17695 Summerlin Road, Fort Myers, FL 33908

Open M: 8am-6pm, T-F: 8am-5pm, Sat: 8am-12pm

staff@indiancreekvet.com

Open Mon-Fri: 5PM to 10PM, Sat: 12PM to 8PM, Sun: 12PM to 6PM

Make an Appointment 239-466-5555

Our Staff

Management

Jennifer Way, Practice Manager

Jennifer Way, Practice Manager

Jennifer has been here at ICPH for over 20 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.

Jennifer’s 4 legged family consists of two dogs named Chaos and Mischief and a cat named Ash. In her spare time, she loves to go on cruises, Tampa Bay Buccaneer games, and Disney. She’s also involved in 4H.

Diane Chaffin, Assistant Manager/Lead Technician

Diane Chaffin, Assistant Manager/Lead Technician

Diane has been working in the animal field since she was 18 years old. Diane is very passionate about maintaining top medical care while making sure every visit is a positive experience. Diane is fear free certified and promotes a calm, enjoyable visit for your pet. Her goal is to make every furbaby excited to go to the vet!

She and her husband have 3 cats, a golden retriever, and 3 kids to keep her busy at home. Her hobbies include music, board games, and geocaching. She is known for her bubbly nature and her big smile!

Technicians/Veterinary Assistants

Eric Cohen

Eric Cohen

Eric is one of the technicians 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.

Lucia

Lucia

Lucia originally is from Fort Myers, Florida. She graduated from FSW with an AA degree and then went to Cape Coral Technical college where she received her Veterinary Assistant certificate. She had always been interested in animals from a young age and cared for stray cats and kittens when she was young…she even cared for a two baby squirrels! She has a big furry family that includes Harvey, Oby, Alfie, Ozzy, and Luna. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, watching Netflix and going to parks.

Vanessa

Vanessa

Vanessa is originally from Cape Coral, Florida, but moved to Michigan in 2017. After receiving her CVA, she moved back to Florida when she started with Indian Creek Pet Hospital. Her love for animals started when she was young, and she would bring home sick pets to take care of them and give them the love they deserve. Vanessa has a large furry (and scaly) family that includes three dogs Gator, Jedi and Rey, two bearded dragons, Fergi and Helios, a cat, Kratos, a hamster, Hamilton, and a pond full of Koi fish! In her spare time, she enjoys going to the beach with her daughter and spending time with her friends and family.

Carolina

Carolina

Carolina originally grew up in France and moved to Florida 10 years ago. She first realized her love for animals early on by horseback riding. Through horseback riding, she was able to learn about hands on animal care and the rewards you can receive from it. Carolina has three fur babies of her own at home; two dogs, Candy and Mishka and one cat, Luna. In her spare time, she enjoys crafting and any outdoor activity.

Caroline

Caroline

Caroline is originally from New Jersey but moved to Florida in 2019. She attended Animal Behavior College in 2016 and has been a Veterinary Assistant since 2016 as well. She first realized her love for animal care in the first grade when all she watched was Animal Planet. When she was younger would also bandage her “injured” stuffed animals for practice. She has two cats at home: thirteen-year-old, Manson and two year old Bundi. When she’s not at work, she enjoys cuddling with her cats and reading.

Jasmin

Jasmin

Jasmin is originally from Naples, Florida. She began working for her first animal clinic two weeks after her high school graduation and hasn’t left the field since. At a very young age, she knew she had a love for animals and had aspired to save lives. This allowed her to find her way to Indian Pet Care Hospital. Her furry friend is a giant rabbit named Peach, who is 13lbs and likes to run around the house like a dog! In her spare time, she enjoys watching Disney movies with Peach and going on walks. She also enjoys traveling and spending time at the beach.

Reception

Christine Benjamin

Christine Benjamin

Christine has 25 years of experience as a receptionist. 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!).

Debbie Flannery

Debbie Flannery

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.

Aleese M.

Aleese M.

Aleese started as an intern at Indian Creek Pet Hospital. She completed her internship and became certified as a veterinary assistant. She was then hired onto the team as a receptionist. Since being hired, her love for animal medicine has grown. She plans on pursuing surgical technology.  At home, Aleese has two dogs, a pot-belly pig, and a parrot. Outside of work, she loves spending time watching the sunrise, taking her dogs to the beach, and spending quality time with friends.

Cami

Cami

Cami is a Fort Myers native and has been around animals all her life, so it’s no surprise she found her way to Indian Pet Care Hospital. She originally started at ICPH, when she was 16 and was scanning in paperwork to help the hospital become paperless. After working a few different positions in the hospital, she found out that she loved interacting with clients everyday which put her into the head receptionist role. She has a cat named Ash, who can sit for treats! When she’s not working, Cami enjoys spending quality time with friends and family.

Kennel Staff

Jenna

Jenna

Jenna grew up very close to ICPH in Fort Myers, so it’s no surprise her career path led her to be the Kennel Manager at ICPH. She’s always had a love for animals, but knew she wanted her life’s work to be helping animals after caring for her ailing childhood dog. At home, she has two dogs, Remington and Blay, and has four birds that include Nova, Lexi, Peaches and Melon. In her spare time, she enjoys going on hikes with her pups and spending time with her birds. She also enjoys going to music festivals and camping on the weekends.

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