Partridge Animal Hospital

Our Veterinary Staff


Hospital Manager and Certified Technician Jane has been with Partridge Animal Hospital since August of 1995. She helps us with staff scheduling, ordering supplies, hiring staff, managing the hospital, and assisting in just about any other place where she’s needed.

“I love working here because the doctors are great! The doctors take on very challenging cases, both medical and surgical,” Jane said about the atmosphere at Partridge Animal Hospital. “So, it is like working at a referral hospital but with great clients, that we see on a regular basis.” She’s always ready to learn something new. Jane started as a veterinary assistant and became a certified technician in 1997. She has an Associate’s Degree in Veterinary Technology from St. Petersburg College.

Jane has two dogs, “Ellie” and “Gracie”; and five cats, “Rocco,” “Archie,” “Longo,” “Desi,” and “Roger”. (Four of the cats are named after Tampa Bay Rays players.) She is married with three children, and she loves attending her children’s sporting events, watching The Rays play, going to the movies and spending time with her family.

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Office Manager, Kim, has been with Partridge Animal Hospital since August 2010 and has worked professionally with animals since 2005.  She has worked as a veterinary assistant, kennel technician, grooming assistant and receptionist. Kim assists with hiring front desk support staff, organizing and documenting financial reports, client support and anywhere else where she is needed. Her nickname is “Sunshine”-and for good reason! 

“I love all aspects of my job especially entering in detailed information, whether it be client related or just financial reports. I also know that I work with the best doctors and staff in Florida.  They all truly care and are passionate about what they do.  There is no case too little or too big for them to handle.  We aren’t just employees here.  We are family.” Kim has one rescue dog named “Bailey Rey”.  Bailey is a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel mix and has Addison’s Disease.  “I couldn’t have asked for a better dog.  She’s the happiest little thing you’ve ever seen.”
In her spare time, Kim enjoys spending time with her husband and family.  She also enjoys movies, road trips, cruises, football games, working out and good food.

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Veterinary Assistant, Trevor, has been with Partridge Animal Hospital since April 2015. He has a Bachelor of Sciences in Coastal Environmental Science from The University of North Florida.

Trevor is a very ambitious learner and is always around to lend a helping hand. He has a very positive, outgoing personality and loves creating special bonds with our clients and patients.

“I love that our staff cares for every patient as if it were their own pet. We have such friendly and personable relationships with our clients. Our doctors are very thorough and genuine. Everyone here at Partridge animal hospital is so dedicated, compassionate, and kind.”

In his spare time, Trevor enjoys spending time with his family, fishing, and camping. He also likes taking his two dogs to the beach. He has a Pit Bull named “Chloe” and a Chihuahua named “Diesel.”

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Certified Veterinary Technician Jessica has been with us since March of 2011. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems and an Associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology from St Petersburg College. Jessica makes sure that we have the supplies needed to keep the hospital running. In addition, she makes sure we have all the medications needed to keep your pets happy and healthy.

“The doctors empower the technicians to do what we’re trained to do,” Jessica said about why working at Partridge Animal Hospital is so satisfying. “What’s best for the animal is always top priority.”

Jessica has a 5 year old dog, “Pandora” and a 14 year old cat, “Rocky”. In April of 2013, Jessica and her husband welcomed their first child, Kaleb, into their family. She enjoys being with family and friends, travel, boating and watching Green Bay Packers football.

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Certified Veterinary Technician Danielle has been with Partridge Animal Hospital since January 2011 and has been working professionally with animals for more than 10 years. She assists with wound care, surgery, bloodwork and cytologies. Danielle has a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science and an Associate’s Degree from St. Petersburg College in Veterinary Technology. She is a Certified Veterinary Technician through the Florida Veterinary Technician Association.

“Every day presents itself with new and interesting challenges,” Danielle said about life at the clinic. “I’m constantly learning and improving and updating my skillset and knowledge in this field.”

Danielle has a 4-year old Weimeraner, named “Tash,” a 5-year old Yorkie, named “Hodge,” and a domestic short hair cat, named “Puma.” She enjoys photography, surfing, scuba diving, sailing and learning Italian.


Certified Veterinary Technician Brandi has been with Partridge Animal Hospital since July of 2007 and works with the veterinarians assisting in orthopedic surgeries, dentals, client education, surgery prep and labwork. Brandi has an Associate’s Degree from St. Petersburg College and is certified with the Florida Veterinary Technician Association.

