I have been a veterinary technician here at Northeast Animal Hospital since 2006, but 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 fishing, boating, hotrods and motorcycles. I have many pets including three cats: Cupcake, my young tabby, Rabbit, my three legged torti and Squeaks my elder cat. I also have two dogs, Buca who is a Labrador and a Great Dane named Audibel, a rainbow boa snake, a few fish and lizards and one umbrella cockatoo, Belve.
Certified Veterinary Technician
I have been with Northeast Animal Hospital since spring 2009. I am originally from Texas but moved to the bay area in 1990 and earned my associate’s degree in veterinary technology in 1997 from St. Petersburg College. I have always loved animals and am glad that I am lucky enough to have a job that allows me to help owners care for their pets.
I have two cats of my own, Sunshine and Gatita, both orphans that I bottle-fed. I also have a golden retriever named Honey. When I’m not working at Northeast, I enjoy traveling, kayaking and going to the beach.
I’ve been working at Northeast Animal Hospital since September of 2012, having enjoyed working the past 6 years in this field. My favorite part of working here is being part of a team where everyone, from the moment our clients walk in the door, is dedicated to the well-being of the patients. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Equine Sciences from Colorado State University. I worked in equine medicine until 2 years ago when I transitioned to small animal medicine.
I love spending time with my fiance and 2 dogs, German Shorthair Pointers named Cocoa and Lilly as well as cooking and horseback riding. Having grown up in Maine, I enjoy going back to visit any time I can. I love New England!
I’ve been with NEAH since January 2015, although I’ve worked in this field since 2006. My favorite part of working at Northeast Animal Hospital is the people! We are well staffed for a smooth flow during our daily operations and everyone is very friendly and knowledgeable.
When I’m not working I stay busy with my family- I love spending time with my girls! I also enjoy catching the Cowboys games and fishing –if I could fish for a living I would! I also have 2 golden retrievers; Chopper and Teddy, and a Maine Coon named Mike Tyson –all spayed or neutered.
After spending 3 years in the veterinary field, I started with Northeast Animal Hospital in February 2016. I love how much knowledge my fellow staff members have and the opportunity to work with the advanced technology the hospital offers. Meeting new clients and their pets is one of my favorite parts of my job.
When I’m not working, I enjoy cooking, riding bikes on the Pinellas Trail, spending time at the beach, and exploring St. Pete with my dogs; Leon, a French bulldog; Pancho, an “Olde English Bulldogge”; and Argo, a black lab mix. In addition to the dogs, I also have a ferret named Sam.
I’ve been with Northeast Animal Hospital since April 2013 and really like learning things that will help me in the future, though I have to say that the puppies and kittens are my favorite part.
I really love this job, but when I’m not working, I enjoy swimming, playing video games, adding to my mask collection, and of course, spending time with my dog Ray Ray, a yorkie.
Pictured: Nathan with “Manchita” Ballon