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Our Veterinarians

Dr. Carlos Aragon is board certified in small animal veterinary surgery.
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.
Dr. Andrew Boggs is an emergency medicine veterinarian.
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 paraplegic rabbit, Timothy. All the family animals are rescues.
Dr. Andrew Hopkins is a board certified veterinary neurologist.
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.
Dr. Douglas McKee is an emergency medicine veterinarian.
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.
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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.
Dr. Bridget Morton is a doctor in our surgery service.
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.
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Kari Obermeyer
DVM, MBA
Emergency Medicine
Kari Obermeyer
DVM, MBA
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Kari Obermeyer has over 15 years of experience as an emergency clinician in 24-hour hospitals. Her special interests include trauma cases, wound repair and management, emergency surgery and feline urethral obstruction.
  • Master of Business Administration, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Gulpeth, Canada
Dr. Obermeyer has two dogs and five cats. Her hobbies include long distance cycling and the Ironman triathlon.
Dr. Robert Rushing is a board certified veterinary neurologist.
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.
Dr. Riley Shugg is an emergency medicine veterinarian. She is holding a black dog.
Riley Shugg
MS, DVM
Emergency Medicine
Riley Shugg
MS, DVM
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Riley Shugg is especially interested in microbiology and infectious diseases. She also enjoys toxicology, ophthalmology and wound management.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Master of Science, Microbiology, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, Auburn University, AL
Dr. Shugg enjoys traveling, reading, adventure sports and visiting local breweries and coffee shops. She has one dog, Karoo, and two cats, D’artagnan and Frodo.
Dr. Sharon Tenenbaum is board certified in veterinary anesthesiology and pain management.
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.
Dr. Pamela Vega-Perez is an emergency medicine veterinarian.
Pamela Vega Pérez
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Pamela Vega Pérez
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Pamela Vega Pérez enjoys all aspects of emergency medicine, especially wound care and emergency surgeries.
  • Internship, Small Animal Surgery, Carolina Veterinary Specialists, Greensboro NC
  • Internship, Small Animal Surgery, Las Vegas Veterinary Specialty Center, NV
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, VCA Veterinary Specialists of Northern Colorado, Loveland
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Tuskegee University, AL
  • Bachelor of Science, Veterinary Technology, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan
A native Puerto Rican, Dr. Vega Pérez enjoys outdoor activities like going to the beach, hiking and running. She likes staying fit with yoga and kickboxing.