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Meet Our Team in Auburndale, FL

Our veterinary team is here to provide you and your pet with exceptional experience every time you visit. We value your bond with your pet, and like you, we want them to have the best care possible for a lifetime. Get to know our wonderful doctors and staff members below before calling (863) 967-5854 to schedule an appointment!

Dr. Ashley Schiffmacher DVM

Dr. Schiffmacher is originally from Riverview, FL. She first attended Florida Southern College and went on to St. George’s in Grenada to receive her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. While at St. George’s, she started the wellness group for mental health. Dr. Schiffmacher is fear free certified and works with exotic pets. She started as a kennel technician and had a mentor for 20 years to finally become a veterinarian. The reason she loves working with animals is due to the fact that animals can’t tell us what is wrong and she feels as though it’s a mystery game to find out what is wrong and find a cure. When Dr. Schiffmacher is not working in the veterinary field, she’s working on her 15-acre farm housing 5 pigs, 2 horses, 3 dogs, and about 35 cows. Her favorite candy is anything sour. She loves cold weather and goes to GA at least once a year to be in the mountains and see her grandma and aunt.


Amanda CVT/Practice Manager, CCRP

Amanda is originally from Lakeland, FL but grew up in Napa, CA before moving back to Lakeland. She wants to help create a new path for veterinary medicine. Regarding veterinary medicine, Amanda has done it all; client service representative, boarding/kennel assistant, general practice technician, emergency/critical care/ICU nurse, surgery technician, and canine physical rehabilitation technician. Amanda is also Human Animal Bond Certified. Her goals are to continue to grow as an individual, a team member, and a leader and obtain her CVPM. Her love for animals shows in her 5 dogs, Getrude, Dixie, Hank, Porkchop, and Willow, and her 2 horses, Woody and Scout. Outside of the practice, Amanda enjoys volunteering with rescues, horseback riding, going to the beach, and scalloping.


Selena Veterinary Technician

Selena comes to us as a Veterinary Technician and has been at Auburndale Veterinary Clinic for a while now. Her hobbies include taking care of her 3 horses, horseback riding, and riding her Honda Talon ATV at River Ranch with her family. Selena has a love for animals. She has 3 miniature schnauzers, Oakley, River, and Yeti, 3 horses, 3 cats, 2 bearded dragons. Her goals include doing the best she can every day to help care for patients and her team.


Kristy Client Care Specialist

Kristy is one of the friendly voices you hear when you call our clinic. She is originally from Central Virginia but now calls Winter Haven home. She has over twenty years of experience in the veterinary field. She brings with her knowledge in veterinary customer service management and a broad range of clinical skills. Kristy earned her Bachelor of Science in Business and Marking from Averett University. She began her post-grad career in sales and marketing but quickly learned where her heart truly lies – in veterinary medicine. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, outdoor activities, antiquing and spending time with her long-time boyfriend, family, and their large menagerie of pets which includes six dogs, one cat, a horse, and several reptiles.


Jocelyn Client Care Specialist

Jocelyn loved being a client and getting all the care she needed, so she decided she wanted to be that person for someone else. She is from Lakeland, Fl, and enjoys spending time with her family most, but also decorating and designing along with anything nerdy or fun. At home, she has a Yorkie, a Pomeranian, and a Great Dane. From working at AVC, she has learned what true compassion is and loves seeing the compassion and care the team has for its patients.


Makayla Veterinary Assistant

Makayla joins our team to continue to grow in the veterinary field. She is working on finishing veterinary technician school and becoming certified to pursue her dream job. In her free time, Makayla enjoys spending time in the pool and with her two fur babies, Ivy and Janda.