Our Staff

Drs. Paul & Jen Sikoski, veterinarians and owners

DrPaul

Dr. Paul Sikoski

DrJen

Dr. Jen Sikoski

Ashley Elizabeth Sikoski

Ashley Elizabeth Sikoski

The Sikoski Family

The Sikoski Family

Both Dr. Paul and Dr. Jen graduated from North Carolina State University – College of Veterinary Medicine in Raleigh, NC. Dr. Paul was a native North Carolinian, raised in Cary, NC and a proud fan of the NC State Wolfpack, where he also attended undergraduate school. Dr. Jen had traveled from the northeast, growing up in Toms River NJ and obtaining her undergraduate degree in Biology from The George Washington University in Washington DC.

After veterinary school, Dr. Paul went on to a residency program at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem NC and Dr. Jen worked in a busy small animal practice in the area. Two years later, they moved to Nashville Tennessee where Dr. Paul worked at Vanderbilt University and Dr. Jen worked as a relief veterinarian in several local veterinary clinics, including the local emergency clinic.

Ready for their next challenge, and ready to trade the mountains for the beach, they came to Florida to become the new owners of Palm Bay Animal Clinic in 2009. They brought with them their Lab Mix “Tommy”, and cats “Famous”, “Majesty”, and “Lilo”. Then, shortly after settling in, they added an Old English Mastiff “Bocephus” to their family. It wasn’t until October 2013 that they welcomed their daughter, Ashley Elizabeth Sikoski, and are excited to pass on their veterinary knowledge and love of animals to her.

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Drs. Paul and Jen are proud to be a part of the Brevard County community, and in the time since they began offering veterinary services to the Palm Bay area they realized they could fill a need in other parts of the county as well. With the veterinary industry moving toward large, multi-doctor facilities, the Sikoski’s focused on keeping the personalized, family doctor, “small-town” environment that gives clients the opportunity to build closer relationships with the staff members. Also, they want clients to understand that maintaining a good quality of life for their animals can be made possible, even on a budget. Eager to share their style of veterinary care, they became the new owners of Clearlake Animal Hospital in July 2012, followed by Coquina Ridge Animal Clinic in January 2014, and most recently of Oakview Animal Hospital in April 2016. Their vision is to create a family of clinics that each practice similar styles of veterinary medicine, while still bringing what they believe is a unique and hard-to-find personal touch and bond between the doctor and the patient. All locations provide full service veterinary care and are united by the idea of “Quality Pet Care, Affordable Choices.”

Palm Bay Animal Clinic Employees

Franchel M.

Franchel M.

In Cape Town, South Africa, Franchel’s house was known as the local zoo. Franchel’s love of animals came from her mother who never said “NO” to any critter she brought home. She came to USA in 1993 as an Au Pair in order to support her night time studies. Her career in veterinary medicine started in 1997. Franchel graduated with a BS in Biology in 1999 and a Veterinary technology degree in 2004. After focusing on being an involved mom for a while, she spent a few years in the grooming field until she moved to FL in 2015. Pursuing her first love, veterinary technology, brought her to the Palm Bay Animal Clinic family in 2016. When she is not in the clinic you will find her gardening with her husband Colin, biking with Liefie her shi-poo, scouting with and cheering for her sons, Colben and Chris, at their sports events.

Christopher

Christopher

Christopher is extremely passionate about the field of veterinary medicine and have been a technician since 2004. His desire is to ensure that each pet that is in his care leaves the clinic happy and healthy. He has a fun loving dachshund by the name of Shilo that he loves to play with. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking, fishing, listening to music and playing basketball. Chris recently relocated to Palm Bay from Miami with his girlfriend Renae. He is extremely dedicated to his family and enjoys spending time with his loved ones, especially his baby girl born July 29,2016 . He feels extremely blessed to be a member of this team and is looking forward to growing and enhancing his skills at the Palm Bay Animal Clinic.

Jennifer M.

Jennifer M.

Jennifer grew up in South Georgia, living on a dirt road deep in a pine forest. She has always loved and cared for all animals. She started volunteering at the local shelter in high school and her first job was working with a farm vet. Jennifer is an avid tennis player who spends as much time as possible on the courts teaching her children to play. When at home she enjoys working in her garden growing all the veggies she can. She has 2 dogs, Tucker and Angel, 2 cats, Beauty and Charming and a beautiful opossum, Sid. Jennifer has been a vegetarian since she was 14 and is also raising her 3 children vegetarian.

Melissa D.

Melissa D.

