Staff

Staff

Staff

Staff

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Becky

Hospital Coordinator

Becky has been the hospital coordinator at Capital Veterinary Specialists since the Fall of 2017. She has 20+ years of experience working in veterinary practice management and has an MBA from Brenau University. She's been an adjunct instructor in the Veterinary Technician program at FAMU for many years. She and her husband Bob have three cats, Mr. Magoo, Herbie and Jellicle and three dogs, Kamira, Roki and a 3- legged Pomeranian, Petula. 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 Bainbridge, GA with her yorkie Tori. She enjoys cooking, gardening, fishing, hunting, and spending time with family.

Dawn

Dawn

Receptionist

Dawn is originally from Pennsylvania, graduated from Virginia Intermont College with a BFA. Dawn is owned and loved by 2 Dobermans who regularly compete in AKC performance events. Levon, diagnosed with histiocytic sarcoma by Dr. Sorrentino. He's had several surgeries by Dr. Drygas and Dr. Jehn and doing very well. Envy is her other Dobie. Dawn spends her free time volunteering as a member of Tallahassee Dog Obedience Club's Training Committee as a senior instructor teaching basic obedience class and in her greenhouse with her collection of orchids.

Glen

Receptionist

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, adopted their first retired racing greyhound in 1993 and have not been without at least one since. They have been active in lure coursing, open field coursing, competitive obedience, and amateur racing. They currently have a whippet, Rudy, and two greyhounds, Ridge and Ella.

Katie

Katie

Receptionist

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.

Tammy

Tammy

Receptionist

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.

Rebekah

Receptionist

Rebekah grew up in Panama City, Florida and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Geography from FSU. She has 3 cats, Poppy, Kimba and Stormy. In her spare-time she enjoys gaming, reading, writing and hiking. Rebekah joined our team in early 2020.

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Sylvia

Receptionist

Sylvia joined our reception team in the Spring of 2021. She is originally from Charlotte, North Carolina. Her education includes a music education major and a sacred music minor. She has 3 daughters and 3 granddaughters. She shares her home with both cats and dogs. Her hobbies include buying and selling mid-century modern furnishings.

Crystal

Crystal

Receptionist

Crystal joined Capital Veterinary Specialists in the summer of 2021. She's originally from Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Her past times include spending time with her two dogs, reading and cooking.

Tara

Tara

Receptionist

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.

Laura

Laura

Receptionist

Laura is originally from Columbia, Missouri and was raised in Cape Coral, Florida. She has worked in the veterinary industry for over 40 years. Laura comes from a family with multiple DVMs in it. Laura graduated from FSU with a BS in math and science. She also graduated from St. Petersburg College’s certified veterinary technology program. Her and her husband Shane share their home with 3 dogs and a cat. In her spare time, she enjoys fishing, boating, travel, antiquing and spending time with family.

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Cyla

Receptionist

Cyla is originally from Jacksonville, Florida and moved to Tallahassee to attend FAMU in the Pre-Med program in the fall of 2022.

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Christina

Receptionist/ Technician Assistant

Christina is originally from Portland, Maine and joined the Capital Veterinary Specialists team in the summer of 2022. She attended Montgomery Community College for veterinary assisting. She enjoys spending time doing agility with her 3 dogs, gardening, photography and painting.

Bailey

Technician Assistant ICU

Bailey came to CVS while she was a student at FSU studying Biology and Chemistry. She plans to apply to vet school in the future. She’s originally from Orlando, but calls Tallahassee home now. She has a yorkie named Benji and enjoys working out and exploring nature by canoeing and hiking.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

Tracey

Specialty Nurse - Surgery

Tracey joined the CVS family in February of 2019. He comes to us with many years of experience working in a specialty hospital and enjoys working in ICU and on the surgery team. He's a native of Quincy, FL, graduated from Santa Fe Community College and FSU with majors in biological science and sociology. He shares his home with pets: Shadow, Scooby Doo, Pan Pan, Grey Girl, Orangy, Lil Bun & Honey Bunny. When he's not working or caring for his furry friends, he enjoys music and cooking.

