Our Veterinarians

Carlos Aragon
DVM, DACVS-SA
Surgery
Carlos Aragon
DVM, DACVS-SA
Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery-Small Animal
Surgery
Servicing Locations
Dr. Carlos Aragon’s research interests and publications include cranial cruciate ligament, (CrCL - known in human medicine as ACL) surgery, to include TPLO and TTA, wound management, cancer surgery and arthritis management. He also has special expertise in fracture treatment, head and neck procedures, and abdominal, minimally invasive and thoracic surgery.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons-Small Animal
  • Residency, Small Animal Surgery, MedVet Medical & Cancer Center for Pets, Columbus OH
  • Internship, Small Animal Surgery, Affiliated Veterinary Specialist, Orange Park and Jacksonville FL
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, University of Georgia, Athens
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Colorado State University, Fort Collins
Dr. Aragon’s favorite pastimes are traveling, exercising, golf and music. His pets include cat Kirby, Doberman pinscher Munson and French bulldog Colby.
Andrew Boggs
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Andrew Boggs
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Always fascinated with animals and medicine, Dr. Andrew Boggs worked as a kennel assistant, large animal technician and small animal technician before going to veterinary school. His first job as a clinician was in a busy, nonprofit animal hospital, where he gained experience in small animal medicine and surgery. He’s worked as an emergency clinician for a number of years and finds diabetic ketoacidosis and gastric dilatation volvulus, or a twisted stomach, particularly rewarding to treat.
  • Clinical Rotation, The Ohio State University, Columbus
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Ross University, St. Kitts & Nevis, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Marshall University, Huntington WV
Away from the hospital, Dr. Boggs volunteers his time with a number of charities. He enjoys traveling, SCUBA diving, playing drums and staying active with his two dogs, lab mix Jax, and Doberman Brinley. In addition to the dogs, the family has a number of other pets: a Maine coon mix named Ottley, Bengal named Rawlins, tabby named Saba, and a parapalegic rabbit, Timothy. All the family animals are rescues.
Andrew Hopkins
BVSc, MRCVS, MVM, DACVIM (Neurology), DECVIM (Neurology)
Neurology
Andrew Hopkins
BVSc, MRCVS, MVM, DACVIM (Neurology), DECVIM (Neurology)
Board Certified in Veterinary Neurology
Neurology
Servicing Locations
Dr. Andrew Hopkins grew up watching his father practice veterinary medicine. He has been a clinical instructor of veterinary neurology at North Carolina State University and the University of Florida as a clinical assistant professor and is a prolific writer and presenter on veterinary neurology. He is interested in electrodiagnostic testing and surgeries, particularly those patients with atlanto-axial subluxation, using operating microscopes.
  • Diplomate, European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Neurology)
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Neurology)
  • Master of Veterinary Medicine, Neurology, Glasgow University, UK
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science, Liverpool University, UK
Dr. Hopkins enjoys scuba diving, underwater photography, and home construction projects, especially stone and wood work.
Anne Jones
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Anne Jones
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Jeffrey Laifer
DVM
Neurology
Jeffrey Laifer
DVM
Neurology
Servicing Locations
Dr. Jeffrey Laifer is an intern in our neurology service. His particular interests include seizures, movement disorders and peripheral neuropathies.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, VCA Shoreline, Shelton Ct
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, Manhattan
  • Bachelor of Arts, Economics, New York University, New York City
Dr. Laifer loves playing soccer, watching the English Premier League, biking, enjoying the great outdoors and spending time with his dog.
Douglas McKee
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Douglas McKee
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Douglas McKee was an owner and senior veterinarian of a companion animal practice for almost 20 years before becoming an emergency clinician. He loves all emergent cases, but particularly enjoys treating internal medicine cases like diabetic ketoacidosis, auto-immune disorders and pancreatitis, as well as abdominal surgery, toxicities and venomous exposures.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University, AL
  • Bachelor of Science, Industrial Operations Management, Auburn University, AL
With family ties to Italy, Dr. McKee enjoys traveling there, and other places as well. He also likes exercise, college football and spending time with his family, a son and daughter. The family dog is Boston terrier Aubie.
John Meeks
DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)
Neurology
John Meeks
DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)
Board Certified in Veterinary Neurology
Neurology
Servicing Locations
Dr. John Meeks has been a neurologist for over twenty years. He was a clinical instructor for three years at North Carolina State University. Prior to practicing in Orange Park, he worked at large specialty practices in Houston, TX and Tampa, FL, at Florida Veterinary Specialists, which became the first BluePearl hospital.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Neurology)
  • Residency, Veterinary Neurology, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Mississippi State University, Starkville
Dr. Meeks describes his hobbies in one word: GOLF.
Bridget Morton
DVM, MS
Surgery
Bridget Morton
DVM, MS
Surgery
Servicing Locations
Dr. Bridget Morton is skilled in wound management, surgical oncology, fracture repair, general soft tissue surgery as well as orthopedic and neurologic surgery. Additionally, she particularly enjoys minimally invasive surgical techniques, such as laparoscopy and arthroscopy, to aid in patient comfort and accelerate the recovery process.
  • Residency, Small Animal Surgery, University of Illinois, Urbana
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, The Ohio State University, Columbus
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Western University, Pomona CA
  • Master of Science, Biosecurity, St Louis University, MO
  • Bachelor of Science, Microbiology, Colorado State University, Ft Collins
Horseback riding has always been a part of Dr. Morton’s life. She also enjoys skiing and snowshoeing when the weather permits, which is not very often in Florida. Dylan is her cat.
Robert Rushing
DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)
Neurology
Robert Rushing
DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)
Board Certified in Veterinary Neurology
Neurology
Servicing Locations
Dr. Robert Rushing has a particular interest in surgical intervention for intracranial and spinal disorders and looks forward to advances in stereotactic surgical procedures, which allow a surgeon to better determine the location of a lesion through image guidance.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Neurology)
  • Residency, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Center for Veterinary Specialty Care, Carrollton TX
  • Internship, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Center for Veterinary Specialty Care, Carrollton TX
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Texas A&M University, College Station
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb
  • Bachelor of Science, Environmental Biology, University of North Alabama, Florence
Dr. Rushing enjoys outdoor activities, Taekwondo, fishing, football and time with his wife and two children. The family has a French bulldog named Dobby and two Guinea pigs, Oreo and Paprika.
Sharon Tenenbaum
DVM, DACVAA
Anesthesiology & Pain Management
Sharon Tenenbaum
DVM, DACVAA
Board Certified in Veterinary Anesthesia & Analgesia
Anesthesiology & Pain Management
Servicing Locations
Dr. Sharon Tenenbaum’s professional interests focus on acute and chronic pain management. She has also done research focused on using minimally invasive techniques to measure cardiac output in canine patients. Procedures Dr. Tenenbaum finds particularly rewarding include exploratory laparotomies (liver lobectomy, pheochromocytoma, septic patients), thoracotomies, and other procedures in which the patient has underlying cardiac or endocrine disease.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Anesthesia & Analgesia
  • Residency, Veterinary Anesthesiology & Pain Management, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, VCA San Francisco Veterinary Specialists, CA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Bachelor of Science, Biological Sciences, Florida State University, Tallahassee
Dr. Tenenbaum enjoys hiking and kayaking. Other favorite pastimes include cooking, music and interior design. After moving around her entire childhood, living in three different countries, it’s no surprise that she also enjoys traveling. She and her husband have two dogs: Sierra is a shepherd mix, and Chewie is a poodle/terrier mix.