We are under new ownership offering grooming, daycare and boarding.

Vero Beach, Florida

Orchid Island
Dog Spa Team

Meet the team of Orchid Island Dog Spa! We’re pleased to provide exceptional care for your pets!

Pinebrook Animal Hospital

Who We Are

Meet Our Orchid Island Staff

We are solely dedicated to your pet’s care! We look forward to getting to know you, and we hope you’ll take the time to scroll down and get to know us.
Shannon

Shannon Sydney

Facility Manager

My name is Shannon Sydney and I am the facility manager here at Orchid Island Dog Spa!

I recently moved to Vero Beach from New Hampshire where I spent my whole life living on a farm, taking care of horses, dogs, cats, and chickens!

I have always been a practice manager, working in human practices, however, I am so excited to help care for, and take care of, your babies! I have a French bulldog named Koa and 7 cats! I have always had a love for animals and I am so excited to get to work with them now!

I have 20 years of experience managing clinics and people. I do not like to look at myself as a manager, more of a leader. I think that a manager is someone people have to follow, whereas a leader is someone people want to follow. I want to lead my team to be the best that we can be!

I feel with my experience and my amazing team here at OI Dog Spa, we will give your babies the best experience possible… whether that be boarding, daycare or a even a nice bath!

I am a mother of 3 beautiful children. My son is 21 and in the US Army. My daughters are 6 and 10 and are very active in gymnastics. In my free time, you can find me at the beach, spending time with my family, and doing lots of traveling!

I am very excited to be entrusted with your babies and I look forward to getting to know each and every one of you!

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Julissa Orchid Island Dog Spa Team Photo

Julissa Rivera

Operation Manager

Hey! I’m Julissa, I’m a Dog obsessed mom of 1 crazy little boy and another insanely wild pup that just so happen to fit perfectly with us. My love for dogs started when I was 10 years old and I met face to face with this giant Bullmastiff! Not aware of the breed at the time, he was bigger than I was and definitely could have had me as a snack but to my surprise, he was as sweet as can be & I was determined to get him back home. The second his family saw him and the emotions started that’s when I knew all I wanted to do was care for animals and do the best I could to help any of them that mysteriously wandered their way into my life. I’m proud to say that I continue to keep doing what I love here at the spa caring for all the pups and one day hope to open up my own rescue and teach my son everything there is to know about lending a helping hand to a dog or any other four-legged friend in need. Also, I listen to rock music so that’s probably why I can deal with all the constant barking. It’s like going to a concert, music to my ears! Haha

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Megan and Tucker Orchid Island Dog Spa Team Photo

Megan Vanhouwe

Assistant Facility Manager

Megan was raised 19 years in Vermont then moved to FL for college. She has her Bachelors of Science in Digital Arts & Design and an Associates of Science in Computer Animation. She has always had the love and passion for animals and now gets to work with dogs every day. To be able to grow up with dogs always around and now get to learn and grow within the pet industry is very exciting to her and she can’t wait to see where it leads her. Megan also enjoys arts & crafts, outdoor activities, photography, cooking/baking, listening to music, watching movies, learning new things, and hopes to maybe travel someday to states/countries she would like to visit.

“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.” – Maya Angelou

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Savannah

Savannah Cote

K9 Concierge

My name is Savannah Cote I am a kennel technician. I was born and raised in Northern Maine where I spent my whole life in the back woods, fishing, wheeling, and hiking with my Husky named Ice. That’s where I developed a love for animals. I moved down to Florida 8 years ago where I have been working in the animal industry. Thank you for entrusting me with the care of your animal babies. I’m looking forward to getting to know each and every one of you.

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Melissa

AJ

K9 Concierge

Hey, I’m AJ. I’m a Vero Beach resident, but I’m from Appalachia prior. Growing up I had multitudes of domestic, exotic, and farm animals. My house has always had dogs and other critters for company. I currently have 2 dogs and 2 cats with my girlfriend. Before this job, I had previous dog experience working with large packs. I love to learn more about your dogs and their personalities in order to be that friend they always have when visiting us.

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Melissa

Victoria Scarlett

Pet Stylist

Bio coming soon!

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Melissa

Amanda

Receptionist

Hi, my name is Amanda, I am very excited to be a part of the Orchid Island Dog Spa team. I have always been a lover of all animals and have had dogs since I was 14 years old. I of course have my fur-baby Layla which I adore and love playing with. I was even adopted by a feral cat that my family and I found living outside our house and we named him Jethro.

I was born in New York (I am still a New Yorker at heart), and I have lived in Florida since 1989. I graduated from Sebastian River High School in 1999 and went on to earn an Associate’s Degree and Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice as well as a Master’s Degree in Justice Administration and Security.

In my spare time, I love to spend time with my family (which includes my mom, sister, 2 nieces and 2 nephews), be with my friends, watch movies, and am an avid reader and I love to crochet. I look forward to meeting you and your fur-babies.