Cindy grew up in Colorado, where in high school she was introduced to veterinary medicine and earned her veterinary assistant certification. Cindy moved to Florida in 1980 to continue her career in veterinary medicine. Her passion has always been with furry friends and their humans, and to also educate them. She is currently seeking her Certified Veterinary Practice Manager Certification (CVPM). Cindy has 26 plus years of veterinary experience, whether it is as a manager, technician, receptionist, or trainer.
Cindy joined the FloridaWild team in May of 2015, where she can further her education in eastern and western veterinary medicine, as well as rehabilitation. She has a great passion to see our patients improve and heal. You never know what you will be doing at FloridaWild each day. It is very exciting.
In her spare time she enjoys spending as much time on or near the water, as well as golf carting. She also loves spending time with her crew at home, Ryley, Shelby, Allie, Jessie, Taz, and 5 birds.
Hannah was born in Georgia but did a lot of moving around when she married a military officer. Now she and her family are permanently in Florida. Hannah has her Bachelors of Science in Early Childhood Education from Liberty University. Her passion and love for animals led her here. She has always had such an indescribable connection with animals. “Nonhuman animals can teach us humans SO MUCH! We just have to be patient and willing to listen and learn.”
At home, her babies mostly consists of felines – she affectionately calls them “The Pride.” One of her purring babies is actually from Indonesia! He went from dying on the streets of Indonesia as a sick and unwanted stray to living in a 5-star home in America.
Recently Hannah and her husband adopted a rescue puppy – they call him the “weird kitten.” “Rescuing an animal is such a blessing for both the rescuer and the rescued. Having worked with rescues in the past, you get to know the heart-wrenching truth behind the closed doors of “shelters.” Our country’s kill rate is unbelievably high – that is why I firmly believe more good comes out of rescuing than purchasing.” Hannah’s furry babies consists of death row rescues, strays and shelter rescues.
Over the past two plus years, Hannah has loved her time and experience here. “I feel like I found my dream job. I get to come to work knowing I work with some of the best in the veterinary industry. The compassion and desire to learn more is something I constantly admire about our veterinarians and team here at FloridaWild.”
Katrina has been in the veterinary field since 2001. Her passion has always been with animals since she was little. “Being able to go to work everyday and love what you do is truly amazing.” She has three fur babies at home named Roxy (Shiba Inu), Rocky (Shiba Inu) and Luke (Chihuahua). On her time off she enjoys spending time with her family and going to the beach.
“I look forward to helping you and your fur baby in the future.”
VerBrena, “Brena”, is a Florida native who has always had a love and passion for animals since she was a little girl. She began her career at a holistic veterinary hospital in 2006 and has been working in the veterinary field ever since.
Outside of work, Brena enjoys cooking and spending time with family and close friends. Brena has two rescue babies at home; an adorable cat named Boo and an extremely lovable pittie named Fancy. While she enjoys being a fabulous mama to her fur babies, she’s eager to meet and welcome you and yours to the FloridaWild family!
Omar was born and raised in Florida. He has traveled outside Florida many times but has never lived anywhere outside the state of Florida.
Omar has helped care for a large array of animals – ranging from tiny Dwarf Hamsters to 120-lb pit bulls. “I have never lived without animals as part of my family and I would never want to!” As a little kid, Omar wanted to be a zookeeper when he grew up. As he got older, that desire grew into wanting to actually own his very own zoo. Even though owning his own zoo is no longer his focus, it’s still a dream of his.
Outside of his love for animals, Omar likes casual gaming, electrical engineering and his two lovely dogs (Baby and Raven). Electrical engineering is his current focus, however since it is a broad field, he is undecided in just where he would like to continue. “I am extremely fascinated with the world and how it works – the electronic field is growing daily, with an astronomical amount to still uncover.” Omar will be continuing his education in electrical engineering in the near future but wants to help with animals in the meantime, in any way he can.
Justin was born and raised right here in sunny Central Florida. While Justin has had a love for, and has helped care for, animals all his life, joining the Funky Mutt team is his first official foray into the animal care industry. He has a certain affinity for the outdoors and nature in general, visiting the beach, hiking, and/or biking whenever the chance arises. Justin also enjoys building and making all sorts of things in his spare time – “a jack of all trades, a master of none,” if you will. He loves being able to help others, human or otherwise, in any way he can.
Kindness, patience (with yourself and others), and gratitude are some of the things that Justin strives for on a daily basis. He believes that part of healing the world we see outside of ourselves should start with first healing the world within ourselves, and practicing patience, having a greater sense of compassion for, and having a better understanding of our relationships to, animals (human or otherwise) is one of the things that can help us to achieve that.
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Jade will be graduating high school in June 2019. She is excited to go to college in the fall.
For as long as she can remember, she wanted to go into the medical field. As years went by, she realized her true love for science. She plans on studying Marine Biology or Anthropology in college. On the side, Jade loves art and wants to continue to pursue that passion, as well. “Art is one of my favorite things about FloridaWild and Downtown DeLand; their love for art and allowing individuals to express themselves through it!”
Jade has always had a love for animals. Currently she has two dogs, two cats and a sweet little bunny. In all her pet past, she has owned dogs, cats, rabbits, snakes, hamsters, birds, fish, turtles and even frogs! “I believe that same love has brought me to The Funky Mutt Market so I can work with all kinds of pups and experience the different personalities they and their parents bring to the table when I meet them!”
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