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Dr. Melissa Tolson, CFV

DVM Dr. Tolson was born in Long Island, New York, and grew up in Connecticut. She earned her undergraduate degree at Florida State University, went on to graduate from Ross University of Veterinary Medicine with her DVM degree, and then returned to sunny Flordia to practice. Dr. Tolson has always loved animals—before attending veterinary school, … Read moreDr. Melissa Tolson, CFV

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Dr. Eric Lesmes


DVM A native of Mount Dora and Lake Mary, Dr. Lesmes credits “The Crocodile Hunter” Steve Irwin for inspiring his love of animals and desire to take care of them. He started his career as a veterinary technician and eventually earned his DVM from Midwestern University in Arizona. Dr. Lesmes says in addition to building … Read moreDr. Eric Lesmes

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Dr. John J. Dee

John J. Dee

DVM Dr. Dee is originally from New Hampshire, and although he still misses the mountains and the foliage, he has learned to love Florida’s sunshine and beaches. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts and his D.V.M from The University of Florida. After practicing emergency medicine for several years, he returned to … Read moreDr. John J. Dee

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