Meet Our Team

Nancimarie Figueroa, Practice Manager

(striving to be the best boss for my team)

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  • Year started at C.A.H.:  Since Jan 2018
  • What you like best about working at C.A.H.: The team and the opportunities. The team is very welcoming and very family like.
  • Special area of interest at CAH:  Keeping a positive and fun atmosphere in the workplace!
  • Favorite breed or type of animal: I really do love all animals!!! ;) 
  • Tell us about your pets: "Cleomarie", Feline, Was born at Sea World and was my very first bottle fed pet.  "Oreo Enrique", feline, best cat in the world and he loves to cuddle.  He often goes to children's shelters to interact."Sluggo" pictured, I inherited one of the FIV positive hospital cats that is now my office cat.
  • Hobbies & other interests outside of work: I love to swim, READ, and spending time with my family.


Our Veterinarians:

Martha Jones, DVM, Medical Director

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  • Where you went to school:  Mississippi State University
  • Year you started at CAH: 2010
  • Special area of interest: Dentistry, Theriogenology
  • What you like best about working at CAH:  the family atmosphere
  • Favorite breed/type of animal:  Golden Retrievers & Horses
  • Tell us about your pets: "Armstrong" (2008) rescued dachshund, "Crooks" & "Tucker"(2007) DSH cats, "Sampson" Percheron gelding (2000)  pictured with recently deceased goldens"Bailey" & "Cali"
  • Hobbies & other interests outside of work:  hiking, camping, gardening, kayaking, snow skiing, traveling


Martha Karcher, DVM

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  • Where you went to school: Ohio State University
  • Year started at C.A.H.: 2002, then moved to the South clinic, rejoined Clermont 2013
  • What you like best about working at C.A.H.: My coworkers are simply wonderful. Everyone is so completely devoted to their work.  CAH is a very well structured & dynamic practice.  Every day is unique.
  • Special area of interest: compassionate animal care
  • Favorite breed or type of animal: Shi Tzu  
  • Tell us about your pets: "George", (6/06) Ragdoll Mix rescued as a kitten from a storm drain.  "Barney", (2/10) Terrier Mix rescued as a one year old stray.  "Joe", (6/10) Maine Coon Mix rescued as a stray from Sanford Zoo.  "Sam", (6/11) Tuxedo cat, rescue "drop off" kitten from CAH South. "Macy", (7/10) Poodle/Shih Tzu Mix adopted as puppy.
  • Hobbies & other interests outside of work: needlework, cross stitch, gourd crafting, being a Grandmother :)


Laura Bork, DVM

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  • Year started at C.A.H.: 2016
  • What you like best about working at C.A.H.: The family environment apparent amongst both clients and co-workers. 
  • Special area of interest: Internal medicine, clinical pathology 
  • Favorite breed or type of animal: yorkie, maltese, any & all small breed dogs
  • Your pets:  "Maggie" rescued geriatric Golden with injuries that needed a home (pictured)
  • Hobbies & other interests outside of work: amusement park enthusiast, 90's pop music fan, football fan


 Deidre Giltner, DVM

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  • Where you went to school: University of Florida
  • Year started at C.A.H.: 2017
  • What you like best about working at C.A.H.: the staff and clients
  • Special area of interest: preventative medicine
  • Favorite breed or type of animal: Goats!
  • Tell us about your pets: "Killian", (8/2012) chihuahua mix (pictured) He was a patient of mine while still in veterinary school. I took him home to foster after he was hit by a car and am a proud "foster failure".  "Smitty"  (2017) German Shorthaired Pointer. "Charlie", (1/2003) DSH cat, "Dexter" (10/2003) DSH cat, and "Kale" (5/2013).
  • Hobbies & other interests outside of work: Rowing with the Lake County Rowing Association, Gardening, and a wanna-be carpenter

Certified Veterinary Technicians:

