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Meet the Team

Dr. Nicholas

Dr. Nicholas has been practicing veterinary medicine in the St. Augustine area since 1989. He graduated with honors from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 1989. He opened Matanzas River Animal Hospital in 1998. He served on  the board of the St. Augustine Humane Society and has been an active member and past president of the St. Johns County Veterinary Medical Society. He is an avid cyclist and hiker in the rural areas of St. Johns County and the mountains of North Georgia and Western North Carolina. He has a sailboat on the St. Johns River in Jacksonville and tends to a hayfield in western St. Johns county.

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Dr. Elizabeth Hutchens
Information coming soon!
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Dr. Jennifer Wells
Dr. Jennifer Wells has been practicing small animal veterinary medicine for the past 28 years. She attended the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 1995. She practiced in Florida for the 18 years, then moved to Colorado where she practiced for 8 years in the beautiful mountain town of Eagle. She came back to practice in Florida in 2021 to be closer to her family. She is an active  member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Florida Veterinary Medical Association. During her time away from work, she enjoys flats fishing, playing golf, paddle boarding, snow skiing, and spending as much time as possible with her husband and her boxer.
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Dr. Tina Grove
Hello, I’m Dr. Tina Grove. I followed my passion to be a veterinarian from an early age.  I began training in a small animal clinic while attending college and worked in a large animal hospital specialty clinic before entering vet school.  I graduated from Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in 2010, simultaneously achieving a Master's degree in Laboratory Animal Medicine.  I completed formal residency training at Yale University in 2012 and obtained my specialty board certification in 2013.  My professional interests include caring for exotic pets, particularly nonhuman primates, and a strong commitment to biomedical research for the advancement of health of animals and humans.  Since graduating from vet school, I have worked in academic institutions, corporate environments, and companion animal private practices, either full time or in a relief capacity.  My husband and I are guardians to a variety of animals and I spend most of my spare time competing in barrel racing. 
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Dr. Bill Abbott
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Laura

Lead Client Coordinator

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Parker

Client Coordinator

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Melissa

Client Coordinator

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Abby

Client Coordinator

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In Loving Memory of 

Stella

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Dirk

Vet Technician

Jeanne

Vet 

Technician

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Amanda

Vet

Technician

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Marcelle

Vet

Technician

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Angie

Vet

Technician

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Shannon

Vet Technician

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Breann

Vet Assistant

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Bert

Surgery Technician

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Lisa

Groomer

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Lydia

Kennel Tech

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Katie

Kennel Tech

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Mya

Kennel Tech

Stephanie

Manager

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