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Our Team

Founder

Shawn Stanton

Shawn Stanton

Medical Director, DVM

AA Animal ER Center is owned and operated by Dr. Shawn Stanton.  Dr. Stanton grew up in Palm Harbor, went to college in Florida, Iowa and Louisiana and happily settled back here in 2003.

Administrative Team

Shannon

Practice Administrator

Meet our Practice Administrator, Shannon. She is the behind-the-scenes person who keeps the clinic running.

Challice

Director of Operations

Challice loves working at this hospital because it is a combination of compassion, light, honesty, problem solving, love, kindness, and hope.

Doctors

Dr.  LaVigne

Dr. LaVigne

DVM

David W. LaVigne is a 1979 graduate of Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine. We are fortunate he chose us to share all of his 40+ years of experience.

Dr. Chewcaskie

Dr. Chewcaskie

DVM, DABVP

Sheryl Chewcaskie, graduated from Tuskegee School of Veterinary Medicine, cum laude in 1994 and became an American Board of Veterinary Practitioners Diplomate in 2004.

Dr. Beckett

Dr. Beckett

DVM

Biography coming soon!

Dr. Fucci

Dr. Fucci

DVM

Biography coming soon!

Dr. Bennett

Dr. Bennett

DVM

Biography coming soon!

Dr. Parks

Dr. Parks

DVM, DABVP

Amber Parks attended Tuskegee University in Alabama where she received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2009 and became an American Board of Veterinary Practitioners Diplomate in 2022.

Nurses

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Ariel

CVT

Ariel is known here as our cat whisperer! Ariel is a CVT with more than 10 years of experience in veterinary medicine.

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Jennifer

Technician

Biography coming soon!

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Karee

Technician

Karee has been a technician since 2016 and is ready to care for all of your pets needs. She is a Florida native and loves everything her state has to offer.

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Mindy

CVT

Biography coming soon!

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Christy

CVT

Christy has done many great things in the field of animal medicine. She studied Zoology at both Gulf Coast College and St. Petersburg College. Moving forward she quickly achieved her CVT.

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Jessica

CVT

Jessica earned her A.S. in Veterinary Technology at St. Petersburg College in 2002 and has been working as a CVT ever since. Her primary focus involves small animal and emergency medicine.

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Lauren

Technician

Lauren has been in animal medicine for four years. She is a Florida native and was born and raised in the Florida Keys.

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Mitchell

CVT

Biography coming soon!

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Glenda

CVT

Biography coming soon!

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Jill

CVT

Jillian enrolled at St. Petersburg Veterinary College to achieve her CVT in 2018. After working for eight years in preventative medicine, she found her passion in emergency medicine!

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Melina

CVT

Biography coming soon!

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Sydney

Technician

Biography coming soon!

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Valentina

CVT

Biography coming soon!

Assistants 

Amanda

Assistant

Biography coming soon!

Neveah

Assistant

Neveah is a relief assistant here at AA Animal ER and many get excited when they see her on their shift!

Amber

Assistant

Biography coming soon!

Anelys

Assistant

Anelys recently acquired her bachelor's degree in Integrative Animal Biology from USF. She is fluent in both Spanish and English.

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