Meet the veterinarians and staff at Big Bend Animal Hospital
and learn more about them, personally and professionally. At our clinic, we strive to keep your pet happy and healthy. With your pet's best care in mind, we offer guaranteed quality services and treatments from a compassionate staff of experts.
We offer comprehensive pet care services in the Riverview, FL area at competitive prices. Take advantage of our senior
and militarydiscounts. All new clients get $10 OFF our pet care services that include boarding and grooming, dental care, spaying and neutering, and vaccinations.
Dr. Traci Holder - VMD
I grew up in Southern Indiana, graduated from Indiana University with a degree in biology, and received my veterinary medical degree (VMD) from the University of Pennsylvania in 2001.
I began practicing small animal medicine after moving to Florida in 2001. I live with my husband, Ian, and my family includes two collies named Maverick and Jagger and a cat named Quinn. I call the South Shore area my home.
Betty Roman - Practice Manager
I had worked in the medical insurance claims field for almost 20 years when one particularly “bad” workday set off a chain reaction to a new job, new career, and new life. We opened Big Bend Animal Hospital in June of 2005, and I discovered a new world in South Shore.
The area was growing, and we grew along with it. Our clientele is great. Most of our owners are very compliant and will do most anything for their fur babies.
I am also very proud of the people I work alongside with. They are very compassionate about what they do and truly treat our patients as if they were their own.
Speaking of our own, I started working here with only one dog in the family, and am up to four dogs, who I love with all my heart.
Jill East - Receptionist
I came to Florida some 30-odd years ago from London, England. I was born in Plymouth, England, which is where the Mayflower sailed from. I have lived in Sarasota, Orlando, and now south of Sun City Center.
I got my first job at a veterinary hospital while living in Orlando and fell in love with it. I’ve been at Big Bend Animal Hospital
for 10 years and have enjoyed every single year doing what I love to do best.
We have good days and bad (usually when we have to say goodbye to a loved pet), but on the whole, it is the best job ever.
I provide an accent that Big Bend Animal Hospital clients love to hear over the phone, and specialize in sharing hugs when they need them the most.
Sarah Flanagan - Veterinary Assistant / Kennel Tech
I moved from Pennsylvania to Florida in 2004, joining the Big Bend Animal Hospital family in 2007.
I have two pets, both dogs: Parker, who is 2, and Piper, who is 12. In addition to regular veterinary medicine, I enjoy emergency veterinary medicine as well.
I am a boarding / bather guru. I add all the extra touches and know exactly what the pets like: high kennel or low kennel, who doesn’t like their paws touched versus who doesn’t mind, who enjoys what treats or massage or laser, etc. I even remember each and everyone’s name.
Mr. Big Bend
Mr. Big is our spoiled 12-year-old clinic cat. He has been here since he was found by one of our technicians, abandoned by his mother in an orange grove at 3 weeks of age. He is too smart for his own good, and we suspect she knew this and that’s why she left him.
He sleeps during the day, but has the run of the clinic at night, opens every door in the clinic, and gets into all sorts of mischief.
“Big”, as he is called, has his own fan club consisting of children from the day care next door who come by to visit with him and whom he absolutely loves.
He has saved lives by donating blood on two occasions and is an avid Tampa Bay Rays and Bucs fan.
Bryan Campbell - Veterinary Assistant
I started at Big Bend as a volunteer in 2013 gradually earning a spot on the team. I grew up with dogs, cats, and even chickens. I have worked with everything from hamsters to reptiles.
I currently have two dogs, Maverick and Jake, and a Kenyan Sand Boa named Barbosa.
I enjoy working with the clients at Big Bend and will be going back to school to become a certified veterinary technician in the near future.