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.

Dr. Brian Steely

Associate Veterinarian/Surgeon

Dr. Brian Steely was born in Williamsburg, Kentucky, and had started his college career as a music major at Eastern Kentucky University. He soon realized that his true love was in the field of veterinary medicine and changed his major to pre-vet. After undergraduate work at Eastern Kentucky University, he was accepted to St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine and received his doctorate in 2010. He worked in a mixed-animal practice in his home state of Kentucky prior to moving to Punta Gorda in 2017. Dr. Steely still loves music, especially bluegrass, and enjoys playing his banjo when he’s not relaxing with a fishing pole in hand.


Kennel Manager / Customer Care Specialist

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.


Senior Technician

Jessica is our Senior Technician. She was born and raised as a military brat in the air force. As a young-yen she traveled all over the United States with her family. When her father retired he decided to bring the family to the beautiful city of Cape coral and this is where Jessica has resided since. She has been working in the field since 2005. Her passion for animal as a child is what lead her to her pursue her career in the animal field.

Jessica is engaged to her boyfriend of ten years and they are the parents of two beautiful children. This beautiful family loves to travel whenever the time permits. They have 2 crazy dogs, 3 cats, and a 120 gallon fish tank and a partridge and a pair tree! Jessica looks forward to meeting you and your fur family!

Marina Harrison

Front Desk Receptionist (Super Star)

Marina is a 28-year Army verteran who served as a combat medic, liaison, and a linguist among many other things. She is active in the verteran community leading a PTSD support group as well as being active in verteran suicide/PTSD awareness.

Marina has a degree in Marine Science and has volunteered in several sea turtle rehabilitation centers throughout Florida and Georgia. She has had a multitude of rescued dogs over the years, but her best friend is her retired service dog, Rosie. The two of them love kayaking, going to the dog beach, and binge watching Netflix together. 

Working at the clinic has been a great form of therapy for Marina’s PTSD as well as focusing on her new mission, loving your pets!



Candice is one of our Technicians/Receptionist. Candice started out volunteering at The Humane Society of Greater Miami when she was 15 years old.  Candice continued working with them until she later moved to Cape Coral and started working at an Emergency Veterinary Clinic in Fort Myers, she then came to work with us and has been with us since early 2015.  Candice has had a passion for animals since she was very young, always having an assortment of pets. From helping with wildlife rehabilitation of orphaned babies to helping the typical house pets.

In her spare time, you can find her helping fostered orphaned animal babies, at the beach, or on adventures with her children and dogs. Candice has two dogs; Roxy ann, a pitbull who is a rescue that she had come across four years ago who has been a great addition to her family. (Roxy also raises the orphaned babies that Candice fosters as well) Her other dog Debo, a Lab who is an energetic boy who loves to play and swim in the pool when he comes here for daycare at the clinic to play with all his pup friends. Candice plans to continue her education to become a certified technician!


Kennel Technician

Hayley is one of our Kennel Technicians. Hayley was raised in Cape Coral, Florida and recently graduated from Mariner high school where she attended a 4 year veterinary assistant program and graduated with her Certificate in Vet assisting. Haley started here as a volunteer in October 2018, she joined our team as a kennel tech in June of 2019! Hayley hopes to become a vet technician one day! She currently has 2 ferrets and a chihuahua named Bruno! Haley loves animals and hopes she can make all of their stays here enjoyable.



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 .

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.


Resident Feline Friends

Spanky is our Senior Citizen Kitty. His daily goals are sleeping, eating, chasing people for their food and tripping people with his old man kitty cane. He’s always there to lend a comforting paw to anyone in- need (as long as he’s not sleeping!). You can also find him outside sun bathing in his pineapple swim trunks!


Resident Feline Friends

Boo is one of our Resident Feline Friends. He came to us as an abandoned purr box left on a locked back patio. Boo decided he wanted us to be his forever home on All Hollows Eve thus is how he was dubed his Halloween name! He has been with us since 2012 and has an undying love for anything peppermint! Every now and again you can find him roaming around sporting his “new” ferocious lion hair do