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)

James has been working in the veterinary field since . He has a daughter named Isla Mae and two dogs. He is currently studying to become a master diver.


Natasha ~ Technician (2014)

Natasha has worked with animals her entire life and has a daughter named Ivy.


Heather ~ Reception (2015)

Heather is a born Floridian through and through. Born in Palm Beach Gardens, she loves horses, boating, and fishing. She has worked at Banfield on and off for twelve years before becoming part of the FAH family.

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.


Shannon ~ Reception (2016)

Shannon has worked in the veterinarian business since 2000. As a true Florida girl does, she lives life to the fullest fishing, four wheeling, horseback riding, airboating, ocean-boating, and just hanging out at the sandbar. 


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.


Sandy ~ Reception (2004)

Sandy was born and raised in Florida, she lists her hobbies as "my children, grandchildren and my labradors. She graduated from Martin County High School in 1971 and over the years has taken computer classes at IRSC.  She has worked with animals most of her adult life, and has volunteered with the Southeastern Guide Dogs for the last 23 years. Sandy has 2 children (Tom and Shannon), 1 husband (Tom,) and lots of grandkids!

Amy ~ Reception (2017)

Originally from New York, Amy moved to Florida in 2016. She has worked as an office manager and reception technician in veterinarian medicine since 2005. She loves going on trips to the beach and Disney with her three kids!


Lauren Jaffe ~ Kennel Technician/ Office Assistant

Lauren is currently in college for a bachelors in photography, and comes back to help around the office when she can. She has a cat named Sjin that she loves dearly, and couldn't find a photograph of herself without him in it!