Dr. Lassett is a native of Tampa. He attended the University of Florida receiving a bachelors degree in microbiology in 1978 and a doctorate in veterinary medicine in 1982.
After completing a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Oradell Animal Hospital in New Jersey, Dr. Lassett returned to the Tampa Bay area. Dr. Lassett is Board Certified in Canine and Feline Practice and his areas of special interest include soft tissue and orthopedic surgery, oncology, diagnostic ultrasound, endoscopy, dermatology and cardiology.
Dr. Lassett has held board positions with the Humane Society of Tampa Bay and the Hillsborough County Veterinary Medical Society. He enjoys fishing, boating, and spending time with his dog and cat.
Dr. Kelleen Madill is originally from Port Orange, FL. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of FL obtaining her degree in animal sciences and a minor in zoology. She went on to complete her veterinary degree at Western University of Health Sciences located in CA. She is currently finishing a Master’s degree in Public Health at the University of South FL. She lives with her 3 pets, one black lab named Stubbie and two cats named Frankie and Rocky, and her husband Rob. In her free time, she enjoys reading, going to the beach, running, and spending time with her family. Her favorite time of the year is football season where she undyingly roots for the Green Bay Packers and the Florida Gators!
Cameron Smart, originally from Rochester, NY, has recently called Florida his home after living in Switzerland, Connecticut & Texas. He obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Connecticut in 2013 where he double majored in Animal Science and Veterinary Pathobiology. Between his studies, Dr. Smart was a player on UConn’s nationally ranked polo team and president of the Polo Club his senior year. He earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine where he graduated cum laude in 2017.
During his fourth-year of veterinary school, the American Animal Hospital Association recognized and awarded Dr. Smart for his outstanding clinical proficiency in primary care. This award is presented to one fourth year student in recognition of outstanding clinical proficiency in small animal medicine and surgery. He was also highly active in the Student Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society and served as president of the society while studying at Texas A&M. During summer breaks, Dr. Smart spent his time at North Fork Ranch in Colorado as a wrangler in the small mountain town of Shawnee.
Upon graduating veterinary school, Dr. Smart completed a small animal medicine and surgery internship at BluePearl Veterinary Partners here in Tampa, FL. He has also received his Human-Animal Bond Certification. This certificate allows veterinarians to fully appreciate the science behind the human-animal bond, learn more about its benefits for animals and people, and provide practical advice on how to ensure good bonds are built and maintained.
He has a strong interest in primary care, emergency medicine and internal medicine. In his spare time, Dr. Smart enjoys hiking with his Australian Shepherd, traveling, spending time at the beach, and horseback riding.
Dr. Andrea Caspary was born and raised in Tallahassee, Florida. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in biology with a minor in chemistry from Florida State University. During her undergraduate studies, Dr. Caspary received the Moellership Scholarship which funded travels to Thailand for six weeks to volunteer at an elephant village and to Ecuador for six weeks to volunteer at a low cost small animal surgery clinic. She received a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from The Ohio State University in 2018. She was awarded a scholarship from Zoetis to pursue a minor in Business from The Ohio State Fisher College of Business. Dr. Caspary received an additional certificate in business through The Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine and was awarded the Simmons Educational Fund Regional Business Aptitude Award.
Dr. Caspary’s professional interests include surgery, cardiology, and dermatology, as well as furthering her training in ultrasound and endoscopy diagnostics.
Dr. Caspary moved to Tampa in 2018. She has two dogs, Doak and Nolan. In their spare time Dr. Caspary likes traveling, working out, trying out new restaurants and watching Seminole football. GO NOLES!
Dr. Mora is one of our awesome veterinarians here at North Bay Animal Hospital. He is originally from Miami, Florida.
He attended the University of Florida for his under grad, and The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine where he earned his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. He is especially interested in animal dentistry and behavior.
When Dr. Mora isn’t caring for his patients, you can find him on the beach, exploring Tampa, and staying active anyway he can.
Both of Dr. Mora’s parents migrated from Cuba in the 80’s and currently live in Miami. Pictured with Dr. Mora is his rescue Corgi, Penny, who is full of spunk and personality. The Florida-Georgia rivalry runs deep in their family, as his brother is a UF grad.
Dr. Mora’s goal is to provide the best care available while continuing to grow as a doctor.
Dr. Jenny Moreira is one of our wonderful associate Veterinarians here at North Bay Animal Hospital. She was born in New Jersey and moved to Pennsylvania later in life. She received her undergrad at East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania. She attended Veterinary school at the University of Florida. She chose to work with us because of the dedication and hard work she saw of our awesome team.
Dr. Moreira enjoys the beach, drawing, painting, basketball, and fishing. She shares her home with one cat named Ballerina. She speaks Spanish and Portuguese.
