Talented. Experienced. Driven. The team at Boggy Creek Animal Hospital believes in a singular vision: that we exist to change lives, and that your pet deserves truly world-class health care.


Manuel Lima, DVM

Owner and Veterinarian

Dr. Lima was born and raised in Matanzas, Cuba. While growing up there, he found his calling to heal animals at a young age when his dog Rocky needed surgery for a broken tail and he assisted the veterinarian with the procedure. In 2003, at the age of 15, his veterinary dream had to be put on hold when he and his family migrated to the United States. After settling in Orlando with his parents and his little brother, Dr. Lima received a Bachelors in Biology from the University of Central Florida. Shortly afterwards, he was accepted into the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Florida where he earned his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in May of 2017 and his Certificate in Veterinary Business Management. Dr. Lima joined our practice after graduation and became the new owner in January of 2021.

Dr. Lima’s special interests include Dentistry, Radiology, Ultrasonography, and Internal Medicine. He strives to decrease stress for his patients on every visit and build deep relationships with his clients. He is very passionate about mentoring Pre-Vet students and building an organization that helps make a difference in the lives of others. Dr. Lima lives in Lake Nona with his wife Kaity and their dog Oso, a Golden Retriever/Chow Chow mix. Their favorite pastimes are traveling, going camping and hiking, and eventually visiting every National Park in the United States.

Katherine Manning, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Katherine Manning was born and raised in Deland, FL and attended Florida Southern College in Lakeland, FL where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in biology. She then moved to Knoxville, Tennessee to attend the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in May of 2018 with her DVM. She then moved back home and married her high school sweetheart, Anthony.

When Dr. Manning is not taking care of your pets, she loves to spend time with her two dogs and two cats: Mollie the border collie mix, Dani the Australian Shepherd, and two black cats-Leslie Knope and Ben Wyatt (she is a big Parks and Rec fan). She spends the rest of her free time with her family and friends, enjoying the sunshine at the beach or by the pool.

Dr. Manning’s favorite parts of being a veterinarian include client education, preventative care, internal medicine, and dermatology. Her goal is to help every owner become a vital part in the care of their pet. She is passionate about helping her clients understand how to best care for their cats or dogs and loves that she can also care for the humans on the other side of the leash as well. She feels lucky to get to do what she loves every day.

Camila Pulido, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Originally from Colombia, Dr. Maria Pulido moved to the United States at the age of 7. From a very young age she developed a passion for taking care of animals as she would watch her dad, also a veterinarian, treat and diagnose them. This led her to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Florida and a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Melbourne in Australia in 2017. During her time in college and vet school, Dr. Pulido worked as a veterinary technician, volunteered at the UF Small Animal Hospital and traveled overseas to Belize and Thailand to work with elephants. Upon graduation, Dr. Pulido moved back to the states to be closer to her family and has practiced in various small animal clinics in Central Florida ever since.

Dr. Pulido has a special interest in soft tissue surgery, dermatology, and internal medicine. Currently, she is Fear Free Certified, which allows her to provide a stress-free environment for both her patients and owners. In her free time, Dr. Pulido can be found cycling, traveling and spending time with her family, friends and pets. She is also quite the food enthusiast….so she clearly fits right in with the rest of us here at Boggy Creek!

“One small cat changes coming home to an empty house to coming home.”

-Pam Brown

Hospital Care

Cyd Marie Gonzalez

Practice Administrator

Cyd Marie was born in Puerto Rico and raised in Orlando, Florida. Since she was a small child, she has always been passionate about providing the best care possible for all furry companions.

In 2012, Cyd became a Certified Veterinary Assistant and then continued her education by graduating with a Bachelors in Biology from the University of Central Florida. She began her journey with Boggy Creek Animal Hospital as a receptionist and has grown to now become the practice administrator.

In her spare time you can find Cyd at Baldwin Park with her pup Romeo or snuggling on the couch with her kitty Smokey. She loves exploring new beaches and fishing piers as well as spending time with her family.

Cyd’s favorite part about working at Boggy Creek Animal Hospital is being able to watch every employee grow within the field and seeing the bonds that are created within the team. She also loves the connection that is created between the employees and the animals that they care for. Watching the love and compassion they give to each patient and client behind the scenes is remarkable. Cyd is also passionate about creating long-term relationships with each and every client.

Kaity Lima

Special Projects Fairy

Kaity Lima was born and raised in Florida and received her Bachelor’s degree in hospital and event management from The University of Central Florida.

