MEET OUR TEAM
Vicki Bonilla started up V.I.C. Pet Care in July 2010. Vicki and her husband moved to Tampa in 2007 and she is now a loving mother of two little boys and two 4-legged kids (A dog and a bearded dragon). Between V.I.C. Pet Care and her family she stays pretty busy.
Vicki has been working in the animal health field for over 20 years. She started working at a young age in South Florida as a veterinary technician until she went off to college. She graduated from Clemson University with a biological science degree in 2005. Since graduation she has followed her passion for pet care. Even though she’s worked with several wildlife rescue centers and was a zoo keeper, her love and passion has always been directed back to our own critters at home!
As a veterinary technician she is aware of how difficult it is for pet owners to find an experienced pet nurse to care for their pet’s special needs when they are away or working long hours. Vicki has spent the past 10 years growing V.I.C. Pet Care to where it is today. She loves everything about the company and is excited to see where the next 10 years takes us.
Lynne joined V.I.C Pet Care in January of 2019 as our office manager. Lynne handles everything behind the scenes to keep things running smoothly and keep our pet sitters, dog walkers, clients and pets happy!! She enjoys sending out our monthly newsletters and keeping everyone educated and informed.
Lynne moved to Tampa from Boston in 2011 to be closer to her family and escape the cold winters. Lynne has always had a love of animals and currently has two cat’s Gronk and Goose that she rescued from the Humane Society and St Francis animal shelter. Lynne, her son and husband look forward to adding a dog to the family soon. When Lynne isn’t working, she enjoys time with her family, reading, working out and spending time outdoors. Lynne is excited to be part of the V.I.C Pet care team.
Brie joined the V.IC. Pet Care Team in the summer of 2019. Prior to that, she had been pet sitting and dog walking for several years. She’s been around animals her entire life, from growing up with her own pets, to volunteering at the zoo and working as a horseback riding instructor during high school. Brie is comfortable with all breeds and sizes While in college, she even had the opportunity to work with animal expert Jack Hanna. She graduated from the University of South Florida in 2003 and currently works as a writer when she’s not taking care of animals. Brie and her husband, Mike, live in Westchase with their son, Brendan, and their two fur kids – a basenji mix named Penny Lane and a calico cat named Jessie. Both are adoptees from the Humane Society of Tampa Bay, as she is a big supporter of rescue pets. She loves being part of the V.I.C team and can’t wait to meet your pets!
Andrew has been with V.I.C Pet Care full time since the spring of 2016 as a dog walker and pet sitter. He was born and raised in New York where he concentrated on his career as a Marine Insurance Executive for seventeen years. In 2002 Andrew relocated to Florida. Considering Andrew’s life-long love for (and connection to) animals, he took a job at Lowry Park Zoo in Park Services. Soon thereafter, he transferred to the Zoo’s animal Department where he became an Animal Ambassador Caretaker caring for a versatile collection of animals encompassing mammals, reptiles, birds and invertebrates. The zoo is where Andrew met the love of his life, his wife Tracy. Together they have a mini zoo of their own at home consisting of 3 dogs, 6 cats, 5 snakes and an African Grey Parrot.
Paige joined the V.I.C Pet Care team in November of 2017 as a dog walker and pet sitter. Paige moved to the Tampa area in 2012. After dabbling in the retail and grooming industries Paige decided to come back to her roots of dog training and pet sitting. Originally from the SF Bay area, Paige had her own dog training and pet sitting companies and for over 30 years has taught basic obedience, agility, T-touch and aggression rehabilitation. Paige believes that a mixture of love, consistency and patience goes a long way in the animal world. Her side kick Calvin keeps her busy with his shenanigans and she is thankful for it. “I belong in this business, it fulfills me. At the end of the day animals give so much more than they receive and are happy with just that”. Paige hopes that she can help you and your pet relax and enjoy a rewarding life together.
Alicia Kindberg joined V.I.C. Pet care in the summer of 2016. She is a full time Preschool Teacher who also has a passion for dogs. Growing up in a household with many different dogs, small and large, she is comfortable with all breeds. Alicia is proud Mom to a two-year-old Golden Doodle named Roxy. Alicia loves and takes care of all pets as if they were her own and enjoys doing Overnight visits. She always looks forward to meeting new clients.
Karilon has worked as a professional pet sitter for the past 15-years. She has been with the V.I.C. pet care team now since 2018. Prior to becoming a pet sitter, Karilon worked four years as a kennel technician for Alachua County Animal Shelter in Gainesville, Fl. She has also worked at a vet office and as an adoption counselor with animal rescue. Karilon has experience working with all types of farm animals, including horses, as well as many different breeds of dogs and cats. She is a proud mom of three cats, Addie, a small brown female tabby, TT, a large cream and white male and Rudy, a orange and white male, all of whom were adult rescue cats. In the past, she has owned Chihuahua’s and a Bernice Mountain dog mix. Karilon has also been a foster mom to many sick adult cats and kittens and is comfortable caring for diabetic and special need cats and dogs. Karilon and her husband David live in Holiday. When she is not pet sitting, she enjoys spending time with her husband, friends, scrapbooking, movies and shopping. Karilon services Palm Harbor, Tarpon Springs, Holiday and New Port Richey. She loves spoiling her clients’ pets and treats them like her own.
