Our Team

Cynthia Wetzel

Cynthia is a native of St. Augustine and a graduate of St. Joseph’s Academy. She has been a member of our team since 2010. Cynthia is also a Registered Radiology Technician. From a young age, Cynthia has had a great love of animals. As a child, she would volunteer to walk her neighbor’s dogs and has worked and lived on a farm. She has ridden horses for years, both for pleasure and competition. Cynthia is a skilled veterinary assistant/technician and a client service specialist. Cynthia is a vital piece in the smooth operation of the hospital. She also helps manage the hospital. In her spare time, Cynthia enjoys traveling, hiking and spending time with her fiancé Eldon and her German Wire Haired Pointer, Brenner.


Jeanie Day

Jeanie was born and raised in St. Augustine. She is a St. Augustine High School graduate. She is proud of her Menorcan heritage. Jeanie became a member of our team while attending St. Johns River State College in 1987. Jeanie is a highly skilled veterinary technician/assistant. She is a team leader. She has experience with all areas of the hospital. Jeanie has also accepted the role as a mentor/trainer to our new employees. She has a way of putting clients at ease when she is in the room. Jeanie and her husband Jim have been married since 1993 and they have two beautiful daughters, Jamie and Jennifer. Both of Jeanie’s daughters share her love of animals and both are also part of the Antigua family. In her spare time, she enjoys fishing, going to the beach and spending time with her family, especially her precious granddaughter, Brynlee .


Justin Moros

Justin was born in Bayshore, NY, but has lived in St. Augustine since he was 4 years old. Justin is a St. Augustine High School graduate. He has been a member of our team since 2005. He is a skilled veterinary assistant/technician where he enjoys forming lasting relationships with our clients and their pets. Animals respond well to his light-hearted, nurturing approach. His love of animals shows through on a daily basis and is the reason many clients ask for him by name. Justin has 2 sons, Gavin and Landon. He enjoys surfing, fishing and camping. Justin is a huge sports fan, in particular the New York Giants and New York Mets. He currently has 3 American Staffordshire Terriers, Goose, Henry and Miss Beef.

Jamie Day

Jamie was born and raised in St. Augustine and is a graduate of Matanzas High School. During high school, Jamie was selected to study abroad in China. She has been a member of our team since 2016. Jamie is a talented client care specialist and veterinary assistant. For as long as she can remember, Jamie has had a love for all animals. She enjoys pampering our clients and their pets. She is very skilled at reading animal behavior and sensing their needs. She pays great attention to detail to ensure all patients and boarding animals are clean and comfortable. Her positive attitude is infectious. In her spare time, Jamie loves spending time with her family, especially her adorable daughter, Brynlee. Jamie enjoys nature walks, spending time at the beach and snuggles with her fur baby Darla (Blue-Ticked Coonhound).

Amelia Wood

Amelia was born in Bloomington, Indiana.  She moved to St. Augustine in 2012.  Amelia has worked as a veterinary technician in Florida, North Carolina, Indiana and New Jersey.  She is a skilled veterinary assistant/technician.  Amelia has a kind, compassionate heart that is comforting to all our patients and their owners.  She goes through great lengths to take care of all our patient’s needs.  Amelia has three dogs, Silas (Labrador Retriever), Cain (Hound mix) and Mancho (Chihuahua).  In her free time she likes to kayak and hike with her dogs and spend time with her fiancé, Casey.

Casey Walters

Casey is a St. Augustine native. She has over 17 years experience in the veterinary field. Helping animals and caring for those in need are Casey’s true passions in life. Casey is a skilled veterinary assistant/technician. She is a huge asset to our team and a bright light, always with a cheery smile. Casey is a team player that is always up for a challenge and constantly going the extra mile. In Casey’s free time she enjoys spending time with her beautiful daughter Jaiden, fiancé Amelia and her Boxer Hattie.

Alyssa Dominguez

Alyssa was born in Rockford, Illinois and graduated from Muldrow High School in Oklahoma. Alyssa’s passion for animals started at a young age, from dogs to horses. When she was 14, a close family friend organized and started an animal rescue, and this is when Alyssa realized she wanted to devote her life to helping all animals. Alyssa moved to St. Augustine in 2020 and started working at a pet boarding resort. She joined the Antigua Veterinary Practice team in 2021 as one of our kennel/veterinary assistants. Alyssa has always loved helping any fur baby she meets. She takes care of all patients as if they are her own. All our boarders love all the attention and love Alyssa gives. In her free time, Alyssa enjoys spending time with her boyfriend, friends and all her fur babies. Fun fact: Alyssa’s favorite animal is a killer whale.

