Andrea Daniels, DVM, MBA

Veterinarian / Owner

Dr. Andrea Daniels graduated from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 2015. Go Gators! She has spent her veterinary career working in general practice and emergency medicine. Prior to becoming a veterinarian, Dr. Daniels was a financial analyst and an accountant for eight years. Dr. Daniels was born and raised in Port Charlotte. She moved back to the area in 2016 to be near her family. She realized her lifelong dream in 2020 when she opened West Villages Animal Clinic.

In her spare time, Dr. Daniels enjoys spending time at the beach hunting for shark’s teeth, running, reading, and spending time with her loved ones. She currently has two Jack Russell Terriers named Saylor and Isla. The inspiration for Dr. Daniels to become a veterinarian was Baylee, a Jack Russell who lived to be 18 years old. After an amazingly long life, sweet Baylee passed away in 2018.

Dr. Daniels strives to create a fun, positive, and supportive work environment for her team members. She hopes the camaraderie between her team members, and love for their work reflects in the care for your pet. Dr. Daniels is a Fear Free Certified Professional, she is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Animal Hospital Association, the Florida State Veterinary Medical Association, and the Southwest Florida Veterinary Medical Association.

 


Christy Baran, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Baran grew up in a small suburb of Cleveland, Ohio and received her B.S. in Biology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2004. After several years of deliberation, she made the decision to go back to school to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a veterinarian.

She is a proud graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine and has been practicing for over a decade. When Dr. Baran is not at work you may find her gardening, painting, fishing or spending time with her friends and family. They have a chihuahua mix named Matt and two cats named Wicked and Stella.


Keandra, CVT

Client Services Manager

Keandra is a Certified Veterinary Technician. She graduated with an Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology in 2014. Her passions in animal science are animal behavior and anesthesiology.

Growing up in Florida, Keandra would take in every stray animal that came to her house and knew she wanted to work with animals at a very young age. She currently has a Rottweiler named Otis, a Border Collie named Maisie Jo, and six cats. Keandra is pictured with Otis who has fueled her love of behavior and training.

In her spare time when Keandra isn’t running after her dogs or cats, she is binge-watching Netflix with her husband, Dahr. Keandra loves to read and has been known to read up to three books in one day. Keandra enjoys sitting on the beach and soaking up the sun or taking walks in nature preserves.

Keandra hopes she can provide the best pet care and owner education to make sure your pet is comfortable and happy.

 


Steven

Operations Manager

Steven is originally from Long Island, NY. Steven began his career working in animal hospitals over 15 years ago as a Kennel Manager. As a Kennel Manager, Steven gained valuable training to ensure the safety and general well-being of the many animals that were entrusted to the animal hospitals’ care.

Steven also learned communication skills, which now, as a Veterinary Technician, help him to further educate clients on the routine care and maintenance of their beloved pets, ensuring the human-animal bond, something he values with his own pets. He plans on pursuing a Veterinary Technician degree, but in the meantime, routinely attends continuing education classes.

Steven moved to Florida in April 2010 to be closer to family. He has worked in small and large animal practices, and is very passionate about working with cats and dogs. In his off time, Steven enjoys reading books, learning to play the cello and riding his motorcycle. Steven currently has two female Pitbull/Lab mixes named Pippin and Sadie, as well as a DSH named “Captain” Jack.

 


Hailee, CVA

Certified Veterinary Assistant

Growing up in the Venice and Englewood, Florida area, Hailee has always loved being close to the Gulf of Mexico and Florida’s native wildlife. During middle school, Hailee became very interested in animals and different species. Hailee began volunteering with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC); it was there that she assisted with tagging of juvenile tarpons in the Gulf of Mexico. Haile also volunteered with the Lemon Bay Conservancy as a Student Guide Naturalist, helping clear Duckweed from ponds within the Lemon Creek Wildflower Preserve. During high school, Hailee’s focus was on marine biology and animal sciences courses. While in college, she worked with cats at a local animal shelter. Hailee graduated from Southern Technical College’s Veterinary Assistant program, passed the certification examination and officially became a Certified Veterinary Assistant in 2021. Hailee became a valued team member at West Villages Animal Clinic in January 2022.

