Jill Williamson CVT – Head Technician
Jill hails from Grosse Isle MI and moved to St. Petersburg in 1989. 13 years ago Jill decided to pursue a new career path and attended St Petersburg College and graduated with honors with an Associates of Science degree in Veterinary Technology. After passing the national test and becoming a certified veterinary technician, Jill worked with another local veterinary practice as well in an emergency clinic. Jill then assisted Dr. Green in the opening of Medicine River Animal Hospital.
During her 13 years, Jill has become a mentor to many different technicians that have volunteered or were employed by Medicine River Animal Hospital. Her patience and guidance has been appreciated by staff and clients alike and many have benefited from her knowledge and expertise.
At home Jill, can be found gardening, attending to her butterfly garden, playing with her daughter, scuba diving with her husband Bill or attending to their 4 dogs, 2 cats, 2 pigs, 3 chickens and turtles.
Words to live by: “I yam what I yam and that’s all that I yam” – Popeye
Nicki Denni, CVT Veterinary Technician
Nicki knew at an early age she wanted to work with animals. She works with animals to assure that they can have happy, healthy lives. While in High School she started volunteering and attended the Vet Assistant program and obtained this certificate when she graduated from high school. She also works at a local kennel as a receptionist and kennel associate taking care of boarding animals.
Nicki is a graduate of the Veterinary Technology program at St. Petersburg College, where she earned her Associate of Applied Science degree in 2010. She has a personal interest in animal CSI and behavior and would like to pursue certification in these areas as she continues her education towards obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Veterinary Technology.
Nicki shares her house with one dog named, Gizmo, a pit bull-boxer mix. Words to live by: ” In a perfect world, every dog would have a home and every home would have a dog”
Gaye Haygood, Veterinary Care Coordinator
Gaye has been on staff since 2006 after having been a client for two years. Animals have always played a major role in Gaye’s life, large and small.
Gaye loves working with animals, especially in the area of nutrition and food therapy. She has 2 rescue dogs of her own: Lola Dale & Lilly Marlane.
Gaye earned her Bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of Georgia. Clients and patients adore her fine Georgian accent and appreciate the specialized customer service she provides.
Kat – CVT Veterinary Technician
Kat, originally from Ohio, came here from North Carolina in 2006.
She has over 18 years of experience in the veterinary field, 3 of which were in specialty practices. Kat has a special interest in cats as well as wildlife animals. Kat also acquired her Reiki II certification in Feb 2014.
She enjoys swimming, yoga and music in her spare time. Kat & her husband currently share their home with their rescued furry cat family.