About Us

Our team is committed to keeping your pets healthy year round, with great health care, nutrition and exercise. Kelly’s Animal Hospital stays on top of the latest advances in veterinarian technology and above all, remembers that all animals and pets need to be treated with loving care in every check-up, procedure, or surgery.

Our Mission

The mission of Kelly's Animal Hospital is to fulfill the needs of our clients by providing high quality health services through a responsive, professional staff with emphasis on individual attention and commitment to community service.

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Meet our Team

Patrick A. Kelly, DVM - Veterinarian/Owner


Dr. Patrick A. Kelly is a native of San Juan, Puerto Rico where he lived for the first 10 years of his life and where he became fluent in Spanish. Dr. Kelly knew he wanted to be a veterinarian since he could pronounce the word. He was raised on a 200 acre tropical paradise family compound. His parents were animal lovers and his family shared shared their compound with all sorts of animals, from dogs and cats, to horses and monkeys. Dr. Kelly’s parents shared with him an early memory when they walked into the kitchen and found 2 year old Patrick on his hands and knees gathered around the dog food bowl, sharing the meal with his canine brothers and sisters.

 

Dr. Kelly has always had a way with animals. One of the most interesting childhood experiences occurred when a male baboon escaped a traveling circus and ended up in his front yard. He befriended the dogs, wrestling with them just like he was one of them. His mother took videos of 6 year old Patrick showing no fear and walking up to and hand feeding the full grown baboon. The videos survive to this day and Dr. Kelly has shown his 4 kids the origins of his love of animals and the sparks of his veterinary career.

 

Veterinary medicine is the ONLY career that Dr. Kelly has ever wanted. The day Dr. Kelly received his acceptance letter to the University of Florida’s College of Veterinary Medicine was one of the happiest days of his life, trailing only his marriage to his beautiful wife Carolynn, and the birth of his 4 children. He is passionate about helping animals. He donates his time and money treating wildlife and gets a tremendous amount of satisfaction when a previously injured wild animal that he has cared for is released into the wild. Dr. Kelly, even after over 30 years in practice, still pinches himself every morning that he is privileged to be in a profession he was truly destined to do.

 

He then moved to Milford, Massachusetts where he lived for 8 years. He attended Milford High School, before moving to Port St. Lucie, Florida in 1976. He attended Indian River Community College in Fort Pierce where he earned an Associate in Arts degree in 1978. He went to the University of Florida’s College of Agriculture and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science in 1981. He attended the University of Florida’s College of Veterinary Medicine and was awarded the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1986. He has practiced in Port St. Lucie since his graduation.

Dr. Kelly’s areas of interest are small animal and wildlife medicine and surgery.

 

Dr. Kelly has been happily married since 1990 to the former Carolynn Wheat and they have 4 children, William, Christopher, Katherine, and Mikaela. They live on 23.5 acres in Fort Pierce with their 4 dogs, 12 cats, 8 parrots, 7 horses, 3 goats, a lamb, 7 pigs, a sulcata tortoise, and a cow. His hobbies include spending time with his family, horticulture, naturism, music, horseback riding, and sports. He is a level 4.5 tennis player. Dr. Kelly has a Facebook page.

 


Jessica Khodadad, DVM - Veterinarian

 

Dr. Khodadad is a long time resident of Florida. She was raised in Cocoa Beach, Florida. Growing up Dr. Khodadad always loved animals. She had three cats of her own and was always asking her parents for a dog. She knew every pet on her street and was always asked by friends and neighbors to pet sit. She took every opportunity she could to work with animals.

 

Dr. Khodadad graduated from Cocoa Junior and Senior High Schools. She then enrolled and graduated Cum Laude with her Bachelor’s degree from Florida Institute of Technology of Melbourne. While at FIT she lettered in both softball and soccer. She was also a member of Tri Beta, the Biological Honor Society. After graduation she continued to seek experience with a large variety of animals. During the summers she wanted to share her love and knowledge with students at summer camps at Sea World, Orlando. She also participated in a 7 month internship in Arkansas at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge which is home to 117 large cats, 5 bears and several other rescued animals. Upon returning to Florida she took a position as a veterinary technician at a Viera, FL day practice and also at an Emergency practice for 2 years.