She began working for a veterinary consulting company in 2019 and made the switch to working at Boggy Creek Animal Hospital full-time in 2021, to help with all the little projects needing attention around the hospital.

The “Special Projects Fairy”, seemed fitting (also a subtle nod to all the Office fans). Kaity can be found doing everything from managing new contractors, to taking care of our florals, and helping grow our brand.

“Manny and I are beyond blessed to be on this path together. Being able to collaborate with our team and help them grow in a direction that inspires them, all while caring for sick animals and their concerned owners, is incredible. This industry has been a major change from my past sales and corporate jobs, but I have never been so happy to walk into work every day. Be kind. Make magic. Life is beautiful, baby!”

“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.”

-Steve Jobs

Client Care

Judy Tatum

Lead Client Care Specialist

Judy has been a receptionist with Boggy Creek Animal Hospital for over 17 years and is dedicated to providing clients with the highest level of care possible. From starting as a member of the United States Army to becoming a member of the Boggy Creek Animal Hospital family, Judy believes that every day is a blessing.

Judy is the proud owner of three beautiful cats: Selena, Penelope, and Isabella. She loves spending time with her grandkids and husband and can often be found going to the beach, fishing, reading and crocheting.

Jessica Miller

Client Care Specialist

Jessica was born in Indiana but raised in Kissimmee, Florida. She started working in the animal industry in 2009 after going to school to become a veterinary assistant. Her love of patients quickly flourished into a love for their owners as well and she found her calling as a veterinary receptionist.

Jessica’s hobbies include watching television, going out to dinner and spending time with her husband, two sons and her dog.

Shawn Carpenter

Client Care Specialist

Shawn was born in England and moved to America in 2007. He began his work in the veterinary field in 2013 and became a member of the Boggy Creek Animal Hospital family in 2015.

In his spare time, Shawn can be found playing fetch with his dog, volunteering at a local wildlife refuge, working on his car and going to the beach. Shawn’s favorite part of working at Boggy Creek Animal Hospital are the relationships and memories he has made with all of his coworkers

Lissete Caillihua

Client Care Specialist

Lissete is a Florida native who started her work with animals in 2013 when she became a Certified Pet Groomer. She then went on to work in a boarding facility as a groomer before deciding to shift her interest to providing hands-on care for people’s pets as a veterinary assistant.

At home Lissete has her very own “mini farm” complete with dogs, chickens, ducks, birds and a cat. If she’s not tending to the needs of all her animals, you can find her watching a movie, painting or having a game night with friends.

“Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.”

-Albert Einstein

Patient Care

Gabriel Sanchez

Veterinary Technician/Team Lead

Gabriel was born and raised in Puerto Rico, eventually moving to Orlando with his family when he was 13 years old. Gabriel always dreamt of working in the veterinary field and went on to obtain his certification as a Veterinary Assistant. Gabe came to Boggy Creek Animal Hospital with eight years of experience and a strong desire to continue his education. He is passionate about the importance of offering quality preventative medicine to his patients and always strives to provide the highest level of veterinary care possible.

When Gabe isn’t hard at work, he enjoys spending time at Bass Pro Shop, stocking up on fishing gear and spending time with his family.

Savannah Wierda

Veterinary Technician/Team Lead

Savannah is a Florida native who found her love for animals at an early age. After growing up around horses and dogs, Savannah later decided to spend her spare time volunteering at a local animal shelter. She then went on to become a part of the Boggy Creek Animal Hospital family as a veterinary technician.

Savannah has a passion for plants, animals and dentistry and can often be found camping, traveling and spending time with her three dogs.

Jennifer Stockton

Veterinary Technician/Inventory Lead

Jennifer has been in the field of veterinary medicine since 2002 working as a veterinary technician and eventually a shift lead. She became part of the Boggy Creek Animal Hospital family in March of 2020 and has been growing and learning with the clinic ever since.

When she isn’t working, she enjoys spending time with her family on vacations, cruises and road trips. She can also be found pampering her tiny Chihuahua, Gizzy.

When asked why she chose veterinary medicine as her career, she explains, “We as veterinary technicians have as many jobs as we have names. They call us technicians, nurses, vet techs, assistance, and sometimes they may even call us Superman or Superwoman. We are passionate and caring. We have dedicated our whole lives to helping animals because we love them that much.”

Yeiranys Ramos

Veterinary Technician

Yeiranys, also known as Yei, was born and raised in Cupey, a small part of San Juan, Puerto Rico. Growing up on a farm, Yei was surrounded by all types of animals, big and small. She credits living in that environment as what inspired her to want to work in the animal field. Even at the young age of four, Yei pursued her passion as she dressed up as a veterinarian for her preschool career day!

