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!


Dr. Deby, DVM

I graduated with my DVM from the University of Florida. I have an outdoor personality and I enjoy air-boating, horseback riding, and yard work in my spare time. I moved to Florida in 1980 to Suwannee County where I have been the owner/doctor of a veterinary clinic in Live Oak. I moved to Ozella with Fletch in 2014 and have been following my dream ever since. My vision is to own a compassionate animal care facility and enjoy “the sunshine state” in between appointments.

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. Bill, DVM

I retired from the army in 1990 and graduated from veterinary medical school in 1995. I have worked in eight states and have owned two veterinary practices. I enjoyed relief work from Arizona to Florida for eight years until I started working at Crystal River Animal Hospital. I also enjoy writing, and have published 11 novels under the pseudonym, Benjamin Vance.”

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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.

Ashley, CVT

Hi, I am Ashley. I have been in the veterinary field since 2014 and started out as a Kennel Attendant. I then moved on to Receptionist, Veterinary Assistant, and Veterinary Technician. I graduated from St. Petersburg College with my Associate’s in Veterinary Technology, and then passed the National Veterinary Technician Exam and became a Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) in 2018. I have over 3 years of Emergency and Critical Care experience, which is my true passion in veterinary medicine. However, after having my son in 2020, I needed to find a better home and work-life balance which has landed me here at Crystal River Animal Hospital. I am happily married to my childhood crush and we have the most adorable son together. I absolutely love being a mom and taking care of my family. I have two dogs, Ali and Charlie. In my free time, I love being creative and going on adventures with my family. We love hiking and geocaching together, along with anything else we can find to do outdoors.

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!

Jaci, CSR

My name is Jaci and I began working here in June 2022. I’ve always wanted to work for a veterinary hospital and I’m very happy to be here. I’ve lived in Florida off and on since 1986, and I finally moved here permanently in 2018. I have a beautiful German Shepherd named “Karla” who is my world. In my free time, I like swimming, doing yard work, and spending time with Karla.

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.

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”.

Amber, Vet Tech
I was born in South Carolina and moved to Citrus County when I was 2 years old. I have always loved animals but my true love is my two sons. I worked for 11 years as a correctional officer and then went to CFC for Equine exercise and physiology. I have worked as a vet technician since 2016. I have an array of different animals. In my spare time, I love kayaking, horseback riding, watching my son play football, and spending time with my family.
Shyanne, Pharmacist

Hello, my name is Shyanne Marques and I have been with Crystal River Animal Hospital since June of 2021. I graduated from Mississippi State University with a Bachelor’s in Animal Science in May 2021 and have since moved back to my hometown of Crystal River! While pursuing my degree, I have gained knowledge and experience with a variety of species including equine, bovine, canine, and feline. I recently began the journey to obtain my CVT to further my education. In my spare time, my hobbies consist of horseback riding, fishing, and relaxing on the boat!