Meet Our Team in Parrish, FL
Parrish Veterinary Clinic 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!
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.
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 2 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 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: 5 dogs (4 rescues and a retired senior police K9), one cat, a crested gecko, 2 mini zebus, beef cattle, 2 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.
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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 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.
Lindsey earned Master of Science in Veterinary Forensic Sciences & Bachelor of Science in Animal Sciences from the University of Florida. While she has always had love for animals, it was through her own personal challenges with her pets that she discovered her passion for the veterinary medicine.
Lindsey’s favorite aspects of her job include working together as a team and building relationships with her coworkers. It is also rewarding to be able to build long term relationships with clients, getting to know their pets, and seeing patients improve and feel better. Lindsey cannot imagine a life where she isn’t working in the veterinary field!
At home, Lindsey has two younger brothers that are currently attending the University of Florida. She also has four pets at home: Paxton, a Domestic Short Hair; Cobia, a Domestic Short Hair; Fin, Doberman & Pitbull Terrier Cross; and Waylon, a Pitbull Terrier Cross. In her free time, Lindsey enjoys working out at the gym, boating/jet skiing, horseback riding, and spending time with friends and family.
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 2 horses, 12 head of cattle (Maine Angus cross), and 2 dogs, Rex (Pit Bull) and Roxy (Mini Schnauzer). She has worked with many animals over the years, including 10 show hogs, 6 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.
Halley joined Parrish Veterinary Clinic in November 2022. She’s a life-long Floridian who originally sought a career in human medicine. However, shortly into her career, she quickly realized animals are her true passion, and she loves building relationships with pets and their owners! Halley appreciates the unique experiences she has here at our clinic, along with all the new things she gets to learn every day. She’s also excited to finish her A.A. and start pursuing her CVT degree! Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her fiancé and their dogs, Luka (chocolate Lab) and Mylo (red Lab). They also love going to Disney World on weekends.