Dr. Techeira

Veterinarian & Practice Owner

Dr.Techeira grew up on the beautiful island of Antigua in the Caribbean, where she was born with a natural love for helping animals. Dr. Techeira attended St. Leo University here in Florida for her undergraduate education and then later Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine in Alabama where she graduated in 2000. She continued her passion for helping animals practicing in Connecticut. Over the next several years she honed her skills before moving to the east coast of Florida and then finally here on Pine Island.

Dr. Techeira and her husband purchased Pine Island Animal Clinic in 2010 and since then it has been quite an exciting experience watching the clinic grow over the years. She enjoys practicing veterinary medicine, especially with a dedicated and caring team who are always looking to improve their medical knowledge and skills.

Along with her husband Trevor and daughter Keira, Dr. Techeira shares her home on Pine Island, with three cats Trixie, Stinky and Kiri and dog Lucky. When not in the hospital, Dr. Techeira enjoys painting, gardening, cooking and playing tennis.


Assistant Practice Manager

Nicole is one of our technicians. Nicole moved to Florida shortly after 9/11 from New York. Once Nicole graduated high school she started working retail jobs until she came to work for the clinic in 2015. Nicole started in the kennel and has worked her way up to being one of our awesome Technicians. Nicole spends her spare time with her goofball dog children, Bane, a Great Dane and Delilah, a Rottweiler pup out by the pool.


Technician, Customer Relations Expert

Originally from Massachusetts, Devon moved to Pine Island from North Carolina earlier this year. She has been in the veterinary field for four years now. She attended the UMass Pre-Veterinary Science program and has a special interest in canine physical rehabilitation, where she has experience with FitPaws, range of motion exercises and the underwater treadmill. She has fostered for German Shepherd Rescue of New England and loves supporting local shelters through volunteer work.

In her spare time, she is kept busy with her own dog Kindle, training and trialing in agility, FastCat, rally obedience and scentwork. When not with her dog, she is usually relaxing on the lanai with the cats; Bambi, a twelve year old Egyptian Mau and her three Oriental Shorthair kittens. Devon is also an avid kayaker and loves spending time either on the beach or in the garden.


Surgery Tech./Customer Relations Expert

Born in the Chicago Indiana area, Nikki grew up in a large family of animal lovers. At the age 18 she pursued her career in veterinary medicine to become a certified veterinary technician.  Nikki developed a passion for the need to end dog fighting. She and the help of her team successfully defeated many corrupt dog fighting businesses in the south suburbs of Chicago. She has also worked for many years specializing in exotic animal medicine focusing on birds and reptiles. In 1999 Nikki move to Matlacha where she enjoys time with her children Vaughn & Ashlynn, her dog Evie and bird Georgie as well as enjoying time fishing on the backwaters of our beautiful island.


Kennel Technician, Customer Relations Expert

Alexia is originally from Ohio and moved down to Florida 2 years ago to fulfill her dream of going into the medical field. With her love for dogs and medical care, finding a place at PIAC couldn’t have been a better fit. Working at the Clinic for a year now, Alexia enjoys spending her time loving on and helping all the animals that come into her care.. In her free time, Alexia enjoys spending time with her 4 frenchies by the pool side.

Alexia looks forward to meeting you and your pets. She prides herself in treating each pet like her own!

Dani B.

Kennel Manager & Customer Service Expert

Dani, originally from TN, is a lifelong animal lover and animal advocate, and has volunteered in animal shelters for decades.

Dani spent many years in golf course irrigation and landscaping. Today, she is able to use her management skills and deep love of animals from volunteering to keep our boarding and daycare facility safe, clean, and accommodating to your pet’s needs.

In her free time, Dani is an avid fisherman and beach-goer. She owns two cats, Ginger and Sissy.


Groomer, Customer Relations Expert

Jacky is our groomer here at Pine Island Animal Clinic. Jacky’s apprentice under Mel Young for 4 years at the Pampered Pup. Within those 4 years, Jacky learned to groom both cats and dogs. After leaving the pampered pup, she worked for a few other grooming facilities until we had the pleasure of adding her to our team in 2017. In her free time Jacky enjoys spending with family and her animals. Jacky has a house full of animals, one of them is JoJo who runs the groom room and comes to work on a daily basis to help Jacky .

Holly B.

Customer Satisfaction Rep./Front Desk
Holly is a LifeLong  Animal Lover who moved to Pine Island over 20 years ago. She moved  from the East Coast of Florida, with her young twin boys, Skyler & Logan, to raise them in a small town atmosphere.
Holly Loves helping both pets and people and has found her perfect job where she can do both daily at Pine Island Animal Clinic. You will recognize Holly the moment you walk in, as she always has an infectious smile to greet both people and their pets.
Holly has worked in customer service roles for many years on neighboring islands including North Captiva, Cayo Costa & Boca Grande.
In her spare time, Holly spends as much time as she can with her kids & grandkids. She also enjoys gardening, swimming and everything & anything with her King Charles Cavalier Spaniel Lewey Bug.
Holly is looking forward to meeting you and your pets, and making sure your pets are treated like family !

Feline Mascot/Customer Greeter Mr."Beans"

Resident Feline Friends
Mr. Beans has been part of the Pine Island Animal Clinic family since July 2022, after being rescued from a canal as a kitten. The Staff instantly fell in Love with his engaging personality and he is now a permanent resident. Beans will not hesitate to love on those who enter our Clinic . Greeting Everyone with a meow and lots of Attention!

Mama Kitty aka “Hood Rat”

Resident Feline Friends

Mama Kitty aka “Hood Rat” is our kitty defender that joined the team in 2013. She has lots of spunky and came from the hard knock streets of Bokeelia, Florida. She walks the halls making sure there ain’t no trouble anywhere. She protects the girls from all the trouble makers that come into her crib.