Certified Veterinary TechnicianJeanette Burdette
Veterinary Tech School: St.Petersburg College
School: Tallahasse Community College, CVT
I was born and raised in Miami but have lived in Crawfordville for 14 years so I consider Crawfordville my home town. I graduated from Wakulla High School in 2005 and enrolled immediately at Tallahassee Community College. I received an AS degree in General Transfer in 2008 and am now currently going to St. Petersburg College on-line. I am enrolled in the Veterinary Technician program at St.Petersburg College. My goal is to become a certified veterinary technician and receive my BS degree in Veterinary Technology as well. I have been working here as a Veterinary Assistant since 2007.
On a more personal level, I have been engaged for 2 years and plan to get married in May of 2010. My parents have been married for 30 years and I have a younger brother and an older sister. I have two dogs- an amercian bulldog named Chevy and a long haired dachshund named Fritz. I also have 4 cats- Wolfie, Smokie, Max and Roxie as well as a velveteen rabbit named Lilly. I love my babies!!! In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with family and friends. My hobbies include photography, surfing, and scrap-booking.
Licensed Veterinary TechnicianJenni Cruse
I was born in Live Oak, Fl and moved to Wakulla county in 1984. I graduated from Wakulla High school in 1993 and started to work here,(then Forest Animal Hospital) for Dr.Jolly Rogers. I moved to Atlanta in 1996 where I went to work for Dr.Gary Bullard at Bullard Animal Hospital and attended technical school. I moved back home in 1999 and got my license to be a Certified Veterinary Technician in 2003. I have been employed here (VCA Wakulla Animal Hospital) since my move back.
I have been married for 14 years to Rod and have 2 sons, Austin and Trevor, and have three 4 legged daughters, "Lucy" the jack russell, "Tia" the labrador and my baby "Charlie" the doberman.
When I am not working..... I am enjoy spending time with my family in the outdoors: camping, fishing, hunting, mud bogging and what ever else we can find to do together.
Veterinary AssistantPatti Elsner
I grew up in Central Florida which back in the day was much like Crawfordville. I have a small family and love them all. We are a very close family.
I started working here in 1992 when Doc Rogers was the owner, I worked with him for 8 1/2 years until he retired. I also worked with Dr. Hughes during that time for 7 1/2 years. Once Doc Rogers sold the hospital I then left and worked at another animal hospital in Tallahassee for 5 1/2 years, and I've been back here at VCA Wakulla Animal hospital for 2 1/2 years. I've come a full circle and feel like I'm home again.
I am an animal lover of course, but I also love eating good food, boating, water sports, and anything to do with nature.