Dr. Chris Ludlow is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. He established Veterinary Internal Medicine Diagnostics with a commitment to providing the highest quality internal medicine for pets and personalized service.
Dr. Ludlow earned his DVM with honors from Kansas State University in 1986. After graduation he worked in a busy small animal general practice in southern California for five years. He then returned to the KSU and completed a combined internal medicine/small animal clinical nutrition residency and Masters Degree program under Dr. David Williams.
Upon completion of his internal medicine residency, Dr. Ludlow then spent an additional year establishing a clinical nutrition service at KSU. After finishing his clinical nutrition training, Dr. Ludlow joined the internal medicine faculty at KSU for one and a half years before going into private specialty medicine at Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center in Kansas City in where he served as a staff internist with this group of nine specialists for 6 years.
Dr. Ludlow has more than 16 years of experience in ultrasound and endoscopy in university and referral hospital settings. He practices at 4 of our Tampa locations.
Dr. Colby Burns, a board-certified surgeon at North Tampa Veterinary Specialists, provides specialized orthopedic, soft tissue, neurologic and emergency surgical services to small animal veterinary practitioners. This service allows our veterinarians the ability to offer advanced surgical services in the comfort of our own hospital while maintaining direct contact with our clients and primary care for patients. Mobile surgical services are available six days a week (Monday through Saturday). Emergency surgical services are available seven days a week, including evenings and weekends.
Raised on a working horse ranch Cassy has always had a strong love for all animals and a desire to improve the human-animal bond. She began working in the veterinary field at the age of 15 as an assistant in a veterinary hospital in Plant City, FL, and from 1993 to 2000 worked as an emergency and day-time veterinary technician. Since 1995, she has served our four hospital group, as our Practice Administrator. Cassy graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry from the University of South Florida in 1998. Residing in Valrico, Florida, Cassy shares her home with her husband, her 2 children, her cat, Gordy and her dog, Dolly Brown. Her interests are client advocacy, team building, physical rehabilitation, communication, and compliance. Cassy’s hobbies include reading, outdoor activities and her family. Cassy has been a member of the VHMA since 2001 and served on their Board of Directors for 2 years. Cassy earned her Certified Veterinary Practice Manager (CVPM) designation in 2005 and her Certified Canine Rehabilitation Assistant (CCRA) designation in 2008. She was the co-chair of the Bay Area Managers Network Group in Tampa for 10 years and is a past adjunct professor for Webster Veterinary University.
Kara is originally from Georgia, but has lived in Florida for most of her life. She has been with North Bay Animal Hospital since 1995. As Hospital Manager, Kara’s priority is to ensure upstanding individualized client care. Kara resides in Tampa with her three cats and husband. In her spare time she enjoys boating, fishing, and spending time with her family.
Debbie is our wonderful Hospital Coordinator here at North Bay Animal Hospital. She is originally from Pittsburgh. She has always enjoyed working in the animal field. She worked as a zookeeper for ten years prior to joining our team. She attended school at the University of South Florida where she earned her B.S. in Zoology. When Debbie is not at work, you can find her reading, enjoying the outdoors, traveling, listening to live music, and spending time with her friends and family (She is very close with her family). She currently shares her home with her little pit rescue named Susie. She is currently working on buying a house with a big yard for Susie.
Alyssa is one of our wonderful Client Care team members here at North Bay Animal Hospital. She is a native Tampanian!!
She joined our team as soon as she graduated high school. She always had a dream of working with animals. She attended Hillsborough Community College. When Alyssa is not working you can find her shopping, or taking her handsome pup Thor (pictured) out on the town. Alyssa is from a large family of 5 children (three brothers and one sister) and her parents. Alyssa’s immediate goal is to adopt another Great Dane. She is absolutely in love with this breed. If you ever have the opportunity to meet Thor, you will understand why.
Britain is one of our wonderful Veterinary Technicians here at North Bay Animal Hospital. She joined our team for the opportunity to learn more. Britain graduated from Florida State University in 2017 where she earned her bachelors of Science degree in Biology and she minored in Chemistry. She spends her free time going to the gym and Disney World. She loves Mexican food. She has two mini Aussie’s (Derek and Avery). Her goal for the future is to get Into Veterinary school and become a Veterinarian at a zoo or for aquatics.
Alex is our awesome Pet Resort Coordinator here at North Bay Animal Hospital. She is originally from St. Petersburg, Florida. She joined our team for the opportunity to give love and gentle care to all of our patients. She attended St. Petersburg college where she earned her A.A. degree. She is currently enrolled at the University of South Florida. When Alex isn’t working, you can find her playing or napping with her dog Ruby or her Tabby cat Rico. She comes from a very large family and is the middle child of 7 siblings. Her goal is to become a CVT and be a versatile practice team member.
