Ashley, CVA: Vet & Rehab Technician
Meet Ashley, one of our fantastic techs! Her future plans include continuing her education and general goals towards becoming a veterinarian. In addition to already being a certified veterinary assistant, Ashley is also certified in therapeutic laser applications, and is working on additional certifications in veterinary physical therapy! This is wonderful considering our fully operational rehab center!! Ashley has a sweet Catahoula mix named “Cayo Costa,” a kitty named “Mako.” Ultimately, Ashley would love to open a sanctuary and rehabilitation center for animals and can often be spotted volunteering around the community at places like the Shy Wolf Sanctuary.
This is our lovely Leidy! With her kind soul and compassionate nature, she was born with a gentle touch much valued by all our visitors. Leidy has been eagerly training in surgical and dental procedures in addition to already seeing many of our patients coming to visit! Leidy can’t imagine herself outside of working with animals and plans on finding the perfect niche in the field for her long-term career. After long days of hard work, Leidy comes home to her two happy dogs, Simba a yellow lab and Buddy a lab mix; as well as her funny little kitty Luna!
Alexis, CVA: Technician
Meet Alexis! Having always had a big heart and a love of animals, our field called to her and she received her certification in veterinary assistance (CVA) at Cape Coral Technical Institute! Alexis has a special love for exotic animals, especially reptiles and amphibians! In addition to having had many lizards over the years, Alexis also has 3 loving puppers, and 4 kitties, as well as 2 ducks and a tortoise named “Rex!” In the future, Alexis sees herself continuing her good work with animals, possibly extending her knowledge into the realm of wildlife and exotic rehabilitation!
Kayla, CVA: Assistant
Meet Kayla! With her bright smile and can-do attitude, Kayla has been such a wonderful addition to our SBAH team! Along with being creative, hardworking and contagiously positive, Kayla is fantastic with animals!! She has experience working with both animals and children and has recently graduated with her certification in veterinary assistance with Cape Tech! In her free time, Kayla enjoys spending time with friends and family, painting, and hanging out with her cat named “Jiggy!”
Steven: Kennel Technician
Meet Steven! Younger brother to our Leidy, Steven is the newest addition to our Santa Barbara Team, and cares for all of our pets on vacation! With his kind heart, excellent work-ethic, and love for animals, it made perfect sense for Steven to start his career with us (and we are thrilled to have him!). Steven currently attends Cape Coral High School and has collegiate hopes for the future. When not at school or work, Steven can be found hanging out with his family and animal friends, Buddy, Simba and Luna!
‘Fassa: Clinic Cat
If you’ve been in to see us, odds are you’ve already met ‘Fassa at the front desk! In addition to excelling at general cat things, ‘Fassa also has exceptional napping, stretching and purring skills. This fine boy is not only a blood donor for cats in need, but also a good friend and moral support to everyone here at SBAH. You’ll likely find ‘Fas hard at work in the lobby cat-scanning general, day-to-day operations, or in the back supervising the staff. While not in his orange fur-suit, ‘Fassa enjoys sporting a lion-cut around the hospital. He looks forward to meeting you and your fur-family!