Starting in January, we will be open on Wednesdays from 9-2. Mondays we will be open later hours until 6 pm.
We will start phasing out Saturdays in January and then will move to one Saturday per month
(usually the last Saturday each month) by February. 

Our Veterinary Team

Meet Our Veterinary Team!

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Bay Animal and Aquatic Hospital! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Get to know our team!

We are solely dedicated to your pet’s care! We look forward to getting to know you, and we hope you’ll take the time to scroll down and get to know us.

Dr. Danielle

Dr. Danielle Lore

DVM

Dr. Danielle Lore graduated with her DVM from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 2013. Since graduating, Dr. Lore has worked primarily with dogs, cats, and fish in general practice. Her special interests include soft tissue surgery, clinical pathology, and aquatic medicine. She is certified in Aquatic Animal Health and Veterinary Aquaculture through The University of Florida. It has always been her dream to integrate a small animal practice with fish medicine, and Bay Animal and Aquatic Hospital is the product of that dream! Dr. Lore’s hobbies include hiking, traveling, and fish-tanking! She lives in the Saint Petersburg area with her partner Everett and their two dogs, two cats, and a large amount of fresh and saltwater fish.

Dr. Danielle

C. Pacheco

CVT and Tech’s Manager

C. Pacheco is our CVT and tech manager. Pacheco is originally from New York and moved to Miami with her family when she was young. She began working in the veterinary field at seventeen in 2005 as a kennel assistant. Her love of animals led her to continue her studies and become a Veterinary Technician in 2014. She graduated from St. Petersburg College with her Bachelor of Applied Science in Veterinary nursing/ combined Clinical and Hospital Management. She has spent most of her career working in small animal practice. Her special interests include anesthesia, surgery, and dentistry. Outside the veterinary world, she skates with the local roller derby team, Sunshine City. Christina is an avid gardener and yoga enthusiast. She shares her life with her partner of 18 years, Jose. Her pets include a threelegged cat named Skippy, a sassy tuxedo cat named Penguin, a loving boxer mix named Chopper, and Megan, the Afghan tortoise.

Emily Brostoski

Emily

CVT

Emily graduated from St. Petersburg College’s Veterinary Technology Program in 2017 and has been a Certified Veterinary Technician since. She is very passionate about providing quality care for her patients and spending extra time to make them feel comfortable. She currently has one dog, a golden doodle named Xander, whom she loves to show photos of! She is now in school pursuing an associate’s degree for Physical Therapist Assistant, intending to work in pediatrics. She also plans on obtaining a certification in canine rehabilitation. In her free time, she loves going to downtown St. Pete, traveling, watching new shows, and just hanging out on the couch with Xander!

Hannah

Hannah “Han”

Veterinary Assistant

Hannah “Han” is one of our three veterinary assistants. Han is originally from Melbourne, Florida, and moved to the Tampa Bay Area ten years ago. In 2022, they graduated from the University of South Florida in Integrative Animal Biology with a minor in Environmental Science and Policy. With a passion for animal care, Han also has pursued interests in animal education and conservation. Before Bay Animal and Aquatic, they were a tour guide at Busch Gardens, working with the giraffes and kangaroos! They are also interning at ZooTampa on behavioral research on many zoo residents like shoebill storks and tigers! Their dream is to work as a veterinarian at a zoo, and this is only the beginning of their career! They have two cats: Aladdin and Banksy and a leopard gecko named Oscar.

Hannah

Sierra 

Veterinary Assistant

Sierra is originally from the Chicago area, where she lived on a small farm with her family. She grew up raising and caring for chickens, cats, dogs, donkeys, ducks, guinea pigs, fish, and more! Her love for animals led her to seek a degree out of state in Florida, where she earned her B.S. in marine science at the University of Tampa in 2022. After graduating, she worked in environmental compliance for a few months before she decided that she wanted to work with animals again. Outside of the office, Sierra scuba dives as a volunteer at the Florida Aquarium. She loves playing the piano, long jogs outside, and watching shows. She is a cat enthusiast and has 2 of her own, named Oswald and Douglas (Douglas is female).

Hannah

Gina

Veterinary Assistant

Gina is another one of our vet assistants here at Bay Animal and Aquatic Hospital. She is originally from Rochester, MN but moved to St. Pete 2 years ago. Over the years, her love for animals and fur babies continued to grow as she was constantly surrounded by them (mainly cats and dogs, but also farm animals up north!) Gina graduated with her A.A. in liberal arts back in Minnesota but is now looking to pursue a degree focused in vet med. She really enjoys being outside, watching various Netflix shows, and snuggling with kitties! Currently, Gina doesn’t have any pets but is hopeful that one will find her in the near future. She is an awesome dog aunty to Milo (pictured).

 

Jan

Jan

Receptionist

Jan is originally from Massachusetts but has enjoyed traveling and living in several states.

She recently moved to St. Petersburg to be close to her kids and her grand dog Bentley. Jan loves the friendly St Pete vibe!

Jan has ten years of experience as a veterinary receptionist. Veterinary medicine is of great interest to her and also being an advocate for our furry friends.

Jan loves spending time with her family and friends in her spare time. Jan is always up for an adventure. Her interests include traveling, hiking, kayaking, boating, and gardening.