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 activites including biking, fishing, hiking and gardening.
Indoor activities include reading and baking.
She shares her life and house with her husband and 1 senior cat named “JJ”
Ivia Alfonso, DVM
Dr. Ivia Caridad Alfonso graduated in 2006 as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Zootechny from The Agrarian University of Havana, Cuba. After graduation she worked locally with dogs and cats as a veterinarian. She came to the USA in 2011 and worked as a vet technician in Miami. Later she moved to Cape Coral with her husband and got her license as a DVM in 2015. Since then she has been working as a veterinarian in the Cape Coral area where she currently resides. We welcomed Dr. Alfonso to our team in November 2017. Dr. Alfonso is bilingual. She loves cats and her personal interests are reading and music.
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 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 Masters 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 – Hospital Manager, CVT
My name is Stacy. I am the Hospital Manager and CVT (certified veterinary technician) here at Englewood Animal Health Center. I started here September of 2016, but have been in the veterinary profession for over 15 years. I graduated from St. Petersburg College with a bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Technology. 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 3 cats, 2 dogs, 5 chickens, and 1 not-so furry leopard gecko.
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 the 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 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.
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.
Ashleigh is from Texas but moved here at the age of nine. She has always loved animals ever since she could remember. She wanted to be a doctor or to help in any way possible. Her mom was a groomer so she would go help. She eventually learned how to groom at the age of 9 years old! She saw it as an opportunity to help pets in a different way! She continues to groom because the love she gets from the animals warms her heart!