Jacksonville Veterinary Staff

veterinary staff jacksonvilleDonnell K. is a Veterinary Nurse/Technician who joined Mandarin Animal Hospital in April 2013. Her responsibilities include administering care and helping the doctor during examinations and monitoring pets during and after surgical procedures. She also assists the veterinarian during laser therapy sessions. Donnell's fun sense of humor and her unique ability to adapt well to every situation make her a staff treasure.

"Dr. Mosley and the staff at Mandarin Animal hospital are amazing," Donnell says. "We have such a wide range of personalities and skills among our team and we complement each other well." Donnell loves seeing clients come in with their puppies/kittens and watching them grow together.

A passionate pet owner herself, Donnell cares for many pets at home- three dogs, one cat, one turtle and six cockatiels (which she occasionally breeds). Her family jokes that collecting pets is a hobby of hers! In her spare time, she enjoys being active with her two children.

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veterinary staff jacksonvilleKennel Assistant Raymond P. has been with Mandarin Animal Hospital since September of 2011, and has been working professionally with animals since 1996. He takes pride in the work he does, and stays focused on "keeping everyone healthy" during their stay at the Hospital.

Ray spends as much of his spare time as possible with his family as well as landscaping and fishing.

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jacksonville veterinaryMichael V.O. joined the Mandarin Animal Hospital team in August 2013. As a kennel assistant, his responsibilities include baths, nail trims, and general animal care. Michael is also studying sports medicine at Florida State College in Jacksonville.

In his free time, Michael enjoys running, surfing, soccer, and being outdoors. He has a Labrador named Luna.

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jacksonville veterinaryCaryn C. has been a veterinary technician at Mandarin Animal Hospital since December of 2014. Her job responsibilities include assisting in animal care and treatment, as well as assisting in maintaining our in-house computer network. Her favorite part of her position is seeing animals go home happy and healthy. Caryn has her Associate's degree.

"I enjoy working with animals and being given an opportunity to learn and grow within the field," Caryn says.

At home, Caryn cares for several pets, including two dogs named Bailey and Clyde and two cats named Nash and Oliver. In her free time, Caryn enjoys photography, fishing ("And more fishing - and more fishing!" she says), and looking for shark teeth.

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jacksonville veterinary Veterinary Technician Maxwell S. is a full-time team member who joined Mandarin Animal Hospital in August of 2017. He was worked in the animal related field for over 2.5 years, and loves his profession. The aspect of his job that Maxwell enjoys most is being able to educate and relay important information to pet owners. Maxwell is also responsible for assisting in animal care, treatment, and medicinal administration, along with surgical assistance and animal education.

Maxwell is bilingual, being fluent in both Spanish and English. Prior to working with Mandarin Animal Hospital, Maxwell worked as a veterinary technician in Dunnellon from March 2016 to July 2017. He is currently enrolled in Jacksonville University and is working his way towards becoming a veterinarian.

“I’m slowly working towards becoming a veterinarian. I’ve always loved animal care and educating animals.” Maxwell declares. “It has always felt like my calling.”

At home, Maxwell enjoys passing the time by playing guitar, swimming, or playing video games. He owns a Tennessee Cur named Gigi, a Puggle named Bernie, and 3 DHS cats.

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jacksonville veterinaryMelissa M. is one of our talented veterinary technicians who began working here full-time at Mandarin Animal Hospital in June of 2017. Prior to her involvement with Mandarin, Melissa worked as a receptionist from 2014 to 2015, and as a veterinary technician from 2015 through 2017 with another hospital.

Melissa’s daily responsibilities include caring for the animals we treat, running labs, explaining procedures and tests to clients while answering any questions they might have, and monitoring our hospitalized patients.

The part of her job that Melissa enjoys most is being able to help sick animals. In doing so, Melissa feels she has an opportunity to learn new things every day. She brings with her a bubbly personality each day she comes in through our doors.

“I really like the people I work with the clients and their pets. It’s a fun place to work with a great atmosphere,” Melissa proclaims. “It’s fun getting to work with different animals as well as wildlife.”

In her spare time, Melissa likes to bake, cook, read, watching movies, and spend time with her husband and their adorable son. Melissa shares her home with 2 dogs, Bishop and Rook, a turtle named Shelia, a Bearded Dragon named Wade, and a snake known as Loki.

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jacksonville veterinaryChloe R. is a client care coordinator at Mandarin Animal Hospital. Her job responsibilities include client communication, checking out clients, and scheduling appointments, but her favorite part of the job is meeting new patients that visit our clinic.

"I love working here because all my coworkers care just as much as I do, and we all do our best for all the animals we see," Chloe says.

At home, Chloe cares for a wide variety of pets, including a dog, a cat, a chameleon, a veiled chameleon, a ball python and a Kenyan sand boa. In her free time she enjoys reading, swimming, and fishing.

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jacksonville veterinary Lanielle S. is a kennel assistant at Mandarin Animal Hospital. She joined the team in March of 2016. Lanielle has a veterinary technician and veterinary assistant certificate from the Pima Medical Institute and six years of experience in the animal care field.

"Everyone here is very helpful and friendly," says Lanielle. "I learn something new every day."

Lanielle has a dachshund named Soco and a Black Mouth Cur mix named Trey. In her free time she enjoys fishing, cooking, going to the beach, watching movies, going to parks with her dogs and rooting for the Dallas Cowboys.

