Champions of Animals
Dr. Pat Gionet
Dr. Pat Gionet graduated from The University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 1990. She has been practicing for over 20 years both in the private sector and non-profit. She was the Veterinary Medical Director of the Jacksonville Humane Society for over 5 years, and currently is Medical Director for River City Community Animal Hospital. Dr. Gionet is a member of the AVMA, AAFP, FVMA, Association of Shelter Veterinarians, and has also extended her services to many local rescue groups.
Stacey Chesser Davis, Hospital Administrator
Stacey Chesser, Hospital Administrator and Board President, offers a variety of skills to River City Community Animal Hospital. She has over 16 years experience in the animal health field, both in private practice and in non-profit shelters. She has been a managing technician and a volunteer with local rescue groups and utilizes her experience, education, and skills in marketing and small business practice for practice management consulting for veterinary hospitals.
Dr. Sarah Skinner
Dr. Sarah Skinner graduated from The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 1985. She currently works part time for River City Community Animal Hospital while running her own mobile house call practice bearing her name. She has done volunteer work for The Jacksonville Humane Society, local rescue groups, and remains affiliated with Briarcliff Animal Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida. She is a member of the AVMA, AAFP, FVMA, and AAEP.
Javacia Rowe, Veterinary Technician, brings several years of technical experience with her from a previous position as a surgical technician for the Jacksonville Humane Society shelter clinic. Her veterinary career was briefly interrupted when she was deployed to serve her country as a soldier in Iraq. Javacia returned in 2005 and was welcomed to work with RCCAH, where she remained until again called for active duty. Her surgical technical skills and talent for handling the patients is greatly appreciated. Sgt. Rowe is still proudly enlisted and active with the U.S. Army Reserve and currently serving our country in Kuwait.
We are always looking for outstanding volunteers to help with spay days and other events. If you are interested in volunteering, we have a great time as well as a great volunteer benefit package.
Young men and women who are interested in a career as a veterinarian or veterinary technician are strongly encouraged to participate.