About Our Expert, Compassionate Staff
The ASH team ranks among the most skilled and experienced in the area. ASH currently has fifteen doctors, including ten more than 11 clinicians on its staff, including board-certified specialists in the areas of cardiology, critical care and emergency medicine, dermatology, internal medicine, ophthalmology, physical rehabilitation and surgery – including orthopedic, sports medicine, oncologic and soft tissue. The specialists, ER doctors and support staff strive to provide the best comprehensive veterinary services and care for your pet.
Ashley L. Ayoob
DVM, DACVECC, DACVIM (INTERNAL MEDICINE)
- DVM: University of Georgia, 2004
- Internship: The Ohio State University, 2004-2005
- Internal Medicine Residency: The Animal Medical Center, 2005-2007
- Emergency and Critical Care Residency: AMC, 2006-2009
- ACVIM (Internal Medicine) Board Certification: 2009
- ACVECC Board Certification: 2009
Following her residency training at The Animal Medical Center in New York, Dr. Ayoob held a staff position at AMC in the critical care department, one of the busiest veterinary emergency hospitals in the world. With board certifications in small animal internal medicine, emergency, and critical care she is eager to provide both acute and chronic medical care to the pets and owners of Southwest Florida. Dr. Ayoob’s professional interests in particular include infectious disease, shock, and disorders of coagulation with internationally published scientific articles. She serves a reviewer for multiple veterinary and human medical journals including the Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care, the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, and the Journal Emergencies, Trauma, and Shock. In addition to this, Dr. Ayoob also serves on the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care’s Emergency Clinic Standards Committee. Ashley grew up outside of Atlanta, GA, and is excited to leave the hustle and bustle of NYC and now call Naples home.
Publications – Peer Reviewed:
- Ayoob A, Prittie J, Hackner SG. Lactate clearance as a prognostic indicator for survival in canine and feline shock – A prospective study. Manuscript prep in progress.
- Ayoob A, Hackner SG, Prittie J. Feline Babesiosis. Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. Volume 20 Issue 1, Pages 90 – 97.
- Ayoob A, Hackner SG, Prittie J. Clinical Management of Canine Babesiosis. Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. Volume 20 Issue 1, Pages 77 – 89.
- Ayoob A, LeRoy B, Latimer K, Johnson M: D-dimers as a diagnostic tool for disseminated intravascular coagulation in dogs. On-line publication - www.vet.uga.edu/vpp/clerk/ayoob.
- Ayoob A, Silverstein D, Greene C: Laboratory Testing for Infectious Diseases of Dogs and Cats. Infectious Diseases of the Dog and Cat. Ed. Craig Greene. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Company, 2005.
- Ayoob A: Expression of Proliferating Cell Nuclear Antigen (PCNA) in Adrenal Glands from Domestic Ferrets (Mustela putorius furo) with Spontaneous Adrenocortical Hyperplasia and Neoplasia. Honors Thesis – April 2000./li>
- Ayoob A, Adams L, Campagnoli R, Latimer K: Expression of Proliferating Cell Nuclear Antigen (PCNA) in Adrenal Glands from Domestic Ferrets (Mustela putorius furo) with Spontaneous Adrenocortical Hyperplasia and Neoplasia. Proceedings of the 2nd International Virtual Conference in Veterinary Medicine: Diseases of Exotic Animals and Wildlife. November- December 1999.
- Adams L, Ayoob A, Greenacre C, Campagnoli R, Latimer K: Estradiol Immunoreactivity and Plasma Estradiol Concentrations in Domestic Ferrets (Mustela putorius furo) with Adrenal Gland Hyperplasia and Neoplasia. Proceedings of the 2nd International Virtual Conference in Veterinary Medicine: Diseases of Exotic Animals and Wildlife. November- December 1999.
