Animal Hospital Team
Meet our Animal Hospital Team at Baymeadows
At Baymeadows Animal Hospital, we strive to provide the best quality pet care and service for you and your pet. You are not just clients here, you are family. – Jasmine
Our mission is to provide efficient quality care for the pets and their families. We want to give our clients the love and respect they deserve, and show them they put their trust in the right team. – Alana
At Baymeadows Animal Hospital, we strive to provide the best health care possible for your pet in a calm, friendly, and respectful environment. – Jennifer
- Gerry BurtDirector of OperationsGerry BurtDirector of Operations
Gerry Burt is the Director of Operations at Baymeadows, Tinseltown, and Forever Vets Animal Hospitals. She was born in Jacksonville, NC in a pet loving family. She lived in a few different states and finally settled in Jacksonville, FL. Gerry's love and compassion towards animals made her pursue the career in the animal world. She started working as a Veterinary Assistant at Banfield Pet Hospital after moving to Florida, which was her first position in a veterinary career. Quickly, she realized that there is nothing more rewarding than keeping the pets healthy and the clients happy. In April of 2012, she became employed at Baymeadows Animal Hospital, where she started off as a Lead Technician. Gerry has never limited herself to her job, hence playing a critical role in developing the hospital in such a short period of time. After much hard work and dedication, she was promoted as a Practice Manager. After becoming crucial part of the hospitals, Gerry accepted the role as Director of Operations, in which she oversees the hospitals’ management and keeps the core values intact. Gerry loves every second of her job and the fulfillment of seeing all her clients and employees happy. She has been married for 9 years to her high school sweetheart and is a proud mother of her 8-year-old son. She lives with two of her spoiled cats Menace and Mittens. She always says, "I could never imagine herself in any other profession or any other practice.”
- Rebecca LoosDirector of CommunicationsRebecca LoosDirector of Communications
Rebecca started off as a Receptionist at Baymeadows Animal Hospital because she wanted to work with both people and animals. A year later, she switched her focus to extending and maintaining client relationships in a more “behind-the-scenes” capacity. What she loves the most about working here is that she gets to be a part of such a great team, and she feels it’s amazing to work with a bunch of people who truly love animals and love what they do.
- Renee HolstineWellness Plan CoordinatorRenee HolstineWellness Plan Coordinator
Renee works at Baymeadows Animal Hospital because she realizes the importance of keeping pets healthy and happy. She takes pride in knowing what all of the plans have to offer, and is always there to answer questions and to make sure everything is running smoothly. Wellness Plans are central to the hospital because they make it easy and affordable for preventative care. Renee loves animals, and is so happy to be able to work for Baymeadows Animal Hospital doing what she loves.
- Jasmine CulpReceptionistJasmine CulpReceptionist
Jasmine is from Jacksonville and has lived here all her life. She graduated from Sandalwood High School and I currently go to The University of North Florida. She is obsessed with puppies and she just got her very own fur baby in April. Her name is Sasha, and she is a black and brown Miniature Schnauzer. Since she has started working here, she has learned a lot of great things that helped her to become the best pet mom she could possibly be.
- Jennifer JohnsonReceptionistJennifer JohnsonReceptionist
Jennifer is a Receptionist here at Baymeadows Animal Hospital. Originally from Fernandina Beach, Florida, she now resides in Jacksonville, Florida. Outside of work, Jennifer enjoys spending time with friends and family, adventuring with her fiancé and their dog Luther, crafting, and planning her upcoming wedding!
- April ParkerReceptionistApril ParkerReceptionist
April came to Baymeadows Animal Hospital in 2013. A native to Jacksonville, she enjoys spending time outdoors. She has two fur babies of her own: her puppy, Simba, and her kitty, Suri. Simba loves to go on off-trail walks and long car rides. Suri enjoys being the boss of the house.