A recent addition to Palm Bay from New Jersey, Melissa fell in love with the veterinary field while working at a local animal shelter. From that point on, helping animals has been her passion.  In her down time Melissa enjoys spending time with her husband Justin and their four sons at the beach or local parks.  Melissa also has 4 fur babies, a boxer/bulldog named Rosie and 3 cats- Mr. Snuggles, Emma, and Olive.

Virginia S.

Virginia S.

Meet Virginia, the official crazy cat lady of our team.  It is her Cuban heritage that brings out the “Spanglish” at times, or even some other foreign accent, perhaps from her years in the travel industry.  Her passion for animals started at a young age and life circled back around to where she is today.  Virginia joined us almost from the beginning of our adventure in 2009 and brought with her years of experience in the veterinary field.  Currently she is acquiring her Veterinary Technician certification. Her love for living beings inspired her to become vegetarian, although a work in progress.  Virginia enjoys visits to her brother’s ranch, quiet beach time, and has found yoga and meditation to be very helpful.  She appreciates loyalty and good work ethic, combined with humor. Although she finds leading people a challenge she enjoys, being a beloved pet’s nurse is for her the most fulfilling.

Baylee

Baylee

Although originally from Huntsville, Alabama, Baylee did most of her growing up at the animal shelter right here in Brevard County. From this, she developed a love for animals and a passion for caring for them. She graduated from Florida Tech with a BS in Premedical Biology in the spring of 2016 and has been a veterinary assistant at Palm Bay Animal Clinic since May 2016. She is currently applying to a bunch of vet schools with hopes to someday become a vet herself. When she is not at the clinic, Baylee enjoys playing the guitar and hanging out with friends over a hot cup of coffee.

Clearlake Animal Hospital Employees

Dr. Stephanie McCormick

Dr. Stephanie McCormick

Dr. Stephanie McCormick

Dr. McCormick is a native of Florida; she was born and raised in Melbourne. She graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor’s in animal sciences and is an avid Gators fan. She attended Ross University of Veterinary Medicine and spent 2 years on the island of St Kitts. Dr. McCormick completed her clinical year of training at the University of Missouri. She was originally interested in working with cattle so she moved to Pittsfield, Illinois and worked at a mixed animal practice for a year.

Tired of the cold and snow, Dr. McCormick decided to move back to Florida to be closer to family and she ended up at Clearlake Animal Hospital in 2012. She now lives with her 2 cats, Sebastian and Marli, and her dog Sandy. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time at the beach or out on the water and is Scuba certified. Dr. McCormick loves spending time with her family and friends.

Dr. McCormick enjoys working at Clearlake and is happy to have found a place in Brevard and with Dr. Paul and Dr. Jen. She was excited to find a family of clinics that share her ideas about quality pet care at affordable prices and enjoys spending time with her work family.

Amethyst A.

Amethyst A.

Amethyst was born in Fallbrooke California where her dad was stationed in the marines and lived there for her first three years until her mother moved back home to Florida. She began working at Clearlake animal hospital as the kennel tech in 2011, and over the years her interest in the field grew as she did. Amethyst is now a proud technician at Clearlake and loves working for Doctor Paul and Jen Sikoski. Everyday gives her motivation to learn more and to help care for the patients at Clearlake. Outside of work Amethyst loves being with her family and doing anything outdoors. Whether it be fishing, canoeing, air boating, four wheeling, volleyball on the beach, or skateboarding, she’s definitely one who is not afraid to get her hands dirty.

Cathy Y.

Cathy Y.

Cathy has been working in the veterinary field since 2007 and she has been with Clearlake Animal Hospital since the Sikoski’s became the new owners in 2012. She started as receptionist and is now assistant office manager, a testament to her dedication to the clients and their pets. Cathy was one of the first women who went thru combat training in the Marine Corps, and this probably prepared her for marriage and a career in the veterinary field! She has been married to her husband Rick for over 25 years and has 2 grown children and many grandchildren. She has a dog named Annie Mon Chi Chi and has a cat named Squirrel. In her spare time, Cathy enjoys watching her husband play piano and keyboards in the different groups he is involved in, and loves working on her photography. She’s also reached the distinguished level of “Competent Communicator” as of April 2016 in her Toastmasters group.

Nora S.

Nora S.

Receptionist Nora Sullivan moved from Pennsylvania to Brevard County as a teen. She joined the Clearlake Animal Hospital team in 2015, and previously worked at the Palm Bay Animal Clinic location for over seven years. She enjoys her daily responsibilities including greeting clients, providing customer care, scheduling appointments, and answering phones. Her family includes husband Bill and daughter Meghan. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her horse, dogs, cats, and two pet turtles.

