Meet Our Team in Parrish, FL

Meet Our Team   in Parrish, FL

Parrish Veterinary Clinic & Urgent Care is a proud family-owned private vet practice, rooted in the community and devoted to healing and supporting area pets. Meet our doctor and his talented team of professionals who are excited to meet you and your animal companion, and reach out to us to book an appointment!

Veterinarians

James Noblett

DVM

Dr. James Noblett graduated from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 2013, and the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in 2017. He grew up in a small town in East Tennessee, outside Chattanooga. After graduation, Dr. Noblett worked as a mixed animal vet in rural East Tennessee, primarily working with cats, dogs, and ruminants (cattle, goats, and some sheep). After two years, he moved down to Florida. After two years of working in Florida, Dr. Noblett wanted to start something new and work for himself to develop a practice culture and style that suited him.
Dr. Noblett hopes to develop quality relationships with his clients and patients for years to come. His interests in veterinary medicine are developing the client-patient relationship, surgery, and ophthalmology. He also loves the variety that veterinary medicine brings each day. Dr. Noblett can be found outside the clinic on the water or in the woods. His hobbies include fishing, snorkeling, hiking, hunting, and anything outdoors. He has a few animals of his own: two dogs (Beau, a 12-year old Great Dane mix, and 4, a rescued 2-year old doodle mix), and two snakes (Mash, a corn snake and Kevin, a ball python).

Michelle Krotec

Associate DVM

Dr. Krotec grew up in Sarasota, FL, and graduated from Florida State University with her BS in biological sciences in 2013. She went on to earn her DVM from University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 2018.

Dr. Krotec always loved animals and went through school with the mindset of becoming a veterinarian. She enjoyed learning about small and large animals during her veterinary studies, and initially pursued equine practice following graduation. However, Dr. Krotec decided to transition into small animal practice so she could have more flexibility in her personal life. One of her favorite things to do as a veterinarian is come up with diagnostic and treatment plans for a wide variety of medical cases. She also enjoys developing bonds with the pets she cares for, and their owners.

Dr. Krotec has 3 dogs, Ollie (black Lab mix), Cooper (Pit Bull terrier mix), Lily (Pit Bull terrier), and 2 horses, an Appendix named Blaze and a miniature horse named Tinkerbelle. Ollie has been with Dr. Krotec since she was a sophomore in undergrad and is the best dog in the world. She adopted Cooper from the UF Shelter Medicine Department as a vet school freshman, and Lily came along as a foster that eventually became a “foster fail” because she fit in so well with the pack.

In her free time, Dr. Krotec’s favorite activities include scuba diving, landscape and underwater photography, hiking, and reading.

Robin Sego

DVM

Dr. Robin Sego was born and raised in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia but considers Sarasota, Florida to be her home. She graduated from Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania with a joint degree in Biology and Psychology and from Temple University with a Master’s degree in Educational Psychology. She worked at Temple University and the University of Florida as a research assistant for 8 years and co-authored several research publications. She graduated from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 1999.

Dr. Sego moved to Sarasota in 2001 to be closer to her family and joined the team at Bee Ridge Veterinary Clinic at that time. She has a special interest in preventative medicine, internal medicine and dermatology, but the most rewarding aspect of her job is the relationships she has with the clients and their pets.

Dr. Sego lives in Myakka city with her husband, John, their horses, dogs, and a cockatiel. She enjoys spending her free time with her family, riding her horses, kayaking, and playing tennis.

Tiffany Collins

DVM

Dr. Collins grew up in Alabama in a small town called Roanoke. She initially wanted to be a pediatrician but started working in a veterinary clinic to obtain more medical experience. Long story short, she fell in love with the veterinary profession and simply never left! Dr. Collins attended Huntingdon College for her BA in biology and chemistry and then went to Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine for her DVM. She loves the small-town feel of Parrish Veterinary Clinic and working with such a genuinely caring team. Dr. Collins’ favorite thing about being a veterinarian is developing relationships with clients and patients, but it’s also rewarding to be there for families when they’re going through difficult times with their pets, be it illness or euthanasia.

At home, Dr. Collins has a Ragdoll cat named Tundra, who loves snuggles, stroller rides, and “kitty-cinos” (the feline equivalent of puppaccinos). Outside of vet med, Dr. Collins enjoys traveling, visiting the national parks, working out, spending time with Tundra and her fiance Brent, decorating, pickleball, tennis, and skiing.

