Veterinarians and Staff

The Sheeler Road Animal Hospital team is comprised of people who have a shared passion for caring for pets and a strong understanding of the human-animal bond that exists between pets and their owners.  We are honored that you have chosen us to care for your four-legged family members.

Our veterinarians are kind, compassionate and experienced professionals who are eager to help you with your pet's needs.  Whether you are bringing your pet in for routine preventative care or if you need help with a sick pet, you will be treated with respect and courtesy by our veterinarians and staff.  Should your pet require surgery or hospitalization, he or she will be cared for in a warm and loving environment by our skilled veterinary team.

We are happy to have you meet our veterinarians and staff!  Please read further about each one of us. 
  • 547 Sheeler Ave.
  • Apopka,FL 32703
  • Phone: 407-889-0513
  • After Hrs Emergencies:
  • 407-644-4449 (VEC)
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  • Hours:
  • Mon-Fri: 7:30am - 5:30pm
  • Sat: 8:00 am - Noon
  • Sun: Closed
  • Dr. Wayne Lundberg

    Dr. Lundberg graduated from veterinary school at Auburn University in 1977. He went on to do an internship at Cornell University before entering private practice. He came to Apopka in 1982 to open the Sheeler Road Animal Hospital. In 1999, he moved the practice into a new facility with state-of-the-art equipment and a large boarding kennel. Dr. Lundberg enjoys all the challenges of veterinary practice but has a special interest in surgery, including many orthopedic procedures. Dr. Lundberg has served for 8 years on the board of directors of the Veterinary Emergency Clinic of Central Florida and is a past president of the Central Florida Veterinary Medical Association.

    When not at the office, Dr. Lundberg enjoys many hobbies. You might find him out in the middle of Mosquito Lagoon in his fishing boat or backpacking in the mountains of Colorado or Utah. He, along with his wife Kathy and their children and grandchildren, enjoy retreating to the old log cabin they restored in Kentucky on the farm on which Kathy was raised. His most recent project has been helping his wife and son open a restaurant in New Smyrna Beach. Woodworking has always been a passion for him and he was able to put his skills to use by building handcrafted tables and a bar top that weaves through the trees in the lush outdoor patio of Third Wave Café on Flagler Avenue.

    His own pets include Sweetie pie, a calico cat, and Gobbler, a lovable tabby cat that showed up as a hungry stray kitten on Thanksgiving 2008.
    Years in Practice:
    May 20, 1977
    Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University
  • Dr. Becky Niedfeldt

    Dr. Becky Niedfeldt graduated with honors from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. While her husband, Jeremy, finished his commitment to the United States National Guard, Dr. Niedfeldt joined a small animal practice in Gainesville, Florida. Over the next two years, she developed a strong interest in complex medical cases and pediatrics. In July 2006, she and her husband relocated to the Orlando area and she joined Sheeler Road Animal Hospital. Dr. Niedfeldt is a published author in the Journal of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia and is a member of several veterinary associations including the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Central Florida Veterinary Medical Association.

    In her spare time, Dr. Niedfeldt enjoys spending time with her two children, Joshua and Mackenzie.  Her family also includes an energetic Labrador Retriever named Darla (pictured above), Charlotte, a young and spunky cat, a saltwater reef aquarium, a hermit crab and ,two Guinea Pigs.  In the summers, she and her children will raise monarch caterpillars then release them once they become butterflies.  Dr. Niedfeldt's favorite hobbies include scuba diving and mountain hiking.

    Years in Practice:
    May 21, 2004
    Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida
  • Dr. Ashley Wheeler

    Dr. Wheeler is a native Floridian and spent most of her life in Apopka, FL.  Since childhood, she has had a great love for animals and an interest in medicine and science.  She can recall the realization of life and death as she was stomping ants in the driveway as a child and suddenly felt tremendous remorse for what she was doing.  Her parents even found her trying to revive frogs and lizards that their cats caught by giving them chest compressions with her finger (it didn't work). 

