Dr. Charity Miller, Veterinarian
Dr. Miller is the owner of Brooksville Veterinary Clinic. She is originally from Englewood, FL. She attended Florida Southern College for her first two years of undergraduate studies, then transferred to Auburn University for the second two years. She fell in love with Auburn and stayed there for veterinary school, which she completed in May 2010. Dr. Miller practiced at a small animal clinic in Lakeland, FL for one year following graduation.
She became an associate veterinarian at Brooksville Veterinary Clinic in July 2011 and became the practice owner in February 2016. She loves all aspects of being a veterinarian, but has a special passion for client education and preventative medicine.
Dr. Miller and her husband, Bryan, have a Doberman Pinscher named Rhett and two Munchkin cats named Darth Kittious and Spock. When Dr. Miller isn’t at the clinic, she enjoys playing video games, reading, watching movies, and football (War Eagle!). She is also an active member of the 501st Legion, and you can often find her trooping on the weekends in her reserve pilot or TIE pilot costumes with the Tampa Bay Squad.
Jill Tobia, Licensed Veterinary Technician
Jill is originally from Long Island, NY, and she has been a veterinary technician for over 30 years. She graduated valedictorian from SUNY Farmingdale. She has worked mainly as a surgical nurse for animals, but has also worked in general practices, shelters and emergency hospitals.
Working with animals has always been Jill’s passion, and she couldn’t think of doing anything else.
She has one dog named Savannah, and two cats named Nicky and Noodles. She and Savannah can usually be found taking long walks and soaking up the sunshine. She also enjoys riding her bike and spending time at the beach.
Sam Apgar, Veterinary Technician
Sam was born in Lewes Delaware, and moved to Florida in 2004. She graduated from Hernando High in 2011.
In May of 2011 she started working part time kennel at Brooksville Veterinary Clinic. She came back in July of 2014 as a full time kennel technician, and has worked her way to Veterinary Technician.
She lives in Brooksville with her Fiancé, Chris. They have 3 dogs, Kato, Kimber and Smokey and a kitten named Nyx. In her spare time she enjoys going Spelunking, playing video games, binge watching Netflix, kayaking on the Chassahowitzka River. She is also a volunteer for the May-Stringer Heritage Museum and does weekend ghost tours.
Kristen Bechtold, Veterinary Technician
Kristen is originally from the Tampa area, and moved to Brooksville in 2012. She spent a few years working at a local kennel before joining the BVC team in June of 2015. Her favorite part of working here is getting to enjoy close interactions with animals on a daily basis. In her spare time she enjoys playing video and board games, watching movies, and spending time with friends and family as well as her very rambunctious Australian Shepherd named Charlie.
Kayleigh Maines, Veterinary Assistant
Kayleigh is a Brooksville native and Hernando High Alumni where she completed the Veterinary Assistant Program. She is also a Certified Agricultural Technician and a member of the Brooksville Sr. FFA Alumni.
Kayleigh has a Chihuahua named Pumpkin and a Pit/Cur mix named Wee One. She enjoys horseback riding and has an Appendix Quarterhorse named Indian Ridge’s Diesel and a Tennessee Walking Horse named Ultramajestic Design. In her free time, you can catch her exploring Florida’s marine life and nature trails with her horses and dogs.
Jackie Matherly, Veterinary Assistant
Jackie is originally from Englewood, FL, but grew up in Brooksville. She graduated from Hernando High School in 2002 and is currently in the St. Petersburg College distant learning program to become a Certified Veterinary Technician.
Having volunteered at Brooksville Veterinary Clinic during Spring 2016, she joined the team in August as a part-time Kennel Technician. Jackie has a five year old daughter that keeps her busy in her off time, and she enjoys being with family, watching 'Noles football, and fishing/hunting. She also enjoys playing with her German Shorthaired Pointer named Remi.