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President: Terri Rosado, DVM, CVA, CCRT
Treasurer: Norma Haupt, DVM, Treasurer
Secretary: Iva Pokorny, DVM, Secretary
At-Large: Brooke Burkhalter, DVM, At-Large
At-Large: Mark Gendzier, DVM, At-Large
Brooke Burkhalter, DVM
Dr. Burkhalter graduated from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. After graduation, her family moved to St. Augustine, and has been very happy ever since.
Dr. Burkhalter worked as an associate veterinarian at St. John’s Veterinary Hospital for 14 years. She enjoys internal medicine challenges and other aspects of veterinary medicine, but her main passion is
soft tissue surgery. Dr. Burkhalter has advanced training in abdominal ultrasound, endoscopy, and CO2 laser surgery. Currently, Dr. Burkhalter is the lead veterinarian at The Sea Turtle Hospital @ UF Whitney Lab.
She treats sick and injured sea turtles for release back into the wild. Their primary emphasis is rehabilitation of juvenile green sea turtles affected by Fibropapillomatosis. In addition to veterinary care,
The Sea Turtle Hospital is focused on research to better understand the pathogenesis of and explore new treatment options for Fibropapilloma tumors. Dr. Burkhalter is also working as a relief veterinarian at Flagler
Integrative Veterinary Center, performing surgeries and other services. Dr. Burkhalter is married with a young daughter that shares her passion and excitement for animals. Their home is filled with many loving furry friends,
including, but never limited to, 2 dogs, a cat, several gerbils and hamsters, and a turtle. In her free time, she enjoys running, SUPing, kayaking, fishing, all things pirate, and being a softball and dance mom.
Stephanie Crabb, DVM
Dr. Crabb has been in private practice at Jackson Veterinary Practice since 2001. She has a special interest in Internal Medicine and Oncology. She studied acupuncture and eastern medicine in Beijing , China as part of her
veterinary college curriculum. She and her husband Rob are proud parents of their young daughter Hayden. When she is not caring for her patients she enjoys spending time readingand bike riding but most of all with her family.
Dr. Crabb received her doctorate in veterinary medicine from Iowa State University in 2001.
Kathleen Deckard, DVM
Dr. Kathleen Deckard is a native of Jacksonville, FL and graduated from UF with her DVM degree in 1999. She worked as an associate veterinarian in St. Augustine for 16 years then started her own practice,
Pets R Family Veterinary Hospital in 2015. She has been an owner of SARVEC since it was established and has served on the board for several years.
Dr. Deckard is married with 2 children and has two shih-tzus, a golden retriever, 3 cats, a rabbit and a horse. She enjoys kayaking, scuba diving, cooking/baking, and fishing with her family when she is not working.
Mark Gendzier, DVM
Dr. Gendzier is currently practicing at St. John's Veterinary Hospital, and is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. He draws on his many years of experience in small animal practice
to act as Hospital Director of SJVC. As a senior surgeon and clinician, Dr. Gendzier directs the hospitals talented team of veterinarians. He has a special interest in the field of cancer medicine and innovative cancer therapy.
Empathy and kindness are the hallmarks of care through which Dr. Gendzier believes we can see pets live happy lives with this difficult disease.
Norma Haupt, DVM
Dr. Haupt has a BA in psychology from Hofstra University, a MA in counseling in from Seton Hall University and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from University of Florida. She has worked with the canine Police
dog program in North Carolina. She has attended the complete course in Canine Rehabilitation at the Rehabilitation Institue in Loxahatchee, Florida. She opened her office 3 years ago after doing an exclusive house call practice for
13 Years in St. Augustine. She does rehabilitation work as well as practices traditional medicine.
Sheila Lopez, DVM
Dr. Lopez graduated from the University of Florida Veterinary School in 2004, and works for Matanzas River Animal Hospital. Sheila enjoys all areas of medicine and surgery, especially dermatology and soft
tissue surgery. This St. Augustine native lives with her husband, beautiful children, horse and kitties.
G. Brad Mackenzie, DVM
Dr. Mackenzie is a Jacksonville native. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. After graduating from UFCVM, Dr. Mackenzie traveled to Columbus, Ohio
for a one year rotating internship. He then returned to Jacksonville to start his surgical training with Affiliated Veterinary Specialists for a one year surgical internship. He finished his surgical training in Columbus after
finishing a three year surgical residency. Dr. Mackenzie joined Affiliated Veterinary Specialists, Orange Park in January 2009.
Anna Maxwell, DVM, Treasurer
Dr. Maxwell was born in Wiesbaden, Germany and grew up traveling all over the world as military families do. She graduated from the Columbus State University with a B.S. in Biology and moved to Gainesville to work
as a biological scientist at the University of Florida. She spent three years doing liver research under the direction of Dr. Meyer. In 1993 she received her D.V.M. degree from the University of Florida. There she was awarded the
Wilson Scholarship in 1991 and the Summer Research Training Award in 1990. During her senior year she attended the University of Washington, studying Laboratory Animal Medicine. Prior to coming to Ark Animal Hospital, she practiced
small animal medicine in her hometown of Gainesville. Although she enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, she has a special interest in soft tissue and orthopedic surgery, as well as reptilian medicine.
