Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Caring Hands Animal Hospital in Lake City! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Please call us at (386) 752-8899 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

Bethany Cody, DVM, CMO

Hi, I am Dr. Bethany Cody. I graduated from the University of Florida with a DVM degree in 2003 and also hold a bachelor’s degree from UF. I am a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Florida Veterinary Medical Association. I was Senior Research Laboratory Technician in neuropsychology at UF for 4 years during my post baccalaureate studies and have published several papers. During Veterinary school, I was UF CVM open House Co-Chair and Chairperson. Since graduating with my DVM, I have been an associate and have owned my own mobile practice in south Florida. After falling in love with this area, I sold my mobile practice, bought a ranch in Wellborn, and found the perfect fit at Caring Hands Animal Hospital. I became an Associate Veterinarian at CHAH in June, 2015. My professional interests include diagnostic imaging and surgery. My husband and I enjoy raising registered miniature zebu and angus cattle’ riding our horses, ATVs, or motorcycles’ fishing and spending time with our many dogs, cats, and birds.

Madeline (Maddy) Chapman

CFO, Practice Manager

Hi, my name is Maddy, I have been with Caring Hands Animal Hospital since August 2012. I started out as a kennel technician, moving to be a Client Service Representative in 2013 and then the assistant manager in 2015. In August of 2016 my dream of becoming a practice manager/co-owner came true. I am currently studying to take the certified veterinary practice manager test in 2021-2022. When I am not at work you can find me sewing, quilting, swimming, reading, or spending time with my family. I have been married 23 years and have 3 children ages 22, 20, and 18 and 1 grandson. My fur babies include: a yellow lab named Leonard, two English bulldogs named Zeus and Herschel, a chiweenie named Cinnamon and 5 cats Doctor, Magick, Theodore, Salem, and Cheetarah. 

Sharon H.

Controller

Ashlee M.

Certified Veterinary Technician

Hi, My name is Ashlee. I have been a veterinary technician for almost 20 years. I have always loved animals and always want to help them. I am passionate about the work I am doing and can’t imagine doing anything else. When I’m not at work I’m with my family which includes my husband, my daughter, my sister, 2 dogs, Panda Bear and Sage and 2 cats, Lucia and Kiki

Brianne C.

Lead Technician

Hi my name is Brianne (Bri). My passion in veterinary medicine is caring for those who do not have the ability to care and/or speak for themselves. I am a firm believer in animal safety and wellness for my own beloved fur babies and others as well.  I have been working at CHAH since 2014. I am currently in school to be a certified veterinary technician. 

Angela K.

Inventory Manager/Receptionist/Technician

Angela has always loved animals. She considers it a true blessing to be working with them, doing what she loves. Angela is also proud of her fear free certification. She will be happy to explain how that benefits your pet. Personally, she is owned by 2 cats. She enjoys working out, watching football, any form of racing and reading.

Kelly H.

Technician

Hi, my name is Kelly. I have been working at CHAH since 2017. The reason I come to work every morning is to share my love with all the fur babies. My passion is to give the best care available to the pets so that they can live the best life possible.

Sharon C.

Technician/Receptionist

Hi my name is Sharon. I have been working at CHAH since 2016. My passion in veterinary medicine is improving the lives of pets by providing the best medical care possible and educating pet owners so they too can provide their pets with the best life possible.

Liz K.

Technician

Hi! My name is Liz and I’ve been in the veterinary field for close to 8 years. My passion is patient care and surgery. I’m 32 years old and have lived in Florida since I was 15. If I’m not working, you’ll find me at the movies or out with friends. I have 2 beautiful girls and an amazing extended family. I have 1 cat, Leia, and two dogs, Blaze (mini dachshund) and Bailey (chihuahua mix). I hope to see your furry kids at Caring Hands.

Lynsee L.

Technician

Hi! My name is Lynsey, I’m originally from a small town in Eastern Oregon. My family owned a cattle ranch, that is where my love for animals started as well as an interest in veterinary medicine. My husband being a U.S. Navy veteran we have moved a lot. I have worked in the veterinary field on and off for the past 10 years working in both California and Texas as a veterinary technician. If I’m not a work, I’m with my husband and 2 boys who keep me plenty busy. We have a 13-year-old blue heeler name Buck and a 6-year-old polydactyl (extra toes) cat name Sammy. We are happy to call Lake City home and I look forward to meeting you and your pet!

Paige C.

Technician

Paige has been working at CHAH since 2016, she is currently awaiting a seat to take her exam to be a certified veterinary technician. Paige has 3 dogs and 1 cat at home. When she is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter.

Rhonda

Technician

Rhonda has been with CHAH since we opened in 2008. She enjoys mini vacations, spending time with her animals, and of course keeping her grand-babies from time to time. You will never see Rhonda without a pet here at CHAH. She keeps everyone smiling and is very passionate about the health and safety of all animals.

Brieanna A.

Lead Receptionist

Brieanna just recently moved here from Jacksonville, Florida to be closer to her family. She has a wonderful 1-year old son and her passions include anything on the water or spending time with family. She has been working in veterinary medicine for close to 5 years now, starting once she graduated high school.

Carol J.

Receptionist

Carol has been with Caring Hands Animal Hospital since January 2018. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time on her farm with her husband, horses, cats and of course her German Shepherd, Quincy. Her other passions include long motorcycle trips and enjoying nature on the back of a horse!