Dr. Scot Trefz
Hi, I’m Dr. Scot Trefz. I am the Veterinarian/Medical Director and sole owner of Bay Moorings Animal Hospital that I purchased on May 6, 2013. I look forward to meeting you and your furry children very soon! I am committed to providing the very best veterinary care at affordable prices for your four legged family members in a compassionate, warm and family oriented environment while exceeding clients’ expectations of customer service; just as I and my team have done in Northern Pinellas for over 24 years at Gulf Bay Animal Hospital in Clearwater, a practice I recently sold to return to St. Pete.
I was born in Lakeland and my family moved to St. Petersburg where I grew up. I graduated from Canterbury High School where my name is proudly the first to be adorned on Canterbury’s gymnasium wall recognizing past top scholar athletes. I then went directly to UF for my undergraduate study where I was accepted early into UF’s College of Veterinary Medicine. In recognition ranking in the top 5% of my veterinary class, I was admitted as a junior into the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Honor Society, Phi Zeta, in 1984. I was bestowed the surgical excellence award for my senior veterinary class and graduated with honors on June 1, 1985.
I had the privilege and honor to have had the late Dr. Bill Goldston as a mentor. Dr. Goldston hired me as a teenager to assist at his veterinary clinic. He is the reason I am a veterinarian today. I owe quite a lot to Bill.
I relocated to Tierra Verde in 2014 with my fiancée’, Karen who helps on the admin and marketing side of our clinic, and our 2 cats, Chappy and Munchkin. Over the last few years, we lost our 3 canine sons, an American Bull, a Doberman and a Lab, all to old age. A puppy may be in our near future!
Dr. Jennifer DeStefano
I enjoy bonding with my clients and patients, and I am very excited to be with the team here at Bay Moorings Animal Hospital! I enjoy wellness care and preventative medicine and am dedicated to helping my clients do all they can to prevent problems and keep their furry family members as healthy as possible.
On a personal front, I am the proud mother of a 16 year old boy-girl twins and a 9 year old daughter. My 3 kiddos keep me so busy that currently we do not have a pet, but we are in the process of looking for a special dog to adopt - and my kids are very excited!
I also love finding new fun places to eat out and live here in St. Pete - I think it's a great little city! My kids and I also love going to the beach and shopping (well, the girls do!). They also enjoy spending time with my folks, their grandparents who live on Tierra Verde! I look forward to meeting all of you and am thrilled to be a part of Dr. Trefz's team!
Dr. Austin Plummer
Hello, I’m Dr. Austin Plummer. I was born and raised in St. Petersburg, Florida where I attended St. Petersburg Catholic High School. I received my Bachelors of Science degree in Biology from the University of Central Florida where I graduated in 2012. I am a new graduate from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine where I graduated at the top of my class and am excited to practice in my hometown!
Certified Veterinary Technician
Hi, I'm Ashley and I am a Certified Vet Tech here at Bay Moorings Animal hospital. I am a native of Rotterdam, New York and completed my Veterinary Technician studies at at State University of New York at Delhi before relocating to St. Petersburg with my husband several years ago to enjoy a tropical climate.
We share our home with our furry children Oliver, a domestic short haired kitty cat and Henry, a Plotthound mix. What I love most about being a Vet Tech is seeing a sick or injured pet return to good health again and educating clients on providing the very best care so their pets can maximize their life span and live the longest, healthiest lives possible!
In my spare time I enjoy watching movies, reading and catching up on my rest!
I love the St. Petersburg community and enjoy being outside whenever possible. I enjoy fishing, biking, and snuggling with my two cats at home! I also enjoy volunteering at the Marine Mammal Pathobiology Lab where I get to work hands on with manatees and dolphins.
I orginally began my professional field as an arborist, but ultimately decided to change course to pursue my passion, which was a career in the veterinary medicine field. I love helping animals of all kinds, and this job proves to be very rewarding every single day. I love working with Dr. Trefz, Dr. Plummer and Dr. DeStefano along with all of my other coworkers here at Bay Moorings Animal Hospital. I love to be continuously learning and advancing in the veterinary technician field, and I look forward to meeting you and your pet(s) in the near future!
Veterinary & Surgery Technician
In 2009 I shifted my career to work in the veterinary field and began working at a veterinary hospital in Manatee County. I truly enjoy working at Bay Moorings Animal Hospital as a veterinary and surgery technician.
I share my home in St. Petersburg with three Labradors, a Hungarian Vizsla and a cat that figured out how to use the doggie door and rules the roost!
Veterinary & Surgery Technician, Purchasing & Inventory Manager
Hi, my name is Brittany and I am a Veterinary Technician here at Bay Moorings Animal Hospital. I also manage the inventory and purchasing of our medical and pharmacy supplies. I am a 2012 graduate of the University of Florida with a Masters degree is Equine Reproductive Physiology, a Bachelor's degree in Animal Science with a focus in Equine Industry and minors in Agribusiness Sales and Marketing and Agricultural & Extension Education.
I was born and raised in Largo, Florida and bought my own home here with my husband, Ryan. We live with our menagerie: Riley and Buddy, our Pit Bulls, Dutchess and Oliver, our horses, Pumpkin and Lilly, the barn cats, Butters the hampster, and last but not least, Thunder the fish!
