Meet Our Staff

  • Jessica King
    Practice Manager

    1 Jessica has been working at Merrill Animal Clinic since 2002. She started out in the kennel and quickly moved up the M.A.C. ladder & now runs the whole show! She graduated from Terry Parker High School in 2001 and she attended UNF until 2004. Jess volunteered at Jacksonville Humane Society for 2 years. Jessica and her husband have a beautiful daughter named, Michaela and a handsome young son named, Tommy. The Kings share their growing home with 2 dogs, as well as 2 cat. In Jess' limited spare time she enjoys reading, watching movies and spending time with her beautiful family.

  • Jessica Garcia
    Front of House Manager

    Jessica has been part of the MAC family since 2004 when she started in the kennel. She loves interacting with clients and is relieved not to have to deal with needles and pet 'samples'. 

    She graduated with a Bachelors of Science from Jacksonville University where she met her husband. They graduated together in 2005 and were married in 2007. They have two gorgeous daughters, Lila & Holly. They share their home with 6 cats and 2 little dogs.

    When not at work, being 'Mommy' is her favorite thing. She also enjoys vacationing to hot places, gardening her succulents, and relaxing. 

  • Melissa Grant
    Technician Manager

    Melissa started working at Merrill Animal Clinic in December of 2008 as a kennel attendant. She was later promoted to reception and has been a veterinary technician since 2013. Melissa is now our Head Veterinary Technician. Melissa graduated from Jacksonville University in April of 2015 with a Bachelors degree in Marine Science. She loves reading, being outdoors, and spending time with her loved ones. 

  • Helen Robinson
    Kennel Manager

    Helen has been a big part of the MAC family since she started in 2009. She began in the kennel and was promoted to senior receptionist. Because a lot of our canine pets were so familiar with her, we felt is was important to keep her interacting with the animals so she was also given the responsibilities of kennel manager. When not at MAC, Helen enjoys time with her three kids and husband.

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