Meet Our Doctor
Dr. Austin Plummer, Elite Fear Free Certified
Dr. Austin Plummer was born and raised in St. Petersburg, Florida and has had a lifelong passion for everything animal-related. He obtained his bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Florida and received his doctorate in veterinary medicine from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Plummer has always loved St. Petersburg and upon graduation from veterinary school knew he wanted to move back to his hometown and begin practicing medicine. After several years in private practice, he was able to obtain his goal of practice ownership by opening his own veterinary hospital. “I have a passion for all aspects of veterinary medicine, but I have a special interest in radiology and internal medicine.”
In addition to the DVM curriculum, Dr. Plummer received a certificate in business management and shelter medicine. He is proficient in abdominal ultrasonography and is a skilled soft tissue surgeon. Dr. Plummer finds client education extremely important and always takes the extra time to explain disease processes and test results to his clients.
Dr. Plummer and his wife Samantha have 3 dogs, 2 goats, 6 chickens, and numerous aquatic pets at their home in St. Petersburg.
“My wife and I both really love animals, it’s one of the biggest things we share and we have made our home reflective of that. We are both extremely passionate about rescue animals and always try to have a foster dog in our home.”
Meet Our Technicians
Michelle Werden, CVT, Office Manager, and Fear Free Certified
I am married to my husband Andy, a mother to Abby, a 7-year-old rescued Cocker Spaniel, and a business owner. As a young child, I gravitated towards animals due to their unassuming, non-judgmental, and honest personalities. Their resiliency and forgiving nature have been a continuing life lesson for me. After a 20-year career as a staff accountant, I made the decision to step outside of my comfort zone and retire. I left a job that I excelled at and that I was very comfortable in to pursue my passion for animal care. I was accepted into the Veterinary Nursing program at SPC in June of 2017. I graduated with honors in May of 2019 and subsequently became a CVT bypassing the VTNE in August of that same year. I began my veterinary career in May of 2017 with a small single veterinarian practice, which I continue to do relief work for. In May of 2018, I also began working at Pet Pal Veterinary Clinic. I have been an active volunteer with Pet Pal Animal Shelter since 2016 and have been a hospice foster with Florida Cocker Spaniel Rescue since 2013. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my husband Andy, Abby, and my family, working in my organic garden, and volunteering with the shelter.
Rebecca Johnson, CVT, Lead Tech, and Fear Free Certified
Hi! My Name is Rebecca. I was born and raised in St. Petersburg, Fl. I currently live in Largo with my husband, our 4 dogs (Roxy, Neo, Apollo, and Bubba), 3 bearded dragons, ball python, and a turtle. My pets are my kids. I graduated from the SPC Veterinary Technology Program in 2012 and have over 14 years of experience working with animals. I treat every patient as if he/she were my own. In my free time, I like to do ceramics, go kayaking, watch Netflix and spend time with family.
Soraya Baz Fahad
“Hey! My name is Soraya. I was born in the United States, raised in Egypt, and moved to the UK for work. I started my career in animal care there, earning a Level 2 NVQ in Horse Care and Management. I moved back to Florida to continue my education, graduating from the University of Tampa with a BSC in Biology with a Chemistry minor. My passion for the veterinary field grew as I worked as a technician in an equine hospital, doing ER shifts, and then in a daytime small animal clinic. I love to help all my patients, big and small, feel better so they can live their best lives! In the future, I hope to pursue this goal further by going to vet school myself. My furbabies are my long-haired German Shepherd, Tegan, my foster fail mixed breed pup Styx, and my rescue kitty, Nugget. Outside of work, I love to foster animals through local rescues, play board games with friends, and enjoy outdoor activities like kayaking and camping.”
Meet Our Client Service Representative
Breanna Rougerio, Front Desk Manager
My name is Bre Rougerio. I am originally from a small town in West Virginia and have recently moved to the St. Petersburg area. Being a military spouse I have lived in multiple states and I am excited to finally make Florida my home.
I knew from a young age I wanted to work with animals as I have always had love and compassion for them. I have been in the veterinary field for over 5 years now as a receptionist as well as a veterinarian assistant.
I have a German Shepherd named Remi, a Golden Retriever named Deuxbee, and a cat named Bailey that rules the house. In my spare time, I enjoy being outdoors and doing activities with my pets.
I look forward to meeting you and providing you with the most positive and comforting experience here at PPH!
Meet Our Veterinary Assistant
Hello, my name is Megan! I grew up on the Space Coast in Cocoa Beach and moved to St. Petersburg two years ago for school. Currently, I am a student at the University of South Florida with the hope to go to veterinary school. Growing up I was always surrounded by pets- at one time my family had three chihuahuas, three birds, two gerbils, and a bunch of fish. Now in college, I am a guinea pig mom. In my spare time, I enjoy being at the park, playing video games, crafting, and just hanging out with my guinea pigs. I can’t wait to meet you!