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Meet the Team

Dr. Nikki Mazzaschi

Dr. Nikki Mazzaschi grew up in Laconia, New Hampshire, and received her B.S. in biology and animal behavior at the University of New Hampshire. After graduation, she worked as a veterinary technician for a few years- where she discovered her passion for veterinary medicine. In 2014, Dr. Mazzaschi received her DVM from Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. Areas of professional interest include internal medicine, animal behavior, and all things feline.

Dr. Mazzaschi and Dr. Katz established Healthy Pets Veterinary Care with the fundamental goal not only to care for animals, but also the people that love them.  Dr. Mazzaschi shares her home with Dr. Katz, their 2 yr old son David and their 2 cats, Brady and Randy.

Dr. Jay Katz

Dr. Jay Katz is the proud owner of Healthy Pets Veterinary Care – as well as an Old English Sheep Dog named Max. Dr. Katz excels at working with dogs and cats, but loves seeing “pocket pets” and other exotics as well. He has a special interest in surgery, dermatology, pain management, and senior care.

Dr. Katz received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Tufts in 2013. Prior to veterinary school, he studied Philosophy, Religion and Art History at Boston University. After college, Dr. Katz’s near‐pathologic desire to pet every dog he sees drove him into veterinary medicine. In his spare time, Dr. Katz enjoys traveling, yoga on the beach, basketball, soccer, scuba diving, enjoying the Florida sunshine, and no longer having New England winters in his life.  

Dr. Prock

Dr. Prock was born and raised in Virginia Beach, Virginia and wanted to be a veterinarian for as long as he can remember. After obtaining a B.A. in Biology he earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Virginia Tech in 2018. Dr. Prock loves his traditional canine and feline patients but also has experience working with exotic species – from hedgehogs to sea turtles!

Dr. Prock moved to South Florida with his partner, Katie last year. They share their home with their dog, Scarlett, two cats, Mona and Po, and a leopard gecko named Mako. Outside of veterinary medicine, he spends his time surfing, cooking, and playing volleyball, soccer, or board games. Whenever possible, Dr. Prock combines his passion for international travel and helping animals through organizations like World Vets and Mission Rabies.

Dr. Chelsea Curry

Dr. Chelsea Curry was born and raised in Lakeland, Florida. She received both her B.S. in Biology and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Florida. “Go Gators!” After many years of living in the center of the state and hours away from the ocean, she decided to move to the Florida coast. Dr. Curry has a special interest in neurology, integrative and holistic medicine, and preventative care. She is certified by the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine in acupuncture.

Dr. Curry enjoys spending her free time outdoors in any way she can, but especially loves being out in the water with her dogs, Scarlett and Blue.

Dr. Brianne Carroll

Dr. Brianne Carroll received her veterinary degree from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. Prior to attending Cornell, she played soccer while obtaining her bachelor’s degree in biology from St. Mary’s College of Maryland. In 2014, Dr. Carroll moved from New York to Florida – trading in the snow for the sun. She loves anything outdoors, especially taking her pit bull mix, Noah, to the dog beach. She also enjoys rescue and non-profit work, which is how she ended up with her handicapped kitten, Boo. Aside from practicing conventional veterinary medicine, Dr. Brianne Carroll is certified in veterinary acupuncture, laser therapy, and massage.

Dr. Brianna Gaines

Dr. Brianna Gaines was born and raised in Queens, New York . She studied veterinary medicine at St.George’s University , where she fell involve with the sun and the beach . After finishing her clinical year at the University of Florida, she decided to officially leave the city for the sand . Dr. Gaines has spent the last 4 years loving the Florida sun with her husband, Aakif, and their cat Zouk. Dr. Gaines has a passion for internal medicine and cats.

In her free time Dr. Gaines loves reading, crocheting and taking Zouk on walks. You can always find her with a book in her hand at the beach or curled up on the couch with Zouk crocheting a blanket.

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Andres

Hi, I’m Andres and I’ve been in the veterinary field since I was 16 years old. I love caring for pets and nursing them back to health. My passion has led me to pursue roles in emergency and surgical care, and now hospital management. I share my life with two American Bulldogs, Petey and Mr. Bentley. In my free time I enjoy playing hockey, rollerblading with my dogs, and enjoying the Florida outdoors.  

Gigi

Hey there! My name is Gigi. I was born and raised in Italy surrounded by furry creatures in the countryside. I’ve always loved animals and truly appreciate the joy and love they bring to our families. I am currently working on my bachelor’s degree in biology and hope to one day become a veterinarian. I share my home with 6 meowers, 3 barkers and one 2-legged companion. As you can see, I am extremely in love with animals. I could not picture my life without surrounding myself with as many furry creatures as possible. My animals are part of my family and I know that you feel the same way too. P.S. Hablo espanol e anche italiano.

Jessi  

Hey, I’m Jessi, and these are my fur babies Ruger and Aurora. I love being a vet tech and couldn’t imagine doing anything else! I’m passionate about living life to the fullest, traveling as much as possible, and making memories with friends and family.

Kim  

My name is Kim, and these are my babies: Bowser, Keba, and Athena. I was born and raised in Florida and I have a deep passion for caring for animals. I love working with all types of animals and previously volunteered at the South Florida Wildlife Center, where I nursed injured, lost, and displaced creatures of all shapes and sizes back to health. I couldn’t be more excited to be working in the field that I love. I am especially glad to be working with the amazing animal care professionals at Healthy Pets.

