Meet the Team

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Dr. T picture-benefit resizedDr. Tammy Barron
I was born in St. Petersburg, Florida. I attended the University of Florida, where I received my bachelor’s degree in science in 1997. I continued on at the university and received my degree in veterinarian medicine in 2002. I worked in a local mixed animal practice for three years. I proceeded to practice in a small animal clinic in Spring Hill for a year and a half before opening Plantation Animal Clinic in March 2007. I have two horses, two cats, two dogs, and a macaw.






Heather picture-resizedHeather Preston
I have a passion for my profession and working with animals is an honor for me. I have had the pleasure of working for Dr. Tammy since September 2008. I could not ask for a better place to work at. I have two rescued dogs, an American Bulldog named Ruby and a wire-haired fox terrier mix named Pippy. Ruby is my son’s best friend, and Pippy is my shadow. I also have two rescued cats, who found me, and an  African Gray Parrot that holds my heart.







Diane picture-resizedDiane DeSantis
I am originally from Rhode Island and have lived in Florida since 1988. I have had a very deep bond with all animals since I was a child. I am the founder of Dobie Ranch Rescue, a non-profit rescue organization for Doberman Pinschers. I have been working with Dr. Tammy since August 2008 and couldn’t ask for a better place to be.








Chelsea picture-resizedChelsea Rowe
I was born in Orlando, Florida.  I have been a veterinary technician for twelve years and have been working for Dr. Tammy since August 2010. Ever since I was a child I knew that I wanted a career working with animals as they are my passion. I currently have two dogs that I rescued, Tank and Cora, and two cats as well, Chipper and Tiger.






Deb picture-resizedDebbie Leahey
I am originally from Virginia and moved to Florida in 2006. I was fortunate enough to help open the doors of Plantation Animal Clinic in March 2007. Working with the animals and their owners is an everyday pleasure for me. I have four Yorkies, Posey, Brittany, Smokey, and Buddy and one Doberman named Tina.







Sarah picture-resizedSarah Strautmann
I was born in Largo, Florida. I attended St. Petersburg College where I completed my certification as a Veterinary Technician in 2004. I have been a member of the PAC team for seven years now and I am excited to continue into the future.









Shanna picture-resizedShanna Osberg-Mullen
I love working with animals. I started working in a veterinary hospital in the year 2003. I have had veterinary assisting training at two different private schools. I have four dogs. I love the outdoors and traveling.









Amanda Yourgal
I was born and raised in Ocala, Florida. I majored in Art and American Sign Language and hope to some day be an interpreter. My hobbies are drawing portraits, participating in mud runs, and volunteering at triathlons. Since joining the PAC family in September of 2012, I have rescued two mini doxies that have me wrapped around their paws.








Marsha picture-resizedMarsha Bliven

I am an assistant to the technicians here and have lived in Florida for 14 years. I am originally from Kansas City, MO where I worked in several veterinary clinics. I have always loved animals and it is such a pleasure to work here. I have one dog, Roxy, and one cat, Duran, who are both very spoiled.









jodi-picture-resize-x-2Jodi High

I am a Florida native who grew up in the Orlando area. After graduating from USF with a degree in Education, I pursued a second degree from St. Petersburg College and became certified as a Veterinary Technician. I have been employed continuously in a small animal practice setting since 1994. My interests outside of work include hiking, kayaking, motorcycling, travel, and gardening. I have a Boston Terrier, a Terrier Mix, and a spoiled rotten kitty.




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Cote Givens

I was born and raised in Southern California.  I have nine years working experience in the field. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time outdoors and washing my Mustang. I have one dog, a ten year old female Aussie/Labrador mix who is also my best friend.








Mandy picture resizeMandy Phelps

I was born in Leroy, New York but was raised in Milton, Florida. I have been working in the veterinary field since 2008. I currently have my associates degree and am pursuing a Bachelors degree in Biology. I have two English Springer Spaniels and two very fluffy cats.









Brittany picture - resize Brittany Driver

I am one of the newest members of the team. I am a Florida native, born and raised in Citrus County. I have five years experience as a veterinary technician and I absolutely love what I do. I have two dogs and two cats. I also enjoy farm life and have two pigs and approximately 30 chickens.







 Val picture resizeValerie Baker

Animals are my passion. I have been a technician for 18 years. I started with Dr.Tammy, as one of the original employees when she opened the practice in 2007. I moved away in 2010, however. I am super happy to be back here. I have 5 dogs, 3 horses, and a 3 year old daughter.