Staff

Staff

Staff

Staff

Nell

Becky

Hospital Coordinator

Becky has been the hospital coordinator at Capital Veterinary Specialists since the Fall of 2017. She has 20 years experience working in veterinary practice management and has an MBA from Brenau University. She and her husband Bob have three cats, Mr. Magoo, Herbie and Jellicle and two dogs, Bandit and Roki. She enjoys sailing, watching football and spending time with her family.

Nell

Nell

Administrative Director

Nell has been working in Capital Veterinary Specialists management since 2012. She lives in Thomasville Georgia with her husband Murray and yorkie Tori. She enjoys cooking, gardening, fishing and hunting.

Summer

Summer

Reception

Summer was born in Gainesville but raised in Tallahassee. (Go Noles!) She started with Capital Veterinary Specialists as an intern with our Canine Rehabilitation department. Once the internship ended, she became one of our Reception team members. She loves all critters, big or small, especially the furry ones!

Dawn

Dawn

Reception

Dawn is originally from Waynesboro Pennsylvania, and graduated from Virginia Intermont College with a BFA with a teaching certification. She is owned and loved by three Dobermans who regularly compete in AKC events including obedience, rally, agility and conformation. She likes to spend her free time volunteering as a member of Tallahassee Dog Obedience Club Training Committee as a senior instructor where she teaches basic obedience class.

Katie

Katie

Reception

Katie was raised in Tallahassee, graduated from SAIL high school and then attended Tallahassee Community Colleges nursing program. She's an avid juggler and also enjoys swimming, wood burning and hiking. She enjoys spending her free time with her fiancé and son. Her 4-legged family includes 2 dogs, Jax (American bulldog) and Lilly (mixed breed), 2 cats, Alfredo and Shadow and a bearded dragon named Galaxy.

Felicia

Felicia

Reception

Felicia is originally from Syracuse, New York and moved to Tallahassee due to a job transfer for her husband Randy. She attended Suny Cobleskill where she studied animal science. She's worked in the field of veterinary medicine for 25 years. She's an avid bulldog lover and has 4 of them: Moxie, Hershel, Chilli and Figgy. She also owns the 'best trail dog' named Darby and a Tennessee Walking Horse named Dr. JJ. In her spare time she enjoys trail riding, embroidery and is a New England Patriots fan!

Tammy

Tammy

Reception

Tammy joined the CVS team in February of 2018. Tammy grew up on a small farm in Monticello and has over 16 years of experience in the veterinary field. She's not only a wife and mother of 2 sons and a daughter, she's also a professional photographer. She shares her home with 2 English ​​​​​​​Cockers named Scout and Annie.

Glen

Reception

Glen comes to Capital Veterinary Specialist following a career in human medicine as a Respiratory Therapist and Rural Hospital Administrator. Growing up in an Air Force family, he has lived in Canada and across the United States from Vermont to Hawaii, ultimately moving to south Georgia. Glen and his wife Pam have been adopting retired greyhounds for over 20 years and are active in lure coursing, open field coursing, completive obedience, and some armature racing. They have a whippet named Ruby and greyhound named Ridge who they love to see running about.

Ashley

Ashley

Reception

Ashley joined our team in the Fall of 2018. She has over 16 years of experience working in the veterinary field. She originally from Atlanta and has a daughter named Haylee. She has an English Bulldog named Coco and two cats, Winchester and Tulip.

Angela

Angela

Specialty Nurse - Internal Medicine

Angela is originally from Columbus, Ohio but has been enjoying the Florida sun for the past 25 years. She started in general practice veterinary medicine in 2001 and has experience with wildlife rehabilitation and exotic animal care. Angela has her AA in medical transcribing and has been a great addition to Capital Veterinary Specialists. Her interests in specialty medicine include complex internal medicine and cancer patient therapy. When she is not working hard at CVS, you can find her at home building and painting with her family – husband Joshua, daughter Katie, and son Caden. She cares for her puppy Prada (dachshund) and three cats Mermer, Vespa, and Delilah.

Blair

Blair

Specialty Nurse - Surgery

Blair is from Crawfordville, Florida and has been working as a Veterinary Technician for five years. She has 3 dogs: Benji (a Poodle mix), Reesie (a Chihuahua mix), and Sallie (a bulldog mix). Caring for animals is a main priority in Blair’s life whether it is at work, for her own pets, or at local shelters. She is a huge rescue and shelter advocate, and loves to volunteer. In her free time, Blair enjoys being on the water or at the beach.

