Tim Holloway, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
“I am a 2007 graduate of University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. Prior to Veterinary School I received a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Florida with a Dual Major, Animal Sciences with Animal Biology Specialization and Microbiology and Cell Sciences. I also had a Minor in Chemistry.
Following graduation, I practiced in a busy Small Animal General Practice in Ocala, FL for 18 months then moved on to Emergency and Critical Care Medicine in Ocala, Gainesville, Daytona, St. Augustine and Jacksonville. During my time in the Emergency Medicine setting I have obtained a wide array of experiences from Critical Care Medicine and a wide range of surgical procedures. With that being said I have a special interest in Critical Care Medicine and Surgery (Orthopedic and Soft Tissue).
I am an active member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Florida Veterinary Medical Association, Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society, and the Veterinary Hospital Managers Association. I am the current President of the Jacksonville Medical Society.
During my “free time” I enjoy spending time with my wonderful wife, Stephanie (who is also a veterinarian), my two beautiful children Kymber and Brody, my menagerie of pets (4 dogs, 2 cats, 4 tortoises 4 horses, and a pony). I also enjoy mechanics and restoring antique vehicles, especially jeeps; fishing and spending time outdoors.
I truly look forward to meeting you and your pet(s) in the very near future!!!”
Stephanie Holloway, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Stephanie Holloway has always loved animals, having grown up in a very pet friendly home here in Jacksonville, FL. After knowing animals would always be her passion, she decided that veterinary school was her final academic goal. She continued to work locally as a veterinary technician at hospitals throughout Jacksonville and Orange Park while enrolling at Florida Community College of Jacksonville. Once Dr. Holloway graduated with her Associates Degree, she transferred to University of Florida College of Agriculture and graduated with her Bachelor of Science degree in 2003. While enrolled in classes at UF, Dr. Holloway worked at the University of Florida Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital in the ICU Dept., managing the blood bank and was lead nurse for the Orthopedic department. Dr. Holloway received her Master of Science degree in Veterinary Science in 2004 and was then accepted into Veterinary School at the University of Florida, graduating in 2010.
Prior to working at Southside Animal Clinic, Dr. Holloway worked at several general practices throughout Jacksonville and Orange Park. With a desire to help as many animals as possible, Dr. Holloway worked for Clay County Humane Society, Jacksonville Humane Society, and Jacksonville Animal Care & Protective Services.
Dr. Holloway enjoys horseback riding and being a mother to her two children, Kymber and Brody, as well as wife to Dr. Tim Holloway. Her home is much like how she was raised: full of love for her 4 dogs, 2 cats, 4 tortoises, 4 horses and a pony. Even with all the excitement, somehow she still manages to sneak in a little time for some reality T.V. !
- University of Florida, 2003; Bachelor of Science
- University of Florida, 2004; Masters in Veterinary Medicine
- University of Florida, 2010; Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine
Meredith Swart, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Meredith Swart is a three-time graduate of the University of Florida, having earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business, a Master’s in Public Health and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. Go Gators! She grew up right here in Jacksonville and spent summers in nearby St. Augustine. Dr. Swart’s passion has always been animals, especially horses. She’s competed in Hunter-Jumper events from the age of five to the present.
Dr. Swart also has a keen interest in business, which led to advertising and marketing jobs in New York and Boston after college. It only took a few short years in the business world, however, for Dr. Swart to realize her true calling was veterinary medicine. She set out to make her dream of becoming a veterinarian a reality by moving back to sunny Florida to begin veterinary school.
Since graduation, Dr. Swart has had the opportunity to work in multiple practices in the Gainesville and Jacksonville areas. She has been part of the Southside Animal Clinic team since February 2016. Her special interests include internal medicine, soft tissue surgery and shelter medicine.
Dr. Swart is married to her husband Jacob, a prosecutor for the Jacksonville State Attorney’s office. They have one daughter, Margaux.
They share their home with three cats, Big Kitty, Emma, and Beans. Dr. Swart’s hobbies include horseback riding, running and spending time with her family and friends.
Dr. Swart is proud to serve her hometown of Jacksonville and would love to help you with all your pet’s healthcare needs!
Colleen, Practice Manager
Colleen was raised in New Orleans, her family moved to Jacksonville Beach when she was in fifth grade. She went to San Pablo Elementary then Fletcher Jr. and Sr. High School, Go Senators! She started college locally and after just one year, her management career took off. She was offered a District Management position to run a chain of music stores throughout Florida and Georgia. Does anyone remember Coconuts Music Store? That was her home office.
Colleen has been in management since her early 20’s. She chose music retail as it fed her musician habit as she had been a percussionists since she was 12 years old. She performed in various local bands and as a Sr. in high school, she was part of Junior Symphony. This provided Colleen with the opportunity to appear with the Jacksonville Symphony.
She stumbled into veterinary management after she met a veterinary practice owner and managed five hospitals throughout Jacksonville. She was then recruited by Affiliated Veterinary Specialists shortly after their first location opened in Orange Park. She then went on to manage construction and subsequent management of Affiliated Veterinary Specialists, Jacksonville.
Colleen then moved to the greater Atlanta area to manage a practice for the worlds first Board Certified Feline Specialists, Drew Weigner, at The Cat Doctor In Buckhead, Ga.
