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 teenage 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 Sloane and Gracie, Labradors that will hopefully go on to be the skilled companions 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: Bucky, a retired greyhound, Jack, a very active(!) young greyhound, and four cats, Ben, Jerry, Stinkerbug and Stewie. She 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 to clean off Dr. McCall’s desk. She now works part-time as the Office Manager/Bookkeeper. She enjoys being a mom, playing tennis, serving on PTSA, traveling, and getting to know the clients and their 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.
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.
Stacey Moore obtained her Bachelors degree in Marine Science from Jacksonville University in 2005. She came to work for San Pablo Animal Hospital in 2007. Stacey has a Pembroke Welsh Corgi named Xander. She says her favorite thing about San Pablo is bringing Xander to work, and Butters, one of the hospital cats. She enjoys being outside, the beach and the guitar.
Beth Eddy has a degree in Business Management from the University of North Florida and began working at San Pablo Animal Hospital in January of 2009. She and her husband have two large mixed breed dogs at home, Isegrim and Ladybird, and four cats that adopted them! Prior to working here, Beth’s animal experience included being an assistant to a groomer, pet sitting, and kennel work. She says working around puppies and kittens all day is a super job perk. Her hobbies include her yard and vegetable garden.
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.
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.