Veterinary Services Provided: Internal Medicine & Critical Care
- Flexible and Rigid Endoscopy
- Nutritional Evaluation and Consultation
- Urogenital Disorders
- Hematologic Disorders
- Transfusion Medicine
- Immune-mediated Disorders
- Infectious Disease
- State of the Art Continuous Monitoring
- Fluid Therapy
- Advanced Life Support
- Long-term Mechanical Ventilation
- Transfusion Medicine
- Parenteral Nutrition
- Surgical Support
- Advanced Pain Management and Relief
Marc E. Havig
DVM, DACVS, CCRP
- DVM: University of Georgia, 2000
- Internship: University of TN, 2000-2001
- Surgical Internship: Dallas Veterinary Surgical Center, 2001-2002
- Surgical Residency: UGA, 2002-2005
- ACVS Board Certification, 2006
- Certified in Canine Rehabilitation (CCRP): University of TN, 2010
Dr. Marc Havig is a Florida native who grew up in Naples after his family moved here in 1974. Since completing his Surgery Residency in 2005 Dr. Havig has held positions as a clinical instructor in orthopedics at the University of Georgia and as Chief of Surgery at The Animal Medical Center in NYC, one of the largest and busiest veterinary hospitals in the world. Dr. Havig is Board Certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) and has earned a certificate in Canine Physical Rehabilitation. Dr. Havig serves as a reviewer for The Journal of Veterinary Surgery and in the past has served on the ACVS resident credentialing committee and an invited participant on Pfizer’s Osteoarthritis and Orthopedic Review Board. Interests include minimally invasive surgery and maximal return to function through integration of rehabilitation and sports medicine principles into veterinary patients. In NY, Dr. Havig worked with several working dog groups including NYPD, NY/NJ Port Authority and Puppies Behind Bars.
- Pavia PR, Havig ME, Donovan TA, Craft D. Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor in the urinary bladder of a cat. Journal of Small Animal Practice. 2012 April: 53(4):245-8.
- Buote N, Havig ME. The use of Vacuum-assisted Closure in the management of Septic Peritonitis in 6 dogs. Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association. 2012 May-June; 48(3):164-71.
- Ratterree WO, Glassman MM, Driskell EA, Havig ME. Craniomandibular Osteopathy with a Unique Neurological Manifestation in a Young Akita. Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association 2010; 47 (1).
- Havig ME, Dyce J, Kowaleski MP, Reynolds LR, Budsberg SC. Relationship of tibial plateau slope to limb function in dogs treated with a lateral suture technique for stabilization of cranial cruciate ligament deficient stifles. Veterinary Surgery, 2007; 36: 245-251.
- Havig ME, Cornell KK, Hawthorne JC, McDonnell JJ, Selcer BA. Nonsurgical treatment of atlantoaxial subluxation in dogs: 19 cases (1992- 2001). Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 2005; 227: 257-262.
- Havig M, Tobias KM. Outcome of ameroid constrictor occlusion of single congenital extrahepatic portosystemic shunts in cats: 12 cases (1993-2000). Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 2002; 220: 337-341.
DVM, DACVD (Dermatology)
- DVM: University Of Florida College Of Veterinary Medicine, 2003
- Internship: Animal Medical Center in New York City, 2004
- Dermatology residency: University of California at Davis, 2005-2009
- Board certification DACVD (Dermatology): 2009
Dr. Restrepo, a board-certified dermatologist, is available for appointments Tuesdays-Fridays.
She graduated from University Of Florida College Of Veterinary Medicine in 2003 and subsequently completed a one-year internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Animal Medical Center in New York. She then practiced small animal medicine and surgery in Miami, Florida where she gained further experience in dermatologic conditions and utilized her fluent Spanish language skills. This led to her acceptance of a dermatology residency position at the University of California at Davis, in 2005. During the residency program, Dr. Restrepo received the American College of Veterinary Dermatology Resident Research Award for her clinical research which she also presented in Germany and Italy. In 2009, Dr. Restrepo reached the culmination of her extensive training and became a board-certified Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology. Since then, Dr. Restrepo continued to work in California, Florida, and Australia.
She enjoys lecturing to national and international audiences regarding the field of veterinary dermatology and is a member of the organizing committee for the American College of Veterinary Dermatology. Listed below are a few publications Dr. Restrepo has authored.
J Am Anim Hosp Assoc. 2010 Sep-Oct;46(5):301-11.
Evaluation of the clinical efficacy of pradofloxacin tablets for the treatment of canine pyoderma.
