Dr.Kathleen BartosOwner/Medical Director
Kathleen D. Bartos M.S., D.V.M. opened HVC in July 1990. She received her B.S. degree in zoology from Duke University and her M.S. in veterinary physiology from the University of Florida before attending veterinary school. She completed her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.) degree at the University of Florida in 1986. She studied veterinary acupuncture with Dr. Shen Xie at the Chi Institute in Gainesville, FL, is certified in therapeutic laser and stem cell therapies, and is a member of the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management. She is also an active member of the American, Florida and Volusia/Flagler Veterinary Medical Associations. Dr. Bartos and her husband enjoy spending time with their dog Abby (Labrador Retriever) and their cats Kira (Domestic Shorthair), Monsta (Domestic Shorthair), Dax (Siamese), and #1 (Domestic Shorthair).
Dr.Gabriel AbreuAssociate Veterinarian
Gabe Abreu, DVM completed his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.) degree at the Ross University in September 2019. He studied veterinary acupuncture at the Chi Institute in Gainesville, FL, and is trained in canine rehabilitation through the University of Tennessee. Dr. Abreu is Fear Free Certified and speaks English and Spanish fluently, and has a basic knowledge of American Sign Language. Dr. Abreu has three dogs Amelia, Dean, and Oliver (all Australian Shepherds).
Sue started as a client at HVC in 2013 and was pulled from an exam room and made a Client Services Representative in 2015. After a couple of years as Lead Client Services Representative and Office Manager, she became the Practice Manager in May 2018. Sue came to us from New Jersey, where she worked 30 years in the legal field. She loves cats and 'dawgs,' especially hers, Max (Golden Doodle) and Scar (Husky Mix).
Val has been at HVC since July of 2009. She started as a receptionist and is now the Inventory Manager. She has also been a client of the practice since February 1991. Val is mom to two cats, Mischief and Poppet (both Siamese Mixes), who keep her and her husband on their toes.
Nikki has been a technician at HVC since 2013. She is a fantastic tech and has a wonderful smile. Nikki is a highly knowledgeable and skilled Veterinary Technician. Nikki will rescue any animal she finds who needs rescuing. Currently, she has two dogs, Ally (German Shepherd) and Drake (Rottweiler), and a Snake named Venus.
Stephanie joined our technical staff with over 10 years of experience. She is very skilled and knowledgeable. Stephanie loves to help educate clients and can often be found returning client phone calls. Stephanie makes us laugh every day! She and her family own a dog named Max (American Pit Bull) and recently adopted a couple of kittens,Tom and Jerry (both Domestic Shorthairs), as well as some chickens and a duck!!
Tally came to us with many years of experience as a Veterinary Technician. She brings a happy and friendly attitude to work each day. Tally fit right in with our HVC family. She has a love for all animals an reacts quickly in emergency situations. She and her two daughters are owned by a French Bull Dog named Ria.
Kayla joined HVC on her second day living in Florida. She's been a Veterinary Technician for many years in Illinois. She and her husband have three dogs, Mary Jane (Miniature Pinscher/Chihuahua Mix), ZuZu (Australian Shepherd/Husky Mix), and Langston (American Pit Bull).
Angela and her husband moved to Volusia County from the Chicago area, where they attended college. Angela has a B.S. in Biology and is planning on becoming a veterinarian in the future. She is a furmom to Aurora, a sibling of our clinic cat Scotty (Domestic Shorthair) and Ashur (Domestic Shorthair), who she adopted from a litter a client brought in as newborns.
Melissa greets every client and patient with a smile. She has loved animals her whole life. If Melissa answers your phone call, be prepared to be told a corny joke. Melissa is furmom to Abby (German Shepherd) and Bandit (German Shepherd Mix), as well as Binx (Domestic Shorthair) and LucieFur Morningstar (Domestic Shorthair).
Kenzie started with HVC as a Hospital Assistant and quickly completed her training to become a Veterinary Assistant. She will continue to train to move into a Veterinary Technician position. Kenzie owns Clarence (miniature pig , Finn (Border Collie), Nova (Domestic Shorthair) and Dexter (Domestic Shorthair), and Cupcake (Cockatiel).
Julianne joined us in 2020. Whether your pet is admitted to our hospital for a wellness service, grooming, or for illness, Julianne will be sure his or her stay is as comfortable as possible. She makes sure all our patients are walked and have freshwater, and is tasked with keeping our Hospital clean. Julianne is a Connecticut native who lives in Port Orange. She would rescue every special need or senior pet if dog if she was able. For now, she is a fur mom to two senior Westies, Brandi, and Sparkles.
Lily is our part-time Client Services Representative. She joined our team in June 2018 and is always willing to help our clients and love our patients. If you are admitting your pet for treatment, be sure to tell him or her that Lily will become his or her best friend. Lily has two dogs, Max (Golden Doodle) and Scar (Husky Mix).
Briealle is a great fit to our Client Services Team. She has a beautiful smile and a great personality. Originally from Indiana, she has gotten very comfortable being a Floridian. She is mom to Nox (German Shepherd), Pesto (Bearded Dragon), and Terry (African Clawed Frog).
Marylou was Dr. Bartos' first employee at HVC. She can work almost any position in the hospital, except Veterinarian, of course. You have probably received a phone call or mail from Marylou to let you know your pet is due for services. Marylou is mom to Baby Girl (Rottweiler) and Puppy (Domestic Shorthair).
Heather came to HVC with many years of client services experience, with four years being in the pet industry. She is a Volusia County native. Heather is enjoying getting to know our clients and patients. She is fur mom to Milo and PeeWee (Toy Rat Terriers who are brothers).
Mindy joined HVC as a Veterinary Technician in 2013. She came to us with 20 years of technician and grooming experience. After a few years with us, she left her responsibilities as a tech and became our Groomer! We don't want to brag about how good she is, but....she is typically booked out for two months. She spends a lot of time with your pet and puts them at ease. She is referred by other groomers in the area for some of their ``not so groom friendly clients`` and is careful and caring with each of them. If your pet needs sedation to be groomed, let us know when scheduling your appointment. Your pet can have an exam with one of our doctors and, if found to be healthy enough, the doctor can sedate your pet for Mindy to groom. She and her family have a little 5-pound dog named Moxxi (Yorkie Mix) and two cats, Alice and Castiel (Domestic Shorthairs) who are siblings of our clinic cat Scotty and another staff member's cat.
Trip came to us as a kitten in March 2011. He keeps us all on our toes. He loves to have his big belly rubbed and to share our lunches. He can often be found sleeping in our pharmacy inbox. He is named after Star Trek Enterprise's Chief Engineer Charles 'Trip' Tucker III. We all think he's out of this world!
Scotty was born in April of 2020. He was brought in with his litter mates at just a few weeks old. He was picked from the litter to be an HVC clinic cat. His littermates were all adopted by HVC staff members. He is named after the Star Trek Lieutenant Commander Montgomery 'Scotty' Scott. We know he will live long and prosper!