St. Francis Animal Hospital
Julia - Receptionist
Brittany - Technician
Michael- Technician / Safety Coordinator
Mike has worked at St. Francis since 2005. He is one of our technicians, and our Safety Coordinator. He has an extensive background in Emergency Care and has been in the field since 2001. He enjoys working with exotics, birds, and small animals. He is currently a member of D.A.R.T. (Disaster Animal Response Team). He shares his home with his two rescue cats Boo and Timmy. Boo was rescued from a parking lot, and Timmy was found roaming around in the FL Keys.
Cathy- Lead Receptionist
Cathy started at St. Francis in July 2015. She has been in this area for 3 years. She is originally from the northern Ohio area where she bred and showed bulldogs for more than 15 years. Being from Ohio, she is a huge Buckeye fan! She spends her free time with her 2 kitties Lucy and Meri. She also recently rescued an 9 year old Chihuahua named Missy.
Brittany started at St. Francis in March 2017. She has been in the field for 14yrs and is originally from New York. Brittany can be found riding her horse JD on the weekends and spending time at home with her 3 dogs; Angus, Moose, and Tiny. Brittany also has 1 cat named Damien. Brittany has been attending college and will be graduating next year. She will then hold a certification as a registered Veterinary Technician.
Tammy- Practice Manager / Lead Technician
Tammy has been employed at St. Francis since December 2005. She has worked professionally side by side with Veterinarians and other medical professionals since 2001. Her knowledge base extends outside of what most practices offer, including Horses, Rodents, Reptiles, Avians, Ovine/Bovine. These having been part of her life for so long allows her to expand her medical knowledge and be able to better serve our clients with medical needs and questions. She is currently a member of D.A.R.T. (Disaster Animal Response Team) and enjoys the opportunity to direct and assist in disaster situations. She continues to learn and obtain certificates and credit hours in addition to attending seminars monthly to keep herself up to date on the latest technology and treatment options and ways to help recognize diseases of pets. She has five Chinese Crested named Bugsy, Fenek, Bentley, Tawnawanna, and Fonzie.
Dr.Lisa Jutras Walker
Dr Lisa was born in Miami, Florida. She attended the University of Florida where she received both her Bachelor of Science (Zoology) and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (with Honors) degrees. Following graduation she worked in both an emergency clinic and at a private practice before opening a clinic in Sebastian in 1995. In December of 2005 Dr. Lisa opened St. Francis Animal Hospital in Vero Beach. In December 2008 she was certified in Veterinary Acupuncture by the Chi Institute of Traditional Veterinary Medicine. When she is not at the hospital, she can usually be found with her 2 children, her husband, a Terrier named Lilly , 3 cats Rao, Waldo, Ace, and a rabbit named BunBun.
Julia started at St. Francis in February 2018. She has been in the veterinary field since 2009. She was born and raised in Vero Beach, Florida. She likes to spend her free time out on the boat with husband and daughter and dog Doja. Julia also has 2 kitties at home named Eva and Lilly, and she also has a Guinea Pig named Giggles.