St Johns Veterinary Hospital

and Cat Clinic

About Us

St Johns Veterinary Hospital

Management Team:

Kimberly Cales Colee-Hospital Manager:

Kimberly directs hospital and staff operations. She draws upon twenty years of experience at the veterinary hospital to insure a caring experience for pets and their owners.

Carol Balducci-Patient Coordinator:

Carol manages all aspects of the patient experience. Her mission is to ensure that pets and their pet parents are compassionately cared for. With over 10 years experience at our veterinary hospital Carol oversees all animal care operations.

Samantha Scibelli-Purchasing Manager:

Sam manages all hospital inventory. Her behind the scenes work ensures, for example, that hospitalized pets have all the medications they require. Sam is instrumental in making veterinary care as affordable as possible for our clients.

Kristen Washington-Animal Care Manager:

Kristen oversees boarding and playcare operations. She is a lifelong animal lover and takes meticulous care of our clients pets. Kristen is innovative and makes playcare a fun filled experience.

Karen Lane-Hospital Community Coordinator:

Karen coordinates outreach to the pet loving community in St. Augustine and St. Johns County. Her experience as a veterinary technician and a logistics specialist makes her well suited to represent our hospital in the community.

Team Members:

  • Teresa Turner
  • -Veterinary Technician-Senior Surgery/Dental Technician-Endoscopy Team Member
  • Vicki Reddish
  • -Veterinary Technician-Laboratory, Surgical and Nursing Care
  • Hope Mast
  • -Groomer, Animal Care
  • Janice Manford
  • -Client Services
  • Deborah Tripp
  • -Groomer
  • Lizzy Murray
  • -Client Services
  • Veronica Genet
  • -Veterinary Technician-Surgery Technician-Intensive Care Nursing-Endoscopy Team Member
  • Sarah Grim
  • -Veterinary Technician- Surgery Technician-Intensive Care Nursing-Endoscopy Team Member
  • Laura Norton
  • -Veterinary Technician-Intensive Care Nursing, Surgery Technician
  • Ashleigh Atkinson
  • -Veterinary Technician-Intensive Care Nursing, Surgery Technician
  • Andrea Dickie
  • -Veterinary Technician-Laboratory, Intensive Care Nursing
  • Rhonda Wheeler
  • -Veterinary Technician-Laboratory, Intensive Care Nursing
  • Randi Padgett
  • -Animal Care
  • Sabrina Nash
  • -Veterinary Technician-Intensive Care Nursing, Laboratory, Preventive Health Care
  • Vicki Quanah
  • -Client Services
  • Siobhan Feehan
  • -Veterinary Technician, Preventive Health Care
  • Teresa Sebring
  • -Client Services
  • Sydney Palesotti
  • -Animal Care
  • Karen Vanderpool
  • -Veterinary Technician, Intensive Care Nursing, Laboratory, Preventive Health Care
  • Christina Vazquez
  • -Veterinary Technician, Intensive Care Nursing, Preventive Health Care
  • Makayla Longoria
  • -Client Services, Animal Care
  • Kelly Couthier
  • -Veterinary Technician, Laboratory, Preventive Health Care
  • Christine Arnold
  • -Client Services
  • Couritney Bryant
  • -Animal Care

St. Johns Veterinary Hospital

The practice was founded in 1980 by Dr. Jack Shuler. He started the veterinary hospital in a small house on the current location. The practice quickly outgrew the house requiring the construction of a new 5000 square foot hospital on the site.

Drs. Quelch and Gendzier purchased the veterinary practice and hospital from Dr. Shuler in 1991. Dr. Gendzier and Dr. Quelch met and married while in veterinary college at the University of Florida.

The veterinary hospital continues to grow with a philosophy of academic excellence for the veterinary team. All the veterinarians strive to stay current with the latest information and procedures.

At our weekly rounds discussion, our practice of medicine and surgery is constantly updated to reflect the newest information in order to provide the best possible care for pets.

The hospital itself has been doubled in size to 10,000 square feet and has been remodeled to provide a state of the art intensive care area.

Whats New!


Pets need dental care too! .

80% of dogs and 70% of cats have some form of periodontal disease by the age of 3..

Routine dental cleaning removes plaque and tarter from pet's teeth. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia without any pain or discomfort to the pet.

We Care!


If your pet becomes ill, our veterinarians are experienced in critical care..

If your pet needs surgery


Four staff veterinary surgeons provide a wide range of complex and routine procedures. Surgical and anesthetic protocols are individualized specifically for your pet..