Our Veterinarians

Dr. Terri Baldwin is board certified in veterinary ophthalmology. She is holding two small furry dogs in her arms.
Terri Baldwin
DVM, MS, DACVO
Ophthalmology
Terri Baldwin
DVM, MS, DACVO
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Veterinary Ophthalmology
Ophthalmology
Servicing Locations
Dr. Terri Baldwin finds restoring vision through cataract removal surgery particularly rewarding. She also enjoys repairing eye injuries to save an eye, and diagnosing systemic disease by evaluating the eyes and helping to save an animal’s life.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists
  • Master of Science, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Residency, Comparative Ophthalmology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Purdue University, West Lafayette IN
Dr. Baldwin and her husband have two children, one of whom has autism, so she stays active as an autism advocate. She enjoys playing in the hand bell choir at her church, swimming, needlepoint and playing Sudoku. The family has four dogs and five cats.
Dr. Anthony Blanco is a resident in our internal medicine service.
Tony Blanco
DVM
Internal Medicine
Tony Blanco
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Resident
Internal Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Anthony Blanco is a resident in our internal medicine service.
  • Internship, Small Animal Internal Medicine, BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital, Tampa, FL
  • Internship, Small Animal Internal Medicine, Veterinary Specialty Hospital of San Diego, CA
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital, Tampa, FL
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University, College Station
  • Bachelor of Science, Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station
Dr. Blanco spends time outside kayaking, cycling and playing tennis. He also enjoys horror shows or movies, cooking, and listening to music. Leia is his miniature Australian shepherd who befriends everyone and gets all the attention.
Dr. Christine Boss is a veterinarian in our Ophthalmology service.
Christine Boss
DVM, MS
Ophthalmology
Christine Boss
DVM, MS
BluePearl Veterinarian
Ophthalmology
Servicing Locations
Dr. Christine Boss is especially interested in exotic animal ophthalmology, corneal and eyelid reconstructive surgery and ocular manifestation of system diseases.
  • Residency, Comparative Ophthalmology, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Master of Science, Veterinary Ophthalmology, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Internship, Ophthalmology, Auburn University, AL
  • Internship, Ophthalmology, Veterinary Medical Center of Long Island, West Islip, NY
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Veterinary Medical Center of Long Island, West Islip, NY
  • Clinical Rotation, University of Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, St. George’s University, Grenada, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Dr. Boss enjoys being creative, specifically in illustrations, photography and ceramics. When exploring new places or relaxing at home, she is dedicated to spending quality time with her large, multi-species family.
Dr. Alyxandra Brady is a veterinarian in our emergency medicine training program for clinicians.
Alyxandra Brady
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Alyxandra Brady
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Alyxandra Brady is part of our emergency medicine training program for clinicians. She finds critical care cases the most gratifying to treat.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Bachelor of Science, Marine Biology, University of South Florida, Tampa
Dr. Brady has a dog named Totem and a cat named Edgar.
Dr. Casey Braginton is an emergency medicine. He is holding a black and white cat.
Casey Braginton
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Casey Braginton
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
A dedicated emergency clinician, Dr. Casey Braginton’s interests include urethral obstruction, diabetic ketoacidosis and toxicities. He has also worked with hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, VCA SouthPaws, Fairfax VA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal and Poultry Sciences, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg VA
When not working, Dr. Braginton enjoys reading, visiting breweries and board games. He has two cats, Frodo and Dart, and a pit bull mix named Roo.
Dr. Kylee Bush is a veterinarian in our emergency medicine training program for clinicians.
Kylee Bush
MS, DVM
Emergency Medicine
Kylee Bush
MS, DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Kylee Bush is part of our emergency medicine training program for clinicians. She is most interested in soft tissue cases, specifically lacerations, foreign body, gastric dilatation-volvulus (GDV), orthopedics, specifically fracture stabilization, and cardiology. Dr. Bush is certified in basic and advanced life support through the Recover initiative.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, Manhattan
  • Master of Science, Animal Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville
Dr. Bush enjoys running to help de-stress after a long day or catching up on the latest documentary series on Netflix with her couch potato dog, Murphy.
Dr. Shalini Chakravarthi is a small animal medicine & surgery intern.