Yeiranys is the proud mom to a black German Shepherd named Klaus. The love that she has for Klaus is what motivates her to help her patients every single day. She knows that her clients love and care about their fur babies just as much as she does about her very own.

Ashley Hoffman

Licensed Veterinary Nurse

Ashley was born and raised in Long Island, New York and received her Bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Technology from Mercy College. She eventually relocated to Florida and is now a licensed Veterinary Technologist in both states. From a young age, Ashley knew that she wanted to spend her life helping animals. She adores all species, big and small, but has a special place in her heart for squirrels, chihuahuas and pit bulls.

When she is not hard at work, Ashley is either at Disney World or outside enjoying the beautiful Florida sun and palm trees.

Nya Scott

Veterinary Technician

Nya was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland and made the move to Florida six years ago. Even as a young child, Nya knew that she wanted to work in the veterinary field. Her love of animals has only grown since then.

Nya’s hobbies include traveling, drawing, playing volleyball and spending time with her son and their two American bulldogs. She also shares her home with two ball pythons and some fish.

Emmanuel Goyco

Veterinary Technician

Emmanuel’s passion for working with animals all started after he took a position working as a grooming assistant at his local pet shop. Hungry for even more interaction with animals, he began to spend his time volunteering at an animal shelter and later on became a veterinary assistant.

Emmanuel is a certified dog trainer, helping to train canines as therapy animals for hospitals and schools. He is an avid wildlife photographer who enjoys spending his spare time scuba diving or hanging out with his dogs and cats.

Samantha Fisher

Veterinary Technician

Samantha was born in Minnesota and moved to Florida as a child. Even at a young age, Samantha’s passion for animals was obvious to all those around her. Her mother even bought her a zoology textbook so that Samantha could start studying about the things she loved the most.

Samantha is currently working towards a career in wildlife and has been a veterinary technician for past 2 years. In her spare time, she enjoys being with her family and pets.



Gabriel was born in Las Pierdras, Puerto Rico and moved to Orlando at 7 years old. He is currently a pre-veterinarian student with a bachelors in Biology. From a young age he has always wanted to work and care for animals. He began working in the veterinary field in 2018 and has loved it since.

His goal is to one day open up a veterinary hospital that specializes in treating and training therapeutic animals.

When not at work Gabe loves spending time with Duke. His hobbies are going to theme parks, traveling and playing video games.



Kiana was born and raised in Florida where she had a love for animals starting at a young age. Growing up she aspired to work in the veterinary industry, so just after graduating from Harmony High School, she studied and attained her certification as a Veterinary Assistant. Since then, she dives right in and pursues each day with a new found joy of her career. She loves advocating for the health and wellbeing of animals, along with educating their owners.

In her spare time Kiana enjoys spending time with loved ones, visiting beaches and painting landscapes.

“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.”

–Anatole France

Kennel Care

Debbie Finenco

Kennel Manager

Debbie has been the kennel manager at Boggy Creek Animal Hospital since 1997. Prior to joining Boggy Creek Animal Hospital, Debbie was a preschool teacher for 10 years.

She is not only a mother of three, but also a grandmother and a fur mother to her dogs, horses and birds. In her spare time, she can be found riding her horse, walking her dogs or kayaking.

Lisa Ruscio

Kennel Technician

Lisa is originally from Indiana and moved to Central Florida when she was very young. She has a passion and interest in, not only domesticated pets, but also reptiles and exotic animals. Her favorite part of veterinary medicine is helping the animals and seeing them at all the stages of their life.

She shares her household with her teenage son, five adopted cats, fish, and birds. Lisa loves the outdoors, martial arts, fitness, and expanding her knowledge of the different cultures of the world. Her passion outside of veterinary medicine is entrepreneurship of her start-up company where she acquires and sells items online.

Simone Daniels

Kennel Technician

Simone was born and raised in Orlando, Florida and is currently a student at the University of Central Florida where she majors in Biology and minors in environmental studies. Simone started working at a dog boarding facility at the age of 13 and quickly found that she had a strong passion for providing the best care possible for animals. In addition to working at Boggy Creek Animal Hospital, Simone also volunteers with Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge. In the future, Simone hopes to work in the field of animal and environmental conservation.

When she isn’t working hard towards her goals, Simone can be found birdwatching, exploring nature, reading, writing, and checking out the local thrift shops.