Our Careteam

Nicole
Practice Manager
Nicole’s love for animals is what led her to a decorated career in the veterinary industry. She’s been in the field for over 25 years and counting! Today, she serves as Morningside Animal Hospital’s Practice Manager, through which she gets to enjoy the best of both worlds: teaching people and working with pets.

As a child, Nicole thought about becoming a vet, but her dislike of math led her in a different direction. Instead, she started her journey as a kennel technician but quickly began soaking up everything she could possibly learn about every other position in the clinic. A natural leader, Nicole is beloved by everyone on the MAH team. Professionally, she has a particular knack for handling the “naughty” patients.

Nicole is Mom to two adult children. She shares her home with her three French bulldogs whom she adores more than anything. (Brachycephalic faces are her weakness.) Honey Bee is the feisty one, Rhino (a.k.a. Big Sexy) is the sweet one and Mango is the ‘wild child’ who is always getting into everything.

In her spare time, Nicole enjoys boating on the river, taking in the beautiful sunsets and relaxing with her pups and grandkids.
Ashley
Assistant Manager
Bio coming soon!
Aylin
Receptionist
Growing up, Aylin always had a special place in her heart for animals – especially strays. Seeing puppies and kittens in need sparked a desire within her to one day make a difference. This is what ultimately drove her to enter the veterinary field. Being able to play a role in helping companion animals live happier, healthier lives brings Aylin tremendous joy!

Aylin joined the Morningside Animal Hospital team in July of 2021. In her role as Receptionist, she enjoys working both with our clients as well as their furry family members. Since joining our team, she immediately began making a positive impact and is loved by all the people and pets she encounters.

At home, Aylin has one fur baby of her own: a dog named Roxy whose favorite thing to do is hide behind a tree until someone throws her football and then run as fast as she can to grab it. Aylin’s personal interests include painting and traveling.
Alyson
Receptionist
Bio coming soon!
Dawn
Receptionist
Bio coming soon!
Joanna
Receptionist
Joanna has been rescuing stray cats for the better part of a decade. One rescue in particular – a 2-year old kitty named Lucie – inspired Joanna to enter the veterinary field. Severely malnourished and extremely ill, Lucie became a familiar face here at Morningside Animal Hospital. Today, not only is Lucie thriving, but Joanna has since become part of the MAH family as well!

While her official title is Receptionist, Joanna does a little bit of everything here at MAH, including helping out with our kennel guests and serving as a technical assistant. Professionally, she relishes kitten and puppy visits. To her, there’s nothing more rewarding than being able to see our furry friends grow up and enjoy amazing lives.

At home, Joanna lives with her three rescue kitties: Anthony, Rain and, of course, Lucie. They are full of energy and always keep Joanna on her toes!
Sam
Receptionist
Bio coming soon!
Cindi
Veterinary Technician
For as long as she can remember, Cindi has always had a special place in her heart for animals. As such, a career in the veterinary field seemed like a natural path for her to follow.

In her role as a Veterinary Technician here at Morningside Animal Hospital, Cindi has a particular affinity for working with our senior patients. She loves how calm and sweet they can be.

Outside of the clinic, Cindi resides in Fort Pierce with her husband and their three children. Their animal family consists of two dogs: Hank and Zeus; three cats: Koko, Poppi and Kitiana; and a fish named Frank.
Emily
Veterinary Technician
Growing up on a lake in the hills of Illinois, Emily has always had an interest in veterinary medicine. Being able to care for animals every day has been an absolute dream come true for her.

Emily began her career journey in 2018, while she was still living in IL. During that time, she worked at two different animal hospitals before relocating to Florida to be closer to family. She joined Morningside Animal Hospital in June of 2021 as a Veterinary Technician and has quickly become an integral part of the team.

At home, Emily has a growing fur-family that consists of a rescue cat named Sandy, and four dogs: two Scotties, named Claudia and Magnus, a brown lab named Bailey and a Great Dane named Lucia.
Krystal
Veterinary Technician
Krystal has called Port St. Lucie home for her entire life. An animal-lover through and through, she joined the Morningside Animal Hospital team in 2018 as a Kennel Technician. Since then, she has diligently worked her way up to the role of Veterinary Technician. Outside of work, Krystal is a pet mom to two amazing Rottweiler puppies, named Rebel and Chaos.
Natasha
Veterinary Technician
Growing up in Port St. Lucie, Natasha and her younger sister were the ‘weird kids’ who had horses, pigs, dogs, a skunk, prairie dogs - basically all the animals, from the normal to the strange and unusual! Despite her love and experience with animals, however, Natasha ended up in the veterinary industry largely by chance. She was reading the newspaper (yes, they existed back then) and an ad for a job at an emergency center caught her eye. From there, she moved into general practice and has never looked back!

Natasha has worked at several different clinics over the 16+ years she’s been a Veterinary Technician. After a few years living out of state, she returned to Florida in the summer of 2021 and joined the Morningside Animal Hospital team shortly thereafter.

While she enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, her absolute favorite thing to do is dental cleanings. Transforming a "swampy" mouth into a fresh smelling, shiny set of teeth makes her heart happy! She also gets excited when she’s able to perform diagnostics. There’s just something so special about figuring out what is making a pet feel less than perfect, and using that information to get them back to feeling great.

Natasha has treated countless animals throughout her career, but one patient in particular truly captured her heart: a cat she affectionately nicknamed “Old Man River.” He was being treated for kidney issues, and was routinely coming into the clinic for testing and medications. His "mom" told her whenever it was time for his appointments, she'd say "It's time to go see Natasha!" and he would start chirping and run into his carrier. They always spent at least 10 minutes of his visits just cuddling while he drooled on her. While Old Man River has since crossed over the rainbow bridge, he still holds a special place in Natasha’s heart – just as if he had been her own.
Novia
Veterinary Technician
Bio coming soon!
Sheena
Technician
Bio coming soon!
Christine
Technician Assistant
Christine has always had an innate love of animals. She joined the Morningside Animal Hospital team in May of 2021 as one of our incredible Veterinary Technicians.

In addition to providing top-notch medical care, Christine has a particular knack for helping our patients feel safe and comfortable while in our care. This is especially beneficial during procedures and treatments that can sometimes be scary to our furry friends.

Outside of work, Christine enjoys training dogs. She finds the inner workings of their minds to be truly fascinating.
Jaeger
Technician Assistant
Bio coming soon!
Breanna
Kennel Technician
Bio coming soon!
Doug
Kennel Technician
Bio coming soon!