Dr. David Wempe, D.V.M., Veterinarian
Years in Practice: 28
David accomplished his undergraduate work in animal science while attending Louisiana State University. In 1990, David received his doctorate from Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation, David moved to Kentucky and worked nearly ten years. In Kentucky, David practiced farm and companion animal medicine. David’s interests expanded into dentistry and surgery of the companion animal. He has four children, two dogs, and two cats. David enjoys playing golf, wood working, hanging with family, watching LSU sports, and his dogs.
Dr. Stacy Driscoll Wempe, D.V.M., Veterinarian
Years in Practice: 28
Stacy accomplished her undergraduate work from Northeast Louisiana University concentrating her studies in science and business. In 1990, Stacy received her doctorate degree from Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine. Moving to Kentucky with her husband after graduation, she practiced companion animal medicine throughout the state. Stacy and her husband have four children and many pets. She enjoys working with her husband, being a mom, family, friends, and church. Stacy wants to thank the community for trusting her and her husband with the care of their special pet companions.
Dr. Alejandra Navarro, D.V.M.
Years in Practice: 14
Dr. Navarro was born and raised on the beautiful island of Puerto Rico. She then attended Iowa State University where she obtained her Bachelor’s in Animal Ecology. She then graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Navarro has a strong interest in preventative care, internal medicine, and emergencies. She loves to spend time with her fur babies at home, attending concerts, and traveling.
Christopher Cifuentes, Practice Manager
Years in Practice: 13
Chris grew up in Miami, Florida living with different animals throughout his childhood. He started his veterinary career as a technician in 2008. Through the years his skills as a technician grew, and he became a trainer for nearby veterinary hospitals. Then in 2012 he became a Practice Manager and collaborated with many different doctors and veterinary professionals across the company’s locations. With years of experience, he is continuing to expand his knowledge at Spring Hill Animal Clinic.
Outside of his position, Chris loves spending time with his family and fur-family. He also takes pleasure in outdoor activities like fishing, scuba diving, sports, and enjoys traveling for new experiences.
Years in Practice: 11
Vickie Schenk came to Florida from West Virginia 25 years ago working as a Government Contract Liaison. Moving to Florida she sat in the State Attorney’s Office as a Legal Secretary and then onto to the nursing field prior to joining the team here at Spring Hill Animal Clinic. Vickie’s skills have centered around communication, liaison abilities, and a compassionate job ethic. Vickie enjoys doing obedience work with her German Shepherds on the weekends.
Years in Practice: 15
Yolanda started out in the Veterinary Field in 2004 working as a receptionist and was quickly moved up to her true calling to work as a Veterinary Technician. She is a proud mother of 2 beautiful children and enjoys spending her time with her family and outdoor activities. Yolanda has been with Spring Hill Animal Clinic since September 2012, her sense of humor keeps the work environment upbeat and positive
Dede Borth, C.V.T
Years in Practice: 8
Originally from Plymouth, CT, Dede moved to Florida in 2009 and began working at Spring Hill Animal Clinic in 2016. Dede has been in the Veterinary field since 2011. She graduated from St. Petersburg College with her associate degree in Veterinary Technology. Shortly after graduating she became a Certified Veterinary Technician. She also became a Certified Ultrasound Technician through Oncura. When she’s not working, Dede enjoys horseback riding and spending time with her fur babies. Her fur babies are Peaches her Appendix Quarter Horse, 4 cats- Twixx, Dash, Luna and Maverick, 2 guinea pigs- Elijah and Chewy, a cockatiel named AWOL and a Uromaystx named Charmander.
Joli Smith, C.V.T
Years in Practice: 19
Joli moved from Iowa to Florida in 2017. She received her associate’s degree in veterinary technology from Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, IA in 2001 and has been working in the veterinary field since. When she is not working she enjoys outdoor activities and spending time with her 2 Boxers Gunner and Trixie, and Yorkie Lacie.