Brandi has two cats, “Zipper” and “Velcro.” She spends some of her spare time volunteering at the Florida Aquarium, and also enjoys traveling and going to the movies.


Certified Veterinary Technician Danielle joined us in 2012 and has been working with animals professionally for seven years. She assists with all facets of patient nursing. “The best part of what I do is being able to see our patients leave happy and healthy and knowing that I was a part of that,” Danielle said. She has an Associate’s Degree in Veterinary Technology.“I am very excited to work at a clinic with such great clients and patients and such a close-knit staff,”
she said about working at Partridge.Danielle shares her home with two dogs, Jynx and Meko, three cats, Reno, Vegas, and Momma, as well as Jilly, her horse. Danielle and her husband welcomed their first child, Rilynn, in March of 2013. She relaxes by baking cakes for her nieces and nephews birthdays, and by going to the beach, hanging out with family and friends and horseback riding when she gets the chance.


Veterinary Technician, Jennifer, has been with Partridge Animal Hospital since March of 2013 and enjoys every part of her job! She has worked with animals for 16 years through internships, volunteering, and jobs, and notes that her experience working with wild birds has come in handy when concerned clients call with questions about injured or orphaned birds. She has four years working as a hospital avian rehabilitation technician (Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary) and two years as a surgical assistant at the Animal Medical Center (NY). “The relationship between the doctors and technicians [at Partridge Animal Hospital] is more family-like than anywhere I’ve ever worked. Our diagnostic equipment is topnotch, allowing our talented and knowledgeable doctors to treat all cases quickly and efficiently,” she explains.

Jennifer has two cats, Caspian and Gypsy; a ferret named Gadai (Gaelic for “thief”); two cockatiels, Raggedy Ann and Little Bit; and fish. In her free time she volunteers with Gulf Coast Bird Rescue, takes classes in circus aerial arts, fishes, and spends time at the beach.


Certified Veterinary Technician, Rayven, has been with Partridge Animal Hospital since August 2017. She graduated from the St. Petersburg College Veterinary Technology Program and will now be working towards her Bachelors in Science. She may eventually pursue her Masters at USF.

She was born right here in our hometown of St. Petersburg. In her free time, Rayven enjoys spending time with her husband, Taylor, learning, education, reading, going to the beach, park and dog bar with her dogs Roo and Apollo. 




Certified Veterinary Technician Caitlynne has been with Partridge Animal hospital since August of 2016 and works with the doctors assisting in appointments, laboratory work, prepping for surgery, filling prescriptions, and dental cleanings. She earned her Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology from Hillsborough Community College and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota. Her favorite part of working at Partridge Animal Hospital is reading and preparing samples to look at under the microscope, and interacting with clients and their furry loved ones.

When she isn’t spending time with her Shetland Sheepdog, Lea, and her Domestic Shorthair, Primrose, she enjoys going to Disney World with her family, singing, playing soccer and tennis, and traveling.

“Partridge Animal Hospital is a constant learning environment—everyone is constantly working on ways to improve themselves and their skills to better benefit the clinic as a whole. Everyone is team-oriented and willing to teach or help whenever needed.”


Veterinary Technician Assistant, Shawn, has been with Partridge Animal Hospital since November 2016. He helps keep the hospital clean, checks on the patients, takes them on walks, and holds the animals. Shawn’s favorite part of working at Partridge Animal Hospital is assisting with surgeries.

When he is not spending time with his 1-year-old cat, Gillian, and his 5-month kitten, Panther, he enjoys reading, practicing martial arts, and working on cars.

“I enjoy working at here because this is an environment where a person can grow into the position they have. There is a strive for constant improvement.”


Veterinary Technician Michaella Hayes has been with Partridge Animal Hospital since August 2016. She has her B.S. in Psychology from the University of Florida and is currently taking classes to apply to Veterinary School. Michaella helps the doctors and technicians, keeping the hospital clean, assisting with patient exams, and caring for the hospitalized patients.

When not bringing her positive attitude and great sense of humor to our animal hospital, Michaella spends time with her–sometimes unruly– 6-month-old domestic short hair Oliver. She also enjoys crocheting, painting, hiking, traveling, and yoga.

“We provide the highest quality of patient care because the staff and doctors are extremely hardworking,  knowledgeable, and passionate. This hospital is a fast paced learning environment where I learn something new everyday. Working here has given me invaluable experience in the veterinary field and makes me excited to become and veterinarian in the future.”


