The team at Del Mar Veterinary Hospital is comprised of highly trained and experienced animal health professionals who have a genuine love for working with pets.
Our staff treats every patient with the highest quality of medical care as well as a gentle touch.
Cheryl Shawn (FT Veterinary Technician)
Nicole Hoyt (FT Patient Care Coordinator)
Jennifer Holloway (PT Administrative Assistant)
Kimberly Taylor-Black (PT Administrative Assistant)
Walker Cribbs (Volunteer)
Lillian & Avery Taylor-Black (Volunteers – from right to left)
Zobeida Roman (Volunteer)
Terri (Honorary Volunteer)
I was born in Newport Beach, CA and moved to St Augustine when I was 8 years old, to attend Florida School for the Deaf and Blind. I am visually impaired, but I don’t let that stop me. I graduated FSDB in 2016, but still attend thru their Continuing Education Program. I also participate in VERC (Visual Education & Rehabilitation Center). Both of these programs have job coaches that help me learn job skills. I now work at the St Augustine Lighthouse Museum as a docent. I also volunteer at Wags and Whiskers Pet Rescue with my mom to help rescue kittens get their forever homes. I love to sing and I love to meet new people.
MJ & Zed (Guide Eye Dog)
Zed is Golden Labrador Retriever, who came to MJ, his owner, on December 2014. He is her second Guide Eye Dog. Zed was trained for two years before MJ got him, and he accomplished his training to work with Deaf and Blind. Zed is originally from Guiding Eyes for the Blind in Yorktown Height, NY.
Two years ago, Zed was bitten by brown recluse spider on the inside of this leg, which at the time, was swelling a lot. Right after that, MJ, and her friend Joanna decided to take him to Dr. Nieves for treatment, as he was going to travel to New England the next day. Dr. Nieves treated him to help with the swelling and itchiness. Thanks to Dr. Nieves discharge care instruction and MJ’s amazing love and care, his wound got a lot better and healed well. Today, Zed is considered part of the team, by alway keeping his cool around other dogs, and transfering this positive, Fear Free energy to others around him.