Dr. Chris Erdman
Dr. Chris Erdman was born in Eau Claire, Wisconsin and grew up in Hayward, Wisconsin (northwestern Wisconsin). He worked with veterinarians on dairy farms thoughout high school and college. Dr. Erdman studied pre-veterinary medicine at the University of Wisconsin and majored in agriculture and biochemistry. He graduated from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1977.
Dr. Erdman has practiced in and around Chicago for 20 years, the most recent hospital being Antioch Animal Hospital in Antioch, Illinois. He practiced in Naples, Florida before buying Kings Trail Animal Hospital.
He enjoys traveling with his wife, Jan, who is from Coconut Grove, Florida. Dr. Erdman also enjoys cooking, especially Italian food and makes the best BBQ beef ribs in Jacksonville! Dr. Erdman and Jan have one Norwegian Forest cat, Sissy and two Yorkshire terrorists, Hamton and Charlston.
Ashley was the kid that would bring home lost dogs and cats. As she got older she realized the Veterinary field is where she wanted to be. She has worked as a receptionist in this industry for 6 years. She has 4 wonderful dogs that keep her family and herself busy all day long; Daisy, Cali, Sabrina, and Alana. When she is not working she likes to go on mini adventures to find new beaches and find new trails with her husband and son.
Nancy has been a receptionist at Kings Trail since 2007. She was born and raised in Ohio where she first fell in love with animals. She has worked at an animal hospital in Ohio for 14 years before moving to Jacksonville. She loves to thrift shop and visit Siesta Key, where it's always 5 o'clock, any chance she gets. She has 2 adult children and 3 grandchildren. She currently has 1 beautiful long hair dachshund named Hattie Mae.
Tammy fell in love with animals at a young age. She knew she wanted to help them in any way she could. She has been a technician for 7+ years. She is from Michigan, and has 2 handsome sons. She also has 3 dogs; Massimo, Sissy and Matteo, 2 cats; Biscuit and Joey and 1 gorgeous snake; Ryn. Tammy loves being a technician and she is dedicated to helping animals in need. During her free time she loves everything outdoors; beaches, museums, new trails and she loves spending time with her family.
Cathy was born and raised in Nashville. Once she moved to Jacksonville she found her passion; helping and taking care of animals. She has been a technician for 21 years. She has 2 adorable small rescue dogs; Holly Berry and Lady Eileen. When she isnt working she loves being outdoors and spending time with her boyfriend.
Juli is the newest member to the Kings Trail Family. She was born and raised in Jacksonville Fl. She is Bilingual in Spanish and English. Ever since she was little she has surronded herself with animals. She has 2 dogs and a cat; Kanela, Pearl and Bella. She is currently in college to further her career in veterinary medicine.
Sharon was born and raised in Alabama. She has been in the veterinary field for 30+ years. You can say she was born to be a technician. She has been at Kings Trail since 2011. She has 2 teenage children, 3 dogs; Nay Nay, Sparky and Scarlet and 2 cats; Dexter and Gary. She loves the outdoors, especially fishing. An all time favorite thing to do when the city gets to loud is horse back riding.
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