Dr. Christy Layton, our Chief of Staff, grew up in Plant City, Florida, with her parents Ron & Barbara Layton and her sisters Renee’ & Leisa. Dr. Layton always knew that she wanted to return to open a state of the art veterinary and boarding facility in her home town. After working her way through high school and college as a veterinary technician, she graduated from the University of Florida (Go Gators!) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Biology and minor in Agribusiness Management. She also earned her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine at the University of Florida.

Upon graduating from veterinary school, Dr. Layton initially worked at Noah’s Ark Animal Hospital in Valrico before finally achieving her long term dream of serving the Plant City community as a veterinarian. She opened Timberlane Pet Hospital & Resort in October 2006.

Dr. Andrea Nail grew up in Atmore, Alabama. She received an undergraduate degree from Samford University and earned her DVM degree from the University of Florida.

Outside of work, Dr. Richards enjoys running, gardening, reading, and going to new places. She also has two cats, Ms. Money Penny and Gypsie Danger.