Restrepo C, Ihrke PJ, White SD, Spiegel IB, Affolter VK
- DVM: University of Georgia, 2000
- Internship: University of TN, 2000-2001
- Surgical Internship: Dallas Veterinary Surgical Center, 2001-2002
- Surgical Residency: Univ. of Wisconsin in Madison, 2002-2005
- ACVS Board Certification: 2006
- Associate Professor: University of GA Veterinary Teaching Hospital
- Adjunct Associate: Animal Specialty Hospital of FL
Dr. Schmiedt graduated from the University of Georgia, College of Veterinary Medicine in 2000. Following graduation Dr. Schmiedt completed a rotating internship at the University of Tennessee and a surgical internship at the Dallas Veterinary Surgical Center. Dr. Schmiedt completed a surgery residency at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Following his residency, Dr. Schmiedt was an Instructor at the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Wisconsin and is now a Faculty member at the University of Georgia, College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Schmiedt’s areas of clinical interest include all areas of soft tissue surgery, especially urogenital surgery, oncologic surgery, and minimally invasive laparoscopic and thoracoscopic surgery. Dr. Schmiedt has authored or coauthored more than 80 research abstracts, manuscripts, or book chapters and is one of a few veterinary surgeons in the world performing renal transplantation. Dr. Schmiedt travels to ASH monthly to perform urogenital, thoracic, abdominal, and oncologic surgery.
Journal Articles: (Peer reviewed)
- Schmiedt CW, Nelson SA, Brainard BM, Brown CA, Vandenplas M, Hurley DJ. Bilateral renal ischemia as a model of acute kidney injury in cats. Res Vet Sci, accepted for publication.
- Grimes JA, Schmiedt CW, Milovancev M, Radlinsky MA, Cornell KK. Use of a serosal patch in dogs with preoperative septic peritonitis to prevent postoperative septic peritonitis and reduce mortality. J Am Anim Hosp Assoc, accepted for publication.
- Benitez ME, Schmiedt CW, Radlinsky MA, Cornell KC. Occurrence of gastric dilatation and volvulus following incisional gastropexy in dogs. Submitted to J Amer Anim Hosp Assoc, accepted for publication.
- Cioffi K, Schmiedt CW, Cornell KK, Radlinsky MA Vacuum-assisted peritoneal drainage for the treatment of septic peritonitis. J Vet Emerg Crit Care, accepted for publication.
- Sawyer ES, Northrup NC, Schmiedt CW, Culp WE, Rassnick KM, Garrett LD, Selting KA, Saba CF, Howerth EW. Outcome of 19 Dogs with Parathyroid Carcinoma after Surgical Excision. J Veterinary and Comparative Oncology, accepted for publication.
- Schmiedt CW, Straton-Phelps M, Torres BT, Bell DR, Zimmerman SM, Uhl EW, Cornell KK. Successful treatment of Intestinal Pythiosis in a dog with a combination of marginal excision, chemotherapy and immunotherapy, J Am Vet Med Assoc, accepted for publication.
- Saba CF, Schmiedt CW, Freeman KG, Edwards GL. Survey of dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase activity based on uracil: dihydrouracil ratios in cats. J Veterinary and Comparative Oncology, accepted for publication.
- Schmiedt CW, Saba CF, Freeman KG, Edwards GL. Survey of dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase activity based on uracil: dihydrouracil ratios in normal, tumor-bearing, and renal insufficient dogs. Am J Vet Res, accepted for publication.
- Chelko SP, Schmiedt CW, Lewis TH, Lewis SJ, Robertson TP. A Novel Vascular Clip Design for the Reliable Induction of 2-Kidney, 1-Clip Hypertension in the Rat. J Appl Physiol. 2011 Nov 10. [Epub ahead of print]
- Sakals S, Schmiedt CW, Radlinsky MA. Comparison and description of transdiaphragmatic and abdominal minimally invasive cisterna chyli ablation in dogs. Vet Surg, 2011 40(7), 795 - 801.
- Smith AL, Wilson AP, Hardie RJ, Krick AL, Schmiedt CW. Perioperative complications following full-thickness gastrointestinal surgery in cats with alimentary lymphoma. Vet Surg 2011, 40(7), 849-852.
- Murphy SM, Lawrence JA, Schmiedt CW, Davis KW, Lee FT, Forrest LJ, Bjorling DE, Transnasal Cryoablation of a Recurrent Papillary Nasal Adenocarcinoma J Sm Anim Prac, 2011, 52, 329-333.
