Boggy Creek Animal Hospital, your pet doctors in Kissimmee, FL, is proud to provide a highly qualified team of veterinarians and experienced veterinary technicians.
Kissimmee pet owners can come to Boggy Creek Animal Hospital with confidence, knowing that your pets will receive the best care from a highly qualified pet care team. We encourage you to read through our biographies below to learn more about our team and our qualifications, and we’d be glad to answer your questions about our hospital.
Robert Hicks, DVM
Dr. Hicks graduated from Auburn University with a bachelor’s degree in Zoology in 1982 and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1986. Upon graduation, he moved to Central Florida where he practiced at various hospitals until opening Boggy Creek Animal Hospital in 1996. Dr. Hicks is an active member of the AVMA, FVMA, CFVMA and IVAPM. He is the past president of the CFVMA and has been on the Board of Directors of the Veterinary Emergency Clinic of Central Florida for 10 of the last 12 years. When not at work, Dr. Hicks spends the majority of his time with his wife Stephanie, their five children, and multiple pets. His hobbies include sports of all kinds and real estate investing.
Sandra was born in Missouri and grew up in Kansas. She moved to Georgia where she received her training from one of the top rated veterinary clinics in the state. Passionate about animals, she enjoys her job and the many challenges it brings. She spends her weekends horseback riding and spending time with family.
Phillip has worked in the veterinary field for over 20 years and the last 14 years at Boggy Creek Animal Hospital. His goals are to improve customer service, client education, and inventory supplies while striving to provide the highest quality of patient care. Phillip and his wife have two children and three dogs of various sizes.
Lauren has been a veterinary technician since 2001 and has been employed with Boggy Creek Animal Hospital since 2006. She attended St. Petersburg College and graduated with honors in 2012 with an A.S. degree in veterinary technology and became a CVT (certified veterinary technician) in 2013. Lauren also has received a B.A. degree from UCF in Fine Arts in 2002.
Lauren has worked with many species of animals such as exotics, wildlife, large and small animals. She also volunteers her time with Back To Nature Wildlife Refuge, a rehabilitation center for injured and orphaned wildlife. Lauren also takes on another job of pet sitting. She has been a pet sitter since her start as a veterinary technician in 2001. She would tell you that her work is very fulfilling, and that she never thinks of it as a job. Her husband and her have 4 dogs, Gunner, JuJuBee, PupPup, and Donut; an Amazon parrot named BlueBonnet, a snake named Sasha, a tortoise named Master Fuquay,a turtle named Turk, a rabbit named Po and some fish. On her free time, she spends it creating art work from pottery, painting and jewelry making.
Diane graduated from Gwinnett Technical College in 2002 with a degree in veterinary technology. She worked as a veterinary technician at the same hospital in Georgia for over eight years. She moved to Florida in January 2011, and started working at Boggy Creek Animal Hospital in May of that same year. She lives in Orlando with her husband and their cats. They enjoy frequent trips to theme parks. She also enjoys reading and movies.
Leona and her husband came to Florida in early 2015 from Armarillo Texas. It was there where she began her career in small animal medicine in 2010. She loves learning new things every day as well as meeting new people and especially their furry friends. When she is not working, you can usually find her and her husband at one of the Disney Parks, at the beach or tinkering on one of their muscle cars. Their home consists of 3 dogs: Cory, Jack, and Rigel; 2 cats: Dora and Stealth; and Millie the cockatiel.
Donita has been the receptionist at Boggy Creek Animal Hospital since its opening in April 1996. She moved from South Florida, and has been working in the veterinary field since 1976. Donita has seen much growth and change in Osceola County. She enjoys watching clients and their families and pets grow through the years. Donita lives in St. Cloud with her son, three cats and one small dog. She enjoys reading, baking, cooking, and cherishes family times.
Judy started in the veterinary field in 1993 with the Army 19th Detachment Unit in the Netherlands. She worked at Pet Centre Animal Hospital in Virginia from 1996 to 1999. In 2002 Judy moved to Florida and started at Boggy Creek Animal Hospital. She really enjoys working with pets. Judy has two dogs and a cat: Nena, a Pekingese; and Chewy, a Maltese and Tiger. Chewy is the Boggy Creek Animal Hospital mascot. She has three children and four grandchildren and loves spending time with her family. Judy also enjoys reading and listens to jazz on Sunday mornings.
Debbie has been the kennel manager at Boggy Creek Animal Hospital since 1997. She was previously a pre-school teacher for 10 years. She is not only a mother of three, but also a grandmother. Dogs, horses and birds are her other children she cares for. In her spare time, she can be found riding her horse, walking her dogs, and kayaking.
Lisa is a kennel assistant who has a passion and interest in, not only domesticated pets, but also reptiles and exotic animals as well. She shares a household with a 10-year-old son, two adopted cats, fish, and birds. She enjoys outdoors, martial arts, fitness, and expanding her knowledge of the different cultures of the world. She hopes to travel and experience them in person.
Kathy is an animal lover and her lifestyle and career centers around animal care! She has been a pet stylist at Boggy Creek Animal Hospital since 2003. Kathleen is involved with training, showing, grooming, and playing with all kinds of pets. She loves to groom and make pets look cute and “comfy.” She loves working at BCAH because it is a fun and caring place of work.