Veterinarian of Animal Medical Center

valrico vetDr. Jim Antuñano, DVM, Owner

Recently selected as one of America's Best Veterinarians by the National Consumer Advisory Board, Dr. Jim Antuñano graduated from the University of Santo Domingo College of Veterinary Medicine in 1980. He then specialized in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care, teaching Emergency Medicine at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in New York State. He entered into private practice at the Animal Emergency Services and Trauma Center, which provides emergency service to seventy-three hospitals in Suffolk County, New York. Dr. Antuñano then moved on to Smithaven Animal Hospital, a medical and surgical referral hospital, where he was able to apply his medical and surgical skills. While there, he averaged sixteen to eighteen hours of surgery per week.

In 1988, Dr. "A" (as he is affectionately referred to by both clients and staff) then founded the Animal Medical Center in Valrico, Florida. He has professional interests in animal emergency medicine, laser surgery and internal medicine. Dr. Antuñano is a member of the Florida Veterinary Medical Association, Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society, Cornell Feline Health Center, Veterinary Laser Surgical Society, Humane Society of Tampa Bay and is a member of the American Animal Hospital Association. Dr. Antuñano regularly attends veterinary seminars to maximize the quality of care provided at the Animal Medical Center.

Our Valrico veterinary hospital was founded by Dr. Jim Antuñano in 1988 and was first known as Animal Medical Center of Branden. In 1997, the hospital moved to a new, free-standing facility in its current Valrico location. Dr. Antuñano also has a professional interest in laser surgery and served as President of the Veterinary Laser Surgical Society in 2007. He likewise is interested in orthopedic surgery and has been performing complicated orthopedic procedures for over 20 years.

It is important to Dr. Antuñano and to all our staff to offer the highest quality medicine and services here at Animal Medical Center. Dr. "A" empowers his staff to utilize their talented abilities to serve our clients and patients in the best way possible and he encourages the entire team to exceed client expectations in all ways.

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