Our Team

Dr. Najla Bell, Medical Director

Dr. Najla Bell is a lifelong pet lover and owner, so she knows exactly what it means for the community’s families to have compassionate, client-centered animal care. She makes it her mission every day to help pets live happier, healthier lives. And Dr. Bell couldn’t be happier to do that as a part of the MuraBella Animal Hospital family!

Dr. Bell is a native of Jacksonville Beach and now calls St. Augustine home. She earned her undergraduate degree from Queens University in Charlotte, North Carolina, before continuing on to veterinary school at the University of Florida. She’s worked in 24-hour emergency practices, as well as in wildlife rescue, medicine, and rehabilitation, and has extensive experience in preventative medicine and critical care. Dr. Bell can’t wait to meet you and your family here at the clinic—she looks forward to providing you the very best in veterinary care.

At home, Dr. Bell lives with her husband and their two wonderful children.

Dr. Noreen Jay

Dr. Noreen Jay has always found herself fascinated by all living things. When she started studying biology and learned more about the inner workings of life, her curiosity only grew deeper. Dr. Jay knew that she wanted to put her passion to good use by helping others—veterinary medicine was a perfect choice! She’s proud to serve as an Associate Veterinarian with the MuraBella Animal Hospital team.

Dr. Jay’s veterinary journey started when she began shadowing veterinarians and working at a clinic in her hometown of Arlington Heights, Illinois. She earned her undergraduate degree at Winona State University in Minnesota, interning and working at a veterinary center during her time away from classes, before moving on to veterinary school. Dr. Jay attended the University of Illinois’ College of Veterinary Medicine in Champaign-Urbana, and came here to MuraBella Animal Hospital during her final year to complete her externship. When she was offered a job, she was more than happy to accept!

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Medically, Dr. Jay has a special interest in dentistry. Whether it’s removing a chunk of dental tartar or pulling a painful tooth, she loves the way her work can help a pet look and feel better almost instantly. She’s also passionate about preventative medicine and enjoys using her skill set to help a pet stay healthy in the long term. Above all, Dr. Jay likes interacting one-on-one with the area’s pet owners and their adorable animal companions.

Outside of work, Dr. Jay is an avid runner and ran her first half-marathon during her veterinary school years. She’s also fond of swimming, snorkeling, and diving—she’s even a certified scuba diver, and has dived in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef! Dr. Jay shares her life with one pet, Maggie, an energetic Catahoula dog. Maggie’s favorite pastimes are running alongside her mother, jumping in the waves at the beach, and hunting for lizards in the backyard.

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Madeline Stryker, Practice Manager

Maddie is a pet owner herself. She knows just how she would like her own animal companions to be treated at the vet’s office—she strives to impart that experience to each and every visitor to the clinic, whether they have four legs or just two! Maddie is the Director of Patient Services with the MuraBella Animal Hospital family.

Maddie hails from South Florida and joined the hospital team in July of 2015. She brings with her a wealth of experience, compassion, and motivation to help as many pets as possible.

Maddie’s personal animal family includes Woody the Basset Hound, a Husky named Zazu, two adopted dogs named Daphny and Emily, and a fish who goes by Bruce.

Hannah H, Veterinary Nurse

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Veronica, Veterinary Assistant

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Bowie, Director of Client Services

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Susie Rogers is our groomer. Susie’s journey into the veterinary industry was driven by her deep love for dogs. She has always felt a strong connection to these furry companions and finds genuine joy in working with them. Whether she’s grooming them to look their best or simply spending time with them, Susie’s love for animals shines through in everything she does.

Outside of work, Susie enjoys a fulfilling life with her husband, Sean, whom she married in 2021, and their Irish twins, Rio and Stone. Together, they share a love for animals and are proud owners of three German Shepherds. In her free time, Susie cherishes moments with her family, stays active with workouts, and enjoys relaxing at the beach.

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