Coquina Ridge Animal Clinic Employees

Dr. Kate Barberick

Dr. Kate Barberick

Dr. Kate Berberick

Dr. Kate Berberick is a 2004 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine.This was followed by a one year internship at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute in Lexington, KY.

Dr. Kate worked exclusively on horses for the first few years of practice, before expanding her horizons into working with dogs, cats, and pocket pets.

Dr. Kate believes in the power of the human animal bond and believes in providing high quality care for those animals that enrich our lives everyday. Outside the veterinary clinic, she enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking, and playing with with all the four legged members of her family.

Her furry kids include “Jinx”, a lab mix, “Taylor”, a 3-legged boxer, “Caleb”, an orange kitty, and she and her husband have recently opened their home to “Flopsy” the very special cat that has been living at Coquina Ridge Animal Clinic.

Carie S.

Carie S.

Carie is a Florida native and always knew she wanted to work with animals when she “grew up”. She started working in the animal field at the age of 11 at a grooming/kennel facility.  When she graduated high school she acquired her first veterinary technician position and has been working for vets ever since.  Over the years she has had 7 birds, 7 dogs, 4 cats, 11 guinea pigs and countless fish.  Carie joined the Coquina Ridge Animal Clinic team in 1998 when she moved back to Melbourne.  In her spare time, she enjoys pet sitting and cuddling with her guinea pigs.

Jessie E.

Jessie E.

Jessie has been with us since January 2015. She works at Coquina Ridge Animal Clinic and occasionally our Palm Bay clinic. She has three dogs, two horses, and a mini donkey. She got her start in the veterinary field working in horse stables and has been working in small animal hospitals just shy of eight years. Jessie originally is from Minnesota so in her free time she much enjoys time at the beach as well as traveling and being with family and friends.

Kristen K.

Kristen K.

Kristen has been with Coquina Ridge since 2013. She started out volunteering at Coquina and then was accepted to the Veterinary Technology program at Eastern Florida State College and graduated with her Animal Technology degree in 2009. She has 2 dogs, Bastian and Tilly and a cat named Feather. Kristen was born and raised in Melbourne and her free time she enjoys relaxing on the beach and spending time with friends and family.

Oakview Animal Hospital Employees

Dr. Jordan DeVault

Dr. Jordan DeVault

Dr. Jordan DeVault

Dr. Jordan DeVault moved to Florida in April 2016 from her hometown, Newbury Park, in Southern California. She received her BS in Animal Science from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo located in California. In early 2015, she graduated as a veterinarian from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, located on the Caribbean Island of St. Kitts. Some of her professional interests include small animal surgery, emergency medicine, internal medicine, acupuncture, and cats. Jordan’s current children include two black cats (Wilson and Scrapple), one Rottweiler (Gus), and two rabbits (Donut and Walnut- pictured with her). When she is not practicing medicine, she enjoys the beach, deep house music, soccer, horseback riding, wine tasting, traveling, and her pets

Jessica B.

Jessica B.

A Florida native, Jessica has always had a passion to work with animals as long as she could remember. Jessica has been a veterinarian technician since 2004 and has been with our team since 2012, starting off at Clearlake Animal Hospital exclusively and then splitting time between offices since 2015. She is excited to be part of the new team at Oakview Animal Hospital. Jessica has three pit bulls, Gage, Avery and Vegas and also two cats, Kobie and Wrigley to complete her furry family. When Jessica is not helping save animals lives she enjoys going to the beach, boating, basically anything that involves outdoors.

Lizzette O.

Lizzette O.

Hailing from New Jersey, Lizzette has always appreciated animals. As a young girl she remembers visiting local zoos and aquariums and knowing that one day she would dedicate her life to caring for animals. Graduating from UMASS with a BA in psychology Lizzette started her career as an animal trainer and zookeeper, and she joined the PBAC family in 2011 as a veterinary technician. At home Lizzette keeps busy with her 2 golden retrievers, Lucky and Zeyda and her young daughter, Leyla. In Lizzette’s spare time she enjoys crafting unique homemade special occasion cards for her family and friends.

Melody H.

Melody H.

Born and raised in Dearborn Heights, Michigan, Melody moved to Florida with her family in 2005. She began the Veterinary Technology Program at Brevard Community College, now known as Eastern Florida State College in 2006 and graduated, becoming a Certified Veterinary Technician in 2007. Her family was her greatest influence in following her dream career, having multiple animals growing up, including a K-9 narcotics officer. Melody loves to spend time with her family, furry and non-furry alike, as well as go to the beach. She has been a member of our team since 2013 and has really enjoyed working with the large diversity of species.