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Dr. Eric Lesmes

Dr. Eric Lesmes


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 relationships with pets and their families, he has a strong interest in internal medicine and surgery. He hopes that through his work he can help strengthen the bond people have with their companion animals.

When he’s not working, what Dr. Lesmes likes most is spending time with his wife Kelly, their young son Jack, and their family pets—which include golden retriever Mowgli, and three cats named Tarzan, Midnight, and Ms. Boo. He also enjoys cooking, boating, fishing, and golfing.