A Warm Welcome to our New Team Members


Katie is our new night tech, responsible for patient care until 11:00 pm.  She was born at Altus AFB in Oklahoma but raised in her mother’s home town, beautiful Fort Walton Beach, FL.  Late January 2013, she moved to breezy Palm Bay.  In the short amount of time spent living here, she’s come to really like what the area has to offer.  She is a proud veterinary technician with 8 years of combined regular and emergency clinic experience.  She is very grateful and appreciative of the opportunities she’s been given to continue her journey with the Animal Medical Clinic doctors and staff.  She looks forward to building new friendships, receiving additional training and gaining more life experiences.  She shares with all of the staff a desire to contribute and assist with love and care for the well-being of our animal companions and their humans.  She also enjoys spending quality time with family, friends and all the critters, nature trail hiking, just about anything adventurous, basking in the sun, kayaking and watching college football (“ROLLTIDEROLL!!”).


Shantell is Dr. Thomson’s new assistant.  She moved to Florida in 2004 with her family, and moved to Melbourne in July of 2012.  She and her husband both attended UCF in Orlando and they will be celebrating their 1 year wedding anniversary on July 15th.  They currently have 1 dog, Princeton, a 5 year old Maltese / Shih Tzu mix.  She loves working with animals and is excited to be part of the AMC team.


Merley Michel is Dr. Rodriguez’ new assistant.  She is happy to be part of the AMC family.  Merley was born in Haiti and raised in South Florida.  She is currently enrolled at UCF and majoring in Pre-Clinic Health Sciences.  She hopes someday to become a physician’s assistant specializing in OB/GYN.  In her spare time she enjoys drawing and a variety of sports.


Kayli White joins our kennel team.  She was born and raised here is Palm Bay / Melbourne, but lived in Jacksonville, North Carolina for 3 ½ years with her husband and son.  She has one dog that is a pit bull / cur mix.  She loves going fishing, camping and just hanging around a bonfire with family and friends.  She has always loved animals and rescued them since she was younger and is very blessed to have this opportunity to work here at AMC!

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