Our Veterinarians

Dr. Nikki Mazzaschi

About Dr. 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. Areas of professional interest include internal medicine, animal behavior and all things feline 🙂
Dr. Mazzaschi and Dr. Katz established Healthy Pets Veterinary Care with the fundamental goal not only to care for animals, but also the people the love them.
Dr. Mazzaschi shares her home with Dr. Katz, an Old English Sheepdog named Max and two handsome cats, Brady and Randy. In her free time, Dr. Mazzaschi and Max volunteer at local libraries helping young children learn to read through the R.E.A.D Program (Reading Education Assistance Dogs). She spends the rest of her free time gardening, sewing and traveling.

Dr. Jay Katz

About Dr. Katz
Dr. Jay Katz is the proud owner of an Old English Sheep Dog named Max as well as Healthy Pets Veterinary Care. 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, Dr. Katz 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 winter’s in his life.

Dr. Chelsea Curry

About Dr. Curry
Dr. Chelsea Curry was born and raised in Lakeland, Fl. She received both her B.S. in Biology and her Doctorate 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, preventative care and 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.

Our Veterinary Team

Randi Gold

Randi Gold
Randi Gold grew up in Short Hills New Jersey, attended the University of Miami and is a Certified Human-Resource Professional. She started her now 20+ year practice management career in a general practice setting, went on to emergency medicine management and then joined a small team of boarded specialists to co-found and administrate an Emergency, Critical Care and Specialty Medicine Practice where she spent eleven years.
Randi is excited to return “home” to General Practice looking forward to longer-term relationships with clients and watching our patient pups and kittens grow. Randi has always had a special “spot” for senior furry friends and appreciates a focus on preventive care, wellness medicine and HPVC’s strong focus on ensuring quality of life for senior pets.
In her spare time, Randi enjoys visiting her adult son in Colorado, puttering around her home and gardening, spending time with family, friends, exploring the (mostly dog friendly) outdoors of Florida, its live local music venues and beaches. Rand’s home is shared with her best bud, Rocky and her teeny feathered chirping friend “Lil Birdie”.

Melissa

About Melissa
Hi, I’m Melissa and I was born in West Palm Beach but was raised in Muncie, Indiana. I went to the Vet Tech Institute in Indianapolis and graduated with a degree in Veterinary Technology in November of 2014. I moved back to my hometown and became a certified veterinary technician in the state of Florida in March of 2015. I have experience with small animal, exotic, and large animal medicine. I have two senior rescue fur children, Danzig and Annie, and a bearded dragon, Harvey Dent. In my free time I love to go to the beach, the movies, and volunteer with animal rescue organizations.

Dawn

About Dawn
Hi, I’m Dawn and I’m the Client Service Manager for Northlake Animal Hospital.
I’ve been helping pet’s and their families at NLAH since 200. I work hard to give all our clients and patients personal attention, while sneaking as many extra treats to the furbabies at checkout as I can.
In my spare time I love spending time with my family and friends and most importantly my furry family members – Gizmo, Armani and of course my kitty Bobbi Kristina.

Pat

About Pat
My name is Pat and I’ve been a veterinary technician for 30 years and still continue to enjoy helping animals on a daily basis. I am proud to have been working with Dr. Grigsby since 2009 and work very hard to make every animals experience here at Northlake Animal Hospital as calming and pleasant as possible.
I originally moved to Florida in 1982 with my husband, and am happy to have had him by my side for 40 years. Our cat Zippy, who unfortunately had his leg amputated at 8 weeks old, remains an essential addition to the family!

Esther

About Esther
Hello! I’m Esther and although I’m originally from North Carolina I have lived in Florida most of my life. I’ve been working in the veterinary industry for over 17 years and I’ve been with Northlake for 10 years as a Patient Care Advocate.
Outside of work, my interests lay with my family, which includes my husband of 30 years and our identical twin daughters – and 4 grandchildren!
At home I have a “golden child” named bugs (a cocker spaniel) and a frisky feline named Cow.

Amber

About Amber
Hi, my name is Amber and I am originally from Winder, GA. but moved to Florida in 2005. I have been in the vet field since 2012 and I literally could not be any happier! I am fear-free certified and love caring for your pets. I have two fur babies named Blu and Daisy and I love them so very much! In my free time, I enjoy hanging out with my dogs and friends, preferably with an ocean view!