Shalini Chakravarthi
DVM
Shalini Chakravarthi
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
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Dr. Shalini Chakravarthi is a small animal medicine & surgery intern. She is most interested in zoological medicine and wildlife conservation, and she finds it rewarding when she can reunite a pet with their owner after a long hospital stay.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Delaware Valley University, Doylestown, PA
Dr. Chakravarthi enjoys spending her time outdoors hiking with her dog, Lucy, kayaking, gardening and shelling. When the weather keeps her indoors, she enjoys reading, baking and cuddling with her cat, Coolwhip.
Dr. Margaret Cheney is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
Maggie Cheney
DVM
Maggie Cheney
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
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Dr. Maggie Cheney is a small animal medicine & surgery intern. She is Fear-Free certified with both small animal and avian patients, and she is most interested in fracture repairs and educating owners about proper husbandry and care for their exotic pets.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Bachelor of Arts, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Reed College, Portland, OR
Dr. Maggie Cheney enjoys outdoor activities, such as hiking and kayaking, and reading at home accompanied by her cats, Luna and Norah.
Dr. Dana Clark is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
Dana Clark
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Dana Clark
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
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Dr. Dana Clark is an emergency clinician. Her interests include zoo, exotic, and wildlife species and nutritional management.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Specialty and Emergency Pet Hospital, Tampa FL
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Bachelor of Science, Zoology, Michigan State University, East Lansing
Dr. Clark and her husband share their home with a pit bull, five cats, a rabbit and a turtle. In her free time, Dr. Clark enjoys opportunities to observe wildlife and spend time outdoors.
Dr. Courtney Conklin is a doctor in our emergency medicine service.
Courtney Conklin
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Courtney Conklin
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Coral Springs Animal Hospital, FL
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, St. George's University, Grenada, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of Alabama, Birmingham
Dr. Nicole Corrao is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
Nicole Corrao
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Nicole Corrao
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
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Dr. Nicole Corrao is passionate about emergency medicine because every day is different. She enjoys treating anaphylaxis, feline lower urinary tract disease and dystocia cases.
  • Clinical Rotation, Royal Veterinary College, London, England
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Ross University, St. Kitts & Nevis, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, California State University, Chico
Dr. Corrao enjoys spending time with her husband Luke, bipedal dog Benjamen and three cats Peaches, Winston and Myrtle. She loves being by the water and enjoying a relaxing sunset on the beach.
Dr. Trysta Dionne is a resident in our internal medicine service.
Trysta Dionne
DVM
Internal Medicine
Trysta Dionne
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Resident
Internal Medicine
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Dr. Trysta Dionne is a resident in our internal medicine service. Her clinical interests include endocrine disorders, renal disease and gastrointestinal diseases.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Tampa FL
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University, College Station
  • Bachelor of Science, Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station
Dr. Dionne enjoys working out and going to the beach. She has a dog named Benson.
Dr. Dee Ann Dugger is a doctor in our emergency medicine service. She is holding a small dog in her arms.
Dee Dugger
MS, DVM
Emergency Medicine
Dee Dugger
MS, DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
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Dr. Dugger enjoys all aspects of emergency medicine.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca NY
  • Masters of Science, University of New Hampshire, Durham
  • Bachelor of Arts, Graceland University, Lamoni IA
Dr. Dugger’s hobbies include spending time with her pugs, sailing and photography.
Dr. Merrick is board certified in veterinary cardiology. He is sitting with a large dog on his lap.
Merrick Fultz
MA, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)
Cardiology
Merrick Fultz
MA, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Veterinary Cardiology
Cardiology
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Dr. Merrick Fultz is particularly interested in treating active congestive heart failure. Prior to veterinary medicine, he worked in the comparative medicine department at Johns Hopkins University.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Cardiology)
  • Residency, Cardiology, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Tampa FL
  • Internship, Cardiology, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Tampa FL
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Tampa FL
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Mississippi State University, Starkville
  • Master of Arts, Literature, College of Charleston, Charleston SC
  • Bachelor of Arts, English and Economics, Elon University, Elon NC
Dr. Fultz enjoys golf, tennis, assorted outdoor activities and any kind of international sporting event. He has two dogs.
Dr. Onyx Goins is an intern
Onyx Goins
DVM
Onyx Goins
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
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Dr. Onyx Goins is a small animal medicine & surgery intern. She has a background in small animal general practice, exotic animal care, zoo medicine, wildlife rehabilitation and shelter medicine, but her greatest interest lies in veterinary dentistry.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Tuskegee University, AL
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Sciences, Tuskegee University, AL
Dr. Goins enjoys reading, writing, exercising and extreme sports. She has a snake, Barry and a Siberian husky, Gambit.
