Owned by: Scooby-goo a four year old shih-tzu, 4 cats, Bobo, Roscoeboots, Elliot, and our new addition, Aurora. 1 bearded dragon named Rango and a guinea pig named Oscar.
What I love most about what I do: I love being able to help the clients out as much as possible. I also love seeing the dogs’ reactions when they get picked up from boarding with us. They are always so excited!
Who I am when I'm not at Davis Animal Hospital: Wife, mother of two. My husband and I have been married for 14 years; he’s the love of my life! We love going to the beach, hanging around the house, and keeping the kids.
You would be surprised to know that: I am active in Girl Scouts and Karate. I was also raised in California
ANITA O'NEAL - HOTEL CONCIERGE, CLIENT SERVICE/COMMUNICATIONS REPRESENTATIVE
In the field since: 1998
Owned by: A 12 year old chocolate lab, Tobey and Lah-Nya, a 5 year old chihuahua mix.
What I love most about what I do: My heart fills with joy to see the recognition of an owner by their fur baby! Watching an playing with our patients, educating our clients on preventative care. Keeping my fur babies healthy. I have no problem getting up and coming to my fun job!
Who I am when I'm not at Davis Animal Hospital: My husband, Ralph and I are empty nesters, moved here in October when he retired from UPS in Alabama. Our 2 awesome adults, Dr Fredrick O’Neal and Melanie O’Neal (in nursing school) make us proud parents! We love kayak fishing, going to the beach and just being outdoors.
You would be surprised to know that: I am a Hialeah Florida native, and I use to drive a taxi
What I love most about what I do: Learning how unique every pet is while they stay with us and seeing them overjoyed when their owners check them out. I love the challenges that come with this job too because not every animal is the same and having to change how you act to make them feel more comfortable during their stay.
Who I am when I'm not at Davis Animal Hospital: A full-time biology student at University of West Florida. When I have extra time outside school and work, I’m traveling, at the beach, kayaking, fishing, or loving and supporting my Coast Guard AMT.
You would be surprised to know that: I am seeking out to be a veterinary medicine student in the future!
In the field since: 2016. Volunteering at various shelters while working other jobs. I've loved animals my whole life and some day hope to advance myself in the field as a tech, but Davis Pet Hotel is my first 'official' job working with animals. :)
Owned by: My 7 year old terrier mix Scrappy, and my 1 year old crazy kitty Jasper.
What I love most about what I do: Working with animals doesn't feel like 'work' to me. I actually enjoy getting up every day and clocking in. It's very rewarding.
Who I am when I'm not at Davis Animal Hospital: An avid outdoorist and a beach bum. I absolutely love hiking, kayaking, and swimming in the ocean.
You would be surprised to know that: My first pet when I was around 9 years old was an 8 foot red tail boa, named Daisy.