Meet Our Team

  • Dr. Dawn Daniels -
    Veterinarian & Practice Owner

    Dr. Daniels is a Nebraska native. She graduated from University of Nebraska with a BS in Biology. She then attended Iowa State University and graduated in 1997 with her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine.

    After practicing in Nebraska, in 2001, Dr. Daniels moved to the Bay Area to enjoy the Florida sun and the beaches! She then practiced at several clinics in the area as a Relief Veterinarian. She was also an Associate Veterinarian at both Seminole Boulevard Animal Hospital and Largo Veterinary Hospital.

    Largo Veterinary Hospital opened in 1984. Dr. Daniels returned in 2012 and became the sole practice owner as of 2015.

    In 2007 Dr. Daniels served as President for the Pinellas County Veterinary Medical Association and was a Gold Star Recipient from the Florida Veterinary Medical Association. 

    Dr. Daniels shares her home with her pet-children, Madison a Chihuahua and 2 cats: Sailor and Sammy.

    Dr. Daniels prioritizes showing compassion to all patients, educating her clients, and staying current on information in the veterinary field. It is important to her to maintain the highest standards of care and service. Her special interests lie in dermatology, internal medicine, and senior pet care. She practices from the heart, and sincerely cares about the animals she treats and their people.

    Member of:

    • American Veterinary Medical Association
    • Pinellas County Veterinary Medical Association
    • Florida Veterinary Medical Association
  • Lindsay -
    Hospital Manager

    Lindsay has lived in Florida for her entire life. Growing up in the New Smyrna Beach area, she moved to Largo after spending five years working in small and large animal general practice. 

    For the last three years she has managed both emergency and specialty veterinary services. 

    Lindsay enjoys life with her partner, their two cats, and two dogs, one of which she rescued and rehabilitated after being hit by a car in 2022.

    In addition to advocating for her awesome team of veterinary professionals, her primary compassion is end of life care and making sure you and your family are empowered to honor your pet in a personal and meaningful way.  

    In her spare time she enjoys reading and spending time at the spa.  

    “I love advocating for my team and empowering them to make honest, fun, and educational connections with the families we serve.'

  • Kim -
    Supervisor

    Kim is a native of upstate New York and moved to Florida to be closer to family. 

    Kim brings over 17 years of hands-on veterinary experience to the Largo Veterinary Hospital team. She chose this field of work because animals always bring her joy. 

    Kim shares her home with her partner, 2 daughters, and her canine fur baby Charlie. 

    In her spare time, Kim enjoys swimming, kayaking, walking/running with her pup, and spending time with family.

  • Carrie -
    Receptionist

    Carrie is a Florida native from St. Petersburg who brings over 26 years of experience to the Largo Veterinary Hospital team. She has a bachelor's in environmental studies and Anthropology from Eckerd College. 

    At an early age Carrie rode horses and instinctively cared for any wounds she found on animals. She volunteered to assist the veterinarians that visited. As time progressed, she developed a bond with the clients of animals. This was the driving force that led her to work in the veterinary field.

    Carrie shares her home with Delta, a Border Collie; two clown fish named Creole & Voodoo; a Shrimp named Grits; and a conch named Fritter. 

    In her spare time, Carrie volunteers for Bowls for Good, making wood bowls to feed local hungry people. She loves art and pottery. She also enjoys riding horses, swimming, participating in triathlons, traveling, cooking and home decorating.

    'I love to bond with clients and their furry family members. I see the value in making visits as comfortable as possible for both client and pet.'

  • Abby -
    Receptionist

    Abby is a native of Missouri who moved to Florida 3 years ago to escape the cold weather. She brings over 5 years of experience in the field to our team at Largo Veterinary Hospital. 

    Abby grew up with strays and lost pets always finding their way to her family home. She loves being able to help them and creating a bond with them. Her favorite part of this field is creating a strong connection. 

    Abby did a veterinary internship while in high school. She worked her way up in the field after graduation to be a veterinary technician and receptionist.

    Abby and her partner share their home with 2 kitties: Nina and Dorian. And a Dachshund named Rambo. 
    In her spare time Abby enjoys taking her dog on nature walks or to the beach. 

    “I love helping pets and pet parents feel at ease and build a strong connection.” 

  • Sophia -
    Receptionist

    Sophia is a Florida native from Tampa who brings over 3 years of experience to the Largo Veterinary Hospital team. 

    Sophia knew from when she was little girl that she loved animals and medicine. She has always dreamed of starting her own veterinary hospital. She decided years ago to pursue human medicine but still wanted to pursue the veterinary field so now she does both. 

    Sophia attended EMT school and Fire Academy. 

    In her spare time, Sophia enjoys hunting, fishing, traveling, and spending time with her family. 

    “I treat each pet like my own. I am very empathetic for animals and want to help them in any way possible.”

  • Crystal -
    Veterinary Technician

    Crystal is a native of Massachusetts who moved to Florida over 20 years ago for the sun and warm weather. We are fortunate to have her at Largo Veterinary Hospital as she brings over 32 years of experience in the veterinary field. 

