Our Team

Our staff of expert veterinary doctors and skilled vet assistants and technicians are ready to help when your pet needs us. Contact us today to learn more.


Terry Paradine

Hello, my name is Terry Paradine and I am a customer relations representative. I am here to be the liaison for you and your beloved pets to provide the best service you deserve. I work with wonderful people that will or have taken great care of your precious part of your family. It is an honor to be part of this team. I have two pets, a bloodhound named Lucy and a snowshoe cat named Dusty. I love them and their shenanigans. They and your pets make me smile and cry at times each day. I am fortunate to have a chance to be a small portion of your life. Thank you for the opportunity and most of all thank you for trusting Quail Hollow Animal Hospital.



Hello, my name is Sheri. I have worked at Quail Hollow since 2011 as a Client Relations Coordinator. I am also the Cold Laser Therapy Tech. I enjoy my job here because of all of our awesome employees, great doctors, amazing clients and of course our “four legged” babies! In my spare time I enjoy being out doors and at the beach.



My name is Megan and I have been with Quail Hollow Animal Hospital since I moved to Florida from Iowa in 2006. I currently have 2 cats Gregory and Norman, 3 crazy dogs, Larry, Guiseppe, and AJ and a bunny named Basil. In my spare time I enjoy movies, books, and hanging out with my family and friends.



Melissa has worked in the veterinary field since 1998 where she started as a kennel assistant. She has since worked her way up to Technician. She has been with Quail Hollow since 2006.  Melissa has a teacup poodle that weighs in at about 2.5 pounds named Butkis. When not at work giving much love and kisses to the patients here, she spends her time at the beach or vacationing in warm tropical places.



My name is Candace Johnson and I am the Groomer at Quail Hollow Animal Hospital. I started working here as a groomer in 2012, but was once part of the kennel staff years ago. I have a mini petting zoo at home. Horses, goats, chickens and ducks, a pot belly pig, dogs, cats, and a steer. When I’m not working my horses, I’m spending time with family and friends. I recently registered my breeding ranch where I am breeding quality Appaloosas, Paints, and Quarter horses.



Hello, my name is Angel English. I am the Kennel Manager, Social Media Guru and Newsletter Editor at Quail Hollow Animal Hospital. I have been working here since 2009 but have been in the veterinary field since 2003. I have two children that share my passion for animals. We have 5 beagles, mini ponies, cats, frogs, newts and a skunk at home. Not only do we own beagles but we also Foster for the Tampa Bay Beagle Rescue. It’s a full-time job at work and at home caring for the furry babies. I love what I do and I am grateful to have the clients that know me by name and appreciate the service we offer at Quail Hollow. In my spare time I enjoy Karaoke, and canoeing. The kids and I enjoy camping, horse back riding, and hanging out at Candace’s house.


Megan P.

Megan Patschke has been a technician at QHAH since 2010. She also oversees all of the inventory and ordering at the hospital. She moved to Florida from Texas in 2009. She has 2 cats at home, Monkey and Baby Lune, but has owned many different types of pets. Megan comes from an animal husbandry and animal behavior background from working as a zookeeper and trainer at two Zoos in Texas. She has worked in many different aspects of animal behavior and exotic pets. On her off time she enjoys reading, movies, and playing competitive pool.



I’m Samantha Gonzalez I started working here in October of 2013. I graduated in May of 2014 and now I’m working for my Vet Assistant certificate. In my spare time I like to cook and bake. I have four pets; two dogs ones name is Mocha and the other is Darla. Then I have a bird name Spike and a beta fish name Trevor.



My name is Jen Wheatley and I have been employed at QHAH for almost a year now. I work PT as a Client Relations Coordinator. I have a degree in Veterinary Technology but have enjoyed the change of pace working more directly with our clients. I am married with two daughters, Kendall (9) and Brooke (7). We also have a dog named Petey and a cat named Katniss. My grandfather was a veterinarian so I grew up loving animals and feel blessed to be working at such a progressive, state of the art veterinary hospital. The staff here truly love animals and it's a great feeling to know we are all making a difference on a daily basis!



