Lake City Humane Society Welcomes New Veterinarian

LCHS welcomes Dr. Kristyn “Mandy” Trotter as the full-time veterinarian on staff, beginning January 4, 2021.

Lake City – October 10, 2020 The Lake City Humane Society is pleased to announce they have secured Dr. Kristyn “Mandy” Trotter as their full-time veterinarian effective January 4, 2021. Beginning in October, she will serve on our campus on a part-time basis until she begins in the new year. "We are very pleased to be able to welcome a full-time vet," says Executive Director Robin Ward, "Not only will this allow for an expedited transition for animals coming from animal services and moving into adoptions, but this will also allow for us to care for more of the community’s companions."

The Lake City Humane Society is a full-service humane society, serving the community’s needs through adoptions, the clinic and animal services. Comprised of dedicated staff who always go above and beyond their call of duty to ensure the best care for the animals, along with a constant fellowship of volunteers and help from the community, the Lake City Humane Society has been able to care for over 5,000 animals each year.

Kristyn "Mandy" Trotter is a Lake City native. She has been working around the north Florida region for 10 years now and has found her calling in not just small animal veterinary medicine, but a love for shelter medicine and low-cost medicine. She has wanted to come back to help her community and strives to provide good medicine at an affordable cost. She and her fiancé, James, have a 3-year-old son that they are raising in Lake City. In their free time, they love to travel to find new restaurants and live music. They spend a lot of time outdoors, camping and going to rivers or beaches.

LCHS is preparing for an expansion of campus with the addition of the James Montgomery Animal Wellness Center, which will house a variety of services, including a low-cost spay and neuter clinic for families in the community as well as a new adoption center. For information on our current fundraising efforts in support of the new center, please contact Jordan Regar.


Lake City Humane Society stands by our singular mission: Assist the at-risk companion animals in Columbia County through sheltering, adoption, sterilization and community outreach and education.

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About Us

Lake City Humane Society, a private nonprofit organization, was formed in late 1964 to address animal welfare issues in our community. There was no animal shelter, and little attention was paid to the hundreds, if not thousands of animals that were picked up off the streets and killed if no one came to claim them.One city employee – the “dog catcher” was hired to catch and dispose of stray and unclaimed dogs in our area.

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Lake City Humane Society Provides Animal Services and Pet Adoptions for Columbia County, Florida

1392 NW Shelter Glen

Lake City, FL 32055

Phone: 386-752-3191


Hours of Operation:


Animal Services

Monday-Friday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Adoption Center:

Tuesday - Friday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Saturday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Tuesday - Friday:

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Every Other Saturday:

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Phone: 386-401-1063


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A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the division of consumer services by calling toll-free within the state. registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state.

Consumer Services Division: 

Address: 200 E Gaines St, Tallahassee, FL 32399

Phone: (850) 413-3130

Lake city humane society  is a tax-exempt 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization. Your gift is tax-deductible as allowed by law.