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David

David

Veterinary Technician

David grew up on a farm in southern Colombia, where animals were a part of life from day one. The pivotal moment for him, though, came when he encountered a dog with an injured tail. Since there was no veterinary service in David’s hometown at the time, he took the dog to the Red Cross, where he helped the employees there nurse the creature back to full health. Ever since that day, David knew that the veterinary field was his true calling.

After finishing high school in Medellin, David served in the military before heading off to college to study veterinary medicine. He earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in Colombia in 2007, and reconnected with his high-school sweetheart the same year that he graduated. The couple moved to the United States, where David is now thrilled to continue his journey in veterinary medicine.

David joined the Small Animal Hospital team in the summer of 2013. He currently works as a Veterinary Technician while his veterinary credentials are validated in the United States by the American Veterinary Medical Association. His favorite part of every day is talking to pet owners and animal lovers just like himself—the direct connection with clientele is what makes his job worth it.

In his spare time, David enjoys spending quality time with his family. Whether it’s watching a television show or going for a walk, he enjoys every moment.


Judy

Judy

Receptionist, Administrative Support

Judy has had all sorts of pets—everything from horses to hamsters—over the years, and she can’t think of a better way to give back than by working in the veterinary industry. She’s been a member of the Small Animal Hospital family since 1994!

A Fort Myers native, Judy decided to return to work after she and her husband had built their new home in the Buckingham area. Plus, she needed a new veterinarian for her own pets. Small Animal Hospital was the perfect fit! Here at the clinic, she particularly enjoys meeting new clients and their pets, educating pet owners on the best possible care techniques for their four-legged friends, and helping get pets adopted out to their forever homes.

In her free time, Judy enjoys kayaking, oil painting, and spending time with her own pets at home. She shares her life with Keebler, a Yorkie who was born right here at Small Animal Hospital and then given to Judy by a client; Scooter, a Malti-poo who rules the house; and Crystal, a talkative Schnauzer who is as beautiful as she is loving.


Margaret

Margaret

Accounting and Office Manager, Administrative Assistant

Margaret’s background is in accounting, business, and real estate—she never expected to work in a veterinary clinic. However, while accounting is her professional interest, animals are her personal one. Working here at Small Animal Hospital allows Margaret to utilize her skills to better the lives of pets and their owners on a daily basis.

Margaret attended Florida Southern College in Lakeland and has lived in Fort Myers since 1957. In the fall of 1992, her accountant contacted her about helping out in a local veterinary clinic. Margaret started here at Small Animal Hospital shortly afterward on a part-time basis, then transitioned into full-time work in late 1998. She’s been here ever since.

When she has time away from work, Margaret enjoys giving to charity as Treasurer of her fraternal organization and spending time with her own pets at home. She enjoys the company of four dogs—TJ, Tyrone, Buddy, and Zack—and also shares her life with Sylvester, a cat who thinks he is a dog, and an African Grey parrot named Skipper who is the true ruler of the roost.


Angela

Angela

Receptionist, Kennel Technician

Whenever anyone would ask her what she wanted to be when she grew up, Angela had her answer ready: someone who worked hands-on with animals. She’s been passionate about pet care ever since she can remember! That’s why she decided to become a veterinary professional. Now, Angela is a proud member of Small Animal Hospital’s Veterinary Assistant team.

Angela is originally from Mexico but grew up right here in Fort Myers, Florida. After searching for a program in which to study veterinary technology, she stumbled across Cape Coral Technical College—Angela knew right away that she had found her calling.

She completed her internship here at Small Animal Hospital, and was thrilled to accept a position after finishing her program requirements. Angela has been a member of the clinic family ever since! She’s particularly fond of learning new things on a daily basis and spending one-on-one time with her adorable patients.

Angela’s interests outside of the veterinary world include reading, listening to music, and spending quality time with her family. Along with her parents, two younger sisters, and a younger brother, she shares her life with many pets: seven dogs, a cat, a hedgehog, three chickens, and even a few fish.


Nancy

Nancy

Veterinary Technician

Nancy entered the veterinary profession because of her grandfather, who had always seen how caring and compassionate Nancy was around pets. He got Nancy her first job in the animal-care world, and her career took off from there! Now, she’s a Veterinary Technician here at Small Animal Hospital.

Born in Heidelberg, Germany, Nancy lived in Holland, Georgia, Colorado, and New Jersey while growing up thanks to her father’s career in the United States Army. After he retired, the family settled in southern Florida. It was during her college career that Nancy first started working at a local pet shop; two years later, she took a job with the veterinarian that worked for the store and remained there for the next four years.

Nancy became a member of the Small Animal Hospital team in the summer of 2004. Dr. DuPre had recently found himself in need of a Veterinary Technician, and Nancy was more than happy to fill the position. Here at the clinic, she’s particularly fond of helping pets to feel better via thorough dental cleanings.

Outside of work, Nancy enjoys reading good books, listening to music, watching television and movies, cheering on the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Miami Dolphins, and staying active in her church as a lector and minister. She also loves to spend time with her family and pets—Nancy shares her life with Scamper, a cat who was found as a stray kitten; Caesar, and an elderly feline who likes to think he is a tiger.


Rodney

Rodney

Kennel Technician

Rodney was born and raised right here in Fort Myers, where he spent time around animals from day one. Pets have played a huge role in his life ever since he can remember—what better way to return the favor than by working in the veterinary field? Rodney is a proud member of Small Animal Hospital’s Kennel Technician team.

After some time spent working as a groundskeeper, Rodney decided to jump headfirst into the world of animal medicine and joined the Small Animal Hospital family in 2017. He’s excited to continue growing in the field of veterinary care, and he finds that he particularly enjoys building relationships with the hospital’s furry visitors over the years; many of them are frequent boarders here at the clinic!

Away from work, Rodney enjoys attending dog shows, fishing, and spending quality time with his family. Along with his children and his fiancé—who also works in the veterinary field!—he shares his home with three dogs named Luna, Shortcake, and Sugar, a playful cat, and several fish.


Brigitte

Brigitte

Veterinary Assistant, Kennel Technician

Brigitte was surrounded by animals growing up, and she’s always felt an innate passion for their care and well-being. For her, a career in animal medicine simply made sense. Now, Brigitte is living her dream—she gets to care for pets hands-on as a part of a team of animal-lovers just like herself!

Brigitte is originally from New Jersey and worked in the administrative field for more than 10 years. She moved to Florida in 2017 and attended Cape Coral Technical College to study animal care, completing an internship at the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife in Sanibel during her coursework, and was then referred to Small Animal Hospital in the spring of 2018. Brigitte has been a part of the clinic family ever since!

Away from work, Brigitte enjoys spending time with her young daughter—who already has her sights set on becoming a veterinarian—and the family pets. Brigitte shares her home with Riley and Midnight, both Cocker Spaniels, a Chihuahua mix named Roxy, and a grumpy senior cat named Stoli.


“One small cat changes coming home to an empty house to coming home.”

 – Pam Brown