St. Petersburg College

    I have always had and loved animals.  After spending 11 years as a mental health counselor, giving abused children a voice, I decided to switch gears and give animals a voice too.  I have completed my courses at St. Petersburg College in the veterinary technician program.  I felt that I could combine my passion for animals along with my education in the animal field to help both pet parents and their furry companions live a long happy life together. 


  • Veterinary Assistant

    Tom Dickson

    I have always been obsessed with anything involving animals from insects to whales. Learning about all creatures has always been a passion of mine.  After 6 years of working in a pet store in New York and various warehouse jobs, I finally have the chance to carry out my dreams and work with animals at VCA Tampa Bay.  My ultimate goal is to return to school to enter the veterinary technician program. 

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