Meet Our Team

The Animal Clinic of Wekiva is proud to offer our clients and our patients the best service and veterinary medicine. We pride ourselves on being a comfortable and compassionate place for both clients and patients. We cannot do this without having an all-star team of amazing people that genuinely care about you and your pets.

Take a moment to learn a little bit about the amazing folks that will be working with you when you visit our clinic!

Dr. Kyle Farrell, DVM


Dr. Farrell grew up in Central Florida and feels fortunate to always have cats and dogs as part of his family. He always found himself saving up his weekly allowance to buy food and treats for the stray cats in his neighborhood. He also looked forward to taking home Houdini, the class hamster, during summer and winter breaks each year during elementary school. The loyalty and affection that he learned from these animals made him realize that he ultimately wanted to dedicate his career to them.

After high school, he moved to Gainesville to attend the University of Florida on scholarship (Go Gators!), where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Biology and a minor in Spanish. During this time, he also worked as a veterinary technician in order to gain invaluable experience in the field. He remained in Gainesville to attend the University of Florida’s College of Veterinary Medicine, from which he graduated with honors in 2012.

Dr. Farrell then moved to Lake Mary to be closer to family and friends and has been practicing in the area since then. His biggest passion is strengthening the human-animal bond by creating lasting relationships with pets and their owners. His medical interests include dermatology, endocrinology, preventive care, and geriatric medicine. While he has a healthy respect for all animals, big and small, he prefers to focus his care on our canine and feline friends.

He met his now-husband, Edwin, in December of 2007 and have been together ever since. Edwin is from the Central American country of Panama, where they visit often, and he works locally in the finance/banking industry. They have an amazing son, also named Edwin, who is starting college this fall. When not studying or working, you can find him lifting weights at the gym, playing basketball, or hanging out with friends.

They currently have one dog, Ace, who is a 7-year-old Miniature Pinscher/Poodle mix. His favorite pastimes include sunbathing, napping, chasing lizards and squirrels, and car rides. Ace is very affectionate on his own terms and also has a variety of behavioral issues, which have given Dr. Farrell firsthand experience in the areas of separation anxiety and noise phobia. They recently lost their beloved Chihuahua, Gia, and are contemplating adopting another furry family member. Unfortunately, both Edwins are allergic to cats, so he gets his cat “fix” while he’s at work!

Dr. Farrell enjoys spending time with his loved ones, traveling the world (He’s visited 40+ countries), learning about cultures/languages, watching and playing tennis, enjoying good food, and binge-watching the occasional Netflix movie/series.

Dr. Vani Poosapati, DVM


Dr. Poosapati is a compassionate and experienced veterinarian. She has been practicing small animal medicine in the central Florida region for the past 10 years. She grew up in India, where she attended vet school and graduated in 2000. She moved to the United States in 2001 with the hope of practicing higher-quality veterinary medicine. She completed the North American Veterinary Licensing Exam in 2001 and her clinical experience year at Purdue University Vet School in 2004. After training at Purdue, she started working for a small animal hospital in Daytona Beach and later moved to the Lake Mary area in 2007. Dr. Poosapati is a member of AVMA and VIN.

She enjoys reading, watching movies, and spending time with her family in her free time. Dr. Poosapati and her husband have a son Arvin and a four-legged son Vinnie.

Summer Lamoureax


Summer started with The Animal Clinic of Wekiva back in June of 2017. She was born in Traverse City, MI and was raised in Naples, FL where she moved to Longwood shortly after she graduated High School. While she doesn’t work directly with animals, she still loves how rewards it is to know that she’s going her part in helping clients receive quality care for their pets. She knew she was in the right industry when she realized she woke up every day looking forward to the day ahead.

When she’s not in the clinic, she enjoys spending time wih her 2 daughters Payton and Hailey, her dog Bruiser and rabbit Cedric. She also enjoys anything outdoors such as boating, going to the beach, fishing and photography. She also loves going to Disney and taking her family to new place.

Millie Heinen

Front Office Receptionist

Millie started working at The Animal Clinic of Wekiva as the front office receptionist in 2014. She was born in Miami and graduated from South Dade Senior High School in Homestead, FL. Millie decided to join the veterinary industry when she was searchinfg for a job that matched her qualifications and what she could do. When she saw how passionate Dr. C and Adrienne were about the patients and clients, it really stuck with her.

Her family consists of her two daughters, one son (Ariana, Alexis & Philip), and her four-legged kids –  2 dogs and 1 cat.

Team member Abbie

Abbie Pickens


Born and Raised in Auburn Alabama, i always had horses, ducks, hamsters and of course cats and dogs. After college I married and moved to my husbands hometown her in Central Florida. Unsure what my career held I began working as a bather in a pet salon and instantly knew I had found my passion!

I attended the Florida Institute of Animal arts and upon graduating in 2007 began my grooming career. I am knowledgeable in all breed patterns and specialize in scissor work.