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

  • 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.
  • 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
    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.
  • Jessica Vitale
    Veterinary Technician

    Jessica is a student at the University of South Florida majoring in animal biology, and has wanted to be a vet her whole life. She plans on attending vet school and possibly specializing in equine medicine or oncology.

  • Sara Watson
    Veterinary Technician

    Sara started working for us in October 2017, and is a student in the veterinary technology program at HCC. She will graduate in Spring 2018 and become certified after taking the national exam. In her free time when she is not studying, she enjoys being with her fiance and 3 dachshund/chihuahuas.

  • Essie Ro
    Veterinary Technician

      

  • 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

     

  • 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. 

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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-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