Dr. Sarah Gronsky is a resident in our avian & exotics service.
Sarah Gronsky
VMD
Avian & Exotics Medicine
Sarah Gronsky
VMD
BluePearl Veterinarian
Resident
Avian & Exotics Medicine
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Dr. Sarah Gronsky is a resident in our avian & exotics service. She is most interested in raptor medicine and looking into the effects of Simbadol in rabbits.
  • Internship, Avian & Exotics, BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital, Clearwater, FL
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Bachelor of Arts , Animal Behavior, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA
Dr. Gronsky enjoys spending time outdoors with her dog, Goose, and reading a good book on the beach.
Dr. Chelsea Gyure is a doctor in our emergency medicine service. She is holding a long-haired puppy in her arms.
Chelsea Gyure
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Chelsea Gyure
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
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Dr. Chelsea Gyure enjoys the variety of cases, challenges, and fast-paced, organized chaos that is emergency veterinary medicine. She finds neurologic and toxicity cases to be particularly gratifying.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Coral Springs Animal Hospital, FL
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Purdue University, West Lafayette IN
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame IN
Dr. Gyure enjoys all types of outdoor exercise, traveling, singing in the shower, coloring, Netflix, cleaning, shopping and all things Disney. Her Dutch mix rabbit Beatrix is named after Beatrix Potter.
Dr. Peter Helmer is a board-certified avian medicine veterinarian.
Peter Helmer
DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice)
Avian & Exotics Medicine
Peter Helmer
DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice)
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified Veterinary Practitioner (Avian Practice)
Avian & Exotics Medicine
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Dr. Peter Helmer came to BluePearl with almost 20 years of experience in both small animal and avian and exotics medicine. He lectures at national conferences on topics such as avian orthopedics, radiology and physical exam. His special interests include senior pet care, especially long-lived birds, orthopedics, surgery and treatment of rabbit and rodent dental disease. Dr. Helmer treats birds of all types, including backyard poultry; non-venomous reptiles; amphibians; and small non-domestic mammals such as rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs, sugar gliders, hamsters and rats.
  • Diplomate, American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (Avian Practice)
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Ontario Veterinary College, Guelph, Ontario
Dr. Helmer’s home is filled with the kind of a menagerie of animals you might expect from an avian specialist: there is mixed breed dog Red, Shih Tzu Fergie, and cat Boots, plus a Derbyan parakeet named Big Bird and a yellow-naped Amazon parrot, Sonny, who is almost as old as Dr. Helmer is. His favorite pastimes include kayaking, fishing, growing orchids, cooking and enjoying fine wine.
Dr. Kelsey is a resident in our surgery service.
Kelsey Human
DVM, DACVS-SA
Surgery
Kelsey Human
DVM, DACVS-SA
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery-Small Animal
Surgery
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Dr. Kelsey Human knew from the start of her veterinary career that she wanted to be a surgeon and finds it particularly gratifying. She has a strong interest in orthopedic and soft tissue procedures, postoperative pain management and physical rehabilitation.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons-Small Animal
  • Residency, Small Animal Surgery, BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital, Tampa FL
  • Internship, Small Animal Surgery, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, New York City
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, New York City
  • Clinical Rotation, University of Minnesota, St. Paul
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, St Matthews University, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Dr. Human enjoys activities with her husband, especially training at the gym, rollerblading, watching documentaries and movies. Her relaxation time includes gardening and sewing. The family has two Bengal cats, Bonsai and Koi, and a wonderful tripod cat named Bento.
Dr. Curtis Kane is a doctor in our oncology service. He is holding a small tan dog.
Curtis Kane
DVM
Oncology
Curtis Kane
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Oncology
Servicing Locations
Dr. Curtis Kane enjoys all aspects of oncology.
  • Residency, Small Animal Internal Medicine, Auburn University, Auburn AL
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Angell Memorial Animal Hospital, Boston MA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville
Dr. Kane enjoys spending time with his family, which includes four dogs. He is also a soccer fanatic.
Dr. Kevin Kelley is a doctor in our emergency medicine service. He is cheek to cheek with a large, long-haired dog.
