Jesse: Co-Laboratory/Kennel Supervisor
Jesse joined Dixie Animal hospital in September 2016 but has been working in the animal health industry for the past 6 years. Jesse is currently a Biology major at Miami-Dade College on his way to earning his nursing degree making him one step closer to achieving his M.D. In the past, he has volunteered at Friends Forever Rescue assisting with hospital care. He will stop at nothing to help all pets ill or injured. His unrestricted love and passion for animals keeps him motivated to move forward and overcome all obstacles. He owns two spoiled Labrador Retrievers name Leo and Lily. With his free time, Jesse enjoys reading, writing, and spending time with family and friends.
Jules, CVT: Co-Laboratory/Kennel Supervisor
Jules joined the Dixie Animal Hospital team in September 2014. Prior to joining Dixie Animal Hospital, Jules graduated from the Veterinary Technician program at Miami Dade College in July 2014. She has since earned the title of Certified Veterinary Technician; CVT. Jules became an Assistant Laboratory/Kennel Supervisor in October 2020. Her passion for animals has been her driving factor in pursuing veterinary medicine. In the past, she has volunteered with the Cat Network, assisting them with their Meow Mobile. Jules also spent time volunteering at Zoo Miami with the children's Summer Camp program. She owns one Boston terrier named Dexter who is extremely spoiled, but hopes to bring more Boston terriers into her life in the future. With her free time, Jules enjoys spending quality time with her friends and family, reading, and going to concerts. She enjoys traveling to far-away lands such as Ireland, and hopes to continue to travel in the future, particularly to her dream destination, Italy.
Alexis: Co-Assistant Laboratory/Kennel Supervisor
Alexis has been a veterinary nurse for 3 years and loves how rewarding it is to help care for other people’s furry family members. She recently began working with Dixie Animal Hospital in February of 2019. Alexis was born and raised in Miami. Animals have been her passion for as long as she can remember; she has worked with and helped raise several exotic animals including primates, reptiles, and big cats such as lions, tigers, jaguars, and even ligers. Currently Alexis has a dog named Nala and 2 cats named Camo and Aurora who are extremely spoiled. In her free time Alexis enjoys boating, fishing, or anything outdoors.
Arianna began working in the veterinary field in 2015. She attended FIU for Psychology & Biology before switching to MDC. She eventually wants to attend Veterinary School at the University of Florida and become a Veterinarian specializing in Wildlife. When she is not studying, she enjoys drawing, painting, writing (fiction & comics), Kayaking, and baking. She has four cats Kokoro, Yeager, Jambalaya, and Shiva and two dogs Buddy a Labrador and Snow an American Bulldog mix.
Finesse joined the Dixie Animal Hospital team in March 2021. Finesse has had a passion and love for animals since childhood, with her first pet being a rabbit and her first dog being a Neapolitan Mastiff. Finesse has been working in the animal industry for two years and within the first year, she became very fond of chihuahuas. Finesse is currently attending Miami Dade College to earn her BSN degree. Her goal is to become a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in the near future and has dreams of starting an animal-related service business further down the road. Finesse has two very spoiled lovable pet dogs, Jelanie (American Bulldog), and Chase (Patterdale Terrier) and she loves cuddling with them when she goes home. When she's not studying, she enjoys spending time with family and close friends, learning kanji, reading non-fiction books, attending concerts of underground musicians, and traveling. She loves visiting her grandfather's home island, the Andros, Bahamas, and would like to pay a visit to eastern Asian countries someday.
Katie Johnson has spent her life hoping to become a veterinarian. She is currently a double major in natural sciences and psychology on a pre-vet track at FIU. She was a dance team member at FIU while also performing as a dance acro and gymnastics coach. Katie has two adopted kitties; Moshi and Stormie. She also has a dachshund named Bettina and a red nose pitty named Lola. She loves to spend time with family and travel; eating all types of delicious foods along the way.
Veronica has been a part of the Dixie team since August 2021. She has had a love and admiration for animals since a very young age. Her career began when she volunteered at Zoo Miami as a Conservation Teen Scientist in high school, and from there she continued in the zoo field for 5 years. Veronica graduated from Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo with a Zoo Animal Technology degree in 2020. She is the proud parent of two fur children, Flash and Tigress, which she adopted from Dixie, and hopes for many more fur babies. In her free time, she likes to spend time with family, watch movies, and partake in any outdoor activities (volleyball, going to the everglades, Fairchild). Veronica is a huge Disney fan and likes to travel to Orlando as much as possible. Her dream would be to travel to all Disney theme parks across the world.
Marcus joined the Dixie family in February 2022. Having graduated from FIU with his BA in spring of that year, he is currently working on his final steps before applying to FIU’s OT Master’s program. He loves dogs and cats of all shapes, sizes, and breeds and loves treating every pet he sees as though they were his own. He owns a lovable beagle mix named Peaches. During his free time, Marcus enjoys exercising, watching movies, and spending quality time with his girlfriend.
Veronica Serrat was born and raised in Miami to Cuban parents. Her close family calls her Mussy; similar to how in Cuban Spanish a cat is called over using the term 'misu'. She has always loved and respected animals since she was able to walk. Veronica has always been interested in the veterinary field, but didn't think it was a possibility for her. Exploring the veterinary field has opened her eyes to the possibilies in the industry. Outside of the clinic, Veronica enjoys outdoor activities, traveling, weight lifting and running. She is currently attending Miami Dade College through their veterinary technology program.
Lexie Van Diest is a graduate of FIU, currently pursuing a masters in Animal Health and Behavior. She has several years of veterinary experience through various wildlife facilities. She aspires to be a wildlife veterinarian and is actively pursuing that passion. She loves to spend time with her very good boy Pip; full name Piperton Fredrickson the First. Lexie and Pip enjoy their days off at the beach and the dog parks.
Jesselyn Dominguez has been with Dixie Animal Hospital for 1 year. While attending highschool at Coral Reef, she combined her medical academy background with her love of animals to explore the veterinary industry. Jesselyn has graduated from FIU with a Bachelor's in Biology and hopes to pursue a doctorate of veterinary medicine soon. She has a passion for caring for animals including previous work with dog rescues. Jesselyn's hobbies include roller skating, reading and drawing.