As your pet grows older, he or she may develop a range of diseases and conditions associated with aging, such as obesity, diabetes, arthritis and kidney disease. Despite the health problems often ...View Article
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Megan - Certified Veterinary Assistant
Megan has been a part of the Animal Health Clinic family since September of 2013. She graduated from Braden River High School where she was a member of FFA and raised and showed beef cattle. Megan also earned her CVA (Certified Veterinary Assistant) at Braden River H.S. Megan is currently attending State College of Florida where she is pursuing her studies to one day become a Veterinarian.
When asked why she enjoys working at the Animal Health Clinic Megan replied:
“I love working at the Animal Health Clinic because I feel like part of the family. I have learned so much in my time at the clinic. Dr. Sookra and Dr. Bozeman love to impart their wisdom and experiences on us assistants. It is truly a blessing to be in a place of Christian love.”
In her free time Megan enjoys rescuing and rehabilitating reptiles – she has owned snakes, lizards and even spiders! Megan believes in conservation and education and has attended several schools to talk to the students about wildlife. After her work day at the clinic, Megan goes home to her 2 Great Danes, Duke and Beorn, her Lab Parker, and her Lab/Pit mix Lucy.
Stefan - Veterinary Assistant
Stefan has worked at the Animal Health Clinic since 2003 as a Vet Assistant. He graduated from Lakewood Ranch High School in 2004 and went on to Graduate in 2013 from Manatee Technical Institute with a degree in Culinary Arts. After a short hiatus he has now returned to the clinic.
Stefan believes the most fulfilling aspect of being a part of the Animal Health Clinic is working with his family to aid in providing quality medical care to the pets in the Lakewood Ranch community.
He considers himself a bit of a nerd and enjoys reading, movies, video games and spending time with his son Alex.
Paul - Veterinary Assistant/Kennel Assistant
Paul has lived in Bradenton for the past 15 years. He graduated from Lakewood Ranch High School in 2004 and went on to study music at SCF for a year. Paul worked for 10 years in Retail, but recently decided he wanted to pursue a career in Veterinary Medicine. He is currently working on his degree to become a Certified Veterinary Technician.
When asked what Paul enjoys most about joining the Animal Health Clinic he states: "Working at the clinic has been a great experience. Dr. Sookra & Dr. Bozeman are just as much teachers as they are veterinarians. The amount of knowledge I've gained at the clinic has helped me and will continue to help me, not only in my schooling, but in my everyday life. Its nice to have a job that I can take true pride in. I'm proud to be a part of the team here!
In his free time, Paul is a passionate musician, composer and singer who enjoys camping and being outdoors.