Hailee has two cats, named Nala (pictured on the right), and Colette (on the left). Nala is four years old, very sweet, and prefers being held like a baby. Colette, is about one year old, was fostered and adopted during Hailee’s employment at the animal shelter. Both girls are ‘chatty’, are attached at the hip, and even though they look very similar, they are not siblings! Hailee plans to add a dog to her fur family in the future.

Besides working with animals, Hailee’s happy place is at the beach. Her other interests include playing the saxophone and clarinet, both which she has been playing for over a decade. She loves attending concerts, spending time with her friends and taking in new soulful experiences.

Hailee strives to give every patient of West Villages Animal Clinic the same care and comfort she would provide her own pets.

 


Marie

Lead CSR

Marie was raised in Massachusetts and has had a love of animals from a very young age. She received her first puppy for her 7th birthday and started riding horses at the age of 9.

After graduating college she managed a private horse farm and dog show kennel. She traveled up and down the eastern sea board for horse shows and dog shows, including Florida for the winters, where she fell in love with the state.

After having her daughter she went in a different direction of her career and spent 30 years in the dental industry. Now that her daughter is grown she decided to make the move to Florida and has returned to her first love of working with and around animals.

Down here in Florida she loves spending time in her gardens and time with her husband and two dogs. Reba her Pembroke Corgi, runs the household in her own way and her foster fail, Shayna, who is a pitty/aussie mix who is very sweet and gets out of the way of her bossy older sister Reba.

Marie worked at a local shelter and still fosters for them, but has now joined our team here at West Villages Animal Clinic. She will greet you at the front desk or over the phone. She wants to make our clients and patients feel welcomed and able to help them in any way she can.

 


Selena, CVA

Veterinary Assistant / Client Services Representative

Selena is a certified veterinary assistant. She graduated from Southern Technical College in 2022. Selena is originally from Philadelphia. She spent the summer of 2020 in Florida and instantly fell in love with the weather and beaches. After that first summer, she decided to move to Florida.

Selena’s love for animals began as a child in the streets of Philadelphia when she would feed and love the homeless animals. She spent high school years volunteering at both the Philadelphia SPCA and the Gulf Coast Humane Society. During her time at the shelters, she walked, fed and spent time with the shelter animals. Selena considered other careers, however after spending so much time in the shelters, she knew she found her passion.

Selena has two dogs, Levi and Akoya, both adopted from local shelters. Levi is a calm boy who loves to cuddle and sunbathe. Akoya is a puppy, so is a bundle of energy and loves playing fetch. When not playing with her pups, Selena enjoys watching the sunrise and sunset at the beach, reading, playing video games, crafting and spending time with her family.

 


Angie

Veterinary Technician

Angie is absolutely thrilled to have joined the team at West Villages Animal Clinic in April 2024! As a child, she grew up with an overwhelming love of animals – the main motivator behind purchasing her first home being the ability to have as many pets as she wanted. Angie has lived multiple career lives including but not limited to event planner, marketer, special effects makeup artist, and handmade artist. When she found herself dipping her toes into veterinary medicine, however, it seemed as if her soul finally smiled, sighed, & said “Oh, here it is. My purpose. Finally.”

Angie found her feet in shelter medicine as the Director of Opurrrations & lead Vet Tech at Purrr, a sanctuary and adoption center for the homeless kitties of Fort Lauderdale. There, she kept vampire hours to help TNR hundreds of Broward County stray & feral felines, learning to handle and love even the spiciest of kitties, also specializing in the care of neonates and kittens. After moving to North Port to be closer to family, Angie further honed her tech skills, branching out to dogs, exotics & emergencies at an animal hospital in Port Charlotte.

Most of Angie’s free time involves tending to & loving on her personal zoo, consisting of 2 dogs, 6 cats, 1 green-cheeked conure, a ball python, 2 rats, & a jumping spider. She also enjoys crafting, listening to audio books, & going on local adventures with her partner. Angie hopes to continue her journey toward becoming a veterinarian by learning & growing with the team at West Villages Animal Clinic while beginning prerequisite coursework for vet school.

 


 

Shannon

Client Services Representative

Bio Coming Soon!