- Ayanna SmithReceptionistAyanna SmithReceptionist
Ayanna is absolutely obsessed with her dogs Grace (American bulldog mix) and Apollo (pit mix). She has a very special place in her heart for dogs, especially pit bulls! She’s interested in becoming a Veterinary Technician in the future, and will be starting school sometime this year. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, and taking her fur babies for long walks. She looks forward to helping assist you and your pet!
- Nicole BedardTechnicianNicole BedardTechnician
Nicole started working at Baymeadows Animal Hospital in August 2015. She loves working with animals, which has been her passion since she was a little girl. Growing up, Nicole had many pets including a rat, mice, birds, rabbits, fish, cats and dogs. She loves nothing more than spending time with my dog, Lilly, and her cats, Maverick and Sage. She also rode horses for 10 years and absolutely loved that as well. One of her favorite things is being able to help animals and educate their owners on animal health care. Nicole really enjoys working for Baymeadows and take great pride in what they do as a team for each and every animal as if it were their own.
- Courtney BooherTechnicianCourtney BooherTechnician
Courtney is a Veterinary Technician from Jacksonville, Florida. She has three dogs: Baby, Roxy, and Zoey, and a cat named Mama Kitty. She absolutely loves animals, so she is very lucky to have such an awesome job where she gets to work with them every day. In her spare time, Courtney loves to eat, go boating, go to the beach/river, hunt and spend time with family.
- Rachel CarterTechnicianRachel CarterTechnician
Rachel was raised in a military family and landed in Jacksonville three years ago. She joined the practice shortly thereafter. She attended a Veterinary Technician program at Sanford Brown College before transferring to Penn Foster to finish. Rachel’s compassion for animals led to the adoption of multiple animals from dangerous situations. She is always positive and loves to be a part of the team.
- Charlene DouglasTechnicianCharlene DouglasTechnician
Charlene is a certified Veterinary Technician here at Baymeadows Animal Hospital. She graduated Sanford Brown Medical School in 2013, and has been in the veterinary field since 2011. She loves being able to help clients provide the best care to their pets. Charlene sees pets as family, and is so glad to have such an amazing career in helping our paw babies every day!
- Harley LoweTechnicianHarley LoweTechnician
Harley, a veteran of the USN, started her track to follow her passion in working with animals. Completing her Associates of Science degree, she aims to continue her education by getting a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science or Biology. This will allow her to explore her interest in rehabilitating animals. One of her favorite memories as a child was her father bringing home stray or hurt animals and allowing her to care for them until they were healthy enough to release or re-home. She has a Siamese cat named Jarvis, and a few of her hobbies include acrylic painting, riding motorcycles, and shooting at the range.
- Heather OzgowiczTechnicianHeather OzgowiczTechnician
Heather attended the Veterinary Technician program at Sanford Brown College of Jacksonville from 2012-2014. After graduating, she gained experience with large animals, small animals, and emergency medicine. Heather is a mother of a six-year-old boy and a six-year-old rescue dog named Roc. She enjoys assisting in surgery, and joining the veterinary field is what Heather says is the best thing she’s ever done.
- Ann Mari RuddTechnicianAnn Mari RuddTechnician
Ann Mari has always enjoyed taking care of animals and loves animals of all kinds. She has a cat named Milo, two dogs named Miley and Bruiser, and she previously owned horses. Ann Mari brings previous veterinary experience to the practice and has taken a veterinary assisting course, finishing her Bachelor’s Degree next year.
- Alana SchaffTechnicianAlana SchaffTechnician
Alana’s been working with Baymeadows Animal Hospital since April of 2015. She couldn’t imagine a better practice and family to be a part of. She is currently working towards becoming a veterinarian, and is currently enrolled at FSCJ and UNF in their Biomedical Science program. Her passion is in animals and their health. It is so rewarding for Alana to be a part of improving the quality of pets’ lives. Aside from being a Veterinary Technician, she is also a member of the Jacksonville Rugby team.