Dr. Hillary Maedel
Dr. Hillary Maedel dreamed of being a veterinarian when she was just four years old. You could often find her using her plastic stethoscope and bandaging a very understanding cat named Amelia, who became the inspiration for Dr. Maedel’s career. She began working at veterinary hospitals as a teenager and worked with all types of animals and veterinarians through college. She received her B.S. in Biology from Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia and then earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Auburn University in 2012.
Following graduation, Dr. Maedel practiced in Kentucky and Indiana before moving to Florida with her family in 2015. Over the course of her career, she has practiced in small hospitals in rural areas to large multi-doctor facilities in large cities. This has given her a unique perspective on the level of medicine and compassionate care that she can’t wait to bring to Furry Friends!
Dr. Maedel currently serves as President of the Pinellas County Veterinary Medical Association and on the Executive Board of the Pinellas Animal Foundation. She excels at dermatology, internal medicine, and dentistry, though she is passionate about all aspects of preventative care and family medicine. Outside of work, Dr. Maedel enjoys spending time on the water with her husband, Andrew. They have two fluffy goldendoodles, Leeloo the Supreme Being and Lizzie Q Nugget, and a tiny, feisty tortie named Captain Hobie Cat.
Owner, Medical Director, Veterinarian
Jonie was born and raised in Missouri before moving to Florida in 2008. She inherited a love of animals & the outdoors from her father. "Some of my favorite childhood memories are playing in the backyard with my dog, Buster, & going fishing with my dad". She started her career as a dog groomer for 12 years before deciding to transition to the veterinary care team. She lives in St. Petersburg with her husband, daughter, 2 dogs, & 8 chickens. In her spare time, Jonie enjoys yoga, camping, cooking, & making soap.
Bryan is originally from Texas and has been in St. Petersburg for 6 years now. He has always enjoyed helping animals and understands the dedication and hard work it takes. He has been in the veterinary field for over 10 years. When not working he loves fishing, watching football, and spending time with his family, his lovely wife, 2 daughters, 2 dogs, and 2 cats!
Likes: Dallas Cowboys, Golden Retrievers, fishing, spicy cats
Andrew is originally from Jacksonville, Florida and has lived in Saint Petersburg since 2015. He loves fishing with his two golden doodles and giving treats to his savage kitten. He also has a fish tank with two needy seahorses named The Sea biscuits. Prior to transitioning into the veterinary field, he managed large projects and a sales territory in the heavy equipment field. He has an MBA and helps out around the hospital to make sure your pets feel right at home.
Taylor is a certified veterinary assistant from Nashville, Tennessee. She has an adorable lab-boxer mix, Dallas, and two sweet, lively pitbull mixes, Bear and Harley. Her love for animals and veterinary medicine started when she was just 3 years old. Since she could have a job, she has worked and volunteered at multiple veterinary clinics, daycares, and kennels. A future goal of hers is to one day be in a place in life where she is able to afford a family of three big dogs and one small dog to rule the house.
Ashley was born in Orlando, Florida and raised in Clermont. After graduating high school, she lived in Tennessee for one year but moved back to Florida this January to begin the Veterinary Nursing program at St. Petersburg College. As far back as she can remember, she has always had a love and interest for animals. Growing up, she would spend most of her time playing with her dog and 2 rats. When not working she loves going to the beach, drawing and going on nature walks.
Jessica was born and raised in California and has been in the customer service/administrative field since 2005. In 2012 she graduated from Cal State Northridge with a BA in Psychology. After graduating she helped her husband run their family owned financial services business but realized her passion for with animals when her two cats adopted her. She has been working as a veterinary receptionist since 2016. When she is not at Furry Friends Vet she is spending time with her family and her two 007 cats.
Amanda was born and raised here in St Petersburg, Florida. She has had a passion for animals for as long as she can remember. She has worked in the veterinary field since 2016. She has 2 dogs, a boxer/lab mix named Brutus and a pitbull named Roxy, and two turtles name Tiny Tim and Giant George. In her free time, she enjoys traveling with her husband, baking and spending time with her dogs.