Andrea Daniels, DVM, MBA
Veterinarian / Owner
Dr. Andrea Daniels graduated from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 2015. Go Gators! She is also a certified veterinary acupuncturist, graduating from the Chi Institute in 2015. She has spent her veterinary career working in general practice and emergency medicine. Prior to becoming a veterinarian, Dr. Daniels was an accountant for nearly a decade. Dr. Daniels was born and raised in Port Charlotte. She moved back to the area in 2016 to be near her family. She is finally realizing her lifelong dream as the owner of West Villages Animal Clinic.
In her spare time, Dr. Daniels enjoys spending time at the beach hunting for shark’s teeth, swimming, running, reading, and spending time with her husband. 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.
Keandra White 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 Alfieri 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.
Lead Customer Service Representative
Growing up in Sarasota, Katie was surrounded by animals; she owned and cared for chickens, dogs, cats, ponies, and horses as a child. From the time she acquired her first puppy (a Chihuahua named Nikki), Katie’s love for animals sparked an interest in the veterinary field of medicine. Upon high school graduation, Katie attended State College of Florida. Katie had several years of animal veterinary office experience prior to enthusiastically joining West Villages Animal Clinic in 2020.
Katie, and her husband, Tommy, love raising their two children—Elyse and Parker. Additionally, completing the family, she has two Chihuahuas (named Lolli and Rocky) and a Chiweenie (named Weenie). Katie has long-held, strong feelings about the value of dog rescue programs and has been active in dog rescue placements for a number of years. As one might expect, two of Katie’s current dogs are rescue dogs. Katie hopes the next dog addition to her family will be a Newfoundland, which she wants to train to do therapy work.
Katie’s other interests include reading, photography, baking, gardening, horseback riding, boating, and most any outdoor activity. Her ultimate, long-term goal is to someday acquire a small farm on which she would have a garden and lots of rescued dogs for her and her family to care for and enjoy.
Katie fully appreciates the bond that forms between pet owners and their “fur babies” and she enjoys meeting and forming good relationships with each pet and each owner who visits West Villages Animal Clinic.
Jennifer Heiner was born and raised in Elkhart, Indiana. She attended Vincennes University and Indiana University of South Bend in Indiana majoring in biology and fine arts. She later became a certified EMT (Emergency Medical Technician).
Jennifer has been around animals all of her life. She had worked at the same veterinary clinic during high school, college, and for most of her 30-year career. As a result, Jennifer has extensive experience with cats, dogs, and exotic species. She has even worked at a humane society rehabilitating injured birds and reptiles.
In March 2020, Jennifer moved to Florida to be near her son, Dahr, and daughter-in-law, as well as to escape the cold Indiana winters. Jennifer also has a daughter, Olivia. Both children have had the opportunity to assist in the care of a variety of animals. In her leisure, Jennifer spends time with her daughter and all of their pets: Doug, an American Bulldog Mix; Fergie, Harvey, and Baby Bird, the parrots; Chester the cat; Leo the bearded dragon; and Glowie, the cichlid. For fun, Jennifer enjoys gardening, hiking, kayaking, and relaxing on the beach.
With Jennifer’s love of animals and many years of experience in the veterinary field, her goal is that your visit is a comfortable and pleasant visit.
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.