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, Cheyenne, and cat, Dakota.
Dr. DeNitto is originally from Syracuse, NY. She graduated with honors from Rochester Institute of Technology in 2004 with a degree in Biology. Dr. DeNitto attended the University of Florida and earned her veterinary degree in 2008. Following veterinary school, she completed an internship at Florida Veterinary Specialists, in Tampa. After completion of her internship, she moved to Michigan for a few years while her husband finished school.
When not at work, Dr. DeNitto is home raising her two wonderful children. She has two pets including Rosie, a Golden Retriever, and a cat named Bubba. Her favorite past-times include enjoying the outdoors, going to the beach, hiking, swimming and reading.
Dr. Bajc is one of our wonderful new Associate Veterinarians here at Temple Terrace Animal Hospital. She is originally from Marietta, Georgia. She joined our team because she immediate fell in love with our team members and felt immediately at home. Dr. Bajc attended the University of Georgia, where she earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine.
When Dr. Bajc isn’t practicing medicine, you can find her gardening, cooking, traveling, scuba diving, or practicing yoga. She shares her home with her husband Hayden and their two tabby cats – Gator and Emmie.
Her goal is to become a long-term member of the community. She is especially interested in soft tissue surgery, preventive medicine, feline medicine, and exotic pets.
Dr. Necia Godzisz is originally from Warren, Michigan. She graduated from Michigan State University with a bachelor’s in biology, followed by a post-bachelor’s secondary teaching certification. Prior to her veterinary degree program, Dr. Godzisz acquired many years of experience with exotic animal husbandry and medicine at The Florida Aquarium in Tampa where she did extensive medical and quarantine work with birds, reptiles and mammals. Dr. Godzisz then attended the University of Florida for her veterinary medicine degree. During her veterinary degree program she completed externships with Angell’s exotic animal and neurology departments, Humane Alliance, and a poultry externship. Additionally, she did volunteer pathology work with FWC’s Mark Cunningham during the summers while attending veterinary school. Since graduating she has pursued veterinary passions for feline and canine medicine, dentistry, neurology and dermatology and works primarily with canine and feline patients.
Dr. Godzisz now lives here in Tampa with her partner, 7 cats (Bisou, Jan-Michael Vincent, Tasi, Pepperoni, Phineas, Fifi, Bebony) and 1 dog (Benny). She enjoys gaming of all varieties, photography, scuba diving, crafting and hiking.
Dr. Weiner is one of our wonderful Associate Veterinarians here at Temple Terrace Animal Hospital. She is originally from Boca Raton, Florida. She joined our practice because she loves the atmosphere of the practice, and our dedication to compassionate, high-quality care.
Dr. Weiner attended the University of Florida for both her undergrad (where she received her Bachelor degree in Zoology) and her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. She is especially interested in Ultrasonography, Clinical Pathology, and Feline Medicine.
When Dr. Weiner is not caring for your pets, you can find her hiking, traveling, and spending time with her friends and family. She especially enjoys her annual family trip to their cabin in Montana.
She shares her house with her one dog Ellie (Pictured), and her two cats (George and Snoop). George welcomes her home every day with a stretch and hug.
Dr. Guillen joined our team in August of 2022. She earned her B.S. in Animal Science with minors in Equine Science and Spanish. She earned her DVM at Louisiana State University.
Dr. Guillen chose to become a veterinarian to advocate for her patients and provide their caregivers with the tools needed to keep them happy and healthy. Her goal is to ensure she can provide the best medical care possible for her patients, and help their caregivers feel informed and a part of their pet’s care. She always does the best that she can and strives to be the best.
Dr. Guillen shares her home with her rabbit named Jack, and her two cats, Pete and Grace. Her pets are her sweet companions who always manage to give her a break from her day to day. She is eager to learn and more to her skill set every day, and is working towards advancing her surgical techniques, ultrasound, and endoscopy.
Dr. Guillen is fluent in Spanish.
