Dr. White, Owner and founder of Springlake Animal Hospital graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 1995. After graduation, she started her career in a mixed animal practice in Orange Park before leaving to start a mobile services practice. In 1997, Springlake Animal Hospital was founded in a small office we referred to as “the closet”. As the clinic grew through support from the local community, in 2000 we moved to our current location at 7400 State Road 21 across the street from Johnny’s Barbeque. She has 8 horses, 5 dogs, 2 cats and a Cougar named Kiki. She brings her passion for animals to the hospital, and that love for animals is the basis for the way Springlake has been run, and a big reason for its consistent growth over the years.
Dr. Olsen, Associate Veterinarian for Springlake Animal Hospital and our sister company Companion Animal Clinic in Melrose, FL graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 2016. Dr. Olsen earned many scholastic honors during her time at the UGA CVM, including the Hugh and Victoria Leary Scholarship, and, the Salsbury Foundation Scholarship. In 2014, she received the South Carolina Association of Veterinarians Leadership Award. During her clinical year, she was awarded certificates of merit in both anatomic pathology, and, small animal medicine and surgery; she also received the Outstanding Senior Oncology Student Scholarship. In addition, Dr. Olsen earned a Silver Level Certificate from the Veterinary Business Management Association. In 2015, she was inducted into the Phi Zeta veterinary honors society.
Amy Wells – Office Manager & Head Technician
Office Manager and Head Technician Amy has been with Springlake Animal Hospital since December of 2006. She helps us with the day to day running of the overall business, and assisting in just about any other place where she’s needed.
“I love that our staff cares for every patient as if it were their own pet.” We have such friendly and personable relationships with our clients. Our doctors are very thorough and genuine. Everyone here at Springlake Animal Hospital is so dedicated, compassionate, and kind.”
Amy has three dogs, “Teddy,” “Hercules” and “Dixie Doodle ”; and two cats, “PJ,” and “Zena”. She is married with three children, and she loves attending her children’s sporting events, going kayaking and spending time with her family.
Katrina Oetting – Front End Coordinator
This is Katrina. She is a Jacksonville native who recently moved to Keystone Heights. She has been an office manager for over 15 years, which makes her the perfect front desk receptionist. She is the one who takes great care of you when you call or stop by for a visit.
Katrina lives in Keystone with her husband, 4 children, and 2 dogs. When she’s not busy with family and work, you can find her at one of Florida’s many theme parks or taking pictures of friends.
Kathy Sofield – Veterinary Technician
My name is Kathy Sofield. I am blessed to be working at Springlake animal hospital for a total of almost 7 years. I am a wife of a wonderful husband for 31 years, a mother of 2 awesome children, and a grandmother of 3 spectacular grand babies. I have 2 fur babies, 1 springer spaniel named Mickey Who is 14 years old and a cat named Shiner that is 4 years old. They both love to cuddle and take up the whole bed. I love to work with animals and interacting with people. Working at the greatest animal hospital around gives me a chance to do both.
Gloria Johns – Veterinary Technician
Gloria Johns has been a technician with us since 2009. She has 3 dogs, 2 cats, 2 horses and a potbellied pig named Wilbur. She loves her job and the opportunity to share her love for animals with others. Along with her extended family here at Springlake Animal Hospital she is happy to give every patient the loving care that she gives her own animals.
Amber Kurtzo – Veterinary Technician
Amber Kurtzo, also know as “Red” here at the clinic has been working with us for almost 2 years as a technician. She has 2 cats, a dog, bearded dragon and 2 horses. She loves all animals with a passion and always makes sure to treat the animals how she would like her own treated with lots of love and compassion. To her, her coworkers have become a family away from home.
Cody Wells – Veterinary Technician
Cody Wells has been with Springlake Animal Hospital since 2016. He is a junior at Keystone Heights H.S., he is currently dual-enrolled at Santa Fe. Cody enjoys playing football for the varsity team and the weightlifting team. He is passionate about being the best technician that he can be, and takes every chance that he can to learn and educate himself. He hopes to be become an RN in the future. Cody is with his mixed golden retriever named Dixie Doodle.
Brooklynn – Veterinary Technician
My name is Brooklynn Goens, and I’ve been working as a veterinary technician at Springlake since November of 2018. I graduated high school and Santa Fe College with my A.A. degree earlier that same year. I’m now going to school at St. Petersburg to pursue an A.S. degree in Veterinary Technology. Once I graduate, I plan on taking the Veterinary Technician National Examination to become a Certified Veterinary Technician. I’ve always had a passion for taking care of animals, and I’m extremely grateful for the opportunity to share that passion at Springlake and see where my career takes me. Pictured with me is Sparrow, one of my three cats. My other two boys are Chris and Holmes.
Dennis – Customer Service Representative
Dennis grew up at Springlake Animal Hospital. He is a 11 year old domestic shorthair. When he’s not busy greeting clients, Dennis likes to take naps at the front desk, watch birds and take long strolls through the parking lot.