David Hoch, DVM
Senior Clinician, Emergency Medicine
On The Job
Dr. David Hoch told everyone he met from the age of five onwards that he was going to be a veterinarian when he grew up. He likes the variety of medicine he sees in an emergency service and loves the challenge of diagnosing patients who can’t describe their symptoms. His special interests include transfusion medicine; metabolic disorders like diabetic ketoacidosis, pancreatitis, disseminated intravascular coagulation and systemic inflammatory response syndrome DIC/SIRS; and surgery involving foreign bodies, splenectomies, gastric dilatation volvulus GDV, and C-sections.
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville
Bachelor of Science, Biology, Eckerd College, St Petersburg FL
After a long ER shift, Dr. Hoch heads home to chase his two children that “put the Energizer bunny to shame.” He and his family share their house with a variety of pets: Paxton, the dachshund who is routinely outsmarted by frogs and anoles in the yard; Lola, the Chihuahua who doubles as a door bell and alarm system; a Pacman frog; two pythons; and three African cichlid fish tanks. An avid golfer, Dr. Hoch hopes to one day finish 18 holes using only one golf ball.