Our Doctors

Our Doctors

Jennifer Nash

Jennifer Nash

Jennifer Nash

DVM, CVA, Owner, Medical Director

Dr. Nash is the owner, hospital administrator, and a veterinarian at Turkey Creek Animal Hospital. After earning her DVM from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003, she moved to the Denver, Colorado area to begin her career. While working at a busy emergency hospital there, she helped expand that practice from a four-doctor general day practice to a nine-doctor, 24-hour general and emergency facility. 

Dr. Nash is also certified in veterinary acupuncture and has a special interest in internal medicine and geriatric care.

After moving to Lakeland and purchasing Turkey Creek Animal Hospital in 2011, Dr. Nash fell in love with this community, her clients, and her patients. Her family includes two daughters, two sons, three dogs, two cats, and the occasional fish. She spends her free time outside enjoying distance running, hiking, boating, or anything that involves family and friends.

Joan DeHaven

Joan DeHaven

Joan DeHaven

DVM

After attending Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Dr. DeHaven earned her DVM from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 2010. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine but takes a special interest in dentistry and preventative care. 

Outside of work, Dr. DeHaven is an avid runner, participating in numerous half marathons every year—but her favorite is the Ragnar, a 200+ mile relay race that she has competed in all over the country. Dr. DeHaven also loves spending time with her family of pets: two dogs, two cats, and a tank of saltwater fish—although she is quick to say that she considers all her furry patients to be part of her extended family.

Kristin Artman

Kristin Artman

Kristin Artman

DVM

Dr. Artman decided to pursue veterinary medicine after a career in forensics, earning her DVM from St. George’s University in 2013. After graduation, she worked as a solo veterinarian for the Humane Society of Pinellas, helping with the growth of their low-cost clinic. After three years, she decided to return to her hometown of Lakeland and join the team here at Turkey Creek Animal Hospital, where her professional interests include surgery and preventive medicine.

Dr. Artman shares her home with a family of animals that includes four cats, a parrotlet, nine chickens, two peacocks and a 55-gallon tank full of fish. When she’s not at work, she enjoys gardening, remodeling, and CrossFit.

Michelle Ferrera

Michelle Ferrera

Michelle Ferrera

DVM

Dr. Ferrera graduated from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1993 and has taken care of pets in Hillsborough County ever since. During her career she has served as a shelter veterinarian and is currently teaching Animal Anatomy at Hillsborough Community College. 

At home Dr. Ferrera enjoys spending time with her family which includes husband Frank and two daughters as well as five cats, an Indian Ringneck parrot, a leopard gecko, a guinea pig, a hermit crab, and a tank of fish.

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