Welcome To Our Practice!

Jacaranda Animal Hospital opened it's doors to the pets of Venice in 1986. We understand that your pet is an integral part of your family and as a full service animal hospital we strive to provide the best care for your pet's.

Meet Our Team

Monica Leighton

Monica Leighton

Practice Manager

Monica started as a Receptionist back in 1999 then moved to our Practice Manager. Monica was born and raised here in Sarasota County and Monica and her daughter currently live in North Port. She is the owner of Professional Pet Sitting and the weekly "Pet Tip Of The Week" segment provider for the Doggie Diva Radio Show.

Emily Zebley

Emily Zebley

Veterinary Assistant

Emily is a Veterinary Assistant here at Jacaranda Animal Hospital. When she isn't working to help Dr. Reinhart, she enjoys going snorkeling, to see sharks, (her favorite animal) first hand. She also enjoys relaxing, on the couch, with her American Bulldog, Mac

Holly Paxton

Holly Paxton

Veterinary Assistant

Holly was born and raised in the great state of Texas, her and her family moved to Venice in 2018. She is currently working on her Associates Degree as a Veterinary Technician. She has had a passion for animals for as long as she can remember. Her ultimate dream would be to work in a zoo or marine life setting.

Morgan Smeltz

Morgan Smeltz

Receptionist

Morgan transferred over to Jacaranda Animal Hospital with Dr. Kelley Garner. She is excited to meet all the new clients and continue helping the clients she served with Dr. Garner. Morgan has 3 amazing animals. She has a 10 year old Poodle Mix, and 2 cats, a grey female short hair and a male black short haired. Animals are truly a passion of Morgan's and she is excited to come in everyday and help them.

Jacaranda Animal Hospital
725 Shamrock Blvd. Venice, Fl. 34293   (941) 497-1676
After-Hours Emergencies: Call our office at (941) 497-1676