Pamela

Pamela

Specialty Nurse - Internal Medicine

Pamela knew from a young age that she would work in the veterinary field. She has worked in small animal general practice for 10 years, and became a certified veterinary technician in 2011. Nursing care and post-operative care are two of Pamela’s special interests. She joined our hospital in February 2014. Pamela enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons, traveling, swimming, and reading. She has one bulldog, Joker, and one cat named Chester.

Patti

Patti

Specialty Nurse - ICU

Patti moved from New Orleans to Tallahassee and has been loving life as a Floridian ever since. She has been working in the veterinary field for over 8 years and at Capital Veterinary Specialists for over 1 year. Upon graduating from Florida A&M University she will be working towards an MS in Animal Science focused on reproductive physiology in animals. Outside of work she enjoys reading, yoga, writing and volunteering at Goose Creek Wildlife Sanctuary, Inc. We are blessed to have Patti as a team member and value her dedication to our patients!

Stephanie C.

Stephanie C.

Specialty Nurse - ICU

Stephanie was born and raised in Tallahassee. She joined our team in 2015 and has 16 years of experience in veterinary medicine. She is passionate about providing gentle and loving care to our most critical patients and supporting their owners during hospitalization. Stephanie is married and has 4 children. She enjoys going to the beach, reading, watching movies and spending time with family, friends and her orange tabby cat, Zach.

Apryl

Apryl

Specialty Nurse - Surgery

Apryl was born and raised in Alabama and went to school at Auburn University. She has 13 years of experience in veterinary medicine with a special interest in Radiology and Neurology. She enjoys spending time with her daughter Raegan, running or training, watching Auburn football and spending time on the lake.

Laura

Laura

Specialty Nurse - ICU

Laura grew up in Jacksonville and is currently enrolled at Florida State University working on her nursing school pre-requisites. She has AA from Tallahassee Community College and a Bachelor's in Sociology with a minor in Psychology from FSU. She is the proud mom to 2 yorkies, Duncan and Rena. With the very little free time she has, Laura enjoys playing the piano, exercising and spontaneous adventures.

Sylvia

Sylvia

Specialty Hospital Nurse

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Juan

Juan

Specialty Nurse - Sterile Supply

Juan is originally from the Canary Islands where he was a supermarket manager and restaurant/bar owner. Juan joined our team in 2017 as part of our surgical nurse team and is the husband of Dr. Sofia Morales. His interests outside of work include soccer, gardening, fishing and spending time with family. He shares his home with Dr. Morales, daughter Sofia Isabela (who wants to be a doctor too) and dogs, Rico Suave and Pedrito.

Tiffany

Tiffany

Specialty Nurse - ICU

Tiffany is originally from Miami and joined the CVS team in January of 2017. She has worked for over 10 years in the veterinary field, received her Bachelor's degree in Animal Science from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University and has a special interest in genetics and reproduction. She has 3 dogs, Kali & Tito (pit bulls) and Ziggy (chihuahua). In her spare time, she enjoys fine dining and going to the beach.

Tara

Lauren

Specialty Nurse - Surgery / Treatment

Lauren is originally from Saint Cloud Florida and came to Tallahassee on a softball scholarship with Florida State University where she played all 4 years and got to travel to 32 states. While at FSU Lauren also majored in Social Science and minored in Communications. She has two dogs, Fendi and Brody, a Guinea Pig named Clover, two pet cows, Lily and Chloe, and 8 chickens. She enjoys being outdoors, fishing and throwing the ball around.

Kenny

Kenny

Specialty Nurse - Surgery

Kenny trained as a Certified Surgical Technologist at Fort Sam Houston in Texas with the Air Force and in human surgery with the Army and Navy. He was awarded the Soldier of the Year by the US Army in 1983. He has 35 years of experience working in the medical field. He enjoys reading, spending time with his family, 5 dogs and awesome wife Barbra.

Tara

Stephanie B.

Specialty Nurse - Internal Medicine

Stephanie is originally from Athens Georgia but moved to Cairo Georgia in 2009 after marrying her husband Will. They live in a cabin built by Will and his father from trees milled from the property. She graduated from the Veterinary Technician Program at Southern Regional Technical College in 2014. She has special interests in Internal Medicine, nutrition, and exotics and plans on specializing in internal medicine. She and her husband have three dogs and a cat and enjoy outdoor activities and traveling.

Tara

Tara

Specialty Nurse - Internal Medicine

Tara grew up in Washington State and moved to Tallahassee with her husband Mike. She loves camping, hiking and backpacking, usually with her dog Midas tagging along. They also have three cats, Semper, Crookshanks, and Lana as well as a guinea pig named Gimli.

