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Meet Our Team

  • Dr.
    Dawn Daniels
    Veterinarian & Practice Owner

    Dr. Daniels is a Nebraska native. She graduated from University of Nebraska with a BS in Biology. She then attended Iowa State University and graduated in 1997 with her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine.

    After practicing in Nebraska, in 2001, she moved to the Bay Area to enjoy the Florida sun and the beaches! Dr. Daniels then practiced at several clinics in the area as a Relief Veterinarian. She was also an Associate Veterinarian at both Seminole Boulevard Animal Hospital and Largo Veterinary Hospital.

    Largo Veterinary Hospital opened in 1984. Dr. Daniels returned to in 2012 and became the sole practice owner as of 2015.

    In 2007 Dr. Daniels served as President for the Pinellas County Veterinary Medical Association and was a Gold Star Recipient from the Florida Veterinary Medical Association. She is currently a veterinarian for the Pug Rescue Organization of Florida.

    Dr. Daniels shares her home with her pet-children, 3 cats: Tux, Lucy and Freddy.

    Dr. Daniels prioritizes showing compassion to all patients, educating her clients, and staying current on information in the veterinary field. It is important to her to maintain the highest standards of care and service. Her special interests lie in dermatology, internal medicine, and senior pet care. She practices from the heart, and sincerely cares about the animals she treats and their people.

    Member of:

    • American Veterinary Medical Association
    • Pinellas County Veterinary Medical Association
    • Florida Veterinary Medical Association
  • Crystal
    Hospital Manager

    Crystal is a native of the Bahamas. In 1988 she came to Florida to attend boarding school. During her summers at home she volunteered at the Bahamas Humane Society, where she discovered her love for animals. This was a love that became her life long passion.

    Crystal join Largo Veterinary Hospital team in November of 2003. She uses her 20+ years of experience in the veterinary field to manage the daily operations of Largo Veterinary Hospital.

    In her spare time Crystal enjoys spending time relaxing with friends and cuddling with her dachshund mix named Destiny. To this day she continues to support several animal rescues throughout the Bahamas.

  • Kelly

    Kelly is a native of Tacoma, Washington but was raised in Ruskin, Florida. She graduated from SPCin 1996 with an Associate of Science degree in Veterinary Technology. Kelly joined the Largo Veterinary Hospital team in July 2012. We are thankful to have her up front welcoming clients. Kelly has worn many hats in the veterinary field making her a valued addition to the team.

    Kelly enjoys spending time at the beach with her son and daughter. At home Kelly has three four-legged kids; Alli, a Boxer, and her cats Alvin and Captain.

  • Katerina
    Certified Veterinary Technician & Nurse Supervisor

    Katerina is a Florida native who has over 18 years of veterinary experience. We welcomed her to the Largo Veterinary Hospital team in 2016.
    She shares her home with her young daughter, Zoey. Her fur children include two canines: a Pekingese named Jezebel, and a Chihuahua named Bambi; as well a Bengal cat named Lily and two DSH cats named Cookie & Midnight.

    When she’s not working Katerina enjoys staying active, going to theme parks and the zoo.

  • Michelle
    Vet Tech/Kennel Assistant

    Michelle is a New York native who relocated to Florida in 2004. She joined our team in 2016 bringing over 30 years of veterinary experience. She remembers being a young girl and feeling a calling to help any type of animal. Since moving to Florida Michelle fosters through the Florida Poodle Rescue.

    She shares her home with her husband of 31 years and their fur babies. They have a Chihauhua named Olivia and a feline who recently joined her family. In her spare time Michelle is busy as a dog walker. She enjoys spending time with her husband, two grown sons, and pets.

    “I cannot imagine doing anything else because even though these animals are not my personal pets, I treat them like they are.”

  • Brittany
    Veterinary Technician

    Brittany is a native of Illinois who moved to Florida in 2018 to be closer to some of her family and escape the Chicago winters. She joins the Largo Veterinary Hospital team with over four years of experience working in a busy emergency animal hospital. She is very passionate about pet nutrition and efficient emergency pet care.

    While growing up with animals in her family home she was drawn to their loyalty and affection. “What a better way to show them the same gratitude than working with them professionally to grow and develop into healthy companions.”

    Brittany and her boyfriend share their home with; a Keeshond named Bob, a Chihuahua named Lola and a newly adopted kitten named Gator. When she’s not at work she loves to explore the outdoors, go to the beach with her pups, and watch movies.

  • Claudia

    Claudia is a native of North Florida who grew up moving around as her parent served in the Air Force.  She chose to move to Florida to be closer to family and the beautiful beaches! She joins the Largo Veterinary Hospital team with over 15 years of experience. She has a heavy background in Emergency & Critical Care. She is an advocate for canine cancer awareness. Claudia also has a BA in Accounting, and MBA in Business Administration.

    Claudia shares her home with: her spouse; a Lab mix named Madi Mae, a Bulldog mix named Jaxson; and a feline named Eggroll. In her spare time she loves to try new restaurants, go to the beach, bike, and practice yoga. She loves to take her “kids” out and about anywhere that welcomes pups too.

  • Samantha
    Veterinary Technician

    Samantha is a native of Pinellas Park, Florida. She joins the Largo Veterinary Hospital team with 2 years of field experience and she is currently working towards a bachelor’s degree from St. Petersburg College. Prior to joining our team Samantha went to New Orleans and volunteered at Villalobos Rescue Center. She also volunteered locally at the Clearwater Animal Clinic and SPOT Spay and Neuter Clinic.

    As far back as she can remember Samantha has been passionate about helping animals and caring for them or finding them a loving home. She shares a home with her boyfriend and his feline, Pricilla and a Chihuahua named Herolinn. In her spare time Samantha spends her free time studying, bonding with her “fur babies”, painting, drawing, and continuing to volunteer.

    Samantha is fluent in American Sign Language and is thankful to be able to clearly communicate with people who are hard of hearing hoping to provide their pets with the best quality of care.

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