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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. Elizabeth Whitsett

Dr. Whitsett was born and raised in the beautiful Bluegrass State of Kentucky.  She graduated from Murray State University, where she studied music performance and pre-veterinary medicine. She received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2014.  War Eagle!  Following vet school, Dr. Whitsett moved to Florida to complete an internship at Coral Springs Animal Hospital, where she stayed an additional year practicing emergency medicine.  Dr. Whitsett is passionate about all species of animals and has years of experience working with wildlife and exotics as well as domestic dogs and cats.

Dr. Whitsett enjoys spending time with her husband Alain, their two toddlers Noah and Phoebe, and all of their critters (2 dogs - Mocho and Liefie, 3 cats – Arturo, Covie, and Booties, and Rose the Red-footed Tortoise)! She and her husband share a love for outdoor adventure sports such as rock climbing, mountain biking, trail running, and kayaking.

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. Tessler

Dr. Tessler

Dr. Tessler was born and raised in Colorado. She received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University in 2015 .  Following graduation, she completed her 1 year internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the VCA Veterinary and Referral Centers in Shelton and Norwalk, CT.  Dr. Tessler moved to South Florida in 2016, and has been practicing small animal medicine for the last 7 years.

Dr. Tessler loves spending her free time with her husband, their two children, and two dogs.

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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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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Sydney

Hi! I'm Sydney and I grew up right here in Palm Beach County. I enjoy anything outdoors, including hiking and Fishing. My career in the vet industry started in the kennel at age 16. I am now an experienced nurse with a passion for veterinary medicine and I aspire to become a veterinary practice manager. I look forward to growing; not only with the practice; but with our clients and especially our patients!

Shelby

Shelby

Hello, I'm Shelby! I am a third generation Floridian born and raised in Delray Beach. I love being outdoors and Disney is by far my favorite place to be. I have three Pitty's named Moe, Groot and Lola and a Calico named Maz who rules the roost. I have always loved animals so working in the veterinary field has brought me so much joy. I cannot wait to meet you and your fur babies!

Alexis

Alexis

Hi, I’m Alexis and I am a dog mom to a blue-nose Pitbull named Blaze! Originally from New Jersey, I have always been involved and obsessed with my pets! I started casual volunteering with animals in high school and 2 years ago became a kennel tech manager at a boarding facility. I am currently enrolled at Grand Canyon University where I am earning my undergraduate degree. Once my undergraduate degree is completed, I will move forward to Columbia University for my doctorate in Psychiatry with emphasis in Alternative Therapy. From there I will move forward to integrate animal therapy with my human patients.  Working at Healthy Pets is an honor and I cannot express how glad I am to receive such training in a quality environment!

Julia

Julia

Hi there! My name is Julia and I am originally from New Jersey. I have had a passion for animals ever since I was a little girl. I am currently a student at Florida Atlantic University. After I obtain my bachelor’s degree, I am going to pursue my certificate of veterinary medicine at Penn Foster. I absolutely love my job and caring for fur babies!

Linda

Linda

Hi, I’m Linda! I have been in veterinary medicine for 10 years. However, I have been using Boca North for quality veterinary care for over 30 years. I currently share my life with four amazing felines plus my grand-dog and grand-cat that come to my house weekly.

Adam

Adam

Hi, I’m Adam. I’m from Chicago, IL. I moved to Florida with my family in 2020. The things I love most in Florida are sea turtles and the ocean. I started working with veterinarians at 14 years old and have always enjoyed working with animals. Often, I would find birds that were struck by cars and bring them to the local wild bird sanctuary. Now I volunteer at Loggerhead Marinelife Center. My girlfriend and I do everything with our dog Rusty! He too has been to Key West, Niagara Falls, and the Poconos! He’s a regular at our many parks and dog beaches!

Cori

Cori

Hi, I’m Cori! I am a Licensed Veterinary Technician, I graduated from SUNY Delhi in 2014. My personal philosophy is to treat patients how I would like my personal pets to be treated. I love emergency medicine, dentistry, and internal medicine. In my free time, I enjoy anything outside, traveling, and experiencing new things.

Natalia

Natalia

Hey there I’m Natalia. Originally from Orange County, Ca, but man o man has South Florida grown on me. I’ve been in the pet industry since I was 10, starting with farm animals at our family ranch, to reptiles and aquatics in the pet store environment, to now with what my fills my heart, Veterinary care. If you can’t find me at work, or dance rehearsals, chances are I’m probably hanging out with Mickey and friends at Disney! These are my rescue reptiles Spot and Perla, alongside my Kitty Beemer and chihuahua Daisy. My turtle, rooster, and small animals weren’t in the mood for a pic today. Taking in and rehoming pets in need has kind of become my thing, because all live animals deserve a chance at a loving home.

Lexi

Lexi

Hi loves, my name is Lexi! I’m a born and raised Floridian living my best life with my fur babies (Samantha, Harely and Thor). I’ve always had such a love for nature and all its creatures (big and small)! I enjoy traveling and getting to see what life has to offer. I’m an extremely passionate vet tech and I aspire to become a hospital manger one day as well. I’m looking forward to meeting you and your fur babies very soon!

Deandra

Deandra

Hi my name is Deandra, and this is my best friend Malaa. I was born and raised in the sunshine state Florida. I grew up surrounded by animals and outdoors. I love working at Healthy Pets. It’s made me want to further my career as a zoologist. I hope to expand my home with fur babies and horses. Also can’t forget the goats!

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