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 Schwartz, 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 Wiley, 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 Dannemiller

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 Ridl, CVT(to be!)

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

Terrill has been working in the veterinary industry for almost 8 years.
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Our compassionate Client Care Specialists:

Kasandra Burgess

Kasandra has always had a deep love for animals. As a child, she rescued a sick kitten and convinced her mom to let her nurse it back to health.
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Lynne Ludwig

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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Taylor Donovan

Taylor has been with AAH a little over a year. She has been Assistant, CCS and will soon start training for Veterinary Technician.
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Our dedicated Veterinary Assistants:

Micaela Grossman

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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Ruby Solano

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 Coxhead

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