- Schmiedt CW, Gogal RM, Harvey SB, Torres AT, Jarrett CL, Uhl EW, Hurley DJ. Biometric evidence of diet-induced obesity in Lew/Crl rats. Comp Med, 2011, 61(2), 131 – 137.
- Grimes J, Schmiedt CW, Cornell KK, Radlinsky MA. Identification of risk factors for septic peritonitis and failure to survive after gastrointestinal surgery in dogs. J Am Vet Med Assoc 2011 238(4), 486-494.
- Schmiedt CW, Mercurio M, Vandenplas M, McAnulty JF, Hurley DJ. Effects of renal autograft ischemic storage and reperfusion on intraoperative hemodynamic patterns and plasma renin concentrations in clinically normal cats undergoing renal autotransplantation and contralateral nephrectomy. Am J Vet Res2010, 71(10), 1220-1227.
- Schmiedt CW, Mercurio A, Glassman MM, McAnulty JF, Brown CA, Brown SA. Effects of renal autograft ischemia and reperfusion associated with renal transplantation on arterial blood pressure variables in clinically normal cats. Am J Vet Res2009, 70(11), 1426-1432.
- Schmiedt CW, Hurley KA, Xiaohe T, Rakhmanova V, Po CL, Hurley DJ. A novel method for measurement of feline plasma renin concentration using a FRET renin substrate. Am J Vet Res, 2009, 70(11), 1315-1322.
- Schmiedt CW, Washabaugh KF, Rao DB, Stepien RL. Chylothorax associated with a congenital peritoneopericardial diaphragmatic hernia in a dog. J Am Anim Hosp Assoc, 2009, 45(3), 134-137.
- Schmiedt CW, Grimes JA, Holzman G, McAnulty JF. Incidence and risk factors for development of malignant neoplasia after feline renal transplantation and cyclosporine-A based immunosuppression. Vet Comp Oncol 2009, 7(1):45-53.
- Stepnik MW, Mehl ML, Hardie EM, DVM, Kass PH, Reimer SB, Campbell BG, Mison MB, Schmiedt CW, Gregory CR, Hobson PH. Outcome of permanent tracheostomy for the treatment of upper airway obstruction in 21 cats (1990-2006). J Am Vet Med Assoc 2009,234(5):638-43.
- Schmiedt CW, Holzman G, Schwarz T, McAnulty JF. Survival, complications, and analysis of risk factors after renal transplantation in cats: 62 cases. Vet Surg 2008, 37:683-695.
- Zarfoss M, Bentley E, Milovanchev M, Schmiedt C, Dubielzig R, McAnulty J. Histopathologic Evidence of Capecitabine Corneal Toxicity in Dogs. Vet Pathol, 2007 44:700–702.
- Schmiedt CW, Delaney FA, McAnulty JF. Ultrasonographic determination of resistive index and graft size for evaluating clinical feline renal allografts. Vet Rad Ultrasound 2007, 49: 73-80.
- Gallegos J, Schmiedt CW, McAnulty JF. A new method for cosmetic rostral nasal reconstruction following nasal planum and premaxilla resection: technique and results in 2 dogs. Vet Surg 2007, 36: 699-674.
- Schmiedt CW, Bjorling DE. Accidental prehension and suspected transmucosal or oral absorption of fentanyl from a transdermal patch in a dog. Vet Anest and Analg 2007;34:70-73.
- Schmiedt CW, Lu Y, Heaney K, Muir P, Markel M. Effect of BMP-2 delivered via a collagen sponge on bone healing in a tibial osteotomy model in dogs. Am J Vet Res 2007;68:834-840.
- Schmiedt CW, Schwab MC, Dubielzig RR, Murphy CJ, McAnulty JF. Trophic factor supplemented UW solution reduces intimal hyperplasia in the rat aortic transplant model. Cryobiology 2007;54:204-211.
- Milovancev M, Schmiedt CW, Bentley EB, Schwab MC, Dubielzig RR, Gendron-Fitzpatrick AP, McAnulty JF. Use of capecitabine to prevent acute renal allograft rejection in dog erythrocyte antigen-mismatched mongrel dogs. Vet Surg 2007;36(1):10-20.
- Schmiedt CW, Kellum H, Legendre AM, Gompf RE, Bright JM, Houle CD, Armein A, Stepien R. Cardiovascular involvement in 8 dogs with Blasomyces dermatitidis infection. J Vet Intern Med 2006;20:1351-1354.