Mariya

Mariya

Specialty Nurse - Surgery

Mariya is a Crawfordville, Florida native. She joined the CVS family in January of 2021, and brings over 5 years of experience working in the veterinary field. She has a best friend, AKA - her daughter Emery, and 2 cats. She enjoys spending time with her daughter, boating and fishing.

Shannon

Specialty Nurse - Surgery

Shannon is a native of Tallahassee and joined CVS in December of 2019 with 18 years of veterinary experience. Her pets include Molly, Bella and Socks. Other than being a busy pet Mom, she enjoys fishing and all outdoor activities.

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Cassie

Specialty Nurse - Surgery

Cassie is a Tallahassee native and the proud mom of a bright, bubbly, beautiful daughter - Elliana. Her husband is a Marine who has served our country for 5 years. She shares her happy home with "Doak Campbell", a terrier mix. Cassie is working on her AA in Veterinary Technology. When not studying or at work, she enjoys cooking, the beach and mountains.

Lindsay

Lindsay

Specialty Nurse - Surgery

Lindsay earned her Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology from Southern Regional Technical College in Thomasville. She's originally from Rex, Georgia and joined Capital Veterinary Specialists in June of 2021. She shares her home with 3 dogs, Nola, Diesel & Sophie and 2 cats, Balthazar & Zeus. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband, boating, fishing and reading.

Heather

Heather

Specialty Hospital Nurse

Heather joined the CVS team in the fall of 2021. She's an Ocala, Florida native and now calls Tallahassee home. When she's not working, she enjoys spending time with her dog and four cats and reading.

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Lorri

Specialty Nurse - Internal Medicine

Lorri became part of the CVS family in March of 2021. She is a native of Gainesville, FL and has an AA in Animal Science. She has many years of animal care experience. Her household includes 3 dogs, Pelucho, Spirit, Riri and a named Romeo. When not working or caring for her own furry family, she enjoys boating, reading, music and gardening.

Stacey

Cortnee

Specialty Nurse - Internal Medicine

Cortnee is a California girl, born in Lake Elsinore. She has a Pitbull named Cash and in her spare time, she enjoys hiking, kayaking, and softball. She joined the CVS family in the summer of 2021.

Emilie

Emilie

Specialty Nurse - Internal Medicine

Emilie was born in Griffin, Georgia and relocated to Tallahassee in March of 2021 with her boyfriend Michael and two step sons. She came to us with 7 years of experience working in general and specialty veterinary practices. She has a dog named Motor and in her free time enjoys collecting houseplants, refinishing furniture, hiking and camping.

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.

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.

Christal

Specialty Nurse - Internal Medicine

Christal is from Fort Lauderdale, FL and moved to Tallahassee to attend FAMU. She graduated from FAMU with a BS in veterinary technology. She enjoys spending time with her Spitz – Spirit, enjoys amusement parks and walks on the beach.

Melanie

Specialty Nurse - Internal Medicine

Melanie was born in Stuttgart Germany and now calls Tallahassee home. She holds an associate's degree in both wholesale/foreign trade and applied sciences. When not working, she spends her time relaxing with her dogs, cats, horses, chickens, and pig.

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Natianna

Specialty Nurse - Treatment

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.

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Jenny

Specialty Nurse - Treatment

Born in Sunrise, Florida, Jenny came to Tallahassee to attend Florida State University (pre-vet). After graduation, she plans to attend Vet school. She joined our team in the summer of 2021. Jenny has a cat named Graydon and a dog named Jake. When she's not studying or working, she enjoys reading.
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Lam

Specialty Nurse - Treatment

Lam is from Ponta Vedra Beach, FL, and is a student at Florida State University. She joined the CVS team in the summer of 2021, has a dog named Levi and two cats, Butter, and Noel. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her pets, volunteering at the animal shelter, and painting pet portraits.

