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Our Vet Team

About Us

Established in the late 1970's, Central Animal Hospital has been serving the St. Petersburg and greater Tampa Bay community for more than 30 years. In 1979, Mark Brown began working at Central Animal Hospital as an animal caregiver in the kennel. He soon worked his way up to veterinary technician.

In 1981, Mark Brown left Central Animal Hospital to pursue his undergraduate education and his doctor of veterinary medicine degree at Auburn University. Dr. Brown returned to Central Animal Hospital in 1990 as an associate veterinarian. After eight years as an associate, Dr. Brown assumed ownership on June 1, 1998. Dr. Brown and his staff are committed to promoting and providing the very best possible health care for pets, educating the community on responsible pet care and enhancing the human-animal bond.

Our Philosophy

To be an animal hospital leader that provides exemplary animal healthcare with a high degree of integrity, sensitivity, and innovation in an enjoyable, friendly environment; and to meet the needs of the local community while exceeding the expectations of our clients and positively contributing to the wellbeing of all animals under our care.

Our Mission

To promote and provide superior veterinary services in an effort to exceed client expectations in a fun, friendly atmosphere by being caring, compassionate and professional while enhancing and honoring the human-animal bond; and by maintaining a clean, attractive, state-of-the-art facility to support our mission.

Our Professional Affiliations

Central Animal Hospital is an ACCREDITED HOSPITAL MEMBER of the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). To achieve this distinction, we voluntarily participated in a comprehensive evaluation by AAHA. The evaluation includes a quality assessment review of a hospital's facility, medical equipment, practice methods, and pet health care management. Only 15 percent of all small animal veterinary facilities in the United States are accredited hospital members of AAHA.


Click here to visit AAHA's website, HealthyPet.com. While you're there, be sure to check out their Pet Care Library.

4th St. N location


Hospital Administrator - Nancy

Nancy joined Central Animal Hospital when her husband, Dr. Mark Brown took over ownership in June 1998. She is a native of Long Island, New York, and moved to Florida with her family in 1974. She has a BA degree in Business Management from Eckerd College. Nancy manages both Central Animal Hospital locations and, in her free time, enjoys working out at Orange Theory, gardening, attending church and singing in the choir. Dr. Brown and she have two grown daughters who have “flown the coop,” so she enjoys “mothering” their five Boston Terriers, two of which are show dogs, and all of which she refers to as her stress relievers.

Certified Veterinarian Technician & Practice Manager - Sarah

Sarah moved from Colorado because she wanted to be close to the ocean. She joined the Central Animal Hospital team in October 2016 with ten years prior veterinary technician experience. Sarah earned a B.S. degree in Psychology and an Associates degree in Veterinary Technology. Her hobbies include playing tennis, decorating, and watching football. Go Broncos! She shares her home with her guinea pig, "George."

Veterinary Assistant - Alana

Alana has lived in this area since 2015 and joined the Central Animal Staff in September 2016. She will be attending college at St. Petersburg College in 2017 for the Veterinary Technology Program. She loves the area and enjoys being able to go to the beach and hanging out with friends. Alana has a big family of pets; 3 dogs (Finley, Sami, and Gucci), 1 cat (Guiness), and 2 pet rats, (Kaya and Remy) of which all were rescues. Her hobbies include riding horses, fishing, and going out on her friends’ boat and Jet Ski.

Veterinary Assistant - Danielle

Danielle joined the Central Animal Hospital team in April 2017. She is a native of Largo, Florida and has been here her entire life. She is currently a student in the veterinary technology program at St. Petersburg College. In her free time, Danielle enjoys hanging out with friends, baking, cooking, fishing, going to parks, and shopping. She also loves spending time with her dogs, a beagle-chihuahua mix named Chanel, and a beagle named Bobby Joe.

Hospital/K9 Rehab Assistant - Teresa

Teresa has been with Central Animal Hospital since January 2013. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, she moved down here to escape the Cleveland winters, but has lived all over. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband, John, traveling, kayaking, fishing, and walking on the beach. She has two fish tanks, one freshwater and one saltwater, that she maintains at home.

Patient Care Coordinator/Office Manager - Courtney

Courtney joined the Central Animal Hospital team in March 2016. She is a University of Florida graduate where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Relations. In her spare time, she loves reading, enjoying nature, yoga and meditation and boating. She shares her home with her two kitties, Cosmo and Tommy.

Patient Care Coordinator - Megan

Megan is initially from Boulder, Colorado, but has lived in Florida for 24 years. She has her Associates Degree in Psychology, USF. Megan has been with Central Animal Hospital since August 2016. Her hobbies comprise of reading, wildlife rehabilitation, video games, fostering homeless pets, film, and writing. She and her fiancé, Sean, share their home with one dog, Kiya, six cats, Baloo, Baghera, Maynard James, Dorian, Lazarus, and Rue, and one turtle, Dr. Indiana Claws.

