Dr. Lisa Griffiths Ezell Dr. Ezell is a Winter Haven native, and she first discovered veterinary medicine when she was a child in Winter Haven. Her mentor was Dr. Robert Adey, the founder of Cypress Animal Hospital. She joined our team in 2004 after graduating from UF, and she purchased the hospital in 2012. Her passion is strengthening the human animal bond with veterinary medicine. Her human family consists of her husband and twin daughters, and her pet family is Caiden and Riley, Boston Terriers, and Eve, a rescued cat.
Kim - Practice Manager Kim has been with Cypress Animal Hospital for several years. She started as a veterinary assistant years ago, but she found her true calling as our Practice Manager. She is better known as the "Kitty Whisperer" in our hospital because she excels in taming the little ones that are not so eager to see the doctor. She can be found throughout our hospital assisting everyone. Along with her husband, she shares her home with Buddy, a rescued Chihuahua that stole his daddy's heart, multiple rescued house cats, and 2 horses.
Kacie - Head Receptionist Kacie has been with Cypress Animal Hospital for 16 years. She got her start at our hospital as a veterinary assistant, but she discovered her true passion was bonding with our clients. She enjoys her daily interactions with clients in our hospital and on the phone as our head receptionist. On occassion, she can be found assisting with treatments, surgery, and exam rooms. She has a daughter at home that keeps her on her toes, a rescued pug, Diesel, and two cats, Mama Cat and Boosie.
Kristen Mendez - Technician Kristen came to us with a background in Veterinary ICU monitoring. She has proven to be a wonderful addition to our team. She is currently becoming proficient in Pet Dental care, learning to take dental radiographs and scaling and polishing teeth. She also enjoys working with the patients and clients in the exam room. At home, she has 2 beautiful children, one daughter and one son. They are the joy of her life. She also lives with 2 rambunctous dachshunds, a cat that she rescued from here and a pet rabbit, that all keep her on her toes.
Ryann Mitchell - Technician Ryann came to us with a background in Veterinary Emergency Medicine. She is talented in all areas of veterinary medicine, but she has a special interest in veterinary dentistry. Ryann left us for a short time, taking on the very important job of motherhood. We are very happy that she decided to return to our "family". She has a beautiful daughter, Amelia, loving husband David, and step-son Matt. She has two lovely purr-children, Myrtle and Dinah.
Christine Hadjiosif - Technician Chrissy is our newest edition. She has worked in veterinary medicine for over 2 years. We are enjoying getting to know her. She is a great addition to our team and enjoys working with the patients we see and their owners. She has a fiance, Shaun, 2 dogs - Beamer and Petey, and a rabbit named Whitey. Chrissy also likes making her own greeting cards, featuring Beamer and his antics.
Callie Mae Callie Mae came to live with us because her elderly owner passed away. She quickly assumed the role of "PRINCESS" and rules over her subjects, Hobbs and Bogey. She can be found napping in many spots around the clinic, She loves to supervise Kacie at reception and Kim in her office. She is beautiful, and boy does she know it. She is not one to be brushed, so on occasion you may see her with a summer shave down.
Hobbs Hobbs and his brother Calvin were abandoned at our front door when they were kittens. Hobbs is a very special kitty. He is our very own "professional greeter", and he loves to supervise check in and check out at reception. He is quite the prankster, and nothing pleases him more than to hear Callie Mae scream. He likes to hide and ambush her, but she gives it right back with a good "left hook". One of his main hobbies is lizard watching with Bogey at the front window or exit door. He also likes his daily sun baths at our front windows.
Miss Daisy Miss Daisy came to us because her owner had to enter an assisted living facility and was unable to take her along as planned. She loves to take her daily naps in a basket on our front lobby shelves. She often startles new clients when she pops her head up. She will make time in her busy day of napping to leave her basket and greet clients. She makes them feel welcome and loved!
Amy Amy came to live with us when her owners could no longer take care of her medical needs. As seen in her picture, her favorite place to hang out is in the treatment area on top of the cabinets observing all that goes on, or should I say, supervising. She is not the fondest of Hobbs' schoolboy pranks and will give him a smack if he needs one. She does enjoy greeting clients and getting attention.