Carolyn joined the V.I.C team in the summer of 2017. Though she has spent most of her life in Tampa, she is currently working towards her bachelor’s degree in Studio Art at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia. When she isn’t in school, Carolyn spends her time doing pet sitting visits and taking care of her two dogs (an Italian Greyhound, Benny, and a Chihuahua/Poodle, Teddy), and horse! She has been an animal lover her whole life and is comfortable taking care of any kind of animal including hamsters, rats, dogs, horses, fish, goats and cats. Carolyn looks forward to meeting all of our fur babies.
Doris joined V.I.C. Pet Care in the fall of 2019. She is a full-time community association manager. Doris has been a Florida resident since 2001, originally from Pennsylvania, she enjoys the warm Florida climate. Through her job, she has met some wonderful fur babies that she has had the opportunity to care for while their owners were away. She is the parent of two wonderful cats. Doris is comfortable with both dogs and cats; she looks forward to meeting your fur babies. She is very happy to be part of the V.I.C. Pet Care Team.
Heather joined our team in the spring of 2016. She grew up in the Tampa Bay Area and has a huge appreciation for Florida’s wildlife. She is in her senior year at USF pursuing her bachelor’s in environmental science and Policy and plans to continue with a career in academia doing environmental related research. Heather has a strong passion for nature and animals and has grown up with all sorts of creatures her entire life. Cats, dogs, rodents, turtles, you name it and she has cared for it! In her free time outside of her busy school schedule she loves to pet sit, work on her creative side projects, and of course spend time with her own fur baby – a little kitty named Holice.
Lindsey joined the V.I.C Pet Care Team in the summer of 2017. She is a full-time 1st grade teacher and enjoys coaching volleyball, softball, and indoor hockey at her school. Lindsey was born and raised in Clearwater, FL. She grew up with many pets all her life and now enjoys taking care of family and friend’s furry children while they are out of town. Lindsey and her Mom took care of 2 different litters of Golden Retrievers and enjoyed watching the little pups grow up for 10 weeks, what an exciting experience! She attended Florida Gulf Coast University on a softball scholarship and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and also has a master’s degree in Reading. Lindsey is comfortable with all breeds of all sizes. She is excited to be a part of our team and is looking forward to meeting new furry friends and taking care of your pets!
Mary Beth joined the V.I.C Pet Care team in January of 2019. She has been a lover of all animals her whole life. She has two dogs, a shih tzu and a pug cavalier spaniel mix and would have more if her condo association allowed it. She is a retired nurse who wants to share her love for animals. When not pet sitting she loves spending time with her three daughters and three grandchildren. They are a very close family who have a soft spot for animals. She loves her job immensely and looks forward to seeing her current fur clients and meeting new ones.
Brianna started working for V.I.C. Pet Care in the summer of 2016. She was born and raised in Tampa and has been in the pet sitting industry since 2001. She graduated from USF in 2010. She grew up with many pets all her life and is now mom to 3 fur babies, a retired racing greyhound and 2 beautiful kitties. She is very comfortable with animals of all types and has previously cared for many “unconventional” pets including snakes, iguanas, turtles, hedgehogs, and even a pot belly pig. She loves animals and sharing her time with them.
Cheryl joined the V.I.C. Pet Care team in May of 2019. Cheryl Small is retired from a long and very successful non-profit leadership career and is very excited to be part of VIC Pet Care. Cheryl has had animals all of her life from dogs, cats, birds, fish and rabbits. Cheryl has lived in Dunedin, Florida most of her life and enjoys the dog loving (and walking) atmosphere that Dunedin has cultivated. As an animal lover, Cheryl is especially excited to meet your fur babies, nurture them and make them content and tail wagging happy!
Carol joined the V.I.C Pet Care team in December of 2020. Carol retired from GTE/Verizon after 24 years of service. She worked part time at the Lowery Park Zoo, now known as Zoo Tampa, having fun with the goats and Wallabies. She also had the pleasure of volunteering at Bakas Equestrian Center for handicap riders, caring for the horses, stables and assisting in the lessons/rides with the riders. She has had the pleasure of caring for dogs, cats, rabbits, birds and fish over the past 26 years and is comfortable with all breeds and sizes of dogs. She currently lives in Carrollwood with her Daughter, granddaughter, and five fur babies, 2 of them being rescue’s.Carol loves being a part of the V.I.C. team and can’t wait to meet your pets. .
Payton joined the V.I.C. Pet Care team in 2020. Bio to come.
Faith joined the V.I.C. Pet Care team in 2021. Bio to come.
Alyssa joined the VIC team in October 2020. Alyssa is a certified veterinary technician and has been in the veterinary industry for 7 years working in small animal practice, emergency and exotics. Alyssa’s passion in life is caring for animals. Shes been an animal lover since as far back as she can remember. She takes pride in her job and really understands animal behavior and how important the interaction with your pet is. She is currently going back to school to pursue a career in diagnostic medical sonography and intends on using her skills back in the animal world at veterinary practices all over Florida. Alyssa is a big advocate of the Rescue world and volunteers her time for many local rescues and fosters many animals in need. Along with my fosters, I have my 5 dogs, Jake, Lexi, Birdie, Rex and Grommi and 4 cats, Lulu, Bastian, Suki and Minnow. She loves being surrounded by animals as that’s where she feels the most content and at peace. You can trust that she will treat your fur baby or babies as her own with so much love to give and if there was ever an emergency, they are in good hands! Alyssa wants to thank you for entrusting her and letting her care of your fur babies as it means the world to her. .