Kevin Kelley
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Kevin Kelley
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
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Prior to emergency medicine, Dr. Kevin Kelley worked in private practice and as a zoo veterinarian, completing externships in zoos in Australia and Chicago. He is particularly fond of emergency surgery and complex internal medicine cases.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, Manhattan
  • Bachelor of Science, Zoology, University of Florida, Gainesville
Dr. Kelley loves traveling with his three children to national parks, colonial Williamsburg, Disney and the beach. He enjoys swimming, reading, weight training and karate.
Dr. Michalina Kenig is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
Michelle Kenig
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Michelle Kenig
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Michelle Kenig is a dedicated clinician and is especially interested in surgery and emergency & critical care.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Specialty and Emergency Pet Hospital, Tampa FL
  • Clinical Rotation, Tufts University, North Grafton MA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Ross University, St. Kitts & Nevis, West Indies
Dr. Kenig likes the outdoors, especially hiking or going to the beach. Other favorite pastimes include cooking, exploring new cities and cheering on the Tampa Bay Lightning hockey team.
Dr. Kelly Kezer is board certified in veterinary oncology. She is sitting with a golden retriever.
Kelly Kezer
BVSc, DACVIM (Oncology)
Oncology
Kelly Kezer
BVSc, DACVIM (Oncology)
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Veterinary Oncology
Oncology
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Dr. Kelly Kezer’s clinical interests include lymphoma, osteosarcoma and histiocytic sarcoma, and she is excited about new treatment options, to include targeted and combination therapy and immunotherapy.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Oncology)
  • Residency, Medical Oncology, Tufts University, North Grafton MA
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Tampa FL
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand
  • Bachelor of Arts, Economics, Haverford College, PA
Dr. Kezer enjoys traveling, cooking and hiking with her dogs – a golden retriever named Charlie and Eddie, a Labrador.
Dr. Crystal King is a clinician in our emergency medicine service.
Crystal King
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Crystal King
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Crystal King has a special interest in cardiology, specifically arrythmias and inherited heart defects.
  • Internship, Small Animal Internal Medicine, BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital, Tampa, FL
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Tufts University, North Grafton, MA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, University of Findlay, OH
Dr. King enjoys exploring each new city she calls home with her two pups, Harley and Autumn.
Dr. Cristina King is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
Cristina King
DVM
Cristina King
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
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Dr. Cristina King is a small animal medicine & surgery intern. She is particularly interested in ophthalmology and how systemic diseases may manifest through the eye. She finds treatment and management of chronic ocular diseases, such as glaucoma and cataracts, the most gratifying to perform.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Licentiate of Arts, Advertising Design, Universidad Veritas, San José, Costa Rica
Dr. King enjoys outdoor activities with her husband and playing the piano. She has two cats, Orchid and Lily Pad, and many freshwater fish.
Dr. Melinda Larson is board certified in veterinary internal medicine. She is sitting next to a chocolate lab.
Melinda Larson
DVM, DACVIM
Internal Medicine
Melinda Larson
DVM, DACVIM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Veterinary Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Melinda Larson is especially interested in endocrine diseases, as well as abdominal ultrasonography and endoscopic procedures such as gastroduodenoscopy, cystoscopy and rhinoscopy.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Tampa FL
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Tampa FL
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
  • Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Dr. Larson enjoys running, reading or spending time with her Labrador retriever and two cats. She also enjoys traveling to Arkansas to visit her family.
Dr. Stephanie Lo is an intern in our ophthalmology service.
Stephanie Lo
DVM
Ophthalmology
Stephanie Lo
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Ophthalmology
Servicing Locations
Dr. Stephanie Lo is an intern in our ophthalmology service. She is most interested in corneal diseases, especially treating corneal ulcers with medical or surgical therapy.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Specialty and Emergency Pet Hospital, Tampa, FL
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Colorado State University, Fort Collins
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Sciences, University of Maryland, College Park
Dr. Lo enjoys visiting the beach, going to concerts, traveling, rock climbing, playing tennis, taking her dog to the park and cuddling her cat.
Dr. Alexandria LoPrinzi is a veterinarian in our emergency medicine training program for clinicians.
