Meet The Team
Breona “Bre” is a Jacksonville native who gained her love for animals very early on in life. Her animal career began as a dog bather in 2016 and she climbed to the position of dog groomer a year and a half later. Her tech career began in 2019, where she gained experience working for a local non-profit clinic and for the local humane society prior to joining the Intracoastal West team. Bre plans on becoming a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in the near future and is very happy to continue to gain experience taking care of pets for families in the Jacksonville Community!
Bre has one four-legged (and 17-toed) puppy named Otter and a puppy sister named Ivy. She is excited to meet and care for your babies and hopes that she can build lasting relationships with you and your fur family!
Lexi is originally from Necton, England. However, as she is a part of an Air Force Family, Lexi has lived everywhere. She started volunteering at the age of 14 and has worked in the veterinary medicine field working with marine mammals, exotic big cats, monkeys, bears, wildlife, and several rescue organizations. Lexi’s favorite part of her job is getting to meet all our furry patients and seeing their personalities. She says, “Each animal is an individual and I’m so happy to work at a place that sees that and provides for them.
Lexi is a keeper of a two-legged person, her husband, Ian. Along with one dog, Arrow, and a bearded dragon, Donna. She volunteers regularly at Jacksonville Humane Society and helps with their dog playgroups as well as fostering kittens. She also has a second job teaching swim lessons! Lexi loves to read and go to the beach, the best day is when she gets to read at the beach. She is a big nerd and loves Disney, Star Wars, LOTR, MCU, DC, and so much more.
Darlene has been a part of Intracoastal West since it opened in June of 2016. She grew up in New Jersey and moved to Florida 15 years ago with her husband Mick and son Matthew. She has always loved all animals and knew from a young age that she wanted to care for them. Her journey started in 1990 at a small private hospital in New Jersey where she discovered veterinary medicine was truly her passion. She moved on to Banfield Pet Hospital in 2002 where she worked as a technician and lead technician until 2015.
Darlene has a 9-year-old Chihuahua mix named Bebe, and 10 cats, Kookie Mookie, Boobiekitty, Spookitty Boo, Left Twix, Right Twix, Cookie, Salvador, Peep, and 2 outdoor kitties. She also takes care of a small feral cat colony in her neighborhood. When she is not working she loves to treasure hunt on the beach, make jewelry, read and spend time with her family and friends.