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
I was born and raised in Central Florida. I 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, I returned to Orlando after graduation. I have been working in the Orlando/Windermere area since 2005. I have special interests in preventative care, geriatric medicine, dermatology, and pain management. When I’m not at work, I enjoy spending time with my husband, Shawn, and two young daughters. We love Gator football, Windermere food truck night, and family time. We share our home with Mr. Noodles the (giant) Labradoodle and Stella, our swimming pool-loving Golden Retriever. I am so excited to open Chain of Lakes Animal Clinic and can’t wait to meet you and your pets!
Dr. Lynette Reyes
We are so excited to welcome Dr. Lynette Reyes to the Chain of Lakes family! She will be joining our practice 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 has family in the Windermere area and is excited to be closer to them when she moves here in March. 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.
Dr. Reyes’s professional interests include dentistry, ultrasound, behavior, and internal medicine. She is also Fear Free Certified. 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, Certified Fear Free
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. Haley would love to pursue becoming a veterinary technician in the future. In her free time, Haley enjoys DIY projects at home. Haley and her husband Stetson are enjoying their new son born in June 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!
Lead Technician, Certified Fear Free
Neal was raised in De Land. He has over 11 years of experience as a veterinary technician and is a valuable addition to our team. Neal enjoys working with all animals and is very passionate about educating clients on preventative care for their furry family members. Neal and his life partner, Brooks, have recently purchased their first house together. They share their home with 2 fur babies, Maggie and Chompers. He also enjoys taking care of his 60-gallon fish tank and spending time with friends and family.
Client Relations Specialist, Certified Fear Free
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, Certified Fear Free
Jaime grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and recently moved to Clermont . 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. She is very excited to join her new family at Chain of Lakes after years of dreaming about moving to Florida.
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!
We are so excited to have Jaime on our team!
Client Care Specialist
Sam grew up in Colorado where she graduated from Regis University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. She relocated to Paris, France for 10 years before moving to Florida in 2019.
Sam lives in Winter Garden with her two young children. Together they enjoy spending time at the beach, going to concerts, and visiting family in the Orlando area. She is so excited to join our team and is looking forward to meeting your pets.
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.