Meet the Team
Dr. Ruth-Ann Spinosa graduated from the University of Florida College of Agriculture and Life Sciences with a B.S. in Animal Sciences in 2001. She continued her studies at the University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine and obtained her D.V.M. in 2005. Dr. Spinosa enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine with a special interest in acupuncture, feline medicine, and dermatology. Dr. Spinosa's husband Chris, is a Clinical with Gore, a medical devices company. They have two small children, Emma and Ian. When not chasing her children, 2 cats, and 2 dogs, Dr. Spinosa is an avid reader, runner, and enjoys attending Gator football games.
Medical Services Director
Katie is our super-charged bundle of energy – in addition to providing animal care, she wears multiple hats and is an integral component of the practice. If an animal is missing, maybe needs a new home or someone has a question regarding a medication – Katie has the answers. Katie joined NAH in August 2004. She holds an Associates Degree in Liberal Arts & Veterinary Technology as well as a Bachelor's Degree in Health Care Management. Her professional interest include rescue work, human resources and business processes. She received her CVPM in October of 2012. Katie enjoys kickball, reading, gardening, and watching the Red Sox. She loves all of her animals, and believes that "when you enjoy your pets, you live life to the fullest"
Danielle is one of our Vet Tech's that is currently in school at UF studying biotechnology and animal biology. She has 3 pets: a German Shepherd mix named Monty), a cat (Turkish Van named Ciri) and an Appaloosa horse named Grace. In her spare time, she loves going to the park with her dog, riding her horse, and playing video games. (pending photo)
Heidi McKenzie, Client Service Representative
Heidi comes to Newberry Animal Holistic & Wellness Center with 12 years experience in the veterinary field. She has attended many seminars and on the job training over the years. She is very interested in teaching others about the benefits of acupuncture and Eastern medicine. She has 2 adult daughters and a granddaughter that she loves spending time with. She enjoys being outside, working in her yard, swimming and motorcycle rides. She enjoys spending time with friends and family as well as gator football. She has 3 dogs and 6 cats and believes "pets help to fulfill our lives and help us live longer."
Sabrina is currently in school at the University of Florida studying Animal Sciences with a specialization in biology. She has 3 dogs; Cocoa-Puff, Alacran, and Ranger. She has 8 cats; Jack-Lynn, Cleo-Leo-Patra, Nevada, Mercy, Meechie, Racer, Goldie, and Frisky. She also has 2 horses; Rogan and Kodiak. She has a strong interest in surgical medicine and would like to focus on large animal surgery in the future, and in her spare time, she loves horseback riding and playing video games with her family.