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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 working at Econ as a receptionist since 2017 but have been working in the veterinary field (on & off) since 2008. I have always enjoyed engaging in conversations with clients about their four legged family members, and of course meeting their fur babies. I have two of my own that keep me extremely busy and allow me to be empathetic to our clients and their pets needs. When I’m not at Econ I’m usually taking my puppy (Fiona) to training classes or cuddling up with Tonka (who at 5lbs has the heart of a giant). While I thought having one was great, I’ve recently discovered two is definitely twice the love. I look forward to hearing more entertaining stories from our clients and meeting more big personalities from their four legged children.

  Maria Debbarh, Receptionist

Hey there! I’m Maria, and I’m one of the receptionists at Econ River Animal Hospital. I came to the clinic with no prior veterinary experience in 2016, but have learned so much about animals in the short time I’ve spent here. Nothing makes me happier than working with animals and helping our customers. In my spare time, I enjoy trips to the beach and going to the movies. I hope to meet you and your furry family members soon!

 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. 

 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.

 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.

 Mallory Eakin, Kennel Technician

Mallory is currently a UCF student majoring in Biology, with plans to attend veterinary school in the future. Since an early age she has had a passion for all animals big and small. In 2014 she rescued her best friend Sadie, a dachshund terrier mix. Being from the Florida Keys, Mallory enjoys spending her free time outdoors and on the water.