Meet Our Staff

LIZ1.jpg Liz 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.jpg Christina 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


Brianna Oquendo

Patient Care Coordinator
Veterinary Assistant

Hi, My name is Brianna! I've been an Veterinary Assistant for Safari Animal Clinic for a year and I love it. I am attending Hillsborough Community College to obtain my Veterinary Technician Certification.Ever since I can remember I have always had an incredible love for animals, which has developed into a passion. Thank you for trusting us with your fur babies, I can't wait to meet you.


De'Lisa Davis

Patient Care Coordinator
Veterinary Assistant                                                     

Hi, my name is De’Lisa!  I am currently attending  the University of South  Florida pursuing a degree in Environmental Policy.  When I am not tending to patients at the clinic I enjoy fostering dogs, drawing, and cooking . I am thrilled to be able to help care for your pets, can’t wait to meet you!


Anthony Leffler

Patient Care Coordinator
Veterinary Assistant         

Hi, my name is Anthony! I am currently a student at the University of South Florida pursuing my bachelor’s degree in biology. I plan to attend Veterinary school after graduation and eventually I want to have my own practice. Along with my fiancé, Jordyn, I have three cats: Sammy, Eddie, and Valyria. Thank you for your time and I look forward to getting to know you and your pets!


Mandy McDowell

Patient Care Coordinator

Social Media Manager
Veterinary Assistant

Hi! I am Mandy! I am currently a student at the University of South Florida pursuing my bachelor’s degree in animal concentrated biology. After graduation. I plan to attend veterinary school back in my home state, Texas! In my free time I love going to the beach or hanging out at a theme park! I can’t wait to meet you and your furry friends!

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