Meet The Team


Director of Operations - Tampa/Largo Locations


Assistant Manager - Largo Location

My name is Stephanie, but I prefer Steph! I have been a Veterinary Tech for about 10 years now. I am very thankful to grown within the clinic and take on new responsibilities as assistant manager. I have a passion for all furry animals! I have a precious 8 year old cat that I have had for 6 years now. I hope to have the opportunity to meet you and your fur babies soon!


Administrative Executive Assistant - Tampa/Largo Locations

Kari (pronounced Car ee ) comes to us from Washington, Michigan.  She followed her passion and love of animals by re-entering the workforce in 2016 as a receptionist at a veterinary clinic in Michigan.  In July 2020, she followed her dreams and moved to Tampa, Florida, where she joined Coastal Animal Clinic as a Customer Service Representative in October 2020.  She has also recently started helping us with our social media and website management.  She looks forward to greeting you and your furry babies at the Tampa location!   Her favorite thing about her job is fostering relationships with clients and their owners, ensuring their information is accurate and helping them get answers to their questions. When she’s not working at the clinic, she enjoys kitty cuddles and spending time with her four cats Mario, Luigi, and brothers Rico, and Rocky. She also enjoys bike riding, pilates, going to the beach, roller coasters, exploring Florida, and rooting on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers!


Client Care Coordinator - Largo Location

Adam moved to Florida in 2001 where he met his husband, the love of this life.  Adam has tried many professions over the last 20 years.  He was a Licensed Massage Therapist for 10 years,  worked retail for too many years, an elementary teacher for 2 years, and has been working professionally with animals for over 3 years.  He enjoys helping pets get the care that they need to live their best lives.

Adam has had many loving pets: dogs, cats, boa constrictor, gerbils, fish (both salt and fresh) and iguanas as pets. Ms Edwina, called Eddy, an elderly Puggle, is the love of their life and completes their family.  Adam also enjoys running, paddle boarding, swimming, jet skiing, and sailing.


Certified Veterinary Technician /Nurse - Largo/Tampa Locations

Andrea was born and raised in Lima, Peru. She now resides in Safety Harbor, FL. She has always had the desire to work with animals since she was a little girl. When she moved to Florida, she was excited to start a new career involved with the medical care and well being of animals.

​She graduated from St. Petersburg College with an A.S. Degree in Veterinary Technology in May 2016. She then passed her exam and became a Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT). In her free time she likes to dance, play table tennis, jog and explore the outdoors. She is also fluent in Spanish.


Veterinary Nurse - Largo Location


Certified Veterinary Nurse/Technician - LargoCertified Veterinary Nurse/Technician - Largo Location

Heather was born in Arlington, Texas. She moved to Florida at a young age and has lived here in Pinellas County since. In May 2016, she graduated from St. Petersburg College with her Associate’s Degree in Veterinary Technology.

She became a Certified Veterinary Technician in August 2016. She has two dogs, Copper and Keyla, and a cat named Binx. She enjoys being outdoors and traveling. In her spare time, you can find her curled up with her fur babies, a cup of tea, and a book in hand.


Veterinary Surgical Technician Lead - Largo Location

Jose and his wife are originally from Puebla, Mexico. He has lived in the Tampa Bay area for 14 years. His family moved from Chicago to St. Petersburg for its beautiful weather! Jose has worked with small animals for over 20 years and loves it! 

Here in the Tampa Bay area, Jose worked at the Tampa Bay Emergency Clinic for a couple of years and at Andes Animal Hospital (now Coastal Animal Hospital) for the past 14 years. Jose is married and has 3 lovely daughters. He has a Labrador named Kyle. In his free time, he likes to go kayaking and running.  Jose is also fluent in Spanish.


Vet Assistant - Largo Location

Karlie was born in Pasco country and moved to pinellas county in 2014. Karlie was raised around large animals and grew up loving animals big and small. She soon wanted to persue with animals as a career. She joined the veterinarian assistant program at her high school. She started as a volunteer at Coastal animal Clinic in August of 2019 and was hired in April of 2021 as a Pet Care Assistant. In May of 2021 she became a certified veterinary assistant and graduated from her program at school. She grew up doing gymnastics starting at the age of 5 and traveling competitively for 11 years for it. During her free time she loves to paddle board and go to the beach with friends and family.


Client Care Coordinator - Largo Location

Opal joined the Largo team in December of 2020 and she is your most passionate care coordinator! She stands firm behind her title because she truly does care for animals and the humans attached to them.  From the cold blooded critters to warm blooded fur babies, she loves them all! Outside of work she is the proud owner of a beautiful bearded dragon, a betta fish and mentally we all think she has adopted our clinic cat, Morris! Opal joins our team with an abundance of enthusiasm and we are excited to have her on our team.


Groomer - Largo Location

Roxanne has been a veterinary technician and groomer for over 20 years. After working at the Largo location many years, she decided to fully be a groomer. Here, our staff calls her “the pet whisperer” because she can turn almost any rowdy experience into something nice and relaxed. 

All the animals love Roxanne; she keeps them happy and calm. Roxanne even has several dogs of her own named Charlie, Hound, and Buster. Contact our Largo clinic at 727-518-7387  today to get your pooch or kitty  pampered with Grooming by Roxanne!