Wesley Chapel Staff

Dr. Jason Salpietra, DVM

Born and raised in Shreveport, Louisiana, Dr. Jason Salpietra always had a strong bond with animals. From his family’s assortment of dogs over the years to the first dog he raised on his own at age 20, Dr. Salpietra felt he could learn from them and wanted to help better their lives. Uncertain which professional direction to choose, he decided to travel across the United States for inspiration. It was during his travels that Dr. Salpietra’s passion for veterinary medicine reignited, and realized the role best suited for him to help better the lives of pets and their humans would be for him to pursue a career in veterinary medicine.

With the support of family and loved ones, Dr. Salpietra rearranged his life to move back to Louisiana and studied hard during his undergrad at Bossier Parish Community College to fast track his road to graduate school. This hard work paid off and he was accepted into Louisiana State University’s School of Veterinary Medicine, where he graduated in May of 2021. His first couple of years out of vet school were spent working at South Buffalo Springs Animal Hospital in Las Vegas, NV where he learned from and worked with some of the best in the field. In 2023 he decided to move to Tampa to continue doing what he loves with the added benefit of being closer to family.

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!

Victoria Ulloa – Veterinary Technician

I recently moved from Dallas, Texas to continue school here in Florida. I am a junior at USF studying for a bachelors in biomedical science. I have always love the vet field and I plan to continue my education and go to vet school. I have a morkie named Buddy. On my free time I love to paint and watch new tv shows.

Gabe – Veterinary Technician

In his free time, Gabe loves spending time with his girlfriend and kids. He is a huge fan of the Boston Celtics, and always has the coolest pair of shoes on! He has been in the veterinary field for over 7 years and is passionate about helping pets in need.

Anthony – Veterinary Technician

Anthony is currently a technician at Seven Oaks. He is from Tampa, Fl, and graduated from Leto High School. He loves going kayaking and cooking in his free time, and he loves cats!

James – Veterinary Technician

I got into veterinary medicine when I was 19 years old. A friend’s mother was s vet and I was offered a job. I worked as a vet tech over the next 12 years before heading off to work as an EMT. Aafter 8 years on ambulances, I came back to veterinary medicine. I have 2 cats, one that is 13 and one that is still a kitten.

Wedlene – Veterinary Assistant