Management

Joey Knudstrup

Practice Manager

With more than 20 years of experience, Joey has worn many hats in the veterinary profession. He started out as a volunteer, then worked his way up to kennel technician, then veterinary technician, then manager. Joey has served in a management role since 2013, and in that time, he has relocated and expanded an animal hospital while simultaneously managing a 4-doctor practice. In addition, Joey has worked for both private and corporate veterinary hospitals, taking on roles as a receptionist, technician, manager, and practice owner.

Joey is happily married to his wife Tiffany, and together they have two children and a mixed breed dog named Lava. Joey’s hobbies include spending time with his family, fishing, being out on the boat, and camping.

Kellie

Assistant Manager

Kellie is a Florida native, and she grew up in the country surrounded by animals. They became a fixture in her life, with her raising animals for 4-H or FFA, raising food animals for her family, and raising pets. She has been a part of the veterinary field since 1998. Kellie has an AA in wildlife technology and an AA in forest ecology, and she was voted FVMA team member of the year in 2020. She loves building long-lasting relationships with her clients and patients based on a foundation of trust and understanding. One of the most rewarding aspects of her role is helping other technicians develop strong skills and a good work ethic so they can grow their love and passion for the veterinary field.

Kellie has a virtual menagerie of pets at home: five dogs (four rescues and a retired senior police K9), one cat, a crested gecko, two mini zebus, beef cattle, two pigs, a goat, and one horse. In her free time, Kellie is a 4-H leader for a youth dog club and a fire commissioner for Duette. She also loves going to cow shows with her daughter, doing anything outside, and hunting.

Registered Veterinary Nurses

Jenna

Registered Veterinary Nurse/CVT

Jenna entered the veterinary field in 2009 as a volunteer vet assistant, and worked her way up to become a Certified Veterinary Nurse/Technician and then a lead Veterinary Nurse/Technician. Animals have always had a special place in Jenna’s life and helped her through many ups and downs. She believes that pets deserve the best care possible, and it’s rewarding to be able to provide that care each day! Jenna received her AS in veterinary technology from St. Petersburg College, and she became accredited through national examination.

Outside of the clinic, Jenna helps her husband run his offshore fishing charter business. They have a big family of animals together: Dixie, a Catahoula/Pit mix; Pickett, a Boglen Terrier; Maggie, a Chi-Poo; JR, a Treeing Walker Coonhound; Dinero, a Quarter Horse, and Buddy, a Texas Longhorn steer. Jenna’s favorite things to do in her free time include horseback riding, reading, fishing, traveling, and spending time with her grandpa on his farm.

Ashley

CVT

Ashley earned her vet tech certification through St. Petersburg College, where she also received a Certification of Excellence in anesthesia. Since she was about 8 years old, she knew she wanted to work in the veterinary field. Steve Irwin inspired her, and today, her love for animals has only grown stronger. Ashley’s favorite aspects of her job include having a great team to work with, interacting with her patients, and giving pet owners the help they need to care for their companions. It is also rewarding to be able to use her knowledge to keep pets healthy and put her best effort into healing sick or injured pets. She loves helping animals and people live happy, healthy lives. Ashley wouldn’t trade her job for anything!

At home, Ashley has a wonderful, supportive family, including a bunch of unique and adorable pets: Marina, a Border Collie mix; Bobber and Barnacle, both Pomeranians; Goose, a green cheek conure; Tiki, a crested gecko; Barry, a Cape parrot; Paul, a slider turtle; Mufasa, a ball python; Bazooka, a corn snake; and (last but not least), Cricket the Chinchilla. In her free time, Ashley enjoys hunting, fishing, boating, drawing, and painting.

Chrissy

CVT

Chrissy earned her AAS in veterinary technology from Parkland College in IL. She grew up with and took care of lots of stray cats and always knew that working with animals was her destiny. Working in the veterinary field offers her a healthy mix of keeping healthy pets healthy, and restoring sick or injured pets back to health. Chrissy’s favorite part of being on the Parrish team is working alongside other people who are equally passionate about helping animals. On a technical level, she loves doing blood draws and placing IV catheters.

At home, Chrissy shares her life with a family of pets: Mia, a Pitbull/Hound mix; Stanley, a Havanese; Bruno, a French Bulldog/Boston Terrier mix; and Ashie the cat! Fun fact–all of Chrissy’s dogs are the same colors (black and white). When she isn’t caring for her patients, Chrissy enjoys being outdoors, staying active, playing piano, and drawing and painting.

Veterinary Technicians/Assistants

Brittany

Veterinary Technician

Brittany joined our team in December 2022. She grew up with animals and showed livestock in the Manatee County Fair for 10 years in 4H. Working in the veterinary field was inevitable! Brittany loves helping pets in need and working together with our amazing team. Similar to here at the clinic, Brittany virtually surrounded by animals at home—she has two horses, 12 head of cattle (Maine Angus cross), and two dogs, Rex (Pit Bull) and Roxy (Mini Schnauzer). She has worked with many animals over the years, including ten show hogs, six cows, rodeo horses, show rabbits, and even chickens! In her free time, Brittany enjoys hunting, fishing, hiking, camping, horseback riding, and of course, training animals.