Degrees: BS (Biology), BVS, DACVECC
College of Veterinary Medicine: University of Melbourne, Australia
Dr. Sinclair is one the newest additions to our team of Veterinarians, and we could not be more excited to have her in our family. She loves medicine and Science, but did not want to work on the human side. Her dad knew how much she loved animals and he suggested that she try Veterinary medicine, and she has not looked back since. She spent some time volunteering in an animal clinic and she just knew this was the perfect career for her.
Her goal is to always help her patients and their families find a plan for care that works for all of them, to understand their concerns, and to send each patient home with a treatment plan in place and any pain and suffering under control.
Dr. Sinclair grew up in California and moved to Florida from Australia (Vet school) to pursue an internship. She quickly discovered her love for Emergency medicine, and especially critical patients. After years of working in 24/7 critical care for the sickest patients, she decided to take a step back to start a family. Her passion remains in critical care and providing care the ones who need it most. She and her husband share their home with their two children, their dog (Willy), and their two litter mate cats (Samson and Delilah).
Animals and pets mean so much to Dr. Sinclair. She believes they share the purest form of love.
Her mantra in life is sweet and simple: “Be kind”
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 all 6 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 six hospital group, as our Practice Administrator.
Cassy graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry from the University of South Florida in 1998.
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.
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.
Melissa is our Practice Manager here at Temple Terrace Animal Hospital. She began her career with us in 2012 where she worked as a Veterinary Technician at our sister hospital, North Bay Animal Hospital. In 2018 she transferred to another sister hospital of ours. At All Creatures Animal Hospital, she worked as an Assistant Practice Manager for two years. Melissa graduated from Michigan State University with her Bachelors in Veterinary Technology. Her professional goal was to become a Practice Manager.
Melissa shares her home with a Basset Hound named Clayton and a cat named Douglas Puss. When Melissa is not at work, you can find her wandering around plant nurseries on the weekends, or visiting wineries on her family vacations in Northern Michigan. Melissa is also a big Avengers fan and has always been ‘Team Captain America’.
Chelsea is our Assistant Manager here at Temple Terrace Animal Hospital. She has been a member of our team since 2016 and became a Certified Veterinary Technician in 2020.
When she is not working, she loves to travel and explore new places with her husband. She also enjoys spending time outdoors with her 2 Jack Russel Terriers.
Travis is one of our awesome Technicians here at Temple Terrace Animal Hospital. 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. He is one of our credentialed technicians, earning his CVT in 2022.
Travis enjoys the outdoors, hiking, cycling, and playing the guitar. He and his wife Chelsea share their home with their five cats and two dogs. Travis’ goal is to continue to learn and grow in the Veterinary community.
Hello, my name is Emily! I am a veterinary technician and have been working for the Tampa Bay Veterinary group since 2013. I was born and raised in Tampa, Florida and I am very thankful that I am able to pursue my love for animals by providing them with great health care. There is nothing I would rather be doing. I am currently in school becoming certified. My family includes my amazing husband, three beautiful cats, two energetic rabbits, and a handsome English Springer Spaniel. I love all my pets but rabbits are my FAVORITE animal! In my free time I enjoy cooking, Disney and comic-book conventions. I also love tea!
Ciera is one of our senior client care team members. She is from Brandon, Florida. She loves animals and helping their humans. She loves spending time outdoors, kayaking, hiking, archery, and going to the beach. She is happily married and has a son. She also shares her home with her three dogs, 3 cats, and her tarantula. She, her two sisters, and her parents all share loving memories of her brother in Heaven. She tries to be happy in whatever she does.
