Silverthorn Animal Clinic
Meet Our Team
We strive to develop outstanding relationships with the patients in our care by providing personalized treatment for your pet.
We are proud of our highly educated and competent staff, who treat you and your dogs like family! Learn a little more about each of our technicians and doctors by reading about them down below.
Dr. Gerald Johnson, DVM
Opened the clinic in June 2011 Dr. Johnson received his Veterinary Degree from the University of Florida in 1982. He is certified in Veterinary Acupuncture by the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Florida Veterinary Medical Association, International Veterinary Acupuncture Society, American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture, American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association, and American Veterinary Chiropractic Association. He combines his love for pets and their people with his experience in conventional and alternative medicine at his practice.
Dr. Kelly Pyle, DVM
October 2018 Dr. Kelly Pyle is the newest member of the Silverthorn Family. Dr. Pyle was born and raised in Orlando Florida and did her undergrad studies at Stetson University. From there, she attended Veterinary school at St. George’s University in the country of Grenada located in the Caribbean. She did her Clinical rotations at UF Veterinary School and graduated in January of 2017. While in school for her undergrad, Dr. Pyle was an intern at Med Toxin Venom Lab working on an antivenom project and was President of the Veterinary Student Herpetological Society. She also won the Nicholas M Lonce Award for excellence in reptile medicine in 2013. Dr. Pyle sees animals ranging from Great Danes to ferrets to ball pythons. She also breeds ball pythons with a focus on genetic mutations in pattern and color. In her free time, Dr. Pyle likes to spend time with her daughter and husband, as well as her Doberman, three Chinese Crested, and over 300 reptiles. She also enjoys scuba diving and observing amphibians and reptiles. Call today to set up your appointment to come to meet Dr. Pyle and have your pets seen!
Rabeka, Practice Manager
March 2014. Rabeka is originally from Orlando, FL, but has lived in Daytona and now calls Spring Hill home. Rabeka has been in the veterinary field for the past 16 years and has several certifications in the field. She has obtained her Associates in Science in Veterinary Technology, earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Veterinary Hospital Management, is a member of the Veterinary Hospital Managers Association, certified as an Accredited Medivet Stem cell and PRP Technician, Fear Free Certification, OSHA certification, FEMA certification, as well as the Silver Presidential award for Volunteer hours and the Board of Commissioners appreciation letter. When Rabeka isn’t busy getting certified in everything she possibly can, she enjoys camping, fishing, and of course, lounging on the beach. She also enjoys sharing her hobbies with Kyleigh, her daughter, Vega, Titan, and Nova her fur children. While at the clinic, it will be hard to miss Rabeka’s bubbly spirit and happy personality!
Cassy, CVT, Receptionist
June 2013. Cassy grew up in South Carolina where she went to school, earning associates of applied science in Veterinary Technology. In 2012, she packed up and headed for sunny Florida! She came to Silverthorn Animal Clinic and hasn’t looked back since! She enjoys having a career where she can educate pet owners and help them get the best possible care for their babies. Cassy has 6 babies of her own; 5 cats, Pepper, Jaina, Boris, Natasha, and Jezebel, and 1 dog, Eleanor, a shih tzu mix. In her free time, Cassy loves to read and cook (always bringing us delicious baked goods, of course). Although Cassy has considered a specialization within her degree, she has no plans set in stone, and is enjoying living life to the fullest each and every day!
Kelsey, Lead Reproduction Specialist
January 2016. Kelsey was originally born in Kissimmee Florida but was raised in Chattanooga Tennessee. Kelsey has four, four-legged babies, Chevelle, an American Staffordshire terrier, Oreo, a husky/golden retriever mix, Ivanna (or funky monkey) a Silky Terrier, and Big G, a bearded dragon. In her free time, Kelsey enjoys photography, crafting, cooking and posting on her blog, sports (GO NOLES!), and spending time with her family. In Chattanooga, Kelsey worked as a nurse in an emergency and specialty animal clinic, spent almost two years as a corrections officer over the federal men’s unit and women’s units at the local jail, and most recently spent her days as Senior Animal control officer and assistant Director for her local animal shelter. In August of 2015, life brought her and her husband to Florida, and she found her home away from home at Silverthorn. Kelsey has certifications in canine reproduction, orthopedic and rehab, pet nutrition, is a CEAT, and is Fear Free Certified. She hopes to continue learning and spreading her knowledge with others while at the clinic.
Lisa, Veterinary Technician
Tammy, Veterinary Technician
April 2012. Tammy has been with the clinic for the longest amount of time and now only works part-time, so you can find her here on the weekends! Tammy is our nature child of the group! She can be found hiking, exploring, scuba diving, and kayaking, usually with her two girls, Rumba and Cola, right by her side. When Tammy isn’t being cool and traveling the world, she’s hanging out close to home, and sometimes even at home with the girls and her kitty, Hugo. Tammy has a heart for all animals and enjoys being able to help while here at the clinic!
Sarah, Veterinary Technician
April 2016. Sarah is the laughing, smiling face you see when at Silverthorn! She was born in Augusta, Georgia, but has lived many places, including Hawaii due to her father being in the military. Sarah found her home in Florida during her middle school days. Sarah received her bachelor’s degree in integrative animal biology from the University of South Florida. She currently shares her time with her 5 pets; Leilani is a Chihuahua/Boston Terrier mix, Kai, a pitbull, and her 3 cats Kaleha, Keala, and Koa, who has cerebellar hypoplasia. In her spare time, Sarah likes to go to the beach, play video games, cosplay, and spend time with her Fiancé. Sarah is currently training to become an anesthesia nurse here and is certified as an accredited Medivet Stem cell and PRP Technician.
Samm, Lead Veterinary Technician, CVT
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Tatiana, Veterinary Technician
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Korena, Veterinary Technician
April 2022. Korena was born in Arizona and now calls Florida her home. Korena graduated high school in 2010 and became a Veterinary Assistant in 2011. Korena Graduated from Platt College in 2018 with her Associates in Science in VeterinaryTechnologyIn her spare time Korena loves to spend quality time with her 3 dogs, Roxy, and Riya.
Kalyn, Veterinary Receptionist
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