Diana Mattox- Veterinarian
Dr. Diana Joyner-Mattox graduated from Zephyrhills High School in 1986 and then enrolled at Pasco Hernando Community College where she earned an Associate in Arts degree while working full-time as a veterinary assistant. Dr. Diana transferred to the University of Florida as a Junior and graduated in 1991 with a Bachelors degree in Animal Science, and continued on to earn her degree in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine in 1995.
In May of 1997 she started her own small animal practice in a small converted home with 1 employee. The practice has grown in leaps and bounds over the last 17 years and expanded into a new 3600 sq-foot state of the art facility in December of 2003.
Dr. Joyner-Mattox's family includes her husband Casey, stepdaughter Lynsey, two dogs, Hunter and Brandy, and a colony of feral cats . In her free time she enjoys spending time at home, traveling, hiking, scuba diving, horseback riding and reading.
Dr. Joyner-Mattox was a member of the Pasco County Animal Services Advisory Committee for more than 10 years, she is Founder and President of Spay Pasco a non profit spay/neuter assistance organization and was awarded the Gold Star Award by the Florida Veterinary Medical Association for her animal welfare advocacy in Pasco County.
September 18, 2010 - Dr. Diana Mattox was awarded The Judy Schwartz Humanitarian Award by the Humane Society of the Nature Coast. This honor is "awarded to an Individual, Organization or Company who has made a significant impact on animal welfare locally or nationally" and in 2014 Dr. Mattox received the Distinguished Alumni award from Pasco Hernando State College.
Jennifer Hooks - Veterinarian
Dr. Hooks was born and raised in Davie, Florida (near Fort Lauderdale). Her childhood included helping capture alligators with her father, a biologist and state licensed nuisance alligator trapper.
She attended the University of Florida where she obtained her Bachelor's in Science degree in Zoology in 2000 and her Veterinary Medical Degree in 2004.
Dr. Hooks resides in Dade City and is currently working on clearing land to build a log cabin. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with friends, family, and her own animals, which include three cats, a rottweiler, and a pot-bellied pig. Additional interests include art, craftwork, gardening, travel, nature, and water sports. Her veterinary interests include all domestic animals, and she is developing her skills in the exotic and wildlife field.
Terri Readdy - Veterinarian
Dr. Terri Readdy earned her BS in Biotechnology and spent 9 years as a research scientist in protein and membrane biochemistry and natural insecticides in Philadelphia, then streptococcal genetics and microbiology in Birmingham. While in Birmingham she was an active volunteer with the Humane Society and the Alabama Wildlife Rescue Service before returning to school to earn her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Mississippi State in 1999. After graduation, Dr. Readdy moved to the Tampa to begin her veterinary career. She is married and lives with her husband, 2 teenage sons, 2 dogs, 2 cats and 3 birds.
In her free time, Dr. Readdy enjoys spending time with her children, church activities and riding roller coasters!
She enjoys canine and feline veterinary medicine and has extensive experience in avian and exotic animal medicine and surgery.
Paige Smith - Veterinary Technician
Paige has lived in Dade City all her life. Paige graduated from Pasco High School in 1999. During her High School years she was in Agriculture On the Job Training. In this program she worked at a horse stable, where she met her High School sweetheart, Kevin who is now her husband. They married in May of 2003 after dating four and a half years. He has a great career with WREC, working as a Lineman Apprentice. They have 2 sons.
Paige worked at a small animal clinic in Zephyrhills, Florida. The two years she was there she learned a lot from the Doctors but wanted to work closer to home. Her sister Selena told her of a position that was available at what was then known as Veterinary Home Health Care. Paige took the position and has been a veterinarian Technician with what is now known as San Antonio Animal Hospital since July 2003, she says it is a great facility, an awesome staff and the Doctor's are good too.
Paige is currently enrolled at Pasco Hernando Community College and plans to enter their nursing program. Her goal is to be a nurse in a surgical unit.
In Loving Memory of Cammie (pictured) 4/89 - 6/04
Alisha Marler - Veterinary Technician
Alisha was born and raised in Dade City. She's married and the mother of 2 girls. Rounding out her household are 3 cats and 2 dogs.
In her spare time, Alisha enjoys volunteering at Pasco Elementary School, karate and baking with her children. Alisha has worked at San Antonio Animal Hospital since August of 2007.
Chelsea Finlay - Veterinary Technician
Chelsea has been with us since September of 2013 and is a graduate of Pasco high School. Chelsea is currently working on Bachleors degree at USF and is considering applying to vet school one day. When she is not working or attending classes she loves riding her Palamino Quarter Horse Star and spending time with her boxer Oakley, Pitbull Bella and her cat Grayson.
Michelle Wagner - Certified Veterinary Technician
Michelle is a certified veterinary technician with over 20 years of experience including, small animal, large animal, exotic, avian and emergency medicine. Michelle's pride and joy is her daughter. She volunteers with Spay Pasco, her local FFA, 4-H, her daughter's school and coaches her daughter's softball team.
Her furry kids include 7 cats, 3 horses and 1 dog. She enjoys horseback riding, hiking and spending time with her daughter. Michelle has worked at San Antonio Animal Hospital since May of 2010.
Joana Hoffman-Client Care Specialist
Joana has worked at San Antonio Animal Hospital since September of 2012. Joana is from Missouri and worked for TWA for 20 years. When she is not working hard at our hospital or visiting with her many friends at Tampa Bay Golf and Country Club she enjoys spending time with her Shih Tzu Gypsy and making greeting cards.
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In case of an after hours emergency, contact:
Tampa Bay Veterinary Emergency Services
238 E Bearss Ave
Tampa, FL 33613
Florida Veterinary Specialist
3000 Busch Lake Boulevard
Tampa, Florida 33614
Phone: (813) 933-8944