Our Veterinarians

Mission Statement

It is our desire to provide the highest quality medical care for our patients and the best possible service to our clients. We also strive to create a harmonious and safe environment for our staff. We are proud of our staff’s ability to deliver quality care for our patients and outstanding service to our clients. We strive to develop long term relationships with our staff, clients and their pets. “High quality medical care with exceptional client service is what you and your pets can expect.” Today, VMC is considered one of the top veterinary clinics in the country, with a dedicated pet health care team of over 40 employees, including 9 outstanding, caring doctors.

EDDIE GARCIA, D.V.M.

Dr. Garcia was born in Tampa, Florida. He graduated from the University of Florida in 1963, with an Animal Science and Nutrition Degree. He taught school in Hillsborough County for one year. In 1968, he graduated from the University of Auburn Veterinary College. Then, in 1970 he established the…

LINDA WENDELKEN, D.V.M.

Dr. Wendelken was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. She attended Texas A & M University where she graduated in 1972. She has been an associate at the Veterinary Medical Clinic for the past twenty years. Her special interest include: training puppies to be happy and “good citizens”. She is married…

LAURIE GRAY, D.V.M.

Dr. Gray was born in Tampa, Florida. She graduated from the University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine in 1989. Her special interests include: surgery and exotic animal medicine. She completed an externship in an exclusive Avian Veterinary practice and also in wildlife medicine. Dr….

ALLISON SWANK, D.V.M.

Dr. Swank was born in Palo Alto, California and grew up here in Tampa. In 1990, she received her undergraduate degree from the University of Florida and then graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine in 1994. In 1994-95 she attended LSU for an internship in small animal medicine and…

JENNIFER AUTHEMENT, D.V.M. DIP. A.C.V.I.M.

Dr. Authement was born in Morgantown, West Virginia. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree from the University of Florida in 1985. She completed an internship at Louisiana State University in 1985-86. She did her medicine residency at Tufts’ University and Angell Memorial Animal…

HEATHER MOZINGO, D.V.M.

Dr. Mozingo was born in Summit, NJ. She moved to Gainesville to attend the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 1995. She has since been a practicing Veterinarian in Tampa. Her areas of special interest include endocrinology and senior pet health. She spends her off…

AMBER PARKER, M.R.C.V.S.

Dr. Parker graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in London, England in 2002. She enjoys internal medicine, and working with pet owners to ensure that their family members are happy and healthy. Dr. Parker loves to travel, and has been fortunate to have visited over 30 countries so far,…

MONICA SUAREZ, D.V.M.

Dr. Suarez was born and raised in Tampa, graduating from Berkley Preparatory School and then from Florida State University with a B.S. in Biological Sciences. She received her veterinary…

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