Dr. Michael Canfield is a southern Mississippi native. Prior to becoming a veterinarian, Dr. Canfield was an electrician for Ingalls shipyard in Pascagoula, MS where he was proud to assist in building several United States Navy ships. Dr. Canfield began his undergraduate studies at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College and subsequently transferred to Mississippi State University to complete his undergraduate studies prior to entering Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Canfield graduated from Mississippi State College of Veterinary Medicine and entered the profession as an eager small animal clinician. Dr. Canfield’s interests in dermatology flourished, ultimately leading him to accept an American College of Veterinary Dermatology approved dermatology residency with Animal Dermatology Clinic located in Tustin, California. Following three years of intense training, Dr. Canfield completed his residency with Animal Dermatology Clinic and is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology. Dr. Canfield enjoys dermatology, including allergic skin diseases, ear diseases, and endocrinopathies (hormone-related diseases). Additionally, Dr. Canfield enjoys traditional surgery, cryosurgery, laser surgery, and internal medicine. Dr. Canfield looks forward to serving you and your pet. Dr. Canfield has provided continuing education for veterinarians and veterinary technicians locally and nationally. Dr. Canfield seizes every opportunity to teach.
Dr. Jennifer Thomas is originally from Massachusetts but has lived in Oklahoma for over a decade prior to joining the team at Animal Hospital of Regency Park. She has wanted to be a veterinarian since she was a young girl. It was during her undergraduate training in biomedical and molecular biology and as an EMT, that she began to fully appreciate how intertwined human and veterinary medicine are, and how each can be used to improve the other. She brings this passion for advancing treatments available to her veterinary patients to AHRP, to improve your pet’s health. Dr. Thomas has a special interest in veterinary dermatology. Dr. Thomas has a cat named Lemur, and a horse named Tai, who always keep her laughing. When Dr. Thomas isn’t taking care of your fur babies, she enjoys photography, kayaking, and baking (though her husband will tell you she never puts enough frosting on cupcakes).
Dr. Warcholek was born in Montreal, Quebec but grew up in Chicago, Illinois. He received degrees in Biophysics and biology from Loyola University Chicago where he was heavily involved in a research laboratory that evaluated the influence of land-use and climate change on amphibian and reptile communities. He then went on to graduate with his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Kansas State University where he was, again, heavily involved with research in multiple labs. Dr. Warcholek is passionate about a progressive approach to medicine that makes a change both in the animals’ and owners’ quality of lives in addition to strong professional interests in Dermatology, Emergency and Critical Care, Ophthalmology, and Parasitology. He is currently our Dermatology Intern with a future aspiration of becoming a veterinary dermatologist. While not on duty, Dr. Warcholek volunteers at the local humane society to provide care to animals in need. His second passion is gastronomy, and he loves hiking (recently completing the Camino de Santiago during the summer of 2019). Dr. Warcholek looks forward to working as a team with you and your animal companion.
Dr. Bridgette Sampeck was born in Dallas, Texas. She has always had a love for veterinary medicine and got her first job in a veterinary clinic in 2003. In 2004, she obtained Veterinary Assistant certification from the Texas Veterinary Medical Association. She began her undergraduate education at Collin County Community College, then attended a semester of Business school at the University of Texas Dallas campus. She went on to complete her undergraduate studies at the University of Missouri Kansas City before entering into veterinary school at Kansas State University. Dr. Sampeck worked as a veterinary technician and hospital manager in small animal general practice for 10 years. She then worked as a veterinary dermatology nurse and a emergency and critical care nurse for 2 years before entering veterinary school. Dr. Sampeck has interests in small animal dermatology, emergency medicine, dentistry, and ophthalmology. She is passionate about maintaining the bond we all have with our pets, and improving their quality of life. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, traveling and spoiling her elderly miniature dachshund. Her favorite travel destination so far is New Zealand. She looks forward to caring for you and your pet.
Timberly is a Southern Mississippi native. She earned an Associate of Arts degree in Business Administration and an Associate of Applied Science degree in Respiratory Therapy. She received her certification in Respiratory Therapy at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. She continued to serve patients as a Certified Respiratory Therapist in Mobile, Alabama and North Mississippi. Timberly relocated to Florida in 1999 assuming the duties as practice manager for the Animal Hospital of Regency Park and more recently for Animal Dermatology South. Timberly is the glue that holds the team together. She enjoys cross-stitching, scuba diving, and baking when she is not busy with three children.
Todd was born in Woburn, Massachusetts and grew up in Upstate New York, Arizona, and Southeastern Florida. Todd served proudly with the 1st Calvary Division in the United States Army. During his military career, Todd was deployed in Europe, Panama, and the Persian Gulf during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Following the completion of his tour of service, Todd attended Palm Beach Community College where he earned his Associates degree in Education in 1996. Todd was then accepted to the Exceptional Education program at the University of Central Florida. Todd relocated to the Port Richey area in 2003 and joined the AHRP team as a Veterinary Assistant. Todd’s special interests in Veterinary Medicine include radiology, surgery and nutrition. Todd enjoys the outdoors, and spending time with his wife and their dogs Rugby and Odie.
Tonya was born in Pasco county and has lived here ever since. Tonya has attended Pasco-Hernando Community College and has taken classes such as marine biology and oceanography as prerequisites to for the Veterinary Technology program at St. Petersburg College. Tonya serves as a valuable member of the AHRP team as the senior customer care coordinator who strives to provide the greatest experience possible for clients of the Animal Hospital of Regency Park. She also enjoys boating, fishing, going to the beach, and spending time with her husband, family, and friends.
Nikki was born in Queens, New York but grew up here in New Port Richey, Florida. In the summer of 2011, Nikki graduated with honors from St. Petersburg College with an Associate of Science degree in Veterinary Technology. In November of 2011, Nikki began working with Dr. Canfield as a dermatology technician at BluePearl Veterinary Partners. She is a certified veterinary technician working toward specialty certification in dermatology. Her interests in the veterinary field include but are not limited to behavior, nutrition, and exotic animal husbandry. Nikki enjoys spending time with her husband Marty and their canine, feline, and exotic pets. Her other hobbies and interests include: drawing, photography, interior design, and the great outdoors.