Dr. Shelley Jensen Veterinarian and Clinic Owner
Dr. Jensen is a 1995 graduate of Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine and in the spring of 2002 opened Hyde Park Veterinary Clinic. Dr. Jensen has a special interest in canine behavior and training, nutrition, and animal welfare. Dr. Jensen is a trip leader for World Vets, an NGO that provides spay/neuter services and veterinary aid in developing countries. Dr. Jensen lives around the corner from the clinic with her husband, Chris. They have 4 dogs, Antonella, Micro, Shorty and Suki. Dr. Jensen also has an African grey parrot that she has had for 25 years, as well as 2 parakeets, 3 large tortoises and a koi pond. In her spare time, Dr. Jensen enjoys scuba diving, paddle-boarding, and adventure travel.
Dr. Melissa Mueller
Dr. Mueller is a 1999 graduate of Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine and practiced for 7 years near Washington D.C before joining Hyde Park Veterinary Clinic in 2006. Dr. Mueller has a special interest in integrative medicine and specifically herbal medicine. She has advanced training in herbal therapy and is a Certified Veterinary Herbalist. Dr. Mueller recently moved across the bridge to St. Pete with her fiancé, Jayme and her dog Luna. Luna was a street dog in the Dominican Republic until Dr. Mueller rescued her in 2013. In her spare time, Dr. Mueller enjoys traveling, scuba diving, cycling, kayaking, art, and gardening.
Dr. Chrysa Dunser
Dr. Dunser is a 1999 graduate of Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine and has practiced in Florida since then. She is a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist and believes in treating the patient, not just the disease. Dr. Dunser has been providing her services part time to HPVC since 2003, and officially joined our team as our third veterinarian in 2012. Dr. Dunser shares her home on Davis Island with her husband, two children, their dog Max, their cat Cin Cin, their pet rat Noodle, and 3 Silkie chickens. In her free time, Dr. Dunser enjoys snorkeling, yoga, and other outdoor adventures.
Dr. Erinne Haff
Dr. Erinne Haff is a recent graduate from the Atlantic Veterinary College at the University of Prince Edward Island in Canada and joined Hyde Park Veterinary Clinic in May 2016. Dr. Haff has a special interest in rehabilitation and sports medicine, as well as canine and feline behavior. Dr. Haff is originally from Jackson, Missouri. She shares her home with her boyfriend and her cat, Henry. In her spare time, Dr. Haff enjoys playing tennis, going to the gym, traveling, and watching movies.
Preston is a long time resident of Florida and graduated from the Veterinary Technology Program at St. Petersburg College in 2004. She worked for many years as a Certified Veterinary Technician before joining HPVC in December 2013. In December of 2017 Preston earned her Bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Technology from St. Petersburg College and is now pursuing her certification as a veterinary Practice Manager. When she isn’t busy managing our team, she spends her time rehabilitating and fostering rescue dogs, and caring for her dog, Dottie, and her cat, Stephen Colbert.
Certified Veterinary Technician
Sara earned her Bachelor of Science from the University of the South and has been working at HPVC since the practice opened in 2002. She earned her CVT from the St. Petersburg Veterinary Technology Program in 2004. Her dedication to her profession is evident through the continuing education she pursues and she recently achieved her Low Stress Handling Certification. Sara is one of our lead surgery and dental technicians. She shares her home with her two cats, Maizy and Milly.
Head Technician, Certified Veterinary Technician
Sarah became a Certified Vet Technician in 2010 after completing the Veterinary Technology Program at Hillsborough Community College. During her time at a large referral hospital, Sarah worked in a variety of specialty departments including emergency, intensive care and surgery, and she pursued advanced training in veterinary anesthesia. Sarah joined HPVC in May 2015 and recently accepted the position as our head technician. She has volunteered internationally a number of times with World Vets, an NGO that provides veterinary care to underserved areas in the world. She recently earned her certification in Low Stress Handling. Sarah spends her free time volunteering for Passion for Pits Rescue and hopes to one day expand upon her childhood passion for horses and become involved in equine rehabilitation.
