Dr. Christian Broadhurst,
Senior Staff Veterinarian
Dr. Christian Broadhurst joined the Clay Humane in June of 2004 after graduating Magna Cum Laude from the University Of Florida College Of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Broadhurst worked part-time with our clinic for 8 years prior to completing vet school and was more than welcomed back as a member of our team of compassionate care providers. Dr. Broadhurst is committed to our mission of spaying and neutering and dedicates himself to ensuring humane treatment for all living things. He volunteers his time to several worthwhile animal causes and works tirelessly toward a goal of seeing Clay County as a no-kill county through spay/neuter and adoption efforts. He has a large family that includes not only his three adorable children, but also four dogs, seven cats, koi, saltwater fish, two leopard tortoises and a ball python!
Dr. Kali Gennette
Dr. Kali (Standorf) Gennette graduated with honors from the University of Florida: College of Veterinary Medicine in May 2015 and is excited to be a part of the Clay Humane team. Prior to veterinary school, Dr. Gennette attended the University of Central Florida, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in biology and a particular focus in marine biology. Dr. Gennette had numerous research interests throughout her higher education including topics in marine biology, population genetics, genetic diagnostic techniques, and virology. She also obtained a large amount of experience in zoo and wildlife medicine through spending time with the UF Zoological Medicine Service, the Belize Wildlife and Referral Clinic in Central America, Jacksonville Zoo, Patuxent Wildlife Center in Maryland, and the Florida Wildlife Hospital in Melbourne among others.
Above all, Dr. Gennette has a passion for helping all creatures and is driven to provide the best possible care for the companion animals and wildlife at Clay Humane. Her professional interests include preventative medicine, routine and advanced surgical procedures, wildlife medicine and rehabilitation, and providing exceptional client education to those that care most about these animals. Dr. Gennette does her best to bring a positive energy to work each day and she blames her four years of working at Disney World for her constant need to smile. Outside of veterinary medicine, Dr. Gennette enjoys anything that will keep her moving and close to the water, so she spends a lot of time running, working out, paddle boarding, fishing, and SCUBA diving. She also looks forward to becoming more involved with veterinary programs abroad throughout her career.
Dr. Jennifer Green
Dr. Jennifer Green joined Clay Humane during the summer of 2014 as a part time/relief veterinarian before transitioning to a full time position in June 2016. Jennifer grew up in Jacksonville and earned a bachelors degree in zoology from the University of Florida. Shortly after, she transferred to Oklahoma State University where she completed her studies in Veterinary Medicine in 2010.
Dr. Green spent the following year at Best Friends Animal Society providing medical care to both large and small animals. Eventually, Jennifer returned home to Jacksonville and continued to work in the nonprofit field of veterinary medicine until she ultimately found a home at Clay County Humane Society.
Dr Green’s focus is on preventative care medicine, emergency chelonian (turtle/ tortoise) care, and is passionate about working toward a no kill world through spaying and neutering. When not working, she enjoys running, reading, yoga and spending time with her husband, 2 kids, and dog, Lacey.
Dr. Lauren Blackwelder
Dr. Lauren Blackwelder joined the Clay Humane team in June 2014. After graduating from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine with a Certificate in Shelter Medicine in 2013, she spent a year working in Virginia before returning to her home state.
Dr. Blackwelder grew up in south Florida and graduated Cum Laude with a degree in Zoology from the University of Florida prior to attending veterinary school. She is passionate about promoting animal welfare through spay/neuter and humane education. Dr. Gray has 3 animals of her own: a dog, Scout, and 2 cats, Montgomery and Otis.
- Dr. Blackwelder featured in Happy Tails News by University of Florida
- Dr. Blackwelder featured on News4Jax Riv-Fur-City Pets
Photography courtesy of Donna J. Conversano / Conversano Images