Rachel

Specialty Nurse - Urgent Care

Rachel is attending FAMU and working on her BS in Veterinary Technology. She's originally from Lakeland, Fl, but came to Tallahassee for school. She plans to stay in Tally after graduation this year. She has a "spoiled rotten" Lab mix named Rosco and when not studying or working, Rachel enjoys gardening, listening to music, arts and crafts and painting.

Kaitlyn

Specialty Nurse - Rehabilitation

Kaitlyn grew up with her family along the beautiful Panama City Beach and migrated to the Tallahassee area to pursue her interests in veterinary medicine, canine rehabilitation, and animal behavior. Kaitlyn has a special interest in postoperative stifle stabilization rehabilitation, canine athlete and agility rehabilitation and conditioning, chronic arthritis and pain management as well as spinal injury and post operative spinal rehabilitation. Her beloved canines, Evie and Georgia, accompany her on hikes exploring the great outdoors.

Megan

Megan

Specialty Nurse - Urgent Care

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), and a cat named Taylor Ray. She enjoys spending time doing anything outdoors, arts and crafts, and with family.

Sabrina

Specialty Nurse - Urgent Care

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.

Susan

Specialty Nurse - Urgent Care

Susan joined CVS in the summer of 2020 and has several years of veterinary nursing experience. Her outside interests include painting and hiking. She has 2 large dogs - Sampson, a Great Dane and Delilah, a German Shephard.

Jessica

Specialty Nurse - Urgent Care

Jessica joined the CVS team in the fall of 2020. She's originally from West Palm Beach. Jessica is currently enrolled in the St. Petersburg veterinary technician program. She has a dog named Fargo and two (3) legged cats named Church & Peggy. When she's not working or studying, she enjoys hiking, running, kayaking, painting and gardening.

Nick

Specialty Nurse - Urgent Care

Nick is originally from St. Louis, Missouri, and graduated in 2016 with an Associates' degree in Veterinary Technology. He joined Capital Veterinary Specialists in the summer of 2021. When he's not working, he spends time with pets, Severus, Lily, Jake & Cooper, working in the yard and enjoying the great outdoors.

Rene

Specialty Nurse - Urgent Care

Rene was born in Jamaica and grew up in Miami, Florida. She is currently pursuing a B.S. in Veterinary Technology after receiving her Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology from Sanford Brown College. She shares her home with her son, Judah, 2 dogs, Henny and Liberty and 2 cats, My Best Friend and Cheese. When not working or studying, she enjoys spending time with her son, crafts and traveling.

Jen

Specialty Nurse - Urgent Care

Jen joined Capital Veterinary Specialists in the summer of 2022 after she graduated with her Associates in Veterinary Technology from St. Petersburg College. She has over 10 years of experience working in the veterinary field. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, reading, playing video games, fishing and spending time with family and friends. She has three dogs, Harley, Gyxi and Skyy.

Amber

Specialty Nurse - ICU

Amber joined the CVS team in the summer of 2020. She obtained a degree in Mathematics from the University of Hawaii but quickly realized her passion is animals and returned to school to study Veterinary Technology. She has a son named Owen, dogs: Lucy & Teddy, cats: Possum & Puma, and spends her free time reading, swimming, and spending time with family.

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Jordan

Specialty Nurse - ICU

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.

Nic

Specialty Nurse - ICU

Nic joined CVS in the spring of 2021. He's a native of Tallahassee and the owner of 3 lovable dogs. When not at work, he enjoys fishing, bowling, swimming, music and beatboxing.

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.

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!

Brittany

Specialty Nurse - ICU

Brittany is a Tallahassee native and is currently enrolled at TCC working towards her A.S. degree. When she joined CVS, she came with several years of veterinary hospital experience. She has a special interest in Internal Medicine. At home, she has 3 horses, 5 dogs, and 3 cats. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, fishing and horseback riding.

