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I have been working for Dr. Chughtai since 1998. I am the clinics Certified Veterinary Technician, and have been certified since joining the team at American Veterinary Hospital. I really enjoy getting to know new clients, and getting updated information our existing clients. I consider it a privilege to be able to work with you and your pets from their very first exam into their senior years.


I've been working at American Veterinary Hospital since 2005. I have two rescue dogs Molly & Farrah. I really enjoy assisting with surgeries and working with critical care patients. I also have prior experience working with wildlife and large exotics. I enjoy working with pet owner on providing preventative care to ensure the happiest and healthiest life for your pets.


I have been working at American Veterinary Hospital since march 2017. I love working with animals and children: prior to working here I worked in child care for over 12 years. After having my second child I decided that it was time to make a career change and chase my dream of working with animals. I went back to school at Animal Behavior Collage and graduated in June of 2016 as a certified veterinary assistant. I also volunteer at Lakeland Animal Shelter in my free time. I have 3children, 2 dogs named Athena and Thor, and have 3 barn cats named Batman, Belle, and Jasmine. I love assisting in surgeries, patient recovery, and helping clients learn to care for their pets.



I have been working at American Veterinary Hospital since May 2018 as a Veterinary Assistant. Following my dream to work with animals lead me to this job. I am also currently studying to be a veterinarian. I have 2 aquatic turtles named Daisy (4 yrs.) and Rex (3 yrs.), a Yorkie pup named Candi (9 yrs.) and a tiger kitten named Oliver. I love all animals but hold a special interest working with exotics. From nail trims to assisting in surgery, it's a dream come true! 


                                                                                                                      ~ Carie ~

I recently joined the amazing team here at American Veterinary Hospital in September 2018. Veterinary medicine has always been my passion! I started my career in the veterinary field in 2001 and can’t think of anything I’d rather do!  While I enjoy assisting in surgery, seeing our patients and clients is the highlight of my day!  My background in marketing has given me to opportunity to also become AVH’s new Media Coordinator,  allowing me to connect with our clients on a whole new level. When I’m not at work I’m busy being a mother to our 4 amazing children; Jordan, Mykal,  Ariyana and Nayeli. I am a totally sports mom and also run a small crafting business (related to pets of course!) in my spare time! We currently own 2 Staffordshire terriers name Divino and Dejah, a Miniature Pinscher named Domo and of course our kitty Tweak! I look forward to developing relationships with each of patients as well as their humans!


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