The Apollo North Animal Hospital Team

Our staff of expert veterinary doctors and skilled vet assistants and technicians are ready to help when your pet needs us. Contact us today to learn more.

Hospital Manager

Jennifer Harrington

Jennifer is originally from the East coast and spent time growing up in New York and Massachusetts prior to moving to Arizona with her family in 1998. She attended Bay Path College in Longmeadow, MA and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Early Childhood Education. Her passion and love for animals sparked the beginning of her veterinary career in 2004.

Jennifer shares her home with her three fur kids, “Murfee” an Australian Shepherd mix, “Bean” a Papillion-Chihuahua mix and a black cat named “Skeeter”. In her free time, Jennifer enjoys going to the movies, cooking, swimming and spending time with family and friends. She also enjoys traveling and visiting new places especially if it allows for some “toes in the sand” time.


Marina Hernandez

I’m originally from Glendale Arizona and first realized my passion for animals at a very young age. I’ve been working in the veterinary field for 12 years as a technician and its been one of my most rewarding accomplishments. I share my life with my beautiful daughter Jasmine, my loving fiancé Andy and 2 dogs “Bull Dozer” & “Pork Chop”.



Sammantha has always had a profound love for animals. She started her career in the Veterinary field in 2011 at a mobile spay and neuter clinic as a Lead Technician. She has grown and improved her skills as a Technician since then. She has attended college for Nursing but plans to go back to get her license as a Certified Veterinary Technician and eventually become a small animal Veterinarian. In her spare time she loves to play music, spend time with her family and friends, and cuddle with her adorable Boxer, "Kina."


Kelly Lee

I am an Arizona native and raised in Phoenix. I’ve been working in the veterinary field for 8 years as a Client Service Specialist and have been with Apollo North Animal Hospital for 5 years. I’m married with 4 wonderful children and 1 dog “Speckles”. Speckles is a 9 year old Australian shepherd with lots of energy. I enjoy camping, riding quads, reading and spending time with my family.



Lisa was born and raised in the beach cities of Southern California and moved to Arizona in November of 2012 with her husband, Jim. They share their home with four dogs, two rabbits, two leopard geckos, thirty finches and a sulcata tortoise. Lisa has had a deep passion for animals all her life and is always trying to educate herself on animal health and nutrition. At Apollo North she is a Client Services Specialist who loves interacting with the patients and getting to know their loving parents. In her spare time she enjoys reading, baking, camping, watching black and white movies, and spending time with her family.

Apollo North’s Resident Hamster

Flopsee, the Robo Hamster

“Flopsee” came to Apollo North in August of 2013, he was estimated to be about 5 months old. His habitat moves around the hospital and is often spotted in our lobby. He loves to run on his wheel for daily exercise. He enjoys dining on yogurt and scrambled eggs that he mooches off the humans. “Flopsee” loves to run through the hospital in his special ball - he is extremely fast!

More about “Flopsee”:

Roborovski hamsters (ROBO) or desert hamsters are the smallest of all dwarf hamsters, averaging under 2 cm at birth, and between 4.5-5 cm during adulthood. Distinguishing characteristics of the Roborovskis are eyebrow-like white spots and the lack of any dorsal stripe. The average lifespan for the Roborovski hamster is three years, though this is dependent on living conditions. Roborovskis are known for their speed and have been said to run an equivalent of four human marathons each night on average, a fact that famed hamster scientist Tanner Lewis confirmed in 2012.

Toothless, the Leopard Gecko

Vinnie, the Djungarian Hamster