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Hunter

Specialty Nurse - ICU

Hunter joined the CVS family in July of 2020. She's originally from Pavo, Georgia. Hunter has 3 dogs - Lillybelle, Nova & Indie and a cat - Sarabi. When she's not at work, she enjoys deep sea fishing, kayaking, traveling and spending time with family.

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Kaitlin

Specialty Nurse - ICU

Kaitlin is currently working on her degree in veterinary technology. 2020 brought Kaitlin to us with experience working at the University of Florida. She's originally from Fort Myers, Florida and has 3 cats and a Dachshund mix. In her spare time, when she's not working or studying, she enjoys hiking, painting and travelling.

Rebecca

Specialty Nurse - ICU

Rebecca joined our ICU team in December of 2021. She's originally from Wakulla, Florida and plans to pursue a degree in Veterinary Technology. Rebecca has a chocolate lab named Nova and enjoys spending time with her friends when not at work.

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Sarah

Specialty Nurse - ICU

Sarah joined the CVS family in 2022. She is a Tallahassee native and earned her Associates Degree at TCC. Sarah shares her home with her four- legged family members. In her spare time, she does Crossfit, and trains her dogs; Strider for protection and detection and Kaia for advanced obedience.

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Kyandi

Specialty Nurse - ICU

Kynadi is a native of Phoenix, Arizona and relocated to Tallahassee in the summer of 2022. Kynadi graduated from Pima Medical Institute’s Veterinary Technology program. She’s a mom of two children and when she’s not working, she enjoys puzzles, drawing and hiking. She shares her home with a cat named Cashmere.

Marley

Specialty Nurse - ICU


Marley joined the CVS family in the summer of 2022. She’s originally from Fredericksburg, Virginia, and relocated to Tallahassee with her husband and daughter. She shares her home with a cat, two dogs, and a chicken. When not working, Marley enjoys spending time with her family, crafts, aquariums, and the great outdoors.

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Samantha

Specialty Nurse - ICU

Samantha is originally from Whitehouse Station, New Jersey and joined the CVS family in the summer of 2022. She’s a pre-vet student at FSU and enjoys exercising and hiking in her spare time. Sam has two cats, Bennie and Jet.

Billy

Specialty Nurse Sterile Supply

Billy grew up in Tallahassee and graduated from North Florida Christian School. He enjoys playing baseball, golf and watching FSU football.

Ean

Specialty Nurse Sterile Supply

Ean is originally from Christiana, Pennsylvania where he studied Culinary Arts. After he finished school, he pursued his career in veterinary medicine. He came to CVS in early 2019 and loves working with our patients. In his spare time, he enjoys baking, video games and board games. He has 2 dogs - Brom and Zoe and a cat named Kyohi.

Stacey

Stacey

Specialty Hospital Nurse

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.

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Katherine

Specialty Nurse

Katherine joined CVS in the summer of 2021. She's originally from Holt, FL, enjoys horseback riding, and has a pet rabbit named Spicy. Katherine has a BS in Animal Science from Auburn University and an AS in Veterinary Technology from Pensacola State College.

Stephanie

Facility Maintenance

Stephanie is a native of Lancaster, California and moved to sunny Florida in 2022. She loves spending time with her four children and watching movies.

Derek

Office Coordinator

Santa Rosa Beach

Derek is a native of Pensacola, Florida, and attended LSU to study nutrition and sports medicine. He has a dog named Dixie and enjoys paddle boarding, golfing, and spending time with his kids.

Tina

Specialty Nurse - Dermatology

Santa Rosa Beach

Tina is a wonderful addition to our Santa Rosa Beach office dermatology department. She is a registered veterinary technician and comes to us with many years of experience in veterinary medicine. Originally from Raleigh, NC, she lives in Santa Rosa Beach with her 4 dogs, 1 cat, and a tortoise. In her spare time, she enjoys all the fun things living near the beach can provide; fishing, kayaking & snorkeling.