Wesley Chapel Staff

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. Megan Niedens, DVM

Dr. Niedens graduated from the University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine in 2009. After graduation, she extended her formal training through an internship with emphasis in emergency medicine, soft tissue surgery, and internal medicine. Dr. Niedens has been practicing emergency medicine since completion of an internship in 2010. Her professional interests include trauma and wound management.

Sean, Certified Veterinary Technician

Sean has been a Veterinary Technician working in the emergency and critical care field since 2000. He has also worked in veterinary reference laboratories such as Idexx and Antech. Sean lives on a small hobby farm in Brooksville with several mini goats, a mini donkey, three livestock guardian dogs (two Italian Maremma Sheepdogs and an Anatolian Shepherd), two Siberian Huskies, and a Samoyed.

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.

Sabrina, Certified Veterinary Technician

Sabrina has worked in the veterinary field for approximately six years, mainly in emergency medicine. She graduated from St. Petersburg College in 2014 and is currently a certified veterinary technician. She has an English Bulldog and a Pit Bull mix, along with a mini pot-bellied pig.

Rebekka,  Veterinary Assistant

Rebekka is originally from Massachusetts but moved to Tampa in 2016 for college. She will receive her Bachelor’s degree in Biology in May 2019. She has been dedicated to the field of veterinary medicine for many years but has been a veterinary assistant for two years. She has two cats at home, “Dora” and “Bailey” that she rescued from another emergency clinic. The veterinary field is her dream lifestyle and she is very excited about any new opportunity to work with animals.