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


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.

Austin

About Austin
Hi I’m Austin! I have worked in the veterinary field for the past 11 years. I have a passion for all four legged friends, especially my Lab “Queen Maxine.” I have a background in large animal medicine, as well as police and professional dogs! I enjoy wakeboarding and riding motorcycles when I’m not taking care of your furry friends!

Tereza

About Tereza
Hi! I’m Tereza! I spent most of my life in Kentucky and have had a passion for animals as far back as I can remember. When I was 6 years old, I “rescued” a pet leech (Mr. Wiggles) while on a camping trip in Canada. I graduated from Murray State University with a degree in Pre-Veterinary Medicine and followed with a summer-long internship at Loggerhead Marinelife Center helping our amazing sea turtles. I fell in love with South Florida and my (now) husband. I began working as a veterinary technician at NLAH in February of 2013. I love my job and getting to meet all the amazing pets and pet parents. When I am not working, my husband and I enjoy preventing traumatic injuries with our son, Oliver, the fun-loving, 2-year-old maniac. I also like to spend my time being outdoors, biking, swimming, camping, cooking and spending time with family and friends.

Charlie

About Charlie
Hi I’m Charlie. I was born and raised in Loxahatchee, FL. My love and passion for animals started when I was young, leading me to get into animal medicine. My growing passion for animals has taken me to Northlake Animal hospital where I am a Patient Care Advocate and enjoy my days at work greeting our furry four-legged patients and their parents. I’m currently working on my undergraduate schooling at Palm Beach State Community College and aspire to be an equestrian veterinarian. When I’m not studying or working, I enjoy the outdoors with my dogs and horses.

Lauren

About Lauren
Hi, I’m Lauren. I moved here in August 2019 after graduating with my Master’s degree in Equine Reproductive Physiology and Endocrinology at Louisiana State University. I have hopes of going to veterinary school, and in the meantime, I am enjoying taking care of all the pets that walk through our doors. I am originally from Pennsylvania and I enjoy spending time with my dog, Yeti, hanging out with friends and family, getting outdoors, and am a huge sports fan.

Gigi

About Gigi
Hey there! My name is Gigi, I was born and raised in Italy surrounded by furry creatures in the countryside. I’ve always loved animals and truly appreciate the joy and love they bring to our families. I am currently working on my bachelor’s degree in biology and hope to one day become a veterinarian. I share my home with 6 meowers, 3 barkers and one 2-legged companion. As you can see, I am extremely in love with animals. I could not see my life without surrounding myself with as many furry creatures as possible. My animals are part of my family and I know that you feel the same way too.
P.S. Hablo espanol e anche italiano

Nicole

About Nicole
Hi, I’m Nicole! I was born and raised in Jupiter, FL and started working at Northlake this summer while on break from college, and I love every minute of it. I am entering my senior year at Cornell University, where I am pursuing my Bachelors in Animal Science, and hope to continue onto veterinary school after. When I’m not cuddling your furry friends, I enjoy horseback riding, cooking, and doing practically anything outdoors.

Hector

About Hector
Hi! My name is Hector and I’m originally from San Juan, Puerto Rico and I’ve been in the Veterinary field for over 19 years. Working my way up from volunteering as a teenager at a local shelter in Puerto Rico,I’ve been a veterinary assistant, customer service representative, and practice manager in addition to a veterinary nurse.
I graduated from Florida International University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Magna Cum Laude, and received a Fulbright
scholarship – where he researched minority populations in Mysore, India, and I’m currently finishing my Master’s in public health – with a concentration in disease prevention.
In my free time, I like to work-out, go to the beach, and spend time with Molly my Toy Poodle.

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

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

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.

Tereza

Hi! I’m Tereza! I spent most of my life in Kentucky and have had a passion for animals as far back as I can remember. When I was 6 years old, I “rescued” a pet leech (Mr. Wiggles) while on a camping trip in Canada. I graduated from Murray State University with a degree in Pre-Veterinary Medicine and followed with a summer-long internship at Loggerhead Marinelife Center helping our amazing sea turtles. I fell in love with South Florida and my (now) husband. I began working as a veterinary technician at NLAH in February of 2013. I love my job and getting to meet all the amazing pets and pet parents. When I am not working, my husband and I enjoy preventing traumatic injuries with our son, Oliver, the fun-loving, 2-year-old maniac. I also like to spend my time being outdoors, biking, swimming, camping, cooking and spending time with family and friends.

Austin

Hi I’m Austin! I have worked in the veterinary field for the past 11 years. I have a passion for all four legged friends, especially my Lab “Queen Maxine.” I have a background in large animal medicine, as well as police and professional dogs! I enjoy wakeboarding and riding motorcycles when I’m not taking care of your furry friends!

Lauren

Hi, I’m Lauren. I moved here in August 2019 after graduating with my Master’s degree in Equine Reproductive Physiology and Endocrinology at Louisiana State University. I have hopes of going to veterinary school, and in the meantime, I am enjoying taking care of all the pets that walk through our doors. I am originally from Pennsylvania and I enjoy spending time with my dog, Yeti, hanging out with friends and family, getting outdoors, and am a huge sports fan.

Charlie

Hi I’m Charlie. I was born and raised in Loxahatchee, FL. My love and passion for animals started when I was young, leading me to get into animal medicine. My growing passion for animals has taken me to Northlake Animal hospital where I am a Patient Care Advocate and enjoy my days at work greeting our furry four-legged patients and their parents. I’m currently working on my undergraduate schooling at Palm Beach State Community College and aspire to be an equestrian veterinarian. When I’m not studying or working, I enjoy the outdoors with my dogs and horses.

Gigi

Hey there! My name is Gigi, I was born and raised in Italy surrounded by furry creatures in the countryside. I’ve always loved animals and truly appreciate the joy and love they bring to our families. I am currently working on my bachelor's degree in biology and hope to one day become a veterinarian. I share my home with 6 meowers, 3 barkers and one 2-legged companion. As you can see, I am extremely in love with animals. I could not see my life without surrounding myself with as many furry creatures as possible. My animals are part of my family and I know that you feel the same way too. P.S. Hablo espanol e anche italiano

Nicole

Hi, I’m Nicole! I was born and raised in Jupiter, FL and started working at Northlake this summer while on break from college, and I love every minute of it. I am entering my senior year at Cornell University, where I am pursuing my Bachelors in Animal Science, and hope to continue onto veterinary school after. When I’m not cuddling your furry friends, I enjoy horseback riding, cooking, and doing practically anything outdoors.

Hector

Hi! My name is Hector and I’m originally from San Juan, Puerto Rico and I’ve been in the Veterinary field for over 19 years. Working my way up from volunteering as a teenager at a local shelter in Puerto Rico, I’ve been a veterinary assistant, customer service representative, and practice manager in addition to a veterinary nurse. I graduated from Florida International University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Magna Cum Laude, and received a Fulbright scholarship - where he researched minority populations in Mysore, India, and I’m currently finishing my Master’s in public health - with a concentration in disease prevention. In my free time, I like to work-out, go to the beach, and spend time with Molly my Toy Poodle.