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Tampa, FL 33626

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Veterinary Nursing Staff

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Katherine Rankin, CVT

Veterinary Nurse Manager


Katherine was born and raised in St. Petersburg, Florida. She began working at Ehrlich Animal Hospital in 2004. She was drawn to the veterinary field because of her love of animals and her interest in veterinary medicine. She has a Bachelors degree in Applied Science (Veterinary Hospital Management) and is a CVT (Certified Veterinary Technician).

Her favorite part of working at Ehrlich Animal Hospital is being able to help animals feel better and provide assistance in maintaining their health. When Katherine is not here, she enjoys showing and riding her horse, as well as participating in family events. Katherine has many pets, they include: Titan, a 12 year old dachshund, River Song, a 2 year old domestic short hair, Jasper, a year old Burmese, Remy, a 10-year-old Arabian gelding, and Willard, an 10-year-old domestic short hair, who was a barn cat.

Carol Peterson

Veterinary Nurse


Carol is originally from St. Augustine, but has lived in Tampa since 1964. She worked part time for Dr. Langbehn in 1988 and in 1990’s began working full time at the old hospital on Ehrlich Road. She was drawn to veterinary medicine as a long time pet owners and caretaker. When her children went on their own she decided to try a part time job with Dr. Langbehn, who was kind enough to see her through all the rest.

She likes to garden more since she no longer has horses to show or ride. She tries to work had at having all of her in house strays to be adopted to a forever home. She has five cats now, all strays, some from the clinic and a few that just found her home. She always tries to say the light must have come on to say “Free Food!!”

She also has a rescue dog, a fat schipperke, and also a family dog, a sheltie. Carol loves talking with the clients at Ehrlich Animal Hospital when in the rooms, hoping to gleen some tid bits about their pets’ life and theirs. She feels this helps the doctors with their exams and puts the client at ease and hopeflly also their pets. Of course, she loves the cats the BEST!

Caitlin Noblin

Surgical Veterinary Nurse


Caitlin began working at Ehrlich Animal Hospital in October of 2005. She was first drawn to the veterinary field with her love of animals and a passion for wanting to offer more to her fur children. When Caitlin isn’t working, she enjoys reading, learning about history, and criminology. She is CPR certified and currently a student at USF. Caitlin has 2 dogs, Dazey, a rescued English pointer, Jello, a three-year-old Boxer, and a five-year-old domestic short hair named Party Boy.

Kate Beynon, CVT

Surgical Veterinary Nurse


Kate is a Florida native who occasionally visits her family in Williamsport, PA. She is interested in animal behavior. She often fosters kittens and puppies, but has also fostered alot of momma dogs with large litters for HCAS. Her furry children include:

Kovu, a three-year-old shepherd mix who she rescued from the Humane Society when he was eight weeks old, when she adopted him, he was on “Parvo Watch” for two weeks, Zera, a three year old American eskimo/ retriever mix, who she rescued from the Humane Society at eight weeks old, Haillee, a three-year-old teacup miniature pinscher, the breeder was unable to sell her (Kate has nick-named her “Fruit Bat”), Oliver, a thirteen-year-old orange domestic short hair feline who was adopted from the Humane Society thirteen years ago, and Kaos, a four-year-old domestic short hair feline who was a stray and was rescued from under her friends’ porch on December 1st, he got his name from being the craziest kitten ever! Kate began working for Ehrlich Animal Hospital in May of 2011. Kate was drawn to the veterinary medicine field by her passion for animals. She enjoys helping animals that can’t help themselves. She is a Certified Veterinary Technician.

Her favorite part of working at Ehrlich Animal Hospital is working with all of the animals, seeing many happy endings, reuniting owners with their pets, and helping to give pets a second chance. She also enjoys working on the rehabilitation of wild life.

Shelise Lientz, CVT

Surgical Veterinary Nurse


Shelise is from Missouri, but as a young child, moved to Florida. She enjoys visiting St. Augustine and Tennessee. Shelise graduated from Hillsborough Community College as a Certified Veterinary Technician in 2011. She has been with us at Ehrlich Animal Hospital since. She has rescued five cats, four dogs, one tortoise and one rabbit. She enjoys fostering kittens and wildlife, including birds and squirrels.

She enjoys reading and educating herself about animal nutrition. She also likes to donate blood, participate in conversational American Sign Language, and watch hockey and baseball. Shelise has wanted to be in the veterinary field since she was three years old. She has volunteered at HCAS and HSTB.

Jennifer Nalbach CVT

Surgical Veterinary Nurse


Jennifer was born and raised in St. Petersburg. She is a recent graduate of St. Petersburg College’s Veterinary Technology program and is thrilled to be the newest certified veterinary technician among the staff of Ehrlich. She was first drawn to veterinary medicine when her beloved horse, Syd, had to be hospitalized for a severe colic. Through the wonderful care of knowledgeable doctors and technicians, he was saved, and from then on, Jennifer knew that she would spend her life helping animals in any way she could.

When not at work, she enjoys working with and caring for her two draft horses, Rose and Syd, reading, drawing, painting, and incorporating her new fur baby Shae (a tortie kitten) into the household. Jennifer is very excited to be a part of the Ehrlich team and hopes for many more years of this rewarding career.

