Our Team

Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

We are proud to offer personalized pet care for the residents of Micanopy, Gainesville, Ocala, and the surrounding communities.

Molly Pearson

DVM

Dr. Molly Pearson has been caring for Gainesville area pets since graduating from the University of Florida School of Veterinary Medicine in 1988. During that time, she worked at Gainesville Animal Hospital for 4 years and Magnolia Animal Hospital in Ocala for 8 years. In 2000, she opened her own practice in scenic Micanopy, FL, and has been enjoying the clientele and their animals ever since. Dr. Pearson has a special interest in rabbits, reptiles, and canine reproduction. At home, she lives with 2 dogs, 3 cats, and several tortoises. With ties to both Alachua and Marion counties, she feels strongly about supporting local businesses and looks forward to furthering that relationship with the community and their pets for many years to come.

Kelly Berisha

DVM

Dr. Kelly Berisha moved from Sarasota, FL to Gainesville in 2001 to attend the University of Florida. She earned her undergraduate degree in Animal Sciences with honors in 2004 and graduated from UF veterinary school with honors in 2008. She has practiced in the Gainesville area since that time. Dr. Berisha enjoys all aspects of private practice, but her areas of special interest include dentistry and feline medicine.

She lives in Gainesville with her husband Mark, her two young children, Kol (age 4) and Kira (age 2), as well a pair of sweet old cats (Sissy and Pod Cat). Her favorite things about living in this area are the wide open spaces, the friendly local culture, and being at the heart of the Gator Nation. In her free time she enjoys gardening, traveling to historic cities, local festivals, and doing anything outdoors.

Isis Sánchez

DVM, MS, DACVS, cVMA, Diplomate American College of Veterinary Surgeons

Dr. Sanchez is pleased to perform specialty surgery at Micanopy Animal Hospital. She enjoys all aspects of surgery. Her chief areas of interest are plastics and reconstruction, oncologic surgery, wound management, urologic surgery, and cardio-thoracic surgery. Dr. Sánchez is certified in Veterinary Medical Acupuncture and has extensive training in rehabilitation therapy and therapeutic massage.

Dr. Sánchez enjoys hiking, backpacking, reading, fencing, swimming, and rowing. She has hiked on all the major mountains along the Cascade Range.

Sarah Clyde

Practice Manager, Fear Free Certified Professional

Sarah has been the Practice Manager at MAH since 2013. She has a background in equine management and degrees in business management and psychology. Sarah has a love of all animals and a true passion for people. Sarah thinks that her role in the practice is to help in supporting the human/animal bond. She says, “I think that pets are one of our greatest forms of stress relief in today’s fast paced world and coming home to them healthy and happy is one of life’s greatest joys.” Her biggest goal for MAH is to find ways to make caring for your pets more affordable, while at the same time helping to give you and your pets the best experience possible. Originally from central Michigan, Sarah has loved getting used to a warmer climate and is enjoying settling into her new home in Newberry, FL. She has a few horses on her property, 2 very active Australian Shepherds named Dally and Riley, and a rescue kitty named Rafiki. They all keep her busy in her occasional moments away from the hospital.

Misty Tate

Head Veterinary Receptionist

Growing up on a farm has given Misty the passion for animals and their welfare. She has since then taken an interest in volunteering with the county shelter and helping out rescue cats and dogs as much as she can. Before coming to MAH a few years ago, Misty attended Santa Fe College, majoring in Animal Sciences. She rescued her own dog named Comet through MAH and she also has a cat named Autumn at home. Misty is a licensed nail technician and esthetician and enjoys doing nails as a creative outlet in her spare time.

Lisa

Receptionist

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Chelsea

Receptionist

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Lisa

Receptionist

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Tammy

Receptionist

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Candice Tyson

Head Technician, Fear Free Certified Technician

Originally from Florida, Candice moved into the area to be closer to the University of Florida to attend school. She now resides in Hawthorne with her two dogs (Skillet and Jenna), two cats (Tim and David), and a turtle named Amarillo. Although she does not currently own a horse, she greatly enjoys working with them. Her interests include reading and working with animals, large and small, whether they slither or crawl. In the future, she hopes to pursue a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine with a specialization in mixed animal practice.

Cassy

Surgery Technician

Cassy is one of our most senior technicians and a very trusted surgery tech. She has been working at Micanopy Animal Hospital for 8 years now. She has proven to be a very valued tech with a very caring attitude toward our patients and their owners. Cassy lives in Cross Creek and has a very beautiful little girl who keeps her very busy. In her spare time she loves being outside and has a few dogs of her own to care for at home.

Brittany

Surgery Technician

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Connie

Fear Free Certified Surgery Technician

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Nicole

Fear Free Certified Technician

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Victoria

Veterinary Technician

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Melissa

Veterinary Technician

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Kayla

Veterinary Technician

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Kim Munoz

Kennel Manager

Kim has many years of experience as a professional kennelman. She has raised AKC White German Shepherds and Registered Rat Terriers. Kim’s spare time is spent training and working with a pack of 50 American Foxhounds that she helps to care for as well as kayaking, jewelry making, and painting. She loves being outside and traveling and has had the chance to live in 9 different states. Kim has been working for MAH as our Kennel Manager for over 3 years now and has really taken ownership of making sure that your pets feel like our hospital is their second home. Kim says, “My goal as Kennel Manager is to make sure that every pet that stays here fells safe, secure, and loved while in our care. I take their well-being very seriously just as I do for my own dogs and cats.”

Kimberly

Kennel Technician

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