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Najellie, CVA

Najellie, CVA

Veterinary Nurse Assistant Najellie is a Florida native who achieved her CVA from Southern Technical College. She shares her home with a 3-year-old chocolate Lab named Tye who likes boat and car rides and meeting new people. In her free time, Najellie enjoys having boat days on the river, reading or going on long walks.

Gabby B


Veterinary Nurse Assistant Gabby comes to us from Philadelphia, PA, and has lived in Florida for just over a year. She graduated from Jean Madeline Aveda Institute, a cosmetology school, and she studied nursing for a semester at Bucks County Community College. She is passionate about animal care and finds it rewarding to be a … Read moreGabby B



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 … Read moreSara



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 … Read moreValentina



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. … Read moreCorrine

Sammi, CFVP


Veterinary Nurse Assistant Sammi is a driven and compassionate Veterinary Nurse Assistant studying biology and pre-veterinary at UCF. Sammi was raised in a household filled with dogs and has always loved these furry creatures. Sammi approaches every animal with a warm and caring demeanor, treating them as if they were her own beloved pets. Whether … Read moreSammi, CFVP



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 … Read moreHeather



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 … Read moreLisa



Veterinary Nurse Matt was born in Wisconsin and moved to Florida when he was 10. He received a bachelor’s degree from Stetson University, where he majored in biology and minored in psychology. He has worked in the veterinary field since 2021. In his free time, he enjoys running and high-adrenaline activities like rock-climbing, white-water rafting … Read moreMatt


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Veterinary Nurse Originally from New York, Amanda has lived in Florida since she was eight years old. She has always loved animals and has worked in the veterinary field since 2020. A musician as well, she has played the violin for 17 years, including three years with the UCF orchestra. She is married to her … Read moreAmanda