Eastside Animal Clinic

4493 Tamiami Trail E
Naples, FL 34112

(239)774-6400

www.eastsideanimalclinic.com

Meet our staff!

 

Stacey

CVT, Veterinary Practice Manager

Stacey was raised in Daytona Beach, FL.  She is a Florida "Gator" girl with a graduate degree from St Petersburg College as a Certified Veterinary Technician in 1992.  She began working for Eastside Animal Clinic in March, 1994.  She also took on the job as the Practice Manager in 1996.  Her free time is spent with her husband & son,  boating, fishing & playing sports (right now it's soccer, basketball, golf & swimming).  She has a young, black lab, Marlin, that is crazy about his family.

 

           

 

 Julie

Veterinary Technician

Julie is a native Floridian who began working for as a Veterinary Technician in 1989.  She came to Eastside in June 2002, but after a few years, took some time off to raise 2 beautiful girls, Landyn & Piper.  She came back to EAC in December 2013.  Julie & her husband, Tate, raise beef cattle and enjoy equine sports as a family.  She has a CMA degree, but prefers working with four-legged animals instead.  Besides caring for her human family, she has 5 horses, 4 dogs, and 2 cats (and, at any given time, an orphan calf or two).

 

            

 

Joy

Certified Veterinary Technician 

Joy was born and raised in Northern Michigan. This is where she started her career as a Veterinary Technician in 1971.  She moved to Naples permanently in 1986. Joy was then grandfathered in to become a Certified Veterinary Technician in 1996. Continuing her passion of caring for animal, she joined Eastside Animal Clinic in 2005. Her true love is her church. She plays an active part in her church helping with worship and running the sound system for their performances and sermons.  She loves to sing in their choir and performs many solos.  Her home in the estates is shared with 4 dogs, 1cat, a bird.

 

            

Sierra

Veterinary Technician   

Sierra was born and raised in Naples, FL. She graduated from Heritage College as a Veterinary Technician after retiring from a nursing career.  Sierra joined EAC in September, 2015.  She enjoys the beach with Gunner & Alibi - her Red Tick Coon Hounds. Sierra shares her home with her boyfriend & a total of 6 pets, so far, ranging from "the Hounds", a super sweet Great Dane, a BoxerX, a rescued German Shepherd, a rescued Pit Bull & a crazy "I run the house" Potbellied Pig "Belle".  She also enjoys spending time reading, shooting, archery & fishing  (anything outdoors).


           

Paris

Certified Veterinary Technician

Paris was raised in South Carolina then moved to Colorado to finish her Vet Tech degree to become a CVT. She moved to Florida to continue her passion for General Practice animal care.  She joined EAC in October 2020.  She loves hanging out at the shooting range, paddle boarding (with her pets on board) & reading. She has 2 Sugar Gliders & adopted one of our "scruffy" dogs, "Dante".


             

Aubree

Certified Veterinary Technician

Aubree moved to Naples with her family when she was 9 years old from New Castle, PA. She started her veterinary career right here at EAC when she was just 19 years old. She worked here and one other local vet clinic before deciding to go back to college to earn her CVT license. After school, Aubree started working in Emergency/Specialty Hospitals. The past 13 years in ER/Specialty hospitals has provided Aubree with many additional Vet Tech skills. In June 2021, she is very excited to be back at EAC after an 18 yr hiatus. She lives with her husband and absolutely loves her Japanese Chins. She is the Florida state rep for one of the largest Japanese Chin rescues in the country.


            

Dannielle

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Danielle grew up in multiple states around the US, but calls TN her home state. She obtained her LVT degree in 2019 while there. She moved to Naples in July 2021 to be near family and promptly joined our team @ EAC. In her  free time, she enjoys spending time @ the beach, playing board games, photography and puzzles. Danielle's catholic faith is a large part of her life, as is her family, including her motely crew of 4 dogs & 3 cats.




           

Joshua

Veterinary Assistant

Joshua was born in Greenville, South Carolina.  His family moved to Haiti when he was 2 years old.  He was raised in Haiti by his missionary parents who were doing humanitarian work overseas.  As a result of his worldly upbringing, he is able to  speak 3 different languages, Haitian Creole, French & English fluently.  Joshua joined  EAC in September 2020, after achieving his college B.S. degree in Biology in 2019.  He aspires to one day be a Veterinarian.  His hobbies include building computers and immersing himself in recent technological news.


Shannon 

Client Service Representative

Shannon was born & raised in Washington DC, Maryland  before moving to Naples in 2013, to attend Ave Maria University with a basketball scholarship.  She graduated with a B.S. in Biology & minor in Environmental Science.  During her senior year, Shannon interned here at Eastside Animal Clinic, as she aspired to become a Veterinarian.  She then joined EAC in 2017.  In her free time, she enjoys going to the beach and lounging with her boyfriend, their Siberian Husky "Stoli" & her EAC adopted cat "Beverly".


