We are extremely proud of our dedicated team. Caring for your pets is not just what we do, it is who we are. Our goal is to provide you and your pet a positive experience every time you visit our clinic.
Learning and education are very important here at Chain of Lakes Animal Clinic. We strive to have a state-of-the-art hospital with a staff trained in the latest medical advances. Our entire staff pursues continuing education on a regular basis. Our patients deserve the very best veterinary care.
Our team is full of genuine animal lovers. We make it our goal to treat each patient like our own. We give each patient lots of love and attention! We take the time to educate our clients about preventative medicine so that every pet can stay as healthy as possible.
If you have questions regarding your pet’s health care, don’t hesitate to contact us today.
Dr. Angela Chesanek, Fear Free Certified
Dr. Angela Chesanek was born and raised in Central Florida. She graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Animal Science (Go Gators!) and from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. After snowy Illinois winters, she returned to Orlando after graduation. She has been working in the Orlando/Windermere area since 2005. She has special interests in preventative care, geriatric medicine, dermatology, and pain management. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Shawn, and two young daughters. They love Gator football, Windermere food truck night, and family time. They share their home with Mr. Noodles the (giant) Labradoodle and Stella, the swimming pool-loving Golden Retriever.
Dr. Lynette Reyes, Fear Free Certified
Dr. Reyes joined the Chain of Lakes Family in March 2021. Dr Reyes was born and raised in Puerto Rico and is bilingual. She attended Veterinary School at National University in the Dominican Republic in 2004 and has been practicing veterinary medicine in Oregon since 2011. Dr. Reyes’s professional interests include dentistry, ultrasound, behavior, and internal medicine. She and her husband have 2 beautiful children, Daniel and Adriana. They share their home with Kimi, their cat, Sofia the Chihuahua, Rosie the Great Pyrenees, and Jackson and Aries the Australian Kelpies. Outside of work, she and her family enjoy going to the beach and trying new restaurants.
Practice Manager, Certified Fear Free
Megan was raised in Central Florida and graduated from West Orange High School.
She started her career at Publix Super Markets where she began as a Bakery Clerk. Megan’s work ethic and excellent customer service resulted in her being promoted to Bakery Manager. Eventually, her love for animals sent her on a new career path. She went to school to receive her veterinary assistant certificate and became a team member at a local veterinary clinic. Again, her hard work and dedication was recognized and she became the front Office Manager. Her specialty is loving on pets while providing exceptional client relations!
When Megan is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 children. They love visiting Disney World, the beach, and local family events together. She has been an active member of Lifebridge Church since 2012. Megan shares her home with 3 chihuahuas, yellow lab and her spunky cats. Megan is a valuable asset to our team! She is excited to meet you and your pets!
Veterinary Assistant, Fear Free Certified
Haley was raised in Clermont. She worked for Disney for 8 years, where she developed her excellent customer service skills. Her passion for animals has led her to join the Chain of Lakes family and she was part of our opening team in 2018. In her free time, Haley enjoys DIY projects at home. Haley and her husband Stetson welcomed a new son in summer 2020. Haley and Stetson share their home with Max, a Golden Retriever, Molly, a Shiba/Corgi Mix, and Chico, their rescue Chihuahua. Haley has a genuine passion for animals and is a wonderful addition to our staff!
Client Relations Specialist, Fear Free Certified
Suzy was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, IL. She worked for over 10 years for large corporations. Her passion and love for animals led her to a new career where her bright smile and excellent skills in client relations landed her a position at a local animal hospital. A new job opportunity for Suzy’s husband brought them to Florida 4 years ago.
Suzy enjoys spending time with her husband, their Corgi Wilson, and horse Mimi. Wilson is a participant and an ultimate competitor in the corgi races. She spends her spare time refinishing furniture, on the lake, running and working out.
Suzy is passionate about your pets and can’t wait to meet your fur family!
Certified Veterinary Technician, Fear Free Certified
Jaime grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania before moving to Florida . Jaime graduated from the Veterinary Technology Program at Manor College in 1999 and is a Certified Veterinary Technician. She started her career caring for animals at an emergency clinic in Pennsylvania that treated both large and small, scaley and fuzzy creatures. You name it, she probably treated it! Jaime continued at a new, smaller private practice once her daughter started school to be closer to home. She loves the personalized care that a private practice brings to clients and patients. During her free time, Jaime, her husband, Ben, and daughter,Emily, enjoy venturing to the Disney and Universal theme parks. She also enjoys crocheting cute animals and running an occasional 5k, especially for charity. Jaime has an adorable Westie named Hooper, who she is pretty sure thinks he is a cat! Jaime is smart, caring, and dedicated to the health of your pets!
Dainy was originally born in Puerto Rico but moved to the United States at the age of 7. She comes to us with experience as a veterinary technician since 2010 but is also very passionate about client care. Dainy is warm and welcoming and always has a smile on her face! She and her life partner, Sam, have two wonderful fur babies, Onyx and Milo. In her free time, she enjoys karaoke and music. According to her, music and her pets fill her soul with love! Dainy looks forward to caring for your pets like they were her own!
Veterinary Technician, Fear Free Certified
Emily was born in New York, but her family moved to South Florida soon after and that’s where she spent most of her childhood growing up. She currently lives in Winter Garden with her husband Danny, who she has been married to for six years, and her adorable daughter Ava who is three. She loves animals and has been a veterinary technician for the past 13 years! She has had multiple pets over the years but the current fur baby at home is a cute Pit-bull named Ace. She is a football fan and the Jetts are her favorite team currently! Emily also used to be a competitive ice-skater and still enjoys going out onto the rink for fun when she can find one! In her spare time, she loves bike-riding, working out in her home-gym and going out for park days with her family. She has so much energy for our animal friends and is always ready to lend a helping hand 🙂
Michelle was born in Brooklyn New York and lived there for 16 years until she relocated to Winter Garden in 2003 with her family, and has been a resident here ever since! As a child growing up, she had a dream of being a food taste tester but says that what she does with animals is a perfect second option! Michellehas been married to her high school sweetheart for 4 years, although they’ve known each other for 17 and they have an adorable little boy named Damian Wayne who they welcomed into their family in May 20th of 2021. She loves watching scary movies in her spare time and enjoys spending time outside hiking and walking, and loves to go site-seeing! If you didn’t know if Michelle loves animals, all you need to do is take a peek into her home to find five dogs, four cats, and two bearded dragons! Michelle has been a veterinary technician for 14 years and always has such a sweet passion for helping our fur babies.
If you’re bringing your pet to us for the first time, we look forward to meeting you and your four-legged family! We try to provide a soothing environment for our patients. We would like to minimize the stress sometimes associated with veterinary visits for both you and your pet. Visit our resources section for tips on how to acclimate your cat to his/her carrier, desensitize your dog to nail trims, and other helpful tricks to make your pet’s vet visits more Fear Free. If your dog is visiting us for a “well” visit, consider stopping by the dog park next door after your visit! (See our resources section for tips on playing at the dog park.)
It is important to us to educate our clients about all aspects of pet care from puppy socialization, nutrition, and behavior to parasite protection and overall wellness to extend the health and happiness of your pet. We strive to create a cohesive team with engaged and dedicated team members. We hope you’ll join our family at Chain of Lakes Animal Clinic.