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Our Medical Team

Mallory

Mallory

Veterinary Nurse

Mallory joined our staff in May of 2007. She has been in the Veterinary field since 1999.

Mallory has a beautiful daughter at home. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Rachelle, CFVP Cat Friendly Veterinary Professional

Rachelle, CFVP

Medical Team Manager

Rachelle was born in Phoenix but spent most of her early years in Texas. She relocated to Florida in 1989 and in 2002, she pursued a job in the veterinary field as a way “to pay the bill.” She soon fell in love with the field and has since worked her way all the way up to being one of our most experienced technicians. In her spare time, this mom of 3 likes to relax, paint, bake and do crafts with her kids (and we especially look forward to her cookies). She also shares her home with 3 dogs, 1 cat, 1 lizard, and 1 boyfriend.

Paige

Veterinary Nurse

Paige is another true Floridian here at Lake Emma Animal Hospital, as she was born and raised in Orlando. She attended Olympia High School and graduated with a Bachelor’s in Health Sciences from UCF. Paige has always loved working with animals and began her career in the veterinary field as a Technician Assistant in 2012. She loves spending time outdoors fishing, hiking, and hanging out at the beach. She also enjoys running 5K’ s and half marathons, as well as spending time with family and friends. Paige shares her home with 2 dogs, Rodney and Leonidas.

Amber

Veterinary Nurse

Sienna

Sienna

Veterinary Nurse

Born and raised in Florida, Sienna has lived here her entire life. She received a bachelor’s degree in legal studies from UCF and is currently studying to be a certified veterinary technician. Before joining our team in 2019, Sienna worked at a nature center and did dog walking and pet sitting. She shares her home with two dogs and four lizards, and she reads, crochets and walks trails in her free time.

Gaby

Veterinary Nurse

Ashton

Veterinary Nurse

Lou, CFVP

Veterinary Nurse

Ruben

Veterinary Nurse

Derrick, CFVP

Veterinary Nurse

Derrick was born in Miami and has lived in Florida all his life. He earned a degree in biology with a minor in creative writing from the University of Central Florida. He enjoys watching and reading fiction, dissecting stories to see if they make sense. His favorites include cartoons, westerns and sci-fi anthologies.

Sierra, CFVP

Veterinary Nurse

Sierra was born and raised with three younger siblings in central Florida. She earned a degree in marine biology and psychology at Florida Southern College and was a volunteer at the Marine Science Center turtle hospital. She decided to work in the veterinary field because she enjoys helping animals and spoiling them with lots of love. She has a dog, six cats, a turtle, a cockatiel and a sugar glider. In her free time, she enjoys crafting, playing video games, and hanging out with her family and her cats.

Tali

Veterinary Nurse

Lisa

Lisa

Veterinary Nurse Assistant Manager

Lisa was born and raised in Hiram, OH, where she earned a degree in English literature and theatre arts from Hiram College. She moved to Florida in 2018, was a Disney cast member for two years and joined Lake Emma in 2021. She wanted to work in the veterinary field because she loves animals and wants to be part of the team that helps them. Plus, her mom was a vet tech! She likes to go to theme parks with her family, which includes baby Isabella and a dog named Cooper. In her free time, she loves to sing, draw, paint, write and act.

Megan T.

Megan T.

Veterinary Nurse Assistant (currently in vet school in Arizona)

Megan was born and raised in Deltona, Florida and completed her Bachelors of Health Science at Stetson University. Megan began volunteering in the veterinary field in 2014 and professionally joined the field in 2017. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, riding horses, traveling, hanging out at the beach, going to Florida’s many theme parks, camping, and of course, Netflix. Megan shares her home with 2 dogs, a golden retriever, and a pit mix.

Heather

Heather

Veterinary Nurse Assistant

Heather chose to pursue a career in veterinary medicine in order to become an advocate for animal health and research. She joined the LEAH team in 2019. Heather is currently studying at Seminole State College and intends to major in pre-professional Biology. She has four pets: one cat, and three fish. In her free time, Heather enjoys to read, write, and play video games. She has a passion for learning, and enjoys studying her favorite subjects.

Courtney

Courtney

Veterinary Nurse Assistant

Driana

Veterinary Nurse Assistant

Matt M

Veterinary Nurse Assistant

Sammi, CFVP

Veterinary Nurse Assistant

Cristina

Cristina

Veterinary Nurse Assistant

Cristina’s family is originally from a small town in Michoacán Mexico, but she was born and raised in Naples. She moved to Orlando in 2021 to attend UCF, working on BS degree in biology on the pre-vet track. She previously volunteered at the conservancy of southwest Florida in wildlife rehabilitation and completed a 2-week internship at the animal rescue center of Costa Rica. Back home she has a German shepherd named Simba, who’s basically a giant teddy bear. In her free time, she enjoys going to the gym, traveling, playing lacrosse, trying new food, and adventures.

Rebecca

Veterinary Nurse Assistant

Corrine

Veterinary Nurse Assistant

Corrine is from central Florida. She is working on a pre-vet biology degree at the University of Central Florida and is the vice president of the UCF Equestrian team. She loves animals and science, so the vet field is a good match for her. She joined the Lake Emma team in 2020. She has had cats all her life, though she considers herself more of a dog person. In her free time, she enjoys watching movies, painting, drawing and hiking.

Christine

Christine

Veterinary Nurse Assistant

Christine was born in Fort Worth, Texas, grew up in North Carolina, and now lives in Florida with her husband Jarrod, dogs Milo and Zoey and a cat named Sweet Pea. She has always loved animals and has wanted to work with them since she was a child. While in North Carolina, she volunteered at Opossum Wood Acres. In her free time, she enjoys arts and crafts, movies, puzzles and going to the beach.

Valentina

Valentina

Veterinary Nurse Assistant

Valentina was born and raised in Venezuela and has lived in Florida for six years. She is studying biology at UCF, pursuing a pre-vet major. Valentina is passionate about animals and would love to help relieve their suffering and to promote their health and welfare. In her free time, she enjoys going to the beach or the movies, doing Crossfit as well as painting and photography.

Sara

Sara

Veterinary Nurse Assistant

Sara was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and she moved to Florida with her mom when she was 5.

She is currently pursuing a zoology/pre-vet degree at UCF. She decided to join the veterinary field in 2022 because she wanted a change from her job as a hairdresser. She and her partner Braden share their home with two cats, two rats and a dog. Sara previously lived in Sydney, Australia, and in her free time, she enjoys making wire-wrapped rings, collecting crystals, and making art using resin. She also likes to go crystal shopping or swim in the pool.

Julissa

Julissa

Veterinary Nurse Assistant

Bio coming soon.