Dr.Giovanni Vergel, DVMFounder/Veterinarian
Dr. Vergel grew up in Colombia. In 2001, he graduated from the University of Ciencias Aplicadas & Ambientales in Bogota with his doctorate in veterinary medicine. Six months later, he relocated to the United States. While waiting to take the national boards to receive his U.S. veterinary certification, he stayed busy by working in several clinics in Central Florida. He is particularly proud of the year of volunteer work he did with Affiliated Veterinary Specialists during this time. After passing the boards and becoming licensed in the U.S., he spent six years working as an associate vet at an animal hospital in Seminole County. “My passion is my responsibility for your pet's health. Once your pet is under my care, it is my sole duty to keep him or her healthy, safe, and happy. You can always expect for me to inform you of all issues that arise and work together to create a plan for me to administer treatment that will help your pet be as healthy and comfortable as possible.”
At home, Dr. Vergel enjoys spending time with his five-year-old daughter, and doodles Sofia and Theodore.
Dr.Cynthia Vasquez, DVMVeterinarian
Crystal Creek Animal Hospital welcomed Dr. Vasquez in September 2020. She graduated from St. George’s University, College of Veterinary Medicine in 2017 and completed her clinical year at Oregon State University. Prior to veterinary school, Dr. Vasquez attended Florida State University where she graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in biological sciences and minors in chemistry and family child sciences. Her professional interest includes renal disease, endocrinopathy disease, dermatology, and shelter medicine. In her free time, she enjoys photography, doing outdoor activities with her five pets, and attending Florida State University football games. GO NOLES!
Tanya ReepHospital Director
Tanya has been in the veterinary field since 2000 and has worked in every veterinary support position at one time or another. She gained her vast knowledge and experience under the tutelage of mentors and co-workers, and by hands-on learning. For twelve years, she worked in a feline exclusive practice, becoming particularly skilled at working with cats. After obtaining her bachelor’s degree in Small Business Management, she took on an administrative role in the industry. Despite her administrative role at Crystal Creek Animal Hospital, she can still be seen assisting during procedures and helping the doctors during exams.
“While I was in school, I would imagine myself working in some other type of industry and remembering saying to myself that there is no way I would be happy if I wasn’t working with animals.” Her philosophy is always put the animal’s health first, but never forget to ensure the owner is comfortable and confident in our abilities. “I promise to live by our mission statement by helping keep your pet healthy and happy today, and into their senior years.”
At home, Tanya enjoys spending time with her five year old daughter, and doodles Sofia and Theodore.
Rebecca FoxPractice Administrator
Beckie is a native of South Pasadena, CA who moved to Orlando in 1997. She grew up in a family with cats, kittens, Cocker Spaniels, rats, a turtle, a rabbit, a guinea pig, a lizard, and fish as a child. She started working in veterinary medicine in 1994 and has worked in busy, multi-doctor hospitals in California, Washington State, and Florida as a receptionist, vet assistant, and manager. She attended UCF’s Nicholson School of Communication. In addition to her veterinary experience, she also has a background performing in film, television, and music.
At home, she enjoys spending time with her teenage son and rescue cats Conan O’Brien and Keanu Reeves. She also dabbles in digital graphics and is an avid L.A. Dodgers fan. “I believe in upholding the high standards deserving of Crystal Creek Animal Hospital’s patients and clients. I am committed to doing everything I can to facilitate the very best in care and service when it comes to the health and well-being of your pet.”
Elizabeth DOperations Manager
Orlando native Elizabeth joined our team in August 2020. Growing up, she was a proud dog owner and was inspired to enter the veterinary field in 2003 after her experience being a client at her own vet. She brings 14 years of experience as a technician and 4 years of management experience to Crystal Creek. She recently rescued her dog Tiger, after she was surrendered by her former owner. In her spare time, she loves to travel with her family and go to the beach.