Your pets mean the world to you. Guess what? They mean the world to us, too!
Tomoka Pines Veterinary Hospital serves the special relationship that exists between people and their pets with exceptional health care, compassion and caring service. We strive to provide the very best medical care possible while treating you and your pets with the professionalism, courtesy, and respect you deserve. We offer state-of-the-art care and client consultation services with the goal of promoting your pet’s overall health and longevity, while building a lasting relationship with you. It is our privilege and pleasure to care for our patients, so call today to learn about our services and start making a difference in your pet’s life.
Kelly Long, D.V.M.
I am a native north Floridian from a rural community in Live Oak. My family there owns and operates a multi-generational cattle and tobacco farm. Having grown up on a farm, animals have always been in my blood. In my youth I cared for dogs, cats, rabbits, chickens, turkeys, pigs, cows, goats, horses and even wild fox and raccoons. Having grown up in such an animal rich environment it was only natural to dedicate my life to their care and well-being.
After graduation from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 1996, I spent 3 years in an exclusive dairy practice serving northern and central Florida. In 2000, I purchased Tomoka Pines Veterinary Hospital where I have been serving our clients, patients and community ever since. My special interests include orthopedic and soft tissue surgery, ultrasound and radiology. I have been active locally in the Volusia County Veterinary Medical Association where I served as president for 3 years. I continue to attend state and national conferences to expand my knowledge in current medicine and surgery. I strive to focus on preventative care and senior pet wellness.
I have two wonderful children, both of whom love animals. Our animal family has included multiple dogs, cats, horses, rabbits, hamsters and fish. I enjoy time with my children foremost. In addition I love the outdoors, including camping, hiking, fishing, archery and shooting sports. I love the Rocky Mountains, travel, cooking, wine, music and photography. When not at work, I may be hard to find!
Years in Practice: 24
Alexis Bogosian, D.V.M.
I knew at a very young age that I wanted to be a veterinarian. My childhood dog, Jess, was my best friend and helped me navigate the challenges of growing up. I always idolized our veterinarian, and when we had to say goodbye to Jess when she was 13, I wanted to be just as wonderful and compassionate as he was when he cared for her. I wanted to make a difference in the world by helping people and their pets. I enjoy all aspects of veterinary medicine, especially preventative and geriatric pet care, soft tissue surgery, and acupuncture. I am passionate acupuncture as it will allow me to achieve my goal of helping every pet be as healthy and as comfortable as they can, for as long as possible.
I am originally from a small town in Connecticut and I attended the University of Connecticut before moving to the Midwest for veterinary school. I graduated from Iowa State University and first practiced in Ohio on horses. Sick of the cold winters, I moved to Florida and worked at a mixed animal practice before finding my home at Tomoka Pines in 2017.
I love to travel and have been very fortunate to perform veterinary work on wildlife preserves in South Africa, as well as help control the stray population in Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. I hope to have the chance to help countries in need of veterinary care again in the future.
I really enjoy living in Florida, as do my two dogs and four cats. When not at work, I like to spend my time at the beach, riding my bike on any of the local trails, practicing yoga, hiking with my two dogs, and baking cupcakes.
Years in Practice: 7
Sue Jacobs, Hospital Manager, C.V.T.
Originally from Virginia, I am a graduate of the Veterinary Technology Program at Blue Ridge Community College. Animals have been my passion since I was a young child and I am so fortunate to be in a profession that I really love, and am continually growing and challenged in. I have been with Tomoka Pines Veterinary Hospital since 1981. There have been a lot of changes in medicine and technology since then, and Tomoka Pines has continued to grow and improve with the times. Over the years I’ve been fortunate to gain many lasting friendships with coworkers, clients and their companion animals. My animal family includes one dog and two cats. When not at work I enjoy spending time with my family, my church, barn and at the beach.
Years in Practice: 39
Toni Wells, Technician
I was born and raised in New York. I knew at a very young age I wanted to work with animals. I graduated from LIC Community College with an AAS in Animal Technology. I worked in Research for several years as well as small Animal Practices. I love working with animals of all sizes and I also love horseback riding. We came to Florida in 1998. My husband and I are the parents of 4, the grandparents of 5, and we have 2 dogs (Percival and Lady Diana). We love doing things together as a family.
Years in Practice: 37
I am proud to be a part of the Tomoka Pines Veterinary Hospital team since August 2006. I have enjoyed working in the veterinary field since 1987. My first job in the veterinary field was in Los Angeles, California where I started as a receptionist and worked my way up to office manager. I was employed there for 10 years.I then relocated to upstate New York and assumed a position at an Equine/Small animal hospital where I performed technician and reception duties. After nine years I relocated to the Daytona Beach area where I enjoy time with friends, especially the furry ones.
Years in Practice: 33
Darren, Veterinary Technician
Born and raised in New York, I moved to Florida in 1995. I graduated from the Florida Institute of Animal Arts in 2003 with a Veterinary Technician certificate. My special area of interest and expertise is canine and feline dentistry. I am passionate about working with and caring for animals. I have a Shepard mix named Harper, a Dachshund named Stretch, and two cats named Persia and Kris Kross. In my off time, I enjoy going to nature parks and Florida springs.