Holly is the Office Coordinator as well as a member of our Client Care team here at Temple Terrace Animal Hospital. Holly cultivated her love of the ocean from a very young age, and has attended the University of South Florida and University of Guam as an undergraduate student in biology and marine science. After working as a student scientist for the National Park Service in Guam, a research assistant both in the Turks & Caicos and Palau, and as a field technician at Rutgers University, she decided to expand the scope of her degree, and now has a B.Sc. in Environmental Science. Having traveled and worked in so many different regions, Holly has decided to settle in Florida near her family and continue a career in the animal care field. In her spare time, Holly enjoys outdoor activities, reading, movies, and any creative endeavors. She is supervised by 2 cats named Jack and Sally, and a spunky little dog named Apollo.
Erin is our wonderful Client Care Supervisor here at Temple Terrace Animal Hospital. She is originally from New York. She received her Associates in Business Management from Hillsborough Community College. She joined our practice because she loves helping animals and their humans navigate pet- parenthood. In her spare time, she enjoys playing video games, sewing, and kayaking. Erin shares her home with two pit bull mixes (Hobbs and Oliver), 2 guinea pigs (Alfonse and Theodore), and one grumpy old lady cat named Iris.
Mackenzie is one of our amazing Pet Resort Specialists here at Temple Terrace Animal Hospital. She is originally from Tampa. She loves learning about animals and animal care. She shares her home with 7 cats. 3 Sphynx and 4 rescue kitties.
Jo-Mar is one of our wonderful Pet Resort specialists here at Temple Terrace Animal Hospital. She is from Tampa, Florida. She started her career in the animal field as a volunteer with the hopes to have a career in her future. She is currently enrolled in the University of Florida. She is a certified Veterinary Assistant. She enjoys taking photographs, outdoor activities, and spending time with her friends and family. Jo-Mar collects little pins and LOVES Boba tea. She is an only child and loves her pet Layla and her fish. Her Goal is to graduate college and continue her career in Veterinary Medicine.
Caitlin is one of our amazing Veterinary Technicians. She was raised in Tampa then moved to Gainesville for school. After obtaining her degree she found her passion in animal care working with stray and feral cats at Operation Catnip. After moving back to Tampa, Caitlin joined our team! She shares her home with her adorable corgi Arya and sweet and spicy kitty Rey.
Hi! My name is Kylie and I am a veterinary technician here at Temple Terrace Animal Hospital. I was born and raised in Orlando, FL but moved down to Tampa to attend the University of South Florida, where I recently obtained my Bachelor’s degree in Biology. I have a passion for animal care and am working towards applying to veterinary school. I currently live with my two cats, Jade and Amber and when I’m not working I love getting to go to the beach or spending time with my friends and family.
Brooke is one of the Pet Resort Specialists here at the hospital. She completed her Bachelor’s in English: Creative Writing at USF and will be working towards her Masters of Fine Arts. She enjoys working here at the hospital because she loves animals and loves learning all their different personalities which helps influence her writing. She also has her own band of misfits! Currently she has 6 cats sharing her home. All but one of the cats in her home came from the neighborhood she lives in and she’s raised most of them since they were kittens.
In her free time, Brooke will take long drives with her cat with thumbs named Crusty (pictured here with her) and going on hikes with him since he enjoys tagging along for adventures. She also frequents Starbucks for her iced black tea, so don’t be surprised if you happen to see him with her in the drive-thru!
Kiana is part of our client-care team at Temple Terrace Animal Hospital. She is originally from Tampa. She joined our practice because of her passion for animals and always having wanted to work with them.
Kiana attended the University of South Florida and earned her degree in Integrative Animal Biology. Her hobbies include reading, skating, and going to the beach. She has 2 guinea pigs. Her goal is to become a veterinarian.
I’m Amanda and I work as a Certified Veterinary Technician. I’m originally from Indiana, but I currently live here in Florida with my husband, 2 cats, dog and rabbit. In my free time I enjoy reading and traveling the world! I received my education from Vet Tech Institute at Fox College.
