Meet Our Team
Leigh Ann, Executive Director
Leigh-Ann is the Executive Director of Maricamp Animal Hospital and she has been with the practice since 2013. She has successfully completed her CEO training with Veterinary Practice Solutions and she aspires to take the tools that she has learned to help as many pets in Marion County. She is a California girl who loves going to the beach, listening to music and spending time with her family. Her passion in life is making a difference in the lives of pet owners everywhere and ensuring that each pet is advocated for and that they live long and healthy lives. She strives to ensure that each client’s experience is above and beyond what is expected and that the staff delivers the highest quality of medical care to each patient. She has two precious fur babies, Buddy a lab & Darla a shitzopoodle and they really only like each other.
Jesi was born and raised in Titusville, Florida. Her passion for animals began at a young age while living on a horse farm. She has done volunteer work at SPCA of Brevard and with Titusville horse therapy. She has two dogs, a cat, and a snake. Jesi loves her job working with all the cats and dogs who come through the hospital. One of her superpowers is bathing cats on rare occasions! Her hobbies are drawing and reading.
Suzy, Activation Caller
Suzy’s family moved to Ocala, when she was a teenager, to get away from the harsh winters in Illinois. She enjoys many outdoor activities year around which include snorkeling, boating, and camping. All of the pets she’s ever had were either rescued from shelters or from individuals that weren’t able to care for them. Her favorite dog, Chance- a boxer mix breed, will always have a special place in her heart. Chance gave Suzy companionship, loyalty, protection and most of all unconditional love. Suzy is a part of the Activation team at Maricamp Animal Hospital. She calls our clients to let them know it’s time for their pets annual Wellness Exam and vaccines and does an A+ job educating them on the importance of such medical work. It is so rewarding for Suzy to be able to talk with clients about their pets and how much they are a part of their family. Suzy strives for every pet to live a long and healthy life!
Katie has lived in Ocala since August of 2017. Her father served in the military during Katie’s childhood and she had the opportunity to live all over the world. Her passion in life is learning about and helping animals in any way that she can. She has two dogs at home who are spoiled rotten with love! Katie spent all of her free time during senior year of high school volunteering at an animal shelter to get closer to dogs in need and make a difference. Katie works as an assistant doing many tasks in the hospital and is always willing to help out when help is needed!
Michelle was born and raised in Puerto Rico where she grew up around horses; which is what sparked her interest in studying veterinary medicine in Costa Rica. She enjoyed doing volunteer work in Central America, educating people about the importance of spaying, neutering and vaccinating their pets. Michelle is completing her certification in veterinary acupuncture and in the process of becoming a certified veterinarian in Florida! In her free time, she enjoys going to the beach, hiking, traveling and spending time with her family and her two rescued Golden retrievers Arena and Dalí.
Yamy, Activation Team
Born in La Habana, Cuba, Yamy moved to the United States when she was 12 years old. She has lived in both Miami and Fort Myers, Florida. In 2014 Yamy and her family moved to Ocala wanting to be part of an exciting growing community. She keeps pretty busy as a wife and mother of six. Her love is also shared with three amazing dogs that she cares for as family. Recently, Mia, Yamy’s 2 years old Cavamalt had six puppies. With so many people and doggies around, Yamy often interchanges names between her kids and her pets. The funny thing is that everyone understands her including the dogs. Yamy’s compassionate nature keeps her passionate about working at Maricamp Animal Hospital knowing she’s making a difference helping families take care of their pets. With a willingness to serve and an interest in healthy living, she considers her work rewarding. Her satisfaction comes from being part of a team that takes care of pets like family members.
Caileigh, Public Relations
Caileigh is part of our Public Relations department and comes to work happy every day! She grew up in Vermont on a small farm with cats, dogs, chickens and Connemara Ponies. Caileigh attended Sweet Briar College and spent several years working as a professional equestrian in the hunter/jumper world. Later she went back to school and earned a degree in both Equine Sports Massage Therapy and Canine Massage Therapy. She is an avid equestrian and regularly competes in show jumping and dressage. Caileigh has lived all over the country from New England to the Midwest and has settled in Ocala with her horses Sky and Laffey, dog Basel and cat Monster, all of whom are either from rescue or adoption situations. When she isn’t in the barn or in the office Caileigh enjoys sea kayaking, cooking, traveling, and spending time with friends and family!
Lexi, Front Desk
Lexi was born and raised right here in Ocala. She attended College of Central Florida on a softball scholarship and then after two years she transferred to the University of West Florida in Pensacola to finish out her Junior and Senior year on another softball scholarship. While at UWF she spent most of her time traveling the state of Florida playing softball when she wasn’t busy completing her B.A. in Educational Studies/Elementary Education. Later, Lexi went on to teach for a couple years and had the opportunity to coach the sport she loves at the high school level. Some of her major accomplishments include holding certifications in Child Welfare / Case Management & Mental Health for the State of Florida. Lexi loves to travel and has gotten the opportunity to visit many countries such as Greece & Brazil. In her downtime, Lexi enjoys spending time with her family, going new places, meeting new people and loving on her super hyper mini-Dachshund, Bali.
Casey was born and raised in Ocala. He was an active member of Marion County’s 4-H program for 10 years showing various farm animals while learning valuable life lessons, responsibility, and instilling a hard work ethic. While primarily focused on showing dairy goats and dogs across the state he volunteered with the local community with Habitat for Humanity. He graduated Cum Laude from West Port then attended Central Florida Community College and earned his Associates Degree in Psychology. From there he attended the University of South Florida to continue his education. Casey moved back home to Ocala to be with his friends and family and searched for career opportunities. He realized his passion and career for life was helping others and working with animals. Casey found his career when he was hired in early 2015 by Maricamp Animal Hospital. He started off as a Kennel Technician learning the ropes of animal medicine. He quickly advanced thanks to hard work. Within a year and a half, he moved from Kennel Technician to Assistant Technician and finally to his current position as Technician. Casey has one furry kid named Penny a Welsh Corgi. When she sprints and zooms around the yard as fast as her stubby legs can move she grunts and snorts like a pig.