Meet Our Staff
Lucy has been working in the veterinary field for over 10 years. She loves to ride and show her horses in the evening and on some weekends. You may know her as the first friendly face you see or hear when you come in or call.
Bianca Pastrana, Receptionist
Hi, my name is Bianca. Growing up, I've always had a passion for animals. From wanting to be a zoo keeper to a marine biologist, working with animals is something I was born to do. I've always had animals growing up from dogs and cat to turtles and fish. Currently, I have two dogs and a cat. Leo being a Siberian husky, he keeps me on my toes. Lilah being a mixed breed, she keeps me warm at night with cuddles. Maggie being the domestic short hair who always wants to eat. I hope to pursue a career with animal, whatever that may be.
Stephanie Almanza, Receptionist
I was born in New Jersey and moved to Florida at 10 years old. I have always had a love for animals and am studying at St. Petersburg College for a Veterinary Technician degree. When I am not at work you will find me traveling, singing karaoke, or finding new adventures! I cannot wait to meet you and your furry family members.
Melanie Gonzalez, Receptionist
Hello, my name is Melanie I've been in Florida for 2 years now. I'm originally from New York, where I worked as a receptionist for animal hospital for about eight years on and off. When I was 19 I got my very 1st job as a kennel technician at a local veterinary hospital. Fast forward to now I still have the same love (if not more) working in the veterinary field, listening to clients stories about their loving fur babies. On my days off I'm usually spending time with my own fur baby Tonka, who is a chorkie. He may be small in size but has brought a huge amount of joy into my life.
Carrie Hudson, Technician
I have been working as a vet tech for over 15 years. I have always had a love for animals. From cats and dogs to exotics. Started school in 2000 to become a vet tech and started working at a local clinic soon after. I have 2 dogs, 3 cats, 2 goats, 12 chickens and 3 fish that I consider all to be family. I also have a wonderful human family too with a son that has the same love for animals as I do.
Tiffany Cootz, Technician
My name is Tiffany Cootz, I have two dogs . One is a pitbull, he is 3 years old, playful and loving. His name is buck. I also have a 1 year old mixed breed, she's a little girl that has lots of personality. Her name is Luna. I would love to be a veterinarian one day. I absolutely love all animals. Animals are my passion. I also love staying home watching movies, going to the beach, cleaning and organizing my House.
Elise Adrover, Technician
My name is Elise and I have been working in the veterinary medicine field for the last 5 years. As a child I've always wanted to become a veterinarian because I have always had a big love for animals. I love all animals and my biggest passion is for marine animals. I currently have 2 kids and I hope that I get to go back to school to achieve my ultimate goal of being a veterinarian.
Angelica Camacho, Technician
Joselyn Pinto, Technician
I have been a Vet Technician for 7 years, I have been working for Econ River since 2014. Since childhood I've always had a passion for working with animals. When I was 15 years old I have volunteered with Animal shelters and in different animal clinics. On my free time I like to play with my dog like Orange tabby kitty cat, and my English Bulldog, I am focusing on finishing Penn Foster Vet Tech program to get my A.S.
Desiree Dalrymple, Kennel Technician
Hello, my name is Desiree and I have worked professionally in the animal industry for over five years now. Creatures big and small have always played a important role in my life and my passion for working with them continues to grow. Currently, I share my home with three rambunctious border collies who are my world. They may drive me nuts sometimes, but I wouldn't trade them for anything. On my time off, I'm likely to be found enjoying the Florida weather or spending time with my fur babies.
Alexis LaPrade, Kennel Technician
Alexis was born and raised in South Florida and has always enjoyed being around animals. One of her favorite hobbies is taking care of her Australian shepherd mix, Zoey that she rescued. She is currently pursuing her love of animals at University of Central Florida where she is majoring in biology. After she graduates she hopes to continue on to Veterinary school.