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Hospital Management | Customer Service | Veterinary Nurses | Assistants | Animal Caretakers | Groomers
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Hospital Management

Cathy Bain-ZapataHospital Administrator Cathy Bain-Zapata was born in Colombia and moved to Miami at the age of 10. She always had a penchant for management so it was only natural that she attended college to major in Business Administration. She began her professional career in immigration law and later worked as an Immigration Interpreter in Miami. She stumbled upon the veterinary field through a friend who thought she could offer her professionalism and business management skills at Town & Country Animal Hospital. Despite her fear of cats, she joined the hospital in 2003 and has found it to be her most rewarding career move. "The ability to work with our caring clients in improving their pets' lives is an amazing feeling" Cathy says. She is a member of the Humane Society and the ASPCA, and her animal companions include dogs Dixie, Diesel, Emma, and Trina. Cathy spends her free time with her family and enjoys gardening, cooking and attending cultural events.

Kristina Fairless"Kris" Fairless was born in Miami but raised around the world since her father has been in the military all his life. She always had pets as a child and had a love for dogs and horses in particular. She knew she'd be a natural for this profession and decided to pursue the field when she joined Town & Country Animal Hospital in 1998. She began as a Doctor's Assistant but after many years of technical training, her wonderful personality and great client/patient care quickly promoted her to become the hospital's Client Services Manager. She likes working at the hospital because she loves establishing relationships with clients and has a great compassion for animals. She is an active member of the ASPCA and loves to volunteer whenever possible. On her free time she likes to be with her family and pets, which include a Weimaraner named Jack, a Poodle named Mary, and 3 Chihuahuas named Ricky, Dottie, and Anabella . Kris also enjoys hiking, skiing and traveling.

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Customer Service

Karina M.Karina M. was born and raised in Miami and has always found it rewarding to help animals in need because she's been an animal lover all her life. A current client of the hospital referred Karina because she thought that her sweet and courteous personality would be a perfect match for the hospital. Rightly so, and in early 2009 Karina joined Town & Country Animal Hospital as a Receptionist. Always fostering, she has consequently ended up owning 4 dogs and a parrot and is an active member of the ASPCA. Her hobbies include cooking, baking, sewing, going to the movies and playing sports with friends but most of all, helping animals in need.

Stephanie R.Stephanie R. was born and raised in Miami, Florida and has been interning in the veterinary field since the age of sixteen. She officially began working in the field in 2013. She has an Associate’s Degree in Biology and is currently enrolled in Penn Foster College working on a Veterinary Technical degree. Stephanie began working at Town & Country Animal Hospital in October, 2018.

She is an avid animal lover and a proud owner of 5 pets: Athena (Golden Retriever), Sally (Terrier mix), Shadow (Husky), a cat named Monkey and an African parrot named Gray. She enjoys working at T&CAH primarily because it “feels like home” and because she is pleased to see the level of pride and integrity that all of her fellow co-workers put into their jobs on a daily basis. In addition, the ability to care for and cuddle with puppies and kittens is the ultimate perk! On her free time, Stephanie enjoys playing soccer, rowing in Oleta State Park, playing with her pets and also claims to be an avid sleeper.

Megan L.

Megan L. was born in Houston, TX but raised here in Miami, FL. She began volunteering here at TCAH as a young girl but actually started working in the veterinary field in 2016. Megan is a certified EMT and is currently pursuing her dream of becoming a Firefighter/Paramedic. She also plans on opening up her own animal shelter in the Redlands one day. On Megan’s free time, she enjoys volunteering at the local animal shelter, cooking, and playing with her dog Diesel.

Tati L.Tati L. was born and raised in Miami, FL. She has always had a strong love for animals her whole life, which is what lead her to pursue her dreams of becoming a veterinarian one day. Tati is currently enrolled in college working on her Bachelor of Science Degree in Animal Sciences. She then plans on continuing her education by going to vet school. She finds it rewarding to work here at TCAH and states, “I love my job because although challenging, it is very fulfilling to be a part of helping and healing animals.” On Tati’s free time, she enjoys exercising at the gym and taking her bulldog mix, Kiki, to the dog beach.

Carla D.Carla D. - Client Service Representative (Bio coming soon)

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Veterinary Nurses

Jeanette D.Jeanette D. is a native of San Juan, Puerto Rico. After college, she decided to move to Miami. She has always had a passion for animals and feels tremendous joy in helping to heal animals in need. She began working in the veterinary field in 2006 and joined Town & Country Animal Hospital in 2009. She is the proud owner of three Chihuahuas, Coco, Kuki & Lilly and three cats named Misha, Oscar & Buffy. She spends her free time reading, playing piano and listening to music.

