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.

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.



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.

Alysa,  Veterinary Technician

Alysa was born & raised in Tampa. She attended The University of Florida and graduated with her degree in biology. She has been working in veterinary medicine for 7 years with the last 5 years working in critical care and emergency. Alysa is currently finishing her BSN and plans to get her CCRN and continue to her master for her ARNP in the human field. Alysa has a 7-month-old rescue husky named Boone and a two-year-old lion head rabbit named Zachery Binx. In Alysa’s spare time she enjoys traveling and going to the beach.