Meet the Team


Kelly Harrison Dr. Kelly Harrison

Dr. Harrison is a full-time Clinical Assistant Professor, who completed an internship in Shelter Medicine in 2013. Her professional interests include improving the overall standards of care and well-being of shelter animals; high quality, high volume spay-neuter and behavioral health strategies for animals living within a shelter environment.


Lawrence GarciaDr. Lawrence Garcia – Service Chief

Dr. Garcia is a full-time Clinical Assistant Professor in Shelter Medicine  Dr. Garcia completed a Graduate certificate in Shelter Medicine through the Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Program at the University of Florida in 2015.  Prior to this, he held a position as Herd Health Veterinarian at an open admission municipal shelter in South Florida with a combined annual intake of cats and dogs of approximately 18-20,000.  His interests include: population management, sanitation, outbreak prevention, high quality high volumes spay and neuter, county disaster response planning, developing standard operating procedures and protocols for shelter operations and expert witness testimony for civil and criminal animal cruelty.  Prior to shelter medicine, he worked in Small Animal general practice. His long term goals include Board certification through the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners.


Meredith MontgomeryDr. Meredith Montgomery 

Dr. Montgomery is a full-time Clinical Assistant Professor in the Veterinary Community Outreach Program. Dr. Montgomery is an University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine graduate and Maddie’s Shelter Medicine certificate holder. Since graduation, she completed a rotating internship at Angell Animal Medical Center and worked as a staff veterinarian at ASPCA’s Spay/Neuter Alliance and Citrus County Animal Services. Her professional interests include: High quality high volume spay neuter, access to veterinary care, infectious disease in sheltered populations, and small animal handling, stress reduction, and shelter housing.

Animal Care Staff

Erica Berube


Cindy Coalter

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Paola Lopez

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