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Animal Hospital Team

Meet our Animal Hospital Team at Tinseltown

Mission Statements

Here at Tinseltown Animal Hospital, we understand that your animal is not just a pet; they are also family. Our mission is to provide exceptional care for your pet and to share our knowledge of pet care with all of our clients, so you are able to provide the best possible care for your pet! – Stormy

Educating clients is the best patient care we can provide. Without clients’ help, our work here, and the care we provide, we will always be limited. – Carl

Our mission is to provide compassionate, quality care to every patient and to ensure every owner is treated in a caring and loving manner. – Kelsey

  • Gerry Burt
    Director of Operations
    Gerry Burt
    Director of Operations

    Gerry Burt is the Director of Operations at Baymeadows, Tinseltown, and Forever Vets Animal Hospitals. She was born in Jacksonville, NC in a pet loving family. She lived in a few different states and finally settled in Jacksonville, FL. Gerry's love and compassion towards animals made her pursue the career in the animal world. She started working as a Veterinary Assistant at Banfield Pet Hospital after moving to Florida, which was her first position in a veterinary career. Quickly, she realized that there is nothing more rewarding than keeping the pets healthy and the clients happy. In April of 2012, she became employed at Baymeadows Animal Hospital, where she started off as a Lead Technician.  Gerry has never limited herself to her job, hence playing a critical role in developing the hospital in such a short period of time. After much hard work and dedication, she was promoted as a Practice Manager. After becoming crucial part of the hospitals, Gerry accepted the role as Director of Operations, in which she oversees the hospitals’ management and keeps the core values intact. Gerry loves every second of her job and the fulfillment of seeing all her clients and employees happy.  She has been married for 9 years to her high school sweetheart and is a proud mother of her 8-year-old son. She lives with two of her spoiled cats Menace and Mittens.  She always says, "I could never imagine herself in any other profession or any other practice.”

  • Kristin Bedoya
    Manager
    Kristin Bedoya
    Manager

    Kristin relocated from Boston to Jacksonville about 12 years ago and has been working in the veterinary field ever since. She joined Dr. G’s team when Tinseltown Animal Hospital first opened in 2013. Kristin has a son and a daughter that definitely keep her busy, and she just got engaged! She has 4 dogs and a cat that happily complete her family.

  • Charleen Davila
    Receptionist
    Charleen Davila
    Receptionist

    Charleen was raised in a small town in North Carolina but is originally from Puerto Rico. She has a wonderful fiancé and a handsome, caring one-year-old blue brindle Pitbull, Zeus. She spends most of her time at the beach with Zeus when she’s not in the hospital having fun with her furry friends! Working at the hospital is an amazing opportunity and experience that Charleen is thankful to have been given.

  • Amber Richey
    Receptionist
    Amber Richey
    Receptionist

    Amber was born and raised in Jacksonville, FL. She went to school for child psychology and forensic science, but always found herself working with pets. She has a husband of ten years who she has been with for a total of 18 years. Together, they have a daughter, Ava, two 8-year-old boys, and her son, Jaxon. They also have a labradoodle, Hampton. The boys have been wrecking the house together for as long as they have been alive. When they’re not home, you will find Hampton's face pressed against the front window, passing his time by scaring anyone who passes by the house. When they aren't busy with Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, dance class, gymnastics and play dates, they actually enjoy the peace and quiet of just being home together, even if we they are all in their separate spaces. Amber hopes to one day further her career in the Veterinary field. As for now, she is very happy being a part of the Tinseltown family as a receptionist and having time to spend with her family, enjoying all there is to having young children. 

  • Ashley Swatzell
    Receptionist
    Ashley Swatzell
    Receptionist

    Starting at a young age, Ashley knew she wanted to work with animals and make a career out of it. She is currently in the Biomedical program with the next step being vet school. She has a lab dog, Bella, who is her world, and a goofy cat named Nugget. Her life wouldn’t be complete without them.

  • Vanesa Rivera
    Lead Technician
    Vanesa Rivera
    Lead Technician

    Vanesa has been proudly working for Tinseltown Animal Hospital since its opening in September of 2013. She is very passionate and very much in love with her job as a Vet Tech. Aside from her tech job, Vanesa rescues, fosters, and rehomes pets. She can't picture her life without aiding pets and owners in their time of need. She is originally from Michigan, but moved to Florida to give her family a better life. Vanesa has two amazing kids and will soon be marrying the love of her life! Tinseltown Animal Hospital really has become a second family to Vanesa and she is forever grateful that this company has given her such an amazing opportunity to be a part of it.

  • Carl Chrismon
    Technician
    Carl Chrismon
    Technician

    Carl was born and raised in the north Dallas, Texas area until he moved to Jacksonville in 2015. He’s a Veterinary Technician by trade. He has passion, dedication, and pride in his work, since first entering the veterinary industry in 2005.  While Carl currently does not have any pets, he’s grown up around animals his whole life.  Plus, he treats and cares for all his patients as if they were his own.  His job isn’t always easy at times, and brings many challenges with it, but there's no greater feeling than being part a pet's health and seeing our clients' smiles as a result.  Along with animals, his other interests consist of food, sports, music and comedy!

  • Stormy Davis
    Technician
    Stormy Davis
    Technician

    Stormy joined the Tinseltown Animal Hospital family in January 2016. Her world revolves around caring for animals and providing compassionate care for all fur babies. She is originally from Douglas, Georgia, where she began my career in veterinary medicine. Stormy has two dogs of her own, Evie and Tucker that she love more than anything.

  • Mackenzie Frisby
    Technician
    Mackenzie Frisby
    Technician

    Mackenzie is a Veterinary Technician here at Tinseltown Animal hospital, and there is honestly nothing else that she could possibly enjoy more. Riley and Odie are her fur babies they love going to the dog park. Kentucky is where Mackenzie was born and raised, but the Navy led her husband to Florida almost 2 years ago and they are loving it. 

  • Hannah Schmoll
    Technician
    Hannah Schmoll
    Technician

    Hannah has been passionate about animals since a young age and always knew her future would involve them. At the moment, she is a proud mommy of two lovely cats, Lil E and Penelope, and an energetic cattle dog, Jewel. Hannah is currently a student at UF and, fingers crossed, will be accepted into their veterinary program when the time comes.