Eastside Animal Clinic

4493 Tamiami Trail E
Naples, FL 34112



Meet our staff!

Stacey  CVT, Veterinary Practice Manager


CVT, Veterinary Practice Manager

Stacey was raised in Daytona Beach, FL.  She is a Florida "Gator" girl with a graduate degree from St Petersburg College as a Certified Veterinary Technician in 1992.  She began working for Eastside Animal Clinic in March, 1994.  She also took on the job as the Practice Manager in 1996.  Her free time is spent with her husband & son,  boating, fishing & playing sports (right now it's beach volleyball).  She has an old, black lab, Marlin, that is crazy about his family.

Julie  Veterinary Technician


Veterinary Technician

Julie is a native Floridian who began working for as a Veterinary Technician in 1989.  She came to Eastside in June 2002, but after a few years, took some time off to raise 2 beautiful girls, Landyn & Piper.  She came back to EAC in December 2013.  Julie & her husband, Tate, raise beef cattle and enjoy equine sports as a family.  She has a CMA degree, but prefers working with four-legged animals instead.  Besides caring for her human family, she has 5 horses, 4 dogs, and 2 cats (and, at any given time, an orphan calf or two).

Aubree  Certified Veterinary Technician


Certified Veterinary Technician

Aubree moved to Naples with her family when she was 9 years old from New Castle, PA. She started her veterinary career right here at EAC when she was just 19 years old. She worked here and one other local vet clinic before deciding to go back to college to earn her CVT license. After school, Aubree started working in Emergency/Specialty Hospitals. The past 13 years in ER/Specialty hospitals has provided Aubree with many additional Vet Tech skills. In June 2021, she is very excited to be back at EAC after an 18 yr hiatus. She lives with her husband and absolutely loves her Japanese Chins. She is the Florida state rep for one of the largest Japanese Chin rescues in the country.


Certified Veterinary Assistant

Yasser was born & raised in Matanzas, Cuba and came to United States in 2017.  He went to  Naples High School, then on to Lorenzo Walker to get Certified as a Vet Assistant in 2021.  He started at EAC in October, 2022.  Yasser's cat Leila is a beautiful Calico with the typical Calico attitude.  He loves spending his free time with his family & friends, playing soccer and skate boarding.


Celeste  Client Service Representative


Client Service Representative

Celeste was born & raised in Massachusetts & graduated from Becker College with a Veterinary Technician degree.  She moved to Florida to get away from the cold & joined EAC in mid 2019. Celeste has over 35 years in the Veterinary field. Her special interest is client education.  Her hobbies are going to the beach, sailing & being a New England Pats fan!  Celeste shares her new home with her 2 cats, Larry & Charlie


Client Service Representative & Veterinary Assistant

Kelsey is originally from Arkansas & moved to Ft Myers in 2019.  She joined EAC in May 2022.  She has 7+ years experience as a receptionist in the human medical field, but is currently schooling to be a Certified Vet Assistant.  Kelsey lives with her husband, 2 lovable/rambunctious dogs , a Shep/Husky X  and a Pit/Chow X and 6 very different cats  (a Quiet, A needy, an old lady, a wild one, a fat cat & a King!

Ely  Client Service Representative


Client Service Representative

Elizabeth, aka Ely, was born in Miami but raised in Naples!  Ely started at EAC in December 2021 after she graduated as CVA (Certified Veterinary Assistant) at Lorenzo Walker Technical Institute in 2019.  She lives with her family, 2 Yorkies & a 3 Huskies!  Ely  loves spending time working on her car with her boyfriend, playing with her Husky, riding & working on her motorcycle and video gaming!

Lilli  Kennel Tech


Kennel Tech/ Vet Assistant

Lilli was born and raised in SW Florida. She graduated college with an Esthetics degree, but quickly realized that animals were her true passion and calling.  She has since been in the Veterinary field one way or the other since January, 2022.  Lilli lives with her family and many pets including 2 failed foster mutts "Aries" & "Freya", 1 cat named "Skittles"  and a Staffy named "Gracie" & a mini "Aurora".  Her favorite fun is crafting, fostering animals of all sorts, yoga and snuggling on Gracie  (she's a lover).

Whitney Howell  Groomer

Whitney Howell


Whitney was born and raised in Ft Myers, FL. She began her career as a groomer in 1982.  Her favorite breed to groom is a Schnauzer, but she loves to groom almost any breed.  The best part is seeing the "finished product"!  She began grooming at Eastside Animal Clinic in December 1993.  She has adopted multiple cats from EAC over the years and also has 4 dogs to share her time with.  Whitney loves to bike ride, surf the Internet and is a movie BUFF.  She also loves to bake (thank goodness, because it's all really great and we all love it!)  Her favorite passion is fishing whenever she can get a few moments to herself.

Squish  (AKA "Swiffer", "Squishy", "Squash") 


(AKA "Swiffer", "Squishy", "Squash")

"Squish" came in as an Emergency, May 2, 2007...She was saved by one of our clients who jumped a fence to save her & brought her to us immediately.  She was in the middle of a 3 dog fight (with her, a 7 month old kitten being the cause of it)!  She was severely wounded with punctures, bruising, swelling, & NO use of her back legs.  We x-rayed her for any internal damage, & she was lucky with none to be found (no broken bones & no internal organ damage).  We treated her with antibiotics, steroids, cortisone injections, & K-Laser treatments.  Our little survivor "purred" through every bit of it. We weren't sure what we were going to do with her, because she still did  not have use of her back legs.  We tested & vaccinated her in hopes of a bright future in a forever home...who knew it would be with us!  After trying to contemplate all options of a harness, wheels, cover-ups, etc to protect her useless hind end, we decided to remove her back legs in order to save her life & help her get around easier (hopefully). After we removed the sutures from the intricate, timely surgery, we let her out of her crate and....... WOW can she move around the clinic fast!  "Squish" can slide all over the place on our rolled floors. She can even get up the stairs & on fabric chairs. (She has a very strong upper body!) She has become "Ringo's" favorite playmate, boxing partner & love of his life. After "Ringo's" death, "Squish"  has become our greeter, social butterfly, & "great beggar" of any and all attention available!  We love her greatly & couldn't have asked for a better friend to find & adopt us.

"Hollywood"  Kennel Cat


Kennel Cat

"Hollywood" came to us in a litter of 3 in July 2017.  His siblings were also appropriately named... Beverly (Hills) & Carson (Daly)!  His siblings were adopted, but sadly he did not get adopted by anyone... as we had all fallen in love with him over his time with us we got to add him to OUR Family!  Hollywood took his time getting to know everyone & get comfortable.  A bit on the shy side at first, but once he gets to know you he is a character.  Now he is a 'King' in his own kingdom - the KENNEL - he stays in the kennel area all day & has his own suite at night!  He is not afraid of any of the dogs that come to stay with us & actually has another cat 'BFF' that stays with us very frequently. They are inseparable!  Hollywood is the best for a perfect HUG or  just some cat lovin' anytime!  He loves playing with his "furry mice" toys or anything else he can get into mischief with- especially if its something we are working on- just like the typical teenager he is!  Everyone loves him so much!