After almost fifteen successful years at The Cat Doctor, she relocated back to Jacksonville Beach and finally found her veterinary “home” at Southside Animal Clinic.
She and her Whippet “Nessie” enjoy beach walks, fishing and if Colleen had a sidecar for her Harley Road King, Nessie would be right beside her with her face in the breeze!
Shannon, Lead Receptionist
Shannon originally started at Southside Animal Clinic in 1995. Her first husband served in the Navy so they had to pull up anchor quite a bit. After all the years of moving from place to place, Shannon finally returned home to Jacksonville and rejoined Southside Animal Clinic as Lead Receptionists in 2011. We are so grateful she landed back home.
Shannon is a Fletcher High School graduate (Go Senators), she loves watching various sports, has a beautiful daughter Taylor and a new grand baby Paisley. Shannon and her fiance are currently owned by three cats Marty, Murray and Oliver and their dog Steeler.
Roseanna has been a Receptionist at Southside Animal Clinic since 2008. Prior to this she was employed as a supervisor at a customer service center with AT&T.
Her goal at Southside Animal Clinic is to provide the very best service to all who come into our clinic, recognizing and appreciating the wonderfully diverse and interesting people she meets every day. She is the proud owner of two silver tabbies, Leo and Lily. She adopted them after doing some fostering for Jacksonville Humane Society. Leo loves to play fetch and Lily goes ballistic over the red L.E.D. light!
Roseanna also volunteered for Wolfson Children’s Hospital auxiliary for 11 years and donates blood regularly to OneBlood Bank (formally known as Fla/Ga Blood Bank) having just passed 12 and counting gallons! She enjoys reading, gardening, cooking, and going to garage/estate sales.
Jenny grew up in North Carolina and has been in Jacksonville now since 2014. Her family always had a variety of animals, from their owned pets, to strays that they happily kept fed, and even the occasional deer that loved visiting them in their back yard.
Jenny is owned by a Neapolitan Mastiff named Moose and a Whippet named Tara. You can usually find her two dogs behind the reception desk or out in our Play and Stay Resort kicking it up with the other daycare dogs. Jenny loves anything Disney, restoring old furniture and helping our wonderful clients and their pets.
Veterinary Technicians & Assistants
Jordan was born and raised in Tallahassee, Florida home of the Seminoles. After graduating with a general AA degree, Jordan moved to Jacksonville to continue her education at Sanford Brown Institute. She passed the National Technician Exam and became a Certified Veterinary Technician (C.V.T.) in 2014.
“Ever since I was a little girl, I knew that I wanted to work with animals. I have worked with animals of all shapes and sizes over the years, loving every minute of it. I was excited to join Southside Animal Clinic and I plan to enjoy my career for as long as my physical capabilities allow”.
Gerald “Jerry” has been a Veterinary Technician for 16 years having graduated from St. Petersburg Veterinary Technology Center in 2001.
Jerry enjoys helping our client’s furry family members and when he is not doing this, he enjoys sports, going to the beach, movies and spending time with his wife Destiny.
Gail, Veterinary Assistant
Gail was born in Long Beach, Ca. and lived in San Diego until she was 10 years old when her family decided to change coasts and move to Jacksonville. She graduated from Sandlewood High School (Go Saints) in 1990, and several years later she joined the Air Force. She was in the military for 8 years stationed in France, Germany and Holland.
Gail attended Sanford Brown Veterinary Technician Program and has been here at Southside Animal Clinic since 2015. She shares her home with a sweet Pug named Marge and a handsome Min Pin named Cleveland.
Laura, Veterinary Assistant
Laura has worked with animals for almost two years. She joined Southside Animal Clinic in 2016. She has a dog named Caspian who is a four year old Schnauzer whom she loves dearly!
“Ever since I was a young girl I wanted to help animals. It is such a pleasure for me to help care for them. Watching and helping our patients feel better brings me tremendous joy”.
Alex, Veterinary Assistant
Alexia “Alex” was born and raised in a small town in Missouri. Her family moved to Jacksonville while she was in high school and she graduated from Fletcher High (Go Senators) in 2009.
She joined our team at Southside Animal Clinic in 2013 and absolutely loves helping our patients and their wonderful parents!
Alex has a son named Laythan and two fur kids, Kali a 10 year old beautiful feline and Mya who is a 6 year old Boxer.
“I have been at Southside Animal Clinic since 2013 and I love my job. I love talking with all of our clients and of course, taking care of their fur kids! I am so lucky to be a part of such a great workplace”.
Play & Stay Pet Resort Staff
Amanda joined Southside Animal Clinic in 2016 and has worked in our Play and Stay Resort since its inception. She comes with 7 years of veterinary experience. She has a son named Ryan and a 7 year old fur baby named Foxy. She enjoys going to the beach, playing tennis and spending time with her family.
Melissa moved from South Carolina to Jacksonville in 2016 where she quickly became a valued member of our team working in our Play and Stay Resort since its inception. She brought with her 10 years of animal care experience.
She joined us as we opened our Play and Stay Resort and has enjoyed seeing it take off. She is a proud mom of one daughter and has a young feline fur baby.
Grady has been around animals all his life and he so enjoys playing with them in the Play and Stay Resort! In his off time he teaches martial arts to all ages. He has two dogs a Min Pin named Little Bit and a Jack Russell name Sugar. Last but certainly not least, he has a feisty black and white feline named Zippy.