Years in Practice: 18
I was 5 years old when I got my first pet, a big tabby cat named Sampson. It was my mission to always try to “fix” him, wrapping him up in an Ace bandage and giving him some pretend medicine, I always wanted to make sure he would stay healthy and happy. It was only natural I was drawn to veterinary medicine and when I began my career as a veterinary technician in 1996 making it my new mission to ensure everyone’s pets were healthy and happy. I have also bred and raised Ragdoll cats since 2000, most weekends you can find me at a cat show having fun with my show cats. I am very proud to be part of the team here at Tomoka Pines and look forward to helping your pets to be healthy and happy!
Years in Practice: 25
Toni C., Receptionist
I was born and raised in Watertown, CT. As far back as I can remember I have had a passion for animals. After working 10 years as a buyer and display manager at Howland- Hughes department store, I turned my sights to my true passion… animals! I began my career at a large 7 Doctor practice in Cheshire, CT in 1988 and the rest is history. I moved to Florida in 2010, living in the Ft. Lauderdale area until relocating to Port Orange in 2015 with my two Min Pins, Kipp and Kiwi, and my two cats Sausage and Blueberry. I’m so excited to be a part of the Tomoka Pines Team!
Years in Practice: 33
Robbyn, Technician & Receptionist
I was born and raised in Ormond Beach, FL. I grew up with dogs, cats, Guinea pigs and rabbits. I always knew I wanted to work with animals. In 2001, during my senior year in high school, I was lucky enough to get a job at Tomoka Pines. Over the years here I’ve had the opportunity to learn from many amazing veterinarians and vet techs. In 2013 I graduated from Daytona State College with my Associate’s Degree. My family includes 2 two legged children and 2 four legged children.
Years in Practice: 20
Kendyl, Kennel Tech
I was born and raised in Daytona Beach, Florida. I have always loved being around animals ever since I was young. My favorite part about being a kennel technician is caring for all types of dogs in all shapes and sizes. Every day at the hospital brings many opportunities to learn something new. I have my Bachelor’s Degree in Supervision and Management from Daytona State College. When not at work, I spend time with my family and friends and enjoy going to the beach. My four-legged family consists of my two cats, Maggie and Nugget and my chocolate pitbull, Blue.
Years in Practice: 6
I am originally from Pennsylvania. I have been in the animal care field since I was 15 years old. I currently reside with a pack of Chihuahuas, herd of rabbits, 2 ferrets and a cat (my petting zoo)! When not working, I enjoy walking, bicycling and riding my motorcycle. I of course enjoy just being at home caring for my zoo. I am very happy here at TPVH!
Years in Practice: 39
I was born and raised in New England. I grew up with several animals, but started out with dogs and cats. After some time, we added in pigs, goats, ducks, chickens and rabbits. I always loved spending time with the animals, and from the start, developed an affinity for the care and maintenance of them. As per my experience, I have been in the veterinary field since 2013 and have loved every minute of it! I did an internship at a vet’s office while in high school, which amplified my interest in the veterinary field. After I moved to Florida, I started volunteering at the Marine Science Center in Ponce Inlet, which sparked my interest in aquatic wildlife. I have also worked at a few veterinary hospitals gaining all kinds of knowledge and experiences along the way. As of right now, I am living with my partner and our mini zoo! We have three cats – Dylan, Millie and Squint Eastwood (the handsome little guy in the picture), and our two dogs – Riley, a 5-year old boxer mix and Nova, a 10-month old Golden Retriever. All our babies bring so much life into our home and we love each one with all our hearts. I look forward to caring for your babies with all the love and care that I can give!
Years in Practice: 8
I was born in Georgia, but have since lived in Deutschland, Kansas and most recently, Florida. I have been in this field for over eight years, and I could not imagine doing anything else! I graduated from PennFoster College with an AAS in Animal Technology. I have volunteered at the Atlanta Zoo, as well as, the Milford Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Kansas. In my spare time, I enjoy the outdoors, roller derby, and playing washboard. I travel most everywhere with “The Cal Dog,” my 17-year-old terrier mix. I feel very fortunate to work the career that I do and have the knowledge to educate others in how to best care for their four-legged friends.
Years in Practice: 9
I grew up in Connecticut, but was never a fan of the cold, so I migrated south to Florida. I graduated from the University of Connecticut in May of 2019 with my Bachelor’s in Animal Science and am now continuing to pursue my career in veterinary medicine as a veterinary technician. I have been working in this field for the last four years and intend to make it a lifelong career. When I am not working, I am spending my time on the farm with my horse, as that is my second passion and where I find my happy place. I love meeting and caring for new patients and cannot wait to meet you and your furry companion!
Years in Practice: 6
I am a Florida native and have had a passion for animals since I could walk. As a teen, I competed in barrel racing and enjoyed training horses. Recently, I completed a veterinary assistant certification course through Animal Behavioral College, and hope to continue my education and become a certified veterinary technician. I enjoy all aspects of veterinary medicine, from patient care to client education. I love the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. I am very happy to have joined the Tomoka Pines team!