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Meet Our Team

  • Dr.
    Moses Kawalya DVM
    Diplomate ABVP (Canine & Feline) - Veterinarian / Owner

    Moses Kawalya DVM, graduated from veterinary school in Uganda in 1993. He successfully completed the requirements of the Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates in 2001 at Tuskegee University. He worked as a veterinarian in New York for 2 years before moving to Florida where he has been practicing since. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (Canine and Feline Practice). Dr. Kawalya loves to work out at the gym, play tennis, and swim. He lives with his family and 2 dogs.

  • Ieshia Roach
    Office Manager

    Ieshia has a strong passion for caring for all animals since a young age. Moved from New Jersey to Tampa and loves working for Pet Point Animal Hospital. She is a college junior studying Integrative Animal Biology at the University of South Florida. She has plans to further her career into zoology/ marine sciences. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, music & trying new food. 

  • Marisa Payne
    Veterinary Assistant

    Marisa Payne started off volunteering at an animal rescue when she realized that she wanted a career to help and save animals. She is currently in the process of obtaining her Associate in Science degree through St Petersburg College Veterinary Nursing Program. On her time off she enjoys spending time with her 17 year old tabby cat named Simba, read, and spend time at the beach.

  • Jessica Rodriguez

    Jessica Rodriguez’ passion for animals started at age 14 when she first volunteered with her local animal shelter. Since then she has volunteered with many rescue organizations as well as worked for one for over 5 years. She is a military spouse and has moved around quite a bit, originally from Ohio she is now residing permanently in Florida. She is currently halfway through finishing her Associate of Science Degree in Veterinary Technology through Penn Foster College. She enjoys spending time with her husband & 5 dogs, reading, practicing photography and being a passenger on her husband's Harley!

  • Samantha Gerena
    Veterinary Assistant

    Samantha has two dogs and an 18 year old cockatiel. She has fostered a couple of strays to give them a forever home. In the future she would love to have her own small rescue. She is currently enrolled at HCC working on her Associates degree to eventually get into the Veterinary Technician program. She is also very interested in exploring specialty programs for marine mammals. She enjoys traveling, finding new things to keep herself active, and discovering new places to eat!