Keleigh earned an Associate of Arts from Jacksonville Community College in 1992, followed by a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from FSU in 1994, and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from USF in 1996. She has worked in the veterinary field since 1991 including positions in zoos, private practices and emergency clinics. She joined HPVC in April 2008 and currently holds the position of medical scribe. Keleigh shares her home with her Chihuahua, Phillie.
After moving to Tampa from Wisconsin in 2004, Amanda completed an associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology from St. Petersburg College. She worked as a technician for a number of years before joining our team in August 2012. She is cross trained to help in all areas of the hospital and we rely on her expertise in multi-tasking, as well as her ability to assist with our most anxious canine and feline patients. Amanda is certified in Low Stress Handling and she continues to educate herself on recent advancements in veterinary medicine. She shares her home with her 2 cats, Momma Kitty and Pixie.
Jorel is a native Floridian and had worked in the hospitality industry before switching careers and joining our team in 2012. He works as a veterinary technician and as our inventory manager. His willingness to go above and beyond for both his co-workers and patients is a huge asset to the HPVC team. Jorel recently earned his certification in Low Stress Handling. He is involved in wildlife rehabilitation and often takes on the duties of caring for orphaned baby squirrels, which has resulted in many saved lives and successful releases. His backyard is home to a large tortoise, a koi pond, and he is often visited by the adult squirrels whose lives he helped save. He shares his home with his three dogs, Mason, Brody and Penny, and his cat, Millie.
Jason moved to Tampa from Ireland when he was 8 years old and began working in the veterinary field at the age of 17. Jason joined the HPVC team in early 2015 and has excelled in client education as a lead exam room technician. He is our resident photographer and his “pet of the day” posts on our Facebook page have quickly become a favorite of clients. He shares his home with two cats, Reba and Rupert.
Cory is a native to Florida and has been working in the veterinary field since 2003. In addition to his many valuable contributions as a veterinary technician, he also manages the clinic’s website and operates his own business selling custom made collectible toys. He shares his home with 2 cats and 2 dogs.
Certified Veterinary Technician
Gina earned her bachelor’s degree from USF in 2015 and recently became certified in Veterinary Technology from St. Petersburg College. She joined our team in September 2016 and is planning to apply to veterinary school in the near future. Her work ethic and obvious love for animals has been a great addition to our group, and we look forward to her continued growth in the veterinary field. She lives with her family, her dog named Swiper, and 3 cats.
Mandy is a native to Florida and has been working in the veterinary field since 2012. She came to our clinic as a veterinary technician in September 2017 and has already become a valuable member of our team. She has always shared a strong connection with animals and spends most of her free time caring for her 2 horses and her two dogs Atlas & Raleigh.
Certified Veterinary Technician
Anya was born in Russia and moved to America as a young child. She first started working with animals when she volunteered with an animal rescue while in high school. Since then, she has studied at USF and eventually graduated from Hillsborough Community College in May 2017. She officially earned her certification in Veterinary Technology in August 2017. Anya joined the HPVC team in September 2017 and has become a valued member of our group. She lives in Tampa with her rabbit and 3 cats.
Front Desk Manager
Tessa is originally from Michigan and moved to Tampa Bay in 2008 after spending 5 years in the Washington D.C. area. She has been working in the veterinary field since 2004 and joined HPVC in April 2015. Tessa is currently our front desk manager and her invaluable experience on the front lines of veterinary medicine allows our doctors to successfully accommodate as many of our patients as possible each day. Tessa’s furry family includes her 3 cats, Bella, Chino and Daysie.
Mai was born in Japan, and lived in Atlanta before moving to Tampa in 2016. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Kennesaw State University and hopes to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. She joined our team in November 2016 and has been a quick study in navigating the responsibilities of the front desk staff. She shares her home with 2 dogs, 4 cats and a turtle.
David was born in Miami and moved to the Tampa area in October 2017. He joined our team as a receptionist and has proved to be a integral part of our group. David has worked in the veterinary field for 14 years and brings with him excellent client and patient care experience. He lives in Tampa with his girlfriend and 3 cats.