Dr. Sharon R. Hunter DVM
Dr. Hunter is a graduate of University of Florida and has been practicing Veterinary Medicine in the Tampa/Hillsborough community for over 30 years. Her compassion for pets and their owners has made her a much loved pet practitioner. Dr. Hunter is married and has 5 grown children and 9 grandchildren. Her interests outside of the clinic include enjoying the outdoors and horseback riding.
Became a practice manager, when opportunity found her 21 years ago, and it turned out to be the best career opportunity. “Having a background as an Educator (specifically Music Education) would seem an odd transition, however, every day I’m privileged to provide positive and reliable education to our clients, and develop ongoing ways to continued goal of excellence with our team.”
Her goal with every client visit is to provide a welcoming, stress-free and friendly experience. Building and developing lasting relationships and traveling life’s journeys with our clients and their pets is truly her greatest privilege.
Personal Mantra: “All shall be well, and all shall be well and all manner of things shall be well.”
Stephanie RickmanVeterinary Technician
Became a veterinary technician as she grew up with animals and loved being involved in their vet care. “Going with my mom to the vet was one of the things I always looked forward to and I knew I wanted to help animals from a young age.”
Her goal with every patient visit is to show love, compassion, and to help educate pet owners on how to provide the best possible care for their babies.
Personal Mantra: “Life is better when you cry a little, laugh a lot and are thankful for everything you’ve got”
Rosa VazquezCertified Veterinary Assistant
Became a Certified Veterinary Assistant because of her childhood. “When I was a kid, I remember my dad always bringing home some kind of animal: owls, snakes, dogs, cats, lizards, etc. that he would find injured and nurse back to health. I always loved it….I guess you can say I got the love for animals from him. Giving these animals a voice, a fighting chance, and the love you receive from both animal and owners, and the thank yous! There is no feeling like it!”
Her goal with every patient visit is to educate the client.
Personal Mantra: Truth is simple-I believe in simplicity. Whenever something is complicated and chaotic, it's our ego trying to take control of the mind.
Maria CansinCertified Veterinary Assistant
Became a veterinary assistant as she has always had a love for animals, big or small. 'I knew since I was a child that I wanted to work with animals and help owners keep their babies living a happy and healthy life!'
Her goal with every patient visit is to help care for every patient and educate owners on proper care for their babies.
Personal Mantra: Less worrying, more living.
Marianne De JesusReceptionist
Became a receptionist to learn new things and help people.
Her goal with every patient visit is to make them feel welcomed and provide great service.
Personal Mantra: Live every day like there is no tomorrow
Has been grooming for almost 10 years. She learned her craft in Miami, Fl and has continued to expand her knowledge by working in various salon settings, a vet's office, mobile and home environments. She truely loves her job.
Her goal for her clients is a quality cut and comfortable environment for your pet.
Personal Mantra: Live Simply