Courtney

Hi! I am Courtney. I have been working as a Vet Tech since 2015. My love for animals goes beyond my job. I have fostered 15 cats and each one has found a wonderful forever home. I'm currently a Junior at FAU for Elementary Education. I want to be an Art Teacher! When I'm not cuddling with one of my 4 cats, my nose deep in my sketchbook. Being a part of the Healthy Pets family has given me such joy, I couldn't have asked for a better workplace!

Katy

My name is Katy. I grew up on a horse farm in central Maryland, surrounded by lots of animals. I moved to Boca Raton to attend Florida Atlantic University. I have a 4 year old fur baby named Octavia. I love meeting new animals everyday and helping them feel better.

Edward

Hi, my name is Edward. I am originally from New Jersey and just recently moved to Florida. I have been working as a veterinary technician for over 6 years. I realized my love for animals as a young child visiting my country of Honduras. I share my home with my wife and my 2-year-old son named Julian. I am proud of becoming part of a team where I can utilize my skills and compassion for animals.

Lindsay

Hi, I’m Lindsay! Growing up on a farm in Parkland, Florida I have been an animal lover since day one! A vigorous equestrian horseback competitor, curiosity led to my passion for animal healthcare as my family was able to rescue retired racehorses.  I take great pride in advocating for animals and hope to take my passion further at Healthy Pets Veterinary Care.

Emily

Hi, I’m Emily! I’m a South Florida native, where I have lived the majority of my life. I started working with animals at a local dog rescue, and have since joined the receptionist team!
I have my B.A. in Philosophy from Florida Atlantic University, where I have spent the last two years co-teaching philosophy to undergraduates and attaining my M.A. in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. One day, I hope to attend law school and to complete my PhD in Philosophy.
I share my home with four dogs, two of which are my partner and I’s Chihuahuas: Bibi and Bella. When we aren’t out taking long walks together, my girls make the best cuddle buddies to read and study with!

Ciara

Hi my name is Ciara and I am a Midwestern country girl. I was born and raised in Wisconsin and love to road trip and camp with my fur baby!

Stephanie

Hi! My name is Stephanie, I recently moved here from New York and I'm a receptionist at Healthy Pets Veterinary Care. I live with my daughter Ava and 3 of my own fur babies; Chloe (my Maltese/yorkie pictured above), Royalty a sweet pit bull, and Noodles my crazy Russian Blue Cat. Ever since I was a child, I have always loved and wanted to work with animals, and I am able to do what makes me happy every day! I am happy to assist our clients and fur babies with every need.

Kelsey

Hi I’m Kelsey. I was born and raised in South Florida. I am currently studying veterinary medicine at pen foster. I grew up having animals, and developed a care for animals in need. I've found my passion working with animals.

Sarah

Hi, I’m Sarah! I grew up in a small town in Indiana. I have been living between Florida and New York for the past eight years working on yachts and in private estates with my Chef Husband, Harris. We recently moved to Florida full time to start a family, which we are happily in the process of doing.

I come from a yachting background and although I’m not as experienced in this industry, I have always had a love for people and their animals. My husband is anxiously waiting for the day I come home from work with a dog (or two or three) that need a good family.

I am looking forward to learning new skills and taking my next step with the healthy pets team.

Adriene

My name is Adriene! I’m a born and raised Florida native. I’ve been working as a veterinary technician for more than 8yrs and can’t imagine not working with furry creatures! I have 2 fur babies of my own: Jackson, my perfect pup, and Nebula, my sassy kitty. On my days off I love to read and relax but most of all I love being your friendly neighborhood vet tech: here to help care for YOUR fur babies whenever they visit!

Vanessa

Hey there!  My name is Vanessa, a born and raised Floridian! I have been in the veterinary field since I was 17 years old. I graduated from South Tech Academy with my certification in veterinary assisting and landed my first job as a kennel technician while still attending high school! Since then, I’ve had the pleasure of slowly growing into a veterinary technician. I LOVE to be outdoors surrounded by nature, especially out on the water kayaking somewhere!   I share my home with my furry four year old boy, Sergeant. As well as two crested geckos, Viserion and Calypso.  I love the scaly, the furry, and everything in between. My goal is to advocate for all creatures without a voice! I take great pride in what I do and couldn’t see myself doing anything else.

The opportunity to be a part of the HPVC family is such an honor.

Alexa

Hi,  My name is Alexa. I have been working as a tech for 3 years. I am currently working on my post baccalaureate in Biology so that I can hopefully accomplish my goal of getting into Vet School to become a veterinarian. I also have a little black cat named Jeanie and she is just the cutest!

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Jill

I was born and raised in upstate New York and very recently moved to South Florida. I have been grooming since 2002. I have two doggies of my own, a big goofy loveable hound mix named Maxwell & my 17 yr old Yorkie (& forever sidekick), Jasmine. My love for all animals has been life-long and I look forward to meeting new furry friends & clients in my new hometown!

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Healthy Pets Veterinary Care
5030 Champion Blvd G-9,
Boca Raton, FL 33496
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