Crystal River Animal Hospital

Our Veterinary Team

Here at Crystal River Animal Hospital, we are a family-owned and operated business. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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Meet Our Team

We take great pride in providing you and your pet with high-quality, reasonably priced veterinarian treatment in a welcoming environment. Learn more about our experienced veterinarians, certified veterinary technicians, and caring staff below!

Doctors

Dr. Cheryl, DVM

I graduated with my DVM from the University of Georgia. For several years, I followed my Army husband and worked at various animal hospitals on the East Coast. In 2005, we settled in Northern Virginia, where I worked at a 24-hour veterinary hospital (and raised our children) until recently moving to Homosassa to enjoy a more relaxed lifestyle. When not spending time with my amazing children and pets (two boxers and two cats), my husband and I love biking, horseback riding, swimming with the manatees, and most outdoor activities. 

Dr. Tammi, DVM

I graduated with honors from the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph, Canada, in 1991. I began practicing in companion animal medicine in the Pacific Northwest and decided to stay after marrying a classmate. We raised a family, ran a farm, and co-owned a practice in that area. In 2020, after completing my Master’s degree in Epidemiology/Public Health at the University of British Columbia, I had the opportunity to go to Geneva to work with WHO during the Emergency response to Covid-19.

In 2022, my husband and I made the decision to relocate to Crystal River, Florida. We resumed practicing veterinary medicine and surgery in this new location. I look forward to continuing to serve the community here in Crystal River.

Veterinary Staff

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Izzy, Practice Manager

My name is Izzy and I have been an animal lover for as long as I can remember. I was born in Daytona Beach, Florida, and returned to Florida to live in Citrus County in 2013. I’ve been working in the animal field for the past five and a half years and joined Crystal River Animal Hospital in October 2020. I then moved into the Practice Management position in November 2021. I have a passion for helping animals and am always eager to learn new skills. I’m a wife of 21 years, a mother to four amazing children, and have four dogs and two cats of my own. In my free time, I mostly enjoy doing anything that involves making memories with my family.

Beverly Brothers, CVT

I was born in Houston, Texas. I have been married for 41 years. I have one son who lives in Chicago. I joined the US Army to work with military working dogs, which took me to Virginia Beach, Virginia. My husband and I  stayed there for 25 years. After exiting the Army, I returned to school to become a Certified Vet Tech and graduated in 2003. My career in Veterinary Medicine started in 1992 and has continued to the present. My husband and I moved to Florida in 2018. We have three dogs named Cody, Bella, and Dixie. I enjoy hiking, kayaking, and traveling. My most exciting trips were to Israel and Ireland.

Lauren, CSR

My name is Lauren. I have been in the veterinary field since 2013. I moved from Illinois to Florida with my children and grandchildren back in 2021. I am very excited to be working here at Crystal River Animal Hospital and am probably one of the first faces you will see when you come into the clinic. In my free time, I love spending time with my family, taking walks, and exploring Citrus County with my fur-babies!

Shana, Vet Tech

Hello, My name is Shana. I have been an animal lover my entire life and can’t imagine doing anything else. I graduated from Long Technical College in 2000. I have 16 years of experience in both emergency medicine and day practice. I enjoy spending time with those who I love, including my dogs, cats, cockatiel, and turtle of 26 years.

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Niccole, Vet Tech

Hello, my name is Niccole. I have been a Veterinary Technician since 2021 but I have been working in the animal field for many years. Crystal River Animal Hospital has taught me so much, and I am truly grateful for the opportunity to work with such a great team. In my free time, I like to spend the day playing outside with my four children or going trail riding on our side-by-side. For pets, I currently have four dogs, four cats, two birds, two turtles, and two fish. I have a pretty busy house but like I always say, “if it ain’t crazy it ain’t fun”.

Peyton, Vet Tech
Hi, I’m Peyton! I grew up around horses and have spent most of my life working alongside trainers and large animal’s vets.  I started at Crystal River Animal Hospital in May of 2023. I’ve always had a passion for helping animals and I’m looking forward to learning from everyone here! In my free time I enjoy spending time with my boyfriend and going on adventures! We love hiking with our dog Rory, going to the beach, or finding a place to set up the chess board!
Taylor, Vet Tech
My name is Taylor. I’m originally from St Louis but moved to Crystal River back in 2014. I’ve been fostering kittens through Citrus County Animal Shelter since 2019, but find that I’m an animal lover of all types. I currently have 1 cat, 2 hermit crabs, 3 fish, 5 snails, a snake, and soon to be puppy addition. I joined the Crystal River Animal Hospital team in May of 2023 although I was no stranger to the clinic as I had been bringing my own animals here for several years. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family, friends and animals. I also have an older car I enjoy working on.
McKenzie, CSR
Hi, I’m McKenzie. I started at Crystal River Animal Hospital in May of 2023. Although I currently don’t have any pets of my own, I am a mother of two babies. I have a 1-year-old son and a 3-year-old daughter. We love doing crafts, going to the park, and of course spending quality time with each other. I own a party planning business so outside of my work life & being a mother, I am putting together events! I stay pretty busy with everyday life but wouldn’t have it any other way.
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Chloe, CSR

Hi, I’m Chloe. I have been working with animals for over 8 years. I first started when I was 13 years old, volunteering at a rescue that specialized in senior pets which later turned into a full-time position taking care of the animals. I joined the Crystal River Animal Hospital team in October 2022 as a CSR and have most recently moved into the position of Pharmacist. I love working with animals and am always eager to learn new skills. I currently have one mix breed dog named Gator. In my free time, I enjoy crafting and spending time with my family and friends.