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Veterinary Nurse Assistant A Florida native, Taryn was born in Rockledge, raised in Orlando, and currently lives in Altamonte Springs. She has wanted to work with animals since she was a small child, following in the footsteps of her Aunt Mary Frances, who was a vet tech. She is Taryn’s inspiration, and she wants to be just … Read moreTaryn CFVA, VRCE

Nicole, CVA, CFVA


Veterinary Nurse Assistant Nicole originally hails from New Jersey, but made the move to sunny Florida and hasn’t looked back since. She has had a passion for animals since she was small and always knew she wanted to connect with, understand, and advocate for these special creatures. Nicole’s fur family includes a Chihuahua/Jack Russell mix named … Read moreNicole, CVA, CFVA

Sammy, CFVP

Sammy, CFVP

Veterinary Nurse Assistant Sammy was born and raised in Edison, New Jersey, and moved to Florida around 2014. She has always enjoyed working with animals and has been in the field since 2020. She is actively pursuing additional education and training in the veterinary field. In her free time, Sammy likes to go bowling and mini-golfing … Read moreSammy, CFVP

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, CFVP


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, CFVP



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

Lisa, CFVP


Veterinary Nurse 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 … Read moreLisa, CFVP

Valentina, CFVP


Veterinary Nurse 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 … Read moreValentina, CFVP

Sara, CFVP


Veterinary Nurse 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 … Read moreSara, CFVP

Ally, CFVP

Veterinary Nurse Ally was born in Connecticut, but has spent most of her life in Florida. She earned an Associate’s degree at Pasco Hernando State College and began working in the veterinary field in 2021 as a receptionist and veterinary assistant. After training as a veterinary technician in Illinois, Ally came back to Florida to … Read moreAlly, CFVP