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.
Katherine – Practice Manager
Katherine is our practice manager for Pet Urgent Care of Wesley Chapel. Katherine has been working in the veterinary field for 15 years with experience with both small and large animals, working in general, emergency and specialty practices. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Business Management in 2013 and at that time made the transition from working as a technician into practice management. Katherine has two dogs at home, both pitbulls, named Maverick & Porter. When not at work, Katherine enjoys working out and spending time outdoors. Her philosophy on working with animals is that it is our responsibility to advocate for pets, providing individualized, exceptional care in a compassionate manner.
Austin – Veterinary 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.
Chris – Lead Technician
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.
Tiffani – Veterinary Assistant
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!
Amanda – Veterinary Assistant
Hi, my name is Amanda. I have three little rascals at home and one well behaved service dog. I’ve always known I wanted a career that allowed me to give back to the animals that have so greatly enriched my life. I’m currently enrolled in UCF’s zoology and pre-veterinary track. In my free time I enjoy running, rowing. lifting, and playing video games.