Meet Our Staff

LIZ1.jpgLiz Schroetke

Executive Practice Manager
Customer Care Consultant /Trainer

Liz has many years of executive level experience in corporate and small business operations, customer care, employee and business management. We appreciate her help and she will gladly assist you with any problems.

ch_011.jpgChristina Hankal

Customer Care Coordination Manager
Inventory Manager
New Employee Coordination and Training
Certified Nutritional Consultant
Veterinary Medical Level II Assistant

Christina has been working here for over 10 years and has two daughters, Helene and Holly who love to assist her


Lujean El-Hadri

Patient Care Coordinator
Veterinary Assistant

Hi, I am Lujean! I am currently pursuing a Bachelor’s of Science in Health Sciences at the University of South Florida. Ever since I can remember I have always had an indescribable love for animals, which has developed into a passion. This passion drives me to do all I can to help assist in caring for our animals. Here at Safari Animal Clinic we treat your pets like our own, which means we go above and beyond to provide optimal care for your pet while always making them feel at home. We look forward to having your pet become a part of our family!

Brittany Domke

Patient Care Coordinator
Veterinary Assistant                                                     


Hello, my name is Brittany! I’ve been a Veterinary Assistant for Safari Animal Clinic for ten months and I absolutely love it. I graduated from University of South Florida with a Bachelor’s degree in Integrative Animal Biology. I have volunteered for Alachua humane society, Quantum leap farm incorporation and Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary. I plan on attending veterinary school and becoming a veterinarian for exotic animals specifically. I spend my free time hanging out with my dog Jameson and my rabbit Rosẻ. Safari Animal Clinic is a trusting veterinary practice and Dr. Nelmapius is one of the most caring Dr’s I have come across.

Ashlyn Frahn


Hi, I’m Ashlyn! I am a pre-veterinary student at the University of South Florida in my senior year. I plan to attend veterinary school next year, with a specific focus on cats, dogs, and exotic animals. In the future, I plan to open my own veterinary practice that serves companion animals and exotics, like snakes and other reptiles. I have a Shiba Inu named Suki and a crested gecko named Peanut who are my whole world. Thank you for trusting us with your precious fur babies, I can’t wait to meet you!

Our Locations

Office Hours

Main Office (By Appointment Only)


9:00 AM-5:00 pm


9:00 AM-5:00 pm


9:00 AM-5:00 pm


9:00 AM-5:00 pm


9:00 AM-5:00 pm


9 .00 to 12.00



  • "When my dog Blackie was diagnosed with severe pancreatitis, Dr. Nelmapius prescribed a strict treatment plan but also course of laser therapy. Every time he gets the therapy I can immediately tell he just feels better and after each treatment I could see improvement and the outbreaks have become less frequent and less intense almost to the point of a complete cure."
    Melanie Acanda
  • ""I must mention Liz. Such a wonderful loving person and dear friend. Liz drove all the way to my house to bring me medicine that I needed for my very sick Shih Tzu, Bijou. She also was so caring to a little stray dog that found us one morning and was in need of special attention. That little dog was in terrible shape and she cleaned him up for us and comforted him"
    Fred and Joyce Pennington
  • "I really liked the attention, including the details, from Doctor N. I also liked the check-up phone calls from Christina and the other caring staff"
    Brittany Caddic
  • ""We found a little sickly stray. He has since become our special little dog since Dr. Nelmapius had to do several surgeries on him to fix major damage from abuse that he received before he found us. I have often said I wish I had a Doctor for my health issues that is as dedicated to each of his patients as Dr Nelmapius"
    Fred and Joyce Pennington
  • "I appreciated the time Doctor N. and his staff at Safari took with us. He personally took the extra time to make sure that I understand everything that is taking place."
    Bridget Catledge