Dani

 Kennel Team/ Client Service Representative

Dani was born in Overland Park, Kansas & raised in West Des Moines, Iowa.  She moved to Naples when she was 17 years old & graduated from Estero High School.  Her passion to eventually become a Veterinary Technician brought her from a kennel tech at a boarding facility to Eastside in October 2017.  Her menagerie includes (but not limited to...)  2 geckos, 3 cats, 4 large snakes & 1 amazing retriever mix "Baron" who has the biggest personality ever, & beautiful girl Pitty Mix Senna!  Dani's hobbies are spending time with her husband & playing tons of video games (it what keeps her sharp)!


            



 Amanda

Client Service Representative

Amanda is a 3rd generation Floridian, and graduated from Lely High School.  As a high school student she was already volunteering & was quickly hired into the Veterinary field.  She has over 10 years in the Veterinary industry. She joined EAC in early 2019.  Her passion is working with people & of course she loves to care for the pets too!   Amanda lives with her fiance, her 2 young children, 2 cats & a dog.  Her favorite past time, other than her family, is riding horses.


Celeste

Client Service Representative

Celeste was born & raised in Massachusetts & graduated from Becker College with a Veterinary Technician degree.  She moved to Florida to get away from the cold & joined EAC in mid 2019. Celeste has over 35 years in the Veterinary field. Her special interest is client education.  Her hobbies are going to the beach, sailing & being a New England Pats fan!  Celeste shares her new home with her 2 cats, Larry & Charlie.


        

Natalie

Client Service Representative

Natalie was born in Indianapolis, IN and raised in the western suburbs of Chicago, IL. She moved to Naples, FL after accepting a position with EAC in April, 2020.  Natalie has worked in the Veterinary field as a Vet Assistant and Client Service Rep since 2015.  She is a mom to her son, Mason and her American Bulldog, "Goober", who totally lives up to his name!  Her passions include animals (obviously), fitness, the outdoors, being a parent and helping others.


            

Marina

Client Service Representative

Marina is a 9th generation Naples/Chokoloskee native. As an army brat, she spent her childhood growing up in Alabama and Germany. After working 8 years in the vet field, she owned and operated a boarding kennel and grooming facility with her husband, Michael. She started working at EAC in December 2020. She has a Black mouth Curr dog and a Pitbull who is her toddlers best friend and greatest protectors. If she has any spare time, she enjoys building and racing cars, going shooting, and working on her online Astrology business. Her interests are human and animal behavior, psychology, and American History, but we're glad she is in the animal field with us!


 

Whitney Howell

Groomer

Whitney was born and raised in Ft Myers, FL. She began her career as a groomer in 1982.  Her favorite breed to groom is a Schnauzer, but she loves to groom almost any breed.  The best part is seeing the "finished product"!  She began grooming at Eastside Animal Clinic in December 1993.  She has adopted multiple cats from EAC over the years and also has 4 dogs to share her time with.  Whitney loves to bike ride, surf the Internet and is a movie BUFF.  She also loves to bake (thank goodness, because it's all really great and we all love it!)  Her favorite passion is fishing whenever she can get a few moments to herself.


 

Squish

(AKA "Swiffer", "Squishy", "Squash")

"Squish" came in as an Emergency, May 2, 2007...She was saved by one of our clients who jumped a fence to save her & brought her to us immediately.  She was in the middle of a 3 dog fight (with her, a 7 month old kitten being the cause of it)!  She was severely wounded with punctures, bruising, swelling, & NO use of her back legs.  We x-rayed her for any internal damage, & she was lucky with none to be found (no broken bones & no internal organ damage).  We treated her with antibiotics, steroids, cortisone injections, & K-Laser treatments.  Our little survivor "purred" through every bit of it. We weren't sure what we were going to do with her, because she still did  not have use of her back legs.  We tested & vaccinated her in hopes of a bright future in a forever home...who knew it would be with us!  After trying to contemplate all options of a harness, wheels, cover-ups, etc to protect her useless hind end, we decided to remove her back legs in order to save her life & help her get around easier (hopefully). After we removed the sutures from the intricate, timely surgery, we let her out of her crate and....... WOW can she move around the clinic fast!  "Squish" can slide all over the place on our rolled floors. She can even get up the stairs & on fabric chairs. (She has a very strong upper body!) She has become "Ringo's" favorite playmate, boxing partner & love of his life. After "Ringo's" death, "Squish"  has become our greeter, social butterfly, & "great beggar" of any and all attention available!  We love her greatly & couldn't have asked for a better friend to find & adopt us.

                                                "Hollywood" - Kennel Cat

"Hollywood" came to us in a litter of 3 in July 2017.  His siblings were also appropriately named... Beverly (Hills) & Carson (Daly)!  His siblings were adopted, but sadly he did not get adopted by anyone... as we had all fallen in love with him over his time with us we got to add him to OUR Family!  Hollywood took his time getting to know eveyone & get comfortable.  A bit on the shy side at first, but once he gets to know you he is a character.  Now he is a 'King' in his own kingdom - the KENNEL - he stays in the kennel area all day & has his own suite at night!  He is not afraid of any of the dogs that come to stay with us & actually has another cat 'BFF' that stays with us very frequently. They are inseparable!  Hollywood is the best for a perfect HUG or  just some cat lovin' anytime!  He loves playing with his "furry mice" toys or anything else he can get into mischief with- especially if its something we are working on- just like the typical teenager he is!  Everyone loves him so much!