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Equine and Large Animal Veterinary and Animal Technicians

UF Large Animal Hospital StaffEvery equine and large animal veterinary patient at the University of Florida Large Animal Hospital is managed by a board-certified veterinary specialist assisted by one or more residents and trained veterinary technicians.


  • Kelly Higgs-Rick, Nursing Care Manager
  • Hana Hines, CVT, Surgery Service Manager
  • Jen Sager, CVT, VTS (Anesthesia, Emergency & Critical Care), Anesthesia Manager

UF Anesthesia Service

  • Desiree Ambruso, CVT
  • Lauran Capolon
  • Chiquitha Crews, CVT
  • Beverly Orozco, CVT
  • Tiffany Roberts, CVT
  • Terry Torres, LVT, VTS (Anesthesia)
  • Chelsey Vanetten, LVT
  • Laura Vasquez

Large Animal Medicine Outpatient Technician

  • Heather Wells

Large Animal Reproduction Outpatient Technician

  • Liane Dillon, CVT

Large Animal Surgery Outpatient Technicians

  • Gino Mattucci
  • Samantha Findley

Large Animal Surgery Surgical Technician

  • Jennifer Cash, CVT, BS
  • Courtney Bennett

Large Animal Ophthalmology Outpatient Technicians

  • Holly Kitchen
  • Michelle Wilhelmy

Large Animal Hospital Veterinary Technicians

  • First-Shift Treatment Technicians
    • Anita Anderson
    • Ashley Hudson
    • Rachelle Martz
  • Second-Shift Treatment Technicians
    • Cheryl Gallowitz, CVT
    • Sarah Johnson, CVT
    • Nicole Paisley
  • Third-Shift Treatment Technicians
    • Kristen Detwiler
    • Jenna Moates
    • Sue Starke


  • Jody Schaible