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Meet the Team

Dr. Nikki Mazzaschi

Dr. Nikki Mazzaschi grew up in Laconia, New Hampshire and received her B.S. in biology and animal behavior at the University of New Hampshire. After graduation, she worked as a veterinary technician for a few years, where she discovered her passion for veterinary medicine.

In 2014, Dr. Mazzaschi received her DVM from Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. Her areas of professional interest include internal medicine, animal behavior, and all things feline!

Dr. Jay Katz

Dr. Jay Katz is the proud owner of Healthy Pets Veterinary Care – as well as an Old English Sheep Dog named Max. Dr. Katz excels at working with dogs and cats, but loves seeing “pocket pets” and other exotics as well. He has a special interest in surgery, dermatology, pain management, and senior care.

Dr. Katz received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Tufts in 2013. Prior to veterinary school, he studied Philosophy, Religion, and Art History at Boston University. After college, Dr. Katz’s near‐pathologic desire to pet every dog he sees drove him into veterinary medicine. In his spare time, Dr. Katz enjoys traveling, yoga on the beach, basketball, soccer, scuba diving, enjoying the Florida sunshine, and no longer having New England winters in his life.

Dr. Chelsea Curry

Dr. Chelsea Curry was born and raised in Lakeland, Florida. She received both her B.S. in Biology and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Florida. “Go Gators!” After many years of living in the center of the state and hours away from the ocean, she decided to move to the Florida coast. Dr. Curry has a special interest in neurology, integrative and holistic medicine, and preventative care. She is certified by the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine in acupuncture.

Dr. Curry enjoys spending her free time outdoors in any way she can, but especially loves being out in the water with her dogs, Scarlett and Blue.

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Esther was born in North Carolina but has lived in Florida for most of her life. She’s worked in the veterinary industry for over 17 years and a valued member of Northlake Animal Hospital for 10 years, where she has the role of Patient Care Advocate. Outside of work, she loves spending time with her family, which includes her husband of 30 years, their identical twin daughters, and four grandchildren! She is the proud owner of a “golden child” named Bugs (a cocker spaniel) and a frisky feline named Cow.


Austin has worked in the veterinary field for the past eleven years. He has a passion for all four-legged friends, especially his Lab “Queen Maxine.” Austin has a background in large animal medicine, as well as police and professional dogs! When he’s not taking care of your furry friends, he enjoys wakeboarding and riding motorcycles.


Charlie was born and raised in Loxahatchee, FL. Her love and passion for animals started at a young age, leading her to pursue a career in animal medicine. Her growing passion for animals led her to Northlake Animal Hospital where she is a Patient Care Advocate. She’s currently working on her undergraduate schooling at Palm Beach State Community College and aspires to be an equestrian veterinarian. When she’s not studying or working, Charlie enjoys being outdoors with her dogs and horses.


Lauren moved to Florida in August 2019 after graduating with a Master’s degree in Equine Reproductive Physiology and Endocrinology at Louisiana State University. She has hopes of going to veterinary school, and in the meantime, Lauren is enjoying taking care of all the pets that walk through our doors. Lauren is originally from Pennsylvania and loves spending time with her dog, Yeti, hanging out with friends and family, getting outdoors, and being a huge sports fan.


Gigi was born and raised in Italy surrounded by furry creatures in the countryside. She’s always loved animals and truly appreciates the joy and love they bring to our families. Gigi is currently working on her bachelor’s degree in biology and hopes to one day become a veterinarian. She shares her home with six meowers, three barkers, and one two-legged companion. As you can see, she is very much in love with animals and could not see her life without being surrounded by as many furry creatures as possible. Animals are part of her family and she knows that you feel the same way.

P.S. Hablo espanol e anche italiano


Nicole was born and raised in Jupiter, FL, and started working at Northlake this summer while on break from college, and she loves every minute of it. She is entering her senior year at Cornell University, where she’s pursuing a Bachelor’s in Animal Science, and hopes to continue onto veterinary school. When not cuddling your furry friends, Nicole enjoys horseback riding, cooking, and doing practically anything outdoors.  


Hi, my name is Kim. I was born and raised in Boynton Beach FL. I have worked in the Veterinary Field since 2011. Starting from cleaning kennels and working my way up to a surgery technician. I have an associates degree in Animal Science. I love anything with a "smooshed face." When I’m not helping with your furry friends at the animal hospital I am enjoying my french bulldogs at home and the south florida beaches.


Hi! My name is Triston, and I was born and raised in sunny South Florida. I've been working at Northlake Animal Hospital as a vet technician assistant since July of 2020. I take great pride in the work I do here, as everything I do is done out of my love for the dogs. I've been working with dogs for over 4 years, from doggy daycares to dog rescues, and my passion only grows more strong the more I explore this field. When I leave work, my passion carries over to my furry friends at home. My heart belongs to my spunky Catahoula, Cali. In my free time, I can almost always be found cuddled up with her or out on a trail together. I also enjoy yoga, laying on the beach, and exploring/traveling on my time off.


My name is Daymara. I was born and raised in West Palm Beach, FL. My passion is animals and orchids and I have a great green thumb for gardening. I also takes care of feral cats on my free time  and work with Palm Beach Island Cats Inc. I have a large crew of my own, consisting of 5 Chihuahua’s, 6 cat’s, 5 reptiles,  and MANY birds. I love all animals. Hablo Español.


My name is Emily. I was born in Coral Springs, FL and have lived in South Florida for almost my entire life. I started working with animals at a dog rescue, and can’t get enough of your fluffy friends! I am a dog lover, and share my home with three four-legged companions: Bosco, Bibi, and Bella. I am currently studying to go to law school and am a practicing independent scholar in philosophy of disability. I like to read, write, exercise, and craft in my spare time.

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