Vero Beach Veterinary Staff

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Hospital Executive CEO

I think back to the days when I was asked, “What would you like to be when you grow up?” I feel very fortunate to be able to say I am living my answer to that question. I am the Hospital CEO Manager for the most state-of-the-art animal hospital. I enjoy being an advocate for the animals. I take pride in being able to whisper in their ears and smile when I say, “you’re in great hands here.” I am proud of our staff and I know they are all here because of their love of animals. After all these are the people who take care of my own three yokies and one Chihuahua (Abbie, Joie, Lillie, and Chilupe)

It is a full time job running a facility that is available to its clients 24/7. When I am not at the office, thanks to a trustworthy staff, I can be found on the golf course. A more serious side of my time off is volunteering my services for Hibiscus Children’s Village. It is a wonderful facility that provides safety for abused, abandoned and neglected children. I am honored to be the current president of the foundation board. Animals and children need advocates. So I am living my dream. I help them both!

  • Life long love advocating for animals
  • CEO of Divine Animal Hospital for 15 years
  • Hands on personal, relationships with all staff members
  • President of the Hibiscus Children's Village
  • Enjoys being on the golf course

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Veterinary Technician

Patte joined Divine Animal Hospital in July 2006 as a veterinary technician with over 40 years of experience in the animal-care field. Her duties include patient care, admitting and discharging patients, assisting doctors during patient visits and dental cleaning. Patte has a degree from Michigan State University and has been a veterinary technician for over 18 years.

"I enjoy working at Divine Animal Hospital because unlike a lot of hospitals, we are able to take the extra time needed to develop relationships with both our animal patients and their owners," Patte says. "I have been at this hospital long enough now that I have cared for some patients from the time they were babies and now they are older. Some have passed on. Then I have had the privilege of being there when owners get their new babies. It is a labor of love with a lot of joy."

Patte admires that Divine Animal Hospital allows the medical team to care for patients from start to finish. She says, "I love this job because we do everything. There is never a dull moment."

At home, Patte has several pets: three cats, Willow, Murphy and Nash; 2 Blue-fronted Amazon parrots named Pikachu and Izzy; a blue-tongue skink lizard named Skinky; and a sugar glider named Little One. In her free time, Patte works with a wildlife rehabilitator and enjoys being part of the wildlife rescue team. She especially likes working with baby raccoons.

Patte is a private pilot and sky diver with over 2,500 jumps. She enjoys gardening, listening to audiobooks, and being at home to play with her animals. Patte and her husband John have four children.

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Veterinary Technician / Kennel Technician

Working at an animal hospital has been Hayley’s dream since she was about eight years old, and today she works full-time with the Divine Animal Hospital team as a veterinary and kennel technician.

Her job responsibilities include patient care, assisting with exams, procedures, and surgeries, and caring for pets who are boarding. Hayley loves advocating for sick pets and helping them return to full health. She also has a special interest in dental work for dogs and cats.

About Divine Animal Hospital, Hayley says, “It’s a teaching hospital where I can learn from brilliant doctors. Our clients are wonderful, and we are a family-owned clinic that gets to know clients and form professional relationships with them.”

Hayley has two sister cats named Maggie and Izzy. When she’s not working, she enjoys cooking, staying active, and beautiful beach days.

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Veterinary Technician

Working as a full-time veterinary technician with us since August of 2021, Justine’s favorite parts of the job are surgery assisting and emergency care. She finds that Divine Animal Hospital is a rewarding place to work because we offer plenty of hands-on work with animals.

Justine has three kids and four furry kids—two dogs and two cats. When she’s not working, she loves painting and running.

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Veterinary Technician

With over 10 years of animal-related experience, Jennifer brings vast experience with emergency human and animal medicine to our team at Divine Animal Hospital. She’s now working with us full-time as a veterinary technician. Her daily duties include obtaining vital signs, drawing blood, collecting specimens, x-rays, performing laboratory procedures, and providing emergency first aid. Her favorite parts of the job are educating clients, emergency first aid, and cytology.

Jennifer is honored to work with Dr. Divine and staff because of the continued education. She loves that the positive working environment allows her skills to shine.

When she’s not working, Jennifer loves spending time with her daughter and son, fishing, crafts, reading, and events with Sandy & Co.

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Veterinary Technician

Aspen has over nine years of experience in animal-related fields. She was a ranch hand at multiple farms exercising and training horses. She also taught kids how to horseback ride and worked at her grandfather’s practice when she was younger.

Aspen has two dogs, a lab and a pit bull. When she’s not working, she enjoys going to the gym, fishing, and riding horses.

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With 23 years of experience in the animal-care field, Sharon joined the Divine Animal Hospital grooming team in 2007. She holds a master groomer certificate and owned her own grooming shop for several years.

"I like working at Divine Animal Hospital because the staff is friendly and knowledgeable and they really do care about the animals," Sharon says. She enjoys working with animals and seeing how happy they are when they're cleaned up and their owners come to pick them up.

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