Alexandria LoPrinzi
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Alexandria LoPrinzi
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
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Dr. Alexandria LoPrinzi is part of our emergency medicine training program for clinicians. She finds trauma cases and autoimmune diseases, such as immune-mediated hemolytic anemia (IMHA) and diabetes presenting as diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), the most gratifying to treat.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
  • Bachelor of Arts, Biology, Asbury University, Wilmore, KY
Dr. LoPrinzi enjoys hiking, kayaking, playing sports, especially tennis, board games and watching movies. She is quite fond of her three family dogs, all of which are English setters.
Dr. Rachel Lucas is a clinician in our emergency medicine service.
Rachel Lucas
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Rachel Lucas
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
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Dr. Rachel Lucas is most interested in exotic and wildlife emergencies and gastrointestinal diseases.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital, Tampa, FL
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Bachelor of Science, Marine Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville
Dr. Lucas enjoys spending time with her husband and their foster-failure feline, Aslan, and serving their church and the Tampa Bay community.
Dr. Rachel Lucia is an emergency medicine veterinarian. She is holding a black cat.
Rachel Lucia
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Rachel Lucia
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
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Dr. Rachel Lucia loves building relationships with clients and considers them team players in the effort of determining the best outcome of their pets’ lives. She loves the wide variety of cases she manages as an emergency clinician.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Ocean State Veterinary Specialists, East Greenwich RI
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Bachelor of Science, Zoology, University of Florida, Gainesville
In her spare time, Dr. Rachel Lucia loves reading, kayaking, hiking, visiting the beach, playing board games, and spending time with family. She has two dogs and a cat, Kapu, who enjoys hogging the couch space, asking for food after he has already been fed, purring, bossing around the dogs, and playing with catnip.
Dr. Krista May is a veterinarian in Clearwater, FL
Krista May
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Krista May
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Krista May finds wound repair and management, cytology and treatment of cardiac diseases the most gratifying to perform. She prides herself on her compassion for her patients and empathy for their owners.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital, Sandy Springs, GA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, TN
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, Berry College, Mount Berry, GA
Dr. May enjoys reading, scuba diving, playing video games and spending time with her Labradors, Marley and Gracie.
Dr. Cathy Meeks is board certified in veterinary internal medicine.
Cathleen Meeks
MS, DVM, DACVIM
Internal Medicine
Cathleen Meeks
MS, DVM, DACVIM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Veterinary Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Cathleen Meeks loves being a diagnostician and considers working up cases, diagnosing chronic conditions and giving patients relief very rewarding. Her special interests include immune-mediated diseases and liver diseases.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Florida Veterinary Specialists, Tampa
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Florida Veterinary Specialists, Tampa
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Master of Science, Forensic Toxicology, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, University of Florida, Gainesville
Dr Meeks enjoys swimming, running and water activities. She has two rescue dogs, a Doberman named Lainey and a Jack Russell terrier named Scrappy.
Dr. Brianna Miniter is a doctor in our surgery service. She is kneeling with a dog by her side and holding a dog and cat.
Brianna Miniter
MVB, DACVS-SA
Surgery
Brianna Miniter
MVB, DACVS-SA
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery-Small Animal
Surgery
Servicing Locations
Fond of both orthopedic and soft tissue surgery, Dr. Brianna Miniter particularly enjoys minimally invasive procedures, like arthroscopy, procedures within a joint, and laparoscopy, procedures within the abdomen. Her research has involved computed tomography (CT) diagnosis of gastrointestinal obstructions in dogs and cats, and infections in dogs and cats from embedded Cuterebra, or fly larva.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons-Small Animal
  • Residency, Small Animal Surgery, Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center (BluePearl), Philadelphia PA
  • Internship, Surgery, Veterinary Specialty Hospital of San Diego, CA
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, 404 Veterinary Emergency and Referral Hospital, Ontario, Canada
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin, Ireland
  • Bachelor of Science, California State University, Fresno
An outdoor enthusiast, Dr. Miniter likes water sports, hiking, snowboarding, horseback riding and sporting events. Other interests include live music, cooking, traveling, and her pets.
Dr. Laison Nguyen is a resident in our ophthalmology service. He is kneeling next to a large tan and black dog.
Laison Nguyen
DVM
Ophthalmology
Laison Nguyen
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Resident
Ophthalmology
Servicing Locations
Dr. Laison Nguyen is a resident in our ophthalmology service.
  • Internship, Ophthalmology, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Tampa FL
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Tampa FL
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University, College Station
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Texas State University, San Marcos
A fan of the outdoors, Dr. Nguyen can often be found playing soccer or ultimate Frisbee. He has a German shepherd named Junior.
