Our Veterinarians and Staff
Dr. Moody McCall
Dr. Moody McCall grew up in Jacksonville, FL. When he was thirteen, his father gave him a black Labrador retriever and he began working for Dr. Roy Brinkman at Arlington Animal Hospital to learn about dog training. It was the start of his career in veterinary medicine. When he graduated from LaGrange College and then University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 1986, he and his wife, Eugenia, moved to the beach. In 1989 he bought San Pablo Animal Hospital. When Atlantic Blvd. was widened in 1997, a new hospital was built.
Dr. McCall has two sons, Clark and Chase. He loves tennis, surfing, wakeboarding and dog training. He is now on the Board of Directors for Canine Companions for Independence and is currently training a new puppy, that will hopefully go on to be the skilled companion or service dog for someone in need.
Dr. Heidi Chupp
Dr. Heidi Chupp graduated from the University of Wisconsin-School of Veterinary Medicine in Madison in 1999 and she and her husband, Brad, moved to Jacksonville later that year. She joined San Pablo Animal Hospital in August of 2001.
They have a multitude of critters: Jack, a greyhound; Buddy, a three legged Chihuahua; and four cats, Ben, Jerry, Stinkerbug and Stewie. Dr. Chupp enjoys reading, mountain biking, camping and scuba diving. Green Bay Packer and Wisconsin Badger fans since childhood, they have also adopted the Jacksonville Jaguars and look forward to a successful season.
Eugenia McCall graduated from LaGrange College and married Dr. Moody McCall in 1981. She worked at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine while Moody was in school there.
After retiring from over 15 years of teaching math, she came to San Pablo Animal Hospital and now works part-time as Office Manager/Bookkeeper. She enjoys training puppies for Canine Companions for Independence, playing tennis, and getting to know the clients and pets at San Pablo Animal Hospital.
Brenda Dings has a long history in animal care. She grew up in Pennsylvania on a farm where she milked the cows before going to school every morning. She worked for over nine years in a pet store and for four years on a horse farm. Dr. McCall figured she could handle just about anything with experience like that and he hired her in 1998 and trained her to be his animal technician.
Brenda and her husband, Mike, are Harley enthusiasts and like to spend their weekends on the road.
Janet recently moved down here from Maine with her husband, Dan, who accepted a new job with a shipbuilding company. She has spent the last 25 years working as a licensed Veterinary technician.
She enjoys beachcombing, kayaking, and discovering all the new creatures down here in Jax Beach! She has 2 grown sons, a granddaughter, Brody her Boston terrier and Stuart her cat.
Chase McCall is the son of Dr. Moody McCall and is currently a student at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. Chase often works as a technician at the hospital when he is home for weekends or holidays. After graduating 2018, Chase plans to return to San Pablo Animal Hospital as a doctor.
Amber Griffin has been with San Pablo Animal Hospital since 1999. She has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and has worked as both a receptionist and animal technician.
Amber has a small zoo at her house including a mutt, a Border Collie, 2 Chihuahuas, enough cats to make folks call her a “crazy cat lady,” a squirrel, bunnies, ducks, tortoises, turtles, an aviary and a fish tank! As you can imagine, she is great at answering almost any animal question. Besides taking care of all her pets, her hobbies are gardening, crafts, and pet sitting.
Miriam Brooks joined our reception staff in 2010. Although Miriam is new to Jacksonville she is not new to being a veterinary receptionist and can answer all your pet questions. She has over 17 years experience with animal hospitals in Orlando. We are delighted to have her and her longhaired Chihuahua’s Kenji and Kitsu at our San Pablo Animal Hospital.
Sara Vallese joined San Pablo Animal Hospital in 2017. She has a background in veterinary medicine, both as a technician and a receptionist. Sara has a degree in Applied Science/Surgical Technology. She and her son, Orion, have a Texas farm hound, named Harley Boo, and 3 cats, Brian, Lulu, and Lil J.
Robin Eikill is the newest face at the front desk. She has many years of experience in the medical reception field and is a huge animal lover with many pets of her own.
Lisa Whittaker-Powell is an expert groomer who has great repoire with animals. Her experience includes coaching new groomers at a national pet store before coming to work at San Pablo Animal Hospital in May 2012. Lisa started her career with animals as a vet tech in 1986 and then switched to grooming. Your pet will leave the hospital with a stylish new hairdo, trimmed nails, a bath, and a pretty bow in their hair or a handsome bandana around their neck.
She has four Chihuahuas and a Great Dane/Chow mix. She and her husband, Jay, enjoy camping, kayaking, and snorkeling in their spare time.
Sophia joined San Pablo Animal Hospital in 2011. She obtained her grooming certificate shortly after graduating from high school and is currently attending Animal Behavior College to obtain certification as a Veterinary Assistant. Sophia has a great way with the animals and loves making them look gorgeous. She says working with animals is the best job in the world.
Her shih-tzu, Cammie, is her "baby." Other hobbies include playing softball and spending time with her friends and family.
Shannon Ruscitti began working in our kennel in 2005. Before coming to San Pablo Animal Hospital Shannon was a volunteer at the Humane Society.
Shannon has three pets of her own, including a cat named after Winston Churchill. She says he is fat, stubborn, and never surrenders a fight. She has a cute, silly, Cocker Spaniel, Dallas, that loves bananas. She also has a German Shepherd named Lightning, who even while the size of a pony, she is still a playful love bug. Shannon’s hobbies are making beaded jewelry, reading, bike riding, and military history. Her favorite part of working at San Pablo Animal Hospital is hanging out with all the animals.
Reba Frazier is happily back at San Pablo Animal Hospital after a few years in Virginia. She was once our receptionist but is now retired and is a great asset to our kennel crew.
Mergatroid and Barkley are her canine children and she spoils them completely just as she does your pets when they visit here.
JJulia is a college student and helps in our kennel whenever she has a break from college. Julia plans to become a veterinarian one day. She and her family also raise puppies for Canine Companions for Independence, placing service dogs with persons in need.
April Hampton is one of our hard working kennel crew and also helps out as a veterinary technician. She graduated from the State University of New York at Oswego in 2015 with a Bachelor's of Science in Biology. She will be attending veterinary medical school in the near future. April has studied abroad at Wildlife Friends Foundation in Thailand and also Jamari National Forest in Brazil. She joined San Pablo Animal Hospital in 2016 and adopted a cute kitty named Jaxie who came to us with a broken leg.
Alyssa Small joined the kennel staff in 2017. When she is not busy attending high school, she is an expert pet sitter, kennel tech, and dog bather.