Cross Creek Animal Clinic Staff
DAVID HALE, DVM
David R. Hale, D.V.M., is a 1984 graduate of the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. He practiced at Hollywood Animal Hospital before moving to Tallahassee. In 1988, he became a co-owner of Cross Creek Animal Clinic, Inc., with the late Dr. Werner Heimberger. Dr. Hale has been the sole owner of CCAC, Inc. since 1995. Dr. Hale utilizes both western medical/surgical as well as traditional Chinese veterinary medical approaches to the treatment of animals under his care.
Dr. Hale was certified in veterinary acupuncture in 2001 after completing coursework in Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine at the Chi Institute
Dr. Hale is a great believer in community service and has provided pro bono veterinary care since the early 1990’s to wildlife in rehab at Goose Creek Wildlife Sanctuary.
Dr. Hale served on the Board at the Tallahassee Museum from 1986 – 1992, and has provided pro bono veterinary care to the non-hoof stock species in their collection since 1986. He also serves as Consulting Veterinarian to the museum.
Dr. Hale also practices “Rescue Medicine” by providing reduced cost services and boarding to Capital Ark (formerly Extended Circle), Doberman Rescue, the Leon County Animal Shelter, as well as to the many wayward puppies, dogs, kittens and cats that find their way to CCAC for treatment and adoption. Dr. Hale has two dogs: one Greyhound and one Lab, both of which were “Rescues”. His five cats are also all “Rescues”. Dr. Hale and his family also support and participate as volunteers in the care of horses as part of the Triple R equine rescue organization.
Dr. Hale is a family guy. He likes to relax with his dogs out at the horsebarn where his daughter rides her competition horse.
Dr. Hale regularly attends the North American Veterinary Conference, the Florida Veterinary Medical Association Annual Meeting, as well as various other continuing education opportunities.
TOM DAVIS, DVM
Dr. Davis is a fellow University of Florida alumnus who graduated a few years after Dr. Hale. After owning a private practice in southern Florida, he moved to Tallahassee to work as state vet. Most recently, he has been working as a relief vet, filling in for various veterinarians around Tallahassee. We are very grateful for the time he spent filling in while Dr. Hale was out and still welcome him doing relief work at Cross Creek Animal Clinic. Dr. Davis is excellent at staying up-to-date on the latest research in veterinary science.
Dr. Davis owns three rescued dogs: a Shepherd/Chow mix named Gator, a Red Heeler named Izzy, and a Rat Terrier mix named Edna. He also owns two cats named Thelma and Homer. He’s pictured here with Izzy, his most recent adoptee from ECAH.
Walker is our “go to” guy for client communications, including “Puppy Talks”. He is a 10+ year employee of CCAC. Besides tending to lots of critters, he plays the “harp” at local night spots and is an avid reader and lover of literature.
Walker passed away in December 2014 but his presence is still very much felt at the clinic.
Angi is a certified vet tech extraordinaire and earned her M.S. in Entomology at FAMU. Angi no longer works full time at CCAC but can be seen filling in from time to time. She enjoys family life and nature walks and makes Dr. Hale nervous when she recounts her many close encounters with water mocassins! She has a Rottweiler named Jim, cats and an assortment of other critters to whom she is devoted.
Lauren is a vet tech and has been with CCAC for many years. Lauren received her BA degree from FSU. She loves tending to and fussing over the grooming needs of dogs and cats, and is considering making a career of it. Lauren soothes the nerves of fearful doggie patients. She has many dogs and cats to fuss over at home too!
Lynn is a vet tech and has a special interest in dental care. She has been at CCAC for several years. She wakes the clinic up each morning and gets things started doing labwork and transmitting EKG’s, along with her bloodhound “Dixie” and her black lab “Beau.” On weekends you can spot Lynn and her husband Jon, along with their sons Kyle and Ben, rooting for the Seminoles. She also has many kitties at home.
Tami and her dogs, “Cricket” and “Murphy”, can be found at the clinic’s front desk most afternoons. She graduated from FSU with a BS degree in Biology and has been with the clinic for a couple of years. Tami has assisted with zoo keeping at the Tallahassee Museum and may ultimately seek a career in that field. In the meantime she is here to assist clients and their pets check into and out of the clinic. She also divides her time among electronic medical record entry and client communications.
Togi has been the AM animal care tech at the clinic for many years. His eyes are the first to survey and inspect all the overnight animal guests each morining. He may be seen each AM, rain or shine walking his canine charges along the grassy areas near the clinic. Togi may also be seen at the New Leaf Market and may soon make his debut in stand-up comedy. He is seen here being caught red-handed at the front desk computer!
Sheila is an FSU grad with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology. She has her eyes set on a career in wildlife conservation research. You can often find her working at the front desk with Lynn. Sheila has been a real asset to our clinic through her extensive experience at Goose Creek Wildlife. She does everything from nursing baby squirrels back to health to wrangling bald eagles. She occasionally works as a tech during appointments as well. Sheila lives in Tallahassee with her ECAH Animals rescue hound, “Josh”, and her Pointer “Wade”.