Meet Our Team
Dr. Hayes has been the owner and head veterinarian of Williamsburg Veterinary Clinic for six years, and is proud to say it has remained an AAHA accredited practice since he bought the clinic in 2010. He graduated from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 1993. After practicing in Virginia Beach for two years, he moved to Orlando with his wife, Holly. Dr. Hayes' veterinary special interests including emergency medicine, dermatology, preventive medicine and the human-animal bond. When he is not working hard in the clinic, he is spending quality time with his wife and two daughters, watching his favorite football teams, researching his family's next cruise adventure, or being involved with his local church.
Rose has been working in the veterinary field for 22 years, and recently became our clinic's office manager after being a technician here for two years. She has a bachelor's degree in Business and Human Resources, and applies her education daily in her office manager role. She makes sure the clinic runs smoothly during the week and that our clients are always satisfied with their care. Rose loves spending time on Florida's west coast, fishing, and watching for her favorite animals - sea turtles. Working with animals is Rose's lifetime passion though, and one of her favorite aspects of her job at WVC is developing long-term relationships with clients and getting to see their pets grow up.
Tyler has been working in the veterinary field for 5 years, and has been with the WVC family since 2014. She is currently attending St. Petersburg College to become a Certified Veterinary Technician, after previously graduating with a bachelor's degree from UCF (Go Knights!). Tyler's favorite things about her job here at WVC are having the opportunity to work with so many talented people that care so much about their patients, and continuing her education to provide the best and most current standard of care to all of your pets. Tyler also has a special place in her heart for the small pocket pets we see, including her own two ferrets, Bonkers and Zeke. Outside of work, Tyler loves watching all of the Orlando City Soccer games, playing video games, reading, and traveling!
Shanna is originally from West Virginia, and has been working in the veterinary field for 17 years. Shanna graduated in 2001 from Fairmont State College in West Virginia and graduated as a certified veterinary technician. She worked for 9 years at the Veterinary Emergency Clinic in Orlando, and now enjoys teaching her coworkers at WVC all about what she learned about veterinary emergency medicine while she was there. One of Shanna's favorite things about her job is looking under the microscope at all of the interesting samples we get from your pets to make a diagnosis! Outside of work, Shanna enjoys spending time with her husband and two beautiful daughters, and her Belgian Tervuren, Justice. Shanna has a background in herding training/trials, conformation training, and professional dog showing, and loves educating people about what it takes to breed and show special breeds!
Karen is one of our very talented veterinary technicians. Karen is a Certified Veterinary Technician, and participates in continuing education every year to keep her certification active. She has over 25 years of experience in the veterinary field, and graduated from the State University of New York Delhi in 1990 with an Associate's degree in Veterinary Technology. Karen also graduated from St. Petersburg College in 2006 with a dual Bachelor's degree in Veterinary Technology and Veterinary Hospital Management. Karen has a variety of memberships with several veterinary associations including NAVTA, FVMA, VECCS, and IVAPM. You might see her here at our front desk or helping take care of your pet, or if you ever need to visit the Veterinary Emergency Clinic, you may see her there as well. Outside of work Karen enjoys that Florida sunshine at the beach, and spending time with her husband and 3 adorable kitties. Karen loves learning more about veterinary medicine as much as she can, and her favorite part of her job is providing excellent patient care, interacting with clients and their pets, and the inspiring atmosphere of Williamsburg Veterinary Clinic.
Vanessa joined our team in August 2015. She has been working in the veterinary field for 8 years, and loves her job! Her goal as your technician is to treat your pet like they are her own, with love and respect. She has 7 of her own pets, including her dog Suki who is pictured here. When she isn't adding a big smile and great attitude to our team at work, she is enjoying gardening and playing board games at home with friends.
We are so happy to welcome Alexa back to our team after returning from maternity leave! Alexa has many years of animal experience, from training and working with Sea Lions to working in animal hospitals providing pets and pet parents with excellent care. Outside of the clinic, Alexa enjoys spending time with her baby girl and husband at Universal, Orlando City soccer games, and spending time with friends. We are happy to have her back with us at WVC!
Kristina has been working with our team since 2016. Williamsburg Vet Clinic wasn't her first job working with animals though! She spent time taking care of pets in a boarding facility, and taking care of wildlife at an animal refuge for 2 years. She hopes to continue her work with animals as she works toward her bachelor's degree at UCF. Outside of work, Kristina loves to take advantage of our unique city by visiting all of the theme parks on a regular basis. Her own four legged family includes a cat, a dog and a bearded dragon!
Brittany started with us at the end of 2016 as one of our veterinary nurses. She has been working in the veterinary field for over 12 years, and has a range of experience including emergency medicine. She is looking forward to being back in day practice, and part of what drew her to our clinic here in Orlando was how much time we get to spend with our clients and patients during their appointments! Outside of work, Brittany loves to spend time at Disney with her boyfriend and friends, enjoy the warm Florida weather and take care of her multiple pets including her 3-legged dog! We are looking forward to having her on our team!
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James is one of our newest team members, joining us from Charlottesville, Virginia! He started working with us shortly after moving to Florida with his cat, Kirara! He graduated from James Madison University with a Bachelor's degree in Health Administration, and has since been working in the healthcare and veterinary healthcare fields. He has been a great addition to our team, and when he isn't in the clinic taking care of clients at the front desk, he enjoys spending time with his family, watching Netflix, running and going to the Disney theme parks!
Ashley is one of our dedicated kennel team members! She started out with WVC as a client with her 3 dogs, then decided to volunteer with us and upon graduation from UF, decided to come work with our team on a more permanent basis! In Fall, we are very proud to say that Ashley will be starting vet school at University of Florida! When Ashley is not here taking excellent care of all of our boarding pets, she likes to spend time traveling with her family, watch shows like Gilmore Girls and play with her dog Fred!