Veterinary Technician Krista Campbell has been with Partridge Animal Hospital since May of 2013 and has been working professionally with animals for more than 6 years. Krista is very passionate about surgery. She has a fascination with learning new things every day and anxiously looks forward to new challenges. Krista is very ambitious and plans to use her education and experiences in the veterinary field to make a significant impact on the lives of our pets.“I have such a strong sense of belonging here at PAH. We spend so much time together professionally & outside of work as “family.” We have cultivated a group of staff containing some of the most intelligent, compassionate, empowered, and progressive minds. We all work together cohesively, and most importantly we have fun!”

Krista has a Goldendoodle, named “Boomer,” a Golden Retriever, named “Riley,” and a gigantic cat, named “Scooter.” She enjoys swimming, volleyball, fishing, drawing, scuba diving, exploring in the woods (Florida doesn’t have much to offer in that department), driving around in her Jeep, and laughing so hard it doubles as an ab work out.


Veterinary Technician Brittany has been with Partridge Animal hospital since October of 2017 and works with the doctors assisting triaging rooms, surgeries, dental cleaning, nail trims, blood draws and placing catheters. She enjoys educating clients and teaching the new things about animals. Her experience with seabirds and songbirds make her a great addition to our team. She is currently enrolled at Penn Foster College and has a bachelors degree in marine biology and chemistry, she is also working on her associate in Veterinary Technology. Brittany has started her career working with animals 8 years ago in Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary and more recently worked at Banfield Pet Hospital as a Vet Tech.When she isn’t spending time with her American Bulldog/ Lab, Bailey, and her Siamese Mix, Snowflake and an orange tabby cat named Sahara.

“I love working at this animal hospital because I consider it comparable to a small human hospital because of what this hospital is capable of doing. My coworkers are wonderful people who are very passionate about what they do every day.”


Certified Veterinary Technician Sammi has been with Partridge Animal hospital since August 2016 and works with the veterinarians assisting in orthopedic surgeries, dentals, lab work, and communicating with clients. She is currently earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Veterinary Technology from St. Petersburg College.

When she isn’t spending time with her 8-year-old Golden German Shepherd Mix “Princess” and her baby kitten “Ehrlich” she enjoys traveling, kayaking, and playing the Piano.

“I love our hardworking staff that has the highest level of patient care. We are a hospital that keeps expanding and sees a variety of different cases.”


Veterinary Assistant, Leigh, started as a volunteer with Partridge Animal Hospital in August 2017 and we loved her so much we offered her a permanent position in December 2017.  She assists with surgeries, radiographs, making sure hospitalized patients are comfortable and so much more.

She really enjoys helping with anesthetic procedures and being an advocate for the patients as well as their owners. She’s worked at Dogtown as well as Catty Shack Wildlife Sanctuary giving her 2 years under her belt in animal care. Leigh has a degree in Communications & Advertising from The University of North Florida and is currently enrolled at St. Petersburg College working towards her Veterinary Technician Degree. She is due to graduate in 2019.

“I love working at Partridge Animal Hospital because they are so much more than just a spay and neuter clinic. They practice much more advanced medicine and I’m constantly learning something new each day. The Veterinarians and staff are fun, caring and supportive. I wouldn’t want to work anywhere else.”

Leigh has a Chocolate Labrador Mix, named Harley. They both enjoy taking naps and going for long walks where they get to stop and smell every single blade of grass that was put on Earth.

Besides spending time with Harley, Leigh enjoys fine art, traveling, sunsets down at the Getaway and is also a big foodie. Visiting State Parks as well as kayaking are another fun favorite of hers.


Veterinary Receptionist, Courtney, has been with Partridge Animal Hospital since March 2018 and has worked professionally with animals since 2015.
Courtney received her Bachelors of Science in Public Relations from the University of Florida. GO GATORS!

Courtney greets our clients and assists with phone calls and appointments.

“I love greeting the clients and getting to know each patient and their family. I also really enjoy working at Partridge Animal Hospital because of the extraordinary people who work here. All the employees are truly happy to come to work and have a desire to always learn new things. I’m constantly inspired to work harder and be a better person. The team here is nothing but phenomenal.”

In her spare time Courtney enjoys spending time with her friends, family and her two cats Tommy and Cosmo. She also enjoys yoga, spending time in nature, visiting botanical gardens, boating and cheering on our local Rays and Lighting!


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