Amanda K. (Mandy)
Mandy has been part of Animal Oasis since 2014 when she started as Veterinarian Technician. Recently, she moved into the position of Hospital Manager. Mandy has been in the veterinary field going on 13+ years and is very passionate about her job. She started out as an instrument technician at a specialty hospital and has gone from assistant to technician to now her passion of hospital manager. She is a military wife and her husband Mark is reaching his 16 years of service. They have two beautiful boys, Wesley and Wyatt, who keep them young at heart. They also share their home with two dogs, an American Bully named Frank the Tank and a miniature poodle mix named Connor, three cats named Dubs, Keeko, and newly adopted Paisley, and a ferret George. During her time off, Mandy loves to spend time outside with her family, going boating and fishing or just spending some quality time with friends.
Jennifer B. (Jen Ben)
Lead Veterinary Technician
Jen grew up in a small town in Colorado and has always been an animal lover. As a youngster she spent most of her time in a local vet clinic. Jen pursued her love for animals and became a certified veterinary technician in 2007. She has one dog and a chinchilla at home. Jen considers herself as being the “outdoorsy” type and enjoys any activity spent in the open air. Some of her favorite hobbies are snowboarding (when she visits Colorado) and photography.
Dental Veterinary Technician
Wendie is a North Carolinian at heart and an alumni of N.C. State University in Raleigh, North Carolina. She has been a Naples transplant since 2014 and that is also when she joined our Hospital as a Veterinary Technician. For over 15 years Wendie has been a part of the Veterinary Field and when it comes to her professional career she thrives on anesthetic/surgical dentistry and pain control. Besides loving what she does for a living, the Gulf Coast offers her a lot of fun with interests that she enjoys. She has adored countless animals that have crossed her path and currently she and her better half live with a Goldendoodle names Gladys and a Weimaraner named Roman. As a family they enjoy the great outdoors as well as traveling any chance they can.
Certified Veterinary Technician
Brandy grew up in New York but has been a Florida resident now for over 9 years. She started working as a kennel assistant while going to college to become a veterinary technician. Brandy has been in the veterinary field for 14 years now and couldn’t be happier with her career choice. Brandy is happily married to her husband, Chris, and they share their home with their daughter Savannah.
Jeff was born in Cleveland, Ohio and moved to Fort Myers, FL in 2002. He has always loved animals and has one three-legged cat named Neo whom he rescued and lives with his roommate and his dog Maverick who is a Pitbull Mix. Jeff is currently taking piano lessons and loves music almost as much as he loves animals and one day aspires to become a music producer but animals will never be out of reach for Jeff and he will always be involved in helping them some way or another.
Vanessa Heredia has known she wanted to work with animals ever since she was a little girl. A graduate of St. Petersburg college in Veterinary Technology, she has been working with animals for about 11 years and has been a Veterinary Technician for 9 years. Originally from Miami Florida, she moved to Naples in 2009 after falling in love with the city on a family trip. She has 3 fur babies, a Beagle named Lillie, a Long Haired Dachshund named Enzo and a Domestic Short Haired cat named Manolo.
Jay moved to Florida from the Midwest four years ago. His family includes three fur babies:two dogs (Bucky and Missy) and one cat (Lilly Pad). Jay has ten years of experience in the veterinary field, two of which were spent at a local specialty practice. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family, doing outdoor activities, and watching various sports.
Jennifer B. (Momma Jen)
Jennifer “Momma Jen” is a 4th generation Neapolitan who was pursuing an education in human health care when her passion for furred and feathered friends redirected her to the field of veterinary medicine. Her brood currently includes several chickens, four dogs, three potbelly pigs, two birds and two horses. When not in class studying to become a certified veterinary technician, caring for patients at Animal Oasis, or tending to her own menagerie, Mamma Jen works as a Paparazzi Jewelry Representative and enjoys time with family and friends.
Jenna started her position with our Hospital on an internship basis in October of 2018 and recently promoted into the position of Veterinary Technician. Jenna was born and raised in Maryland and moved to Florida 3 years ago for school. She is currently attending Petersburg College to obtain her Bachelors in Veterinary Technology. Jenna always knew that animals were her passion and she shares a home with an old deaf English Bulldog. Whenever you do not see her at our hospital you might see her riding in her Jeep, at the beach or line dancing.
Nicole joined our Animal Oasis family in early October of 2018 as Veterinary Technician. She obtained her Bachelors in Biology and currently studies to obtain her Veterinary Technician license. She is planning to attend Vet School in a couple of years to advance in the Veterinary field. Nicole was born in Quito, Ecuador and speaks Spanish & French. She enjoys spending time with her bunnies Gwen and Gilbert.
Kacie joined our Hospital as Veterinary Technician in late spring of 2018. She was born in Naples but raised on a farm in Missouri. Kacie worked in a Snake lab in Missouri for 2 years conducting research on the Cottonmouth while obtaining her undergrad degree. She has been working as a Veterinary Technician for 2 years and shares her home with a black kitty named Salem. Kacie enjoys the outdoors, swimming, hiking, fishing and paddle boarding.
Lead Client Service Representative
Brenna moved to Southwest Florida from Traverse City, Michigan, with her boyfriend Brent. She loves being outside taking in the warmth… whether it is walking along the beach or sightseeing on a nature trail. Brent and Brenna recently adopted a 3yr old Maine coon named Tony, which she loves dearly and he gives much love back.
Client Service Representative
Stacy has been our Receptionist for several years. She was born and raised in the northwest suburbs of Chico. Stacy and her husband relocated to Ft. Myers in 2014 and Stacy has been working in the veterinary field ever since. In her free time she enjoys the beach and hanging out at home with her two cats, Kirra and Roxy, her two Italian Greyhounds, Dexter and Rona and her bunny, Revy.
Client Service Representative
Elizabeth was born in Columbia, South Carolina. Shortly after she moved to Naples, Florida with her parents and four siblings. She has been an animal lover her whole life and remembers growing up around dogs, cats, ferrets and countless other animals. Elizabeth and her boyfriend Jake are co-parents to two pit bulls named Kovu and Lotus, a spaniel mix named Lady and their bunny, Eeyore. During her free time she enjoys the outdoors and spending time with her family.
Client Service Representative
Sasha moved with her family from Miami to Naples in 2005 and joined our Hospital as part-time Receptionist in May of 2018. Currently she is attending Florida Gulf Coast University full-time to pursue a degree in Biochemistry and plans to attend vet school after graduating. Sasha shares her home with a Bulldog, 2 Shi-tzu’s and a cat.
Lisa Morris is currently a Veterinary Assistant at Animal Oasis Veterinary Hospital in Naples Florida.
Biography coming soon…
Hi, my name is GB. I am 18 years young and I love long walks through the hallways, snuggling up in my favorite bed and inhaling as much food as my stomach can hold. I was adopted in 2011 by the Animal Oasis family after being brought in and treated for a very uncomfortable urinary tract infection. Dr Stacey (as well as the other wonderful doctors here), have taken good care of me throughout the years, especially after finding the cancer in my system. I couldn’t be happier that I have such a loving family! Now if you don’t mind, I have some napping to attend to right meow. Nice chatting!