Meet Our Team of Specialized Veterinarians & Support Staff
Dr. Javier Vicente, Owner/Veterinarian
Dr. Javier Vicente graduated from Auburn University in Alabama in 1992, the same year he moved to St. Petersburg, Florida, to begin an internship at Haines Road Animal Hospital. Shortly thereafter, he started practicing as a professional veterinarian at the clinic. In 1997, he became sole owner of the practice. Dr. Vicente is married and has two children, a dachshund mix and a dachshund, two cats, and a bird.
Dr. Katy Griffin, Veterinarian
Dr. Katy Griffin attended Auburn University in Alabama for undergrad and veterinary school. She graduated in 2007, moved to Clearwater, Florida, and has been working at Haines Road Animal Hospital since 2008. Dr. Griffin is the proud owner of a dachshund named Frank and a mixed breed dog named Rez.
Dr. Krista Dicksey, DVM
Dr. Krista Dicksey graduated from North Carolina State University in 2010. She practiced medicine in Alexandria, VA outside of Washington D.C. for three years prior to moving to Florida. Dr. Dicksey is married with a dog and a cat. Her Australian cattle dog's name is Abbey and her cat's name is Persephone.
-Education: North Carolina State University
-Special Interests: Pet dentistry and ophthalmology.
Dr. Rodrigo Rius, DVM
Dr. Rodrigo Rius graduated from University of Buenos Aires in 1996 and received his foreign certification from Iowa State University in 2002. He recently moved from Chicago, Illinois, where he practiced since graduation. Dr. Rius spent four years as a feline only practitioner from 2002-2006. Dr. Rius has been married since 1997 and has two sons, Luca and Sebastian. The family is completed by Madison, a rescued mixed breed, and Tiger, a rescued Domestic Shorthair cat.
-Education: University of Buenos Aires, Iowa State University
Kathy, Practice Manager
Erin, CVT, BAS, CVPM, Hospital Administrator
CVTs and Doctor Assistants
Tracy, Doctor Assistant
Lisa G., Certified Veterinary Technician, BAS
Catherine, Certified Veterinary Technician
Kat, Animal Care Assistant Supervisor
Debbie, Animal Care Attendant
Lisa, Animal Care Attendant
Calueghl, Animal Care Attendant
Helen, Surgery Assistant