Pet First Animal Hospital

2212 53 Avenue East
Bradenton, FL 34203

(888)994-8004

www.petfirstanimalhospital.com

Pet First Animal Hospital - Bradenton, FL - Our Veterinary Team

 

 

Lea Murray, RVT - Practice Manger

Lea was born and raised in Massena, New York. As a child, she was rarely seen without a pet in her arms. After obtaining her A.A.S. in Veterinary Technology at SUNY Canton in 1995, she has made a life-long career of helping both people and animals.


Lea joined our team as our Practice Manager in February 2018. She has been managing veterinary practices along the eastern coast line since 2000. Lea has been awarded practice manager of the year on multiple occasions and has received awards for her excellence in training. She is passionate about making sure clients receive excellent service and pets receive superior patient care.
When Lea isn’t working or meeting the growing demands of our practice, she is busy visiting schools, attending public events, and hosting meet and greets designed to educate the public about the truths of our nation’s only native marsupial, the Virginia Opossum. In 2014, Lea co-authored her first book titled, “Barley, An Opossum’s Own Story”.  She currently shares her home with 4 non releasable domesticated opossums;  Aspen, Kricket, Kopper and Pineapple.  There is a good chance you'll be able to meet one or more of her amazing little guys as they often times come to work with her; serving as an ambassador for opossums everywhere.

Lea also enjoys going to the beach, and spending time with friends.

This is Charlie Allardyce, our Lead Veterinary Technician at Pet First Animal Hospital in Bradenton, FL

Charlie Allardyce
Lead Veterinary Technician

Charlie was born in Columbia, South Carolina and has lived in Bradenton since 1992.

He graduated from Manatee High School and has been with Pet First Animal Hospital since 2000, starting out first as a Receptionist and then eventually moved on to becoming our Veterinary Technician.  

He looks forward to work each day because he enjoys helping owners give their pets the best quality of life.  

During his time away from work, he enjoys keeping reef aquariums and spending time with his dog "Joker" and his cat "Kitty Girl".

This is Kelly Blake, our Veterinary Technician at Pet First Animal Hospital in Bradenton, FL

Kelly Blake
Veterinary Technician

Kelly is originally from New Hampshire and moved to Florida in 2013.

She completed a Veterinary Assistant program at Florida Institute of Animal Arts and joined Pet First Animal Hospital in 2015.  

She first discovered her love and passion for veterinary medicine when she adopted a Golden Retriever that had been abandoned and starving.  

Kelly has a daughter, Kelbe, and a baby boy named Robert.

 

 

 This is Kelly Straka, one of our Receptionists here at Pet First Animal Hospital in Bradenton, FL

Kelly Straka
Receptionist

Kelly was born and raised in Forks, Washington on the beautiful Olympic Peninsula.  

She is married with three adult children, two grandchildren, four dogs, and three cats.

She has been with Pet First Animal Hospital since 2005, and loves the family atmosphere.

Kelly thoroughly enjoys treating each and every client as if they are a member of her own family.

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