Dr.Holly BrownTabbenor, owner
Dr. Tabbenor graduated from UCF and later earned her DVM from University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, class of 1993. She has been working in emergency medicine since graduation. She also has been a member of the International Veterinary Emergency Critical Care Society since graduation. She opened the Animal Emergency Center in April 2006 to offer Central Florida residents a choice in emergency care. She enjoys seeing exotics pets including small birds and pocket pets. Her special interests are in diabetics, soft tissue surgery and GDV's. She has 4 beautiful daughters, and is the proud owner of a German Shepard Dog named Wotan, two unruly schnauzers- Sparky and Snowy, and Linus the cat.
Dr. Wester joined our team as a full time associate in fall 2009. Originally from New York, he received his undergraduate degree from Fordham University in 1996. He went on the earn his DVM from Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. He moved to Florida in 2006 and spent his time working in a small animal day practice before joining Animal Emergency Center. He has particular interests in emergency medicine, dentistry and acupuncture. He is the proud owner of Ping Ping the pug, Casper the chug, and Violet the cat.
Hi, I'm Ariana, and I was born and raised in Boston, MA. I moved to Orlando in 1999. I graduated from Florida Institute of Animal Arts as a veterinary technician in 2003. I worked at a daytime veterinary hospital for 3 years before I started my adventures in The Animal Emergency Center in December 2009. I have always wanted to work with animals and have a particular interest in emergency medicine. I have 3 cats: Baby is a 14 year old persian, Reggae and Cheetohs are both 2 year old domestic short haired cats. I also have a crazy 1 1/2 year old blue pit bull named Na'Ji.
My name is Justin, and I've been part of the Animal Emergency Center team since 2009. I have had the pleasure of working with animals for almost my whole life. I am originally from the the Appalachian Mountains of Tennessee. I started working with horses at an elementary age, and as I grew older I invested my time in the development of raising chickens. This was a community project with a local 4-H Club that I was a member of. We would raise them to adulthood, and auction off the chickens for charity money for the club. I had usually grown so attached to the animals that I had my mother set up someone at the auction that would buy them and give them back to me. I couldn't handle the thought of giving them away since I had raised them since before they had feathers. Time went on and I was later interested in shelter medicine. I worked with the Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley for about a year. I have a huge passion for shelter medicine because its where I learned I had a talent with animals. I expanded my knowledge after working with Humane Society in Tennessee by working with a private practice for about a year before I moved to Florida. I moved to Jacksonville, FL and worked with the Jacksonville Humane Society for about 2 years. This was an amazing experience for me because we did a lot for the community. I became a certified member of the medical team D.A.R.T. (Disaster Animal Response Team) of the Humane Society of the United States. I was part of the Katrina relief, where 50 or so dogs were transported out of the devastated area and into a safe environment. We helped medically assess each pet, and treat accordingly. Some the pets were even re-united with their families. I eventually grew more interested in emergency situations, and that lead me to an Animal ER in Jacksonville where I was a nurse for three years. This was great experience because I was trained to work in intense situations. I continued my education going to lectures at Universities and conferences around the United States. I moved to Orlando in 2009, and started working for the Animal Emergency Center. I love my job and I enjoy being there for you and your loved one in a time of need.
Hello, my Name is Sara. I moved to Florida from New York around 4 years ago. I have always had a passion for Veterinary Medicine since I was around 5 years old. My house has always been filled with presence of animals. Currently I, myself, own two dogs, a German shepherd mix and a Rottweiler. My parents own our other four animals; a golden doodle, puggle, yorkie, and a domestic shorthair cat. I am currently pursuing my Biomedical Sciences degree for pre-veterinary studies, and hope to soon attend the University of Florida for my Veterinary degree. I began working for the Animal Emergency Center June of 2016 as a Patient Care Nurse. I couldn’t have found a better experience than this!