Hello! My name is Arseia (R-see-ah) and I am currently a veterinary technician here at Temple Terrace Animal Hospital. I just moved to Tampa in January after buying a house with my spouse in August 2021. I am originally from Orlando, where I have spent most of my life. I briefly moved to Gainesville for 5 years to pursue my Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science. After, I have spent the last 3 years working at a variety of wildlife refuges and animal hospitals as a technician. I am currently going to school at St. Petersburg College to pursue my CVT. I have 2 cats; Pumpkin and Habanero (he’s the handsome grey cat in my picture). My hobbies are gaming, cooking, trying new restaurants, and going to the zoo and aquarium. I have a passion for animal patient care so if you ever see me around, feel free to ask me any questions!
Delilah is one of our veterinary technicians here at Temple Terrace Animal Hospital. She is from St. Petersburg, FL, but also has family in Columbus, Ohio.
Delilah gained her passion for veterinary medicine during high school where she participated in the veterinary assistant program and earned the title of Certified Veterinary Assistant (CVA) and the Animal Science Specialist Certification from AEST (Agriculture Education Services & Technology, Inc). She is working to gain technician experience with the intentions of applying to vet school after she earns her bachelor’s degree. In her free time, she likes to go thrifting, have movie nights with her friends, and spend time with her cat named Bucket.
Gabby is one of our wonderful Pet Resort Specialists and technician assistants here at Temple Terrace Animal Hospital. She was born and raised here in Tampa. Gabby joined our practice because she loves animals and wants to make a positive impact on their lives. She is currently enrolled in the Veterinary Technology program at St. Pete College. She aspires to become a Certified Veterinary Technician who shares her knowledge and love of animals with the community through our practice. Gabby can be found on her days off at the beach, strolling the aisles at local bookstores, and caring for her pet rats.
Jazmyn is one of our amazing Client Care members at Temple Terrace Animal Hospital. Jazmyn joined our practice because she has a huge passion for animals and strives to make a difference in the animal community. Jazmyn Obtained her CVA at Southern Technical College and plans to obtain her bachelor’s in wildlife biology. When Jazmyn’s not working, she enjoys kayaking, playing video games, and spending time with her two dogs Daisy and Leroy, along with her newest addition who is a crazy kitten named Mango.
Hi! My name is Madelyn and I am part of the Pet Resort team at Temple Terrace Animal Hospital. I am currently working towards my Bachelors degree in Biology and I hope to go on to veterinary technician school after I graduate. I enjoy working at the hospital because I get to spend a lot of time with animals and I get to learn about how to take the best care of them. Outside of work and school, I enjoy going on long bike rides, taking trips to the beach, and trying out new boba shops. I have two dogs, two cats, and one fish back home in Savannah, Georgia and I miss them very much.
Hi, I’m Nikki. I am a part of the Pet Resort Specialist team here at Temple Terrace Animal Hospital. I always say my hobby is liking animals. With three dogs, three cats, six chickens and a duck back home, it’s kind of a given. So far, I’ve earned my associate degree at HCC. I am also currently studying at USF to gain a Bachelor’s in Biology, alongside a minor in Criminology, with plans to apply for vet school.
Hey! My name is Quin and I am a Pet Resort Specialist here at Temple Terrace Animal Hospital. I was born and raised in Brandon, FL and I have an interest in trade jobs. I used to compete in swimming for many years and I still swim in my free time to this day.
I have two dogs a hound mix named Mitzi who I had found at the humane society and a golden-doodle named Tiller that we adopted from a local breeder. I love going out to explore new places and spending time with my friends in my spare time.
My name is Thay (Ty). I work in the Client Care Department at Temple Terrace Animal Hospital. I was born and raised in Puerto Rico until the age of 11, then moved from Detroit, MI to the Sunshine state when I was around 17. I have a pretty big family but it’s only my mom, little/older brother and step dad that live in Florida. I have a 3-year-old standard Schnauzer, Mylo, who is my whole heart and more.
I’m a junior at USF pursuing my B.S in Biology in hopes to get into vet school afterwards. as this field is my passion. I love to run, work out, binge watch tv shows with Mylo and eat endless amounts of food.