Meet the Team

Meet the Team


Dr. Charles J. Cole  photo

Dr. Charles J. Cole

Dr. Charles J. Cole, Jr grew up in Hazlehurst, Georgia. Always having known he wanted to be a veterinarian, he worked for a number of veterinary clinics during high school and college. Dr. Cole completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Georgia, receiving a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Continuing his education as a Georgia Bulldog, he received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2001. Dr. Cole started his veterinary career in South Georgia as a mixed animal practitioner prior to moving to Jacksonville, FL. He has been practicing in Jacksonville for the last 18 years, and has recently embarked on a new journey of practice ownership with Cole Veterinary Clinic. Dr. Cole loves fishing and spending his free time with his wife and their enormous four-legged family, including seven dogs and one cat.

Dr. Dawn Stewart  photo

Dr. Dawn Stewart

Dr. Dawn Stewart grew up in Ripley, West Virginia. Dr. Stewart completed her undergraduate studies from West Virginia University, receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science. She then became a Georgia Bulldog, and received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Georgia in 2001. Afterwards, she excelled at practicing small animal medicine at the Animal Medical Clinic of St. Johns County from 2002 to 2021, while simultaneously being the owner/manager until 2017. She practiced relief work here at Cole Veterinary Clinic from early 2020 to July of 2021, where she became a full time DVM here at Cole Veterinary Clinic. Dr. Stewart enjoys running, yoga, and spending her free time with Dr. Cole (her husband) and their large four-legged family.

Hospital Staff

Frances Hyde, BAS, CVT</br> Practice Manager photo

Frances Hyde, BAS, CVT
Practice Manager

Frances is a Certified Veterinary Technologist and has worked for CVC since it opened in 2019. She worked with Dr. Cole for the past 14 years prior to the clinic opening.

She graduated from St. Petersburg College with a degree in Veterinary Technology in 2010, after working in veterinary medicine as an assistant/technician since 2000. She went back to school and earned her Bachelors in Veterinary Technology in 2015 through a combined advanced nursing and practice management degree where her senior thesis project was published in the NAVTA journal.

She loves working in an environment where the goal is to make every patient comfortable, both physically and emotionally, through fear free techniques and individualized care.

She loves hiking, camping, and traveling with her dogs: Irish, a whippet/border collie mix, and Guinness, a black lab. She also spends some lazy days trying to read, however her cat Mizzou like to challenge her by laying on whatever it is she is trying to read!

Jesenia Valentin</br> Veterinary Technician photo

Jesenia Valentin
Veterinary Technician

Jesenia has been working with our team since we opened in 2019!

She loves workinghard with our clients and team to bring the best health to the pets that come to our clinic. Helping animals brings so much joy to her life!

Jesenia currently has two dogs, a 3 year old black lab and a 6 year old pitbull rescue and spends lots of time with them on trails and at the beach, soaking up the sun as much as possible. 

She has spent most of her life in Jacksonville Beach, surfing and practicing yoga. She is a full time student and almost finished with her bachelors in biomedical sciences. Wildlife rescue is a big part of her life and she see's herself working with animals for a very long time. 

Christy Client Care Specialist photo

Christy Client Care Specialist

Bio coming soon!

Alexa Client Care Specialist photo

Alexa Client Care Specialist

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Stephanie Veterinary Technician photo

Stephanie Veterinary Technician

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Chris Veterinary Technician photo

Chris Veterinary Technician

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Carolina Veterinary Technician photo

Carolina Veterinary Technician

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Hannah Veterinary Assistant photo

Hannah Veterinary Assistant

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Ava Veterinary Assistant photo

Ava Veterinary Assistant

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Andrew Kennel Assistant/Veterinary Assistant photo

Andrew Kennel Assistant/Veterinary Assistant

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Emilee Kennel Assistant/Veterinary Assistant photo

Emilee Kennel Assistant/Veterinary Assistant

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Cole Veterinary Clinic
319 3rd St S
Jacksonville Beach
FL, 32250

For general information, questions, appointment requests, call us at:

(904) 853-6100



(Closed 12pm to 2pm on the 1st Friday of every month for Continuing Education for Staff)

Monday 7:30am - 6:00pm

Tuesday 7:30am - 6:00pm

Wednesday 7:30am - 6:00pm

Thursday 7:30am - 6:00pm

Friday 7:30am - 6:00pm

Saturday 8:00am - 12:00pm

Sunday Closed