Meet The Team

 


Vickie

Director of Operations - Tampa/Largo Locations

Vickie is originally from New York. Most of her life she has resided in Florida.  She is married to an amazing gentleman whom she met at her 25 year High School Reunion. She has a Daughter along with her spouse and a beautiful grandchild.
 
After many years of holding multiple supervisory positions, including a district sales manager for 10 years outside the veterinary industry, Vickie transitioned into a supervisory position at  Banfield Pet Hospital for over 8 years. She managed more than one Hospital most of her career. She is an expert in rebuilding teams with existing staff.  When you have a strong foundation anything is possible.
 
Vickies passions have always been around team building and creating high caliber associates by letting them shine. Vickie always believed in Dr. Brooke and Dr. Mike when it comes to ethics and integrity and Leading with your heart as your Other Family Doctor.  She was recruited by Dr. Brooke to Coastal Animal Clinic and became part of the team in March 2021.
 
Vickiie has learned that priorities in life are important. Spirituality/Faith, Health, Family and Work Family. It has taken many years to learn work life balance. Life is short so Vickie makes the most of it every second she gets. Her hobbies are working out with her husband David, spending time with her Granddaughter and daughter time with Kristine, traveling with her husband Cruising or trips to Alaska, she loves interior decorating, baking, reading books and hosting parties.


Marissa

Assistant Manager Largo / Tampa Locations

Marissa joined our team in September of 2021 as an assistant manager/veterinary nurse. Marissa was born and raised in Largo, Fl, she loves the sunshine! Marissa has been working in the veterinary field now for almost 11 years. Marissa has one small terrier mix dog named Winnie who is 9 years old. During Marissa's free time she loves exercising, biking, spending time at the dog park with Winnie, and going to the beach. 


Kari

Administrative Executive Assistant - Tampa/Largo Locations

Kari (pronounced Car ee ) comes to us from Washington, Michigan.  She followed her passion and love of animals by re-entering the workforce in 2016 as a receptionist at a veterinary clinic in Michigan.  In July 2020, she followed her dreams and moved to Tampa, Florida, where she joined Coastal Animal Clinic as a Customer Service Representative in October 2020.  She has also recently started helping us with our social media and website management.  She looks forward to greeting you and your furry babies at the Tampa location!   Her favorite thing about her job is fostering relationships with clients and their owners, ensuring their information is accurate and helping them get answers to their questions. When she’s not working at the clinic, she enjoys kitty cuddles and spending time with her four cats Mario, Luigi, and brothers Rico, and Rocky. She also enjoys bike riding, pilates, going to the beach, roller coasters, exploring Florida, and rooting on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers!


Andrea

Certified Veterinary Technician /Nurse - Largo/Tampa Locations

Andrea was born and raised in Lima, Peru. She now resides in Safety Harbor, FL. She has always had the desire to work with animals since she was a little girl. When she moved to Florida, she was excited to start a new career involved with the medical care and well being of animals.

​She graduated from St. Petersburg College with an A.S. Degree in Veterinary Technology in May 2016. She then passed her exam and became a Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT). In her free time she likes to dance, play table tennis, jog and explore the outdoors. She is also fluent in Spanish.


Christian

Veterinary Nurse - Tampa and Largo Locations

Christian began his journey with us at Coastal Animal Clinic in August 2021. He is currently attending St. Petersburg College pursuing his Associates of Veterinary Technology with plans to pursue further education to obtain his DVM, specializing in exotic animals. His ultimate dream is to open a family practice with his brother whom is also a vet nurse, and his girlfriend whom would incorporate aquatic animal medicine.

As a Chicago native, he is still finding ways to navigate the new Florida environment. He enjoys  finding new areas to explore with his family, his girlfriend and their bouncing Boston Terrier Blu. When the rainy season rolls through he enjoys finding new anime series to watch or playing video games in his downtime between classes and studying. On the weekends find him and his girlfriend Emily exploring and finding new eats around Tampa and St Pete!

 



Julie

Veterinary Nurse - Tampa and Largo Locations

Julie is one of our Veterinary Nurses at Coastal Animal Clinic.  She joined Coastal Animal Clinic in June of 2021.  You will find her mostly at the Tampa Clinic, but she fills in as necessary at our Largo location as well.  Julie has a passion for working with animals and loves working in the veterinary industry.  In her spare time she likes to take her dogs to the dog park.  Julie has dogs and cats although she refuses to tell us who her favorite pet is.  :)


Kelly

Client Care Coordinator Largo / Tampa

Kelly has been in the service industry for over 20 years and has a strong passion for every pet that comes into the clinic.   She is mainly at our Largo clinic and fills in from time to time her at the Tampa location.   


Zaundra

Groomer

Hello! 
My name is Zaundra (pronounced ZON-DRUH). I’m so excited to be apart of the Coastal team. I am what they call a “military brat”. Im kind of from all over. Some states I have lived include NC, IL, FL, OH and LA. I became a certified groomer in 2016, the goal was to get experience handling animals and then become a veterinary assistant, but I absolutely fell in love with grooming and stuck with it. I have THREE dogs Caper (pit bull), Creole (bull terrier) and Cabela (chocolate lab). In my spare time I enjoy fishing, hunting, camping and off-roading with my future husband Hunter and all the pups.    Zaundra grooms Tuesday - Friday and on the Saturdays we are open.   Call to schedule your pets appointment today! 

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