Amy Newman

Amy was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ. After graduating from the University of Arizona she moved to Chicago for 15 years where she met and married her husband and had 3 children. Amy moved to St. Augustine in 2004 and spent many years heavily involved in St. Johns County Schools serving as PTO President for 10 years at Ketterlinus Elementary School, 6 years as PTO President for Murray Middle School, IB Booster President for Pedro Menendez High School, serving PTO member for St. Augustine High School and Ponte Vedra High School Dance Team Athletic Treasurer. Amy is a true asset to Antigua as one of our receptionists. She welcomes everyone with a smile. She is a bright cheery light that keeps the front moving along efficiently all day. She has never met a stranger and makes everyone, especially our furry clients, feel like a VIP. Amy loves spending time with her family, friends and her fur baby Hancock (Schnauzer mix).

Ciara Timmons

Ciara has had a life-long love for animals. After graduating from Thomasville High School in Thomasville, GA, she attended the University of Georgia where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in animal science. After completing her schooling, she relocated to the beautiful city of St. Augustine, where she has called home since 2012. Before joining Antigua Veterinary Practice, she worked for 3 years at an emergency animal hospital as a veterinary technician/assistant. With her skill set, Ciara joined the practice in 2016 as a veterinary technician/assistant and receptionist. Ciara is a problem solver who is always upbeat and positive ready for any challenge the day brings. She looks forward to each new day of connecting with our clients and soaking in the love from all of our wonderful, furry patients. Ciara’s own furry family includes a pit mix, Ruffio, and a one-eyed Papillon, Lady.

Erika Metzger

Erika was born in Indiana. She attended Purdue University where she was on the dance team. Erika moved to Florida in 1998. She has been married to her husband Rob since 2004. They have two beautiful children, Skyler (16) and Colton (13). Erika has been extremely involved in the St. Augustine community through the years. She was a member of Junior Service League for 5 years and is currently an active sustainer. We are lucky to have Erika as one of our receptionists. She is always warm, caring and welcoming to all our clients while making sure all their needs are met. Erika has a deep love for all animals, and it shows everyday in her interactions with all who walk through our door. When Erika is not at the clinic, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, but especially watching her daughter dance competitively and her son play numerous sports. Erika has 3 fur babies she adores.

Jennifer Day

Jennifer was born and raised in St. Augustine. She currently lives in Palm Coast. Jennifer graduated from Daytona State College. She has had a passion for animals since a very young age and fell in love with her job as a veterinary assistant/technician very quickly. Jennifer is always there to help and jumps in wherever she is needed. She’s a team player and always puts clients first. When you can get Jennifer away from the clinic, she enjoys spending time with her fiancé, Josias, and her fur baby, Rocky. She also enjoys fishing, both inshore and offshore, and jet skiing.

Julia Montalbano

Julia was born and raised in Bedford, New Hampshire and graduated from Saint Michael’s College in Burlington, Vermont. Julia started her animal career as a marine mammal trainer working with a variety of species including dolphins, otters, birds and sharks. Her love for dogs, especially her own two dogs, Willow (mini Australian Shepard) and Jax (Yellow Labrador), brought her to the veterinary field as a veterinary assistant/technician. Julia brought with her a wealth of knowledge from her experience as a marine mammal trainer. She has a heart of gold and brings joy to the practice every day. Julia has set up roots in St. Augustine with her husband Zack and one year old daughter, Maisy. She loves spending time with her family, traveling to New England, and listening to country music.

Krystin Nelson

Krystin was born in Phoenix, Arizona, and has lived in numerous states. She now has resided in St. Augustine for 11 years. She has worked in the hospitality industry for 15 years and operated as a manager for 3 years. Helping people is second nature to Krystin. She enjoys assisting clients daily with a deep understanding that our client’s pets are their family. Krystin is patient and makes sure everyone is satisfied with their experience. She has been a proud pet owner since she was 3 years old and has a huge love for all animals. Krystin currently has a dog named Clyde and a cat named Montey Jack. In her spare time Krystin enjoys camping, traveling, and going to the beach, soaking up that sweet Florida sunshine.

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195 San Marco Ave
St. Augustine, FL 32084
904.824.1414 [tel.]
doctors@antiguavet.com [email]

Monday – Friday:
8:00 am to 5:30 pm
8:00 am to 12:00 pm