Originally from Pittsburgh, Sharon has called Naples home since 1978. She joined Town & Country in 2009 with a background in banking and finance, and was appointed Office Manager in 2016. In addition to her calm demeanor and “can do” attitude, Sharon is known for her ability to remember the names of all of our clients and their pets. She enjoys spending time with her husband and their many rescue Dachshunds.
Born in Michigan and has lived in Florida for 30 years, Heather earned her Associate Degree from Edison Community College in 2012 and went on to apply her education to the medical field, interning as a receptionist/ surgical assistant for a local dermatology center. Always a lover of animals, Heather shifted her focus to veterinary care and never looked back. She spent the following 20+ years as a Head Veterinary Technician, Surgical & Dental Assistant, and Front Office Manager at two established animal hospitals here in Naples. Currently pursuing her B.S. in Health Sciences, Heather remains passionate and eager to expand her wealth of knowledge. In her spare time, she enjoys hanging out with her rescue Bull Terrier, Dexter, kayaking, and going to the gym.
Valerie brings a little extra heart to Town and Country Animal Hospital. A SWFL native, she’s balancing her new career as Registered Nurse in open heart ICU with time as a Veterinary Technician. Her name may be familiar to some as Val worked with Town and Country pre-nursing school. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Biology at Slippery Rock University and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, graduating as valedictorian from Keiser University. Val is a quick thinker and focuses on positive patient outcomes. She enjoys exploring the outdoors and off-roading with friends. A former gymnast and college cheerleader — Val, her husband, and their three dogs live in a fifth wheel, always ready for an adventure, traveling the states and exploring campgrounds.
Originally from Long Island, New York Jessie moved to SW Florida in 2014. Always dedicated to the well-being and care of pets, Jessie aspires to become a veterinarian. Since high school, she’s laid the groundwork to fulfill her dreams and gained experience to serve as a vital member at Town and Country Animal Hospital. Jessie earned her associate degree through Penn Foster College. She has met all the requirements to sit for the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE) to become a licensed Certified Vet Tech (CVT). When you meet Jessie, you’ll notice her enthusiasm and the pep in her step. She enjoys singing, acting, reading, and crafting. Although they do not live up to their names, Jessie shares her life with three rescued cats, Kilala, Menace, and Evil.
A Naples native, Justin joined Town & Country Animal Hospital as a veterinary technician in 2010 after spending 10 years in Phoenix, AZ. He brought with him ten years of experience in veterinary practices and a lifetime of experience as a pet owner. Justin has a firm, gentle way with animals and specializes in calming even the most anxious pets. In addition to being an avid outdoorsman and competitive cyclist, Justin is a husband and father to his daughter and rescue dog, Penny.
Rachel is officially the first Bulldog to join our Town and Country team as a tech, that is – a Georgia Bulldog. Born in Maryland, she received her Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Management from University of Georgia. During and after college, Rachel first worked with non-human primates as a veterinary technician and behaviorist. Rachel started working in small animal medicine as a tech a few years ago. Her unique background, desire to learn, and love for all animals (wild and domesticated) make her a perfect fit for Town & Country Animal Hospital. Rachel loves the Florida warmth, she is a self-disclosed certified cat-lady. Like many of us, work is what she does when she’s not spending time with her menagerie of pets.
Heather joined our Southwest Florida community from Baton Rouge, LA. A science lover at heart, she graduated from Louisiana State University, receiving both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Science. Heather’s interests vary from plants to sea life and, most importantly, animal care. Heather serves as a Veterinary Assistant. She ran track in college, and applies that same stamina on a daily basis here at Town and Country Animal Hospital. This LSU Tiger ran a 5.02 mile! Heather enjoys kayaking and spending time with her dog, Allie, and two guinea pigs, Elly and Morgan. Of course, we can’t forget her fish, Sophia and Bubbles.
Born and raised in Naples, Devin has always had a strong passion for animals and wildlife. After adopting a Papillon puppy at a young age, grooming quickly became an exciting new endeavor. Now grooming professionally for over 12 years, her love for dogs grows every day and she’s always excited to work with her four legged friends. Building relationships and bonding with her clients is something she enjoys greatly. Her slowly growing family includes a Jack Russell mix, two cats and two dumbo rats. When she’s not pampering pups, she spends her time painting, crocheting and gardening.
Born and raised in Massachusetts, Andrea has been professionally grooming for nearly twenty years. She attended Mt. Ida College and joined Town and Country Grooming in 2022. Andrea developed breed-standard grooming skills through apprenticeship and on-the-ground training. While living in the Pacific Northwest, Andrea managed her successful mobile dog grooming business. As a former Veterinary Technician, she links the continuum of care between Town and Country Animal Hospital and Town and County Grooming. Andrea’s family includes two energetic dogs who enjoy swimming whenever they get a chance. In her spare time Andrea enjoys all kinds of fishing.