Mindy joined our team in the Fall of 2018 right before the busy holiday season. She relocated to Tampa from a very small town in Ohio called Mogadore; where she lived most of her life. She's a proud mom of a college student, Andrew who is a junior at Kent State College in Ohio. Mindy has always had a passion for animals and has been around pets her whole life. She is so happy she came across this opportunity for pet sitting with our amazing team. She loves working for V.I.C. Pet Care and having the chance to meet so many new people and spend time with all the sweet and adorable pets. She is passionate about catering to others and making life easier on people and their pets . Mindy loves being able to walk, love, bond, and play with our client’s fur babies and allow them to know while they’re away they don’t have to worry. She is excited to announce that she recently adopted a Cavachon puppy. Sophia is a sassy puppy but her mommy loves her with all her heart. Mindy knows if she ever needed someone to care for her she could trust any of the sitters who work for V.I.C. She feels blessed working for V.I.C and the position has brought so much joy into her life.

Julia Heimke

Pet Sitter

Westchase/Citrus Park

Michaella joined V.I.C. Pet Care in the Summer of 2016. She was born and raised in Tampa, Fl. She recently graduated from her dream school, Florida State University, where she is studied media/communication studies. As a Tampa native, she was happy to move back to her home town post graduation. Her dream is to work for the Rays, Lightning, or Buccaneers one day. She is a proud mommy of a terrier mix named Brooks, who she rescued from him the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. Michaella has always had lots of love towards all animals and was very excited when she had the opportunity to work for V.I.C. Pet Care. She loves meeting and caring for your pets. Michaella's fur baby is very important to her and she understands how your fur baby is just as important to you, and will treat your pet with lots of tender loving care. 

Devin joined the V.I.C. Pet Care team in the Spring of 2019. She was born and raised in Tampa. She is finishing up her undergrad from the University of Tampa. She has plans to become a middle school social studies teacher one day. She is a proud dog mom to two Pomeranians, Kiki and Sheba and hopes to one day rescue a cat from a shelter. Devin has always had a love and passion for animals and worked at PetSmart for her first job while in high school to be around animals more and to learn as much as she can about different kinds of pets. She is very excited to have the opportunity to work for V.I.C. Pet Care.

Alicia Kindberg joined V.I.C. Pet care in the summer of 2016. She is a full time preschool teacher that also has a passion for dogs. She is a loving,affectionate person having grown up in a home where she was responsible of taking care of her own dogs in a nurturing way. Alicia grew up with a dalmatian, boxer, weimaraner, and a bull dog. She is comfortable with all breeds of all sizes. Alicia loves her dog and treats all other pets as if they were her own. She is very excited to be dog sitting for V.I.C. Pet Care and to meet new furry friends.

Isabel Magnano

Pet Sitter/Medical Services

Carrolwood Area

Wendy Restrepo

Pet Sitter

Westchase/Citrus Park

Heather joined our team in the spring of 2016! She loves pet sitting around her busy school schedule. She was born and raised right here in Tampa and has lived here for her whole life! She is currently a student at Hillsborough Community College where she is working towards her AA in biological sciences. She then plans to transfer to University of South Florida to obtain her bachelors in environmental engineering. Heather has a strong passion for nature and animals, and has grown up with all sorts of creatures her entire life! Cats, dogs, rodents, turtles, you name it and she has cared for it! She currently cares for her own cat Holice, and three turtles!

Heather Grant

Pet Sitter/Overnights

Dog Walker

Westchase Area

Lynne joined V.I.C Pet Care in January of 2019. Lynne moved to Tampa from Boston in 2011 to be closer to her family and escape the cold winters. Lynne has always had a love of animals and currently has two cat’s Gronk and Goose that she rescued from the Humane Society and St Francis animal shelter. Lynne her son and husband look forward to adding a dog to the family soon.

Lynne enjoys walking and taking care of the animals in her neighborhood. In her spare time Lynne likes to read, work out and spend time outdoors. Lynne is excited to be part of the V.I.C Pet care team.