Tereza

About Tereza
Tereza is the newest addition to our team. She spent most of her life in Kentucky. She graduated from Murray State University with a degree in Pre-Veterinary Medicine. She moved to North Palm at the end of 2012 with her 8 year old Lab mix, Mila. When she is not working, Tereza enjoys cooking, biking, swimming, fishing, camping, being outdoors, and spending time with family and friends. She is very excited about joining our team and getting to know all our wonderful clients and their pets.

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. Areas of professional interest include internal medicine, animal behavior and all things feline 🙂 Dr. Mazzaschi and Dr. Katz established Healthy Pets Veterinary Care with the fundamental goal not only to care for animals, but also the people the love them. Dr. Mazzaschi shares her home with Dr. Katz, an Old English Sheepdog named Max and two handsome cats, Brady and Randy. In her free time, Dr. Mazzaschi and Max volunteer at local libraries helping young children learn to read through the R.E.A.D Program (Reading Education Assistance Dogs). She spends the rest of her free time gardening, sewing and traveling.

Dr. Jay Katz

Dr. Jay Katz is the proud owner of an Old English Sheep Dog named Max as well as Healthy Pets Veterinary Care. 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, Dr. Katz 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 winter’s in his life.

Dr. Chelsea Curry

Dr. Chelsea Curry was born and raised in Lakeland, Fl. She received both her B.S. in Biology and her Doctorate 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, preventative care and 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.

Our Veterinary Team

Randi Gold

Randi Gold grew up in Short Hills New Jersey, attended the University of Miami and is a Certified Human-Resource Professional. She started her now 20+ year practice management career in a general practice setting, went on to emergency medicine management and then joined a small team of boarded specialists to co-found and administrate an Emergency, Critical Care and Specialty Medicine Practice where she spent eleven years.

Randi is excited to return “home” to General Practice looking forward to longer-term relationships with clients and watching our patient pups and kittens grow. Randi has always had a special “spot” for senior furry friends and appreciates a focus on preventive care, wellness medicine and HPVC’s strong focus on ensuring quality of life for senior pets.

In her spare time, Randi enjoys visiting her adult son in Colorado, puttering around her home and gardening, spending time with family, friends, exploring the (mostly dog friendly) outdoors of Florida, its live local music venues and beaches. Rand’s home is shared with her best bud, Rocky and her teeny feathered chirping friend “Lil Birdie”.

Melissa

Hi, I'm Melissa and I was born in West Palm Beach but was raised in Muncie, Indiana. I went to the Vet Tech Institute in Indianapolis and graduated with a degree in Veterinary Technology in November of 2014. I moved back to my hometown and became a certified veterinary technician in the state of Florida in March of 2015. I have experience with small animal, exotic, and large animal medicine. I have two senior rescue fur children, Danzig and Annie, and a bearded dragon, Harvey Dent. In my free time I love to go to the beach, the movies, and volunteer with animal rescue organizations.

Dawn

Dawn is our client service manager. She has been at our hospital since 2000. Dawn works hard to give all our clients the personal attention they need in order to better the healthcare of their pets. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her three dogs - Dolly Jean, Armani, Gizmo, and her cat, Cha Che.

Pat

Pat has worked as a veterinary technician for over 25 years now and continues to enjoy helping animals. She has a very special way with them and was pleased to join our staff in 2009. Pat came to Florida in 1982 with her husband. They have been together for 35 years. Their cat Zippy, who unfortunately had his leg amputated at 8 weeks, remains a welcome addition to their family.

Esther

Esther has been in the veterinary industry for over 10 years and is going on her fourth year with us as a Patient Care Advocate. She is originally from North Carolina, but has lived in Florida most of her life. Her interests lay with her family which includes her husband of 25 years and their identical twin daughters. Her granddaughter, Emily, is the newest addition to their family. She has her "golden child" at home, Bugs, her cocker spaniel and Precious, a beagle. Esther helps make up our great team here at Northlake Animal Hospital.

Amber

Hi, my name is Amber. I am from winder, Ga. and I moved to Florida in 2005 and have been in the vet field sense 2012. I literally could not be any happier. I am fear-free certified and love caring for your pets. I have two fur babies named Blu and Daisy, I love them so very much. In my free time I enjoy hanging out with my dogs and friends, preferably with an ocean view!

Tereza

Tereza is the newest addition to our team. She spent most of her life in Kentucky. She graduated from Murray State University with a degree in Pre-Veterinary Medicine. She moved to North Palm at the end of 2012 with her 8 year old Lab mix, Mila. When she is not working, Tereza enjoys cooking, biking, swimming, fishing, camping, being outdoors, and spending time with family and friends. She is very excited about joining our team and getting to know all our wonderful clients and their pets.