Dr. Gina Ushi, DVM
Dr. Ushi was born in Jackson, Mississippi but grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Her undergraduate education was completed at Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She graduated from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 2009, and worked at an emergency clinic in Tampa for nearly ten years. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Florida Veterinary Medical Association and the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society. Her professional interests include internal medicine, soft tissue surgery and emergency and critical care. In her free time, Dr. Ushi enjoys reading, traveling and spending time with her husband, two children, and her Hound Mix Pearle.
Dr. Michele Lentovich, DVM
Dr. Michele Lentovich grew up in Westchester County, New York. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Amherst College in Massachusetts with a degree in Biology with honors in Immunology. She then followed her lifelong dream to become a veterinarian. She moved to the sunshine state and graduated with High Honors from the University of Florida in 1995. She achieved membership in Sigma Xi, was the president of IAAAM and active in marine mammal, zoo and wildlife medicine and did research on manatees. She pursued a marine mammal rescue and zoo animal externship and has been active in marine mammal medicine and wildlife rescue and rehabilitation in the Tampa Bay area ever since.
Dr. Lentovich has spent the majority of her career in emergency medicine and critical care working in specialty hospitals in the Tampa Bay Area. She has now joined us at Seven Oaks and Pet Urgent Care with a strong foundation in emergency medicine and surgery, critical care and exotic animal medicine. In her spare time Dr. Lentovich spends time with her husband, twin daughters, two dogs, cats and two rabbits. She enjoys traveling, sailing, scuba diving and the beach. Dr. Lentovich is a member of the AVMA, VECCS, IAAAM and VIN.
Jose, Practice Manager
My name is Jose Calderon and I have been in the veterinary industry for 30 years, including 2 years in Emergency and Critical Care. I am a proud father of 4 beautiful and active kids. On my spare time, I enjoy boating and fishing with my family, along with playing paintball and coaching football at the High School level. I have an African Gray named Taylor, a DLH cat named Candy and 2 Rabbits Luna and Cookie Dough.
Alana, Certified Veterinary Technician
Alana became a Veterinary Technician in the emergency and critical care field in 2004, immediately upon graduation. Alana has three rescue dogs: a Pit Bull, Chihuahua, and Pomeranian, as well as four foster failure cats. She loves raising bottle feeder kittens, especially working with neonates.
Dan, Veterinary Technician
Dan has been working with animals since she was 13 and started volunteering at her hometown zoo, a wildlife rehab hospital, and a big cat sanctuary before stepping into the vet tech world. She graduated from FSU in 2014 and she has 7 years of vet tech experience rainging from general practice to emergency/critical care, and for the last 2 years she has been focused on exotic animal medicine. She recently moved to Tampa with her boyfriend, a cat, a dog, an African fire skink, a leopard gecko, and a black capped caique.
Abby, Veterinary Technician
Abby was born & raised in Miami, Florida but relocated to Tampa in May of 2019. Abby entered the field of Veterinary Medicine in 2014 when she discovered her passion of working with animals as a volunteer. She has excelled through each role in a veterinary hospital setting as a receptionist, technician, ultimately leading her into veterinary management. Abby earned her Associates of Arts degree in Biological Sciences from Miami-Dade College and is currently working on her CVT license from St. Petersburg College and her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology through Florida International University. She is a fur-mom to Pepper, an 8 year old Dachshund mix, and Milo and Oliver, two orange tabbies. During her time off when she isn’t working or studying, Abby enjoys traveling with her friends and family to new cities and countries, relaxing at the beach with a book in hand, and exploring new restaurants. Abby is ready to care for you and your fur-babies.
Jena, Veterinary Technician
Jena has been in the pet industry since 1990. She has worked in specialty veterinary medicine since 2010. She trained and competed in Retriever field trials. She now enjoys the company of her two little buddies, Coach and Champ.