Team Bios

Dr. Dee Sheppard, Veterinarian

Dr. Sheppard grew up in Seminole, Florida. After moving to explore other areas of the country she realized that she had left the perfect place to live. Dr. Sheppard graduated from Louisiana State University in 2004.

She currently resides in St. Petersburg with too many dogs and way too many cats.

Dr. Jennifer Saez, Veterinarian

Dr. Saez graduated from Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. She has spent the majority of her career working as a small animal general practitioner and enjoys both internal medicine and surgery. She also has experience in hospice and shelter medicine. Dr. Saez loves to travel and has lived in many places, but is very happy to have settled down in St. Petersburg and become part of the Northwest Veterinary Clinic family. Her pets include two awesome cats named Sunshine and Simon, and a loving golden retriever named Charlie. Some of her other interests include playing the accordion, relaxing at the beach, and spending time with her family.

Diana, Practice Manager

Diana has worked in the veterinary profession since 1995 and has been a member of the Northwest Veterinary Clinic team since 1999. She is originally from Colorado but now calls St. Petersburg home. She is an avid gardener, artist and loves to travel.

Rose, Certified 
Veterinary Technician

Rose was born and raised in St. Petersburg. She has been in the veterinary profession since 2004. She joined Northwest Veterinary Clinic in early 2011. Her favorite part of the job is caring for the hospitalized patients and assisting in surgeries. Her love of animals has allowed her to open her home and her heart to 2 Chihuahuas and 3 cats. She also, from time to time, rehabs orphaned squirrels.

Rachel
, Receptionist

Rachel is originally from Kentucky, but spent some time in the Florida Keys before making St. Petersburg her home. She practiced human dental hygiene before joining the veterinary field, and absolutely loves working and interacting with animals. She and her fiance, Scott, have one dog, Murphy, who is the center of their universe. She can't wait to meet you and your four-legged family members!

April, Veterinary Technician

April moved to Saint Petersburg from Tallahassee in 2016. She has worked in veterinary medicine since 2011. She and her husband, Kevin, have two pets together, a chihuahua named Chibi and a cat named Mileena. She enjoys sewing and making costumes for comic conventions.

Kendall, Veterinary Technician

Kendall was born and raised in Pinellas county, Florida. She has been in the veterinary field since 2012, and joined NWVC in February of 2018. She enjoys meeting new clients and helping educate pet parents about certain prevention products. In her spare time, she loves to take photographs, and spending time with family and friends is a must. She currently lives in Largo with her boyfriend Matthew. They have three fur babies: Poppy (American Staffordshire Terrier), and Katy (Domestic Short Hair) and Indy (Domestic Short Hair). They also have a fur-less baby: a Crested Geekco they call Luna!

Taylor
, Veterinary Assistant

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Trouble, 
Clinic Greeter

Trouble has been at Northwest Veterinary Clinic since May of 2013. His duties include keeping laps warm, greeting large dogs and acting as a paper weight.

Ranger, Greeter

Trouble has a new friend at Northwest Veterinary Clinic. His name is Ranger. He keeps Trouble company when everyone is busy working. Ranger has been at Northwest Veterinary Clinic since January of 2014.