Brianna started working for V.I.C. Pet Care in the summer of 2016. She was born and raised in Tampa and has been in the pet sitting industry since in the area 2001. She graduated from USF in 2010. She grew up with many pets all her life and is now mom to 3 fur babies, a retired racing greyhound and 2 beautiful kitties. She is very comfortable with animals of all types and has previously cared for many "unconventional" pets including snakes, iguanas, turtles, hedgehogs, and even a pot belly pig. She loves animals and sharing her time with them.

Kristin joined the V.I.C Pet Care Team in Summer of 2018 and is very excited to help care for your fur babies!  She's an Undergraduate Student at the University of South Florida, perusing a degree in both Marine Biology and Chemistry.  Originally from the panhandle of Florida, Kristin moved to Tampa a few years ago and loves calling Tampa "home."  Kristin has two pets of her own; Sumi, a Himalayan cat, and Kira, an American Dingo.  In her free time, Kristin loves exploring all that the Tampa Bay area has to offer.  From outdoor activities such as kayaking and hiking, to visiting the many wonderful parks and museums; her favorite being the local aquarium.  Kristin very much looks forward to meeting you and showering your pet with playful attention.

Tracy joined the V.I.C. Pet Pet Care team in the spring of 2016. She’s a full time
Veterinary Technician at a nearby animal hospital and takes care of V.I.C. Pet Care’s
special pets part time. She grew up in Northern Virginia and moved to Florida in 2005.
After volunteering at Mote Marine Dolphin and Whale Hospital and Lowry Park Zoo, she
began working full time as an Animal Keeper in the Asia department at the zoo. After 8
years of working with exotics, she moved on to working with companion animals in the
veterinary field. She enjoys working in the veterinary medical field as well as taking care
of V.I.C’s family pets.

Meet Our Team


Danielle is a Hairstylist who enjoys working with people on a daily basis but after a long day Danielle loves coming home to the comfort and love from her pets. Danielle is a fur mommy of 2 cats that she adopted. Danielle’s fur babies are Thumper, a Taby and Adalyn, a Maine Coon. Danielle’s dream is to get to rescue a puppy or puppies one day. Danielle recently relocated to Tampa from New York to get away from the frigid winters and to be closer to the beach. Danielle is excited to be apart of V.I.C. Pet Care to enjoy the company of some new furry friends.

Emily Grace Righter is originally from Pennsylvania and chose to move to Florida to endure the sunny, warm weather (especially, in the winter!). From a very early age, two things fascinated her: music and animals - both were destined to become her most inner passion. Emily adores her little pup, Milo who she rescued while living and singing in Europe a few years ago. Though you may often find Emily on stage singing in operas and concerts, you can be sure that she is just as comfortable outside on a walk with a four-legged friend at her side. Emily adored her pet clients up north and she is eagerly awaiting to meet you and your fur babies. They will be loved and sung to each visit!

Kristin Peacock

Pet Sitter

Westchase/Citrus Park

Alicia Kindberg

Pet Sitter

Westchase/Citrus Park

Vicki Bonilla


Pet Sitter/Dog Walker/ Medical Services

Devin Morris

Pet Sitter/Overnights


Isabel joined the V.I.C. Pet Care in 2010. Isabel currently works as an Emergency Veterinary Technician at a local 24hr hospital, but enjoys being a pet care provider part-time. Originally from Miami, she moved up to Tampa in 2007. She is married and has an energetic little boy, along with 2 cats and a dog. She always jokes around that she "stumbled" upon this career but has never looked back. She went to Florida International University to study Education but decided to change career paths when her only dog at the time became sick and wanted to help him; She has been working up the veterinary ladder since then. She has training in Critical Care/ICU , Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine. She strides to provide the care for other family members pets so they feel like they're in good hands. 