 

Dr. Khodadad graduated in 2012 from Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine. During veterinary school she worked as a technician in the LSU teaching hospital’s small and large animal Intensive Care Units.

 

Her last year in veterinary school she was able to travel fulfill a life-long dream to travel to South Africa and work with and see animals in their natural habitat. She worked at the Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre and took part in the Vets Go Wild Program. While there, she was able to work with water buffalo, lions, cheetahs, rhinos, leopard, wild dogs honey badgers and giraffe. She also participated in an externship at the Brevard Zoo and the Cincinnati Zoo, where she worked with alligators, giraffe, camels, wolves, polar bear and a large variety of other animals. Working

 

Following Vet School she moved to Arizona where she took part in an internship at the Emergency Animal Clinic. While in Arizona she also volunteered with Dr. Driggers at his Exotic Animal Clinic.

 

In her free time, Dr. Khodadad enjoys playing a variety of sports; including softball, soccer, flag football and rugby. She also enjoys training for marathons and taking part in races. Dr. Khodadad shares her home with Kadar a Doberman, Fazule a feisty terrier mix, two Siamese cats Anya and Meezer , and Hobo, a Green-faced Conure.

Carol Carter - Practice Manager

 

Carol is a native Floridian, having been born in Miami and grew up in Stuart, Florida. She graduated from Martin County High School. She moved to Port St Lucie in 1985 and has worked with Dr. Kelly since his graduation from veterinary school in 1986.

 

Carol has been married to her husband Mickey for 30 years and has one daughter Wendy, and one granddaughter, Emily. In addition to her human family, Carol has 3 dogs,1 cat, and 2 birds. Carol has been in the veterinary field since 1974, and brings vast experience to the practice.

Michelle Tinney - Receptionist

 

Michelle has been married to her wonderful husband Jeff for 21 years and have 4 beautiful children ranging in age from 15-26 years.They also have 6 adorable grandchildren that they love to dote on.

 

Michelle was born and raised in Fort Pierce, Florida and graduated from Westwood High School.

 

The Tinneys have many animals including dogs, cats, birds, and a ferret.

 

Michelle has been married to her wonderful husband Jeff for 21 years and have 4 beautiful children ranging in age from 15-26 years.They also have 6 adorable grandchildren that they love to dote on.

 

The Tinneys have many animals including dogs, cats, birds, and a ferret.

 

Michelle enjoys spending down time in her room relaxing, interior decorating, and flower arranging.

 

Michelle is our kennel manager and makes sure our boarders are well cared for. She has been with Kelly’s Animal Hospital for 5 years.

Taylore Tinney - Veterinary Technician - Receptionist

 

Taylore is the daughter of Michelle Tinney, our kennel manager and receptionist. She was born in Fort Pierce, Florida and graduated from Fort Pierce Central High School.

 

Taylore has a dog and 2 cats and enjoys spending her leisure time boating, swimming, and shopping.

Tammy McCarty - Receptionist

 

Tammy was born in Rochester, New York, but moved to Florida when she was 3 years old. She has lived in Florida for most of her life, except for an 11 year stint when she lived in Knoxville, Tennessee from 1988-1999.

 

Tammy graduated from Deland Senior High School. She married the love of her life when she was 19 years old. Some fairy tales, unfortunately have unhappy endings and Tammy is now a widow. They have a 21 year old son that is married to a wonderful woman.

 

Tammy shares her home with a cat and a chocolate labrador retriever that cannot ever get enough attention. She enjoys her leisure time reading and spending time with her family and friends. Tammy is also a tireless advocate in the prevention of child abuse. She lost a precious nephew as a result of child abuse.

 

Cheryl Neraasen - Receptionist

 

Cheryl was born in Detroit, Michigan and moved to Port St. Lucie, Florida, as a baby in 1966.  She graduated from Fort Pierce Central High School  She shares her home with the LOVES of her life, her five great danes (Dallas, Houston, Magnum, Galveston and Beaumont. , Cheryl is very fortunate to be able to bring one of them to work with her each day on a rotating basis.