    She attended college at Wake Forest University where she was a chemistry major, played clarinet in the band, and even high jumped for a year on the track team. Dr. Wheeler finally fulfilled her dream of becoming a veterinarian at the University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine in 2010.  Following veterinary school, she moved back to the Orlando area, where she completed a small animal internship at Affiliated Veterinary Specialists in Maitland.  This was a wonderful year of education where she gained exposure to surgical, medical, and neurologic cases under the supervision of board certified specialists.  After completing her internship in 2011, she practiced at Longwood Veterinary Clinic for 3 years before coming back "home" to Apopka.

    Dr. Wheeler loves being a veterinarian and the new "family" that she has gained in both the team and clientele of Sheeler Road Animal Hospital.   Each and every team member considers our patients as our top priority.  She looks forward to becoming a bigger part of the Apopka community and getting to know you while having the privilege of caring for your loved ones.

    Outside of work, Dr. Wheeler enjoys spending time with her family and outdoor activities.  Her husband, Gary, is currently in graduate school and they have a son, Wesley, and a daughter, Elena. 

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2010
    Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida
  • Mary Cross, Practice Manager

    Mary Cross is the practice manager for Sheeler Road Animal Hospital. Mary has worked in a variety of jobs in different industries. She joined the Sheeler Road team in 1993 as a veterinary assistant. Over the next few years, she developed her technical skills and her understanding of all aspects of the veterinary field. Mary’s knowledge of small business and excellent organizational skills led to her promotion to office manager in 2000.

    In her spare time, Mary and her husband Jim enjoy working in their garden or trying new local restaurants.  Mary and Jim are pet parents to five cats.  IBG (Itty Bitty Gato), pictured licking Mary's face above, is an energetic and comical young boy. He is joined by a senior cat and a litter of kittens, affectionately known as "The Minions," that Mary found under some bushes and bottle fed as tiny babies.  Mary is also an accomplished baker and spoils us with her amazing brownies and other treats.
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 1993
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    Kami, Receptionist

    Kami has been working with animals for over 18 years.  She originally began grooming dogs and training horses in 2000.  In August 2010, Kami joined Sheeler Road Animal Hospital as a receptionist.

    At home, Kami has a spouse of 16 years, two mixed breed dogs (Tobias, pictured above, and Dempsey), a horse, a donkey, a flying squirrel and two cats.  She enjoys traveling and camping with her spouse and dogs and has recently taken up white water paddle boarding.  With the dogs, she has competed in several types of competition including agility training.  Kami's dedication to dogs and cats extends beyond our practice as she also finds time to take classes in animal behavior and dog training.  Her vast experience working with animals has complimented her personal skills to make her an excellent member of our team.

    Years in Practice:
    Aug 01, 2010
  • Candice, Receptionist

    Candice is making her veterinary field debut with Sheeler Road Animal Hospital! She has previously obtained a Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts from Old Dominion University. 

    At work, Candice hasn't met a patient she hasn't enjoyed interacting with, and we have yet to catch her without a smile! Her bubbly personality combined with exceptional personal skills makes her a natural at customer service. She shares her home with three dogs, including a boisterous Labrador named Maverick (pictured), and two shih tzu brothers, Top and Frankie. To unwind, Candice enjoys watching movies, and spending time with her puppies. 
    Years in Practice:
    Oct 19, 2018
    Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts
  • Jo, Technician

    Jo joined the staff at Sheeler Road Animal Hospital in May 2008 with previous experience as small animal and exotics veterinary technician.  Her primary responsibility is to assist the veterinarians while performing examinations and caring for hospitalized patients.  Despite her small size, Jo has real knack for handling large dogs and a gentle way of working with nervous pets to calm their fears during their visit.  She especially enjoys working with senior dogs and overly-affectionate cats.

    Jo shares her home with three dogs and five cats.  She is pictured above with her newest addition, the handsome blue-eyed Lemmy.  Her hobbies include sightseeing and learning obscure trivia.

    Years in Practice:
    May 01, 2006
  • Ana, Certified Veterinary Technician

    Ana began working with us in April 2011.  She has since completed her training for a degree in Veterinary Technology at St. Petersburg College.  Ana hasn't met an animal she doesn't love and can often be heard in the halls "ooh-ing and aaahh-ing" over how cute one of our patients is.  In addition to assisting the veterinarians for examinations, her responsibilities include hospitalized patient care and assisting the veterinarians with anesthesia monitoring.  Ana is fluent is Spanish and often helps translate for the veterinarians and our Spanish-speaking pet owners.

