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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. Jessica Bremer

Dr. Jessica Bremer

Veterinarian

Dr. Jessica Bremer is a native of Atlanta, completing both her B.S. degree in Animal Science & her DVM degree at the University of Georgia, with honors both times. Becoming a veterinarian had been her dream since the age of six. Dr. Bremer started working in the veterinary field as a kennel assistant in 2007, eventually becoming a veterinary assistant until starting vet school in 2010. Dr. Bremer loves the diversity of general practice but has a special interest in internal medicine, soft tissue surgery & client education. 

Outside of work she & her husband Ryan like spending time outdoors camping, hiking, and kayaking.  They share their home with their son, their 2 dogs Logan and Little Squirrel, and Baby Cat, who is aptly named because he showed up at their home as a feral kitten and picked them to be his parents.

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.

Summer Stephens Practice Manager

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.

Leanne

Leanne

Department Head – Kennel Assistant Staff

I love working in the kennel and being your pet’s home away from home. I get to meet so many different pets and their personalities. It warms my heart to love them and to provide care for them during their stay.

I graduated from University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a concentration in ceramics. I also have been playing church handbells since I was 9 years old.

In my spare time, I love to create art, play the piano, weight lift, and play with my dogs.

Meet our staff!

Karen

Karen

Veterinary Nurse

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Jenny

Jenny

Veterinary Nurse

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Andrew

andrew

Veterinary Nurse

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Hernando

Hernando

Veterinary Nurse

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Katie

Katie

Registered Veterinary Technician 

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Susan

Veterinary Nurse Assistant

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Savannah

Savannah

Kennel Assistant 

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Karen

Karen C.

Customer Service Representative 

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Hope

Hope

Customer Service Representative 

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Mickey

Mickey

Customer Service Representative  

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