Kristina Farfante – Hospital Manager & Certified Veterinary Technician


Born in Ohio and raised in Myakka City, FL, I started my love of animals with our family puppy, Tara, a Doberman Pinscher. Soon after I got a breeding stock horse, Dallas who proved to be a lot of work and taught me responsibility.

In my junior year of high school, I got my first job as a kennel assistant. I quickly started learning technical skills and fell in love with the medical field. In 2002 I was given an American Bulldog puppy named Beau who became one of my BEST friends. Upon graduating high school in 2003, I moved to Tampa to attend the University of South Florida.

I quickly decided to pursue my Associates degree in Veterinary Technology, which I achieved at St. Petersburg College in the spring of 2012. After I earned my Certification with the state of Florida, I began pursuing my Bachelors degree of combined Clinical and Hospital Management.

I met Dr. Tyson through her relief work and started working at Four Paws upon opening in November 2007. I love spending time with pets everyday. I feel that making sure owners are educated on patient health and prevention is one of the most important parts of my job.

Owning a pet is a big responsibility which brings many joys to our lives. We are here to help you through that journey and solve problems along the way.

Contact -
Email communication is for non-medical questions only. Please call the hospital at 813-672-3687 for medical questions or concerns regarding your pet so that we can address them immediately.

Four Paws Veterinary Hospital is Riverview’s premier Veterinary Hospital and Animal Clinic.

Our Services

Location Hours
Monday8:00am – 5:30pm
Tuesday8:00am – 5:30pm
Wednesday8:00am – 5:30pm
Thursday8:00am – 5:30pm
Friday8:00am – 5:30pm
Saturday8:00am – 12:00pm

Our team consists of three Veterinarians, and a complete staff of trained Veterinary Technicians.

Meet Our Team