Tara

Jordan

Specialty Nurse - Surgery

Jordan was born and raised in Tallahassee. She graduated from Tallahassee Community College with an AA degree then moved to Jacksonville to attend Sanford Brown College where she graduated with an AS degree. She passed the Veterinary Technician National Exam and became a certified veterinary technician in 2014. She has a dog named Leia who keeps her occupied outside of work.

Bonnie

Bonnie

Specialty Nurse - ICU

Bonnie was born and raised in Michigan and attended the Veterinary Technology Institute at Bradford in Columbus, Ohio. She has been a certified veterinary technician for 9 years and joined our team in 2016. Her interests in the field of veterinary medicine include patient care, feline health and ophthalmology. When not at work, Bonnie enjoys drawing, reading, nature walks and playing board games with family. She lives with her retired mother and their cats.

Emma

Emma

Specialty Nurse - ICU

Originally from Orlando Florida Emma moved to Tallahassee to complete her undergraduate degree in Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences at Florida State University. While working in the ICU she strives to give the best care to patients. She enjoys playing soccer, hiking and volunteering at the Tallahassee Animal Service Center.

Megan

Megan

Specialty Nurse - Surgery

Megan was born and raised in Tallahassee Florida but graduated from the Veterinary Technology program at Southern Regional Technical College in Thomasville Georgia. She became a registered Veterinary Technician in August of 2016 and has special interest in critical care and anesthesia. She has three dogs, Clover (a jack Russell), Grissom( a pug) and Heist( a lab mix) a cat named Taylor Ray and an African Grey Parrot named Nala. She enjoys spending time doing anything outdoors, arts and crafts, and with family.

Steven

Steven

Specialty Nurse - Urgent Care

Steven is originally from Ohio, but after joining the United States Marine Corps he was stationed in Hawaii then moved to Colorado. In Colorado he graduated from Bel- Rea Institute of Animal Technology. Steven moved to Florida shortly after marrying his wife Haley and brought their dog Tonks and cat Figaro. He enjoys exploring Tallahassee and traveling.

Tara

Natianna

Specialty Nurse - Treatment / Urgent Care

Natianna is originally from Benning Georgia but due to having military parents she has lived in various cities, states and countries. She is currently enrolled at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University pursuing Animal Sciences. Natianna is an aspiring veterinarian and currently takes care of her husky, Amira and rabbit Eevee. She enjoys volunteering, spending time with family, friends and pets, as well as seeking new adventures.

Mathew

Rhonda

Specialty Nurse - Surgery

Rhonda was born in Gainesville and has lived in Hawaii, Mississippi and Alabama, before settling in Tallahassee 18 years ago. She has over 16 years of experience as a surgical technician. She has 2 dogs and 3 cats at home and enjoys fishing, the beach, kayaking and camping in her spare time.

Keeley

Keeley

Specialty Nurse - Internal Medicine

Keeley is originally from St. Maarten. She left island life behind when she attended Florida State University and received her BS in Environment Studies. She is currently enrolled in the Veterinary Technology Program at St. Petersburg College. She joins our team with 7 years of experience in veterinary medicine. Keeley shares her home with her husband, Adam, 2 dachshunds (Sookie & Penny), 1 chihuahua (Jacob) and 2 rabbits (Dexter and Waffles).

Cathy Z.

Cathy Z.

Specialty Nurse - Rehabilitation

Cathy is a Tallahassee native and has been with our team since 2014. She has over 15 years of experience as a veterinary technician and began providing canine rehabilitation in 2006. She has completed the Canine Rehabilitation program at the University of Tennessee. Cathy's pets include: 1 German shepherd (Nate), 1 great Pyrenees (Bradley), 1 Husky mix (Sophie), 1 dachshund (Coco), 1 Min Pin/Chihuahua mix (Penny) and 1 toy poodle (Lulu). All of her pets are rescues that came to her maimed and broken but now live happy and healthy. When she's not working she enjoys baking, the beach and all outdoor activities.

Stacey

Stacey

Specialty Nurse - Internal Medicine

Stacey is originally from Miami. She has a bachelor's degree from the University of Alabama and graduated from the veterinary technician program at Southern Regional Technical College. She has a special interest in internal medicine. Her pets include 3 cats: Franklin, Althea and Greta Grace and a dog named Lily. She enjoys traveling with her husband, biking trails and Netflix binge watching.

