Dr. Gerald Johnson, DVM
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
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 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 for amphibians and reptiles. Call today to set up your appointment to come meet Dr. Pyle and have your pets seen!
Rabeka, Office Manager
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 13 years and has several certifications in the field. She has obtained her Associates in Veterinary Technology, member of the Veterinary Hospital Managers Association, Fear Free Certification, OSHA certification, FEMA certification, as well as the Silver Presidential award for Volunteer hours and the Board of Commissioners appreciation letter. She is currently enrolled in school to earn her Bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Hospital Management and her CVPM. 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 and Titan her fur children. While at the clinic, it will be hard to miss Rabeka’s bubbly spirit and happy personality!
Cassy, CVT, Lead Veterinary Technician
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; 4 cats, Pepper, Penny, Tate, and Jezebel, and 2 dogs, Russell, a bearded collie mix, and
Benji the Shih Tzu. In her free time, Cassy loves to read and cook (always bringing us delicious
baked goods, of course). Although Cassy has considered specialization within her degree, she has
no plans set in stone, and is enjoying living life to the fullest each and every day!
Kelsey, Veterinary Technician and Reproduction Nurse
Kelsey was originally born in Kissimmee Florida, but was raised in Chattanooga Tennessee. Kelsey
has three, four legged babies, Chevelle, an American Staffordshire terrier, Oreo, A German
shepherd mix, and Ivanna (or funky monkey) a Silky Terrier. In her free time, Kelsey enjoys photography, hiking, cooking, sports (GO NOLES!), and spending time with her family. Kelsey has also been known to rehab opossums and other wildlife, especially opossum babies. In Chattanooga, Kelsey worked as a nurse in an emergency and specialty animal clinic, spent almosttwo 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 for her local animal shelter. In August of 2015, life brought her and her husband to Brooksville Florida, and she found her homeaway from home at Silverthorn. Kelsey has certifications in pet nutrition and pet loss counseling,fear free certification, and plans on finishing school for her certification and license in canine rehabilitation and hydrotherapy. She hopes to continue learning and spreading her knowledge with others while at the clinic!.
Bonnie, Reproduction Specialist
Bonnie has been involved with Labradors most of her life, working with them in obedience, hunting, conformation, and breeding since 1988. Bonnie's puppies can be found across the country and in Canada. They have aspired to greatness with Specialty placement, Champions, Therapy dogs, Search & Rescue, and much more. Most notable are her 1995 #4 ranked Labrador/#1 ranked chocolate Labrador in Canada and her bitch's daughter was one of the Search and Rescue dogs in NYC after 9/11. Her first chilled semen breeding was in 1994 resulting in 10 puppies, repeating that in 1995, again resulting in 10 puppies! Throughout this time she has learned the importance of testing, timing, and the need to keep up with the many tools available to help have a successful breeding program!
Lisa , Veterinary Technician
Lisa has been fostering and relocating abandoned animals (wildlife included) for many years,she started working at Silverthorn Animal to further her education in the industry. She has her AA and started on her prerequisites toward a degree in zoology. Lisa has been supporting herself for the past 8 years as a Professional Photographer; she has recently created a full spread calendar of her pets! Lisa has many interests,one being nutrition for animals and will soon be learning more about it. Our clients have been known to call her the Resident Cat Lady of Silverthorn Animal Clinic.
Sarah, Veterinary Technician
Sarah is our newest edition to the Silverthorn team! 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 high school days. She is currently enrolled in school at the University of South Florida where she will be graduating with her bachelor’s degree in integrative animal biology. Sarah currently shares her time with her three pets; Leilan is a Chihuahua/Boston Terrier mix, Kaleha, who is a Siamese/ragdoll mix, and Koa, who is a Maine coon (and also has cerebellar hypoplasia). In her spare time, Sarah likes to go to the beach, play video games, and spend time with her Fiancé. Sarah’s plans for the future include becoming a wildlife rehabilitator and helping injured or abandoned animal recover and be released back into the wild.
Emily, Lead Receptionist
When you first arrive at Silverthorn, most likely you will see Emily’s smiling face! In February of 2016, life and love brought her to Florida. A Charlotte, NC native, Emily has experience as an admissions receptionist at her local college and front desk at a 24 hour Emergency Animal hospital. Emily also has her Bachelors of Science degree. A long way from Charlotte, NC, Emily found her place here at the clinic. Emily plans on continuing to live life to the fullest, and hopefully buy a house and start a family in the next 5 years!
Tanya Powers, Receptionist
Davanie Green, Veterinary Technician
Taylor Jordan Veterinary Assistant
Crystal Maki, Veterinary Technician
Chantalle Milledge, Veterinary Technician
Stella, Patient Care Advocate
Stella has found herself a prime piece of real estate here at the clinic! She spends her days making sure the counters are good to lay on, the chairs are soft and squishy, and there is plenty of food in her bowl. Stella also makes sure everyone has enough love to give to all the patients that come in each and everyday. Stella is a sweet girl with A LOT of personality.