Meet Our Staff
No veterinary facility can do a great job without an excellent staff. We are very fortunate at Town & Country Animal Hospital to have these great people working with us.
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.
Staci was born and raised in Naples, FL. A life-long animal lover and pet owner, Staci rejoins our practice after working for a local non-profit veterinary organization. Known for her cheery smile and bubbly personality, Staci brings a wealth of hands-on knowledge and experience in the field of animal care. In addition to caring for her adopted 4 cats and 2 dogs, Staci remains involved with several local animal welfare organizations. In her free time, she and her husband enjoy spending time outdoors and visiting the Fakahatchee and Picayune Strand State Preserves to observe local wildlife.
Head Veterinary Technician
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.
Erica, another Floridian with a life-long presence in Naples, joined our practice in 2014. She came to Town & Country from a local hospital with a focus on medical records maintenance. An Edison College graduate, Erica brings an educational business background, hands-on hospital experience, and a commitment to animal welfare. In addition to spending time with her friends and family, Erica’s hobbies include playing softball, kickball, and competing in “Tough Mudder” events.
Deana has called Naples home her entire life. She joined Town & Country Animal Hospital in 2013 and has worked with animals since 2007. Having worked for Domestic Animal Services for four years, Deana continues to help animals in need of homes by fostering and staying in contact with many rescue groups. In her free time, she enjoys being outside, boating, fishing, and kayaking.
Amber was born and raised in Ohio and has a strong, diverse background in animal care. She began her career in the field as a Biological Research Aide with the USDA Department of Agricultural and Veterinary Entomology. She then transitioned to the private sector, where she utilized her compassionate demeanor while developing her technical skills through hands-on experience as a veterinary assistant and technician. Now a Certified Veterinary Assistant, Amber continues to broaden her veterinary knowledge and expertise. Married to her high school sweetheart, Amber and her husband are the proud parents of a daughter, 1 dog and 3 cats. In her free time, Amber enjoys sewing, baking, hiking and canoeing.
Born and raised in Lynchburg, Virginia, Chelsey officially declared her passion for animals while attending South Ft. Myers High School, where she earned her Veterinary Assistant Certification upon graduating in 2012. She immediately went on to put her knowledge to use, working for 6 years as a Veterinary Technician and Grooming Assistant. Armed with diverse training and practical experience with a wide range of animals, both domestic and exotic, Chelsey has readily applied her extensive skill-set to her role here at Town and Country. A self-proclaimed “Fur Mama”, Chelsey enjoys camping, kayaking, fishing, and spending quality time with her 4 dogs and 3 cats.
A Rhode Island native, Darren moved with his family to Florida at the age of 7 and grew up here on the Suncoast. Born a lover of animals, Darren naturally took an immediate interest in local birds, becoming the youngest licensed and permitted tropical bird breeder ever in the state of Florida. An active member of the Florida West Coast Avian Society, Darren has gained wide repute for his expertise, particularly after establishing a monthly column, “For the Fledglings”, which has gained wide popularity in SW Florida. After earning his cosmetology license from Bradenton Beauty Academy in 1997, Darren decided to apply his knowledge and skill set to his furry brethren. Working as an understudy to a renowned show groomer & breeder, Darren had the unique opportunity to learn and refine exquisite hand-scissoring techniques, which he utilized to establish his own successful grooming career. Now with over 18 years of grooming experience, Darren is proficient in all breed standards, including modified clips, and brings a creative eye for designer breeds, specializing in toy, non-sporting, and terrier groups. With his patient and friendly demeanor, Darren has a unique way of putting his furry clients (and their owners) at ease for a relaxing and enjoyable grooming experience. He takes pride in creating “living sculptures” for everyday appreciation. In his free time, Darren enjoys gardening, visiting state parks, and collecting art & antiques.
Born in Michigan, Barbara moved to Naples with her husband in 2016. An avid dog enthusiast, she got her first Alaskan Malamute in 1977 and has since shown, bred, and loved Alaskan Malamutes. An AKC Breeder of Merit, she has shown and bred over 65 champions, including Westminster KC and Eukanuba winners. Widely known and respected as “Pale Moon Alaskan Malamutes” she and her family have traveled worldwide, most recently to France, to judge their national specialty (Alaskan Malamutes). Since 1994, Barbara has owned, developed and managed two grooming salons, where she was responsible for pet grooming/ styling, as well as training and boarding. She takes pride in remembering each and every client (both fur and human) and considers herself “blessed” by the ongoing relationships she has cultivated throughout her career. Barbara and her husband have two Parson Russell terriers and an Alaskan Malamute and continue to enjoy traveling in their free time.
Born and raised in San Diego, California, Kim has always been a pet owner and lover. After moving to Naples Florida to help with aging parents, Kim grew tired of her banking career and decided to become involved in the pet industry. Since graduating from Groomingdales Grooming School in 2005, Kim has owned and operated several grooming salons, and remains steadfastly passionate about her clients’ specific needs. Throughout her 15-year career, Kim has trimmed and styled a wide variety of animal coats according to owner instructions and breed standards, including many dogs with special needs, medical issues, and/or behavioral problems, prioritizing safety and comfort at all times. With a gentle & quiet spirit, Kim relates easily to animals and they to her. She takes pride in knowing the right questions to ask to achieve the best possible groom on each of her four-legged clients, all the while keeping them – and you – comfortable and stress-free. When she's not making the fur fly in our state of the art grooming salon, Kim spends her free time with her husband and their 3 dogs and 2 cats.