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.

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!

Mariah Foster</br> Veterinary Technician photo

Mariah Foster
Veterinary Technician

Mariah has years of experience with animal caregiving and veterinary medicine. She regularly volunteers in local shelters such s JHS and ACPS and fosters pets when available.

She has only been working with us since May, and we are so excited to have her on our team!

Veterinary medicine and animal caregiving has always been her passion and always gives her heart so much warmth. She feels that at Cole Veterinary everyone is a team member and their clients very kindhearted people. She also feels that they all love what they do and are always eager to learn more. Animals are their lives and they will always do everything they can to make sure each and every animal gets the best possible care. She could not be happier in a clinic with this much passion.

Mariah is an introverted animal lover, she has 4 lovely cats at home who are the absolute loves of her life. She enjoys playing video games and making friends through online communities.

Words from Mariah, "Caring for animals is my life but my heart especially lies with animal rescue. With the skills I aim to learn and am still learning now, I want to give back to the animal community and do what I can to help many pets in need. Every pet deserves a loving home and a chance to live a good life. At Cole Veterinary Clinic I feel I can even more so achieve my goals in helping the rescue community."

Jesenia Valentin</br> Veterinary Technician photo

Jesenia Valentin
Veterinary Technician

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

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. 

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