VETERINARY TECHNICIANS AND ASSISTANTS 

FOC PIC_edited.jpg

Fallon Canizares, CVT

Lead Technician

Fallon is born and raised in Key West. She has known from a young age that she wanted to work with animals. She received an Associate of Arts in biology at Santa Fe College in Gainesville, FL, then attended Miami Dade College Veterinary Technician Program and graduated with an Associate in Science in Veterinary Technologies. While in the program she was exposed to many different aspects of the veterinary field including; clinical/shelter medicine, laboratory animal medicine, large animal hoof stock, and exotic animal medicine. Fallon completed a laboratory animal medicine internship at the University of Miami, and exotic animal medicine internship at Jungle Island. Fallon currently shares her home with her sons, Lucas and Harley, and her dog, Duke. If Fallon is not at work, you will most likely find her on the water. This Key West native is a natural lover of all things water and fishing. 

kenzie and charlie 2.JPG

Kenzie Swaney

Veterinary Assistant 

 

Kenzie was born and raised in the Lower Keys. She attended Key West High School, graduating in 2013, and went on to attend Florida State University, where she majored in Anthropology. While in Tallahassee, Kenzie discovered her love for helping and serving animals, working in pet retail and volunteering with Black Cats and Old Dogs Animal Rescue, for which she currently serves on the board of directors. After returning to the Keys, she began her journey in veterinary medicine as a technician, receptionist, and eventually an assistant manager of a local animal hospital. Her experience in these roles helped her to develop key skills in many aspects of animal care and client education.

When she is not at work, Kenzie can most often be found training and spending time with her dogs, Charlie and Zeemo. Charlie is a Golden Retriever mix adopted in 2016 in Tallahassee, FL. She has earned multiple AKC trick and obedience titles and loves to learn new tricks and commands. Zeemo is a "foster fail" chihuahua mix, adopted from FKSPCA in 2021. He is working hard every day to overcome his fears and learn how to be a normal dog. Kenzie also enjoys kayak fishing, hiking, and taking care of her freshwater aquariums. 

Lindsey Bio.jpeg

Lindsey comes to us from the great state of Texas where she went to college at Texas A&M Galveston. She started working  as veterinary technician in 2002. Her time in the veterinary field began to draw her towards a career in shelter medicine. This continued into 2015 when she moved to Key West to be closer to her family, and to take a position at the Florida Keys SPCA. Lindsey is a single mom to a beautiful 16 year old. When she is not working hard at Keys Animal Care Center,  she is spending cherished time with her family and her many pets. 

Lindsey Thompson

Veterinary Assistant 

Lorie is originally from Ohio, but has lived all over the United States before moving to Key West in 2010. She spent most of her time in the Keys working at Hemingway Home, giving exceptional care to all those lucky six-toed cats. Lorie is a natural caregiver and lover of animals. She was thrilled to join the team at Keys Animal Care Center. When not working, Lorie enjoys swimming and spending time with the many cats that call her house their home.

Lorie Sumeracki
Technician Assistant
Kennel Assistant