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 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.

 

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.

Sam is currently studying to become a licensed Veterinary Technician through the Penn Foster Veterinary Technician program.

 

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.

Kristen is currently studying to become a licensed Veterinary Technician through the Penn Foster Veterinary Technician program.

 

Larissa Greene, Veterinary Assistant

Larissa is a Hernando County native and will be graduating Hernando High in the Spring of 2019. She is originally from Costa Rica and is able to speak the Latin language fluently. She completed her Veterinary Assisting Program during her Junior year and is currently enrolled in a Nursing Program at school.

Larissa is an active member of Brooksville Senior FFA raising steers for the Hernando County Youth and Livestock Show and is slowly pursuing her dream of having a farm of her own. Larissa has a Kimbertal Doberman named Nino and two rabbits named Rose and Daisy. During her free time, you can find Larissa along Florida’s Coastline adventuring with Nino or enjoying the company of friends and family.

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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.

 

Julia Laing, Kennel Technician

Julia was born and raised in Brooksville. She attended Hernando High, where she completed the Veterinary Assistant Program and the Allied Health Program, graduating in 2017. She is currently attending the University of South Florida and enrolled in the pre-nursing program in hopes of being accepted into the Nursing program next year.

Julia previously volunteered at Brooksville Veterinary Clinic in 2016 while home from college for the summer, and now she has joined the team as a part-time kennel worker. When Julia isn’t working, she is spending time with her two Black Labs, Kensey and Knightro, and her two Persian cats, Sammy and Cookie. 

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Brittany Chapman, Receptionist

Brittany was born and raised in Brooksville, where she attended Hernando High School, graduating in 2011. When Brittany isn’t working, she spends time with her 4 dogs Whiskey, Tucker, Darcy and Spartacus and giving cuddles to her kitty Kung-Pow. Brittany enjoys spending her spare time being outdoors. She loves to go trail riding with her Arabian horse Reeb, bow fishing, camping and spending time with family and friends.

 

Jillian Rintrona, Receptionist

Jillian is originally from Bayport NY, and moved to Spring Hill in 2005. She graduated from Nature Coast Technical Highschool in 2013 and Pasco Hernando College with her AA in 2015.

When Jillian isn’t working she enjoys spending time with her two dogs Red and Mia. Jillian also enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She also keeps herself busy with fostering dogs until they have found a forever home.

Jillian volunteered in the fall of 2017 at BVC and is now working reception part time.

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