- Schmiedt CW, Pietra C, Schwab MC, Dubielzig RR, McAnulty JF. Use of capecitabine to prevent acture renal allograft rejection in DEA-matched dogs. Vet Surg 2006;35(2):113-124.
- Hardie RH, Schmiedt CW, Phillips L, McAnulty JF. Ureteral papilla implantation as a technique for neoureterocystostomy in cats. Vet Surg 2005;34(4):393-398.
- Schmiedt CW, Thomas WB. Spinal epidural abscess in a juvenile dog. Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol 2005;18(3):186-188.
- Zhang W, Mauldin JK, Schmiedt CW, Brokus C, Boudinot FD, McCrackin Stevenson MA. Pharmacokinetics of lamivudine in cats. Am J Vet Res 2004;65(6):841-846.
- Zhang W, Mauldin JK, Schmiedt CW, Brokus C, Boudinot FD, McCrackin Stevenson MA. Pharmacokinetics of zidovudine in cats. Am J Vet Res 2004;65(6):835-840.
- Schmiedt CW, Tobias KM, McCrackin Stevenson MA. Traumatic diaphragmatic hernias in cats: 34 cases. J Am Vet Med Assoc 2003; 222(9):1237-1240.
- Schmiedt CW, Mawby DI. Challenging cases in internal medicine: lethargy, anorexia, anemia, and a heart murmur in a Chihuahua. Vet Med 2002, 100-106.
- Schmiedt CW, Tobias KM, Otto CM. Evaluation of abdominal fluid: peripheral blood creatinine and potassium ratios for diagnosis of uroperitoneum in dogs. J Vet Emerg Crit Care 2001;11(4):275-280.
- McCrackin Stevenson MA, Stiffler KS, Schmiedt CW. One-step placement of a nonendoscopic percutaneous low-profile gastrostomy port in cats J Am Vet Med Assoc 2000;217(11):1636-1641.
DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)
- 2002: DVM; Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine
- 2003: Internship; Veterinary Specialists of South Florida
- 2003-2006: Cardiology Residency; California Animal Hospital in Los Angeles
- 2006: Board certification ACVIM (Cardiology)
Dr. Schroeder, a board-certified cardiologist, will be available for consultations on the first Saturday of every month.
He graduated from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002 and subsequently completed a 1-year internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Veterinary Specialists of South Florida in 2003. In 2006, he completed a 3-year cardiology residency at the California Animal Hospital in Los Angeles under the mentorship of renowned veterinary specialist Stephen Ettinger, DVM, DACVIM (cardiology and small animal internal medicine). Dr. Schroeder achieved board-certification in Cardiology from the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 2006. Dr. Schroeder has been on staff at Veterinary Specialists of South Florida since 2006, and sees referrals of dogs and cats with cardiac disease. In addition to standard thoracic radiography, blood work and blood pressure evaluation, he offers electrocardiography (EKG), Holter/Event monitoring and echocardiography.
Dr. Schroeder also performs interventional cardiology such as transvenous pacemaker implantation and balloon valvuloplasty, as well as intratracheal stent implantation.
- DVM: Texas A&M University
- Internship: Small Animal Medicine at Washington State University
- Board Certified Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists
Dr. Warren earned her veterinary degree from Texas A&M University.
She completed an internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery and a residency in Small Animal Medicine at Washington State University. She then became a resident in the Veterinary Ophthalmology program at University of Florida under her mentors Dr. Gelatt, Whitley, and Miller.
With completion of the residency, Dr. Warren became a board certified Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists. She has been in private specialty practice since then.
Dr. Warren is an ardent supporter of local and national animal and wildlife charities, and performs volunteer work for sanctuaries such as the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. The Conservancy cares for and rehabilitates injured Florida wildlife.
Dr. Warren’s practice, Animal Eye Doctors, is located in Ft. Myers; however, for your convenience, Dr. Warren sees patients in Naples on Tuesdays. To schedule an appointment, please call (239)948-3937.
