Cathi Pinsker, DVM
Dr. Cathi Pinsker graduated from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 1995.
She enjoys working with many species of animals large and small. In her spare time, Dr. Pinsker enjoys many outdoor activities including biking, fishing, hiking, and gardening.
Indoor activities include reading and baking. She shares her life and house with her husband.
Michael Herrington, DVM (aka Dr. Mike)
Dr. Mike was born in Birmingham, AL, but grew up in Sarasota with two older brothers. He competed in swimming for the Sarasota YMCA Sharks and graduated in 1998 from Pine View School. He attended Florida State University and graduated with honors in 2002.
Returning to Sarasota, he worked at several local vet clinics before matriculating to veterinary school at The Ohio State University in 2007. In addition to his studies, he also served on the Small Animal Emergency Surgery Team, Cow Milking Team, volunteered at the Ohio Wildlife Center, and was a member of the Student Chapters of the American Veterinary Medical Association, American Association of Zoo Veterinarians, Veterinary Business Management Association, and American Association of Feline Practitioners.
After graduating from vet school, Dr. Mike spent 6 years at a Nokomis vet practice, treating dogs, cats, birds, exotics, and wildlife, and also making housecalls. Prior to joining the EAHC team in December 2017, he served as a shelter vet in Manatee County.
Dr. Mike lives with his wonderful wife Marcie and a variety of critters, including horses, cats, chinchillas, Muscovy ducks, fish, and reptiles. In his spare time, he enjoys taking care of his animals, horseback riding, enjoying Florida’s fine parks and beaches, and catching a snapshot or two of the amazing variety of wildlife that shares Florida with us.
Tom Carlos, DVM
Thomas Carlos, DVM MS, otherwise known as “Dr. Tom” graduated from the University of the Philippines in 1985, then obtained his Master’s Degree in Surgery and Medicine from Auburn University. Dr. Carlos did an internship at the American Animal Hospital in Chicago.
In 1990, he opened his first veterinary practice in the Florida panhandle and has since opened and maintained several veterinary hospitals throughout the state. He is Doggie Dad to Darla and Zoe.
Stacy Boll, CVT, CVPM – Hospital Manager
My name is Stacy. I am the Hospital Manager, CVT (certified veterinary technician), and a CVPM (Certified Veterinary Practice Manager) here at Englewood Animal Health Center. I started here September of 2016, but have been in the veterinary profession for over 16 years. I graduated from St. Petersburg College with a bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Technology and a Bachelor’s degree in Practice Management. Working with animals was a childhood dream of mine and I love what I do! I also am happily married with 3 children; 2 boys and 1 girl! My furry family includes 2 cats, 2 dogs, a ninja chicken, and 1 beautiful eclectus parrot.
Dana – Receptionist
I was born and raised in Northwest Indiana. I relocated to Southwest Florida in 2011. My two passions are travel and animals. After working in the travel industry for many years I decided to make a career change in 2004. The veterinary industry was a natural choice. I joined the team at Englewood Animal Health Center in December 2011. My favorite part of my job is the interaction with the patients and educating their owners. I am a mom to 2 lab mixes, Sasha and Sadie.
Hannah – Receptionist
Originally from Massachusetts, I moved to Florida when I was 14. I attended Lemon Bay High School and graduated in 2012. I have always been a pet owner owning, Labrador retrievers, Dachshunds, Beagles even some Rabbits over the years and currently owning a Miniature Australian Shepherd. I worked in a pet salon and retail store for a year, and because of my love for and experience with animals, I started working at Englewood Animal Health Center in September of 2015. Where I look forward to advancing my knowledge and career in the animal care field.
Jen – Receptionist
My name is Jen. I recently moved to this area from Ohio and I am enjoying living the Florida life. I started here at Englewood Animal Health Center in July 2017, although I have been in the animal field since 2009. My hobbies include spending time at the beach as well as hanging out with my dog Peach (she is a Mini Walrus which is a Sharpei/Basset mix) and my cat, Sadie.
Stephenie – Veterinary Technician
I enjoy my work and caring for all animals. Opportunities to learn new things and pass the knowledge to clients / pet owners for the welfare and care of their furry family members always feels good. I am a parent to a 11 year old lab and a 22 year old Calico kitty named Piggy. I have been with Englewood Animal Health Center since March 2015.
Sarah – Veterinary Technician
Sarah graduated from the Veterinary Technician Program in 2012 at Baker College in Jackson, Michigan. She worked in veterinary clinics in the Lansing, Michigan area until we decided to move to Florida in September of 2016. She started working with Englewood Animal Health Center in March of 2017. She has always loved everything about animals and after spending years working office jobs I decided to go back to school to get my vet tech degree and have loved it ever since. She has a 12-year-old hound mix named Sebastian and a 2-year-old kitty named Tyrod.