Lynne Katzman

Administrative Assistant

Emily Righter

Pet Sitter

New Port Richey area

Kerri joined us at V.I.C. Pet Care in the summer of 2015. She moved to South Tampa in 2008 from Las Vegas.  She went to college in New Hampshire where she studied Marketing/Advertising. Her two main passions in life are skin health and animals.  A year ago she decided to make one of those two passions her career.  She went back to school to become a Medical Aesthetician and plans on starting her own skin health business.  Now Kerri joined VIC pet care to fulfill her other passion. 

Caring for pets started at a young age.  In High School Kerri was a pet sitter who also volunteered at the rescue center in her home town. She has always had pets of her own, all of which were and are rescues. Today Kerri and her husband have three dogs, Riley, Ozzie and Oliver.   They consider their fur babies to be the joy of their lives.  
Caring for pets allows her to live by the saying, “Love what you do”.   Making your pets feel loved, secure and happy is her number one priority at V.I.C pet care.

Paige Allison

Dog Walker/ Pet Sitter

Westchase Area/Safety Harbor/Oldsmar

Vicki Bonilla started up V.I.C. Pet Care in July 2010 and has met over 700 clients in the area. She moved to Tampa in 2007 and is now a loving mother of 2 fur kids and 2 little boys. Between V.I.C. Pet Care and her family she stays pretty busy.   

Vicki has been working in the animal health field for over 20 years.  She started working at a young age in South Florida as a veterinary technician until she went off to college. She graduated from Clemson University with a biological science degree in 2005.  Since graduation she has followed her passion for pet care.  Even though she’s worked with several wildlife rescue centers and was a zoo keeper, her love and passion has always been directed back to our own critters at home! 

Vicki focuses on Pet Care in the comfort of your own home.  As a veterinary technician she is aware of how difficult it is for pet owners to medicate.  Oral or topical medications, injections, medicating ears, bandage changes....you name it VIC can help. If you’re planning on going out of town, what better sitter than an experienced veterinary technician.

Danielle Raum

Pet Sitter/Overnights

South Tampa/Citrus Park

Mindy Weaver

Pet Sitter/Dog Walker

Westchase Area/Citrus Park

Lindsey Ijjas

Pet Sitter/Dog Walker

Oldsmar & Safety Harbor Area

Karilon joined V.I.C. pet care in the spring of 2018.  She has a soft spot for both dogs and cats and loves all animals, wildlife and nature.  Karilon has worked in the pet industry since 2001. She has been a foster mom for many cats and kittens.  From 2005-2012, she owned and operated her own pet sitting business in North Central Florida. She has cared for many household pets, in addition to, a wide variety of farm animals, exotic birds and reptiles.  Through the years, she has owned many cats, several Chihuahua’s and a Bernice Mountain dog mix. Presently, she has two cats, Moonshadow/aka TT, a cream color male tabby and Addie, a brown female tabby. Karilon loves to spoil her cats and looks forward to spoiling all the pets in her care through V.I.C.

Andrew has been the V.I.C. Pet Pet Care full time since the Spring of 2016. He was born and raised in New York where he concentrated on his career as a Marine Insurance executive for seventeen years. In 2002 Andrew relocated to Florida with a career change in mind. Considering Andrew's life-long love for (and connection to) animals, he eventually took a job at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo in Park Services. Soon thereafter he transferred to the Zoo's Animal Department where he became an Animal Ambassador Caretaker caring for a versatile collection of animals encompassing mammals, reptiles, birds and invertebrates. The zoo is were Andrew also met the love of his life, his wife Tracy who also works with VIC Pet care (in addition to her other career as a Veterinary Technician). Together they have a "mini zoo" of their own at home consisting of two dogs, 4 cats, 4 snakes and an African Grey Parrot.