 

Cheryl enjoys going on a family cruise each year and spending time with her daughter, Ashlee, her son in law, Glenn, and her two awesome grandchildren, Kolby who is eight, and Allie who is two.  Some of her favorite cruises were Alaska, Hawaii, Australia, Jamaica and Beliz. She is looking forward to Nova Scotia next year.

 

Tiffany Bass - Veterinary Technician - Receptionist

 

Tiffany was born and raised in Dixon, Illinois, Ronald Reagan’s boyhood home.. She graduated from Dixon High School in 2012, and attended Sauk Valley Community College for 2 years before moving to Florida in August of 2014.

 

Tiffany has had many animal in her lifetime which included dogs, cats, fish, turtles, rabbits and guinea pigs.

 

Tiffany has always had a passion for animals and feels blessed to be able to live that experience working for us at Kelly’s Animal Hospital.

 

In her leisure time, Tiffany enjoys walking dogs, horseback riding and going to the beach.

Jackie Calzano-Manfredi - Veterinary Technician

 

Jackie was born and raised in Port St. Lucie. She graduated from Port St. Lucie High School. She always wanted to work with animals and shortly after graduating high school, she began working at a veterinary hospital in Stuart. She then moved to Knoxville where she worked as a veterinary technician at a veterinary hospital for 11 years. Jackie moved back to Port St. Lucie to be closer to her grandparents.

 

 Jackie has 2 children, Gianna and Giavanni. She enjoys spending her leisure time with her family and kids. They share their home with their golden retriever Curry.

Josh Houser - Veterinary Technician

 

Josh was born and raised just outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Oviedo High School in Oviedo, Florida. He attended Bel- Rea Institute in Denver, Colorado. He graduated with an Associate of Applied Sciences degree.

 

Josh has had a love of animals for as long as he can recall. He has worked in many veterinary institutions since college including surgical practices, critical care/emergency practices, as well as general practices and rescue organizations.

 

Josh enjoys spending his leisure time spending time with his wife and 2 children and his many pets.

Tabitha Watts - Kennel Technician

 

Tabitha Watts is a native of the Treasure Coast. She graduated from Westwood High School in Fort Pierce and attended Kaiser University for 2 years majoring in Graphic Design.

 

She has been around animals her entire life and has owned dogs, cats, birds, and hamsters. Tabitha has always loved animals and considers it a blessing to be able to work with them.

 

She is mother of a handsome son, who is the blessing of her life. She enjoys spending her leisure time at the beach with her loved ones.

 

Joyce Farrington - Kennel Technician

 

Joyce was born in Fort Pierce and raised in Port St. Luice. She is a Fort Pierce Westwood High School graduate where she was Class Secretary and was an active member of the FFA (Future Farmers of America).

 

Her best friend as a 7 year old, was her white German Shepherd, Lady Blue.

 

Joyce has always been passionate about animals and is blessed to bring her love animals to work every day. She has 3 years of experience in the pet care profession as a kennel technician and veterinary technician.

 

Joyce shares her home with her 3 dogs, Poco, Gabriel, and Apollo.

 

She enjoys spending her leisure time offshore fishing, surf fishing, and gardening.

 

Joyce is thrilled to be a member of the Kelly's Animal Hospital family.

 

 

 

 

Sarah Jackson - Kennel Technician

 

Sarah was born and raised in Florida. She moved to Port St. Lucie from West Palm Beach 2 years ago. She graduated from Traesure Coast High School in 2011.

 

Sarah has been with her boyfriend Eric for 4 years. They have a dog named Zorro, and 3 leopard geckos.

 

Sarah has loved animals her entire life and feels privileged to be working at kelly's Animal Hospital.

 

She enjoys spending her leisure time with her family.

Johnnie Devlin - Receptionist

 

Johnnie was born in Peeksgill, New York, but she moved to Florida 36 years ago.

 

Johnnie received a Bachelor’s Degree in fine art from the University of Central Arkansas and also has a veterinary technician certificate from Greenbriar Technical School. She has worked in many facets of animal care including grooming, for 20 years.

 

Johnnie, her husband Doug of 20 years, and their daughter Madie, share their home with 2 dogs, 2 rats, 2 birds and a cranky cat.

