Our Staff

Patricia Mattson, DVM, Practice Owner

Dr. Patricia Mattson came to Lakeland from Albnany, Georgia, her hometown. She grew up with a strong family background surrounded by hunting dogs and owned her own horse since the age of 10. She originally attended veterinary school with the goal of becoming an equine practitioner but opted for our small animal friends instead. She graduated from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1993. After working for one year in Georgia, Dr. Mattson decided to return to sunny Florida where she worked for various clinics over the past eighteen years. She opened Companion Animal Hospital in 2009 where she strives to have a great facility with a caring and friendly staff.



Stephanie Diaz, Technician

Stephanie graduated from The University of South Florida in 2011 with her Bachelors of Biomedical Science. She has been with us since 2010. Her goals include becoming a veterinarian and moving to the mountains with her husband Michael and 3 furry children.

Melissa Damaske, Technician

Melissa is currently working on her Bachelors of Biology at Florida Southern College. She has been with us since 2012. Her goals include becoming a veterinarian and traveling the world.