We are extremely proud of our dedicated team. We hire only the best and most experienced employees to become a part of our team here at Geneva Oaks Animal Hospital. Our team is filled with highly dedicated animal lovers who are well trained at their jobs. They will do anything possible for their patients and the owners who love them.

Learning and education are very important here at Geneva Oaks Animal Hospital. We strive to have a state of the art hospital with a staff trained in the latest medical advances. Our patients deserve the very best veterinary care.

Basically, our team is full of animal lovers. They make it a goal to treat each patient like their own. They give each patient plenty of love and attention. They are prepared to discuss preventative medicine so that every pet can stay as healthy as possible. They will also do everything that they can to make a sick pet feel better as soon as possible.

If you would like to speak to someone on our team, don’t hesitate to contact us today at (407) 349-9536.


Dr. David Jourdenais

Dr. David Jourdenais grew up in the 1960’s and 70’s in Tampa, Florida where he spent his childhood rehabilitating and releasing injured, orphaned and abandoned native Florida wildlife- an early start to what was destined to become a lifelong passion of caring for animals. After high school, David moved to Gainesville, Florida in 1981 to attend the University of Florida as an undergraduate Poultry Science major. Upon graduating Valedictorian from UF’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 1989 (where he also met and married his wife, Janice), Dr.David returned to Central Florida. After practicing avian and exotic medicine at Winter Park Veterinary Clinic under the tutelage of Dr. Robert Hess, Dr. David moved to Geneva in 1991 and opened Geneva Oaks Animal Hospital with Dr. Janice Jourdenais who had been building a farm-call equine and small ruminant veterinary clientele in the area. The hospital doubled in size in 1995 with the opening of the boarding and grooming facility. Dr. David currently volunteers his expertise by providing veterinary care for The Orlando Science Center, Seminole County Natural Lands, the Ed Yarborough Nature Center and the Central Florida Wildlife Rehabilitation Center where he is also a longtime board member. In his time off Dr. David enjoys spending time with his two daughters, Gatienne and Veronique, and his son D’Amery. Dr.David has another “child” named Matilda (aka Mattie) an English Bulldog who he adopted from the Pixel Fund and two cats, Minnie and Zahara.


Dr. Janice Jourdenais

Horse Fever is one of the many books Dr. Janice read as a child and learned that once infected, there was no cure. She rode horses throughout her middle and high school years showing in the local Hunter shows and was a charter member of the Greater Orlando Hunter Jumper Association. During those happy years, Dr. Janice decided to become a veterinarian with a special interest in horses. When she met Dr. David the first day of Veterinary College at the University of Florida and married mid-way through college, they dreamed of opening their own veterinary hospital. After graduating with Honors in 1989, Dr. Janice started out solo with her mobile equine practice. She and Dr. David opened Geneva Oaks Animal Hospital in 1991 where they began their mixed animal practice of horses, dogs, cats, and exotic pets. Practicing veterinary medicine and surgery both on farm calls and in the clinic, meeting the clients and all their special babies ranging from horses, sheep, goats and pigs to dogs and cats was exciting and rewarding for Dr. Janice. Regrettably, she had to retire from active practice, and although she continues to manage the clinic from behind the scenes, she misses her clients and their babies. At the same time, she got to stay home to raise her 3 beautiful children. She takes great pride in the high-quality care Dr. David continues to provide and the very kind and loving clients that have trusted the Drs Jourdenais for so many years. She is thrilled to present a redecorated hospital facility, a new website and many more ways to serve the needs of the fur/feather/scale babies and their parents. She invites you to come see their hospital in the fresh country air.


Kelly Kienzle

Office Manager & Veterinary Technician

Kelly grew up in Winter Springs, Fl and at an early age developed a strong love and interest in animals. She started taking horseback riding lessons in elementary school continuing through middle school, took summer education classes at SeaWorld, and in high school started pet sitting for friends and neighbors. Kelly knew she wanted to find a career that combined her passion and love for animals with her interest in the medical field. She graduated from the Veterinary Technician program at Florida Institute of Animal Arts in 2009 and joined the team at Geneva Oaks in 2010. Kelly enjoys helping clients and providing top quality care for their four-legged family members. In her free time, Kelly likes spending time with her husband Bryan, going to the beach and traveling. Together they have 4 dogs: Raven, Sawyer, Union and Gibson (all rescues), a cat named Malakai and a Leopard Gecko named Jiggy.


Kelly Gualandi

Lead Veterinary Technician

At the young age of four, Kelly knew that her destiny was to help animals. As a child, she owned many pets of her own and would always bring home stray animals. She grew up in Tampa and moved to central Florida in 2000. Over 14 years ago, she adopted her first greyhound and has been passionate about helping the breed ever since. She has rescued four greyhounds total and currently owns Fox, a greyhound, and Elise a wolfhound mix. In 2002, her dream came true and she started working for Geneva Oaks Animal Hospital. She started in the kennel and worked her way up to the receptionist and finally the Lead Veterinary Technician. She has been a part of the Geneva Oaks team for 15 years! Kelly enjoys all aspects of working in the veterinary field but has a special interest in surgeries and client education. In her spare time, she enjoys taking her fur kids to the beach and enjoys fishing and anything outdoors.


Taylor McDowell

Veterinary Assistant

Taylor’s passion for animals started when she was only a few years old going with her dad on mini adventures to catch snakes, frogs, and fish. Over the years her passion grew, she was always surrounding herself with animals whether it was her own pets or hiking in the woods to catch critters. At the age of 14, Taylor purchased her first primate, a Marmoset monkey! Presently she has a diverse group of different monkey species. In 2015 Taylor moved to Geneva where she joined the Geneva Oaks Animals Hospital team. Taylor has grown as a Vet Tech over the past 2 years and is always trying to better her skills. On her free time, you can find Taylor either outside catching reptiles and amphibians with her boyfriend (Rhett) and Capuchin monkey (Tobie) or at home taking care of their mini zoo which includes chickens, ducks, three dogs, four monkeys, and an assortment of reptiles, including venomous snakes!


Rikki Steele

Animal Care Technician

Rikki was born and raised here in Geneva FL starting in 1992. which soon began the journey of her compassion and desire for nature and animals. Rikki has five beautiful children with two being her lovable fur babies. Rikki is very family orientated, she enjoys hiking, canoeing, and swimming at our local little big econ here in Geneva. She has worked for us on two separate occasions starting back in 2008 when she was 17 and happily continues to work for us today. Rikki looks forward to continuing her work in the animal field, but is very compassionate about being your Animal Care Technician and caring for your fur babies as if they were her very own.


Shelley Colwell

Animal Care Technician

Shelley is very passionate when it comes providing care to animals. She grew up surrounded by a variety of animals from feathers to scales they have all been equally loved and well cared for. There has not been a time in Shelley’s life that she has not shared her home with an animal. Shelley currently has an 8-year-old Bearded Dragon and a 9-year-old Cocker Spaniel. In her free time, Shelley enjoys spending time outdoors, accompanied by her fur baby Bama, hiking, and kayaking.