Our Editorial Contributors

DR CHAUVET'S NEW PHOTODr. Anne Chauvet is a diplomate in the ACVIM – specialty of ­Neurology and has been practicing Neurology and neurosurgery for the past 26 years. Her trade extends to soft tissue surgery, ­m­­inimally invasive procedures, emergency work and much more. She is an ­accomplished speaker who believes that an educated pet owner means a healthy pet. For more information about this article or its author, please contact us at theteam@criticalvetcare.com or visit www.criticalvetcare.com.



_KAM7014_A2Dr. David T. Smith has been a veterinarian in Florida for more than 20 years. His practice is the Sarasota Veterinary Center on Cattlemen Road, south of Bee Ridge Road, near Burlington Coat Factory. Dr. Smith is a past president of the Broward County Veterinary Medical Association, where he was medical director of two emergency and critical care centers, as well as several veterinary hospitals. He is currently the vice president of the Southwest Florida Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Smith can be reached at (941) 377-3031 for questions or inquiries or visit www.drdavedvm.com.


IMG_0256 - NEW PHOTO OF SHELLEYPictured at left, Shelley Thayer is the executive director of Cat Depot. Dedicated to saving lives, Cat Depot, a nonprofit 501(c)3 free-roaming facility, is recognized for its progressive design and commitment to helping homeless, abandoned and injured animals. Open seven days a week, Cat Depot is located at 2542 17th Street in Sarasota. For more information, call 941-366-2404, or visit Cat Depot online at www.CatDepot.org.



Dr KochDr. Koch specializes in the treatment of Boston Terriers, English Bulldogs, Greyhounds and Pugs. He is the owner of Animal Medical Clinic of Rosemary, located at 650 Central Avenue, #2, in Sarasota. In his practice, Dr. Koch integrates holistic and conventional medicine. To schedule an appointment, please call 941-955-0136.



Dr Reinhart PhotoDr. Michael Reinhart is the owner of Jacaranda Animal Hospital, located at 725 Shamrock Boulevard in Venice. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 941-497-1676, or visit www.JacarandaAnimalHospital.com.



IMAG0007Barbara Bounds is the co-owner of Belspur Oaks Pet Crematory. For 24 years, Belspur Oaks Pet Crematory has been serving the veterinary and animal community on Florida’s Gulf Coast by providing dignified after-care services that include pet cremations, grief resources and personalized pet products. Belspur Oaks Pet Crematory is moving to a new, larger facility in late winter or early spring. The new building is located at 2122 Whitfield Park Avenue in Sarasota. For more information, please call 941-751-5044, or visit www.belspuroaks.com.


KaiHKCOZ300_copyHera and COZ teach agility at West Coast Veterinary Center, located at 7910 SR 72 (Clark Road) in Sarasota. For information about OceanWolf Agility or to schedule private classes or group training, please visit www.OceanWolfAgility.com, or call 941-321-9672.

040Dr. Leigh Samanowitz  is the new owner at University Animal Clinic. The AAHA-Accredited veterinary clinic is located at 8239 Cooper Creek Boulevard in University Park. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 941-355-7707, or visit the clinic online at www.theuniversityanimalclinic.com. Pictured at left, Dr. “S” and her dog, Chloe.




DrG&BearBear Creek Veterinary Alternatives is a holistic specialty practice located at 7509 South Tamiami Trail in Sarasota. Jaime Gonzalez, DVM, CVA, is co-owner of the practice and is a holistic care expert. His approach to veterinary care combines 22 years of conventional, emergency medicine and alternative modalities. For more information about Bear Creek Veterinary Alternatives or to schedule an appointment, please call 941-312-6825 or visit the practice online at www.bearcreeksarasota.com.




Anne Luther, DVM, MS, BA, CVA, is the owner of Sarasota Animal Medical Center, located at 3646 Birky Street in Sarasota. In addition to office appointments, Sarasota Animal Medical Center also offers veterinary house call services. To schedule an appointment, call 941-954-4771. For more information, visit www.sarasotaanimalmedical.com.




Lisa_BurnsLisa Burns is co-owner of Backyard Getaway, a family owned and operated pond service and retail pond and water garden supply business, offering professional and personalized water garden & pond design, installation & pond maintenance services. Open by appointment only, Backyard Getaway is located at 2807 S. Duette Road in Myakka City. For more information or an appointment, call 941-752-POND (7663), or visit www.backyardgetaway.net.


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Suncoast Pet is especially delighted to have Susan Marie and Francesca as regular contributors to our publication! Susan Marie is the weekly host of a Saturday morning radio show, appropriately called “The Doggy Diva Show,” at 9:00 a.m. on WTMY 1280 AM. If you haven’t tuned it, you don’t know what you’re missing! Find out more about what Francesca is up to by visiting www.thedoggydiva.com.


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