Chantelle has always wanted to protect animals from harm, and she’s felt a lifelong desire to perform hands-on work to better the lives of those who can’t speak for themselves. For her, a career in the world of veterinary medicine makes perfect sense! Chantelle is proud to serve as a Veterinary Technician here at Dr. Kathy’s Veterinary Care.
Chantelle grew up in Dunedin, and started working at a pet hospital in Clearwater at the age of 18. She’s been involved in veterinary medicine ever since! She became good friends with one of the doctors at the practice, and transferred with her to a clinic in Tampa, Florida—Chantelle would help pets and their owners there for the next eight years, expanding her knowledge and skillset even further. Next, she decided to work more locally, and took a job at what would become Dr. Kathy’s Veterinary Care in North Redington Beach. She’s been here ever since!
Around the clinic, Chantelle likes critical care situations and the way that they keep her on her toes. Her favorite part of the job, though, is helping young pets to get started off on the right paw—nothing beats getting to watch families grow over time with their animal companions.
Chantelle’s interests outside of work include catching up on her favorite television shows, playing video games, and doting on her own pets at home. She and her husband, Paul, have four cats: Jinx, who Chantelle adopted from the Humane Society after graduating from high school; Bear, a polydactyl longhaired cat who doesn’t let his struggles with pancreatitis and irritable bowel syndrome affect his mood in the least; Jackson, who wakes Chantelle up every morning by licking and biting her nose; and a Bengal cat named Nala, who lives a posh life of luxury.