Our Website Team


VetMedTeam is the product of the drive and vision of a number of very talented people.  Each believes in the value of a highly educated veterinary practice team. Each also believes that every member of the practice team has a vital part to play in the delivery of quality veterinary medicine. 

 


 
  David Tollon, DVM, MBA: Founder of VetMedTeam

A graduate of the Ohio State University veterinary school, David Tollon has been involved in private practice and veterinary technology for many years. He is the owner of Oakhurst Veterinary Hospital in Seminole, FL. He has also had the opportunity to be a professor and past Director of the veterinary technology program at St. Petersburg College in St. Petersburg, FL. As a result of these experiences he has learned the extreme importance of the veterinary heath care team in veterinary medicine.

David is also a member of the American Animal Hospital Association, a member of the Advisory Committee to the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Florida, and a past board member of the Veterinary Hospital Manager's Association. He is also past president of the Pinellas Animal Foundation. He is also a member of the PCVMA, FVMA, AVMA, AVTE and Vet Partner's.

He is married and has 2 children and 5 wonderful grand kids. His hobbies include running, boating and traveling.


 
 

 
  Pat Lynch: Director of Operations

Pat worked for ten years as the veterinary assistant and practice manager for a small animal house call doctor in New York State. During those years she came to understand the issues facing veterinary medicine, including the education and utilization of the practice team. She was there at the birth of VetMedTeam in January 1999 and since then has applied her communication, organization, and computer skills to the growth and success of the company. Pat is responsible for day-to-day operations of VetMedTeam as well as development of future features and endeavors. As Director of Operations she works closely with our IT developer to construct and improve website features.

While living in New York Pat was very involved as an adult member of the Boy Scouts of America. She was a member of the staff of Camp Ranachqua, Ten Mile River Scout Reservation, serving as Trading Post Director and Camp Commissioner as well as assisting the Camp Director. Pat participated in many membership training seminars and earned the highest adult leader training designation - Wood Badge. Pat then served as a member of the training staff in the next Wood Badge session. In addition, she was a member of the Order of the Arrow and earned the highest designation - Vigil Honor. Pat worked for many years with her local Humane Society, serving as the Treasurer and participating in a number of Fund Raising programs, as well as providing medical care for the animals.

Married, they share their home with four cats and a Tennessee Walking Horse.


 
 

 
  Rhonda Bell, CVPM: Administrative Assistant and Social Media Coordinator

Rhonda Bell has spent the majority of her adult life following her Marine husband from duty station to duty station, all the while collecting pets wherever she went. Despite the nomadic life style, she was able to turn her love of animals into a career as she began working as a Veterinary Technician, and not long thereafter, a Veterinary Practice Manager. Rhonda graduated with a business management degree from Western International University in 2006 and earned her CVPM in 2015. A life-long learner, she is currently pursuing a certification in Digital Marketing and SEO and has recently completed a Social Media Marketing Specialization from Northwestern University.

Rhonda's role in VetMedTeam is wide and varied. She is not only our administrative assistant but works directly on our social engagement projects.

Rhonda has a passion for helping veterinary practices implement cost-effective processes to increase revenue and improve client retention. She specializes in stream-lining processes and forming strong client bonds by emphasizing a client-first philosophy and a comprehensive social media campaign. Rhonda enjoys living in Texas with her husband Jay and their children, grandchildren and the rest of their large family. Despite her busy life, she has still managed to collect and care for a menagerie of pets that include 2 pugs, 3 “rescue” cats, 2 bearded dragons and a hedgehog named Smudge.

 
 

 
  Kathy Daily, RVT: New Member Registrar

Kathy graduated from Colby Community College in 1974, and has worked in the same mixed animal practice in South East Kansas since 1977. Kathy has been with VetMedTeam from the beginning.

Kathy and her husband, Lynn, live on a small farm, where they raise sheep, cattle, hogs, chickens, and have various horses and dogs. Involved with dog rescue, therapy dogs, and training for many years, Kathy is a foster home for unwanted dogs, teaches obedience classes, and is currently showing her puppy in the ring.

 
 

 
  Shannon Jacobs, AVA: Operations Assistant

Shannon has worked as a Veterinary Assistant and dog trainer for 23 years and has been with VetMedTeam since 2010. She has completed the rehabilitation courses at the University of Tennessee and is part of the rehabilitation and emergency services in a very busy specialty practice.

Shannon is active in her area dog training clubs and competes in agility, obedience and conformation. Shannon lives in Wichita, Kansas with her 3 Pembroke Welsh Corgis - Jaaxon, Ande and Tank.


 
 

 
  Tess Richardson, M.A: Course Presentation Developer

Owner of Richardson Ideaworks, Tess began working with VetMedTeam in 2010, converting content author's words into the presentations you see within many courses. Work in radio copywriting, graphic design, presentations, and marketing has prepared her for this challenge. Tess obtained an undergraduate degree at the University of Missouri-Columbia in radio/TV/film production, with a hope to one day work in medical communications. Later, she returned to Mizzou for an M.A. in advertising and magazine design, and spent the next 14 years as a director of communications.

Tess calls Wisconsin home, and barely survives the winters along with her husband, daughter, four cats, one dog, a spinning wheel and bags of sheep's wool.