Wesley Chapel Staff

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.

Kimberly Pearson, DVM

Dr Kimberly Pearson was born and raised in Gadsden, Alabama where she resided until moving to Auburn Alabama. She graduated with honors from Auburn University with a Bachelors in animal and dairy sciences and she continued her education at Auburn where she received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 2004. After graduation she worked as an associate in a small animal practice in Gulf Breeze, Florida for 8 years. Dr Pearson joined the United States Army in 2007 and during her 8 years serving as an officer she was deployed to Afghanistan where she had to set up a veterinary facility to care for the working dogs that were stationed in her area. In addition to taking care of the working animals and local wildlife, she was also responsible for traveling to other bases in Afghanistan to do inspections of the food and beverages that were supplied to the troops and contract employees. After her time in the US Army Dr Pearson decided to open her own veterinary hospital in Bunnell Florida. With the help of her business partner and boyfriend she converted a vacant home to a fully functional, upscale, full service veterinary hospital. While providing quality care to the fur babies in her community she also worked closely with the rescue organizations in her area to provide the veterinary care and services the pets needed in order to find a forever loving home. In 2016 Dr Person relocated to Gautier Mississippi where she worked as a relief veterinarian providing services to over 12 veterinary hospitals in Mississippi and Alabama. After being away from Florida for a few years, she felt the call to return to the lovely sunshine state where she continued to provide veterinary relief services to multiple veterinary clinics until accepting a full time position at Seven Oaks Pet Hospital and Pet Urgent Care of Wesley Chapel. Her professional interests include veterinary dentistry, soft tissue surgery, and dermatology.

Dr Pearson currently has 2 amazing kitties Jenna was brought to her as a 1 week old orphan and Gracie who was abandoned at one of the clinics that she worked at. She loves to do Karaoke, dance and have fun in the sun during her time away from work.

Chris – Assistant Manager

Hello! My name is Chris I am a Florida native from a small town called Arcadia. I’ve been in the veterinary field for 7 years. My biggest passion is understanding animal behavior and doing everything to assure any of their visits are as peaceful as possible, especially during emergencies. I have 3 cats at home and when I’m not working I enjoy streaming on Twitch.

Austin – Lead Technician

I graduated from USF in 2020 and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Biology. I have been a veterinary technician for 2 1/2 years and strive to constantly expand my technical abilities while focusing on client education. In my spare time I enjoy kayaking and horseback riding.

Daniela – Veterinary Technician

My name is Daniela Martinez, I started volunteering in the veterinary field when I was 16 years old. I started my career in this field as a technician 3 years ago. I have a 4 year old son and 2 cats at home. In my free time I love to go on trail runs and spend time with my son. I love being in the veterinary field because of the satisfaction I get making a difference in pets lives.

Tiffani – Veterinary Technician

Hi! My name is Tiffani, I have been in the veterinary field for 3 years! I am currently enrolled in school to become a CVT. I’ve always had a love for animals since I was 7 years old, I currently have no pets at home, but I treat all of our patients like they are mine! In my down time I love to paint and go to the beach!

Ann – Veterinary Technician

Ann has been working in the veterinary field since 2004. A fun fact about her is she has 5 kids! She also has a bunch of pets at home including: a dog named Ricky, a bearded dragon Desert, Leopard Gecko named Rex, Guinea pig named Fluff, and two gerbils!

Caitlin – Veterinary Technician