Dr. Laurie Walmsley
Dr. Laurie Walmsley is a native of Rhode Island. She received her D.V.M. degree from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1988 and completed an ECFVG Internship at Oklahoma State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1989. Dr. Walmsley moved to Florida in December, 1989 and has been in private practice since then.
Her beloved pets are ten rescued dogs (Trek, Tinker Bell, Brie, Dooley, Gunner, Lacey, Flash, Dolly, Kimber and Wesson), and one rescued cat (Bubba), all saved from traumatic injury. She also has two horses (Shadow Misty Morn and Rebel Only Quest) along with a barn full of pet chickens.
Dr. Walmsley’s hobbies include equestrian sports (she has been an equestrian since childhood), cooking and boating.
Donna – Business Office Manager
Donna joined Ashton Animal Clinic in February 2005 as the business office manager Originally from Pennsylvania, Donna has over thirty-five years experience in the accounting and customer service fields. When she is not busy at work, she enjoys reading, crocheting, and playing on her computer
Dion – Front Office
Dion joined Ashton Animal Clinic in September of 2009 as part of the receptionist staff. After 12 years as a client with Ashton with her pet lab Ellie, a career change was in order. Dion loves animals and helping others. In her free time she is a interior designer consultant for a furniture company in Sarasota. She shares her home with her husband Sam, and her Boxer Macy!
Stefan – Technician
Stef has worked for us for over fifteen years. He started out working in the kennel and worked his way to up to a technician. He mostly does appointments with Dr. Laurie, lab work, and medications.
Daniel – Technician
I joined Ashton Animal Clinic in August 2010. I work in the doggie daycare and kennel and enjoy spending time with the animals. I walk, bathe, feed, and play with the dogs. I enjoy bathing and grooming the dogs, making them clean and looking nice for their owners. I am looking forward to furthering my education and becoming a vet tech. I plan to attend the vet assisting course at the local technical school. Nothing is more rewarding than providing love and care to all animals. As a pet parent myself I provide care to all animals as if they were my own pet.
Carla – Head Technician
My name is Carla. I started at AAC in October 2011. I have worked in the veterinary/receptionist field since 2009. I was born and raised in Bradenton and just recently moved from there. I love animals but am especially partial to pit bulls. I was raised with animals all of my life from dogs to leopard geckos, including two chickens I rescued from my high school agriculture class.
Dylan – Kennel Team Manager
My name is Dylan. I have always wanted to work with animals. I own a German Shepard and a Min Pin.
Darion – Kennel Team
I am a member of the Kennel Team at Ashton as an Animal Care Assistant. I care for the animals by walking, feeding, bathing and socializing them. I was born in Sarasota and taken great pride in my work.
Brittany – Front Office
Hi, my name is Brittany. I love animals and working in the medical field. Working at Ashton allows me to be passionate and enjoy my job as an animal care assistant.
Keri – Front Office
I’m Keri. I’m originally from Pennsylvania and moved to Venice in 2012. In my spare time, I love to go to the beach, read and am a proud mother of my 14 year old cat Angel. I adopted her from the San Francisco Humane Society when she was 6 months old and she has lived in 3 different states with me. I am an avid animal lover!