    While she has a large family in Colombia, she is joined in Orlando by her brother.  Pictured here with her Labrador, Luna, Ana also has a chihuahua named Lupe and a pit bull named Mijo.  Her personal interests include scuba diving, swimming, water polo, and wake boarding.

    Years in Practice:
    Apr 01, 2011
    Veterinary Technology, St. Petersburg College
  • Kristy, Certified Veterinary Technician

    Kristy joined us early in 2015 but has worked with animals since 2007. She attended St. Petersburg College, where she obtained her certification as a veterinary technician in March 2017. While her warm smile and cheerful, welcoming attitude has been a wonderful asset at the front desk, her true passion is working hands-on with the animals as a veterinary technician.  Although most people love working with puppies, Kristy has a soft spot for senior pets and truly enjoys working with them. 

    At home, Kristy has cats three cats, including Stinky Pete (pictured here) Squid, and Wunderbar, as well as a hound mix named Erin. Both Stinky Pete and Wunderbar were bottle fed, stray kittens who stole Kristy's heart and joined her family once old enough. Her personal interests include activities such as horseback riding, reading, and traveling.  

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2015
    Veterinary Technology, St. Petersburg College
  • Jen S., Technician

    Jennifer joined Sheeler Road in 2015 as a veterinary technician with over three years prior experience. Jen has a Bachelors Degree in Media Communications, and is currently enrolled at St. Petersburg College where she is pursuing her Associates Degree and certification in Veterinary Technology.  In addition to her passion for working with animals, she has a strong interest in pet and animal photography. Many of our more recent Facebook and website photos have been taken or edited by Jen.  When working with patients, she has a quiet and patient demeanor and is always smiling.  Her true love for veterinary medicine shows with her enthusiasm for learning new information and procedures daily while working.  Jen loves all things 4-legged but has a soft spot for the Bully breeds.

    Jen’s family consists of her husband, Josh and their three dogs, Beesly (pictured above), Halpert, and Tank.  In addition to photography, Jen also enjoys reading, creative writing, hockey and football.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2012
    Bachelor of Science, Medaille College Veterinary Technology, St. Petersburg College
  • Marlene, Groomer and Kennel Assistant

    Marlene has been working in the veterinary field since 1985.  Originally from Peru, she moved to the United States in 1997 and continued to pursue her passion of working with animals as a groomer and kennel assistant.  Her primary responsibilities include caring for our boarded patients, maintaining the kennel and grooming dogs and cats.  She lets the boarded dogs outside 4-6 times per day while their runs are cleaned and food and water replenished.  The cats are kept in a 3-story condos in a separate area of the hospital and are looked after twice a day.  Marlene's true passion is grooming.  She takes her time with each grooming patient; clipping, trimming, and combing until perfection.  She really enjoys working with cats and small breed dogs as well as puppies.

    At home, Marlene has a large pet family consisting of five dogs and twelve cats.  She is pictured here with her long-haired Dachshund, Mickey.  Her mother and siblings are spread throughout Florida and Virginia.  When she is not at the clinic or home with her pets, Marlene loves cycling and running.  Each year she participates in the Multiple Sclerosis biking event.

    Years in Practice:
    Sep 07, 1985
  • Matt, Kennel Assistant

    Matt brought 6 years of previous kennel experience with him when he joined the Sheeler Road crew in 2016, and has been a wonderful asset since. His main responsibilities include caring for our boarders, maintaining the kennel, and bathing pets. He can almost always be found outside or in the cat ward, playing with the boarders and making sure each one gets plenty of attention during their stay with us. His favorite part about working at Sheeler Road is the opportunity he has to get to know each pet individually, and of course, the play time!

    While he's had everything from dogs and cats to pet lizards and turtles over the years, Matt currently resides with a calico cat named Clawdia, who thinks she's a dog, and a jack russell terrier named Charley (pictured). In his spare time, Matt enjoys computer programming and coding. He also produces music for fun, and will occasionally DJ as a side hobby. In the last year, Matt has also become an avid aquarium enthusiast, with three freshwater tanks that include platies, mollies, and even a few sharks!
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2011