Dr. Nannette Parra


Dr. Nannette Parra is ParkView Animal Hospitals veterinarian/ owner. We know you will like her great personality and exceptional medical skills. Dr. Parra graduated from Kansas State University in 2002. She is fluent in both Spanish and English. She served active duty in the ARMY Veterinary Corp and has worked in private practice in Maryland, Kansas, and Missouri until she settled in Florida. Dr. Parras Veterinary medicine interests include: Preventive Care and Internal Medicine with a special focus on ultrasound and laser therapy. She has 2 children, 4 dogs, 1 cats and 4 hens and a Rooster. Dr. Parras Outside interests include: Spending time with family, going to the movies, outdoor activities such as camping, geocaching, horseback riding, and nature walks. She is a big for sports fan and loves Baseball (LET’s GO RAYS) and College Football, but will watch any other kind.

Dr. Parra Habla espanol en nuestro Hospital de animals.

Dr. Bethany Gullette


Dr. Bethany Gullette was Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. She attended the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and obtained her Bachelor of Science in Biology. She continued her education at Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine, where she acquired her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2009. Upon graduating Dr. Bethany Gullette commissioned as a Captain in the United States Army and took her first assignment at Fort Sam Houston Texas. Dr. Bethany Gullette served there as the Officer in Charge responsible for the care of Military Working Dogs, Cassian Horses, and personal family pets of military families. Dr. Bethany Gullette was then deployed to Afghanistan, upon returning from her deployment, she was reassigned to Fort Benning in Columbus GA, where she served as the Branch Chief in charge of multiple small animal clinics, helping military and TSA working dogs, the family pets of military families, as well as the food inspection missions. After 6 years in service, Dr. Bethany Gullette decided to move to Florida to work as a small animal veterinarian in private practice. In her free time, Dr. Bethany Gullette loves spending time with her husband Lee, their child Samya and their dogs T-bone and Koda.

Dr. Rodrigo Rius


Dr. Rodrigo Rius graduated from the University of Buenos Aires in 1996. He received his foreign certification from Iowa State University in 2002. He has 2 sons, Luca and Sebastian, a dog named JoJo and a cat named Tiger.

Dr. Rius (Our Cat Whisper!) He specialized in a feline-only practice from 2002 to 2006 in Illinois and from 2014 – 2021 in Sarasota. He enjoys all aspects of Feline and Canine medicine and surgery.

During his free time, he enjoys going to the beach, water parks, and going to his children’s sports events.

Dr. Rius Habla espanol en nuestro Hospital de animals.

Mickie Hoelzle

Practice Manager

Mickie is our practice manager/owner. She graduated St. Petersburg College in 1978 with a degree in Animal Science. Since 1978 she has worked in the Veterinary Field either as a Veterinary Technician or a Practice Manager. She is also part owner of ParkView Animal Hospital. Mickie has a 3 year rescue dog and 15 year old geriatric cat. Her favorite pass time is traveling. She always has a bag packed… just in case opportunity presents itself!

Melissa Garner


Melissa was born in Plant City, FL. She moved to St. Petersburg in 1981. She has 2 adult children 1 son-in-law, 1 granddaughter, 4 cats and 4 dogs. Melissa has worked at our hospital since we opened our doors and has worked as a receptionist in the Veterinary field for the past 35 years. Now that her children are grown, she has the opportunity to travel….when she is not babysitting her adorable granddaughter!

Breanna Milillo


Breanna currently only works as receptionist on Saturdays. She has recently graduated Nursing School and is working full time as a nurse. She has a 15 year old son and Riley her Boarder Collie. Breanna and her son like to go to basketball games, movies and Carnival cruises!

Anthea Oppermann

Veterinary Technician

Anthea was born in England and grew up in Palm Harbor, FL. She joined the ParkView Animal Hospital team in January 2014. Anthea started her career in Veterinary Medicine in 1997. She enjoys working with senior pets and educating clients on how to care for their pets. In her time off, Anthea and her son Grayson, who is a very busy 14 year old, They enjoy Camping , kayaking, parks and the beach.

Linda Parmeter

Veterinary Technician

Linda was born and raised in St. Petersburg, Florida. She has been involved with animals her whole life. Prior to working at our hospital, Linda was a horse trainer, a show performer, and an entertainer. She was also involved in working with animals that were used for the entertainment industry. She brings many years of experience as a technician and has been with our hospital for the past 20 years. When Linda is not working she likes to Dance!

Debi Feller

Certified Veterinary Technician

Debi graduated from St. Petersburg College with her Veterinary Technician Certification in 1994. She was born in Erie, PA but made Florida her home since she was 7 years old. She has been married for 20 years and has 2 teenage boys that keep her very busy!

Cyndi Barker

Veterinarian Technician

Prior to moving to Pinellas County, Cyndi lived in a little town just outside of New Orleans. She then moved to Pinellas County and has been working with animals since 1994. Cyndi has experience with birds, exotics, wildlife, and of course, dogs and cats. When she is not working at ParkView Animal Hospital, she enjoys reading, doing craft projects and going to Rays or Lightning games. Cyndi and Eric, her fiance, share their home with a dog, 3 cats, a parrot, and a turtle!

Debbie Walker

Certified Veterinary Technician

Debbie was born and raised in St. Petersburg! She graduated St. Petersburg College in 1990 with her Associates degree in Animal Science. She also received her Veterinary Technician certification the same year. In her previous employment she not only worked with dogs and cats, she also worked with exotics, birds and reptiles. She has 1 little cutie dog name Bug! When not working Debbie likes to play with Bug, kayak and tend to her garden.


Veterinary Technician

Sydney is originally from Denver Colorado. She moved to St. Petersburg after high school where she started her Veterinary Technician career. She has been a technician now since 2008. She worked in the Florida Keys where she had the opportunity to work with the Dolphins before making her way to St. Petersburg . She enjoys helping all animals especially sick pets that need extra care and love. She has 2 chihuahuas, 2 Dobermans, and 2 large parrots in her household. Sydney is known as ParkView Animal Hospitals Chihuahua Whisperer!

Shana Allen


Shana was born in Bloomington, Minnesota. Her family moved here when she was 13 years old. She has 2 adult children and 2 cats named Oscar and Casey. In her time away from the hospital, Shana likes to read and watch football.

Kirsten Williams AKA KJ

Veterinary Technician

KJ joined our team in 2020. He is a pre-veterinary student who is gaining experience working as a veterinary technician at our Hospital. KJ is from Miami and moved to St Petersburg in 2017. He attends the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg. In his free time, he spends time with his girlfriend, Alveena, his dog Roxie and his cat Calypso. He likes to Fish, Kayak and watch the Green Bay Packers!

Alveena Sarwar

Meet Alveena she is the newest member of our team. She is a USFSP graduate with a bachelors degree in marine biology. Alveena has an interest in rehab and release of marine life. Alveena has joined our team to gain more experience in veterinary medicine as she starts building her career as a biologist. In her free time Alveena enjoys kayaking, reading, and discovering new foods! She also spends time with her cat Calypso and her 2 frogs Jello & Puddin.

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