Nicole

Veterinary Technician

Nicole has wanted to be a vet tech since high school. She was in business careers until 2020 and started out as a receptionist, then worked her way up. Nicole has been a technician since 2021 and looks forward to growing in her role. She likes the family-like atmosphere at Parrish Veterinary Clinic and loves being able to help our patients feel better and help pet owners through difficult times.

Nicole’s household includes quite a few pets. There’s Oliver the Akita, Stella the American Bulldog, Lily, a mixed breed dog, Cooper the Husky, a bird named Oscar, Fig and Fiona, a pair of sugar gliders, and finally her two rats, Chicken Nugget and Cheeseburger. When she isn’t here at work, Nicole can be found reading, spending time with her family and her animals, fishing, and running.

Emily

Veterinary Technician Assistant

Emily grew up around animals, and her mom worked with animals practically her whole life, so it was only natural for Emily to follow in her footsteps. She was also involved in 4H and FFA before entering the veterinary field. One of her favorite things about. working at the practice is getting to know all the animals and their personalities, and helping them and their owners feel better than when they walked in.

Emily has two rescue dogs, a Swiss Shepherd/American Bulldog mix named Shaggydog and a German Shepherd mix named BG. She also has a cat called…The Cat. Shaggy was raised from just two weeks old and has a random bald spot for no reason, whereas BG has unlimited fur.

In her spare time, Emily enjoys drawing and painting, hiking, writing, playing guitar, photography, and reading.

Daniel

Veterinary Technician Assistant

Daniel is currently (as of August 2023) working towards his CVT. He recently retired from USAF after 21 years as a medic to pursue a different medical career. His favorite aspect of his job so far is the Parrish team; everyone is awesome, and he loves being able to tap into the combined experience of individual team members and learn from them.

Daniel’s hobbies include hunting and fishing. He and his wife Kelly have four children, along with three dogs. Their dogs are Sampson, an Australian Shepherd, Dulce, a Great Dane, and Bruiser, a Chihuahua. Dulce and Bruiser have a 95 lb. difference between them in size, but they’re the best of friends!

Christina

Veterinary Technician

Christina is currently attending school to become a CVT. She has worked with animals for as long as she can remember, starting at a boarding facility where she spent a couple of years, to moving to the more medical side of veterinary medicine to help animals and educate pet owners. Christina loves learning something new every day at the practice being a part of the process during X-rays, surgeries, and other procedures, and seeing animals get better.

At home, Christina has two dogs: a Boxer named Bruno, and a red Australian Shepherd named Cora. Christina enjoys training her dogs, hiking, paddle boarding, fishing, and snorkeling.

 

Carly

VETERINARY TECHNICIAN ASSISTANT

Since she was little, Carly has had horses, cats, and dogs in her life, so it was only natural for her to follow her heart and work in the veterinary field. At Parrish Veterinary Clinic, she enjoys spending time with all kinds of animals each day and being surrounded by the most helpful and caring fellow team members. Carly’s favorite aspect of her job is getting to build relationships with our clients and their fur babies! She also loves learning new things daily.

As a college freshman, Carly adopted a kitten from the Humane Society and snuck him into her dorm room. Marlin loves car rides thanks to Carly’s need to travel back and forth between school and home. Along with Marlin, Carly has a Thoroughbred gelding named Jeter and a Golden Retriever named Gabo. When she isn’t at work, she enjoys riding the trails with Jeter and Gabo, offshore fishing, and playing the occasional game of golf.

Ashley

Veterinary Technician Assistant

Ashley is a Technician’s Assistant and is currently pursuing her Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) credentials. Her passion for veterinary care was ignited during Hurricane Irma, when she volunteered at a veterinary clinic and cared for numerous cats. This experience deepened her love for animals and gave her a profound sense of purpose. Ashley began her journey in the veterinary field in June 2017 and has committed to continuous learning and growth within her role.

Ashley is the proud pet parent to two dogs, Luna and Ginny, and six cats, Steve, Bean, Angie, Axel, Toby, and Toto. Additionally, her family includes seven birds. In her free time, Ashley loves listening to music, particularly tunes by Twenty One Pilots, and reading books by Cassandra Clare. She is also an avid Marvel movie fan. She also enjoys outdoor activities, playing with her dog, visiting the beach, and painting.