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  • Name: Judy Shaw, CVT
  • Job Description: Certified Veterinary Technician/Reception
  • Where you went to school:  St Petersburg College
  • Year started at C.A.H.: 2005
  • What you like best about working at C.A.H.: Learning new things
  • Favorite breed or type of animal: Border Collie
  • Special area of interest at CAH:  The Laboratory
  • Tell us about your pets: "Charlie"  (10/2016) n/m border collie mix rescue with 3 legs, adopted from South Lake Animal League. "Abby", (1999)  Blue Classic Tabby adopted from Northeast Animal Shelter; "Josie", (2001)  Brown Mackerel Tabby adopted from Serenity Pet ResQ;  "Lilly" pictured (3/07) red mackerel tabby adopted from client that rescued her from a dog attack; "Alice" (2009) was found in the animal hospital parking lot with her tail missing and her bottom jaw damaged; "Calvin" (2011) adopted from a client who saved his pregnant mom.
  • Hobbies & other interests outside of work: Spending time with my daughter and granddaughter, going to Disney World.

Veterinary assistants:

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  • Name: Marci
  • Job Description: Veterinary Assistant
  • Year started at C.A.H.: December 1999
  • What you like best about working at C.A.H.: I have been here so long that the clients & pets have become my friends.
  • Special area of interest at CAH: Client Education and keeping up our Facebook page :)
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Clermont-Animal-Hospital/119577388089251
  • Favorite breed or type of animal: I love cats! The every day tabby is my favorite. I love Dobermans also!
  • Tell us about your pets:  "Rossi" (after Valentino Rossi) the cutest brown tabby with tufted ears (rescued 2018). "Jazmin'" (2013)  silver tabby cat rescue. "Shelby" & "Jake" rescued tabby siblings (2014). "Thor", (2008) Doberman rescued from Orange County Animal Control.  "Nikki" (2009) a mixed breed dog my husband rescued from Afghanistan.
  • Hobbies & other interests outside of work:  Motorcycles (dirt and street) and watching MotoGP, quiet beaches, orchid gardening, reading




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  • Name:  Mallory
  • Job Description:  Veterinary Assistant/Reception
  •  Year started at CAH:  2015
  • What you like most about working at CAH: I love being able to provide compassionate care for the animals. I am doing what I love every day!
  • Special area of interest at CAH:  I am very interested in surgery
  • Favorite breed or type of animal:  all animals!
  • Tell us about your pets: "Cali" (9/18/07)  calico DSH & mother to "Freddy"  tuxdeo cat and "Lea"  black cat (12/13/08)
  • Hobbies & other interests outside of work: spending time with my family, having bonfires (when it's cool enough), watching scary movies, and painting.

  • Name:  Christy
  • Job Description:  Veterinary Assistant
  • Year started at CAH: Feb 2018
  • What you like best about working at CAH:  Working with a great team to bring superior care to patients and clients
  • Special area of interest here at CAH:  Behavior, Community Outreach
  • Favorite breed or type of animal:  falcons, parrots, horses, dogs
  • Tell us about your pets: "Sabrina" black mixed breed dog (2007), "Mango" golden mixed breed dog (2014), "Papaya" (2013) & "Kiwi" (2018) french bulldog rescues, "Tomo" black cat (2016), "Roscoe" African Grey Parrot (1997), 8 redfooted tortoises, Florida Box Turtle, and a duck.
  • Hobbies & other interests outside of work: Bird abatement (flying falcons), paddleboarding with Mango & Kiwi, Kayaking, Mountain hiking, volunteering for the Friends of Lake Louisa State Park, conservation education, cuddling with my pups, watching/photographing/painting sunsets.



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  • Name:  Joe
  • Job Description:  Veterinary Assistant
  • Year started at C.A.H.: 2014
  • What you like best about working at C.A.H.:  helping the animals and working with the great and far best staff in Lake County
  • Special area of interest at CAH: Joe is great at holding the pets with his calm personality
  • Favorite breed or type of animal: Bull Terrier
  • Tell us about your pets:  I have many rescues of both cats and dogs
  • Hobbies/other interests outside of work: music

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  • Name:  Georgia
  • Job Description:  Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist
  • Year started at C.A.H.: 2018
  • What you like best about working at C.A.H.:  I love learning & everyone here is so willing to answer any questions I have!
  • Special area of interest at CAH: any and all types of surgery
  • Favorite breed or type of animal: large animals of any kind
  • Tell us about your pets:  currently fostering a 6 year old pit mix "Bosa"
  • Hobbies/other interests outside of work: spending time with my family, reading, and all things Disney!

