Meet the Team

    Brenda J. Ernest, DVM


      Diplomate American Board of Veterinary  Canine and Feline Practice

                       Board Certification by the ABVP 2002  and 2012

       Diploma from the British Institute of Homeopathy 1996

       Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from  the University of  Florida 1985

       Bachelor of Arts in Zoology from the University of South Florida 1979


       Awards and Accomplishments

  •  2002 Veterinarian of the year from the Florida Veterinary Technician Association
  •  Member American Veterinary Medical  Association
  •  Member of Hillsborough  Animal Health  Foundation
  •  Member Veterinary Information Network (VIN)
  •  Credentialed in stem-cell therapy (Vet-Stem)         
  •  Chapter Veterinarian for ferret shelter and rescue  groups
  •  Authored emergency medicine instructions for  Disaster Relief  International
  •  Taught emergency procedures to police canine units
  •  Received the Midas Touch Award celebrating the human-animal bond from the Vero Beach Humane Society

    Debbie Genereux, CVT   


       Graduate  Veterinary Technician Program  St. Petersburg  Junior College 1990    

       Certified in Veterinary Hospital  Management and Business Administration

       Hills Pet Food Company field representative

    Awards and Accomplishments

  • Received the Veterinary Technician of the Year Award in 1998
  • Past President of the Florida Veterinary Technician Association
  • Past Vice President of the National Veterinary Technician Association
  • Chairperson for technician advancement and technician certification testing  from 1998 to 2003
  • Participated in McDonald's pet therapy program
  • Participated in Canine Companions for Independence


      Charlene Pla, CVT


        Graduate St. Petersburg Junior College Veterinary Technician  Program 1994

        Emergency medicine and critical care technician for 8 years

      Awards and Accomplishments

  • Past treasurer and secretary for  Florida Veterinary Technician Association
  • Current member of the National Association of Veterinary Technicians  
  • Current member of the Florida Veterinary Technician Association
  •  Participated in McDonald's Pet therapy program

  Dr. North is our MOVES veterinary internal medicine partner in        the Tampa region.

  Dr. North obtained her veterinary degree from the University of      Pennsylvania

  Completed a year-long internship at the Animal Medical Center in      New York, NY

  Completed a 3 year residency in small animal internal medicine      at Michigan State University.

  She became a board certified Diplomate of the American College      of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 2010

She is available to perform consultations and advanced internal medicine procedures including ultrasound and endoscopy at Animal Diagnostic & Wellness Center. Dr. North has lived in many different locations and considers herself a Foreign Service “brat”. She has worked just about everywhere, from specialty medicine "Down Under" (Australia) to providing care for street cats, dogs, and even rescued elephants in Asia. . When not helping patients or traveling, Courtney enjoys outdoor activities, reading, and relaxing with her dogs. Sasha and Birdie.



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Temple  Terrace, Fl. 33617

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