The friendly, professional staff at VCA Sheeler Road Animal Hospital is made up of dedicated individuals who make it their mission to help pets live long, healthy lives. To be true to this mission, the hospital team relies on many individuals, each equally important in helping us deliver the best patient and client experience for both you and your pet.
Teamwork is a constant in our daily practice. From the friendly staff at the front desk to the talented and dedicated technicians and doctors, to the fun-loving kennel and day-care staff, our team works cohesively to create a warm and welcoming experience for both you and your pet.
Our team provides exceptional veterinary care of the highest quality, including the care and dedication that make a difference. Explore our staff biographies and learn about the people who make our facility an excellent choice for your pet care needs.
Dr. Kyla Garrels graduated from Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences in 2008. Dr. Garrels treats dogs and cats, but also treats rabbits, pocket pets, birds and reptiles. She enjoys dermatology, dentistry, and soft tissue surgery.
Dr. Garrels is a native to Oklahoma City, but has called Apopka home since 2008.
Dr. Garrels shares her home with 2 dogs, 1 cat, 2 rabbits, 1 iguana, and a 90lb tortoise. In her spare time, she is kept busy by her husband, Andrew, and 2 young daughters. She enjoys reading, spending time at the beach, and going to Disney with her girls.
Tara has been a dedicated member of the VCA team since 2005 and graduated with her bachelor's degree in business organization and leadership. She enjoys spending her free time with her nineteen-year-old daughter, going hiking, camping, river rafting, or to the beach. She also enjoys reading, crafting, and spending time with friends and family. Tara has rescued many furbabies over the years and currently has a black lab-shepherd mix named Porter, a kitty named Grady, a yellow belly slider named Sheldon, and a bearded dragon named Norbert.
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