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Staff

Meet the friendly staff at Animal Wellness Centre of Wesley Chapel!

  • Dr.
    S. Andrew Hong
    D.V.M. MS, CVA

    Dr. Andrew Hong has been providing complete veterinary care for Tampa, Lutz and the surrounding area since 1989. He attended Seoul National University, where he received his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine Degree as well as a Master of Science Degree in veterinary clinical science and internal medicine. In 1982 he attended the University of Missouri at Columbia, where he received his Master of Science Degree in Veterinary Pathology. Also Dr. Hong finished his course at Chi Institute and became Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist in 2016. He loves trying herbal medication and acupuncture on patients with chronic disease. He enjoys playing golf on the weekends and he is also interested in classical guitar. He has three dogs and one cat; Clementine (Boxer), Onami (Maltese), Grace (Shiba Inu – left), and Elena (feline). He exercises his dogs by running them two miles every morning before coming to the office to insure that they are as healthy as they can be. He is also a member of the ARAV (Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians).

  • Dr.
    Seohye Park
    D.V.M.
    Veterinarian

    Dr. Seohye Park is originally from Seoul, South Korea. She received her doctorate in veterinary medicine from Konkuk University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2014. After this, she completed a year-long clinical rotation at Louisiana State University. Dr. Park enjoys all of the challenges that veterinary medicine has to offer, but she’s especially interested in dermatology, cardiology and internal medicine. Dr. Park believes one of the most important keys is client education. She tries to communicate more with clients and enjoys to give thorough information about their loving pets. In her free time, she loves traveling, playing golf and spending time with her hyper/energetic dog, Louise.

  • Charlotte Hamilton
    C.V.T.
    Veterinary Technician, CVT

    Charlotte started working for Dr. Hong in May of 2014. She has one dog, a Jack Russel/chihuahua mix, Scout. She graduated from HCC’s veterinary technology program in May 2017. Her ultimate goal is to specialize in zoo medicine and work with exotic and endangered animals.

  • Mariah Hamilton
    C.V.T.
    Veterinary Technician, CVT

    My name is Mariah Hamilton, and I'm glad to be a part of the Animal Wellness team! I graduated in 2013 from HCC (an AVMA accredited college) with an A.S degree in veterinary technology. I have experience in working as a certified veterinary technician for four years, in different veterinary branches such as emergency, shelter, and private practice medicine. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with loved ones, walking/playing with my rescue dog, Brock, and going to the gym. I look forward to meeting you and your fur babies! Photo credited to Margaret Janicki of Margaret Janicki Photography.

  • Berlin Waters
    Veterinary Technician

    Berlin started working for us in April 2017. She currently attends USF while studying Integrative Animal Biology. She hopes to go to vet school and become an exotic veterinarian. In her free time she enjoys sports, hiking, and caring for her 7 dogs, 5 cats and 3 horses.

  • Max Silver
    Veterinary technician

    Max’s passion for animals began at an early age. As soon as he was able, he began volunteering at animal shelters and veterinary clinics. It’s no shock he’s brought over 15 shelter animals into his home. In the spring of 2017 he began his career as a veterinary technician with Dr. Hong. Max currently attends the University of South Florida as an integrative animal biology major. He is pursuing veterinary medicine and hopes to attend LSU in the fall of 2018. When he’s not studying, Max is likely at the dog park with his Chihuahua, Ella.

  • Alissa Dauodiya
    Veterinary Technician

    Alissa started working for Dr. Hong in June 2017. She graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor's degree in Cell and Molecular Biology. She is currently applying to veterinary school. She hopes to become a veterinary pathologist and conduct research on cancer. She enjoys spending time with her two cats and traveling.

  • Vanessa Reiniger
    Veterinary Technician

    Vanessa started shadowing Dr.Hong in May of 2017 and was hired as a tech shortly after. She graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelors in Integrative Animal Biology. She has an interesting in exotic pets and hopes to become an exotic veterinarian.

  • Kyra Okin
    Veterinary Technician Assistant

    Kyra Okin, a high school senior, interested in becoming a veterinary technician in the future. She has two Dutch bunnies (Noah and Vixen) and a puppy named Devin whom she spoils and loves with all her heart. In her free time you can find her at the pool competing in synchronized swimming, baking or reading a good book.

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Office Hours

Wesley Chapel Location

Monday:

7:30 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

7:30 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

7:30 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

7:30 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

7:30 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-4:00 pm

Sunday:

9:30 am-1:00 pm

Tampa Location

Monday:

7:30 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

7:30 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

7:30 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

7:30 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

7:30 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-4:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed