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Dr. K was born in Tampa, Florida, but didn't get to stay there long, as her father was in the Air Force. She has lived in Florida, Virginia, Kansas, and Spain, and has lived in Orlando since 2002. She has a pitbull mix named Anarquia, a domestic short hair cat named (c)Harley (the cat's name was Harley, but Dr. K adopted her during Hurricane Charley and added the extra, silent, letter), and a domestic medium hair cat named Jezebel.
Dr. K is fluent in English and Spanish.
" I have wanted to be a Veterinarian since I was 6 or so years old, bringing home baby wrens which I thought were abandoned and needed assistance. My quest to help those creatures which we share our lives with has continued. It turns out that I am also fullfilling the 6th grade career profilr that claimed I was to follow a teaching career path, as educating pet owners is an important component of ensuring our companions receive the care they need. Everyday I have the opportunity to teach, and learn from my clients and staff, and have the opportunity to wear a variety of hats: immunologist, pediatrician, surgeon, dermatologist, endocrinologist, ophthalmologist, cardiologist, and even dentist! What other profession allows you to have such diversity? I look forward to coming to work every day and being surrounded by my loving VCA family, spending time with loved clients and pets, and meeting new ones. I love my career! "
Mandy was born and raised on Long Island. She moved to Italy at 19 for 3 years and it was there she found her compassion and passion for animals by voluteering in Italian shelters and the military vet clinic. When she returned to the states it was her dream to work in the veterinary field. In 2003 she found her "home" at VCA Village Animal Hospital as a CSR where her talents and knowledge were nurtured and grown. She then joined VCA East Colonial as hospital manager in June 2011. In her off time she enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, and three boxers Recker, Rogue, and Raven.
" I do what I do first and foremost to help animals. It started when I went to an animal shelter to adopt a dog. I had a strong urge to do all I could do to make their lives better. As time has passed in my career in the animal medical field, I get great satisfaction from being able to help clients understand their pets needs, and to be able to offer clients the best possible care options for their four legged babies. I have learned that I can give pets a voice, even if it's just teaching the importance of heartworm prevention to their owners, I feel like I have made a difference in that pets life. "