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. Barbara Bearden
Dr. Barbara Bearden joined Clay Humane in June of 2019. She graduated May 2018 from Ross University School of Veterinary medicine located on the island of St. Kitts and Nevis and enjoyed every minute of it. She completed her clinical year of vet school at University of Florida College of Veterinary medicine.
Dr. Bearden has lived in the Jacksonville area since 4th grade and graduated with a degree in Animal Science from University of Florida. She is a strong proponent for spaying and neutering and is committed to ensuring all her patients receive the best care. Dr. Bearden has 4 animals she is obsessed with: 2 dogs, Cannon and Cora, and 2 cats, Briar and Guava.
Dr. Amber Kossol
Dr. Amber Kossol joined the Clay Humane team in July 2019 after graduating from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine with a Certificate in Shelter Medicine. She is no stranger to Clay Humane , as she worked part-time with us prior to and during vet school.
Dr. Kossol is a Fear Free Certified veterinarian and is also FEMA Certified in disaster response, which makes her a great addition to our DART Team. She is committed to battling pet overpopulation through spay and neuter efforts and is whole-heartedly behind Clay Humane’s free cat sterilization program. Her professional interests include ultrasonography, pet behavior counseling, and providing the best possible care to her clients.
Dr. Kossol enjoys exercising (her husband is a personal trainer), camping and most outdoor activities. She also loves participating in agility with her rescue dog, “Ogie,” and snuggling with her two cats, Simba and Theo.