Lucas

Lucas

Specialty Nurse - Sterile Supply

Lucas is originally from Champaign, Illinois and relocated to Florida to enjoy the warmer weather. He came to work with Capital Veterinary Specialists in the summer of 2017. He shares his home with a yellow lab named Kody. When he's not working, Lucas enjoys all types of outdoor activities, including: running, biking, hiking, water sports and fishing.

Jordyn

Jordyn

Specialty Nurse - Treatment

Jordyn is from Melbourne, Florida and is currently an FSU student studying biology. When she's not busy studying or working, she enjoys relaxing with her 2 dogs - Benny & Emmett and her snow leopard gecko- Targaryen.

Kimberly

Kimberly

Specialty Nurse - ICU

Kimberly calls Pembroke Pines, Florida home, but FAMU brought her to Tallahassee. With an interest in Urgent Care and as a soon to be graduate from the Veterinary Technology program at FAMU, she's joining our overnight ICU staff. Her hobbies include dance: contemporary and hip-hop. She has a Boston Terrier mix named Mello.

Jessie

Jessie

Specialty Nurse - ICU

Jessie is originally from Indianapolis, Indiana. She joined our team in 2017 and works overnights in our ICU. She has 2 dogs, an English Shepherd named Huckleberry Finn and a Pitbull named Fredo. A horse named Lacey rounds out her 4 legged family. Jessie has over 6 years of veterinary technician experience, including emergency medicine. While she's not working, she enjoys playing the guitar, carpentry and painting.

Mary

Specialty Nurse - ICU

Mary is a native of Virginia Beach and just moved to Tallahassee from Jacksonville. She comes to us with many years of veterinary technician experience and is currently pursuing her Veterinary Technician Certification. She has an American Bulldog named Stevie. When she’s not at work, she enjoys reading, hiking and enjoying the outdoor adventures Florida has to offer.

Keri

Specialty Nurse - Surgery

Keri has a degree from Florida State in Biology. She has worked as a veterinary technician since 2011, and is part of our surgery team. She grew up in Palm Harbor, Florida before coming to Tallahassee. She's enjoys hiking the many trails in Tallahassee, spending time at the beach, practicing yoga and watching football. (Go Noles!) Keri has 3 dogs, Lena, Noah and Junie.

Jen

Specialty Nurse - Internal Medicine

Jennifer was born in Connecticut and grew up in Florida. She has her Associates Degree in Veterinary Science Technology and has over 25 years of experience. She enjoys working with our surgery team, but her background gives her the ability to work within multiple departments. She has 3 dogs, Pistol Pete, Dude and Jethro. She spends her spare time with her boyfriend Charlie. Her interests also include hiking, fishing, reading and gardening.

Dana

Specialty Nurse - Urgent Care

Dana joined the CVS family in June of 2018. She is a 2017 graduate of Tallahassee Community College, a native of Crawfordville and has been working in the veterinary field for over 6 years. Her pets include Tanner (Pomeranian), Clyde (Hound/beagle/walker mix) and Jasper (a rescued cat). She enjoys gardening, reading, restoration projects, crafts, food and crocheting.

Victor

Transport Driver

Vic started his career as a black smith shoeing horses in both the Rockies and along the East coast. He later owned and operated a cross country trucking company hauling produce from Florida to California for over 12 years. After settling down, he landed in St. Augustine with his wife and furry baby Chaser - a blue tick healer. Victor served proudly in Vietnam and when not transporting patients for Capital Veterinary Specialists, he spends time with his two grandchildren Liliana and William Drygas. We are lucky to have his experience and expertise behind the wheel of our transport!

Lauren

Reception

Lauren is a Tallahassee native and received an AA from Tallahassee Community College. She is a wonderful addition to our Reception team she has always had a love for animals. Their unconditional love is a pillar of strength for her. She is a wonderful addition to our Reception team. Lauren has 2 Husky rescues, Anchorage and Dakota and a rabbit named Mr. Bun. Her spare time is spent relaxing and enjoying life.

Sabrina

Specialty Nurse - ICU

Sabrina joined CVS in 2018. She enjoys living in her hometown of Tallahassee and spends her time off with her husband and a 3 legged golden retriever named Barbossa, a terrier mix named Gigi and her cat named Kitten. She enjoys kayaking, hiking andbinge watching TV. We're proud to have her on our ICU team.

Jennifer

Specialty Nurse - Treatment

Jennifer is a native of Havana Florida. She joined our team just after Hurricane Michael in 2018 and has been in the veterinary field for 6 years. Her and her husband Randy, have horses, dogs and cats that share their homestead. Her spare time is spent riding and showing horses, going to the beach, cuddling her cats, playing fetch with the dogs, road trips and family time.