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Sierra, CFVP

Veterinary Nurse Assistant 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 … Read moreSierra, CFVP

Derrick, CFVP

Veterinary Nurse Assistant 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 … Read moreDerrick, CFVP

Brittany, CFVP

Animal Care Technician Assistant Manager Brittany is from Naperville, Illinois, where she earned an associate degree in English from the College of DuPage. She would like to study wildlife biology and become a wolf biologist. Previously, she volunteered at wildlife centers. She joined Lake Emma in 2020 so she could work hands on with animals. … Read moreBrittany, CFVP

Matthew, CFVP

Veterinary Nurse Matt comes to Lake Emma Animal Hospital from Groton, MA. He completed his Bachelor’s of Science in Biology at Emmanuel College in Boston and hopes to get a Master’s in Zoology. Matt’s hobbies include enjoying Florida’s theme parks, rooting for New England sports teams, and reading. Matt has a twin brother and lives … Read moreMatthew, CFVP



Veterinary Nurse Kat is a true Floridian and joined Lake Emma Animal Hospital in July of 2016. However, she has been involved in the veterinarian field since she was 15 years old and is knowledgeable in all departments of the hospital. In addition to all the animals here at LEAH, she also has a menagerie of pets … Read moreKat, CFVP