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.
Twigg came to us after having been found up in a tree for three days. At first, Boots was very suspicious of Twigg as he had become used to having the entire hospital to himself. After a few months, they became good buddies, although Twigg still loves to attack him in play, and then run under things that he is too large to fit under.
Technician-Associate of Science in Veterinary Technology
Shannon is a Veterinary Technician here at 4th Street Pet Hospital and has been with us since 2013. Starting out in veterinary medicine in 2007, Shannon has great passion for pet care and client education. She completed her Associate of Science degree at the St. Petersburg College of Veterinary Technology Program in May 2015, and plans on taking her state board test to become a Certified Veterinary Technician this December. She has 2 pugs and 2 tuxedo cats that she shares her home with. In addition to caring for your pets, Shannon is also beginning the journey of being a parent, as she and her husband have recently celebrated the joy of their first child.
Front Office Manager
Becca began working for 4th Street Pet Hospital while in high school, and through lots of dedication and hard work, has become our Front Office Manager. She supervises and trains our other receptionists and successfully runs the client services department of our hospital. In her off hours, she stays very busy as she is additionally a student at St. Petersburg College.
She enjoys going to the beach and concerts with her friends and family, and has even gone skydiving. She is a parent to two wonderful pets and always has a smile for our client's four legged children.
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.
Practice Manager and Supervisor of Technicians
Theresa has 4 years of experience in veterinary medicine and is currently enrolled in a Bachelors program in Business. She works to create a medical environment that will reduce the stress that often accompanies being a Pet Parent. Additionally, she is responsible for the design of many of our in hospital systems that help to make a pet's visit or stay, more comfortable.
As our Supervisor of Technicians, she is responsible for teaching and leading our team of veterinary nurses. In her free time she enjoys going to the beach, longboarding, movies, and spending time with her family. She has two dogs and four cats that she cares for at home.
Keith is the Managing Partner and Hospital Administrator of 4th Street Pet Hospital. With 12 years experience managing veterinary hospitals in South Carolina, California and Florida, he understands that pet parents are looking for compassionate and courteous service from our team members. He is on site 6 days a week to ensure that our hospital continually works to earn your trust.
Most recently he managed a staff of 40 at the Veterinary Emergency Care Center in Largo.
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.
Dr. Montor is the Medical Director of 4th Street Pet Hospital. She 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 veterinary 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 29 years, she and her husband have three cats named Dickens, Kate, and Cooper. She lives in the Crescent Heights neighborhood of St. Petersburg, and looks forward to meeting you and your pets
Dr. Stephanie Montor