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Patrick Scardina: Practice Manager
Patrick Scardina has expressed his passion of animal health and care since a very young age. He attended Robert Morgan Educational Center (High School) from 2007 to 2011. While studying at Robert Morgan, Patrick began working with Dixie Animal Hospital the summer prior to his senior year, in June of 2006. Since then he has taken positions as both Assistant Supervisor to the Laboratory and Kennel in January 2013 and then as Supervisor to the Laboratory and Kennel in March of 2013. In May of 2015, Patrick Scardina served as Office Manager, before again being promoted to Practice Manager in August of 2016. He owns two dogs named Baby and Raymond and a cat named Ginger who he adopted from Dixie Animal Hospital in 2012. Outside of his commitment to the clinic Patrick lives a physically active life, partaking in activities such as the Orlando Sling Shot® (much like a reverse bungee jump), skydiving, and a daily CrossFit regimen.
Monica Scardina: Office Manager
Monica Scardina began working with Dixie Animal Hospital in July of 2015. She quickly rose to the occassion, becoming Assistant Office Manager in January of 2016, showing her commitment and dedication to the company. Through her continued hard work, Monica was promoted to Office Manager in August of 2016. Monica is passionate about quality healthcare and a great client/clinic relationship. She shares ownership of two dogs named Baby and Raymond and a cat named Ginger with Patrick. She also enjoys a lively life full of activities such as photography, outdoor events (skydiving, helmet ‘scuba’ diving, ziplining, etc.) and a daily CrossFit regimen.
Ashley Rivera is of Cuban descent, but was born and raised in Miami. She grew up with a variety of animals in her households ranging from cats to iguanas. Having so many species crawling around at home led her to want to pursue veterinary medicine. Ashley has been working in and out of the veterinary field for ten years now. She is currently attending Florida Int'l University finalizing a Bachelor's in Criminal Justice and when she completes that degree she will work hard to pursue her dream of attending veterinary school. Ashley has seven cats and one chihuahua. When she is not caring for all of her critters, she is spending time with family, painting, drawing and traveling.
Ashley Garcia has always had a place in her heart dedicated to the care of animals. She worked at both a 24 hour emergency care clinic as well as a private practice over the past two years. Ashley joined the Dixie Animal Hospital team in June of 2017. Upon graduating high school, Ashley completed veterinary assisting courses to become a certified veterinary assistant. She has two cats;, Missy and Hailey as well as three dogs; Chuchi, Mimi and the aptly named Dixie. Aside from her love for animal well-being, Ashley is geared towards helping others. She is a nationally certified firefighter and is currently attending EMT school with hopes of becoming a Miami-Dade Firefighter. When she isn't working at Dixie or studying for EMT school, Ashley can be found snorkeling, traveling, working on her physical fitness or doing yoga.
Lindsey Rugg began working with Dixie Animal Hospital in July of 2017. Lindsey received her Bachelor's in English and Sociology from the University of Central Florida. She has begun writing many stories that she would love to finish at some point. Lindsey has two cats; Olivia and Jackson. When she is not writing stories, she is traveling, reading or enjoying some good wine with a beautiful sunset. Eventually Lindsey hopes to return to school to pursue family and substance abuse counseling.
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Ten plus years ago we acquired "Chevy", a lab mix, from the Broward Shelter. He is the spark in our lives! Today he was seen at Dixie and everyone of the staff greeted him and called him by name. What a wonderful feeling in addition to the great medical care he gets. Honestly, you can't do better."