In my spare time, you can find me at the gym power lifting, riding my two horses, long boarding through the park, traveling on my Harley or just reading a good book. I look forward to meeting all of you and your furry family members!
Veterinary & Surgical Technician
Lucas attended the Veterinary Technology program in Virginia and has been a veterinary technician since 2005.
Prior to choosing a career in the veterinary medical field, Lucas served in the United States Marine Corps from 1998 to 2003.
Stay tuned for more about Lucas!
I held controller positions in the construction and manufacturing industries and spent the last 17 years in the software technology field prior to joining Bay Moorings upon Dr. Trefz’s purchase of the clinic.
I reside in Tierra Verde with Dr. Trefz who is also my fiancee’, and our 2 cats Chappy, a medium hair Orange boy and Munchkin, a beautiful male Ragdoll. I relocated to Clearwater, Florida in 1977 from my hometown of Dayton, Ohio. I believe that makes me a semi-native!
I have a degree in education and taught kindergarten in my younger days. Over the course of many years, I have raised 4 children and a multitude of cats! Every stray cat that entered my world at Dr. Trefz's previous clinic, well, I always made room for them at my home. I'm now down to two senior cats, Baby, 14 and Sienna, 17. I also enjoy 5 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren! In my spare time, you will find me at the gym, on a golf course or home reading or working on a variety of puzzles, from crossword to jigsaw! Sometimes, my son Fred flies into town and I spend the day with him!
Certified Veterinary Technician & Receptionist
My name is Mandy and I am originally from the beautiful but very cold state of Minnesota, moving to St. Petersburg in 2016 for warmer weather and the beaches. Growing up on a farm, animals have always been a part of my life. In 2011, after many years in retail, office management and being a massage therapist, I became a Certified Veterinary Technician. I started working with the University of Minnesota in emergency and critical care, then moving on to work with our local veterinarian in the small animal clinic to be closer to home and family.
In my free time you can find me running, biking, kayaking, socializing, out on our motorcycle, or spending time with my partner, Bryan and our Australian Cattle Dog (blue heeler), Maverick. I am also on a board for a non-profit that raises money and gives to women to help with their healthcare costs.
I look forward to greeting all of you as you come into the clinic to take care of your beloved pets!
Receptionist/Front Desk Manager
Hi, my name is Melissa and I am the front desk manager and a technician assistant furthering my training in the veterinary field. After a 16 year career with Publix, I followed my heart and pursued a career in the veterinary field and joined Dr. Trefz’s former practice in 2007. My furry family includes Chloe, a Chihuahua, and two cats named Storm and PeeWee. I was born with a love for animals that brought me into this profession to begin with and keeps me always anxious to get to work to see what the new day brings!
On my days off, I’m usually curled up reading a novel, working in my garden or relaxing at the beach with my husband, Dave.
I have 3 human teen age children, Alison, Jeremy and Matthew. I moved to Florida from my hometown of Bridgeport, Connecticut when I was 8 years old and reside in Largo.
Kennel Manager & Vet Tech Assistant
I am originally from Syracuse, New York and relocated to the St. Petersburg area several years ago to escape the blistering winters for our tropical climate. I am an avid New York Giants fan and in my spare time you'll usually find me enjoying my work outs at the gym, playing darts and otherwise enjoying anything the Florida outdoors has to offer.
I am delighted to be part of the incredible team here at Bay Moorings Animal Hospital and look forward to meeting all of you and your furry children.
Receptionist & Kennel Assistant
My name is Michelle and I am originally from Syracuse, New York. I relocated to Florida many years ago with my husband and two sons and have spent the last 18 years in the veterinary field working in both receptionist and kennel technician roles.
I recently became a proud Grandmother for the first time and am blessed to now have a precious granddaughter. In what little spare time that now leaves me, you can probably find me reading and relaxing in the warm Florida sunshine!
I am delighted to be part of the incredible team here at Bay Moorings Animal Hospital and look forward to meeting all of you and your furry children! As a bonus, I also get to work with my son, Mark, the Lead Kennel Technician here at BMAH!
My name is Heather and I work at the front desk team at Bay Moorings Animal Hospital. I have had a passion for animals large and small since I was a young girl growing up in Memphis, Tennessee. I moved to Florida 16 years ago with my parents so we could be closer to my grandparents who reside in the St. Petersburg area.
Hi, my name is Stephanie. I started my grooming career in 2005 and still enjoy and love what I do everyday. I have always excelled in the pet grooming industry and have worked hard at learning as much as I can in all aspects of the business. I am knowledgeable in all breed standard trims. My goal for each pet groom is to make the whole experience a relaxing and enjoyable one!
Currently I have 2 dogs. 1 pitbull named Isabella and a 4 month old dachshund puppy named Rebel. I look forward to meeting and pampering my new clients!
I am a 1999 USF graduate with a BS in Criminology. I then entered and graduated from SPC with a BS in Exceptional Student Education.
With my real passion being for our 4-legged family members, I entered and completed grooming training at the Academy of Animal Arts in Largo in 2000. You and your furry babies will find comfort in knowing my training was from one of the very best in the business who not only groomed but also bred and showed dogs winning both American and International competitions.
I have been grooming for 20 years in Ohio and Florida and live close to the clinic in St. Pete with my English Golden Retriever, Oliver, my princess Shih Tzu, Annie, and Loki, my seal-mitted Ragdoll feline!