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Compassionate Care

Our Veterinary Team 

Our team is here to help. At Apalachee River Animal Hospital, we treat you and your pets like our family.

Meet our Doctors

Dr. Randy Prezzano

Dr. Randy Prezzano

Veterinarian

Dr. Randy Prezzano is originally from a small town in the rural Hudson River Valley region of New York. In 1991, Dr. Randy moved to Florida and attended The University of Florida where he pursued his degree in Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Randy received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Florida in May 2000. Dr. Randy’s career as a practicing veterinarian led him first to Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida and then to Ocala, Florida where he remained in practice for 10 years. Four of those years were spent as a partner in a large veterinary hospital. Dr. Randy began his career in veterinary medicine when he became a kennel assistant in high school and now he has been led to practice ownership here in Dacula. 

Dr. Randy and his wife, Dr. Destiny, have a beautiful daughter and adorable twin boys. Outside of veterinary medicine, Dr. Randy’s interests include fishing, hiking, gardening, and relaxing with his family.

Dr. Destiny Prezzano

Dr. Destiny Prezzano

Veterinarian

Dr. Destiny Prezzano grew up in Erie, Pennsylvania, and moved to Florida to finish high school. She attended the University of Florida where she completed a B.S. degree in Animal Science and graduated cum laude in 2005 with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree. She began practicing as a veterinarian along with her husband, Dr. Randy Prezzano, in a large, progressive companion animal hospital in Ocala, Florida. Dr. Destiny has a strong passion for veterinary medicine that began at age 16 when she served as a kennel assistant. Her veterinary passion is enhancing the human-animal bond by improving her patient’s health and offering treatment options that work for both the pet and their owner. Dr. Destiny has special interests in internal medicine, ultrasound diagnostics, complicated case management, soft tissue surgery, and pain management.

Destiny enjoys running, spending time by the water, and traveling. Drs. Destiny and Randy have three children, a daughter, and twin boys as well as two very fluffy dogs. The Prezzanos attend Hebron Baptist Church and enjoy serving their community.

Dr. Supriya Hughes

Dr. Supriya Hughes

Veterinarian

Dr. Supriya Hughes is originally from Lilburn, GA. Ever since she was a young child, becoming a veterinarian has been her passion. Dr. Hughes first started working as a veterinary assistant in college prior to admission into veterinary school. She completed a B.S. degree in Biology, as well as her DVM, at the University of Georgia. Her interests include dermatology, neurology, and preventive medicine.

In her free time, Dr. Hughes likes reading and playing board games with family and friends. She has two dogs, Holly and Loki, and a cat, Toothless.

Dr. Supriya Hughes

Dr. Marta Srednicki

Veterinarian

Dr. Marta grew up riding horses in Columbia, South Carolina, and completed her
B.S. degree at the University of South Carolina in Business Management. After
working in the corporate world for a few years, she decided to pursue her true
passion for veterinary medicine.

Dr. Marta worked in the veterinary field as a veterinary assistant in an emergency
and specialty practice before being accepted to vet school at the University of
Georgia. Her interests include cardiology and emergency medicine.

When not at work, she and her fiancé Ryan enjoy being outdoors with their two
dogs, Marmie and Oscar. Additionally, Dr. Marta enjoys running and riding horses.

Dr. Amy Flowers

Dr. Amy Flowers

Veterinarian

Dr. Amy Flowers is a Georgia native. She grew up with horses, cows, goats, donkeys, gerbils, dogs, and cats. She started in the veterinary field at a very young age as a volunteer at a rural animal hospital. She continued her journey in vet med as a kennel attendant and then a veterinary assistant, eventually moving up to head surgical assistant.

She obtained her biology degree as well as her doctorate from the University of Georgia. She has been privileged enough to serve the Dacula area for two decades. Her special interests include geriatric medicine, dentistry, and soft tissue surgery.

Dr. Amy and her husband have two sons. They also share their home (and hearts) with three dogs – Ricky, Moose, and Andy. They just adopted a leukemia-positive cat named Koko. Amy truly enjoys adopting older dogs with special needs that might be overlooked otherwise. She believes all pets deserve love and a chance to live their lives to the fullest.

Summer

Summer Stephens

Practice Manager

I have had a passion for animals since I was a little girl. Growing up in a household that bred Dachshunds during my childhood was the cause for that passion. One of my fondest memories growing up with animals is the unconditional love they gave you. The joy and comfort they provided just by being around you.

We currently have two dogs that are spoiled named Beau and Jetti. Beau is our gentle giant Hound mixed that we rescued six years ago. Jetti is our Dachshund that thinks she is the queen bee of the house. Never a dull moment with them two. We wouldn’t have it any other way.

Veronica Pietras Nursing Staff Department Head

Veronica Pietras

Department Head – Veterinary Nursing Staff  

After 16 years in this field, I have learned that spending time with dogs and cats on a daily basis is the best form of therapy. Gaining trust from even the most fearful patients coming through our doors is a welcomed challenge and is so rewarding. Being able to assist the Veterinarians with every aspect of our patient’s care from the Exam Room, Treatment Area, Surgery, Dental Suite, and Radiology is never boring.

When I am not helping patients, I love to spend time outdoors whenever possible. My husband, 2 kids, and I often go off-roading and camping in the Blue Ridge Mountains to help us disconnect from technology and everyday stressors. We use this time to recharge, bond, and reconnect as a family.

I also enjoy reading and baking whenever I have spare time. I often say my secret ingredient to my fantastic recipes is listening to 80’s love songs while baking.

Meet our staff!

Karen

Karen

Veterinary Nurse

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Andrew

andrew

Veterinary Nurse

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Hernando

Hernando

Veterinary Nurse

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Mickey

Grayson

Veterinary Nurse

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Karen

Cianni

Technician Assistant

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Mickey

Mickey

Customer Service Representative  

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Karen

Karen C.

Customer Service Representative 

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Karen

Rebecca

Customer Service Representative 

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Karen

Alissa

Customer Service Representative 

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