Dr. Thao Nguyen is a doctor in our emergency medicine service.
Thao Nguyen
MVB
Emergency Medicine
Thao Nguyen
MVB
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
An experienced clinician, Dr. Thao Nguyen finds emergency medicine especially gratifying. Her particular areas of interest are toxicology, wound care and treating trauma cases.
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin, Ireland
  • Bachelor of Science, Zoology, University of Florida, Gainesville
In her free time, Dr. Nguyen enjoys traveling, exploring the outdoors and rock climbing. She has two dogs: Rua (her "Irish souvenir" from living in Dublin) and Archie (a mutt who is half-amazing and half-terrific).
Dr. Nicholas Olson is a resident in our surgical service.
Nicholas Olson
DVM
Surgery
Nicholas Olson
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Resident
Surgery
Servicing Locations
Dr. Nicholas Olson is a resident in our surgical service. He is most interested in fracture repair, minimally invasive techniques, such as arthroscopy and laparoscopy, and cranial cruciate ligament disease.
  • Internship, Small Animal Surgery, BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital, Tampa, FL
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital, Tampa, FL
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Bachelor of Science, Sport Management, University of Florida, Gainesville
Dr. Olson enjoys camping and cheering on the Florida Gators with his wife and two children. Their furry family members include two cats, two dogs and a horse.
Dr. Medora Pashmakova is board certified in veterinary emergency and critical care medicine.
Medora Pashmakova
DVM, DACVECC
Critical Care
Medora Pashmakova
DVM, DACVECC
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
Critical Care
Servicing Locations
Experienced in all aspects of emergency and critical care medicine, Dr. Medora Pashmakova's particular interests include the emergent stabilization of shock and electrolyte disturbances; the critical care aspects of managing pets with sepsis, acute organ failure, endocrine disorders and environmental emergencies; and pediatrics, especially parvoviral enteritis. She also has advanced training in minimally invasive urinary interventions for pets with urethral and ureteral obstructions.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
  • Residency, Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Texas A&M University, College Station
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Texas A&M University, College Station
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing
  • Bachelor of Science, Environmental Biology, Columbia College, New York City
Dr. Pashmakova has volunteered as a criticalist for the Iditarod sled dog race in Alaska and is looking forward to more sled dog volunteer work in the future. She enjoys spending time outdoors and has two scruffy black dogs, Willard and Matilda.
Mallika Prabhakar
DVM
Internal Medicine
Mallika Prabhakar
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Resident
Internal Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Mallika Prabhakar is a resident with our internal medicine service. She particularly enjoys the management of gastrointestinal (GI) disease.
  • Internship, Small Animal Internal Medicine, BluePearl Specialty & Emergency Pet Hospital, Tampa FL
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Tampa FL
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, North Grafton MA
  • Bachelor of Science, Biomedical Sciences, University of New Hampshire, Durham
Dr. Prabhakar has a kitten named Chikki, who loves playing, cuddling and eating treats.
Dr. Alejandra Principe Martinez is an intern in our internal medicine service.
Alejandra Príncipe Martínez
DVM
Internal Medicine
Alejandra Príncipe Martínez
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Resident
Internal Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Alejandra Príncipe Martínez is a resident in our internal medicine service. She particularly enjoys treating gastrointestinal and endocrine disorders.
  • Internship, Small Animal Internal Medicine, BluePearl Specialty and Emergency Pet Hospital, Tampa FL
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Tampa FL
  • Clinical Rotation, Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Blacksburg VA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, St. George’s University, Grenada, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette IN
Dr. Príncipe Martínez considers the water her happy place, enjoying the beach, scuba diving and snorkeling. She also likes to hike and play video games. Carmelo is her island cat from Grenada.
Dr. Lindsey Ramirez is a small animal medicine and surgery intern. She has her arm around a brown dog.
Lindsey Ramirez
MS, DVM
Lindsey Ramirez
MS, DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Servicing Locations
Dr. Lindsey Ramirez is a small animal medicine & surgery intern. She has a passion for zoological medicine and scientific research, and she has contributed to the field of veterinary education by assisting in the development and construction of veterinary teaching models utilized at her university.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, TN
  • Master of Science, Marine Biology, Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi
  • Bachelor of Science, Agriculture, Texas State University, San Marcos
Dr. Ramirez enjoys outdoor jeep adventures, gardening, crafty DIY projects and spending time with her partner, their Weimaraner named Emmett and two cats, Moose and Ducky.
