Meet Our Team
Dr. Patricia Kallenbach – DVM, CVCP, LMT
Dr. Kallenbach earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Agriculture (with special interest in nutrition) and a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Florida. She has practiced veterinary medicine for almost 20 years in Citrus County. After graduation, she worked for several years in a conventional veterinary practice before opening her own holistic veterinary practice in 2002. This new type of veterinary clinic offered integrative veterinary care and many alternative therapies that had previously not been available to pet owners living in the Nature Coast area of Florida.
She also earned certifications along the way in Veterinary Orthopedic Manipulation (VOM) , which is often referred to as non-manual veterinary chiropractic, canine muscle work and massage therapy, homeopathy, acupuncture, and low level laser therapy. She has also earned her Licensed Massage Therapist certification, which allows her to provide massage therapy for people in our family Wellness Center that she opened in 2011. In addition to her work as a veterinarian, she is also the director, wellness counselor and LMT in our family Wellness Center, which is located adjacent to our Veterinary Clinic.
Dr Kallenbach enjoys sharing her knowledge and expertise in holistic therapies through her many published articles and videos, as well as teaching seminars for other veterinary professionals. She also gives free lectures several times a year for local clients, clubs, and rescue organizations.
When not at work in one of her clinics, Dr. Kallenbach is the busy mother of two teenagers and an avid soccer mom (and sometime coach). She is also an active member of Rolling Thunder, a non-profit group that works to build awareness of POW/MIA and veteran’s issues. And, in those rare instances when she has some spare time, she loves to dust off her Harley and take it out for a ride. Sadly, Dr. Kallenbach lost the last of her pack of Dalmatians, Flower, Lady, Austin, and Sparticus and her adopted “muttley” Buddy and has not yet found time to rescue a new member, but her children have filled the house with many tanks of fish and a variety of lizards making her current zoo just of a different tone, and adding to her challenge to gain more knowledge with these special pets.
Lisa Lawson – Receptionist/Veterinary Tech
Lisa Lawson, a native of Crystal River, is our cheerful and knowledgeable receptionist and veterinary technician, who manages the front desk of our veterinary clinic and assists Dr. Kallenbach with treating your pets. Her previous experience working at other veterinary facilities for over 20 years, as well as her 9 years working as Animal Control Officer, give her a vast amount of knowledge and experience in veterinary care. Her dedication and caring personality will guarantee you and your pet get the pampering and the high level of care you expect each time you visit us. When not working in our clinic, Lisa devotes her time to looking after her family and large menagerie of pets that includes several horses, goats, dogs, cats and chickens, as well as tirelessly volunteering as a leader in 4-H and her church.
Crissy Emery – Receptionist, Therapy Assistance & Veterinary Tech
Crissy brings a wealth of experience in caring for pets to our team through her many years of working as an employee at pet rescue and humane societies in South Carolina, where she dedicated herself to being an advocate for homeless and displaced animals. Soon after moving to Citrus County in 2011, she joined our staff as a vet tech. In addition to assisting Dr K., she also performs laser therapy treatments and compounds customized homeopathic medications for our client’s pets. Her deep compassion for animals and her constant quest for knowledge ensure that your pets will always receive the best and most compassionate care available. Crissy shares her life with her fiancé and her two cats “Bobo” and “Shasha”.
Allen Cronn – Office Manager
Allen moved to Citrus County in 2003 to retire after a 25 year career in the air cargo industry. Soon after settling into his new home, he sought out holistic care for his dogs and found what he was looking for at The Healing Place. Impressed with the care his pets received, and looking for something fulfilling to do in his spare time, he soon joined our staff as a part-time receptionist and treatment tech. After performing a variety of treatment and administrative duties in our clinic for several years, he went on to assume a full-time position as our Office Manager in 2010. Grateful at finding a rewarding second career, he thoroughly enjoys the opportunity in working with our clients, assisting our staff in the performance of their duties, and ensuring that we continue to provide the care and service that you and pets you deserve. When not working, Allen spends his time enjoying the beauty of the Nature Coast with friends and his dog “Buck”.
Kaylee Eister -Treatment Tech
Kaylee joined the THP team in 2015 as a Treatment Tech shortly after receiving her certification as a Medical Administrative Specialist from Withlacoochee Technical Institute. She is currently caring for her four dogs (two Miniature Schnauzers – Rosebud and Tinker, a Pitbull/German Sheppard mix named Loki, and Cooper, her Lab mix) – as well as her four cats (Spritz, BC, Eeyore and Pearl). She says that she really enjoys the clients and their pets that she gets to work with on a daily basis at The Healing Place.
Deanna recently relocated to Citrus County from South Florida, where she had lived since 1992. She brings over 14 year of experience in the field of veterinary medicine with her, which helps our team to provide our clients and their pets with the highest levels of veterinary care. When not working, she enjoys caring for her parrots Gideon and Zeus, and spending time outdoors with her husband on their boat and motorcycles.
Shianne Potts – Treatment Tech
Shianne is a long time resident of Citrus County, who joined our team as a Treatment Tech in 2016. She says that she was not familiar with the concept of integrative veterinary care before coming to work at The Healing Place – but she is now a big believer in it after seeing the many pets that are successfully treated each day at our clinic. Doing what she loves best – helping others – has motivated her to pursue a career in veterinary care. When not at work, she devotes her time to caring for her son Christopher.