Drs. Paul & Jen Sikoski, Veterinarians and Owners
Both Dr. Paul and Dr. Jen graduated from North Carolina State University – College of Veterinary Medicine in Raleigh, NC. Dr. Paul was a native North Carolinian, raised in Cary, NC and a proud fan of the NC State Wolfpack, where he also attended undergraduate school. Dr. Jen had traveled from the northeast, growing up in Toms River, NJ and obtaining her undergraduate degree in Biology from The George Washington University in Washington DC. After veterinary school, Dr. Paul went on to a residency program at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem NC and Dr. Jen worked in a busy small animal practice in the area. Two years later, they moved to Nashville Tennessee where Dr. Paul worked at Vanderbilt University and Dr. Jen worked as a relief veterinarian in several local veterinary clinics.. Ready for their next challenge, and excited about living near the beach, they came to Florida to become the new owners of Palm Bay Animal Clinic in 2009 and later expanded to a “sister” location, Oakview Animal Hospital, in 2016.
The Sikoski family has included many different animal species over the years- ranging in size from a ferret to all the way to an Old English Mastiff, with several cats in between. They have 2 daughters, Ashley and Julianna, and enjoy spending time together as a family as much as possible. Some of their favorite places to visit are National Parks, the mountains of Colorado, and any Great Wolf Lodge.
With the veterinary industry continuing to move toward large, corporate owned facilities, the Sikoski’s have focused on keeping the personalized, family doctor/ “small-town” environment that gives clients the opportunity to build closer relationships with the staff members. Their vision is to continue to provide full service veterinary care along with what they believe is a unique and hard-to-find personal touch and strong bond between the doctor and the patient.
Bocephus & Tommy
Drs. Paul and Jen are proud to be a part of the Brevard County community, and in the time since they began offering veterinary services to the Palm Bay area they realized they could fill a need in other parts of the county as well. With the veterinary industry moving toward large, multi-doctor facilities, the Sikoski’s focused on keeping the personalized, family doctor, “small-town” environment that gives clients the opportunity to build closer relationships with the staff members. Also, they want clients to understand that maintaining a good quality of life for their animals can be made possible, even on a budget. Eager to share their style of veterinary care, they became the new owners of Clearlake Animal Hospital in July 2012, followed by Coquina Ridge Animal Clinic in January 2014, and most recently of Oakview Animal Hospital in April 2016. Their vision is to create a family of clinics that each practice similar styles of veterinary medicine, while still bringing what they believe is a unique and hard-to-find personal touch and bond between the doctor and the patient. All locations provide full service veterinary care and are united by the idea of “Quality Pet Care, Affordable Choices.”
Palm Bay Animal Clinic Associate Veterinarians and Staff Members
Jocelyn Brickett, DVM
I was born and raised in the small town of Thomaston, CT and ever since I can remember all I ever wanted was to be a veterinarian. I went to undergraduate college at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT, and then veterinary school at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN. After graduation in 2014, I participated in an internship at VCA Southpaws in Fairfax, VA where I learned from board-certified specialists of a variety of fields as well as spent a significant amount of time as an emergency veterinarian. Throughout school and my internship, I also participated in several rotations and externships to enhance my knowledge and practice of exotic animal medicine. I spent the next two years as an emergency clinician in Rockledge, FL before finding my home at Palm Bay Animal Clinic. I love being able to see and treat all species of pets on a daily basis. At home, I currently have two dogs, Lana and Cricket and two turtles, Bowser and Yoshi, that I care for. In my spare time, I practice Taekwondo, like to participate in bowling leagues and love to go to the beach, kayak, and just enjoy the Florida sunshine.
Meet Courtney! She moved to Brevard County after graduating from Florida State University in May of 2020. In her free time she likes to hang out with her Pitbull, “Reina”, at the beach or hiking. She also enjoys going to the gym, tending to her plants, cooking extravagant meals, and reading.
Meet Martha! Martha is Married to her best friend Ben and they are parents to five humans and one Dogo Argentino named “Walker”. Martha and the family love the beach and kayaking. Martha enjoys cooking meals from around the world and has a pretty cool collection of cookbooks. Martha has worked in the animal medical field for over 20 years and takes pride of the friendly relationships she builds with all the many clients she meets at work.
Meet Maunica! She was born and raised in Palm Bay and graduated with her Associate’s in Veterinary Technology from Eastern Florida State College in December of 2020 enabling her to become a Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT). She enjoys not only the animal aspect of veterinary medicine, but the science side as well. She has one dog named “Mina” who is a 14-year-old German Shepherd Mix. In her free time, she enjoys baking, yoga, and taking her dog to Starbucks for a pup cup.
Meet Kevin! In 2021 he moved to Florida from Maryland. Although he misses skiing and hiking steep mountains, he was happy to trade them for palm trees and warmer weather. Kevin has always loved animals and grew up with many golden retrievers in his household which led him into this field over 15 years ago. In his free time he enjoys volleyball, kayaking, relaxing on beaches and exploring the springs.
Hi, this is Jennica, and she has had a passion for animals her whole life. Growing up she had pets of all kinds: turtles, birds, hermit crabs, and almost anything else you can think of. As a kid she would volunteer at her local pet adoption centers to help kittens and puppies find forever homes. For her, being a vet tech means making a difference for pets of all kinds and advocating for their wellbeing. In her free time Jennica likes to go to the beach, play animal crossing, and get tattoos