Dr. Alysha Reis is a clinician in our emergency medicine service.
Alysha Reis
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Alysha Reis
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Alysha Reis finds eye-related emergencies the most gratifying to treat and has a special interest in ophthalmology.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital, Tampa, FL
  • Clinical Rotation, Iowa State University, Ames
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Ross University, St. Kitts, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Dr. Reis lives with her two black cats, Panther and U-turn, and enjoys playing video games in her free time.
Dr. Simone Schechtmann is a resident in our ophthalmology service. She is holding a small black dog.
Simone Schechtmann
MVB
Ophthalmology
Simone Schechtmann
MVB
BluePearl Veterinarian
Resident
Ophthalmology
Servicing Locations
Dr. Simone Schechtmann is a resident in our ophthalmology service. She particularly enjoys treating diseases of the eyelids, cornea and sclera, which is the white part of the eye.
  • Internship, Ophthalmology, BluePearl Specialty & Emergency Pet Hospital, Tampa Bay FL
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Tampa Bay FL
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin, Ireland
  • Bachelor of Arts, International Studies, Boston College, MA
Dr. Schechtmann loves playing tennis, barre method classes, current events, watching films and going to music events. She has a dog named Jameson.
Dr. Brittany Sinclair is board certified in veterinary emergency and critical care medicine. She is holding a large black dog on her lap.
Brittany Sinclair
BVSc, DACVECC
Critical Care
Brittany Sinclair
BVSc, DACVECC
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
Critical Care
Servicing Locations
Dr. Brittany Sinclair's particular clinical interests include blood disorders, diabetic ketoacidosis, toxicities, trauma and postoperative management. Additionally, her research interests include blood-related topics, especially blood storage lesions, transfusion medicine and anemia in critical illness.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
  • Residency, Emergency & Critical Care, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Tampa FL
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Tampa FL
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Bachelor of Science, University of California, San Diego
Dr. Sinclair likes to spend time with her fluffy black kitty, hiking, swimming and exploring the warm Florida beaches.
Dr. Jessica Stine is board certified in veterinary ophthalmology.
Jessica Stine
DVM, DACVO
Ophthalmology
Jessica Stine
DVM, DACVO
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Veterinary Ophthalmology
Ophthalmology
Servicing Locations
Dr. Jessica Stine has a special interest in microsurgery of the eye including endolaser for glaucoma treatment. She is especially fond of blepharoplastic procedures to correct problems with the eyelid and vision sparing procedures, such as corneal grafting and cataract surgery. One of the most rewarding parts of her job is returning vision to a pet with cataracts.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists
  • Residency, Ophthalmology, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Tampa FL
  • Internship, Ophthalmology, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Tampa FL
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, Red Bank Veterinary Hospital, Red Bank NJ
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Bachelor of Science, Florida State University, Tallahassee
Dr. Stine happily volunteers her expertise with the Florida Aquarium, the SPCA Tampa Bay, The Narrows Raptor Center at George C. McGough Nature Park, and several other rescue organizations. She loves gardening, running, and paddle boarding with her husband. She has a one-eyed calico cat, Winks.
Dr. Steven Tutela is a doctor in our emergency medicine service.
Steven Tutela
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Steven Tutela
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Steven Tutela enjoys all aspects of emergency medicine.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Garden State Veterinary Specialists NJ
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Bachelor of Science, Rutgers University, New Brunswick NJ
Dr. Tutela enjoys lifting weights and the endless outdoor activities found in Florida, although he admits to missing family and friends back in New Jersey.
Dr. Clarence Williams is part of our emergency medicine training program.
Clarence Williams
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Clarence Williams
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Clarence Williams is part of our emergency medicine training program for clinicians.
  • Clinical Rotation, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, St. George’s University, Grenada, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, Veterinary Technology, Mercy College, NY
Dr. Maxwell practices veterinary medicine in Tampa, FL
Maxwell Yim
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Maxwell Yim
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Eager to work in a fast-paced emergency room environment, Dr. Maxwell Yim’s clinical interests include trauma and toxicity cases.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, Manhattan
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Dr. Yim enjoys hiking, reading, watching sci-fi movies, playing video games, and visiting breweries during his travels. He has a rescued chocolate Labrador retriever.