Kristin M. Wendelburg
- DVM: Kansas State University (graduated Phi Zeta Honor Society), 2009
- Rotating Internship: The University of Florida, 2009-2010
- Surgical Internship: Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists, 2010-2011
- Surgical Residency: Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, 2011-2014
- ACVS Board Certification: 2015
Dr. Kristin Wendelburg, diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgery (ACVS), grew up in Texas, but has lived in several states across the country. She graduated with her doctorate in veterinary medicine from Kansas State University in 2009 where she was part of the Phi Zeta Honor Society. She then went on to complete her surgical residency at Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in 2014. Suring her career, she’s received the prestigious ‘Proficiency in Surgery Award’ from ACVS, as well as the esteemed ‘Proficiency in Surgery and Medicine Award’ from the American Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Wendelburg joined Animal Specialty Hospital of Florida in 2014 and performed the practice’s first hip-replacement surgery.
- Wendelburg KM, Price LL, Burgess KE, Lyons JA, Lew F, Berg RJ. Survival Time of Dogs with Splenic Hemangiosarcoma Treated by Splenectomy with or without Adjunctive Chemotherapy: 208 Cases (2001-2012). J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2015 Aug 15; 247 (4): 393-403
- Wendelburg KM, O’Toole TE, McCobb E, Price LL, Lyons JA, Berg J. Risk Factors for Perioperative Mortality in Dogs Undergoing Splenectomy for Splenic Masses: 539 Cases (2001-2012). J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2014 Dec 15; 245 (12): 1382-1390
- Wendelburg KM, Beale BS. Medium and Long Term Evaluation of Sliding Humeral Osteotomies in Dogs. Vet Surg. 2014; 43 (7): 804-813
- Wendelburg KM, Lewis DD, Sereda CW, Reese DJ, Wheeler JL. Use of an Articulated Intramedullary Interlocking Nail-Hybrid Fixator Construct for Distal Femoral Deformity Correction in Three Dogs. Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol 2011; 3: 236-245
Dr. Hurd grew up in Marietta, GA and attended the University of Georgia. He received his BS in 2000 and DVM in 2004. After completing a small animal internship at Washington State University, Dr. Hurd packed up and drove to Alaska to fly fish as much as possible. While there, he worked at an emergency clinic in Anchorage and was one of the cast members of the short lived Animal Planet TV show "Clinically Wild: Alaska". After 6 years in Alaska, Dr. Hurd decided to trade cold water for warm water and moved to Naples in October of 2011.
His professional interests include ER medicine, surgery, wounds, and endoscopy/laparoscopy. Outside of work he is an avid fly fisherman, mediocre drummer, narwhal lover and is usually in the company of his black lab named Drifter.
Dr. LoCicero is originally from Northern California and worked for many years as a Veterinary Technician before deciding to become a Veterinarian. She graduated from the University of California, Davis Veterinary School in 2000.
Dr. Mary worked as an Emergency Clinician at a large referral and emergency practice, Sacramento Veterinary Surgical Services in Sacramento, California. During that time she also became an owner and managed the practice for 5 years.
After selling her practice, she moved to Florida with her family in October 2007 and continued her work as an Emergency Veterinarian. In July of 2011 she joined the staff here at the Animal Specialty Hospital of Naples.
Her interests include emergency medicine, soft tissue surgery, trauma and wound repair or anything out of the ordinary.
Dr. Mars grew up in North Carolina attending North Carolina State University for her double BS in Animal Science and Biological Sciences in 2001. She completed her DVM at Ohio State University in 2005 and then went on to complete a small animal rotating internship at Carolina Veterinary Specialists in Greensboro, NC. Dr. Mars comes to Naples after working in a referral and emergency hospital since the completion of her internship.
Her professional interests include critical care, trauma, and nutrition. Outside of work you can find her distance running and training for races, practicing Baptiste yoga, and spending time outdoors with her four spoiled dogs.
Dr. Alanah Wray was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She attended the University of Guelph for her undergraduate studies where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Biology. Upon completion of her degree, she moved to Sydney, Australia for five years where she completed her veterinary medical degree at the University of Sydney. She then practiced for two and a half years at a busy emergency referral hospital in Pennsylvania before moving to Naples. Dr. Wray’s special interests include surgery and emergency medicine because she finds them challenging and they require intense creative and investigative skills.
When Dr. Wray isn’t working, she enjoys swimming in the ocean, painting, decorating, dancing, aerial yoga, horse riding, and especially travelling.