Devoted animal lovers. Passionate about excellence. The team at West Park is exactly the one that you want looking after your family member. Scroll down to get to know the team at your back.
Dr. Erin Hyde is originally from Dallas, Texas, where she first decided to be a veterinarian at roughly the age of 6. For her undergraduate degree, she attended college in Auburn, Alabama, where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal and Dairy Sciences from Auburn University in 2008. Deciding to take a break from school, Dr. Hyde traveled to Lexington, Kentucky, where she worked on a Thoroughbred breeding farm for 6 months, then returned home to Dallas to further her practical experience working as a veterinary technician. She continued her education at Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine, where she earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2014, graduating Summa Cum Laude. She has worked in the Tampa Bay area since graduation.
Dr. Hyde’s professional interests include internal medicine and dermatology. She also continues to further her education and training through advanced courses in ultrasound diagnostics and dentistry. Dr. Hyde and her husband, Sean, share their home with their two goofy rescue dogs Sullivan (“Sully”) and Fig, pictures of whom you can see on the walls of our lobby! In her down time, Dr. Hyde enjoys traveling, getting outside with the pups (or a good book), visiting Tampa Bay’s many craft breweries, and of course, Auburn Football.
*Fun fact: Dr. Hyde was an active member of the Auburn University Marching Band all four years of undergrad, never missed a home Auburn Football game, and visited nearly every stadium in the SEC- the exceptions being Vanderbilt and Mizzou.
Dr. Churchill is a gentle, attentive veterinarian who knew that she wanted to care for animals from a young age. She graduated from the University of Florida with her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine and practiced at high-end veterinary hospitals in both Scottsdale Arizona and St Augustine Florida.
Dr. Churchill has a special interest in clinical pathology, dentistry and internal medicine. She is always looking for opportunities to expand her knowledge base and actively seeks out advanced continuing education. Dr. Churchill is obsessed with her patients and making sure that they live the longest, healthiest lives possible. Dr. Churchill is delighted to be back in her hometown of Tampa with her husband, Dr. Gosche and her favorite four-legged companion, Belle.
“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.”
Jade Devi is a certified veterinary technician (CVT) with over 7 years of experience in veterinary medicine. She not only brings a wealth of knowledge to West Park Animal Hospital, but also a strong passion for feline medicine and anesthesia. Jade enjoys teaching and has a particular interest in educating pet parents in a way that makes them comfortable with their pet’s treatment, especially when it comes to surgical procedures and anesthesia. Her favorite part about working at West Park Animal Hospital is the time and attention she gets to devote to each patient’s physical and behavioral needs. Jade shares her home with two dogs, Doug and Haley, two cats, Puddin and Rooster, and a chameleon named Kimmie. On the weekends you can often find her one of Florida’s famous beaches.
Vera grew up in Clearwater, FL and began volunteering at her local veterinary hospital at age 14. Her love for animals grew as did her passion for customer service.
Vera has over 10 years of experience in the veterinary field ranging from nonprofit organizations and rescue groups to veterinary specialty and emergency centers. Vera draws upon that experience at West Park Animal Hospital to assist pet parents at every stage of their pet’s life. She understands that compassionate client care and education will help strengthen the bond between pets and their owners and ultimately help them to have long and healthy lives together. Just ask her to tell you a story about her own pets or “partners in crime”, Chispa, a feisty calico, and Mani, a very sweet and loving terrier mix.
Hannah is a Florida native and originally from Madeira beach. She has over 8 years of experience in the veterinary field, and her absolute favorite thing is forming lasting relationships with her patients and their pet parents. She comes to work every day looking for opportunities to make a difference in the lives of our four-legged family members. In addition to practicing as a veterinary technician, she also has a strong focus on research and eventually wants to enrich her patients’ lives through her studies. Like all of us in the veterinary profession, Hannah has always had a strong love of animals. When she was in high school, she raised and showed swine. Now she has 2 dogs, 3 cats and one ball python of her own (all rescues), and she gets hours of entertainment observing the unique friendship that her cats have with her ball python.