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.
Director of Medical Services
Madai Lopez was born and raised in Puerto Rico for 15 years and lived in Miami for another 15 years and has now made Ocala home. She started working with animals since 2006 and has loved all sorts of animals since childhood. She quickly took onto loving the wonders of medicine and hasn’t stopped working in the veterinary field since then. She is currently the Director Medical Services and Inventory Manager. She loves the challenge of solving medical puzzles and saving lives daily. She is bilingual and is currently in the pursuit of also adding American Sign Language to her skills. Madai has a big passion for all sorts of arts including clay crafts, performing arts and mix-media. She has a dog named Squishy with big hair and big personality just like her and enjoys making an impact on people, especially kids and youth.
Director of Administration
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.
Director of Expansion
John is our Director of Expansion, his eagerness for the use of new medical treatments and technology and his interest for the wellbeing of animals makes a great combination for his new position after been our Director of Medical Service for several years.
Originally from New York City, John grew up between Colombia and The United States. He received his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Universidad De La Salle in Bogotá, Colombia where he also was a research assistant and a professor assistant.
He and his wife also a veterinarian owned an animal hospital for almost 10 years before deciding to move to the sunshine state, where they enjoy going to the beach or any outdoor activities with their 2 children. Besides cooking while listening to music, John enjoys spoiling their dog and 2 cats, watching movies, reading and keeping up with any innovations in the medicine world human and animal.
Hola! My name is Tatiana. I am originally from Puerto Rico and moved to Florida to pursue my passion of working with animals. I became a zookeeper and worked with different species of wildlife and educated zoo visitors about the conservation of species. I decided to further my knowledge in the animal care field, therefore, I graduated as a veterinary technician. Furthermore, I just recently obtained my Veterinary Technician Certification. I am excited to meet you all, and to take good care of your loving pets!
Eizel a Dominican by birth, Puertorican by heart is first a mom, second a wife, and third but not least a Veterinarian. She and her husband graduated Veterinary Medicine in the Dominican Republic in 2014, she works with the little guys and he works with the big guys. The love for animals is a family affair for the small family of three and their two pets Leo a Maltese and Panda a Min Bull Terrier. They moved to the states in 2018 and she is now in the process of acquiring her DVM license. They plan on setting roots in a small farm and keep growing as a family in Ocala.
On a personal level, she enjoys spending time with her family, watching movies, reading novels, going to the beach, and recently getting to know Ocala little by little.
My name is Maxwell Smith. I’m a Cuban big brother to 5 “lovely” sisters think I’m just as “lovely.” I’ve lived in Florida for almost my entire life and live in Ocala for the last 10+ years. I’ve always wanted to become a Veterinarian and have been in the animal care profession for 5 years and as a Veterinary Technician, for 4 years! Whenever I’m not caring for all of your beloved fur babies, you can always find me caring and playing with my beautiful 2yo daughter Yeul at the skate park or with our energetic dog Gigi. On my free time, you’ll always find me at the skate park, swimming as my sport of choice and exercise routine, or playing videogames at home. I also have a huge passion for music where I listen to every kind of rock from Heavy Metal to Rock n’ Roll. Classical, R&B, some Hip Hop and of course Latin/Hispanic music as a whole. I also play the guitar, piano, and saxophone.
Customer Care Representative
Stephanie is a native from Puerto Rico, she has had a passion for animals as long as she can remember. Her passion for animals started as a young child getting to freely explore the farmed, she called home. Moved to Florida in 2018 with her family after surviving hurricane Maria. Her striving and positive attitude has made her overcome many struggles in life. She enjoys customer service and helping those in need. She has found the perfect job here at Maricamp Animal Hospital due to her extreme bubbly and joyful attitude that spreads throughout the atmosphere. She enjoys volunteers in 5Ks, various beach cleaning projects. She’s a firm believer in family values and exploring new arts and paddle boarding and any water nature adventures.
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!
Seajal is from Karachi, Pakistan, who recently moved to the United States. She started her career in 2015 as marketing and branding personnel with Pakistan Cables; one of the industry giants of Pakistan. She did her bachelor’s in business administration from IQRA University, Karachi, followed by MSc and M.Phil in project management from SZABIST University, Karachi. She also has a PGD in Project and Risk Management from IBA, Karachi. Meanwhile, she continued serving within the capacity of marketing personnel in various organizations operating within the IT and L&D industry. At the time she was leaving her native country she was working as Senior Project Coordinator for developmental sector projects with the World Bank. She is a certified force field analyst and Six Sigma (Yellow Belt). Being a girl scout for 15 years she has a spirit of volunteerism and therefore she is actively part of AKDN (Aga Khan Development Network) to give back to the community. Seajal’s empathetic nature and will to play a constructive role within the community keeps her zealous about her work at Maricamp Animal Hospital. She knows that she is reaching out to people and their pets that need help. Because of her enthusiasm to serve she finds content to work here, she considers her workmates as her second family with whom she can make a difference in people and their pet’s lives.
My name is Darbi and I was born and raised in South Florida. I finally made the move to Ocala in December of 2019. I’ve always loved being around animals and happy people so Maricamp Animal Hospital is a great fit for me. I grew up fostering Newfoundlands through the Newfoundland Club of Florida and that played a major role in my discovery of my love for animals. I enjoy spending time outside exploring the Springs and the natural beauty the area of Ocala has to offer. I look forward to expanding my knowledge and growing within Maricamp Animal Hospital!
Hi! My name is Dakota. I just moved down here to Ocala in August 2020 to expand my love and knowledge of veterinary work. I have a bachelor’s degree in biology and spent several years volunteering with the turtle assurance colony at Dalton State and did all the husbandry work. I hope to provide plenty of love and nurturing to your animals that stay here at Maricamp animal hospital.
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