Our Purpose

“To be the best practice possible that creates professional, compassionate bonds with our clients that allow us to deliver the highest quality of care in a high energy, fun, friendly and profitable manner resulting in optimum patient health and longevity, client satisfaction, and increased referrals, with our staff who feel adequately challenged and enriched.”

Our Doctors

Nichole L. Zellner, DVM

Dr. Zellner attended Virginia Tech (Go Hokies!) and graduated from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine.
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Maria E. Passarelli, DVM

Dr. Passarelli hails from small-town Pennsylvania, but moved to the sunny South after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine.
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Our Hospital Manager

Krista Donovan, CVT, BAS-VT

Krista has been with AAH on and off for 5 years. She started as a Vet Tech student intern.
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Our Certified Veterinary Technicians:

Jason S., CVT

Originally from New York, Jason had been working as a certified veterinary technician in Florida since completing his schooling in Denver, Colorado in 2005.
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Kayla K., CVT

Kayla is a Certified Veterinary Technician here with us who just received her AS Degree in Veterinary Technology.
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Our amazingly talented Veterinary Technicians:

Kylie D.

Kylie is one of our Veterinary Technicians, but you can sometimes find her filling in as a Receptionist up front!
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Susan R., CVT(to be!)

Susan moved here from Salt Lake City, Utah to attend the St. Petersburg Veterinary Technology Program.
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Taylor D.

Taylor has been with AAH a little over a year. She has been Assistant, CCS and is now training for Veterinary Technician.
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Our compassionate Client Care Specialists:

Kasandra H.

Kasandra joined the AAH family back in Summer '16 after a long history of growing up wanting to help all animals.
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Samm S.

Samm is originally from upstate New York. Before attending SPC's Veterinary Technology program she graduated from Marchman Technical College in the Commercial Arts program.
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Lynne L.

Lynne is from a small coastal town in Massachusetts. She moved to FL 7yrs ago and loves the warm sunny weather.
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Our dedicated Veterinary Assistants:

Ruby S.

Ruby has been a part of AAH for a year. She started working here as a Veterinary Assistant, but is starting school in the fall to be become a Certified Veterinary Technician.
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Lauren C.

Lauren was a volunteer here at AAH for 8 months before she became a part of our team.
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Elisha D.

Elisha is a born and raised Floridian. She has an AA degree from St. Petersburg College and is currently working on her AS in veterinary technology
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Micaela G.

Micaela joined the AAH team as a veterinary assistant almost a year ago; she has always had a love for animals big or small.
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