Friday & Saturday
Kristy- Practice Manager
Kristy is originally from New York. She moved to Florida as a child with her family. She has been the manager at Bright Cross since 2000. Kristy & her husband have 2 dogs, Mattie & Ella. In her spare time she enjoys antique shopping, cooking and baking. She is passionate about her faith, her family (including 3 granddaughters), and friends. Kristy has extensive management experience; she has a very outgoing personality and is always willing to help.
Learn more about each of our team members below. Click on their name to see their biography.
Stephanie- Certified Veterinary Technician
Stephanie is originally from Akron, OH and moved to Venice in 1983. She studied to be a Certified Veterinary Technician at The Vet Tech Institute in Pittsburgh, PA. She has two 8 year old Shih-Tzu’s, Cocoa and P-Nut. In her spare time she enjoys gardening, playing with her son and singing karaoke. Stephanie has worked at Bright Cross since 2005.
Kim- Licensed Veterinary Technician
Kim is originally from Michigan, she moved to Florida with her husband Mike in 2010. She has a great passion for animals and enjoys paying it forward. She visits local hospitals with her Registered Therapy Dogs, Keelie, Fansee & Dooley, all Golden Retrievers. Kim, Mike and their fur kids travel to different locations in Florida in their spare time. Kim enjoys the beach, reading, traveling & gardening. She adores and cherishes the ground her fur kids walk on. Kim has worked at Bright Cross since January 2013.
Janet- Certified Veterinary Technician
Bio Coming Soon!
Cheryl- Vet Technician
Cheryl is a Vet tech who the last few years has specifically been Surgery tech who assists Dr. Maria. She has called Englewood home for 15 years now. She is passionate about her pets. She shares her home with one dog named Devo and 5 cats; Snickers, Taz, Ziggy, Jasmine & Zazu. She loves her job, co-workers and all the critters she has the privileged to care for every day. Cheryl has worked at Bright Cross since 2005.
Jeni- Vet Technician
Jeni is originally from Canton, IL where she was raised on a horse farm. She showed horses for many years. She has 2 dogs Pig, a Pug and Bailey, a bulldog and a cat, Pearl. Jeni and her husband have 2 boys. She enjoys spending time outdoors, fishing and spending time with her family. She is passionate about her love of art. Jeni has worked at Bright Cross since 2006.
Kristina- Vet Technician
Kristina received a BS degree in Biology with a minor in Psychology from Valdosta State University. She came to Sarasota for an internship at Mote Marine Laboratory working in the Sea Turtle Rehab Hospital. She married her husband in 2013 and had her first child later that year. She has 3 wonderful dogs; Whiskey, Buddy & Achilles. Kristina has worked at Bright Cross since 2011.
Holly- Vet Technician/Dental Tech
Holly is originally from Colorado Springs. She moved to Florida 3 years ago. She has 2 dogs Dugan a terrier/schnauzer and Charlie a Pit/Rhodesian Ridgeback. Holly and her husband have 2 children. She is passionate about her faith, family & friends. In her spare time she enjoys spending time at the beach and going to Disney with her family. Holly has worked at Bright Cross since 2012.
Shannon- Vet Technician
Shannon was born in New Jersey but moved to Colorado as a child. In 2007 she moved to Florida to be close to her family. From the age of 12 through High School, where she graduated valedictorian, she volunteered at a Vet Hospital. She completed 3 years of pre-veterinary medicine. She decided to stay in the animal field and began grooming. She lives with her husband and her 3 rescue cats, Inky, Carom, & Ghost. In her spare time she enjoys billiards, cooking, gardening, needlework & building Legos. Shannon has worked at Bright Cross since 2013.
Jaime- Vet Technician
Jaime is originally from Michigan. She moved to Florida at age 11. She received a Certificate of Veterinary Assisting at SCTI. She is currently studying at SCF. She hopes to become a Veterinarian in the future. She has 2 dogs, Loki & Missy, 2 cats, Sophie & Sushi and 2 pythons, Tchamba & Palime all are rescues. In her free time she enjoys spending time kayaking, paddle boarding, hiking and being in nature. Jaime has worked at Bright Cross since 2012.
Dayna- Vet Tech & Receptionist
Dayna was born in Alexandria, Virginia and moved to Venice at 3 years old. She graduated from Venice High School in 2007. She enjoys being outside, doing crafts, and line dancing. She has 8 dogs and 2 cats that she loves very much. She is currently working nights at Petco. She is continuing her education and is in the process of becoming a Certified Vet Tech and eventually a Veterinarian. Dayna has worked at Bright Cross since 2014.
Amanda was born in Iowa and moved to Florida in 1986 with her family. She has a 9 year old Golden named Toby and two cats named GW and Jasmine. She also has several chickens. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her fiancé. Some of her favorite activities include camping, boating, fishing and spending time at the beach. She is close to her family and spends lots of time together with them. Amanda has worked at Bright Cross since 2005.
Tami is originally from New Jersey and moved to Florida when she was young. Tami and her husband have 2 boys who both enjoy playing basketball. She enjoys spending time outdoors, loves going to the beach and traveling with her boys. Tami has worked at Bright Cross since 2011.
Ashley is a Florida native, born and raised in Port Charlotte. She enjoys fishing, bowling and cooking with her fiancé. She has 2 rambunctious rescue dogs, Arlee and Reggie. When not at work she enjoys spending her free time with family. She has a little boy who loves being outdoors. Ashley has worked at Bright Cross since 2012.
Erin was born in Massachusetts and moved to Venice when she was 6 years old. She graduated from Venice High in 2013. She enjoys sports and being outdoors. She has an 8 month old German Shepard named Hazel. She plans to continue her education and become a Vet Tech and eventually a Veterinarian. Erin has been working at Bright Cross since January 2014.
Sheri is a 6th generation Florida native, born and raised in Englewood. Sheri and her husband John have two boys Brett, who is a chef and Brenden, who is currently in school to be a Fireman. She has 3 chickens Rizzo, Bossy, and Gerty. She has 2 dogs Shelby & Petey. She also has a bird JoJo and a cat Leroy. She enjoys spending time with her family and is also a caregiver for her mother. Sheri has worked at Bright Cross since 2001.