Downtown Team Members

Marisha_Shevenell

Marisha

Operations Manager

I’ve been working at Northeast Animal Hospital since September of 2012, having enjoyed working in this field since 2003. My favorite part of working here is being part of a team where everyone, from the moment our client walks in the door, is dedicated to the well-being of the patient. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Equine Sciences from Colorado State University. I worked in equine medicine until 2011 when I transitioned to small animal medicine.

When I'm away from work, I love cooking, exploring new restaurants and wineries, and hiking with my husband and pups. I share my home with my husband Keith, and the loves of my life—my German Shorthaired Pointers, Ruger and Oakley.

Brian Humphries

Brian

Lead Surgical Nurse

I have been a veterinary technician here at Northeast Animal Hospital since 2006, but I have worked in the field since 1998. Many aspects of my job are rewarding but I particularly enjoy the surgery, radiograph, and dentistry areas.

In my off time I enjoy kayaking, glamping in the RV, and playing with my classic British car. I have many pets including three cats: Cupcake, Moltov, and Oswin. I also have a dog, Tedward, my Shih Tzu.

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Katie

Lead Veterinary Technician

I’m happy to have returned to Northeast Animal Hospital in June of 2017! I enjoy the staff here and the diversity in my day—there’s always something different to do and see! I went to school to become a veterinary technician at Bel-Rea in Denver.

I’m originally from Wisconsin, but I moved to Florida to be near the ocean and palm trees. I love St. Pete and being able to go to the beach, as well as reading and being with my family and my cat, Bean.

Kailee_Anderson

Kailee

Lead Technician Training Mentor

I started working with animals in 2018 and joined Northeast Animal Hospital in September 2019. I love the welcoming, supportive environment here where there is always something to learn! Originally from Illinois, I moved to Florida in 2018 and am currently enrolled at Eckerd College as a pre-vet student. I’m passionate about veterinary medicine and hope to specialize in exotics. I have my own exotics; a ball python named Medusa and tarantulas; as well as a French bulldog, Xena; a Chihuahua, Ziggy; and Zara, a calico cat. When I’m not working, I love to cook, trying out new recipes, and to draw.

Melanie_O_Neill

Melanie

Lead Pet Care Coordinator

I worked previously in Animal Shelter Medicine for 5.5 years and have been working at Northeast Animal Hospital since April 2016. I am lucky to have the opportunity to work at both Northeast Animal Hospital & Downtown St. Pete Vet Clinic. The continuous learning and teamwork are key points in which I enjoy doing what I do so much. Educating clients and using my knowledge and resources to do the best I can at what I do is extremely rewarding. Forming the bond with both pets and their people that come through our doors daily is also a very rewarding part of my job. I look forward to many more years here at Northeast Animal Hospital and Downtown St. Pete Vet Clinic!

In my spare time I enjoy yoga, being outdoors, and a good concert. I also love lounging around and hanging out with my two cats:  Pedro, a DSH black and white; and Georgia, a DMH brown tiger. My life is devoted to the love and care of animals.

Kat_Nahrwold

Kat

Pet Care Coordinator

I’ve been working here as a Pet Care Coordinator since 2017. My favorite part about working at Downtown St. Pete Vet Clinic is getting to know our patients. They make coming to work something I look forward to.

I have two dogs that I rescued. They’re mom and son Pitbulls, Tank and Jayda. I found Tank hiding in a bush; he was just a puppy at the time. When I picked him up, Jayda ran up to me. She was so happy to see me! She licked my face and jumped right into my car. We’ve been inseparable ever since.

When I’m not at work I love to hang out with my friends. I’m finally getting the hang of gardening. I enjoy collecting crystals and learning about their properties, and I love to paint. But my favorite thing is to be with my dogs! 

Eric_Melero

Eric

Vet Team Assistant

I moved to St. Petersburg in 2017 from Chicago, where I worked at a pet resort for seven years. Since then, I've been working in the veterinary field. My favorite part of working at Northeast Animal Hospital is my love of seeing all the different fur babies. Since I also work at Downtown St. Pete Vet Clinic, I get to experience the interaction of even more pups who love coming in to see me and their other friends. So, my favorite part of working here is definitely the animals.

When I'm not at work, I like to play video games and take walks with my pups. I have three dogs, named Xena, Ziggy, and Cookie. I also have two cats, Zara and Opal-Cat. My pets also include 13 tarantulas, and a Ball Python named Medusa.

Kyaja_Hutchinson

Kyaja

Pet Care Coordinator

I've been working with animals since April 2019 and have really enjoyed my time with everyone here. There's always an opportunity to learn and grow in knowledge and experience and I get to do it all while playing with the pets that come to us. I attended Daytona State College and moved to St. Pete to work towards getting my bachelor’s degree. When I'm not at the vet office or at school, I love to practice with aerial silks, sew, and spend time with my yorkie Max, and my cat Stella.