  • Name:  Stephanie
  • Job Description:  Veterinary Assistant
  • Year started at C.A.H.: November 2018
  • What you like best about working at C.A.H.:  the friendly environment, everybody helps each other out
  • Special area of interest at CAH: xrays & dental xrays
  • Favorite breed or type of animal: great pyrenees, wolf
  • Tell us about your pets:  "Pixie" teacup poodle (2008), "Peter Parker" poodle (2011), "Monkey D. Luffy" guinea pig (2013), "Rin Okumara" parakeet (2017)
  • Hobbies/other interests outside of work: drawing, reading, video games, comic/anime conventions, cooking

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  • Name:  Saige
  • Job Description:  Veterinary Assistant
  • Year started at C.A.H.: Septeber 2018
  • What you like best about working at C.A.H.:  my coworkers and all the furry friends
  • Special area of interest at CAH: blood draws & assisting the doctor during mass removals
  • Favorite breed or type of animal: Maine Coons
  • Tell us about your pets:  "Daisy" Maine Coon mix (2003), "Luna" DMH cat (2007), and "Honey" chihuahua mix (2004)
  • Hobbies/other interests outside of work: relaxing with my cats




Vet assistant:  Jenna   - bio coming soon


  Receptionists:

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  • Name: Holly (pictured with hospital cat Simon)
  • Job Description: Receptionist
  • Year started at C.A.H.:  2012
  • What you like best about working at C.A.H.: The atmosphere is professional and it is fun! A wonderful group to be a part of.
  • Special area of interest at CAH: Loving on all the animals to make them feel comfortable
  • Favorite breed or type of animal: I really love them all!
  • Tell us about  your pets: "Ralph" (March 1996) African Grey bird that talks up a storm and is a very special guy!  "Smudge" (2003) very sweet female spayed shelter rescued mix-breed dog, "Kaia" (2003) goofy/sweet female spayed rescued golden retriever mix, "Smokey" (1997) my senior guy - neutered male black DSH cat, and a couple more rescued cats.
  • Hobbies other interests outside of work: Music theater, music in general, ballroom dancing, scrabble, my daughters and grandson!

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  • Name:  Jennifer
  • Job Description:  Receptionist
  • Year started at CAH:  2014
  • What you like best about working at CAH:  great staff & friendly clients
  • Special area of interest at CAH:  educating clients on dog care
  • Favorite breed or type of animal:  All types and sizes of dogs
  • Tell us about your pets:  Rescues - "Sam" a partially paralyzed toy poodle (2002) "Mouse"  chihuahua (2012) and "Benji" mixed breed dog (2007)
  • Hobbies/other interests outside of work:  Photography, painting, and DIY projects

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  • Name:  Jean
  • Job Description:  Receptionist          
  • Year started at CAH:  2015 (I've been a client since 2004)
  • What you like best about working at CAH:  Playing with the animals and working with a great staff!
  • Special area of interest at CAH:  Greeting and petting the dogs
  • Favorite breed or type of animal:  Labrador Retriever
  • Tell us about your pets:  "Popi" (5/9/06) chihuahua, "Stella" (5/14/15) rescued Frenchie
  • Hobbies/other interests outside of work: I also work as a hair stylist


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  • Name:  Amorde
  • Job Description:  Receptionist          
  • Year started at CAH:  
  • What you like best about working at CAH:  All of the sweet dogs & cats that come in!
  • Favorite breed or type of animal:  yorkies & tabby cats
  • Tell us about your pets:  Ziggles, a tabby kitten
  • Hobbies/other interests outside of work: Spending time with my daughters, traveling, shopping, and I love to eat! I'm a food critic!

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Stanley Diment, DVM, retired

Founder of CAH in Feb. 1996

  Retired December 2016  

  Michigan State University 1974 graduate

 

We wish Dr. Diment and Susan the best in their retirement.


Susan Savage,  CVT, CVPM, MBA Hospital Administrator, retired from CAH 

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In loving memory, Pat, from the kennel and "Hoodie" (Judy T.) long-time veterinary assistant. We dearly miss them.

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