Jennifer has been here at ICPH for over 15 years! She started as a groomer’s assistant and has since worked every position in the hospital. She is now the practice manager. After so many years, Jennifer prides herself in knowing most of our clients and their pets by name.
Jennifer, her husband, daughter and son are all Florida natives and have grown up here in the Fort Myers and Buckingham area.
“My family and I have a wide variety of pets including a 13 year old pit bull named Pero, a 4 month old lab named Chaos (yes he earned that name!), a hedgehog named Charmin, and an albino turtle named Squirt. In our spare time we love to go on cruises and to Tamp Bay Buccaneer games. I am also the swine leader in my son’s 4-H club.”
April started at ICPH in February of 2014 as a receptionist after moving from Southern California. She started her career in the veterinary field in 2009. She has always had a love for animals great and small. As a child, April was part of the equestrian 4-H group in her area where she learned about animal care and science which helped fuel her desire to work with animals. She continues to grow and learn in the field always striving to give the best care to both clients and their pets. In her spare time she enjoys playing the guitar, reading, playing chess and fishing.
Christine has 25 years of experience as a veterinary assistant. She has been with Indian Creek Pet Hospital since May of 1995.Prior to settling into the animal care career, Christine spent many years traveling around the world gaining experience in many different cultures and jobs. As a kid, Christine dreamed of becoming a vet. She grew up in England with many dogs, cats and horses and always had a big love for her animals. Christine takes pride in giving the best care she can to the animals she interacts with on a daily basis, there is always something new and challenging to encounter. When she is not giving great care to our clients and their pets, she enjoys taking a ride on one of two of her Harley’s, gardening and watching football (Go Pats! Go Gators!)
Diane has been working in the animal field for 11 years working with large animals, farm animals and domestics. Her love for animals started early on as a child and has grown ever since! Diane is very passionate about maintaining top medical care while making sure every visit is positive for you and your fur kid. She has two Bengal cats and 3 kids to keep her busy at home. Diane’s favorite past time is hanging with her family and playing board games. She also loves music and is known for her bubbly nature.
Jessica has been working in the veterinary field since she was 17. She was hired here at ICPH shortly after moving here in October of 2016. Jessica may seem quiet but she has a love for giving all her patients the best medicine she can. She loves to organize and keep things neat and tidy. Jessica has 2 beautiful daughters. When she isn’t working hard, she loves spending time with her kids and boyfriend.
Andrew has worked in the animal healthcare industry for many years. He was born and raised in sunny Miami where he was exposed to the most diverse species of animals he could ever imagine. At the age of 12, Andrew volunteered for the Miami Museum of Science where he learned animal husbandry and to care for injured or ill wildlife such as birds of prey. This helped fuel his passion for animal healthcare and conservation.
Andrew received his degree in biology and began working at the Miami Metro Zoo where he was a zoo keeper for 4 years. While working at the zoo, he gained experience with primates, big cats and reptiles. He assisted inphysical exams with field veterinarians at the zoo. This experience with the field vets changed his life by showing him veterinary medicine was where his passion lied. Andrew attended Sanford Brown College, an AVMA accredited technical school, where he earned his certificate in the field of Veterinary Technology.
He has a 6 year old terrier mix at home named “Penny” who is his best friend. His hobbies include fishing in the beautiful waters of SWFL. He also loves spending time hiking with his beautiful wife and playing with his 3 lovely sons who keep him busier than he ever imagined he could be.
Debbie grew up on a farm in Ohio where she was surrounded by all kinds of animals. Because of her love for all creatures she decided she wanted to work here at Indian Creek Pet Hospital. She loves the daily challenges that come with working in an animal hospital and the opportunity to learn something new every day. Debbie loves greeting clients and their pets with a big smile and warm welcome making sure every client feels they are in good hands. In her spare time, Debbie volunteers her time in a Reading Pal program with 4 year olds at a local early childhood learning center.
Lisa has been working as a receptionist at ICPH since February 2012. She had always dreamed of working with animals and jumped at the opportunity to do so when an opening came available. She loves all animals with the exception of snakes (they scare her). Lisa takes great pride in getting to know each pet parent and their fur kids on a professional and personal level.
Lisa and her husband moved to Fort Myers in 2004. She is the mom to 4 fur kids; Bailey, Brandy, Boo Boo Kitty and the newest member of the family, Charlie a crazy, insane Jack Russell rescue. She grew up in Rhode Island. She still travels “home” any chance she gets. She loves the ocean and being out on the water. Point Judith, RI is so beautiful and her “happy place”. Her favorite food is Maine “lobstah”.
Lisa is a sports fanatic and always ready to cheer on her Boston teams. Her favorite sport is football. She is a diehard New England Patriots fan (“Go Brady!”). She also loves to go to JetBlue Park to watch the Boston Red Sox (Go Sox!) spring training games
Emily started at ICPH in January of 2015. She is currently enrolled at Florida South Western College as a fulltime student. Her area of study is Business Management with an emphasis in the area of veterinary management and care. When she is not at work or school she enjoys going to the gym. Even though working out is one of her favorite things to do, she also loves food. Her favorites include pizza from Vincenzo’s Pasteria and the Beach Bum smoothie from Tropical Smoothies.
Eric is one of the kennel/tech assistants at ICPH. He has a BS in Biology from Emory University. He held a six week internship at C.R.O.W. (The Clinic for Rehabilitation of Wildlife) on Sanibel and has shadowed doctors at both ICPH and Coral Vet Clinic. Eric chose to work at the veterinary hospital because he finds it fulfilling to see how happy a healthy pet can make its owner and he hopes to one day become a veterinarian himself. He also takes pride in making sure every process that goes into making your pet healthy goes as smoothly as possible. This can vary from making sure there are clean towels for cages and treatment areas are well stocked all the way to helping the doctors in the rooms. Eric occasionally volunteers at C.R.O.W. and he also watches anime with Emi, his overly attached dog.
"My two pups, Eli & Wyatt, standard parti poodles stay healthy in part because we give them good food, plenty of exercise & a lot of love and attention, BUT, to round out their care, we needed a great vet and we found the perfect place at Indian Creek Pet Hospital. My dogs love visiting ICPH even when they get poked with needles! ICPH keeps my dogs healthy and that keeps me happy!"
Dr. Stratton and Dr. Shivers are dedicated veterinarians that love animals and want to help you provide the best possible care for you pets. They will help you provide your pet with everything they need medically from kitten or puppy to senior!
Meet Our Vets
Please call us or use the email appointment form on our website to schedule your pet’s appointment. For new clients, please note we need your pet’s prior medical records at least 24 hours prior to their appointment. We offer drop off appointments too!