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Our Doctors & Support Team at Lakeland Animal Clinic

Our team makes up for its small size with large quantities of skill, work ethic, and heart. Being trusted with your pet’s care is the highest privilege we can think of and we couldn’t see ourselves doing anything else. If you’re new to the area or just new to our practice, we invite you to peruse our bios and get to know us a little better before your first visit! Give us a call today at (863) 688-3338.

Dr. Rachel Pratt Regional Medical Director

Dr. Rachel Pratt received her undergraduate degree in animal biology and first master’s degree in animal nutrition at the University of Florida.  She received an additional master’s degree and advanced to candidacy for her doctorate degree in genetics/proteomics at the University of California-Davis.  Dr. Pratt went to veterinary school at Ross University and did her clinical year at North Carolina State University. She then received an MBA in international business summa cum laude from Louisiana State University- Shreveport and started her own nonprofit merging human and animal medicine while helping those less fortunate to receive proper medical care. Her clinical interests include both feline and canine internal medicine and surgery as well as “pocket pet” exotic species such as rodents, rabbits, reptiles, and birds.  The only animals she will not see are primates.

Dr Pratt lives with her husband and two children.  When she isn’t busy practicing veterinary medicine, Dr. Pratt enjoys spending time with her family, participating in triathlons, and traveling around the world.

Dr. Patricia Kyle Veterinarian

Dr. Kyle joined the LAC family in January of 2020. She attended California State University San Bernardino, where she earned her bachelor of science in biology, then later graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. Dr. Kyle was born in New Hampshire, but spent most of her time in Southern California. In 2017, Dr. Kyle and her family moved to Florida to be closer to her extended family. She enjoys traveling, making crafts, baking, reading, and spending time with family. Dr. Kyle has one silver Bengal cat named Gabby and an Island Mix named Roxy. She enjoys the human-animal bond and being able to make a difference in the lives of her patients.

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Teresa Practice Manager

Teresa attended Louisiana State University and Bel Rea Institute of Animal Technology and has an Associate in Animal Science degree. Given that Teresa and her husband Buddy are pet parents to three Dachshunds, she appreciates and values the human-animal bond. Teresa loves having the opportunity to educate clients on how to best care for their pets. Teresa came to our wonderful city of Lakeland from Shreveport, Louisiana. She joined our team because she witnessed the high quality of medicine we practice and the family atmosphere among team members that also extends to our clients. In her free time, Teresa enjoys reading, kayaking, swimming, and kick boxing.

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Chrissy Veterinary Technician

Chrissy is a true local from Polk City, Florida that loves anything to do with the outdoors. Chrissy fits right in with our animal-loving team with 9 dogs of her own. Chrissy’s calm and caring nature always puts your patients and clients at ease. She loves being challenged every day and is always looking to grow and learn more about animal medicine. Chrissy enjoys spending time with her husband and children. She is also proud Nonny to 7 wonderful grandchildren.

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Morgan Veterinary Technician

Working with animals of all kinds, is what brought Morgan to LAC in April 2020.  Morgan and her husband moved to Lakeland in October 2019. They have one German Sheppard named Kai. Morgan loves to travel and explore new hiking trails. Morgan takes pride in being an advocate for each patient and ensures they receive the same care that her own pet would.

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Kinsley Veterinary Assistant

Kinsley is newer to our great state of Florida but not new to the world of caring for animals. Kinsley has always had animals as a part of her life, from working at a boarding facility, to working on a farm, to now caring for your pets here at Lakeland Animal Clinic. Her genuine love for animals and for life comes out in her work and how she treats the people around her. Kinsley joined our practice to expand her knowledge in the veterinary field even more. Kinsley loves being outdoors exploring new places. And of course, like a true lover of animals, Kinsley has three cats, one snake, and a tortoise.
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Laura Veterinary Assistant

Laura loves working with animals and a passionate team! This right here makes Laura a great fit for our veterinary team. Laura came to us with experience working with farm animals. She is also in the middle of pursuing her veterinary technician degree at Hillsborough Community College. Laura is a valuable part of our veterinary team. She’s always jumping in where her team and patients need her. Laura is a pet mom to two cats, Tucker and Angie. Laura and her fiancé Michaell enjoy spending time in the great outdoors.

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Megan Client Care Specialist

Megan is a born and raised Florida and Polk County girl. Megan joined our veterinary team in 2017 and is the key part of our client care team. Megan’s veterinary office skills, attention to detail, and wiliness to help where needed make her a shining star on our team. Megan and her husband have one fur baby, a cat named Eugene. She likes going to exploring thrift stores, pin trading and collecting, and all things Disney. In her free time Megan and her husband enjoy taking trips to our beautiful Florida beaches. Megan in proud to make a difference in each of our patient’s and client’s lives and couldn’t imagine ever doing anything else.

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Heather Client Care Specialist

Heather came to Lakeland by way of Indiana when she was just seven years old. Being in Lakeland most of her life, she definitely qualifies as an official Lakeander. Heather has spent most of her professional career life in childcare but decided to jump into the veterinary field because of her love for all things animal. Heather is excited to continue learning more and more about the veterinary field every day. In her free time, Heather enjoys spending time with her daughters, Payton, Kiley, and Lainey. Now, like a true animal lover, Heather’s house and family is filled with some furry friends. Heather has two Great Danes, two cats, and three grand cats. Heather’s goal is to be the best human she can be and to treat people with kindness.