Michaella Valder

Social Media Manager

Pet Sitter/Overnights

Westchase Area


Karilon Kilpatrick

Pet Sitter

Palm Harbor area

Vicki is happy to have her Mom, Wendy here in Tampa and excited she’s helping care for V.I.C. Pet Care’s pets!  Wendy relocated  to Tampa in the summer of 2013 to be near her  family and the beach.  She has always had a house full of children and animals.  Over the past 25 years she has enjoyed the company of two Westies, a Yorkie, and a  Himalayan cat (adopted after Hurricane Andrew).   Each of these  four animals were part of their family for 16 to 18 years. Also, joining them over the years were rabbits, guinea pigs, turtles, fish,and hamsters (Thanks to having a Vicki as a daughter :)  She currently has two cats which she adopted at 3 weeks of age and had to bottle feed.  She knows the importance of in home pet sitting and believes that is what is best for both the pets and the owners peace of mind.   She is excited to be part of  V.I.C. Pet Care’s team and will take care of your pets and home as if they were her own.

Andrew Jongbloed

Pet Sitter/Dog Walker/Medical Services

Westchase Area

Tracy Jongbloed

Pet Sitter/Dog Walker/Medical Services

Westchase Area

Maria Behler

Pet Sitter/Dog Walker

South Tampa Area

Brianna Jackson

Pet Sitter/Dog Walks/Overnights

South Tampa area

Maria joined our team in the Spring of 2018. As a teenager she started pet sitting in her neighborhood and then moved into rescuing the neighborhood feline strays and finding them homes. In college she adopted her first cat, and have never been without cats since. Later she rescued a German Shepherd...the best dog ever, who was her loyal friend and companion for nearly 17 years. Some day she will rescue another dogs but for now it’s just me and my felines. She cannot imagine a world without our fur friends.

She is a 13 year U.S. Army/Army Reserves veteran living in South Tampa who formerly worked in management for a global corporate company and decided to change careers after the Tampa office closed during a merger. When she is not taking care of fur babies she mostly enjoy hiking, kayaking and other outdoor activities.

She looks forward to meeting you and caring for your fur babies

Julia relocated to Tampa from Jacksonville, FL where she was a full time pet sitter/ dog walker.  We are happy to have her with us since 2017. She has been caring for pets all of her life and would like nothing more than to meet some new furry friends to take care of here in Tampa. She has experience working for a veterinarian and has been pet sitting on and off for over 20 years so she feels very comfortable with any situation that might come up during a pet sitting visit.  Her pets consist of two cats (Bamboo and Macey), two dogs (Hazel and Maggie) and one fish (Fish).  Growing up, she never had less than six animals of all different kinds running around her house.  Julia's life would not feel complete without having multiple animals brighten her day on a regular basis! She look forward to making many new four legged friends here in Tampa with V.I.C. Pet Care. 

Kerri Brooks

Pet Sitter/Dog Walker

South Tampa Area

Paige moved to the Tampa area in 2012. Dabbling in some other industries Paige decided to come back to her roots of dog training.  Originally from the SF Bay area, Paige had her own dog training and pet sitting companies. For over 20 years, basic obedience, agility, T-touch and aggression rehabilitation were among the many classes she taught.  Paige believes that a mixture of love consistency and patience goes a long way in the animal world. Paige lives with Bella a hurricane Katrina special needs rescue. In her spare time she works with holistic remedies for anxiety and tummy troubles in dogs. "I couldn't imagine a life without animals. At the end of the day they give so much more than they receive and are happy with that!." Paige hopes that she can help you and your pet relax and enjoy a rewarding life together.

Lindsey joined the V.I.C Pet Care Team in the summer of 2017. She is a full time 1st grade teacher and enjoys coaching volleyball, softball, and indoor hockey at her school. Lindsey was born and raised in Clearwater, FL. She grew up with many pets all her life and now enjoys taking care of family and friend's furry children while they are out of town. Lindsey and her Mom took care of 2 different liters of Golden Retrievers and enjoyed watching the little pups grow up for 10 weeks, what an exciting experience! She attended Florida Gulf Coast University on a softball scholarship and graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Elementary Education and also has a Masters Degree in Reading.

Lindsey is comfortable with all breeds of all sizes. She is excited to be a part of our team and is looking forward to meeting new furry friends and taking care of your pets!