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 ensure that they are as healthy as they can be. He is also a member of the ARAV (Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians).

  • 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.
  • Sara Santacruz
    C.V.T.
    Certified Veterinary Technician, C.V.T.

    Sara started working for us in October 2017.  She is a 2018 graduate of the veterinary technology program at HCC and is a Certified Veterinary Technician.  In her free time, she loves going to the beach, kayaking, spending time with her husband and spoiling her 3 dachshund/chihuahuas. 

  • Essie Ro
    Veterinary Technician

    Essie, a high school senior, has always loved being around animals and aspires to become a veterinarian.  In August 2019, she will become a student at the University of Florida and major in Animal Science. She has an amazing Golden Retriever named Winnie and had a wonderful mini Schnauzer named Joey. In her free time, she enjoys competitive swimming and doing art. 

  • Tiffani Davis
    Veterinary Technician

    Tiffani Davis is proud to be working at the Animal Wellness Centre of Wesley Chapel. She has known that she has wanted to work with animals since she was 7 years old. She is a student at St. Petersburg College and is currently going to school to be a Certified Veterinary Technician.

  • Meghan Tapia
    Veterinary Technician

    Meghan started volunteering at Animal Wellness Centre of Wesley Chapel in June 2018 and was hired as shortly after as a Veterinary Technician. She is currently majoring in Biology at Saint Leo University and plans on studying Veterinary Medicine in the future.  In her free time, she enjoys reading, spending time with friends and playing with pets. 

  • Tammy Hadlock
    Veterinary Technician

    Tammy Hadlock started working for us in November 2018. She was born and raised in Germany and wants to become a Certified Veterinarian Technician. 

  • Madison Salgado
    Veterinary Technician

    Madison just graduated from USF with a Bachelors Degree is Health Science.  In her free time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her five dogs! 

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Our Locations

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-1:00 pm

Sunday:

CLOSED

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-12:00 pm

Sunday:

CLOSED