Winter Springs Veterinary Clinic - Our Doctors
Dr. Shari Walker
Dr. Shari Walker is originally from Lexington, Kentucky, and received a Bachelor's degree in Biology from Asbury University in 2007. She went on to pursue her dream of becoming a veterinarian at Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine, where she received the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. Dr. Walker joined Dr. Sims and the staff of Winter Springs Veterinary Clinic after graduating in the Spring of 2012.
Dr. Walker is passionate about serving God through small animal medicine, reaching out to people and their pets, and helping enrich the lives of all her four-legged patients.
When she is not at work, she enjoys shopping, scrapbooking, watching Kentucky basketball, biking, and spending time with friends and family.
Dr. Walker is married to her wonderful husband, Jeff. They have a Chihuahua named Winston and three cats, Nemo, Willow, and Bo.
Dr. Caitlin Holly
Dr. Caitlin Holly grew up in Altamonte Springs, Fl and attended University of Central Florida for her undergraduate degree, where she was awarded a B.S. Biology in 2017. She worked as an emergency veterinary nurse for a gap year before being accepted to the veterinary program at University of Florida.
While at the UF College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Holly was involved with Veterinarians in One Health, the Diversity and Inclusion Veterinary Alliance, and the student American Veterinary Medical Association. She became certified for Technical Animal Rescue and Fear Free animal handling.
In May 2022, Dr. Holly graduated, receiving her DVM with professional certificates in Shelter Medicine and Business Management. After searching for a good fit with a clinic near her hometown, she joined the team at Winter Springs Veterinary Clinic.
Dr. Holly’s passions in veterinary medicine include ensuring access to care and evidence-based pet care resources. Her favorite part of work is building relationships with clients and their pets. She’s eager to share information and collaborate with clients to optimize the healthcare of her patients.
In her free time, she writes a science communications blog, a science podcast, and assists with the monthly newsletter for the One Health Commission. She also enjoys crafting, writing poetry, reading fantasy novels, and playing video games. Dr. Holly lives with her heavily opinionated cat, Lucy, and a Cane Corso named Fenrir.
Dr. Nicole Nazario
Born and raised in Carolina, Puerto Rico, Dr. Nicole Nazario is a passionate and dedicated veterinarian. Alongside her two younger siblings, she cultivated a love for animals from an early age, which eventually led her on an incredible journey in pursuit of her veterinary dreams.
In 2009, she embarked on an academic journey that led her to Ames, Iowa, where she successfully earned her bachelor's degree in Animal Science from Iowa State University in 2014, laying the foundation for her future endeavors.
After a brief return to Puerto Rico, where she gained valuable experience working at a pet store, Dr. Nazario pursued her dream of becoming a Veterinarian at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in St. Kitts & Nevis. Following the completion of her courses on the island, she further honed her skills during a year of clinical studies at Mizzou, culminating in the achievement of her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) in May 2019.
Following the completion of her degree, she relocated to Florida, where she has been dedicated to caring for small animals. Her commitment to providing top-notch care led her to join the esteemed team at Winter Springs Veterinary Clinic in January 2024. Driven by a passion for preventative care, she eagerly anticipates educating clients and delivering high-quality medicine to ensure the health and happiness of their beloved pets.
Outside of the clinic, Dr. Nazario's enjoys hitting the gym, playing soccer, or just chilling with friends and her fur babies. When she's winding down, she enjoys movies, TV shows, puzzles, and a good video game session.
At home, Dr. Nazario shares her life with a German Shorthaired Pointer mix named Poe and a snuggly cat named Kylo. The furry family expands on occasion to include three other kitties — Dooku, Grogu, and Ahsoka — as well as a husky named Ventress. Dr. Nazario's commitment to the well-being of animals extends from the clinic to her home, creating a harmonious blend of professional expertise and genuine love for her four-legged companions.
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