Hugh McClelland, DVM
Dr. McClelland joined SARVEC in May 2014 as a full time emergency veterinarian. A resident of St. Johns County since elementary school, he survived the December blizzard of 1989 and remembers when the Jaguars
were actually pretty good. He graduated from Nease High School in 1997 and received his veterinary degree with honors from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 2010. After a rigorous yearlong internship in
South Florida and three years as an emergency vet in Gainesville, he is happy to finally be back in “The 904” with his wife Terri, daughter Picchu, son Hamilton and their two cats, Cedar and Zambrano.
Thomas McNicholas, Jr., DVM
Dr. McNicholas began his veterinary career 23 years ago as a general practitioner in St. Augustine, FL. In 1998, he was awarded an internship in Texas followed by a three-year residency at Purdue University.
Prior to moving back to the First Coast, Dr. McNicholas was a staff surgeon at Palm Beach Veterinary Specialists for two years. Dr. McNicholas was the former owner Affiliated Veterinary Specialists and recently established First
Coast Veterinary Specialists in Jacksonville Beach, FL. He is married with two daughters, 3 big dogs and a rabbit.
Iva Pokorny, DVM
Dr. Pokorny relocated her 2 dogs (George and Fred), cat (Garlic), and 2 turtles
(Parsley and Cilantro) to beautiful St. Augustine from New York City for the beach life and to be closer to her newly retired parents. Born in the Czech Republic, she emigrated with her parents to the Bronx at age 8,
where she attended high school and eventually went to New York University to study Biochemistry. She was on the track toward medical school, even working at a gynecology/obstetrics practice for 6 years, but decided her
love of animals needed to be a part of her career. Her biggest influence, mom, was a zookeeper at the Bronx Zoo for the past 20 years. The house was always full of animals and she spent most of her time exploring outdoors,
which created a natural love of all creatures. Dr. Pokorny graduated Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in 2009, after which she travelled Europe for 2 months before taking a position at a small animal clinic in
Queens, NY. While working at this extremely high volume fast paced clinic, she lived in Brooklyn, NY in a small shoebox apartment with a great view. Although exciting, the city environment became overwhelming, and she
yearned for the peaceful sunny beaches of St. Augustine, a city she once fell in love with during a road trip south. Dr. Pokorny enjoys traveling, exploring, hiking, recently long walks on the beach with her dogs, national
geographic magazines, and painting.
Terri Rosado, DVM, CVA, CCRT
Dr. Rosado graduated from the University of California at Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 2005 and then completed a 1-year internship at UF's Small Animal Clinic in emergency medicine, internal medicine, and surgery, followed
by certification in veterinary acupuncture. She worked as a full-time associate at a veterinary hospital in Palm Coast for over 3 years before accepting the position of Managing Veterinarian at SARVEC in 2010. She worked at SARVEC
until 2012 when she opened Flagler Integrative Veterinary Cneter to continue her passion in preventive medicine, holistic healthcare, and rehabilitative medicine. Dr. Rosado holds membership in the AVMA, AHVMA, AARV, and IVPAM and
teaches acupuncture labs at the Chi Institute in Reddick, FL. She enjoys the beautiful beaches of Florida, as well as providing a warm lap to her 2 cats, Connie and Charlotte, and playing with her 2 pups, Lily and Leisl.
Gary Shelton, DVM
Dr. Shelton graduated 1985 UF College of Veterinary Medicine, and began practicing large and small animal medicine in Putnam County. He currently owns four hospitals in Putnam, St Johns, and Flagler
Counties -- Shelton Veterinary Clinics. Dr. Shelton lives on a farm in Elkton with his horses and dogs, where he enjoya trail riding horses and bike riding. He also has a special interest in equine medicine and surgery and small
Perry Smith, DVM
Dr. Smith practices veterinary medicine at Animal Health Center of East Palatka. He is a graduate of College of Veterinary Medicine at Mississippi State University. He has a special interest in internal medicine
and surgery. He and his wife, Jill, are the parents of two boys. Dr. Smith enjoys caring for his cows and horses and is a sports enthusiast.
Lanelle Wall, DVM
Dr. Wall was born in Blacksburg, VA., and grew up in Columbia, MS. She graduated with a B.S. from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1984, and continued her education at, and graduated from, Mississippi State University
Veterinary College in 1988. Since 1988, she has been at the Animal Medical Clinic in Palatka, FL, where she is now the sole owner and practitioner. Dr. Wall is married to Wayne R. Annis, Sr., a General Contractor in Palatka.
They have 3 children and 7 grandchildren. Her hobby is her grandchildren. She is a board member of the Rodheaver Boy's Ranch and support the PC animal control, SAFE Pet rescue, and the humane society.
Jeanine Wihbey, DVM
Dr. Wihbey practices at St. John's Veterinary Hospital, Dr. Wihbey attended the University of Florida graduating with a Bachelors in Animal Science, a Masters in Animal Nutrition, and finally a
Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 2000. Her veterinary interests include preventative care, obesity management, and nutrition. She also has special interests in liver disease and diabetes management. She is happily married with
three lovely daughters. Her family also includes dogs (a Labrador, a Chow mix, and a mixed breed she brought back from the Bahamas) and 1 cat. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, scuba diving, and seeing all the sites around
St. Augustine with her daughters.