Certified 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 am married to Rod and have 2 sons, Austin and Trevor, and have two 4 legged daughters, "Lucy" the jack russell,my baby "Charlie" the doberman.
"My love for animals started about the time I could walk. I always went with my grandpa to feed the cows and farm animals and loved it! If you wanted to find me, all you had to do was look where the animals were.."
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 AssistantKristan Downer
Originally from Maryland, I recently relocated to Florida with my husband and son. I graduated from York Technical Institute in 2005 with an Associate’s degree in Business Administration and Management. Currently, I am a student of Penn Foster in the Veterinary Technician program. My love for animals began as a small child. We had all sorts of pets including dogs, cats, geese, ducks, gerbils, and whatever my brother found and decided to bring home. In addition to having a six year old son, I also have two four legged daughters. Tabitha (ragdoll) and Sara who is a kitten that we adopted here in Crawfordville. I love working for VCA! My co-workers are the best team I've ever worked with, and I'm learning something new everyday. Knowing that our clients are pleased with the care that is provided to their pets and themselves is fulfilling.
Veterinary AssistantDana Ferguson
"Caring for animals is my favorite thing to do. I want them to feel comfortable, safe, and loved when they are under my care."
Veterinary AssistantElsner Patti
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. I love knowing that I have a part in making the pets feel better!