Meet our friendly staff at Long Lake Animal Hospital.
Dr. Andrew Hong has been providing complete veterinary care for Tampa, Lutz and the surrounding area since 1989. He attended Seoul National University, where he received his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine Degree as well as a Master of Science Degree in veterinary clinical science and internal medicine.
Dr. Seohye Park is originally from Seoul, South Korea. She received her doctorate in veterinary medicine from Konkuk University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2014. After this, she completed a year-long clinical rotation at Louisiana State University. Dr. Park enjoys all of the challenges that veterinary medicine has to offer, but she’s especially interested in dermatology, cardiology and internal medicine. Dr. Park believes one of the most important keys is client education. She tries to communicate more with clients and enjoys to give thorough information about their loving pets. In her free time, she loves traveling, playing golf and spending time with her hyper/energetic dog, Louise.
Charlotte started working for Dr. Hong in May of 2014. She has one dog, Scout, a Jack Russel/chihuahua mix. She is currently enrolled in the Veterinary Technology Program at HCC Plant City to become a licensed veterinary technician and pursue her bachelor’s in veterinary technology. Her ultimate goal is to work in a zoo or wildlife sanctuary and work with endangered animals.
My name is Mariah Hamilton, and I'm glad to be a part of the Animal Wellness team! I graduated in 2013 from HCC (an AVMA accredited college) with an A.S degree in veterinary technology. I have experience in working as a certified veterinary technician for four years, in different veterinary branches such as emergency, shelter, and private practice medicine. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with loved ones, walking/playing with my rescue dog, Brock, and going to the gym. I look forward to meeting you and your fur babies! Photo credited to Margaret Janicki of Margaret Janicki Photography.
Berlin started working for us in April 2017. She currently attends USF while studying Integrative Animal Biology. She hopes to go to vet school and become an exotic veterinarian. In her free time she enjoys sports, hiking, and caring for her 7 dogs, 5 cats and 3 horses.
Max’s passion for animals began at an early age. As soon as he was able, he began volunteering at animal shelters and veterinary clinics. It’s no shock he’s brought over 15 shelter animals into his home. In the spring of 2017 he began his career as a veterinary technician with Dr. Hong. Max currently attends the University of South Florida as an integrative animal biology major. He is pursuing veterinary medicine and hopes to attend LSU in the fall of 2018. When he’s not studying, Max is likely at the dog park with his Chihuahua, Ella.
Alissa started working for Dr. Hong in June 2017. She graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor's degree in Cell and Molecular Biology. She is currently applying to veterinary school. She hopes to become a veterinary pathologist and conduct research on cancer. She enjoys spending time with her two cats and traveling.
Vanessa started shadowing Dr.Hong in May of 2017 and was hired as a tech shortly after. She graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelors in Integrative Animal Biology. She has an interesting in exotic pets and hopes to become an exotic veterinarian.
Kyra Okin, a high school senior, interested in becoming a veterinary technician in the future. She has two Dutch bunnies (Noah and Vixen) and a puppy named Devin whom she spoils and loves with all her heart. In her free time you can find her at the pool competing in synchronized swimming, baking or reading a good book.