Laurie Jones, DVM – Veterinarian & Practice Owner
Dr. Jones graduated from the University Of Florida College Of Veterinary Medicine in 1994. After graduating she interned in South Florida and then worked as an associate veterinarian before founding Hilltop Animal Hospital in 2000. In her free time, Dr. Jones enjoys her many pets including horses, miniature donkeys, rabbits, cats and dogs.
Dr. Trotter – Associate Veterinarian
Dr. Trotter graduated from Ross University of Veterinary medicine in 2010. After graduating she worked in a few different hospitals where she worked with large and small animals and some exotics. Dr. Trotter, after moving to Lake City, joined our practice in October 2016. She integrates homeopathic medicine into her treatments and has a love of surgery and internal medicine. In her free time, Dr. Trotter enjoys her bulldogs, raising her son, and helping her family with their restaurant, Phish Heads.
Brianne – Client Services
Brianne joined our team October 2017.
Lisa – Client Services
Lisa rejoined our client services team March 2017. Lisa loves interacting with clients and patients. Lisa spends her free time with her 2 dogs, 3 children and cats.
Alex – Kennel Manager
Alex rejoined our team in October. She has been managing a kennel in the St. Augustine.
Georgia – Office Manager/Lead Technician/Bookkeeper
Georgia has been a Veterinary Technician at Hilltop since 2009, and worked as a technician since 2003. Her experience includes working at UF College of Veterinary Medicine Small Animal Hospital as an Intensive Care Technician and working for an Equine Veterinarian in Ocala. She took classes in Veterinary Technology through St. Petersburg College. Georgia is currently working towards her BS degree in Accounting. Georgia enjoys spending her free time outdoors with her family and four legged friends.
Chris – Tech
Chris joined the Hilltop team in July 2016, after moving to High Springs with his family from Alaska. Chris is currently working towards his degree in Animal Science with aspirations of become a Large Animal/Equine Vet. He spends his free time on his farm with his goats, chickens, dogs, cat and his wife and 8 year old daughter. Chris has experience with large and small animals.
Christie – Tech
Christie started working at Hilltop Animal Hospital in Feb. 2016, when she and her husband moved to the area from the south. She is a native Floridian and has been a Veterinary Technician for 36 years. Christie has bred and shown champion Boxers and English Labradors under the kennel name Fanta-C Boxers and Labradors, as well as showing and breeding Appaloosas. Proud owner of the 1974 world Reining Horse, Champion High Hand Jag. Christie enjoys kayaking, horse back riding, gardening and her small farm of 40 plus chickens, 2 boxer dogs, and 2 rescue horses.
Corie – Tech
Corie joined our Hilltop team in July 2016 as a kennel technician, and enjoys giving our canine and feline friends extra love while they are here. She was born and raised in Lancaster, PA and relocated to Fort White, FL in 2016. She has one year of previous experience in the animal field, and completed a Vet Assistant program in 2012. Corie has two adorable dogs named Daisy and Luna. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, video gaming, and walking her dogs at the dog park.
Emily joined our team August 2017.
Josh started working as a Veterinary Technician at Hilltop Animal Hospital November 2015. He graduated from Santa Fe High School with his certificate in veterinary assisting. He enjoys fishing during his free time, including his lunch breaks.