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I have been around animals my whole life, from growing up in farm country in the hills of northern Illinois to helping with wildlife in south Florida and everything in between. Veterinary medicine was always a passion for me; against my parents’ wishes of my becoming an RN, my vision was more of the furry four-legged kind, The fact is , I love animals and I wanted to be able to help them out of pain and suffering, to give care and comfort to the sick, to give assistance to the disabled, to be there to calm their fears to the best of my ability and to give a happy Labrador with a wagging tail a good boy treat at the end of his visit.
Having said all that, I have had the pleasure of working in the veterinary profession for over 25 years. In that time I have worked with dogs, cats, birds, exotic animals, pocket pets and wildlife. I even did a few months working at a small zoo helping to care for all the parrots and other residents there including a very young Lemur that I became very fond of.
Life has a way of guiding you if you are willing to follow and I ended up following the trail to emergency medicine, critical care and working in ICU after many years working in day practice. I found critical care and ICU to be one of the most rewarding things I ever did in my career. I found that I took my patients care very much to heart, they were individual souls experiencing many different things, some extremely difficult, and what they all had in common is that they were scared and did not understand. I felt it was my duty to have their stay with us be the best that I could possibly make for them, given the array of sickness, injuries, and recoveries from surgery that I had on a nightly basis.
Through those years I was well rewarded with the many little souls that I came into contact with and it has left a huge memory in my heart and has given me more of an appreciation for each and every animal, their personalities, quirks, happiness, and fears. I feel very blessed to know each and every one of them, to help their owners with questions and concerns, to give excellent nursing care to the sick and injured, to stroke an owners’ cat softly to pass soothing energy to help relieve the anxiety it may be feeling. In short, I love my profession and if I had to do it all over again I would not change a thing.
I am the proud mama to 5 loving cats, a Siberian husky, a Labrador mix and a Chesapeake Bay retriever; all of which were rescues and in desperate need of a forever home. They now have a home both here in Englewood FL and in North Carolina. They are very happy.
It is my pleasure to work here at Englewood Animal Health Center again as I did shortly after the practice opened in 2011. I am looking forward to seeing old friends and making new.
Amanda – Veterinary Technician
I was born in Port Charlotte and grew up in this area. I have loved animals since I was little. I worked with the Humane Society for 2 years before moving to the human medical side, but my heart was still in veterinary medicine. The next 4 years I worked as a receptionist and trained as a technician at another practice. I joined the EAHC family in January of 2018. I have a Siberian Husky, two cats, and a bearded dragon at home along with my 4 human children. In my free time I enjoy photographing the local nature and my children.
Jessika T – Veterinary Assistant
Hi, I’m Jessika. I started at Englewood Animal Health Center Nov 2016. I was born and raised in Florida. Ever since I can remember I have always been passionate about animals! I also love to travel. I have a very spoiled 3 year old Chi-weenie named Luna.c
Ashlie – Veterinary Assistant
My name is Ashlie. I was born and raised in Florida and I am an Army veteran. I started working for Englewood Animal Health Center in Nov 2017. I am a mom to 2 boys and 3 dogs (a chorkie, a rotten shepherd, and a rat terrier mix). My passion for animals is what lead me to pursue a career here at EAHC.
Shelby, Veterinary Assistant
Hi! My name is Shelby. I was born in Tampa, FL and grew up in Lancaster, KY. I have 2 boxer dogs and 1 cat. I volunteered at the Suncoast Humane Society for 2 years which made me want to pursue more in the animal field. I started at Englewood Animal Health Center April of 2018. I am so happy at where I’m working and love the pets and the employees! The EAHC is a great place to bring animals to. I’ve never seen people treat animals so good like I do here. I also love helping out the Vet Techs when they need me! This made me realize that one day I hope to become a Veterinary Technician.
Cherra, aka CC
My name is Cherra but I go by CC. I am a single mother of 3 incredible teenagers. I have 2 boys and a girl. We own 1 dog, 2 cats, and 2 guinea pigs. We all love the outside. My boys love sports and myself and my daughter love horseback riding. We moved to Venice from Indiana 2 years ago. I have been grooming pretty much my entire life. My mother is what’s called a “Master Groomer” and has been grooming for over 25 years. I have learned everything from her. I started by being her bather and worked/learned my way up. I love animals and my goal is to give your “fur baby” the best experience they can have!
I have been grooming professionally for 25 years now. I have an associates degree in animation movies.
I have 9 grandchildren from 18 years old to 10 months! I became a dog groomer after I starting grooming on sheep and goats in the 1970’s! I also showed dogs, sheep, goats, rabbits, and most 4 legged animals in 4-H. I love the creativity of my job as much as the job itself!