Our Team


Cristy Spittler ~ manager (1994)

Cristy was born in Omaha Nebraska and moved to Florida with her mother, brother and step father in 1983. She spent her summers working in the family grooming shop in Stuart and shortly after completing high school moved to Worcester Massachusetts to manage Daltons Cherrywood Kennel. A year and a half later, Cristy moved back to Florida and came to Federal Animal Hospital in June of 1994. 


                Karin ~ The Head Technician (2002)

Karin graduated from Essex Agricultural and Technology Institute with an associates degree in animal health technology, and has been a veterinary technician since 1996. Karin has two children and three pets, a rescued greyhound, a spoiled chihuahua, and her shadow of a cat. When not working, Karin's hobbies consist of lifting heavy things; she is a strongman and power lifter, and teaches bootcamp classes at her gym!



James ~ Technician (2011)


Jean ~ Kennel TechNician/Office Assistant (2014)

Jean is native Floridian. She graduated from Martin County High School, and studied Outdoor Recreation at Unity College in Maine. She has worked at Federal Animal Hospital on and off since 1997. She shares a home, in  Stuart, with her father, and three cats.


Bobby ~ Technician (2013)

Bobby was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and graduated from Cleveland State University in 2013 with a bachelor's degree in Environmental Sciences and Psychology. He then moved to Florida, happily trading in the snow for the warm water. He welcomed his first son, Grayson, on 4-21-17, and it was the best life changing moment he has ever had.



Jen ~ Technician/Reception (2007)

Jen worked as a pharmacy technician for about 20 years before she transferred into veterinary care. She likes to read and go spend time at the beach.


Deanna ~ Kennel Technician (2017)

Deana has worked with animals for over 30 years. In her free time she likes to make Jewelry and crochet.


Gio ~ Technician (2014)

Gio was born in Miami. He started his first job at an animal hospital at the age of 15. He enjoys cooking,  gardening, and often brings in food for the hospital staff.


Lauren ~ (2006)

Kobi ~ Reception (2019)