Our Technicians

Bayside Hospital for Animals

251 Racetrack Rd NE
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547




Jennifer Jones:

Jennifer Jones:

Jennifer is from Louisiana where she started her career volunteering at a animal shelter. In 2015 she had a chance to apply for a kennel technician that housed 73 runs at a veterinary/boarding facility. In 3 months she was promoted surgery technician and stayed at that position for 1 1/2 years before moving to Fort  Walton Beach in September of 2016. After moving to sunny Fort Walton Beach she accepted a position a Bayside Hospital for Animals as a veterinary technician. Jennifer loves her job and has a great understanding for aggressive dogs, having one herself.  She loves all dogs but has a super soft spot for "Pitties".   In her spare time, she spends as much time as possible with her fur babies, King Max and Star Jewel.  If she is not with them doing her daily 2 mile walk, she can be found walking someone else's dog.  She also spends a lot of her time selling donated items to benefit rescues.  



Erin Buckley:

Erin Buckley:

Erin was born and raised in Illinois until moving to Fort Walton Beach in 2017.  She joined the Bayside family in March of 2019. She has two dogs of her own, Genevieve who is a 6 1/2 year old Australian Shepherd/Beagle mix who she rescued from PAWS and Charlie who is a 3 1/2 year old mixed breed that was a surrender to Bayside as a puppy whom she took home for a weekend and the rest is history. 

Erin has loved animals form a young age and always had pets growing up. She has a soft spot in her heart for the senior babies that come into the clinic. In Erin's free time she likes to be outdoors in the sun, curled up reading a good book, or spending time with her dogs.



Cassidy Frieberger

Cassidy Frieberger:

Cassidy began her career in veterinary medicine in 2020. She had a passion for animals from an early age as her grandfather taught her how to ride horses. Cassidy continued her passion of working with animals through working with horses at a privately owned and local barns. Then she went on to work at a dog and cats boarding/daycare facility in Defuniak Springs in 2019 before beginning in the veterinary field as a technician. She joined Bayside in July 2021. 

Cassidy is now living in Fort Walton Beach with her boyfriend and their amazing dog Vex. 

She loves working in the veterinary field because it keeps her on her toes and she loves that she can provide care to every four legged friend.



 Chelsea North

Chelsea North:

Chelsea moved from Alabama to Fort Walton Beach in 2019. She has been in the pet industry since she graduated from high school  in 2010. She has been a dog trainer since 2011 and routinely went out and about with her first dog, Seabass. Now, she does some training in her free time with her hound mix, Toby Bean and her cat, Cooper.

She also has four other cats ranging from adopted at a shelter to strays. Her other kitties are Papa Puffs, Mama Chubbs, Clyde, and Cheeto Purrito ( he was actually found by Erin, a technician at Bayside, and Dr. Williams.

She has always had a soft spot for cats in the clinic and making them feel as comfortable as possible. As far as her time away from the clinic , she enjoys hikes with her husband, cooking , reading books on the beach and writing poetry.