Brindy Minici

Veterinary Nurse

Brindy was born and raised in FL. She began working for Ehrlich Animal Hospital in January 2014. She currently just graduated from the Veterinary Technology program at St. Petersburg College. Brindy is happily married to her husband of 9 years and they have two daughters. Brindy has had love for animals ever since she was a little girl. She has taken care of a variety of animals from baby squirrels to 3 litters of golden retriever puppies.

She currently has 4 animals of her own which include, two all white cats named Cody and Lola, a Golden Retriever named Teddy, and a Yorkshire terrier Maltese mix named Jackson. Brindy sadly lost 2 of her Golden Retrievers named Shadow and Sandy last year, months apart, but still has a part of both of them in their son Teddy. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, fishing, and enjoying the FL beaches! Her favorite part of working at Ehrlich Animal Hospital is being able to help care for sick animals and to be a part of such a great veterinary staff:)

Lauren Kinman CVT

Veterinary Nurse

Lauren Kinman CVT NurseLauren was born and raised in Brandon Florida and occasionally likes to visit her family in Kentucky and Ohio. She has loved animals since a very young age and knew that she wanted to work in the veterinary field. She graduated from the Veterinary Technician Program at HCC in 2015 and received her CVT in August. She began working at Ehrlich in June and since working in the veterinary field, she has found this career to be very rewarding. She has a dog named Buddy, a german shepard named Raven, and a cat named Simba.

In her free time she likes to watch movies, read books, fish, and target shoot. She also likes spending time with her husband and young son.

Jenny Armstrong

Veterinary Nurse

Jenny Armstrong

Jenny is one of the newest members of our Ehrlich family. She has always had a passion for veterinary medicine. Growing up she enjoyed caring for her pets, as well as strays in the neighborhood. Wildlife has continually been her interest and a major reason for her choice in this field. As a result, she is pursuing her degree in Veterinarian Medicine.

When she is not providing care for her patients or at school, Jenny enjoys outdoor activities, dancing, drawing, visiting museums, and having game night with family and friends. Jenny is thrilled to have the opportunity to be part of such an amazing team at Ehrlich Animal Hospital and is excited to see what the future holds in this fulfilling career.

Rebecca Cox

Surgical Veterinary Nurse

Rebecca Cox Surgical Veterinary Nurse

Rebecca Cox is a rare native Floridian going back at least 3 generations. She was born in Ocala, FL in the same hospital her father was born in. She also graduated from the same high school both of her parents did, exactly thirty years later! She grew up on a farm in a small town just outside of Ocala and was always interested in the farm animal’s welfare. She has crawled under barns to rescue baby goats, hand raised baby raccoons and nursed a chicken named “Babe” with a broken leg from the time it hatched until it was fully grown and introduced to the rest of the farm population. From a young age, she wanted to be a veterinarian, but then realized that the nurses have all the fun!

Rebecca holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology (combined Advanced Clinical Applications and Veterinary Hospital Management). She has worked as an Emergency Veterinary Technologist at BluePearl Veterinary Partners and also has experience and training as a hospice and end-of-life technician with Lap of Love. She has a special interest in hospice care and the human-animal bond and would like to further her education in that direction in the future.

Rebecca loves hounds of all kinds and has two rescue beagles, Abby and Mia Marie. She keeps medical fosters for the SouthEast Beagle Rescue and does volunteer transports for many different rescue organizations.

Rebecca is also a member of the ASPCA’s Field Investigations Response team and is called to nurse and care for animals in different states that come out of dog fighting, hoarding and puppy mill backgrounds. She is also a certified disaster relief volunteer for Florida SARC, Red Rover and Noah’s Wish.

Nathalie Ocampo

Veterinary Nurse

Nathalie Ocampo - Veterinary Nurse
Nathalie is one of the newest additions to the Ehrlich nursing staff. She was born to Colombian parents in New York but was raised in New Jersey. As a teen, Nathalie moved to Tampa and has lived here since.

Since childhood, she has had a passion for veterinary medicine and chose this career path when starting college. She is a current student at the University of South Florida and will be receiving a dual bachelor’s degree in Integrative Animal Biology and Public Health in 2017. After graduation, her plan is to attend veterinary school.

When not at work or school, she enjoys outdoor activities such as biking, kayaking, and playing soccer. She also likes to play the guitar and piano and is fluent in Spanish and some French. Nathalie also cares for her dog Snoopy, a miniature schnauzer she’s had since she was 9.

Currently she is a member of USF’s Pre-Vet Society and volunteers with Pasco County Animal Services. Nathalie is so excited to practice what she loves while being in such a great environment that Ehrlich offers!

Miranda Fortune

Veterinary Nurse

Miranda Fortune - Veterinary Nurse
Miranda is a fairly new edition to the Ehrlich team. She is originally from Marlton, New Jersey, but moved down to Florida from Mississippi three years ago. She has always loved animals, but it was not until she was in middle school that she realized the only profession for her was in the veterinarian field. She is in her third semester of vet tech school at St. Petersburg College.

Outside of work and school she enjoys playing her bass guitar, electric guitar and keyboard or lounging around the house with her Shih Tzu, Joi, and her cat from school, Kevin. She also loves spending time with her family (her three sisters, mother and father, aunt and cousin, and 7 month old niece Aubrielle).

One interesting fact about Miranda is that she is a Tiny House enthusiast and hopes to one day move out to North Carolina and live in less than 200 square feet to continue her scholarly studies at a local university. She would like study animal behavior, ASL, or animal physical rehabilitation.