    Crystal was just a young teen when she started working for an animal shelter and knew that she wanted to continue helping animals. From there she worked her way up and earned the title of veterinary technician.  

    Crystal happily shares her home with her life partner; a bird named Pickle; and 3 dogs Kahne, Bodie, & Raleigh.

    In her spare time, Crystal enjoys spending time with the humans she loves, her furbabies and enjoying the Florida beaches.

    “I love being able to provide the best quality care possible and treat each pet as my own”. 

  • Alexa -
    Certified Veterinary Technician

    Alexa is a native of New Jersey who moved to Florida many years ago when her family was looking for a fresh start. She brings over 8 years of experience to our team at Largo Veterinary Hospital.

    Alexa earned an A.S. degree in Veterinary Technology from St. Petersburg College. She enjoys working in the veterinary field because she values the well-being of all animals. She takes pride in being a part of routine visits or being a part of assessing unexpected needs. 

    Alexa and her partner share their home with three cats: Ash and Cole, whom are brothers, and Jack.  

    In her spare time, Alexa enjoys unwinding at home while doing arts and crafts. She is also known to make time for the occasional nap. 

    “Vet technicians get to be the voice for these amazing animals who cannot speak for themselves. I want nothing more than to treat your fur-babies like my own and ensure a positive pet visit.”

  • Daniel -
    Veterinary Technician

    Daniel is a native of Georgia who moved to Florida over 2yrs ago living first in Pensacola and then in Tampa. He joined the Largo Veterinary Hospital team with over 10 years of experience in the field. 

    Since Daniel was young, he has always loved helping animals. He has graduated from Kennesaw State University with a Chemistry major. He has also graduated from St. Matthews University School of Veterinary Medicine with his doctorate in Veterinary Medicine.

    Daniel shares his home with Cali, a Lab and Husky mix. 

    In his spare time, Daniel enjoys golfing, fishing, watching football and baseball. 

  • Samantha -
    Veterinary Technician

    Samantha is a native of Washington State. She moved to Florida over 7 years ago to be closer to family. She joins the Largo Veterinary Hospital team with over 7 years of experience in the field.

    Samantha feels that her pets are family and wants to give them the best life possible. She wants to continue to learn and share that knowledge so that your pets can have the best life too. 

    Samantha attended Florida Gulf Coast University. She is also a member of the Sea Turtles Tracking and Grateful Tiny Home Community. 

    Samantha shares her home with a Belgian Malinois Dutch Shephard named Rooster, and a rescue feral kitty named H.D. Thoreau who now enjoys hiking and car rides. 

    In her spare time, Samantha enjoys anything adventurous. Whether it’s a day trip for hiking or kayaking, going to the dog beach, sailing, etc. Anything that let’s her be outside. 

    “I chose this career because of the unconditional love and compassion I have for your pets. Your pets are my family too and I will love them always.” 

  • Emma -
    Veterinary Technician


    Emma joins the Largo Veterinary Hospital team with over 6 years in the field. She has experience in both general practice and emergency medicine. 

    Emma has been passionate about animal care since childhood, and moved to Florida from Massachusetts to pursue her veterinary career.

    Emma brings a lively energy to our team and is always excited to help. 

    She shares her home with her human partner, 3 cats, and one dog named Peach. When Emma isn’t caring for our patients, she enjoys movies and going to the beach.

  • Rachel -
    Veterinary Assistant Team Lead

    Rachel is a native of Alabama. She moved to San Fransico at the age of 18 to attend college. A little over 4 years ago she moved to Florida to be closer to family. She brings with her over 1 year of experience in the field to the Largo Veterinary Hospital team.  

    Rachel has earned a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies with a focus on Environmental Sustainability.

    Rachel loves being able to advocate for animal wellness and help owners make informed decisions regarding their pets’ health.

    Rachel shares her home with her fiancée as well as Luna, a Husky and Lab mix and 2 cats, Fishbone and Jinx. 

    I her spare time, Rachel enjoys painting and making art. She also enjoys being out in nature as often as possible, be it hiking, camping or scuba diving. 

    “I treat all of our patients as if they are my own family.” 

  • Natalia -
    Veterinary Assistant

    Natalia is a native of Puerto Rico and moved to Florida over 10 years ago to be closer to family. She joined the Largo Veterinary Hospital team with over 5 years of experience in the field. 

    Ever since she was a little girl, Natalia dreamed of becoming a veterinarian. She has always loved animals but saw that the world didn’t always treat them right and she wants to change that. 

    Natalia went to a program high school and studied veterinary assisting for 4 years. She has received her CVA which is a Certification in Veterinary Assisting.   

    Natalia shares her home with her parents, brother, sister, and three dogs Nadia, Liberty, and Hope.

    In her spare time, Natalia enjoys reading and spending time with family and friends. 

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7:30 am-5:30 pm

Tuesday:

7:30 am-5:30 pm

Wednesday:

7:30 am-5:30 pm

Thursday:

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Friday:

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Saturday:

7:30 am-12:00 pm

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