Meet the Saunders Veterinary Services Team

Our team provides the very highest quality, up-to-date veterinary medical care possible while building personalized relationships with clients and their pets.

Get to know our team!

We are solely dedicated to your pet’s care! We look forward to getting to know you, and we hope you’ll take the time to scroll down and get to know us.

Dr. Jeff Saunders


Dr. Saunders has been practicing veterinary medicine in the community since he graduated from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 1982 and has been at his current location since 1997.


Practice Manager

Meghann joined our team in 2019 in Client Relations and transitioned to tech assistant in 2020. In 2023, she got promoted to Practice Manager. She enjoys spending time outdoors and traveling with her family. She is the proud mother of a 9-year-old handsome little boy who keeps her busy. She has an Australian Shepherd named Harley, a Pitbull named Tater, two cats named Ronnie and Rona, and a horse named Reggie. She was born and raised in Highlands County and enjoys living in a small rural town. Her lifelong love of animals is what brought her into the veterinary field, but she has 13 years’ prior experience in the service industry. Meghann has a very outspoken, fun, and honest personality and genuinely enjoys helping others. One of her favorite quotes is “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So, throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover” -Mark Twain


Certified Veterinary Technician – Lead Technician

When Jennifer was young, she wanted to be a veterinarian. Jennifer was raised with Golden Retrievers most of her young life in Pennsylvania, which fueled her passion for veterinary medicine. In high school, she found a love of cooking and the culinary arts and began to pursue a career in the food industry. When she moved to Florida in 1999, she continued her career in the food industry. In November 2004, Jennifer left the food industry and began working at Saunders Veterinary Services. After a few years, she pursued a degree in Veterinary Technology, graduating from St. Petersburg College with an Associates Degree in 2011 and is a member of the Florida Veterinary Technician Association. Jennifer is now a Certified Veterinary Technician and Lead Technician. She has a wonderful husband and three children, two boys and a girl, as well as one cat. Jennifer is currently enrolled in the Bachelor’s Degree program in Veterinary Technology at St. Petersburg College with plans to graduate in 2022. Once graduating from the Bachelor’s program, she may pursue a specialty in Clinical Studies in Veterinary Medicine. Besides the love of animals, Jennifer’s favorite part of her career is teaching pet owners to allow them to make educated decisions in their pets’ care. When Jennifer is not working, she is either spending time with her family, baking or reading.


Tech Assistant

Amanda, Tech Assistant, has been a valuable asset to our team since2014. She has adored animals all her life. Amanda worked as an Executive Director and was one of the Spay and Neuter program founders at the animal shelterin Highlands County. She is the Co-Founder of Saunders Second Chances and one of the driving forces that continue to make the program successful. She has also volunteered at several nonprofit animal rescue organizations. She continues to bring awareness to the community about the importance of spaying and neutering in many ways. She is also a valued team member at Just Like Home Pet Hotel. She is hard-working, driven, and compassionate. When she is not working or volunteering her time to help the animals within our community, she enjoys spending time at home with her family and fur babies. One of her favorite past times is snuggling up on the couch with her dogs, cats, and a good book.


Client Relations

Laura, Client Relations, has been a part of our team since 2000. She has lived in Highlands County her entire life and loves the small town she calls home. She attended South Florida State College, where she earned her AA degree. She is a loving and devoted wife and mother to two beautiful children who enjoy spending her time with. She also enjoys being outdoors, taking walks, hiking, traveling, cooking, and baking. She loves animals and has a fun, energetic boxer named Gilly. Her favorite quote is, “In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks”. If she won the lottery, she would travel the world. Laura is soft-spoken, kind-natured, and hard working. Laura has a charming and caring personality that her coworkers admire about her. Her best advice would be to be nice to everyone; you never know what they are going through.