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jacksonville veterinaryTori W. is one of our phenomenal Kennel Assistants who works hard each day to ensure a friendly and carring approach to treating the animals that enter our facility. Some of her daily responsibilities include walking, feeding, and cleaning up after our beloved patients. The part of job that Tori likes the most is being involved with the animals, and getting to walk and play with them.

Since joining Mandarin Animal Hospital in April of 2017, Tori has been working full-time to obtain as much experience possible in the veterinary industry. This is her first job in the animal related field, and she aspires to learn as much as she can.

“I like working here at Mandarin Animal Hospital because I feel it is good experience to help learn hands on what I will be doing in the future,” Tori proclaims.

Tori is currently attending school in pursuits of becoming a Veterinary Assistant. She has a tabby cat named Chessa, and a German Shepherd named Nahla. While Tori isn’t busy at the animal hospital, she can be found working at her other job, or enjoying looking after her pet companions.

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jacksonville veterinaryKennel Technician Lexi N. is responsible for walking and feeding our patients, making sure the patients we treat are well looked after and cared for, keeping the facilities clean and organized and much more. It’s the interaction with that patients and our wonderful clients that Lexi enjoys most about working here at Mandarin Animal Hospital, as she does her best everyday to ensure their happiness and an improved state of health.

Lexi joined the Mandarin Animal Hospital team in February of 2017, and has been working in the animal related field for over 4 years. Prior to her involvement at Mandarin, Lexi worked as a Dog Daycare / Boarding Attendant and a ACPS Kennel Technician. She has obtained valuable shelter experience having worked with many nervous or fearful animals, which she brings with her each day she comes to Mandarin Animal Hospital.

When asked about working for Mandarin Animal Hospital, Lexi says, “patient care is always a priority and the staff always treats the animals the way they’d want their own to be treated.”

At home, Lexi has 5 pets whom she loves dearly. She owns a Pit Bull named Lady, a Pit Bull Mix named Remy, a Shihtzu named Liz, Charlie the domestic medium hair cat, and Addie, her domestic short hair cat. She enjoys teaching them tricks when she has the time to show them at home. In her spare time, Lexi likes to cook, play video games, play soccer, travel, and practice photography.

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jacksonville veterinaryDiana L. joined the Mandarin Animal Hospital staff in June of 2016 working as one of our outstanding full-time kennel technicians. Diana’s responsibilities include walking animals, bathing, distribution of medicine, and cleaning our facilities. The aspect of her job that Diana enjoys most is passing on her love to the animals we treat in the friendly environment we strive to uphold.

Away from the animal hospital Diana looks after 3 cats, 3 dogs, and 10 parakeets. Her tabby cats are named Luna, Robin, and Annie. Diana also owns a Pitbull named Rocko, a mixed breed named Bruiser, and a Cokerspaniel named Susan.

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jacksonville veterinaryLynn J. joined the Mandarin Animal Hospital team in May of 2017 and since has been serving as our hospital’s Groomer. With over 11 years of dog grooming experience, Lynn offers a wealth of experience and expertise to our clients, and especially our patients. Some of Lynn’s daily responsibilities include bating, cutting, combing, styling and blow-drying pet coats, sterilizing equipment, greeting clients, responding to client requests and inquiries.

Lynn is a responsible and friendly, and loves to work with the dogs that enter our facility. She enjoys seeing them walk out happier than they came in. Lynn possesses a Masters from William Paterson University, and loves working in the animal related field. At home, Lynn has a cat named Kiwi, and an American Bulldog mix named Bree.

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jacksonville veterinaryApril A. Biography coming soon!

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Debra W. is one of our phenomenal receptionists here at Mandarin Animal Hospital who brings a passion for working with animals everyday she enters our doors. Debra is responsible for greeting clients, checking patients in and out, answering phones, and scheduling appointments. The part of her job that Debra enjoys most is getting to meet new clients and patients and working with them.

Since joining our team in November of 2017, Debra has been working hard, always striving to give more than 100% in whatever she is doing. She has over 10 years of experience in the animal related field, and loves all animals.

At home, Debra owns a Puggle named Griffin, a Pug named Rosie, and a Collie named Ginger. She also owns a Koi fish named gully. In her spare time, Debra likes to ride her motorcycle, doing work in her yard, and spending time with her dogs.

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Robert M. joined our team at Mandarin Animal Hospital in December of 2017, and since has been working as one of our kennel technicians. Some of his daily responsibilities include walking, feeding, and bathing boarding patients, as well as collecting fecal samples for testing. The aspect of his job that Robert enjoys the most involves interacting with patients, especially walking and feeding them.

Robert possesses a willingness to learn, always aspiring to progress himself further. He also brings with him a genuine love for animals, which is apparent in his work each day he comes into our facility. Robert has been working in the animal related field for over 6 months and has volunteer work in his repertoire as well. When asked about working for Mandarin Animal Hospital, Robert says, “the reason I like working at this particular location is that I get great hands-on experience.”

In his downtime, Robert enjoys yardwork, parenting, and caring for his pets. Robert looks after his Pitbull Terrier mix, named Bella, and is in the process of teaching her new tricks and training her to sit, stand, lay, and high-five on command.

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