Melissa joined our Northgate team in 1999 and became our Practice Manager in December 2009. She graduated from St. Petersburg College Distance Veterinary Technology Program in December of 2003 and become a Certified Veterinary Technician in February of 2004. She became a Certified Veterinary Practice Manager in June of 2013. Melissa’s special interests include communication, leadership training and recognizing team members for everything they have to offer our clinic, our clients and our patients! Her mission here at Northgate is to share her passion for Veterinary medicine, leadership and animals with our patients, clients and team members. Melissa and her husband and daughter Makenna have three dogs; a Golden Retriever named Bailey, a yorkie named Sparky, and Kastle; and a cat named Midnight. Many of our clients know her dog, Sparky, since he comes to work with Mel almost every day.