Kathy P.

Kathy P. was born in Honduras and has been residing in Miami for the past 22 years. Her passion for animals and their well-being drove her to achieve her Associate of Science Degree in Veterinary Technology, and she is currently working on her Veterinary Technician certification. Kathy has been a member of the Town & Country Animal Hospital (T&CAH) team since April, 2016. She enjoys the positive attitude of her co-workers and the overall pleasant atmosphere at the hospital.

She gets true satisfaction when she takes part in helping animals that arrive at the hospital sick and sluggish, leave healthy, happy and wagging their tails. Kathy’s hobbies include playing the piano, as well as other musical instruments, and she is presently taking private lessons to learn how to play the violin. She is very drawn to nature and fond of the outdoors. On her free time she loves to take her two dogs, Dino (Shihtzu/Schnauzer mix) and Khalia (German shepherd mix) to the park.

Dora N.

Dora N. - Veterinary Nurse (Bio coming soon)

Liecienda G.

Licienda G. - Veterinary Nurse (Bio coming soon)

Jessica M.

Jessica M. - Veterinary Nurse (Bio coming soon)

Sydney K. - Veterinary Nurse (Bio coming soon)

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Veterinary Nurse Assistants

Kailey A.

Kailey A. was born and raised in Miami, FL. She has been employed in the veterinary field for 5 years now. She graduated from Felix Varela Senior High with her CVA (Certified Veterinary Assistant) and recently enrolled in a CVT program, aiming to become a Certified Veterinary Technician. Kailey began working at Town and Country Animal Hospital in July of 2017. The dedication to help our patients and the passion everyone has for animals here at TCAH is what made her want to work here. On Kailey’s free time, she enjoys going camping, fishing, kayaking, and taking her two dogs: Lacy (American Bulldog mix) and Rapunzel (Boston terrier) to the dog park.

Brittany E.

Brittany E. was born and raised in Miami, Florida and has had an undeniable love for animals since she was a child. She graduated from the Bio-Medical Academy at John A. Ferguson Senior High School as a Certified Veterinary Assistant (CVA). She interned at Animal Welfare Society of South Florida for almost two years while in high school, and has been officially working in the veterinary field for the past two years.

Brittany graduated from Auburn University in May of 2018 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Sciences/Pre-Vet, and has been working at Town and Country Animal Hospital since August, 2018. She enjoys working at T&CAH because she’s had the opportunity to learn and apply new techniques to help animals, gain experience by working alongside the knowledgeable doctors and staff where she feels there is extensive room for future growth. On her free time, Brittany enjoys going to the gym, relaxing at the beach and collecting sneakers.

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Boarding - Animal Caretakers

Julian V.

Julian V. was born and raised in Miami, Florida and has been working in the animal related field for about a year and a half now. He began working at Town & Country Animal Hospital in October of 2017. He says that the caring and compassionate staff makes him feel very welcomed and appreciated. He is thankful for the many great friendships he has made during his time here. Julian likes to spend his free time playing with his three dogs: Daisy (Terrier mix), Sasha (Rottweiler mix), and Martini (American Bulldog mix). He also enjoys riding his motorcycle and going camping.

Alizzette R.

Alizette R. was born and raised in Miami, FL. She found her love for animals about a year ago when she began working in the animal related field. She first started off working as a Client Service Representative at another animal hospital in Miami and is now currently working as an animal caretaker here at T&CAH since January of 2019. Alizette is presently attending college and is working on her Associates Degree in Veterinary Medicine. In the future, she plans to continue her education and pursue her dream of becoming a DVM (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine).

Aside from volunteering and being a member of the Best Friends Animal Society, she enjoys playing with her boxer mix, Abby and spending time with her friends playing video games with her friends and re-building computers. She loves working here at T&CAH because everyone is helpful in teaching her skills that she will need in the future.

Annette A.

Annette A. - Animal Caretaker (Bio coming soon)

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Groomers

Rosie C.Rosie C. is a groomer at Town and Country Animal Hospital. She joined our team in July 2014 and has been a certified groomer for ten years. "I love working with animals," says Rosie, "and I love the environment at Town and Country Animal Hospital."

Rosie has three dogs and three cats. In her free time, she often fosters cats and is involved in cat adoptions in the community. She also enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.

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Hospital Mascot

TinioTinio - Hospital Mascot (Bio coming soon)

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