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Meet Our Staff

Our Veterinary Team

Animal Care Coordinators

Caitlyn Blalock

Caitlyn Blalock

Kayla Childs

Kayla Childs

Thaxton Johnson

Thaxton Johnson

Sami McKeller

Sami McKeller

Kendall Olson
Animal Care Coordinating Manager

Kendall Olson

Reaghan Hatcher
Animal Care Coordinating Manager

Reaghan Hatcher

Lexie Smith

Lexie Smith

Technicians

Emily Daniel
Lead Pharmacy Technician

Emily Daniel

Desiree Edwards
Lead Hospital Technician

Desiree  Edwards

Chantel Bergeron
Technician

Chantel Bergeron

Willayne Canilao
Lead Pharmacy Technician

Willayne Canilao

Abigail Deckard
Technician

Abigail Deckard

Kara Iden
Technician

Kara Iden

Rebecca Kirwan
Technician

Rebecca Kirwan

Mattie Martinez
Technician

Mattie Martinez

Jocelyn Michaud
Technician

Jocelyn Michaud

Upper Level Management

Mr. Brad Deckard
Hospital Manager / Owner

Brad Deckard

Veterinarians

Dr. Kathleen Deckard
Veterinarian / Owner

Kathleen Deckard

Dr. Kathleen Deckard is a native of Jacksonville, Florida. She received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 1999 from the University of Florida then immediately joined a large veterinary practice and remained there for the last 16 years. In 2014, she began her dream of building Pets R Family Veterinary Hospital to service the community in which she lives and provide excellent compassionate care for the pets in the St. Johns area.

Dr. Deckard enjoys challenging medicine cases and has a special interest in Dermatology. Her years in practice have enabled her to become proficient at soft tissue surgery including cystotomy, intestinal surgery, splenectomy and tumor removal. She also has advanced training in abdominal ultrasound. She has a special way of making owners and their pets feel comfortable.

When she is not caring for her patients, she enjoys spending family time with her husband and her two children. The rest of her family includes her three dogs, Captain, Fitzgerald and Isabelle. In her free time she enjoys cooking, fishing, dancing, roller blading and tennis.

Dr. Scarlet Motycka
Associate Veterinarian

Scarlet Motycka

Dr. Scarlet Motycka was born in Lansing, Michigan, but grew up in Orlando, Florida with her older brother and sister. She attended the University of Florida where she earned dual bachelor’s degrees in both microbiology (1997) and animal science (2001), working between that time as a veterinary technician. She then went on to earn her doctorate from the University of Florida-College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. Dr. Motycka has spent her career as a small animal clinician in the Jacksonville and St. Augustine area, primarily as a relief veterinarian and including 3 years working in emergency medicine. As a lifelong pet owner herself, Dr. Motycka embraces the human-animal bond and treats her patients with the level of care she would give her own pets. She truly understands that pets are family members too. She and her husband of 11 years, Brian, have a beautiful 4 year old daughter named Elise. The three of them reside in Nocatee with their 4 rescue cats. When Dr. Motycka is not practicing veterinary medicine, she enjoys travel, movies/television, reading, playing games and most of all, quality family time.

Dr. Natalie Hashey
Associate Veterinarian

Natalie Hashey