Amber Ruth - Groomer

 

Amber hails from Northeast Georgia. She has been grooming since 2006. She loves her job and has groomed all kinds of animals and enjoys getting to know them while she grooms them.

 

Amber enjoys drawing and creating art with her daughter in her spare time. She also enjoys going to the beach with her 3 dogs, Kiara an 11 year old cattle dog mix, Oy - a 5 year old Doberman, and Prince Puppy a 2 year old cocker spaniel.

 

About Kelly's Animal Hospital

Kelly’s Animal Hospital is a full-service veterinary medical facility, located in Port St. Lucie, Florida. The professional and courteous staff at Kelly’s Animal Hospital seeks to provide the best possible medical, surgical, and dental care for their highly-valued patients.

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150 NW Central Park Plaza

Port Saint Lucie, FL 34986

772-336-8111

772-336-7916

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Dr. Patrick A. Kelly is a native of San Juan, Puerto Rico where he lived for the first 10 years of his life and where he became fluent in Spanish. Dr. Kelly knew he wanted to be a veterinarian since he could pronounce the word. He was raised on a 200 acre tropical paradise family compound. His parents were animal lovers and his family shared shared their compound with all sorts of animals, from dogs and cats, to horses and monkeys. Dr. Kelly’s parents shared with him an early memory when they walked into the kitchen and found 2 year old Patrick on his hands and knees gathered around the dog food bowl, sharing the meal with his canine brothers and sisters.

Patrick A. Kelly, DVM - Veterinarian/Owner


Dr. Patrick A. Kelly is a native of San Juan, Puerto Rico where he lived for the first 10 years of his life and where he became fluent in Spanish. Dr. Kelly knew he wanted to be a veterinarian since he could pronounce the word. He was raised on a 200 acre tropical paradise family compound. His parents were animal lovers and his family shared shared their compound with all sorts of animals, from dogs and cats, to horses and monkeys. Dr. Kelly’s parents shared with him an early memory when they walked into the kitchen and found 2 year old Patrick on his hands and knees gathered around the dog food bowl, sharing the meal with his canine brothers and sisters.

 

Dr. Kelly has always had a way with animals. One of the most interesting childhood experiences occurred when a male baboon escaped a traveling circus and ended up in his front yard. He befriended the dogs, wrestling with them just like he was one of them. His mother took videos of 6 year old Patrick showing no fear and walking up to and hand feeding the full grown baboon. The videos survive to this day and Dr. Kelly has shown his 4 kids the origins of his love of animals and the sparks of his veterinary career.

 

Veterinary medicine is the ONLY career that Dr. Kelly has ever wanted. The day Dr. Kelly received his acceptance letter to the University of Florida’s College of Veterinary Medicine was one of the happiest days of his life, trailing only his marriage to his beautiful wife Carolynn, and the birth of his 4 children. He is passionate about helping animals. He donates his time and money treating wildlife and gets a tremendous amount of satisfaction when a previously injured wild animal that he has cared for is released into the wild. Dr. Kelly, even after over 30 years in practice, still pinches himself every morning that he is privileged to be in a profession he was truly destined to do.

 

He then moved to Milford, Massachusetts where he lived for 8 years. He attended Milford High School, before moving to Port St. Lucie, Florida in 1976. He attended Indian River Community College in Fort Pierce where he earned an Associate in Arts degree in 1978. He went to the University of Florida’s College of Agriculture and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science in 1981. He attended the University of Florida’s College of Veterinary Medicine and was awarded the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1986. He has practiced in Port St. Lucie since his graduation.

Dr. Kelly’s areas of interest are small animal and wildlife medicine and surgery.

 

Dr. Kelly has been happily married since 1990 to the former Carolynn Wheat and they have 4 children, William, Christopher, Katherine, and Mikaela. They live on 23.5 acres in Fort Pierce with their 4 dogs, 12 cats, 8 parrots, 7 horses, 3 goats, a lamb, 7 pigs, a sulcata tortoise, and a cow. His hobbies include spending time with his family, horticulture, naturism, music, horseback riding, and sports. He is a level 4.5 tennis player. Dr. Kelly has a Facebook page.