Sarah is one of our wonderful Veterinary Technicians here at North Bay Animal Hospital. She was born in Denver, Colorado. She has spent most of her life in Florida. She attended Saint Pete College, where she earned her A.A.
When Sarah isn’t working you can find her reading, scuba diving, and frequenting the many theme parks Florida has to offer. She has a kitty named Goomba (pictured), who is named after the little mushrooms in the Super Mario games.
Sarah’s goal is to spend more time traveling and exploring.
Travis is one of our awesome Technicians and our Patient Care Coordinator here at North Bay. Travis joined our team for the opportunity to practice a higher level of Veterinary care. He attended the State College of Florida where he received his A.A. in Criminal Justice.
Travis enjoys the outdoors, hiking, cycling, and playing the guitar. He and his wife Chelsea share their home with their four cats and one dog. Travis’ goal is to continue to learn and grow in the Veterinary community.
Ben is one of our amazing Client Care team members. He is originally from Portland, Oregon. He joined our practice to pursue and begin his career in Veterinary Medicine. Ben attended Oregon State University where he Majored in Biology and Minored in Chemistry. Ben enjoys snowboarding, hiking, and fishing. He does not have any pets as of yet, but he has begun his search for a puppy. He moved to Florida with his significant other Kayla last year. They had the road trip of a life time. Ben’s goal is to become a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine or start his own Aquaculture venture.
David is one of our awesome certified Veterinary Technicians here at North Bay Animal Hospital. He is originally from California. He has attended Saint Petersburg College, where he earned is AA and became a CVT. He is currently working on his BA. When David isn’t working, you can find him playing soccer, playing his guitar, or listening to music. He shares his home with ne dog named Xena. Most of his family lives in Ecuador and his father lives in Bonita Springs. His goal is to become a Veterinarian.
Lauren is one of our wonderful Client Care team members here at North Bay Animal Hospital. She is originally from Kansas City, Missouri. GO CHIEFS!! She has always loved animals (especially dogs) and has always wanted to work around them.
Lauren attended Grantham University. She has earned her Associates in Business Administration, and she is currently working on a Bachelors in Strategic Communication.
When Lauren isn’t working, you can find her at the beach, or cooking. She shares her home with her husband, their three kids, and their two dogs Lola (pictured) and Oddish.
It is Lauren’s dream to one day have her own food truck or bar & grill.
Carlos is one of our awesome Client Care team members here at North Bay Animal Hospital. He is originally from Miami, Florida. He joined our team to combine his passion for animals and medicine into one career. He attended the Art Institute of Tampa. Carlos enjoys drawing, music, fishing, and he is also a foodie. He comes from a large family with 5 siblings (Four brothers and one sister.) He shares his home with his three cats: Lola, Honey, and Benjamin. His goal is to begin classes to become a Veterinary Technician.
Ally is one of our fabulous Pet Resort team members. She is originally from Toms River, New Jersey. She attended Ohio University where she received her BS in Environmental Biology, and she received a certificate in Environmental Sciences. When Ally is not at work, you can find her playing volleyball, horse back riding, or traveling. She has one sister and three brothers. She shares her home with her two cats: Remi and T’Chala. Her goal is to make a positive impact on the environment, and work with endangered species.
Rachel is a part of our wonderful Pet Resort team here at North Bay Animal Hospital. She is originally from Destin, Florida. She joined our practice to learn more about Veterinary Medicine. She earned her B.S. in Interdisciplinary Natural Science from the University of South Florida. Rachel enjoys playing the piano, running, and hiking. She is the middle child with two brothers. She shares her home with a Boxer named Harper Lee and a Catahoula Leopard Dog named Blueberry Boy. Her goal is to become a Veterinary Radiologist specializing in Animal Cruelty cases, and to work with the ASPCA.
Steve is one of all-star Veterinary Technicians here at North Bay Animal Hospital. He is originally from Denver, Colorado. He joined our practice because of the quality of care that is given to our patients. He attended Plant High School. When Steve is not working, you can find him boating, fishing, and spending time with his family. He shares his home with his wife, four dogs, four cats, three guinea pig, fish, and a tarantula. He has two daughters and two beautiful grand babies. His goal is to uphold our standard of care, and to learn something new every day.
Honorary employee since 2017
Thor joined our practice because his Mom works here and he loves coming to work with her. When Thor isn’t at home lazing around the house, you can find him roaming around our office halls, visiting clients at the front desk, giving very slobbery kisses to all of our team members, and hanging out with his Mom. His goal is to remain a very good boy.