We are here for you and your fur baby! Come be a part of our family!
Dr. Stephanie Montor
Dr. Montor has a Bachelors of Science Degree in Animal Sciences and is a 1993 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical School. She previously owned a small animal practice with her husband, Keith, in South Carolina, and has worked with practices in California and Florida. She believes strongly in taking time to get to know her patients and pet parents. She encourages you to ask lots of questions concerning you pet's health and well being.
In her free time she enjoys reading, running, and traveling. Married for 27 years, she and her husband have two cats:Sticks and Dickens. She lives in Crescent Heights and looks forward to meeting you and your pets.
Keith is the Hospital Administrator and is a co/owner of 4th Street Pet Hospital. He is responsible for all business, client service, and staffing matters. He previously owned a financial planning and investment firm, and has 11 years of experience managing veterinary hospitals in South Carolina, California, and Florida. Most recently he managed a staff of 40 at the Veterinary Emergency Care Center in Largo. He is dedicated to making your experience at 4th Street Pet Hospital as stress free as possible. Keith is available full time to answer any questions you may have regarding your experience at our hospital.
In his free time he enjoys constructing boats, furniture making, playing music, and traveling.
Heather Dussault- Office Manager
Heather is our friendly and skilled office manager. She is responsible for creating a pleasant and efficient client service experience at our hospital. Her customer service skills have developed to a very high level due to her 10 years experience in many client oriented industries. Dr. Montor and Keith have appointed her as their right hand in running 4th Street Pet Hospital. She has recently graduated with her Asociates in Science in Criminal law, but cannot deny her love for animals. She is a pet parent to her cat Amaru. Heather has had Amaru for ten years and truly understands the animal human bond.
A Veterinary Technician Is a Skilled Nurse For Pets
We are always pleased when a client tells us that they really like and appreciate Dr. Montor. Behind the scenes, she enlists the help of a talented group of pet nurses, which are normally called technicians, in the veterinary field. These technicians perform many of of the same procedures as nurses working in the human medical field. Our technicians assist Dr. Montor with surgeries and on their own do dental cleanings, lab work, take x-rays, place IV catheters, and a list of other services too lengthy to list here.
While many veterinary technicians have been trained exclusively on the job (with proper supervision) over many years, others have additionally attended multi year college programs. In all cases, veterinary technicians, just like human nurses, are the backbone of the veterinary medical team. They are instrumental to Dr. Montor in helping you to keep your pet happy and healthy.
Shannon Waters- Veterinary Technician
Shannon has been working in the veterinary field since 2007, starting out in kennels, and working her way to an assistant. From there, she eventually became an experienced technician. Shannon specializes in client education, dentistry, and critical care. She is currently enrolled in the St. Petersburg College Vet Tech Program, with a target graduation date of Spring 2015. She then plans to further her education with a BA in animal sciences soon after. Shannon, recently married, shares her home with her husband, two cats (Jack and Bagheera), and a pug named Doug. When she is not working or going to school she enjoys time with her family and frequent visits to Walt Disney World!
Jessica Laird- Veterinary Technician Jessica is currently attending The University of Tampa, studying for her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Biology. After she graduates, she will be applying to veterinary school. In addition, she is getting a Career Diploma in dog training at Penn Foster Career School. She has 4 years of experience as a Veterinary Technician. She also has a Career Diploma as a veterinary assistant. When she is not working, she loves to go to the movies, shop, and spend time with her three cats (Oreo, Jack, and Garfield) and dog (Lizzy)
Theresa Dunlay- Technician in Training Theresa has 3 years of experience in veterinary reception and is in her second year of our Veterinary Technician Training Program. She hopes to become a Certified Veterinary Technician in the future. In her free time she enjoys going to the beach, longboarding, and spending time with her family. She has one dog and four cats that she cares for at home.
Sarai started as a volunteer at our hospital. She showed such a strong work ethic, that we decided to hire her as a permanent member of our team. She is a senior at Pinellas Park High School and received her experience working with animals at Saul High School of Agriculture in Philadelphia. Sarai cares for her beloved dog Kirby. Once graduating high school Sarai will go on to become a registered nurse at a children's hospital. In her free time she enjoys playing soccer, spending time with her older sister, and volunteering at the Boy's and Girl's Club.
Boots- Hospital Cat
Boots was brought to us by an employee who found him as a stray, and couldn't leave him behind! He was placed in a home but sadly it did not work out. He was returned to us and he captured our hearts. We decided to keep him with us, and make the hospital his forever home. Boots enjoys climbing on top of tall cabinets, playing with cat nip, and entertaining our clients.
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