Patient Care Coordinator - Megan Z.

Megan joined the front desk team at Central Animal Hospital in February 2017. She is originally from Michigan and moved to Florida to be closer to her family and explore career opportunities. She has one dog, a Husky mix named Lily, and one cat, a Siamese mix named Peaches. In her free time, she enjoys walking her dog on the beach with her boyfriend, working on arts and crafts, and spending time with her family.

Clinical Veterinary Assistant - Cherie

Cherie is originally from Zephyrhills, FL, but moved down to St. Pete to be close to the beach. She is currently in progress with her college degree. She has been with Central Animal Hospital since August 2016. Cherie enjoys going to the beach with her dog, Tank, picking flowers, jogging, eating, and reading.

Kennel/Hospital Assistant - Anthony

Anthony grew up in Wakeman, Ohio and lived in Tennessee for two years as well but now is here in Florida with his family. He is going to Hillsborough Community College for Veterinarian Science and plans on becoming a Rehabilitation Specialist. He has three dogs of his own, Wayne, Barkley Bear, and Scarlett. Anthony spends his free time going on walks with his dogs, going to the beach, and hanging out with friends. His hobbies include photography, discovering new places, and spending time with family. He has been with Central Animal Hospital since January 2017.

Kennel/Hospital Assistant - Shelby

Shelby joined our team in March 2017. She has worked in the veterinary field since 2006, and could not imagine doing anything else. She has two kitties and a dog, and considers herself to be a “very big family person.” She was born and raised here in Florida. In her spare time, she loves being outdoors and taking on new projects around the house.

Kennel/Hospital Assistant - Anna

Anna joined the Central Animal Hospital team in April 2017. She grew up in Mississippi and Florida, and moved to our area because her mother wanted to be close to the ocean. In her free time, she enjoys listening to music, playing piano, and playing with her two cats, Mystie and Tyr.

Administrative Assistant - Brittany

Brittany joined the Central Animal Hospital team in April 2017 as administrative assistant to our Hospital Administrator. She was born in Atlanta, Georgia, and raised in Tallahassee, Florida and earned a B.A. Degree in English Literature from FSU. She moved to St. Petersburg to be closer to the beach. She has one dog, a Pomeranian named Cindel, who she lovingly refers to as her “daughter.” In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with Cindel and exploring St. Petersburg and meeting the great people who live here. She also enjoys traveling and visiting her family, spending time by the water and watching college football as an avid Dawgs & ‘Noles fan.



Pinellas Point location


Patient Care Coordinator/Office Manager - Lisa

Lisa has been with Central Animal Hospital on Pinellas Point since September 2010. She has lived in St. Petersburg since 1984, relocating from New Jersey. She attended Odessa College and married her high school sweetheart, Ed. In her free time, she enjoys participating in Escape Rooms with her husband, daughter and son-in-law whenever possible, bike riding, dancing, Zumbaa, painting, reading, movies, music, traveling, museums, trying new restaurants, and going out and about with her dogs. Lisa and Ed share their home with their two older Pomeranians, Tazi Tiara, the “Diva,” and Eevee, their sweet rescue dog.

Patient Care Coordinator/Veterinary Assistant - Rachel

Rachel joined the Central Animal Hospital team in April 2017. She is a native of Erie, Pennsylvania and moved to Florida in March 2015 because she could not handle another winter on the Great Lakes! She enjoys fishing, hiking at national parks throughout the area, going to the beach, playing pool and darts, painting, tie-dying, Jeopardy, and Trivia. She shares her home with her pitbull/mastiff mix named Captain, and loves spending time with him.

Lead Veterinary Technician - Cristina

Cristina joined the Central Animal Hospital team in January 2017. She is a native of Freeport, Long Island, New York and has a B.S. degree in Psychobiology. Since she’s new to Florida, she spends her free time exploring and learning about all the things there are to do in the Clearwater, St. Pete and Tampa area. She enjoys biking, hiking, and looks forward to doing some kayaking soon. Cristina shares her home with a rat terrier named Poly and three cats, “Fred,” “Mangia,” and “Dakota.”

 

Contact Us

Fourth St.

(727) 521-3518 | Fax: (727) 527-7988

Pinellas Pt.

(727) 906-9400 | Fax: (727) 906-9416

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Established in the late 1970's, Central Animal Hospital has been serving the St. Petersburg and greater Tampa Bay community for more than 30 years. In 1979, Mark Brown began working at Central Animal Hospital as an animal caregiver in the kennel. He soon worked his way up to veterinary technician.