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Hannah was born and raised in Sarasota.  She attended SCTI's veterinary assistant program and graduated from Booker High in 2018. She started at Gulf Gate Animal Hospital in November 2017 as kennel care specialist. Hannah enjoys pet sitting and just spending time with her animals she has at home.  Some of Hannah's pets include a lab/pit mix, Zeus, a Chinese water dragon, Lilith, a bunny, Cadburry, and a pig name Olive.


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Chrissy was born and raised in Sarasota. After growing up with nothing but reptiles, she finally had the opportunity to rescue her first dog, Cypers, in 2018, and her first cat, Gizmo, in 2019. Chrissy has been at Gulf Gate Animal Hospital since February of 2019 as a Veterinary Receptionist. In her free time, she enjoys baking and decorating cakes! 


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Braidyn was born in Orlando, FL, but moved to Sarasota in 2015. She started as a kennel technician here at Gulf Gate back in February of 2018, in the fall of 2020 she moved to Gypsum Colorado for a year and worked at a small mountain veterinary practice as a veterinary care provider, before moving back to Sarasota to continue her journey here with us! Braidyn has two dogs named Mooshoo and Bug and four cats named Sitka, Skitter, Brandy, and Goose. In her free time, Braidyn enjoys theme parks and traveling! 


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Megan was born and raised in New York and then lived in New Jersey and Pennsylvania until she moved to Florida in 2011 to be closer to her family. After graduating from college with a bachelor of arts in social work and art therapy, she explored her career options but found herself following her old passion of working in the veterinary profession. Megan has worked with wild animal rehabilitation, a traveling farm and various clinics doing relief before she found Gulf Gate. She previously worked at Gulf Gate for four years until she left to learn more aspects of the profession including management, emergency work, and mobile veterinary care, but happily came back in January. Megan loves to learn everything about veterinary medicine and takes particular interest in exotics, hospice care, nutrition, and preventive care. When she is not working, she spends her time attending to her mini zoo, volunteering with her autism family, and spending time with friends and family. Megan enjoys listening to music, doing art, and spending time outside around water. Megan’s family includes her husband Jay, two dogs, a cat, an African gray parrot, a Quaker parrot, a bearded dragon, six chickens, two ducks, a horse, and a fish


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Jan, our well-travelled English rose, has lived in Sarasota for 26 years. Jan started at Gulf Gate in September 2021 on reception and has thoroughly enjoyed getting to know all our wonderful clients and patients. Jan currently has two fur babies, Java, a rescue who we think is about two, and Capa, a seven-year-old chihuahua. Jan also has three fur grandbabies who all love to come to Nana’s house since she has a big back yard for them to play in. 

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