My name is Daniel Testa. I have been with QHAH as a Technician since 2004. I love working with animals, especially exotics such as snakes, lizards, and spiders. In my spare time I enjoy fishing and hiking. I currently have a rat named Isabella, an African Grey named Squiggy, and a Bearded Dragon named Howard.


Lisa Calton

Lisa Calton started with Quail Hollow Animal Hospital in July of 2015 as the hospital manager. She began working in the animal industry in 1986 and has worked in all aspects of care; cleaning kennels, veterinary receptionist, veterinary technician to practice manager. She also obtained her MBA in 2011 from St Leo University.

She has 2 dogs - a Great Dane named Champ and a Boxer named Bindi; 2 cats named Remi and Lilo and a parakeet named Chubbs. When she is not at the hospital, she loves spending time with her husband of 20 years and their 3 teenage daughters.



My name is Ashley. I was born and raised in the Wesley Chapel area. I have been working with animals since 2010. In my spare time I enjoy the beach, rock tumbling, and photography.


Lisa Cunningham

Lisa has been a Veterinary Technician since 1989. She came to QHAH in July 2007. She is also a certified Dog Trainer who LOVES German Shepherd dogs. Lisa enjoys working with all animals and the great staff here. When not working, she enjoys time with her 7 dogs or out on the trail riding on one of her horses.



My name is Chris Garner I have been a Veterinary Technician since 1997. I am originally from Minnesota and moved to Wesley Chapel in 2015. I started at Quail Hollow Animal Hospital in November 2015. I enjoy working with all types of animals and have a special interest in cat diabetes. Chris is a big Labrador retriever fan and would love to have a household full of them. I have one yellow lab named Breezy and two orange tabby cats’ named Stinker and Fizz. When I am not at work I enjoy spending time with my husband Mark and our two boys James (15) and Brecken (9). My hobbies are going to the beach, reading, saltwater fishing and spending time in the warm Florida sunshine



I’m your new QHAH groomer. I started my grooming career as a bather in 2010 and fell in love with making all the puppies feel nice and clean. In 2011 I had the opportunity to learn how to groom and I ma so thankful for that. Grooming has become a big part of my life and I enjoy giving all the precious pups haircuts, even the difficult ones. I was known as the patient groomer at my last location. I recently moved to Zephyrhills with my family. I own three horses and three dogs. I like to spend my spare time with my family (of course) and riding my horses. I look forward to meeting as many of you as possible in the upcoming months.



Hi! My name is Deana and I was born in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and Zephyrhills has been my home for the better part of my life. Growing up I would tag along with the family veterinarian in the horse barn and it is through this that my love for animals and their care has grown. I have been a veterinarian technician since 1997. Alongside of this love, I enjoy spending time with my husband and family. I am a busy mom of 3 who is always on the go. When I get home I am met at the door by my 2 Great Danes (Ellie and Rain), my short Jack Russell (Blueberry), and 4 cats (Pole Cat, Mahi Mahi, Bouy, and Baya). When not running around with my children, I enjoy saltlife; boating and fishing and a lot of these times you will find me behind my camera capturing life as I see it!



Hi my name is Kelly! I’m originally from New York and I moved to Florida in 2007. I graduated from the veterinary technology program in Sep. 2016 and I started working at QHAH in Oct. 2016. I have always wanted to work with animals since I was younger and I’m so happy that I get the chance to work with everyone’s fur babies. I have a dog named Lexi and 3 ferrets named Fuzzbutt, Teddy Bear and Aang! When I’m not working at QHAH, I love spending time with my pets, reading my textbooks from school and driving around in my car!



My name is Valerie and I started at QHAH on Halloween 2017. You may have seen me up front on one of your recent visits. I love it here! I used to be a stay-at-home- Aunt. I helped my sisters raise my 2 nieces and two nephews. After they were school age, I began working for a daycare facility in Zephyrhills. After two years I decided to make a change and I ended up at QHAH. I have a beagle named Dexter whom I adopted from The Tampa Bay Beagle Rescue. He’s a big dog with lots of personality. Most days you will find him keeping my bed warm for me. I am currently attending PHSC for my associate’s degree in Human Services. In my spare time I enjoy horror movies, documentaries, video games and spending time with my family and boyfriend. I am proud to be part of this team here and I hope to meet as many of our clients as I possibly can.