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

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 beach volleyball).  She has an old, black lab, Marlin, that is crazy about his family.


Kerri Lynn  Manager Assistant

Kerri Lynn

Manager Assistant

Kerri is originally from Baltimore, MD and moved to Naples, FL in 1993.  She has been in the medical field (humans!) since 2002.  New to the Veterinary field, she joined EAC in April, 2022! Kerri brings a host of new and different ideas into the Veterinary clinic to keep us on top of things!  Kerri has been married since 1999 and has 4 children, 2 boys and 2 girls from 15 y/o - 23 y/o.  She enjoys spending any time available with family, her 3 dogs, Roxy, Apollo & Bruno, her 2 cats Minnie & Chip and also her Tortoise, Clover (good thing she's in the Veterinary field now!)  She also enjoys, sunsets, bowling, family movies, Disney, long weekend vacations or going on a cruise!


Julie  Veterinary Technician

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

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.


Aubree  Certified Veterinary Technician

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.


Hannah  Veterinary Assistant

Hannah

Veterinary Assistant

Hannah is originally from Chicago, IL and moved to Naples, FL in 2016.  She has a Bachelor's Degree from FSU and is currently enrolled in Pre-Vet courses at FGCU!  She has been in the Veterinary field since 2020 and is pursuing her dream of becoming a Veterinarian and we are so excited she joined us in April 2022 to help her learn everything she can before going off to Vet school!  Hannah is currently living with her family (saving money) and her black Lab, Bella and Redbone Coonhound, Millie Mae!  In her spare time from working and studying, she enjoys painting, traveling, hiking and photography and has the neatest handwriting you've ever seen in Veterinary medicine! :0)


Yasser   Certified Veterinary Assistant

Yasser 

Certified Veterinary Assistant

Yasser was born & raised in Matanzas, Cuba and came to United States in 2017.  He went to  Naples High School, then on to Lorenzo Walker to get Certified as a Vet Assistant in 2021.  He started at EAC in October, 2022.  Yasser's cat Leila is a beautiful Calico with the typical Calico attitude.  He loves spending his free time with his family & friends, playing soccer and skate boarding.


Celeste  Client Service Representative

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


Kelsey  Client Service Representative & Veterinary Assistant

Kelsey

Client Service Representative & Veterinary Assistant

Kelsey is originally from Arkansas & moved to Ft Myers in 2019.  She joined EAC in May 2022.  She has 7+ years experience as a receptionist in the human medical field, but is currently schooling to be a Certified Vet Assistant.  Kelsey lives with her fiance, 2 lovable/rambunctious dogs , a Shep/Husky X  and a Pit/Chow X and 5 very different cats  (a Quiet, A needy, an old lady, a wild one  & a King!


Julia  Client Service Representative

Julia

Client Service Representative

Julia joined EAC in June 2022.  She was born and raised in Downers Grove, IL and moved to Florida in 2017.  She has been in the Veterinary field since 2019 and wants to learn it all (but is great at the front desk with our clients and patients)..  She greets everyone with a sunshine smile!  Julia has 9 (no, now 10) pets including dogs, cats (latest kitten is an adoption from EAC),  a gecko and multiple snakes.  She shares her house with her fiance and ALL the menagerie of animals!  Her favorite things to do when she's isn't feeding ALL these animals, is different arts and crafts, spending time with friends and enjoying the beach.


Ely  Client Service Representative

Ely

Client Service Representative

Elizabeth, aka Ely, was born in Miami but raised in Naples!  Ely started at EAC in December 2021 after she graduated as CVA (Certified Veterinary Assistant) at Lorenzo Walker Technical Institute in 2019.  She lives with her family, 3 Yorkies & a Puppy Husky!  Ely  loves spending time working on her car with her boyfriend, playing & working with her Husky puppy training, riding & working on her motorcycle and video gaming!


Brianna   Client Service Representative/Vet Tech

Brianna 

Client Service Representative/Vet Tech

Brianna was  born and raised in Staten Island, NY.  After graduating from New England Tech College with her Associates in Animal Science, she moved to Naples, FL.  Brianna joined EAC in November, 2022.  Brianna shares her home with her husband, her daughter Miliana and her 4 cats "Harley", "Sebastian", "Opal" and "Bruce Wayne".  She loves spending time at the beach, being with her family, trying different kinds of foods & travelling. 


Marissa  Kennel Tech

Marissa

Kennel Tech

Marissa started in the Veterinary field in 2017.  We are happy she joined EAC in Jan 2022.  Marissa was born in Naples, FL, moved to and raised in Kentucky, then back to Naples!  She lives with friends & her handsome Tuxedo cat Elli & her sweet, sweet Cocker Spaniel Lila!  In her spare time, she loves spending it with her god daughters & going to the beach!


Lilli  Kennel Tech

Lilli

Kennel Tech

Lilli was born and raised in SW Florida. She graduated college with an Esthetics degree, but quickly realized that animals were her true passion and calling.  She has since been in the Veterinary field one way or the other since January, 2022.  Lilli lives with her family and many pets including 2 failed foster mutts "Aries" & "Freya", 1 cat named "Skittles"  and a Staffy named "Gracie".  Her favorite fun is crafting, fostering animals of all sorts, yoga and snuggling on Gracie  (she's a lover).


Whitney Howell  Groomer

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

(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

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 everyone & 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!